Hubert Smits has announced another well known speaker from the international agile world is coming to Scotland. David Anderson will be visiting us at 7pm on July 19th to talk about Feature Driven Design. Many thanks go to Clarke Ching, who managed to persuade him to come and speak for the Agile Scotland group.
The meeting is in the usual venue: the offices of Currie & Brown (ground floor), the address of which is:
1 Osborne Terrace
Route description: 2 minutes “out of town” from Haymarket Station, turn left, the office is app. 200 yards down the road just before Donaldson’s School/College.
Subject: Feature Driven Development (FDD).
Speaker: David Anderson
Author of “Agile Management for Software Engineering – Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results” will be discussing Feature Driven Development and where it fits in the agile world.
David Anderson’s Online Bio
David has 22 years experience in the software development business. Until April 2004, he held the position of Director of Emerging Technology at 4thpass Inc – a Motorola subsidiary in Seattle, WA. David was a member of the team which created the agile software development method known as Feature Driven Development in Singapore between 1997 and 1999. David introduced FDD at Sprintpcs.com, the Internet business unit of Sprint PCS in Kansas City, MO, where he reported to John Yuzdepski, VP & GM. He was one of a core team of 8 senior managers and junior execs who created the technical product offer for the launch of PCS Vision. He also launched the Sprint Application Developer program for wireless data applications in October 2001. David had brief spells working as a consultant for Nokia USA in Irving TX, and Eircell in Dublin Ireland.
Earlier in his career he held managerial positions in two startups in the UK – Rombo, a video imaging company – and MDi Systems, a document imaging company. Prior to starting college, David was a leading computer games developer with Ocean Software in the UK with over 20 titles published including the game of the Sylvester Stallone movie “Rambo”.
David holds a degree in Electronics and Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. His first book, “Agile Management for Software Engineering” was published in September 2003 by Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, Upper Saddle River, New York.