Optimus Breakfast Event – Software Outsourcing: The Do’s and Don’ts

Join us on November 17th, 2015 to learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Software Outsourcing from a panel of technology executives. This breakfast event will bring together local high-level IT professionals and provide attendees valuable insights on working with an outsourcing partner. After breakfast and a chance to network with your peers, Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Managing Partner of Optimus Information, will lead a discussion on software outsourcing with the following panelists:

Ralph Turfus,  Entrepreneur, Investor and ex-CEO, Class Software
Tobias Dunn-Kahn, VP of Engineering, xMatters
Benjamin Terrill, VP of Customer Success, Mobify

If you would like to attend, please email marcom@optimusinfo.com for availability.

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Software Outsourcing: The Do’s and Don’ts

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Location: English Bay Room – Hyatt Regency (655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC)
Audience: CTOs, VPs – Engineering, VPs – Technology

Schedule:

7:30am – 8:30am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30am – 9:30am Panel Discussion and Q&A
9:30am – 10:00am Networking

Event Overview:

Outsourcing Software Development and Testing continues to be a fast growing trend among enterprises large and small. Since 2000, the global market value of IT outsourcing services has steadily grown from $45B to over $100B. The primary motivations for outsourcing include focusing on core strengths, improved resource scalability, access to better technology, talent and innovation and reduction in overall costs.

Like any other outsourcing, there are successes and failures and lessons to be learnt. At the Software Outsourcing Breakfast Event we will speak with technology executives who will share their experiences and discuss the reasons, risks and rewards for outsourcing. Discussion topics will include outsourcing cost factors, data security and confidentially, vendor experience and expertise, process and communication, and more.

Panelist Bios:

Ralph Turfus,  Entrepreneur, Investor and ex-CEO, Class Software

Ralph Turfus has spent four decades in the ICT sector, and is currently board chair of Fund II company Endurance Wind Power, and Fund I company Redlen Technologies. Previously, Ralph was the founder and CEO of Class Software, a leading developer of software for municipal governments, purchased in 2004 by San Diego-based The Active Network in a private equity-financed transaction. An engineer with an MBA, Ralph’s passion is for developing the marketing and sales capabilities of entrepreneurial technologists. He is a hands-on angel investor and executive mentor, and is active in organizations that promote the region’s technology industry. In recognition of his industry contributions, he was named the BC Technology Industry Association’s “Person of the Year” for 2006.

Tobias Dunn-Kahn, VP of Engineering, xMatters

Tobias joined xMatters in 2005. Using his background in distributed computing, scalability, and optimization on the Java Platform, he has risen to VP of Engineering. Tobias graduated with honors from the University of Victoria with a B.A. in Combined Computer Science and Mathematics.

Benjamin Terrill, VP of Customer Success, Mobify

With 15 years of experience in software companies and digital agencies, Ben has created award-winning campaigns for global brands such as Nike and Electronic Arts. In his four years at Mobify, Ben has built our professional services and customer success teams from the ground up. His teams strives to deliver excellence to all of our customers, including household names such as Ann Taylor, Crocs, British Telecom and Eddie Bauer.

Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Managing Partner, Optimus Information (Moderator)

Pankaj Agarwal is the Managing Partner of Optimus Information Inc. He is an active investor in Canadian, US and Indian startups and private technology companies serving on the boards of a number of companies. Pankaj has over two decades of experience working in the technology outsourcing industry. Before founding Optimus, he was a co-founder and CEO of Momentum Technologies Inc. until they were purchased by the European IT consulting company Sopra Group where he served on the Executive Committee.

