Forrester’s IT Forum 2009 is fast approaching — May 19-22 in

Las Vegas

At this event, you will learn how you and your app dev and program management peers can move beyond the oft-cited, overly simplistic mantra of "cheaper, faster, better" to creating substantive, lasting value for the enterprise. Forrester’s IT analysts will examine critical issues at the intersection of business and information technology. We have great speakers this year, with keynotes from:

Guest speakers

David Barnes, Senior Vice President and CIO, UPS

Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Business Division, Microsoft

Dana Deasy, CIO and Group Vice President, BP

Gary Heil, Founder and Consultant, Center For Innovative Leadership

Robert W. Moffat, Jr., Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Systems and Technology Group, IBM

Tom Peck, Senior Vice President and CIO, Levi Strauss & Company

Richard M. Soley, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group

Check out some of the app dev & program management track session highlights!

Showdown At The Project Corral: Traditional Project Delivery Meets Agile And Lean
Mary Gerush, Margo Visitacion, and Dave West will be leading a discussion on the tension between traditional project-oriented approaches to deliver software applications, versus newer concepts like Agile development and lean process management, that challenge traditional project delivery processes. This session will explore the benefits and challenges of traditional and disruptive project delivery practices, and will provide actionable recommendations to streamline processes and improve outcomes by incorporating Agile and lean approaches:

Developing Applications Using Advanced Information Architecture
Mike Gilpin and Noel Yuhanna will report on their in-depth research into a number of new case studies that highlight the various technologies and approaches associated with next-generation information architectures. You can use these new approaches to implement new applications and business intelligence dashboards, and the session will offer guidance on how best to take advantage of new ways to access information.

Bringing Product-Centric Software Development To Service-Sector Organizations
Roy Wildeman applies key product life-cycle management (PLM) principles and practices from the manufacturing sector to services firms in industries like financial services, government, and telecom services. But the traditional PLM application’s manufacturing-oriented capabilities don’t always fit the bill for services firms — requiring product development IT professionals to seek out and assemble more complementary application options like product catalogs, publishing functionality, and other point solutions.

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