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Lean Software Expert to Keynote SATURN 2013

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Poppendieck, award-winning author and expert on Lean software development, will deliver a keynote address  at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute's annual software architecture conference. The SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2013 Conference, which will be held April 29 through May 3, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will feature three keynote addresses by leaders in the field of software architecture.

Poppendieck started her career as a process control programmer, moved on to manage the IT department of a manufacturing plant, and then ended up in product development, where she was both a product champion and department manager. After managing a government software project in 1998, she wrote the award-winning book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit, and has co-authored two other books:  Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash and Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point with her husband, Tom. A popular writer and speaker, Poppendieck brings fresh perspectives to the world of software development.

"Mary Poppendieck's holistic view on design blends in with this year's SATURN topics of front-end and back-end architectures," said Heiko Koziolek, technical co-chair for SATURN 2013. "Front-end architectures not only must work with recent technologies while following proven patterns but also have to implement an interaction design that facilitates the user experience. This design permeates back-end architectures, which provide comprehensive applications and sophisticated information management to support the interaction design."

In addition to the keynote presentations, the SATURN 2013 Conference includes an extensive program of technical sessions, practical tutorials, and two SEI courses. The conference provides attendees with the opportunity to network with international industry leaders in the field of software architecture.

The call for submissions for SATURN 2013 is now open through January 7, 2013. Learn more about submission guidelines at: http://www.sei.cmu.edu/saturn/2013/call-for-submissions/

About SATURN 2013
Each year, the SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference brings together experts from around the world to discuss architecture-centric practices for developing, acquiring, and maintaining software-reliant systems. Architects at all levels meet to share ideas, network, and learn about new and existing technologies. The SATURN 2013 Conference is being held in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, which will publish selected papers derived from conference presentations. For more information, go to: http://www.sei.cmu.edu/saturn/2013/

About the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measurable improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI website at: http://www.sei.cmu.edu.

About the IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Computer Society, the publisher of IEEE Software magazine, is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. IEEE Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferences, publications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars, professional training, and a Corporate Affiliate Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.


SOURCE Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

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