Vancouver Tech Companies Pitch for Talent at Tech Fest

techfest2 Vancouver Tech Companies Pitch for Talent at Tech FestLast night on Thursday, May 14, 2015 TechVibes hosted its annual Vancouver Tech Fest technology recruiting event. This is not your typical job fair held during the day in a stuffy convention centre. This year, Tech Fest was hosted at the Commodore Ballroom, a concert venue that is becoming a popular spot for hosting other technology events. With a club like atmosphere, there was a very playful and relaxed mood, which was reflective of what the featured companies have to offer job seekers here in Vancouver.

techfest3 Vancouver Tech Companies Pitch for Talent at Tech FestFree for job seekers, registration included access to a variety of Vancouver’s tech companies including Hootsuite, Central1, EventbaseMobify and Boeing Canada. Each company was allotted a 2-minute elevator pitch on why they are the best company to work for. Job seekers also had access to talk one-on-one with recruiters and representatives, each company having a handful of representatives. There was no shortage of incentives to come by and talk to a company, each with a unique feature at their booth to draw in candidates. From mini foosball tables, a cotton candy machine, to photo booths and free swag there was something for everyone. And for those job seekers that wanted to have an extra edge on the competition, a VIP ticket for $15.00 got them in an hour earlier to chat with employers with a free drink. There was also no shortage of food to keep the crowd around and happy – again with something for everyone the spread included mini doughnuts, fish tacos, beef sliders and pulled-pork biscuits to name a few!

techfest1 Vancouver Tech Companies Pitch for Talent at Tech FestThe clear message and overall theme from the employer pitches was an emphasis on culture, unique benefits, community involvement, flexibility, team atmosphere and de-emphasis on compensation packages. Despite taking unique approaches to their pitches, each company wanted to show job seekers that they would be a part of something bigger than just a job.

With nearly 900 attendees throughout the night and 17 companies, Tech Fest showed us just how booming the tech industry is here in Vancouver with no shortage of opportunities. Not only are there eager tech candidates and job seekers, but also the variety in which is available for them to choose from is vast. Want to work in banking or real estate? There’s a job for you! Want to work in the event industry? There’s a job for you! How about security or the aero industry? Or just want to work for a hot name like Hootsuite or Microsoft? We have that too!

Tech Fest was a great chance for Optimus to meet with some of Vancouver’s talented tech professionals and find out what really matters to them. We are actively hiring and to find out more about current opportunities at Optimus Information, or to apply for a position, contact us here.

Vancouver Mobile Breakfast Series Recap

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 we were excited to bring the Mobile Breakfast Series to Vancouver for the first time with Chetan Sharma Consulting and Wavefront.  The Mobile Breakfast Series has been hosted by Chetan Sharma Consulting for the past 7 years in Seattle, London and Atlanta. This event brought together CEOs from three exciting local startups: Lotusflare, Payfirma, and Mobetize. All three using mobile technology in unique ways and right in the middle of this fast changing ecosystem.

Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the 34th floor, this early morning event had no trouble bringing together over 70 local technology thought leaders to form a captivating discussion on the trends, pains and possibilities that lie ahead in the mobile commerce and payments space.

The following recap of the Vancouver Mobile Breakfast Series event was originally posted by Chetan Sharma here and is republished with his permission.

Vancouver Mobile Breakfast Series Recap: Mobile Commerce and Payments

The mobile ecosystem is evolving exactly we envisioned it in our 4th wave paper in 2012. The 4th wave is becoming the most dominant portion of the revenue stream as was witnessed from the revenue results in 2014 in the US.

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As I have said before in various public forums, one of the metrics I use to track progress in any segment is the number of $1B businesses being created each year. In 2012, there were only 9 companies mostly large enterprises like AT&T, Apple, Google, and Amazon that had > $1B digital businesses. However, in 2014, this number jumped to 37 with several new entrants – from known brands like Twitter, Walmart, and Xiaomi but several companies unknown to the western world like WeChat, FlipKart, Otto Group, GungHo, Suning Appliance, and others. While most of the concentration of digital wealth in the US, China is emerging very strongly as a player to reckon with. In fact, how China and US companies interact and play will perhaps define the next 10 years. While other economies like India, EU will play a role, I find China and US to be the most fascinating.

The speakers were:

Sam Gadodia, CEO & Co-Founder, Lotusflare

Sam co-founded LotusFlare with couple of his colleagues from Facebook with the objective to make mobile internet more accessible across the globe. Prior to LotusFlare, Sam worked at facebook and worked with Mobile Operators’ on SMS, Zero rating and other initiatives to drive growth on FB mobile app. Before this, Sam built and scaled TeleSign, one of the leaders in mobile authentication and verification space. Sam also co-founded and successfully built Global eProcure, a leading SaaS based SCM analytics Company with operation spanning from North America to Asia. While at Global eProcure, he received the Stevie award and was named by American Business Awards as Best Operation Executive.

