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Brian Zeichick, TeamForge Product Manager, CollabNet

 Brian  Zeichick

Brian joined CollabNet in 2008, and is CollabNet’s expert in goal-directed and user-centric design theory. Brian’s current projects include competitive analysis of ALM and Agile tools, scoping and designing features for upcoming CollabNet TeamForge releases, and evaluating forward-looking technologies.  He has extensive experience in Web development and standards, including rich internet application design and development.

Brian’s other projects include requirements analysis, designing user interfaces, wireframing and rapid prototyping. Prior to CollabNet, Brian worked as a Senior Interaction Designer at Merced Systems, Ariba, and QuadraMed.

Presentation: "Adopting Agile Approaches for Enterprise Architecture"

Time: Friday 14:05 - 15:05

Location: Concordia Room


Change is difficult—it’s hard to change a mindset, especially within the enterprise setting. However, the benefits that accompany change are well worth the effort. Many organizations are considering Agile approaches. As you introduce Agile concepts within your established enterprise architecture team, you should plan to start small and let your strategy grow over time, in order to increase acceptance. In this presentation, CollabNet Product Manager, Brian Zeichick will discuss how team leads and architects can easily develop Agile approaches to enterprise architecture.

Topics include:

  • Supporting governance requirements
  • Socializing and managing change within the enterprise
  • Keeping strategy simple to facilitate adoption
  • Communicating with teams in an open, interactive environment Using automated testing, continuous integration
  • Overcoming distributed development challenges