In 2009, SAP decided to implement Lean and Agile Software Engineering practices within its global development organization. Lean management and agile practices like Scrum helped us to become more efficient and predictable in delivering software. However, that did not solve the "Innovator's Dilemma" which almost any big company faces after many years of success. Hence, we had to explore new ways and approaches to come up with innovative product ideas and business models for the ever faster changing and evolving enterprise software market. In this talk, Dr. Tobias Hildenbrand and Sumeet Shetty will give an overview of this innovation journey and provide insights on applying Agile, Design Thinking and Business Model Innovation practices in a large-scale and distributed development organization. The session also includes an example of a recent project (SAP SportsOne).
It is day 2 of the Imagine Cup World Finals and the heat is on! It is the first day of competitions with the start of the live presentations. Each team has ten minutes to present their project to a panel of judges, followed by ten minutes of questions and answers. Golnaz catches up with some teams after they finish presenting and we get a sneak peek into the dorm rooms where the students are staying for the week.
The industry has been changing at a rapid rate but it has felt like the DBA toolkit has been left behind... That is until now. In this session we will explore the new features in SQL Server 2016 which are going to change the game for DBAs when it comes to troubleshooting and administration. Best of all your colleagues will be jealous of these features. The new Query Store and Live Query Stats features are going to greatly simplify the process of identifying performance bottlenecks. Imagine being able to focus on the solution rather than wasting time identifying the problem.