Michael Gokturk, CEO & Founder, Payfirma

Michael Gokturk is the kind of entrepreneur who takes a company public in 3 years then launches a new business 3 days later. In 2011, Michael founded Payfirma with the goal of disrupting the highly competitive payments market by creating a solution to merge online, in-store and mobile payments. He has since grown Payfirma from the first company to introduce mobile payments in Canada into one of the top multichannel payment platforms. Before Payfirma, Michael founded and was the CEO of Versapay. A payments company specializing in point of sale systems and electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP).

Ajay Hans, CEO and Co-Founder, Mobetize

Ajay Hans, Founder of Alligato Inc. and Co-Founder of Mobetize Corp brings over 15 years of diverse experience in the development, marketing and implementation of complex billing and payment related software technologies dedicated for MNO’s and MVNO’s. Ajay has overseen Mobetizes’ strategic vision and tactical execution since inception. He has held senior executive positions with leading telecom software technology companies where he successfully implemented solutions for brands including SaskTel, Sprint and AT&T.

Chetan Sharma, CEO and Founder, Chetan Sharma Consulting (moderator)

The three panelists are involved in advertising, payments, and commerce working with all parts of the value chain – banks, operators, startups, credit card companies, retailers, etc. We had a very interesting discussion that covered a breadth of topics.

The salient points of the session were:

  • 30% of ecommerce is mobile. In the emerging markets, 90% of the users do topups daily. 30% of the consumers in the US are unbanked or underbanked so they need new and different kinds of financial services.
  • 80% of the mobile population have limited data plans.
  • The journey of a customer to the final transaction can be a long one. Before we get to the transaction and payments, we have to make sure that there is engagement, consumer interest and a friction-less process.
  • While the western and developed markets are generating the bulk of the current revenues, the growth is coming from the emerging markets like China, India, Philippines, Indonesia, and others. The number of mobile transactions in Asia are outpacing the transactions in the west.
  • 30-40% of the smartphone consumers in the emerging markets don’t have data plans which of course is a big friction point and needs to be addressed. There is a huge net neutrality debate around providing access using “Zero-rated” initiatives and the critics generally miss the point that some access is better than no access but that discussion is for some other day.
  • Apple Pay hasn’t really penetrated Canada due to the concerns about fraud and other issues but this likely is going to get remedied in due course.
  • Money fraud is always going to be there. Humans will always find ways to cheat the system. When does the fraud exceed the pain thresholds before the financial institutions who are on the hook for writing off the fraud losses worry about it too much.
  • It is expensive to be poor. If you want to do financial services, it gets very expensive quickly. The likes of Western Union charge way too much fees and mobile has the opportunity to disrupt but the efforts have been plagued by cumbersome value-chain. New startups are changing that by offering app and messaging based solutions that charge a 1-2% fee to transfer money esp. remittances.
  • For mobile remittance to become a much market, regulations will have to come up to speed with the pace of technology change.
  • While Bitcoin is interesting, it might be the friendster of the digital currency ecosystem. There will be new virtual currencies that will launch that will learn from the mistakes and propagate a truly new way of doing transactions. Overstock was the big digital retailer to embrace bitcoin and it did see a jump in transaction but since the early splurge, the interest has gone down
  • The answer to data and privacy breaches is not regulation and the government but technology solutions and industry collaboration to address the issue. But hasn’t the industry had enough time on this already? I suspect that governments around the world will have a lot to say on this issue in the coming months.
  • The market for data exchanges might be coming up.
  • As I mentioned before, the Chinese companies are coming up strongly, the latest one being China Union Pay or CUP which has over a billion cards in circulation.
  • Companies like Transferwise, Worldfirst, and Xoom are emerging who are taking a bite out of the big exchange rates adding to big savings for the customers.
  • Social biometrics is emerging as a way to assess credit risk for users who don’t have bank accounts or credit card history. In this case, the firm doing the risk assessment underwrites the risk.
  • Consumer trust is a big deal and once the trust is gone, it is very hard to win it back. Some of the privacy issues can be tackled with better policies and compliance.
  • Lot of discussion and questions around whether the traditional incumbents like operators and banks can become viable digital players. Some are trying themselves (and that might be the problem in some cases) while others are partnering with agile startups to bring solutions to the market. They definitely have the reach and distribution which startups need. There is clearly a play for them in the ecosystem but will they extract the highest value. Unlikely.

