.NET Rocks!

The State of Development Methodology at DevTeach

Episode #780 Thursday, June 28, 2012

While at DevTeach, Carl and Richard hosted a panel discussion on development methodology. Panelists James Kovacs, Mario Cardinal, Charles Max Wood and Rob Daigneau explored the state of development methodology today. The discussion roamed over Waterfall, Agile, XP, Lean, Scrum But, Scrum And... and more.


James Kovacs

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away James was a frequent guest on .NET Rocks. He spoke at conferences, wrote magazine articles, and had an active Twitter account. Then a career change landed him at MongoDB where he has spent the last 5 years in self-inflicted obscurity. During that time, he has worked on the Technical Support Team assisting customers with the core database product and more recently on the Drivers Team building the language-idiomatic drivers that allow developers to connect to MongoDB. His current focus is implementing new features in the MongoDB .NET/C# driver, which is used by millions of developers worldwide.

Mario Cardinal

Mario Cardinal is an independent consultant specializing in software architecture. He is known as someone who can extract the essence of a complicated situation, sort out the core ideas from the incidental distractions, and provide a summary easy to understand. He speaks regularly about architecture and agility at international conferences. Since 2004, he hosted the Visual Studio Talk Show, a podcast about software architecture. He also leads the architecture user group for the Montreal .Net Community and is the architecture track tech chair for the DevTeach Conference. For the seventh year in a row, he has received from Microsoft the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Mario holds Bachelor of Computer Engineering and Master of Technology Management degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada. He also holds the titles of Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Team Foundation Server), and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer. He shares his free-time with his wife, Nathalie and their four children.

Charles Max Wood

Charles Max Wood is the host of several podcasts including Ruby Rogues, Rails Coach, Teach Me To Code, and Teach Me To Code Screencasts. He transitioned from IT to Computer Programming in 2006. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University. He lives in Lehi, Utah with his lovely wife, Heather, and 4 children.

Rob Daigneau

Rob Daigneau has more than 20 years’ experience designing and implementing applications and products for a broad array of industries from financial services, to manufacturing, to retail and travel. Rob has served in such prominent positions as Director of Architecture for Monster.com and Manager of Application Development at Fidelity Investments. Rob has been known to speak at a conference or two. Rob’s book on Service Design Patterns was recently released in the prestigious Martin Fowler Signature Series. In his free time, Rob plays guitar with his daughter, hits the slopes when there's snow, and enjoys long walks in his woodsy corner of the world.

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