Overview:
Agile methodologies are taking the software development world by storm. They promise rapid change adaptation, frequent software deliveries, increased quality metrics, better designed software and improved customer satisfaction. However, they are at distinct odds with traditional software development methods. Fear of the unknown can paralyze an organization from adopting new methodologies that are often viewed as a radical and scary departure from the norm.

Join us in this webinar for an introduction to agile development with Scrum. Once understanding the basics behind Scrum, we'll discuss in practical terms how QNX Software Systems has managed the inclusion of Scrum methodology in our software development process. We'll review the challenges we have faced in embracing agile methods, and the benefits and drawbacks of adopting Scrum methodology for the creation of reliability-critical embedded software.

Duration: 1 hour, including Q & A.

Who should attend: This seminar is best suited for software engineers in the general embedded market.

Presenters:
Andy Gryc has been a software developer and designer for over 20 years. He's worked at companies large and small with a diverse range of responsibilities in embedded software development and consulting. His accomplishments include: Designer of the HP100LX/HP200LX palmtop database and GUI, and the HP Omnibook Notebook BIOS; and the lead embedded software architect at OnStar. Andy has held the position of World-wide Automotive Field Application Engineer and currently works as Product Marketing Manager, both at QNX Software Systems.

Jason Mawdsley has over 10 years of experience in software development as well as managing and leading distributed agile teams. He's worked at Macadamian Technolgies and held a variety of roles, including Director, Project Management, where he oversaw the delivery of multiple projects across worldwide multi-disciplined teams. Jason is a certified scrum master (2005), assistant moderator of the Ottawa Scrum User Group and has written numerous articles on scrum methodology. He holds a diploma in computer programming from Fanshawe College and currently manages the graphics team at QNX Software Systems.