10 September 2015
Nedap Talks: agile software architecture: myth or reality?

Agile software architecture: myth or reality?

A good software architecture enables agility. Do it the right way and you will be able to adapt to the ever changing world and have happy users; do it the wrong way and you will be stuck with software that is so hard to change that it is outdated by the time it is released. Are you a software developer that wants to know more about software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility? Join us at Nedap Talks!

This Nedap Talk is all about software architecture and how to use this in your advantage as a developer or tech lead. We’ve invited several experts to inspire you on this topic and to help you get top notch ideas how to build better software. To end our Talk with a bang, we’ll host a panel discussion. In this panel discussion we’ll challenge the speakers (and the public) to give their best.

The first speaker this evening is Simon Brown.

Simon Brown
Simon Brown

Simon (www.simonbrown.je) lives in Jersey (the largest of the Channel Islands) and works as an independent consultant, helping teams to build better software. His client list spans over 20 countries and includes organisations ranging from small technology startups through to global household names. Simon is an award-winning speaker (QCon, O’Reilly, CraftConf, Devoxx, etc.) and the author of Software Architecture for Developers (https://leanpub.com/software-architecture-for-developers). He still codes too.

The  second speaker at this Nedap Talks: Eltjo Poort.

Talks_eltjo poort

Eltjo is a Lead Expert on Solution Architecture at  CGI  in The Netherlands. In his 30-year career in the software industry, he has fulfilled many engineering and project management roles. In the 1990s, he oversaw the implementation of the first SMS text messaging systems in the United States. In the last decade, he produced various publications on improving architecting practices, including his PhD thesis in 2012. Eltjo is best known for his work on Risk- and Cost-Driven Architecture, a set of principles and practices for agile solution architecting. His solution architecture blog can be found at  eltjopoort.nl. In his spare time, Eltjo plays the violin in Symfonieorkest Nijmegen.

The last talk of the evening will be held by Pieter Versteijnen and Stephan van Rooden.

Talks_StephanvanRoodenStephan calls himself an Agile People Developer and is a Professional Scrum Trainer, he transforms  organizations in healthcare, banking and e-commerce to increase their Agility. From companies with  large scale programs of 26 applications that need to be integrated to an industry leader that wants to  rebuild of their legacy systems, Stephan has helped several companies in their pursuit of true agility and has trained several Agile experts to accelerate the transformation at their organization.They are  both Agile Coaches at Prowareness, working  in the Netherlands.


Pieter is a Technical Agile Coach who teaches and supports teams to understand the importance of test automation, infrastructure as code and why an emergent architecture are all crucial for organization to truly become Agile. He built his knowledge by working as a developer, scrum master and coach in  the past twelve years. Mainly in  large and mid-sized Microsoft oriented companies  in insurance, financial and governmental. Pieter Versteijnen is married and has two sons, likes to play tennis and is customizing his own motorcycle if he can find the time.

Both Pieter and Stephan have experienced that architecture plays a crucial role in a successful agile transformation but more often the role of architecture in an agile transformation is overlooked and underestimated. They will share their expeirences from the trenches and provide  good practices  on how to involve architecture in an Agile Transformation and how to even accelerate this.

Details & registration:

Date: 10 September 2015
Time: 20:00 hrs
Location: Spinnerij Oosterveld, Rigtersbleek Zandvoort 10, Enschede, the Netherlands

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