Archive for January 2011

Agile Lean P2P Jan 25th – Transition to Agile at Alias, Kevin Tureski

January 16, 2011

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If there are questions that you did not get an opportunity to ask Kevin, please add your questions to this blog and Kevin would endeavour to respond. 

Many thanks Kevin for sharing Alias transition to Agile, for the Takeaways and answers to questions!


Kevin Tureski will present the rationale behind the adoption of sustainable software development and agile development methodologies by Alias beginning in 2001. The transition experience, benefits and challenges are discussed for a very large and complex existing product (Maya®) and a very small new product (SketchBook Pro®).

When? Tuesday 25th January 2011 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m. EST

Where? Accelerator Centre,  295 Hagey Blvd, Room 2 (Gowlings), Waterloo, Ontario

Speaker’s Biography

Kevin Tureski has over 25 years of experience leading the development of best-in-class 3D computer graphics products. Kevin joined Alias Research Inc. in 1987 and held a variety of engineering positions, including ten years as director of engineering for Maya® and nine years as director of engineering for PowerAnimator®. On March 1, 2003, Alias|Wavefront was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with an Oscar® for scientific and technical achievement for the development of Maya software. Kevin and Alias president Doug Walker accepted the award on behalf of the company. In 1988, Chris Landreth’s “Bingo” received a Genie Award from The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television; as co-producer, Kevin was a co-recipient of this award. Prior to joining Alias, he was a systems administrator and production programmer at the Toronto headquarters of Omnibus Computer Graphics from 1984 to 1987. He graduated with an Honours B. Math degree from the University of Waterloo in 1984. In his current consulting practice, he has coached the R&D management team at ILM/Lucasfilm through the adoption and rollout of sustainable software development and agile development methodologies.


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