The best way to improve your architecture capabilities is to learn directly from the people who have been there and found ways to succeed. SATURN 2009’s program features presentations on everything from aligning software, system, and enterprise architectures to governance and architecture competence, design, and improvement. The presenters are practitioners who deal with these issues every day and know firsthand what works and what doesn’t.

Take advantage of this opportunity to network and learn. Register by March 31 to save $350 off the conference fee.

Here’s a glance at the SATURN 2009 technical program:

Bridging Systems and Software Architecture
Anne-Marie Buibish, James Lewis, Elizabeth Penisten, Amy Lange,
and Caleb Conley, Raytheon, USA

Career Track for Architects in IT Service Provider Organizations
Shankar Kambhampaty, Satyam Computer Services Limited, India

Leveraging ADD for Objective Technology Evaluation and Decision Analysis
Elizabeth Kielczewski, Qingfeng He, and Karen Smiley, ABB, USA

Architectural Measurements & Metrics at All Scales
Joseph Starwood, Westfield Group, USA

A Framework for Making Architectural Decisions in a Business Context
Jeromy Carriere, Vistaprint, USA
Rick Kazman and Ipek Ozkaya, Software Engineering Institute, USA

The Impact of Conducting ATAM Evaluations on Army Programs
John Bergey, Stephen Blanchette, Jr., Mark Klein, and Robert Nord
Software Engineering Institute, USA

How Acquisition Practice Can Impede SOA Governance
Lloyd Brodsky, CSC, USA

Software Architecture Beyond Blueprints - “Aligning Software Architecture with the Facets of Software Development - Business, Management, Engineering, and Organization”
Issac Eldo, Philips Healthcare, USA

Architecture Governance and Rules Enforcement Using AOP and SonarJ - A Case Study
Srini Penchikala, InfoQ, USA

View the entire technical program and abstracts at .