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).
When building solutions for the Cloud it is critical to understand that every architecture decision has even more impacts than before as a bad code might get you out of business. For this reason in this session we will be focusing on:
Breaking down the baseline concepts of Cloud design
Defining the critical considerations which we should have when designing new Cloud solutions
Looking at Architectural Patterns which can help us succeed in this space, like Microservices, CQRS and Event Sourcing
Looking at real life examples of Azure Cloud Architectures, the trade-offs and results
Lessons Learned Building Azure Solutions
The key goal of this session is to create awareness of what considerations, architectural patterns and trade-offs should be done in order to have successful Cloud solutions and even more specific to Azure solutions.