"Agile Database Techniques: Data Doesn’t Have To Be A Four-Letter Word Anymore"

Scott Ambler

When: February 27th, 2006, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm Where: Atomic Object, 941 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Note: this meeting is on MONDAY, not our usual Tuesday.

Data is clearly an important aspect of software-based systems, a fact that the information technology (IT) industry has understood for decades, yet many agile development teams are struggling to involve data professionals within their projects. The Agile Data (AD) methodology (www.agiledata.org) defines a philosophical framework for data-oriented activities within agile projects, defining ways that application developers and data professionals can work together effectively. However, philosophy isn't enough, you also need proven techniques which support those philosophies. In this presentation Scott Ambler discusses techniques for agile database development, including: database refactoring, Agile-Model Driven Development (AMDD), Test-Driven Design (TDD), and environment/tool strategies.

Speaker Bio

Scott W. Ambler is an industry-recognized software process improvement (SPI) expert. He is the practice leader of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Agile Unified Process (AUP), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies. Scott is the (co-)author of several books, including Refactoring Databases (Prentice Hall), Agile Modeling (John Wiley & Sons), Agile Database Techniques (John Wiley & Sons), The Object Primer 3rd Edition (Cambridge University Press), and The Enterprise Unified Process (Prentice Hall). Scott is a contributing editor with Software Development magazine. His personal home page is www.ambysoft.com/scottAmbler.html.