Software faster: From months to minutes


  Tuesday 20 September 2016


European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

Application opens: 

Tuesday 02 August 2016

Application deadline: 

Friday 09 September 2016


First come, first served


Daniel Vaughan

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Software Faster brings software delivery principles into the 21st century. You will learn new techniques that both enhance and replace existing agile practices, some of which are counter-intuitive and many which are completely counter to current “best practise”. Using a mixture of discussion, instruction and exploration you will start to think differently about design, architecture, development and testing, operations, automation and team dynamics, as well as working with legacy systems and integrating with third parties.


This course is aimed at experienced software developers and people who manage software teams.


  • How to challenge the received wisdom of established Agile methods 
  • How to design and architect for rapid and sustainable delivery 
  • Why understanding risk and embracing uncertainty are at the heart of faster delivery 
  • How to manage build, release and operations 
  • How systems thinking can help you plan effectively and estimate accurately 
  • How to identify and reduce gaps in your testing strategy 
  • How to engage with legacy systems and integrating with third parties 
  • How to manage different levels of skill and experience within a team


Time Topic Venue
20th September - Dan North seminar and workshop
09:00 - 09:30 Coffee and pastries South Building, Kendrew breakout
09:30 - 10:30 Dan North Seminar  Kendrew lecture theatre
10:30 - 10:45 Transfer to Garden Room  Participants only beyond this point
10:45 - 12:30 Workshop part 1  Garden Room
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch  Garden Room breakout area
13:00 - 15:00 Workshop part 2  Garden Room
15:00 - 15:15 Tea/coffee break  Garden Room breakout area
15:30 - 17:00 Workshop part 3  Garden Room
17:00  Close