Optimus Information Breakfast Event: Mobile Development Outsourcing Presentation

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Optimus Information Breakfast Series
Mobile Development Outsourcing: Do’s & Don’ts

This breakfast event will bring together high-level IT and marketing professionals. After breakfast and a chance to network with your peers, Rod Hsu, Chief Experience Officer, from nTrust will present on his experience working with multiple outsourcing vendors. Whether an organization has a “mobile first“ philosophy or is still defining their mobile strategy, this session will provide attendees valuable insights on working with a mobile development partner.

Location: Downtown Vancouvermobile-application-testing Optimus Information Breakfast Event: Mobile Development Outsourcing Presentation
Audience: CIOs, CTOs, CMOs, VPs – Technology, VPs – Marketing
Schedule:
Breakfast & Networking: 7:30am – 8:00am
Presentation & Q&A: 8:00am – 8:50am
Networking & Wrap up: 8:50am – 9:00am
RSVP: Email marcom@optimusinfo.com for availability and location details.

Rod Hsu is the Chief Experience Officer at nTrust, his focus is establishing the product road-map of nTrust’s systems and applications. With over 10 years of experience in the technology sector, Rod has successfully executed projects for companies in the telecommunication, finance, entertainment and software development industries. Rod will discuss his experience working with multiple outsourcing partners and touch on the following points:

  • Decision to Outsource
  • Advantages & Benefits
  • Disadvantages & Challenges
  • Advice & Takeaways

Mobile Test Automation: Tools & Techniques

The mobile device ecosystem has exploded over the past few years and, with new devices entering the market every week, it shows no signs of slowing down. Because of this growth, it has become increasingly difficult to target specific devices as well as provide adequate test coverage for both new and existing platforms. By taking a breadth first approach, Mobify employs industry standard tools and protocols to achieve test coverage that compliments and enhances their fast-paced work environment.

In this interactive session, you will learn about ways to automate Mobile Testing, tools, techniques and good practices. We will also be sharing the step by step approach to start and institutionalize mobile test automation.

Speaker Highlights
Steve Calvert is the Engineering Manager on Mobify’s Customer Success team. He assists and mentors a group of Software and QA Engineers creating high quality mobile sites for some of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies. Steve has utilized countless testing frameworks and tools, and has depth of experience solving common testing problems using an engineering approach.

Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Development Event Video

Nokia Developer Ambassador Jan Hannemann speaks on how to best develop for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 focusing on code reuse and sharing, optimal architecture and adding other mobile platforms in to the mix in this Vancouver mobile development event hosted by OptimusMobility.

At the end of the video is information on the Nokia Premium Developer Program, a program to help developers of all sorts get started developing on Windows Phone.

Related Resources

Some of the resources mentioned in the talk or recommended by the speaker.

DVLUP: Nokia Windows phone developer community.

Xamarin: Used for porting .Net MVVM code to native iOS and Android.

MvvmCross: List of resources on MvvmCross which lets you use the MVVM model on Android.

Channel 9: The Channel 9 talk on the same topic.

Original Event Details

jan-hannemann Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Development Event VideoOn Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 3-5 PM, OptimusMobility hosts a talk about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Development by  Jan Hannemann at the at 217-755 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Hannemann will be speaking on developing for Windows Phone 8 with specific emphasis on sharing code between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps.

About Jan Hannemann

Hannemann is a Research Associate at the University of Victoria and a Nokia Developer Ambassador providing support and service to help developers design, develop, distribute and monetize apps on Nokia handsets running Windows Phone.

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Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Development Event Video

Nokia Developer Ambassador Jan Hannemann speaks on how to best develop for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 focusing on code reuse and sharing, optimal architecture and adding other mobile platforms in to the mix in this Vancouver mobile development event hosted by OptimusMobility.

At the end of the video is information on the Nokia Premium Developer Program, a program to help developers of all sorts get started developing on Windows Phone.

