Sessions By Type
Presented by Gartner or guest experts, these intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in an extended, small group environment. Sessions designed for end users only. Registration required.
Workshop: Application Services Contract Negotiation Clinic
21 July, 2014 (11:30 - 13:00)
The workshop will cover the different ways you might engage with application service providers (aka staff augmentation, application outsourcing, project based). It will take you on a journey of the pro’s and con’s of each; how to prepare for the negotiation exercise; and assist you identify key contractual clauses and schedules, including price basis, you may need to negotiate for each. Depending on your preferred scenario, this might include service level agreements for application management services or statements of work for project work. One key take away will be looking at how you build natural forms of leverage over the application service provider to ensure they deliver consistently good quality of services and that key deliverables are near on time and budget. Impact of agile on your approach will be discussed also.
Workshop: Applications Governance in the Nexus of Forces
21 July, 2014 (14:15 - 15:45)
"The Nexus of Forces introduces more complexity and more components into the complex world of applications development. There is less control and less certainty about how applications will be accessed, by whom and from where. What impact does the Nexus have on Applications Governance? • What is Governance? • What changes are required in our approach to Governance in the Nexus of Forces? • Who will be responsible for the ultimate success of a new application?
Workshop: Mobilization’s Impact on Enterprise IT
22 July, 2014 (08:30 - 10:00)
As mobile apps become a top concern for CIOs, application development leaders face an increasing backlog of mobile development projects. This workshop examines the major trends in mobile app design and development, and helps participants develop a road map for the maturation of their architecture and development practices.
Workshop: Technical Insights - Mobile Application Testing
22 July, 2014 (10:30 - 12:00)
"The complexity of testing mobile applications with myriad devices, operating systems and native/Web choices make the browser wars of yesterday look like child’s play. This session describes the tools and practices which allow for thorough mobile testing and how to integrate these new technologies into existing processes and application life cycle management toolsets. • How can I ensure that I’m properly vetting mobile applications before I release them? • What tools should I leverage when testing mobile applications? • How do mobile testing applications integrate with my existing application life cycle management toolset?
Workshop: Embracing Mobile and Cloud Services in Your Applications Strategy
22 July, 2014 (13:15 - 14:45)
Users expect mobile apps that are responsive, aesthetically appealing, and integrate with the underlying features of the native experience. The evolution of Web technologies is transforming how we develop mobile Web applications. Exceeding user expectations requires a departure from the traditional Web application development paradigm and demands we take a new approach to using Web technologies to deliver compelling mobile applications. • What are mobile first, responsive design and progressive enhancement? • How do I use HTML5 features to build mobile Web applications?