About Us
About Us

Agile New England is the leading community of Agile enthusiasts, practitioners and learners in New England. Based in Boston, we are committed to fostering a greater knowledge of the Agile values and practices. Our goals are to broaden the understanding and professionalism of our members, and to increase the effectiveness and competitiveness of software development organizations in New England.

Agile New England is affiliated with the ACM and with the Agile Alliance.

History

Agile New England (originally Agile Bazaar) was founded in June of 2002 when Ken Schwaber called a meeting at a hotel in Burlington. He was acting on behalf of the Agile Alliance board in their mission to seed local chapters of Agile Alliance. The founding members present for that first meeting were Mike Dwyer, Stephen McDonald, Ron Morsicato, Ken Schwaber, Tom Stambaugh, Jeff Sutherland, and Nancy Van Schooenderwoert. The organization was renamed “Agile New England” in January 2011.

Activities

We hold meetings the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. These meetings explore a wide variety of Agile practices and methodologies, for both beginners and advanced practitioners. The monthly meetings are free of charge, and include a light dinner, courtesy of our sponsors.

We also organize special events during the year, including an annual Deep Agile conference. You can register for next month's meeting here, and browse information on past events on the past events page.

Membership

Membership is open to everyone and is free of charge. You can register as a member here.

Sponsorship

We would like to acknowledge our sponsors: BigVisible, Constant Contact, Eliassen Group, IBM, Intralinks, Rally Software and SmartBear.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Board of Directors

The board members for the 2012-2013 year are:

President: David Grabel
Vice President: Tom Woundy
Secretary: Jacqui Horwitz
Treasurer: Steve Anthony
Past President: Marina Shalmon
Information Systems: David Kramer
Program Coordinator: Ron Morsicato
Marketing and Sponsorships:  . Jon Friedman


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Frequently Asked Questions

Agile New England:

  • Was this organization formerly called Agile Bazaar?
    • Yes. The chapter changed its name from Agile Bazaar to Agile New England in January 2011.

 

 

Monthly Meetings

  • Is there food at the meetings?
    • Yes! All of our meetings are catered. It's often either pizza or sandwiches and soda.
  • What is the timing of the meetings?
    • 5:30-6:50 – Networking and Food
    • 5:30-6:30 - Agile Practice Group Meeting
    • 6:00-6:45 - Agile 101
    • 6:50-7:00 – Agile New England Announcements
    • 7:00-8:20 – Main Presnetation
    • 8:20-8:30 - Feedback forms, Raffles & Announcements
    • 8:30-9:00 – More Networking

 

 

Volunteering:

  • How can I volunteer to help Agile New England?
    • Please send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • What kind of volunteers does the Agile New England need?
    • People with enthusiasm who want to learn more about the most exciting area in software development!

 

Speakers and Topics Proposals:

  • How can I propose Agile New England speakers (including myself) and topics?
    • Please send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Sponsorship:

  • How can I become an Agile New England Sponsor?
    • Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Sponsoring Organizations:

  • Relationship of Agile New England and the ACM?
    • Agile New England became chartered as an ACM Chapter in July 2007. This provides Agile New England substantial benefits including a non-profit tax status, legal liability umbrella coverage, the substantial prestige of the ACM and the ACM as a marketing channel and source of speakers for our public meetings and seminars.
  • Relationship of Agile New England and the Agile Alliance?
    • Agile New England was founded as an Agile Alliance Affiliate by Ken Schwaber circa 2003 when he was leading AA's activity of encouraging local Agile groups. Agile Alliance covers some costs for bringing Agile speakers to local events. Agile Alliance's non-profit tax status does not permit it to pass that down as ACM can.

 

Agile Software Development:

  • Where can I learn more about Agile Software Development (SWD)?
    • The number of sources of Agile SWD information has been exploding - matching the growth in interest in the subject. The downside of this explosive growth is the same as has been seen in medical information on the Web - the quality varies considerably. One source to start with is the Agile Alliance website. For good initial description see: What is Agile Software Development?

 

Website Features:

  • How can I change my password?
  1. Log in
  2. Click on User Profile from the Members Only section of the menu. You will see your publicly visible profile.
  3. Click on Edit/Update your profile. You will see your full profile in three different tabs.
  4. Click on Contact Info tab. You will see, among other fields, a field to put in a new password, and another to verify it. Fill those in.
  5. Click on Update button below the form.

 

Agile New England Bylaws:

Where can I view Agile New England's Bylaws?

You can view the bylaws by clicking on ANE Bylaws Jan 2014.pdf

 
Privacy Policy
Agile New England is committed to maintaining secure systems within which your personal information remains protected.
  • Access to the public areas of this web site is free and does not require you to provide us with any personal information.
  • This site uses cookies only to maintain state during the registration processes.
  • The views expressed by participants at Agile New England events and individuals on the web site are those of the individuals, not of Agile New England. Agile New England does not endorse the views, products or services of participants at chapter events, sponsors, or individuals on the web site.
  • Information you disclose to Agile New England may be transmitted to sponsors of certain specific events, but only in compliance with a disclosure we provide to you at the time of registration. As part of our agreement with this event's sponsors, some of your personal information may be transmitted to sponsors to enable them to assess future participation in our events, or to contact you with information about their offerings. After that transmission takes place, usually within a few days after the event, you cannot withdraw consent for your personal information, associated with that event, to be transmitted to that event's sponsors.
  • Some of our events might be recorded, either in audio, or video, or photographically, or any combination thereof. If you wish not to be recorded in video, we do make reasonable attempts to provide seating that will not be subject to video recording, but we cannot ensure that such seating will be available. Nor can we ensure that you will not appear in a video recording if you are outside such seating area. For events that are subject to photography or audio recording, such photography and audio recording is unrestricted.
  • If you pay by credit card through our online registration and payment system, Agile New England will not keep complete credit card information longer than is required to verify and post the charge to your account.
  • Agile New England maintains databases of membership and event registration transactions for financial and membership management and benefits purposes only. Access to this information is protected by allowing only authorized volunteers to log into the system with password protection.
  • We may log your IP address, operating system, browser and other technical information for statistical purposes and for the purpose of identifying, preventing and responding to fraudulent registrations or attempts to compromise the security of our systems.
  • Where compelled by way of a court order or other enforceable legal instrument, we will disclose information held within our systems.
  • While we take reasonable precautions against disclosure, Agile New England cannot guarantee that our security precautions will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, or disclose your personally identifiable information.
  • These policies are subject to change.

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Our Sponsors:

Big VisibleConstant Contact Eliassen Group FreeStandingAgility.com Rally SoftwareSmartBear

 

Supporting Organizations:

 

We also thank Constant Contact for the use of their facilities. Other thanks