Past Events

Agile 101 Courses on September 1, 2011

Our popular “Agile 101” course series continues with two more sessions at the April meeting. All our courses are free of charge, and they’re taught by experts who have first-hand experience in their topic areas. Please register below as these courses fill up fast!  Doors open at 5:30. Please avoid arriving earlier than that, as IBM is using the space.  We have two Agile 101 courses in September. 

Course #1: Agile Planning with Dan LeFebvre

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Course #2: Agile Testing from the Developer's Perspective with Steve Anthony

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Course #1: Agile Planning with Dan LeFebvre

- How is agile planning different from up-front planning?
- How are User Stories different from traditional specs and other documentation?

Instructor: Dan LeFebvre is the founder of DCL Agility, LLC, a provider of agile and Scrum coaching, training, and transition services. He is the first Certified Scrum Coach in New England with over twenty years in software product development as a developer, manager, director, and coach. He has been applying agile practices to successfully deliver products since 2003.
Dan holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University. He has presented at the Scrum Gathering and local user groups and has contributed articles to the Scrum Alliance and Boston SPIN. He is a co-organizer of Agile Games 2011.

Course #2: Agile Testing from the Developer's Perspective with Steve Anthony

Testing in the Agile space can be divided roughly into 4 parts with part 1 providing the foundation on which all quality is built. Agile teams use Test Driven Design to move from concept to working production code. In this session, you'll  get an overview of the aspects of Agile testing and then see an example of how a developer uses TDD to drive the design and implementation of the code, and how changes made are then validated in the Continuous  Integration system to insure product quality

Instructor: Steve Anthony has been working in software development for over 20 years. He's worked across multiple industries (high performance computing, database, higher education, digital maps, M2M) and multiple product platforms (enterprise Java, C/C++) as a developer and as a software engineering manager. He has transitioned teams to Agile/Scrum in multiple organizations, and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). He has a special interest in the infrastructure needed to enable an Agile team's performance. Most recently he designed and implemented a virtualized CI environment running on both Linux and Windows platforms. He holds a BS degree in Math from Syracuse University and a MS in computer science from George Washington University. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .