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  Agile Egypt Conference
 
SECC in collaboration with X2A Consulting held an awareness seminar on “Agile Technology” on March 2nd, 2008. The event was attended by 250 IT specialists from 120 companies.

The Agile Software Community in Egypt
 
About Agile Egypt
 
Agile Egypt is a unique one-day conference held on Sunday March 2nd 2008. It is the first of its kind in the Arab Middle East. During this one-day gathering, several world-class agile practitioners and coaches will provide a collection of presentations and workshops covering a wide range of topics about Agile Software Development. Their main objective is introducing the agile approach and methodologies to the software development organizations Egypt.

Whether you are a developer, quality person or a project manager don’t miss this amazing opportunity to challenge yourself to think more broadly and learn all about Agile Software Development from the world renowned speakers, practitioners and agile coaches.
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Objectives
  There is a number of goals behind organizing Agile Egypt.
  • Increasing awareness about Agile software development in Egypt
  • Introducing a new approach to process improvement to the Egyptian software market
  • Presenting a new set of concepts, and practices that will compliment the CMMI initiative in Egypt
  • Presenting small and medium businesses that are not yet ready for CMMI with a software development process that will provide them with discipline and increase their efficiency. Location of Agile Egypt
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Speakers
 
  • Dr. Ahmed Sidky: As the director of business technology at X2A Consulting, Ahmed Sidky helps guide organizations during their transition to agile software development. Dr. Sidky graduated as Valedictorian with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and received an award for the Best Creative Solution while working as an Internet Solution Developer for one of the leading IT corporations in the Middle East. He earned a Masters degree in Software Engineering from Virginia Tech with a research focus on Requirements Engineering. Dr. Sidky then completed his doctorate in Agile Software Development Methodologies and Process Improvement. His latest research is an agile measurement index and a process framework for the adoption of agile practices. Dr. Sidky's work has gained popularity and respect in the agile community as a practical approach for organizations of all types attempting agile adoption efforts. Dr. Sidky is frequent speaker at a number of national and international conferences. He is also a reviewer for a number of journals, conferences and publishing houses.
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  • David Hussman: David has been creating software for many years in a variety of domains: digital audio, digital biometrics, medical, financial, retail, and education to name a few. David now spends his time mentoring and coaching agile communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Along with presenting and leading workshops / tutorials at conferences in the U.S. and Europe, David has contributed to several books (“Managing Agile Projects” and “Agile in the Large”), worked on agile curriculum for The University of Minnesota and Capella University, and is currently writing a book for the Pragmatic Programmer series. David has spoke at over 15 national and international conferences about Agile development. David has helped numerous organizations adopt agile software methods. Some of David’s clients are: Best Buy, Medtronic, Wells Fargo, Nokia, Dow Jones, Allianz Life, Oracle (Retek), Thomson Publishing, US Army, Booz Allen, Pearson and Travelocity.
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  • Jutta Eckstein: Jutta is an experienced independent consultant and trainer from Braunschweig, Germany, for agile software development. Her know-how in agile processes is based on over ten years experience in developing object-oriented applications. She is an experienced XP, and agile process coach and trainer. Jutta has worked with teams of different sizes mainly in the finance industry to help them using agile processes successfully. As a coach she focuses on the process as well as on the quality and on soft factors like communication. Besides engineering software Jutta has been designing and teaching OT courses in industry. Having completed a course of teacher training and led many 'train the trainer' programs in industry, she focuses also on techniques that help to teach object technology. Jutta has presented work in main areas at conferences such as ACCU (UK), OOPSLA (USA), SPA (UK), XP (Italy) and XP and Agile Universe (USA). She is a member of the board of the Agile Alliance, a supporter of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and a member of several Interest Groups.
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  • Jeroen van Menen: Currently Jeroen works as senior developer for Linkit Projects, one of a small group of companies in the Netherlands that uses SCRUM and extreme programming for their projects. He is involved in the development of an ASP.net web application for a dutch Bank and, as an agile evangalist, he supports the customer with writing their user stories. After becoming master of science in the field of Medical Informatics he joined a software firm and created enterprise applications for the health care industry. As a lead developer he worked closely with the customers and a small group of developers. It was then when he started to value and use agile practises. As a team lead and later as test automation lead he introduced unit testing, FitNesse, continues integration in their development process. In the role of test automation lead Jeroen started developing and now activily maintains WatiN, an open source project for Web Application Testing In .Net.
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  • Henri ter Steeg: Henri has been developing software for over 25 years. He has a strong passion for satisfying end-user needs, as well as solid code design. He is currently working as an Agile coach for LinkiT projects in The Netherlands. From the early nineties, he has always developed software in an agile way, making sure the end-users get what they need. He worked as a lead developer in various domains: local government, finance and factory automation. During later years he moved on to Agile and Test Driven Development. He cannot imagine developing software successfully without it anymore.
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Agenda
 
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Registration
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Inauguration and Welcome Speech
10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Introduction to Agile
10:45 AM- 11:00 AM
COFFEE BREAK
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Managerial Track
Technical Track
Introducing Agile Into an Organization
Estimation and Planning

12:00 PM- 01:00 PM

Agile Project Management / Leadership
Agile Development Practices

01:00 PM- 02:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK & Zuhr Prayer

02:00 PM- 03:00 PM

Agile Requirements: Creation and Testing and Tracking
Agile Lab – Part I

03:00 PM- 04:00 PM

Off-Shore and Distributed Agility
Agile Lab – Part II

04:00 PM- 04:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK & Asr Prayer
04:30 PM – 05:15 PM
Open Space / Panel / Questions Wall
05:15 PM - 05:30 PM
Conclusion and Closing Remarks

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Location
  @ Grand Hyatt Cairo Hotel - Laylaty Ball room
Corniche El nile POBox 2288, Garden City, roda island, Cairo, Egypt
Tel. : +20 2 3365 1234
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Registration
 
  • Registration is now over.
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