The next patterns & practices Summit takes place November 3 -7 in the Kodiak Room at the Microsoft Conference Center at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Washington.
Keynote presentations by:
Kent Beck, David Treadwell, Scott Guthrie, Jeff Teper,& Pat Helland
Read about the event here: http://www.pnpsummit.com/west2008/west2008.aspx
There's a very nice sounding session on Agile Best Practices listed, sounds like it could be fun..
Agile Development Case Study using Best Practices - Gabe Brown & Adam Meltzer
How would your team double code quality, reduce defects by 80%, reduce our estimation error by 25% (and actually know what it was) and reliability ship working software with only a small increase in development time? Come discover how our team did exactly that by leveraging Microsoft?s Engineering Excellence best practices. We will discuss the best practices used, the pros and cons of each and the empirical data on how they contributed to our product overall.