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My sessions at TechEd Europe 2006

here's the current list of sessions I'll be doing at Tech Ed Europe: Developers:

(Note: the Test Driven Development Chalk & Talk is in the morning after the Tech Ed Party - if you're there - you're hardcore :) )



ARC207 Introduction to Agile Methodologies and Concepts

Tue Nov 7 14:15 - 15:30

Ever knew on your first day on the project that you're going to miss the deadline? Ever been 'surprised' that the customer changed their mind? Ever had long nights trying to fit your latest changes into code that just keeps on breaking? You're not alone. Wondering where you should start if you want to go Agile? This session is for you. We'll take a look at the traditional 'Engineering' based methodologies such as the waterfall model, how they came to be, why most projects today fail, and what the differences are between Engineering methodologies and 'Agile' methodologies. We'll explore what 'Embrace Change' really means in the context of Agile development and what 'People-Oriented' 'Adaptive' development mean in that context. We'll see how methodologies such as XP, Scrum, Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Agile and others fit into the context of Agile development and talk about the ways in which one can start adopting agile in their organization. Finally, we'll look at some of the most basic steps any organization can take in the road to becoming more and more Agile.


DEV324 Implementing Continuous Integration: With and Without Team System

Thu Nov 9 15:45 - 17:00

In this session we'll dive into a world where the system is built and run on a daily basis, and even on an hourly basis. We'll discuss Tools and Libraries that help you get there with VS 2003, 2005 and Team System. Even with Express tools – it's all possible, and more easy than you think.


DEVWD14 Test Driven Development: Myths and Misconceptions

(chalk & Talk)

Fri Nov 10 09:00 - 10:15

In this Whiteboard session, we'll have an open conversation about what works and what doesn't with Test Driven Development. Will it fit you and your team? How much does it cost? How much could it save? This is the place to ask all the hard questions, and get some real world answers.


PRE001 Agile Development with Team System

(full pre conference day)

Mon Nov 6 12:00 - 19:00

Spend the day learning about real world experiences in implementing Agile Development in your organization, and what it takes to implement some of the practices using Team System. We'll start off by exploring the differences between Agile Methodologies and the more formal "Engineering" methodologies. With that knowledge in mind, we'll explore Agile practices and how they fit into working with Team System (or if they don't).
Some of the practices covered are: Unit Testing and Test Driven Development, Smaller Iterations, Continuous Integration with Team Build, Refactoring Mercilessly and more. We'll also be diving in to some topics which you'll relate to no matter what tool you work with: Designing for testability, Unit Testing Best Practices, and 5 steps you can do to become more agile tomorrow.

Avoid multiple asserts in a single unit test: revisited

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