A distinguished lecture by Jeff Sutherland
"Agile Software Development with SCRUM with
Application to Healthcare Mobile Platform Development"
Jeff Sutherland is Chief Technology Officer of PatientKeeper, providing on open
mobile platform for wireless financial and clinical applications in healthcare
enterprises. Voted one of the 15 most influential people in healthcare
information technology in 2000, Dr. Sutherland has worked to promote and
support patient safety and enhance physician utilization of critical patient
data at the point of care. He has been CTO/VP of Engineering of nine software
technology companies and introduced improved agile development processes to
each of them. His work on reusable business object components through the
Object Management Group, OOPSLA Business Object Workshops, and as an
NIST Research Associate has led to development of new database
products (Matisse), software development environments (Object Studio),
CASE/OOAD tools (Synchronicity), as well as vertical applications in multiple
industries. His work on component-based software projects has generated
innovations in banking, insurance, library systems, aerospace, airline and
aircraft leasing, nuclear engineering, and robotics.
As inventor of the SCRUM software development process, his experience in
organizational development has repeatedly enabled high-octane development
teams to deliver world-class software products.
Jeff is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, has a M.S. from
Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the
University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is an author of the
Agile Manifesto, and SCRUM is now recognized as one of the leading new
agile development processes compatible with Extreme Programming (XP).
SCRUM is an agile, lightweight methodology that rapidly delivers working
software to customers and users.
Dr. Sutherland, the inventor of SCRUM with over 30 years experience in
software development, will describe how repeated project failures using the
waterfall approach to software development led to studies of how the
Japanese auto industry delivered record breaking, innovative products
on time and under budget. Incorporating four decades of software engineering
research on iterative and incremental development along with new findings
in complex system theory and team process, SCRUM was created by adapting
Japanese industrial process to software development.
SCRUM has been successfully implemented all over the world since 1993.
Three of the original SCRUM practitioners are signatories of the
Agile Manifesto, and one of them is the program director of the Agile Alliance.
SCRUM has been used in thousands of projects, including large-scale endeavors
at Fidelity Investments, IDX Systems, TransCanada Pipelines, Microsoft,
Cahners Publishing and hundreds of other organizations.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served from 5:30
until 7:00 p.m. Dr. Sutherland will lecture until 8:00, at which time dessert will be served.
Following dessert, he will continue his lecture and take questions, concluding his presentation by 10:00 p.m.