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Interactive Presentation by Martin Fowler – Chief Scientist, ThoughtWorks Inc.


Date and Venue:

12 Feb 2008 - Gandhinagar Club, Adayar. 6:00pm


Map to the venue


How to: Register.


Agile software development is increasingly adopted as a balanced way to create software. A method that acknowledges the inherent nature of software - change. The agile principles oulined in Agile Manifesto plays a pivotal role in the revolution. From the Wikipedia:


Some of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto are:


  • Customer satisfaction by rapid, continuous delivery of useful software
  • Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months)
  • Working software is the principal measure of progress
  • Even late changes in requirements are welcomed
  • Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers
  • Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication
  • Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted
  • Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design
  • Simplicity
  • Self-organizing teams
  • Regular adaptation to changing circumstances


The publishing of the manifesto spawned a movement in the software industry known as agile software development.


Hear from one of the co-author of Agile Manifesto - Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, thoughtWorks about Agile Software Development. Intended for a developer audience.


Martin Fowler – Chief Scientist, ThoughtWorks Inc.

Martin, a renowned author, software consultant and speaker, brings two decades of experience helping corporations utilize object technology for mission-critical information systems.


Before joining ThoughtWorks, Martin was an independent consultant. He worked with clients in Europe and North America pioneering object-oriented design and Agile methods. He was particularly involved with enterprise application development, the Unified Modelling Language, Extreme Programming, Refactoring, and harvesting patterns. His clients included the UK National Health Service, Chrysler, Citibank, Netscape and Andersen Consulting.


Martin is probably best known for his writing. He has written five books on software development and collected a few awards along the way for them His books include:


  • Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
  • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
  • UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language
  • Planning Extreme Programming
  • Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models


He spent five years editing the design column for IEEE Software. He is currently a Series Editor for Addison-Wesley's books. His website, martinfowler.com, is widely read by software developers. He was one of the authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. He's also a highly regarded speaker at international conferences, although these days he prefers to stay off the stage.


As Chief Scientist Martin's principal role is to identify important techniques and technologies for our industry and spread them through ThoughtWorks, our clients, and the industry as a whole. Most of his raw material comes from ThoughtWorks projects which he finds to be an overwhelming supply of innovation.


Venue: Gandhinagar Club, #73 4th Main road, Gandhi nagar, Adayar, Chennai 20

Date : 12 Feb 2008

Time: 6:30 PM - Networking over High Tea 6:00pm onwards.



Registration required. Charges: Free.


For queries about the event & detail mail Narain (+91-98401 08007)

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