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Colloquium - Lawrence

Agile Development
Avanade, Inc.
4/17/2007
6:30pm-7:15pm

Using the analogy of software development as a game, Richard Lawrence will explore different ways of approaching software development, with a focus on introducing agile software development approaches like Extreme Programming and Scrum.

Richard is an experienced software developer, agile coach, and technical leader. His unusual and varied background informs his passion for building creative, wildly productive software teams. His education includes a BA in Intercultural Studies from Biola University, with a focus on the complex relationship between cultures and technologies, and graduate work in international politics and political philosophy at the University of Denver. He has worked as an English teacher in Moldova and as a land surveyor and cultural trainer in Guatemala.

Richard is a Principal Solution Developer for Avanade, Microsoft and Accenture's joint venture, where he is a global thought leader in agile software development. He was a speaker at the Agile 2006 International Conference.

Avanade is a global IT consultancy dedicated to using the Microsoft platform to help enterprises achieve profitable growth. Through proven solutions that extend Microsoft products, Avanade helps enterprises increase revenue, reduce costs, and reinvest in innovation to gain competitive advantage.

We partner with our customers to create new products and services, serve their customers better, streamline operations, and optimize collaboration across all groups and boundaries. Our consultants deliver value according to each customer's requirements, timeline and budget by combining insight, innovation and the talent of our global workforce, which includes an extensive offshore community of Microsoft technology experts.

Our unique connections with Accenture and Microsoft enhance our ability to deliver effective mission-critical solutions for organizations in all industries. A joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, Avanade was formed to merge the strengths of both companies -- Accenture's consulting and Microsoft's technology expertise -- into a single company.

This talk is sponsored by the Computer Science Department ACM Student Chapter.

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