11th December, 2019


Join us as we examine the projects that have left scars across our backs and, guided by research, see what we can learn about how software projects should be run. There will be mince pies, pizza and networking at the end.

In this event we will we hear the battle stories of software projects past – both the blazing successes and the catastrophic failures – and learn what makes them work and what doesn’t. It's also a great opportunity to work collaboratively and broaden your professional network.

Guided by research, you'll learn about the overriding principles that tell us how software projects should be run.

The goal is not to promote any particular project management methodology (such as Scrum, Agile or RUP) but to understand the principles that drive them all. You'll learn about their limits, when they help and when they don’t, and when it can help to deviate from their rules.

This session is led by Daniel Maxwell, an Industrial Research Fellow at the Impact Lab, from the University of Exeter's department of Computer Science. Dan is a specialist in the principles of Software Engineering and Architecture.


13:30 - Registration, drinks and biscuits
14:00 - Session 1: Stories
15:15 - Tea & coffee break
15:30 - Session 2: Introduction to the research and discussion
17:00 - Networking, drinks and pizza
18:00 - Event ends