SD Best Practices to Focus on Management Practices for the Entire Software Development Cycle

Theme of the Conference, 'The Future of Software Development,' to Challenge Deeply Ingrained Principles with Sessions focusing on Agile Methods and Practice over Process

PRNewswire
MANHASSET, N.Y.
Aug 22, 2007

CMP Technology today announced the program for SD Best Practices 2007 Conference & Expo Boston (http://www.sdexpo.com/2007/sdbp/), running September 18th to the 21st at the Hynes Convention Center. SD Best Practices, Dr. Dobb's premier East Coast event, is where the foremost players in the software development community gather to learn about the latest technologies, network with peers and connect with the industry's leading vendors. This year's conference will focus on "The Future of Software Development" and will provide attendees with critical tools to effectively incorporate best practices, quality design and proven management techniques into their development projects.

SD Best Practices Program Highlights:

One of three major conferences that make up CMP's TechMash Boston (http://www.cmp.com/techmash/?cid-sdpr), the conference features more than 175 educational sessions (http://www.sdexpo.com/2007/sdbp/tracks.htm?cid-sdpr) in nine focused tracks: Build & Deploy, C++, Design & Architecture, People, Projects & Teams, Process & Methods, Requirements & Analysis, Testing & Quality and the brand new tracks Web Services / SOA and Secure Design. Co-located at the conference, will be MSDN Magazine's .NET Roadshow 2007 (https://www.dotnetroadshow.com/) where developers will attend sessions on Microsoft's .NET Framework 3.5 technology platform that offer a head start on their .NET 3.5 knowledge base (including courses on Microsoft Silverlight).

Unlike most other software development conferences, SD Best Practices examines software development from a management perspective. It therefore attracts project managers, team leads and senior architects and senior software developers who attend to study the entire software development life cycle. Today's software development manager faces a number of issues addressed at the conference, in particular an increasingly distributed development team, the proliferation of service-oriented architecture and Web services and the transformation of the industry from a focus on prescribed development processes to an emphasis on agility and lean practices.

The conference will not only provide attendees the highest quality training sessions available, but will also offer access to ground-breaking keynote addresses such as:

   -- Scott Ambler, Practice Leader Agile Development, IBM, "Agile
      Strategies for Geographically Distributed Development (GDD)"
   -- Jim McCarthy, President, McCarthy Technologies, "Software for Your
      Head"
   -- Ivar Jacobson, Chairman, Ivar Jacobson International, "Enough of
      Process -- Let's Do Practices"
   -- Keynote from Second Life by David Intersimone, Vice President of
      Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist, CodeGear, "The Future of
      Software Development in a Virtual World"


To register for SD Best Practices, visit: https://www.cmpevents.com/SDe7/a.asp?option=B.

Commentary:

"Today's software development managers deal with a number of issues unique to the role they play in this complex and ever-evolving industry," said Tamara Carter, Conference Director for CMP's Software Technology Group. "At SD Best Practices 2007, we focus on instilling attendees with the knowledge and skills that will leave them equipped to lead development initiatives in an increasingly distributed and outsourced environment where a superior understanding of agile methods is becoming the only way to succeed."

About CMP Technology (http://www.cmp.com/)

CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

About TechMash

CMP Technology will celebrate the spirit of collaboration and combined brain power at TechMash Boston 2007. TechMash 2007 will include The Embedded Systems Conference; the industry's largest international embedded technical conference and exhibition, Software Development Best Practices; a strategic forum for senior software developers, and RFID World Boston, focused on security, privacy and authentification issues for the community that is using, building, leveraging, and driving radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

   Carole Trachimovsky                          Linda Uslaner
   The Horn Group for CMP Technology            CMP Technology
   ctrachimovsky@horngroup.com                  luslaner@cmp.com
   (781) 356-7100                               516-562-7685

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CONTACT: Carole Trachimovsky of The Horn Group, +1-781-356-7100,
ctrachimovsky@horngroup.com, for CMP Technology; or Linda Uslaner of CMP
Technology, +1-516-562-7685, luslaner@cmp.com

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