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Agile 101 for August 7, 2014
Mario Moreira

Mario Moreira

Infusing Agile Principles into Scrum Practices

When applying Agile practices, are you aware of the Agile principles that underly those practices? Upwards of 90% of those applying Agile cannot articulate the principles that they are applying.  In this session, you will receive a brief overview of the Agile principles.  But more importantly, you will gain a significant understanding of we choice discount brand viagra pfizer the principles that are infused into the practices you may be implementing.  Ultimately by understanding the plaisirdecreer.be principles, you will more likely move from mechanically "doing Agile" to "being Agile".

About the session leader:

The session will be lead by Mario Moreira, Agile/Lean Principal Consultant at Emergn. Mario is an Enterprise Agile Coach who helps companies transform to Agile. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Professional (CSP) having implemented Scrum, XP, and Kanban at the product and organizational levels. He has written for the “Agile Journal” and “CM Journal” and now writes articles for the Agile Adoption Roadmap. He has written several Agile books ("Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams" and "Agile for Dummies") and has recently finished his new book entitled, "Being Agile - Your Roadmap to cialis price in canada Successful Adoption of Agile."

 

 
Agile 101 for December 4, 2014
Mario Moreira

Mario Moreira

Who makes the best Product Owner?

Who plays the Agile Product Owner can have a major impact on gaining the benefits of Agile on a project and ensuring you are delivering value to your customers. In this session you will receive an understanding of the importance of the Product Owner role, what abilities a good Product Owner must have, and some of the practices and techniques that can help Product Owner. We will also explore what are some of the traditional project roles that can make a good Product Owner?

About the session leader:

Mario E. Moreira is a Client Principal and VP of Client Engagement with Emergn helping organizations achieve business success through value, flow, and quality. He is an enterprise change agent who has worked in the levitra 20 agile, lean, innovation, education, strategy, and transformation fields. He is a certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Scrum Professional (CSP) with Scrum, XP, and Kanban experience in the context of enterprise-level Agile transformations, coaching, and team-building. Moreira is the author of the new book entitled, Being Agile - Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption which currently has eight 5-star ratings on Amazon. He is writes activity for his blog at Agile Adoption Roadmap and is a regular speaker on Agile topics at US and European conferences.


Agile 101 and Kanban 101 courses run from 6:00 to 6:45 during the networking period of buy cheap nolvadex the monthly meeting. A sign-up sheet is posted at 5:30 near the check-in table. Capacity is cialis fedex overnight shipping limited to 10 people per class. Sign-up is first come, first served.

 
Agile: Massive Success or Empty Buzzword?

July 10, 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Note: This session is close to capacity. We may not be able to accommodate walk-ins.

Please register online.

Topic:

A few years ago hardly anyone knew what Agile meant. Now every development organization says they are "doing Agile." Does this mean Agile is a success? Are we seeing the results we expected? Has the term been stretched so much as to become meaningless and lose credibility? Is there a "new new thing" coming along that will subsume Agile and delende.com capture the spotlight? What can we do to keep Agile vital and relevant?

In this "state of Agile" discussion, our panel of experts will address these topics and invite the just try! cialis approved audience to recommended site buy cialis without prescription submit their own questions about the direction of Agile today.


Ken Schwaber

Ken Schwaber

About the panelists:


Ken Schwaber co-developed the Scrum process with Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s, signed the Agile Manifesto in 2001, and subsequently founded the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. He recently left the Scrum Alliance to found Scrum.org. A 30-year veteran of the software development industry, he has written three books about Scrum: Agile Software Development with Scrum, Agile Project Management with Scrum, and The Enterprise and Scrum. You can read more about Ken Schwaber at kenschwaber.wordpress.com.








Linda Cook

Linda Cook


Linda Cook is on the board of directors of the Agile Alliance and is a Development Manager at PayPal. She is a Lean/Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Master with over twenty years' experience in the IT industry, having held positions from developer, to forms designer, data modeler, analyst, tester and methodology lead. Her industry experience includes financial systems, insurance, education, research, manufacturing, publishing, and IT consulting.









Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the "€œPragmatic Manager,"€ provides frank advice for tough problems. She ha€™s been in the software industry for 35 years and we use it cialis low price has written eight books about management and project management. Her most recent book is Manage Your Job Search. Her upcoming book is Agile and Lean Program Management: Collaborating Across the generic viagra without prescription us pharmacy Organization. Read more of find cialis no prescription required her writing on lowest price propecia best www.jrothman.com.








The discussion will be moderated by Jon Friedman, Agile New England Marketing Chair.

 

 
Mob Programming and Leadership - Enabling the Self-Organizing Team: Woody Zuill

June 05, 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Woody Zuill

Woody Zuill

Topic:

Leadership is viagra 50 mg the process of creating an environment in which people become empowered.” - Gerald M. Weinberg

From the Principles behind the Agile Manifesto: "Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done."

Let's explore the possibilities of these leadership ideas, and how one team found their own path of self-organization within an environment where everyone is empowered.

Mob Programming is similar to pair programming but with more folks. I think of it as "All the order cialis online canada brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place, and on the same computer." It might sound a bit extreme, but we have found it to be a powerful way to interact and remain productive and highly effective in a sane and sustainable manner.

I’ll discuss our “real life” experiences, cover some of the challenges, show "how it works", share some benefits, and provide some insights and www.luckyrentals.co.nz reflections after doing this for almost 3 years.

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Kanban 101 for May 1, 2014

Jack Speranza

Jack Speranza

Topic: Kanban Case Study

A case study illustrating how the Kanban method can be applied to improve predictability, market sensitivity, quality and the velocity of teams.

About the session leader:

Led by Jack Speranza, COO of Code Genesys.

 
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