Good projects make bad software. At best the concept of a "Project" is erroneously used for IT - specifically development work. At worst the Project model leads to expensive dead software, higher costs and missed business opportunities.
It is time to move beyond the project model: today the business is the software. IT is not some optional service any longer, seeing IT as costs cutting misses the point, IT os about growth, business growth, IT is the business. Projects end, companies don't (we hope).
Application development and enhancement isn't some once in a while project. If IT doesn't deliver benefit the business isn't moving forward. Application development is business as usual and business as usual isn't a dirty word.
In this talk Allan Kelly will attempt to justify this somewhat radical view: he will examine the project model and show how it does not match application development and he will show how harnessing IT for growth means harnessing a different model of application development. He will then outline an alternative to the project model and what companies need to do to achieve it. And he will attempt to say all this inside 45 minutes!