Related Resources

Some of the resources mentioned in the talk or recommended by the speaker.

DVLUP: Nokia Windows phone developer community.

Xamarin: Used for porting .Net MVVM code to native iOS and Android.

MvvmCross: List of resources on MvvmCross which lets you use the MVVM model on Android.

Channel 9: The Channel 9 talk on the same topic.

Original Event Details

jan-hannemann Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Development Event VideoOn Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 3-5 PM, OptimusMobility hosts a talk about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Development by  Jan Hannemann at the at 217-755 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Hannemann will be speaking on developing for Windows Phone 8 with specific emphasis on sharing code between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps.

About Jan Hannemann

Hannemann is a Research Associate at the University of Victoria and a Nokia Developer Ambassador providing support and service to help developers design, develop, distribute and monetize apps on Nokia handsets running Windows Phone.

Technical Debt Questions and Answers with Philippe Kruchten

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The following are questions and answers following the Technical Debt: Don’t Go Bankrupt breakfast session with Philippe Kruchten put on by Optimus Information Inc.

There is a 52 minute video of the presentation. You can also download the presentation slides on Prof. Kruchten’s site including the substantial reference list.

The November 2012 issue of IEEE Software Magazine is a special issue on technical debt featuring an introduction by Prof. Kruchten.

Question and Answers

Q: Are there any specific examples or case studies you can recommend?

Why don’t you grab my slides. Some of the papers that I list, some of the URLs that I list are actually about people that have done case studies.

Q: Has anyone looked at the human factors with technical debt? What happens when you do take on a fair amount due to the issues with expertise…I see a real issue with scalability and retention of resources as you incur more technical debt.

No. I don’t recall seeing anything like that. It would be nice to look at the people issue and how it affects morale.

Q: My issue is largely that I am working within a set context: set budget, set timeline, set expectations and set cognitive biases. You are largely talking about the software engineering side of it, but do you have some thoughts about the more business side of this?

[I]nvolve the business in realizing that there is technical debt, how technical debt comes into play [that] decision that you make tomorrow will have some impact in 3 months from now or in 3 years from now.

We techies tend to hide or protect the business from the visibility of those issues and then the management is likely to say that “You did this to yourself. I didn’t know, yes I was pushing you for more stuff, but I didn’t know the consequences.”

I think making people more aware with some concrete examples that are more relevant to your context might help. You can diminish the impact of cognitive biases by having more accurate, pertinent information that people can relate to.

Q: Right, but being the cheapest up front is a pretty strong thing to fight against.

Don’t lose memory of it. Say that we are making these decisions because of these constraints. They have the consequences. Lets write these consequences [down] and make them visible rather than hide them and pretend that they didn’t happen and forget.
After you do the release in six months, the situation will be the same. It will be “oh we are pressed by time and we need this [feature] early.”

“Yes, but we have all of these things that we have to do first before rushing in to that [feature]. You agreed to [this].”

Having visibility and agreement up front and writing it down might be useful: keeping things visible as we go along rather than hiding them. The main problem is hiding [technical debt] even sometimes forgetting it.

Q: I think there’s an education component to it as well. Because what you just described is making people aware of deliberate technical debt but there is also indeliberate technical debt that you mentioned earlier in your slides as well. And I think you have to educate people that don’t know about it; that this is possibly a problem down the line and we should possibly account for this down the line.

The MacConnell Type 1 [technical debt], small scattered low quality code, this is easier. There are a lot of tools now that can do static analysis.

It’s a matter of [rolling] up your sleeve, [putting] the right tool in place and [knocking] down some poor quality code: this algorithm is too complex lets break it; this needs to be organized a little bit.

These tasks are relatively easy to do and relatively easy to spread over time and to educate people to do a better job over time.

It’s more the massive chunk of technical debt that people tend to live with. They just say “What can we do? It’s just too big to refactor. We have to live with it now.”

Not having objective facts that are not taken from somebody’s blog or presentation, but are from your own context: gathering data about code quality; and difficulty to evolve; and how does your velocity evolved over time; and having some metrics that are particular to your environment and making those visible. And trying to look at why and why and why.

