Welcome to Agile New England

Agile New England is the leading community of Agile enthusiasts, practitioners and learners in New England.  Our meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of every month 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Constant Contact in Waltham, MA.  The main presentation is generally from 7:05pm - 8:20pm, with Agile 101 courses, food, and networking before, and announcements and more networking after.  Registration is required for most events, so please register here.

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Top 10 Ways to Go from Good to Great Scrum Master: Benjamin Day PDF Print E-mail

March 5, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Benjamin Day

Benjamin Day

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The Scrum Master role in an organization can be difficult. You live between a rock and a hard place. You're influential but you probably don't have any real power. You're not a project manager but you're on the hook for delivering. You're asked to promise dates when the best you can give is a forecast. You're long on responsibility and short on purchase viagra without prescription power. (Awesome.) But you do it because it's a great job, right? There's nothing like helping your team come together and deliver actual working software.

It takes a special kind of person to be Scrum Master -- Nerves of steel, a lot of finesse, and some ridiculously great people skills. It's a lot of knowing what to look for and china cialis 50mg soft tab knowing how to purchasing cialis with next d ay delivery fix it. Even better if you can anticipate issues and get in front of order 5mg cialis online them. What can you do to help keep everything on track? How do you have the difficult conversations when things are 'sub-optimal'? From that lazy guy on your team, to the Product Owner who doesn't like to estimate, to you losing your mind because you're always picking up the slack. How do you help your team to solve problems and really sing? You're a good Scrum Master. Come find out how to be great.

About the speaker:

Benjamin Day is online xenical a consultant and trainer specializing in software best practices using Scrum with Microsoft’s ALM tools. Ben’s main areas of emphasis include Team Foundation Server, Scrum, software testing, and software architecture. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, a certified Scrum trainer via cialis levitra viagra Scrum.org, and a speaker at conferences such as TechEd, DevTeach, and VSLive. When not developing software, Ben’s been known to go running and sea kayaking in order to balance out his love of cheese, cured meats, and champagne. He can be contacted via http://www.benday.com.

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Agile Portfolio Management - Crossing the Chasm Between Agile Teams and Executive Management: Steve Davi PDF Print E-mail

April 02, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Steve Davi

Steve Davi

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Today, it seems that everyone is doing agile; however,the lack of focus on long term planning does not provide the predictability or transparency that executives crave to operate the business. Agile teams and executives agree on faster delivery, lowering costs, and increasing quality but not much else. Agile teams focus on sprints, story points, velocity, and MVP releases while executives focus on costs, efficiencies, timelines, and high-level requirements. Agile teams focus on “how” in sprint increments; executives focus on “what” in 6-12 month horizons. Bringing these two levels of your corporation together is challenging but critical.

Agile portfolio management can solve this issue by ensuring the organization is aligned and buy cheapest cialis 5 mg on-track without slowing down the cialis cheep pace of delivery or removing the autonomy that keeps your organization competitive. This session will focus on the six (6) key steps that ensure better decisions regarding your agile projects (i.e. better management of your portfolio in an agile environment) and make your portfolio-level decisions as agile as your scrum team decisions. This presentation is targeted to cheap crestor Product Manager, Program Manager, or Executives who want to learn how to manage an agile portfolio and ensure that agile teams are aligned with the overall corporate direction.

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Agile Dojo PDF Print E-mail

The "Agile Dojo," meets from 5:30 to 6:30 in a corner of bestellen levitra the main room.

The Agile Dojo (formerly the Agile Practice Group) gives Agile practitioners an opportunity to improve Agile techniques. In each meeting several participants practice an Agile skill such as facilitation, estimation, or requirements elicitation, then receive feedback from the audience. The group meets at each monthly meeting from 5:30-6:30. If you would like to be one of the presenters, please contact Michael de la Maza at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Stay tuned for blog entries PDF Print E-mail

Agile New England is going to be contributing back to the community in a new way!  We will be publishing articles in this blog regularly on a wide array of topics relevent to our community.  Please check the Blog menu option frequently.

 
Member Discussion Forums PDF Print E-mail

We have a new feature!  It took a lot of work to http://www.danradcliffe.com/cialis-arterial-fibrillation implement, and required significant changes to the layout of the website (we think for the better), but we've added member discussion forums to Agile New England!  It's open for all Agile New England members, but you must be logged in to even see the only now viagra pills for sale menu option for it.  This is in part because it is meant as a benefit to our members (defined in our rules as anyone who has a login on our website), and in part for security and spam prevention.  The addition of the discussion forums is how to order viagra over internet a big step in our efforts to help build the Agile community, even outside our regular meetings.

Once logged in, you will see a new menu option under Members Only, called Member Forums.  These forums can be used for talking about a particular meeting, beginner topics, advanced topic, jobs needed or opportunities announced, offering the group feedback, and even for coordinating rideshares, as was asked at several meetings.  For more information, be sure to visit the Rules and Help tabs once you get into the Member Forums.  Feel free to www.ecomedia-europe.net give us feedback on cialis non-prescription how we can improve the discussion forums.

 
Membership Policy PDF Print E-mail

Membership in Agile New England is open to everyone. There is no cost to join. Members have the right to vote in chapter elections, and to receive member benefits such as discounts on books and conferences. Becoming a member also makes it easier to register for an event, since most of the form will be filled out for you if you are logged in

You do not need to be a member to viagra without a prescription canada attend meetings and events, and registering for a meeting does not make you a member. Registering as a user on the website makes you a member, so please register as a member here. You will need to confirm your membership annually (we will send you a reminder).

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