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Agile 101 for October 2, 2014
Tom Woundy

Tom Woundy

Agile Teams

In this session we will explore agile teams. Team size, skill sets, location, values and interactions are significant to success.

About the session leader:

Tom has been an agile coach and ScrumMaster at Mentor Graphics since 2008, prior to that he worked in various QA and QA Management capacities at Mentor since 1992. He is a Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner.

Tom is in his second term as Vice President of Agile New England and is also the Product Owner for this 101 program. He is the Treasurer of Boston SPIN. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Agile 101 and Kanban 101 courses run from 6:00 to 6:45 during the networking period of the monthly meeting. A sign-up sheet is posted at 5:30 near the levitra 20 check-in table. Capacity is limited to 10 people per class, and sign-up  is first come, first served.

 
Agile 101 for November 6, 2014
Marina Shalmon

Marina Shalmon

Scrum Master

  • One of the three main roles in Scrum along with the Team and the Product Owner.
  • Equivalent to the Project Manager in traditional software development.
  • The link between the rest of we choice discount brand viagra pfizer the organization and the Team.

Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Coaches the team and delende.com the organization on Scrum.
  • Facilitates the identification of impediments.
  • Removes impediments.
  • Makes sure that Scrum theory and practice get implemented.
  • Serves the just try! cialis approved Product Owner, Development Team, and organization.

About the session leader:

Marina Shalmon is cialis fedex overnight shipping a former President of Agile New England, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and an Agile coach with an interest in the human side of Agile. She is the President and Founder of Deep Roots Agile Coaching.


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

 
Agile 101 for January 8, 2015
Tom Woundy

Tom Woundy

Sprint Planning

We will quickly explore the basics of Who, What, When and Why for Sprint Planning. This is the fist step performed within a Scrum Sprint (Time-Boxed Iteration).

About the session leader:

Tom has been an agile coach and ScrumMaster at Mentor Graphics since 2008, prior to that he worked in various QA and QA Management capacities at Mentor since 1992. He is a Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner.

Tom is in his second term as Vice President of Agile New England and is also the Product Owner for this 101 program. He is the Treasurer of Boston SPIN. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology.


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

 
Agile and the High-Assurance Challenge: Nancy Van Schooenderwoert and Brian Shoemaker

September 04, 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert

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Topic:

Many organizations that provide regulated, high-assurance, safety-critical software and hardware development struggle to understand how Agile methods work there. High-assurance products are ones that may risk human life, prosperity and we use it cialis low price health. Product development challenges include audits, regulatory documentation, risk management, safety, security, and traceability. You do viagra 50 mg not have to retreat to cialis price in canada waterfall methods when building safety-critical applications. Agile and Lean principles apply here 100%.

We will share how tools like Story Mapping and Impact Mapping are integrated into product development. We explain how to use safety stories, integrate traceability using your story map, and specify tests to address safety and hazard mitigation requirements. We share how to proactively conduct incremental hazard analysis and mitigation and formal design review to satisfy regulatory requirements. And we'll explain how stakeholders;€” including marketing, engineering, and service can share a coherent vision early in development to support the special demands of the high-assurance products.

The lessons learned from our medical example apply to all types of high-assurance software and hardware development projects. Join us as we show how you can use a lean process to develop these types of products, which are so important for health and safety in modern life. Using actual medical device examples, we show how to create thin vertical slices of organizational activity to recommended site buy cialis without prescription deliver fully compliant, high quality, high-assurance, customer value on time.

 

Brian Shoemaker

Brian Shoemaker

About the speakers:

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert was among the first to apply Agile methods to embedded systems development, as an engineer, manager, and consultant. Beginning in 1998 she has led Agile change initiatives beyond software development in safety-critical, highly regulated industries, and coached clients in the art of buy cheap nolvadex Agile technical and management leadership. A contributor to Agile Times and www.luckyrentals.co.nz Cutter IT Journal, she also served on IEEE 1648 Agile Customers committee. She speaks at numerous software conferences worldwide, and is past president of Greater Boston€™s premier Agile user group, Agile New England. Nancy is founder and President of Lean-Agile Partners, Inc.

Brian Shoemaker consults for healthcare products companies in computer system validation, software quality assurance, and electronic records and signatures. He has conducted validation both on lowest price propecia best product software and on internal software, developed software quality systems, audited software quality processes (including agile methodology), and evaluated 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. He has had clients in clinical diagnostics, medical device engineering, medical imaging, medical-device fabrics manufacturing, contract lyophilization, clinical trial software, dental prosthetics, and bone-repair implants. He has worked with companies in Germany and Switzerland as well as the U.S. Previous to founding ShoeBar Associates, Brian had quality roles at PPD Informatics, Doxis, Inc., and Behring Diagnostics, Inc. Brian earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the generic viagra without prescription us pharmacy University of Illinois; he has achieved the ASQ Software Quality Engineer certification.

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Effective Software Delivery - Agility Without the Dogma: Dave Rooney

August 07, 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Dave Rooney

Dave Rooney

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Topic:

This session will explore what "effective" means when it comes to delivering software, regardless of the development method used. We will examine differences and similarities between different domains in the meaning of "effective." The goal is to help you to buy clomid identify what, in your particular context, will smooth out the rough road to a shipped product that meets the needs of the people who consume it, in an indefinitely sustainable manner.

You should come away from this session with concrete actions you can take tomorrow (as well as next week, next month and next year!) to improve the effectiveness of your software delivery efforts.

About the speaker:

Dave Rooney is a veteran Agile Coach and developer who has been at this software thing since the 80's. He has a deep interest in the human factors involved in the effective delivery of find cialis no prescription required software that delights its customers, and in promoting practices that make the order cialis online canada work environment both more humane and plaisirdecreer.be fun. More than 30 years after he solved his first real-world problem on an Apple IIe, Dave still enjoys writing code when he can! Read Dave's blog at Practical Agility.

 

 
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