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RSDC UK Agenda Published

The IBM Rational Software Development Conference UK (RSDC UK) will be held in (22 – 23 September 2008 Royal College of Physicians, London). At the moment the banner on the RSDC UK main page is misspelt šŸ˜€ Perhaps a little less “devlopement” and a bit more “testing” might be useful šŸ˜›

Anyway, this promises to be a great event with some great speakers. On Monday the keynote will be given by Erich Gamma in real life and Grady Booch in Second Life. Then on Tuesday the keynote will be given by Ivar Jacobson. Another colleague some of you may have heard of, Ian Spence, will also be speaking. I’ll also be speaking at the event, once with my client presenting a case study.

Me CUPID – Implementing the IBM Rational Unified Process at PricewaterhouseCoopers

P05 Monday 15:50 – 16:50, Presented by Mike MacDonagh (Me! Principal Consultant, IJI) and Linda Weedon (Methods & Tools Manager, PwC)

PricewaterhouseCoopers UK IT chose to adopt the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP) as part of a Capability Uplift and Process Improvement Deployment (CUPID) program. This presentation focuses on the use of RUP to manage a large-scale deployment of RUP and the effective adoption of the IBM Rational tools when facing challenges such as geographically distributed development, the requirement for process governance, and the tailoring of RUP to an organizational change management process.
Me Live Jazz: Process execution in IBM Rational Team Concert

PPM05 Tuesday 16:30 – 17:30, Presented by Mike MacDonagh, (Me! Principal Consultant, IJI)

This session covers bringing software development practices to life using IBM Rational Team Concert. The demonstration includes kicking off a new project making use of Work Items, Agile Planning, Jazz SCM, Team Reports and other Jazz components in a seamless configured environment.

I’ve posted a lot about Jazz and Team Concert on this blog so follow some of the links to look around – this session at the RSDC UK is basically a big demo so it’s your chance to see RTC and get a really good understanding of what it can do.

I suppose I really should get around to uploading a new pic of myself. The one’s on this blog and all over the internet are about 6 years old… these days I’ve got a goatee beard and a lot more grey hair!

This conference is going to be a great gathering of thought leaders in the world of software development, an opportunity to see what’s coming in the future from IBM Rational and an opportunity to network with peers, partners and hassle friendly IBMers. So make sure you register and come along šŸ™‚


7 responses to “RSDC UK Agenda Published

  1. LizM August 3, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Noooooo!!!! You have a beard???!! and a goatee one at that??!!!
    Now Mike, what have we always said about facial hair? Uncle Ray is the only one who has a special dispensation and that is only given grudgingly on the grounds of it being in keeping with his persona as an international star LOL

    if I see you, I may point and laugh…

  2. mikemacd August 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    It is true, my chin got cold last winter and a goatee was added to my visage!

  3. LizM August 4, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve got a fleece hat that comes right down over yr ears and does up under the chin – I’ll lend it to you! I’ve also got a fleece balaclava that doubles up as perfect for a bank job – it’s damn cold on Dartmoor in winter!!

    Cold chin? Bah! Lame excuse. Turn up the central heating!

  4. LizM August 4, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Separated at birth ? LMAO
    I call this one 'Mike' LOL

  5. mikemacd August 4, 2008 at 11:48 pm


    A beard to stroke is just part of the journey on the way towards acquisition of an underground lair. Come to the conference so you may point and laugh!

  6. Liz August 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    I have registered. I shall bring a white cat with a diamond collar for you – no evil genius is complete without one lol

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