Trying to go at the root cause might be a first approach. It’s…a matter of information and education.

Upcoming Events

We have a few more similar events planned for the near future on the following topics:

  • HTML5 vs. Native Apps for Mobile (Early Jan.)
  • Performance Testing
  • Testing Infrastructure in the Cloud
  • Enterprise Software Implementation – Avoid Surprises
  • Software Outsourcing – Do’s and Don’ts

If you would like to see a topic, be sure to contact us with your ideas, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Technical Debt: Don’t Go Bankrupt

Technical debt is simply defined as software engineering issues that affect future decisions and total cost of ownership.

Technical debt ranges from such things as poor code, which is easily detected and fixed, to structural and architectural choices as well as technological gaps.

As with regular debt, the cost of technical debt compounds over time; but, unlike regular debt, you can choose to live with technical debt. You should consider the value or cost of adding new functionality or fixing defects against the cost of not repaying your debt.

Technical Debt Video

Philippe Kruchten speaks about Technical Debt at a breakfast session hosted by Optimus Information Inc. titled Technical Debt: Don’t Go Bankrupt.

Further Information

The Technical Debt Q and A from after the session is available. You can also download the presentation slides on Prof. Kruchten’s site including the substantial reference list.

The November 2012 issue of IEEE Software Magazine is a special issue on technical debt featuring an introduction by Prof. Kruchten.

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About the Keynote Speaker: Philippe Kruchten

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Our keynote speaker for the session is Prof. Philippe Kruchten.  Professor Kruchten is a leading authority on technical debt and its impact on software engineering.

He has over 30 years of experience in the industry including 7 years as Director of Process Development at Rational Software before joining IBM.  At Rational, he developed the Rational Unified Process, an iterative software development process framework designed to adapt to the unique needs of a team or organization.

He is a professor of software engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. As a founding member of IFIP WG2.10, he conducts research in the software development process and software architecture.

Kruchten received his PhD from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris. He’s a professional engineer in Canada, an IEEEE CSDP, and a senior member of IEEE Computer Society.

About the Moderator: Pankaj Agarwal

Pankaj Agarwal is the Founder and Managing Partner at Optimus Information Inc., a leading IT consulting organization in  BC.

Prior to Optimus, Pankaj was the CEO and cofounder of Momentum Technologies. Momentum was acquired by $2 Billion IT consulting company Sopra Group. Pankaj served Sopra Group as member of the Executive board.

Pankaj is considered a leader in the IT Outsourcing space.  Pankaj has been recipient of Business in Vancouver “40 under 40”.

He has served on board of BCTIA. Pankaj currently serves on boards of Science World and The Indus Entrepreneurs. He also serves as Advisory Board Member of VIVA, Vancouver Institute of Visual Analytics.

Upcoming Events

We have a few more similar events planned for the near future on the following topics:

  • HTML5 vs. Native Apps for Mobile (Early Jan.)
  • Performance Testing
  • Testing Infrastructure in the Cloud
  • Enterprise Software Implementation – Avoid Surprises
  • Software Outsourcing – Do’s and Don’ts

Join OptimusQA at Agile Vancouver

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Presentation from Agile Vancouver’s Quality in Agile.

Join the Vancouver OptimusQA team at Agile Vancouver’s Much Ado About Agile VII – 2012 from October 1-3 at the Renaissance Harbourside Hotel. This year, OptimusQA is the Title Sponsor. For more details, please check out: http://agilevancouver.ca/.

Much Ado About Agile is Agile Vancouver’s flagship event attracting many of the city’s brightest software professionals with a full roster of great speakers.

This year’s event is divided into three tracks: Focus, Perform and Accelerate.

  • The Focus track is about getting the requirements, backlog and user stories right.
  • The Perform track is about helping teams achieve high-performance.
  • The Accelerate track is about new technical and organizational practices that can improve an agile team even more.

Our Managing Partner, Pankaj Agarwal will be presenting on “Why LEAN won’t put testers out of business” on Tuesday, October 2 at 1:30.

The full roster of speakers is available on agilevancouver.ca.

Look for Pankaj and the rest of the OptimusQA team at Agile Vancouver and don’t forget to leave your business card for a $50 gift card draw from OptimusQA.

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