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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Chartering: Well Begun is order viagra from canada Half Done: Chris Espy PDF Print E-mail

Aug 06, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Chris Espy

Chris Espy


A sound team charter increases the likelihood of success for a team, project and organization. As Aristotle stated: “Well begun is half done.”

This presentation discusses how to develop consensus around objectives, vision and mission. We introduce the components of a good team charter, and examine how those components focus teammates on a common goal, and ensure that key questions are succinctly answered during the just try! united pharmacy cialis kickoff of an effort or a team. We review the various types of super cialis charters, and their recommended content.

In a workshop session you will participate in developing a team charter based on case studies and templates.

About the speaker:

Chris Espy is a Senior Program Manager and Agile Coach at SolutionsIQ. During a 25 year career in software development he has helped design and buying viagra in the united kingdom execute some of the largest enterprise Agile transformations ever attempted. Chris has developed and delivered numerous Agile classes, ranging from the broad “Basic Agile Program Management” to the very focused “Facilitating Agile Retrospectives”.

His professional certifications include Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Agile 101 for August 6, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Nancy Van Schooenderwoert

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert


Topic: Agile is More Than Software

This Agile 101 session is comprised of two modules from a longer workshop that will be offered later this year. These are:

  • Agile Hardware
  • Agile Risk Management

It would seem that “up front” planning is the only way to be thorough and safe in both these areas, but we will show you why that’s not the case.

Using an iterative approach, increasing transparency, and keeping options flexible is a safer, stronger approach in both these areas. We’ll use examples to illustrate why this is www.necc.co.uk getting cialis from canada true, and why it does not compromise quality in any way. The Agile approach is actually more, not less, compliant with current FDA regulations.


Brian Shoemaker

Brian Shoemaker

About the session leaders:

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert is an Agile Enterprise coach and founder of Lean-Agile Partners, Inc. She was among the kscj.com first to apply Agile methods to try it buy discount viagra on the internet embedded systems development, as an engineer, manager, and consultant. She has led Agile change initiatives beyond software development in safety-critical, highly regulated industries, and coached clients in the art of Agile technical and management leadership.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a founder and past president of Agile New England. Nancy speaks at numerous Agile professional gatherings worldwide, and works with clients aerospace, factory automation, medical devices, defense systems, and financial services.

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 product software and www.forensic-medicine.pl 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 University of next day delivery cialis Illinois; he has achieved the ASQ Software Quality Engineer certification.

Agile 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.

There will be no Kanban 101 session this month.

Agile Dojo PDF Print E-mail

The "Agile Dojo," meets from 5:30 to 6:30 in a corner of 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 .

Member Discussion Forums PDF Print E-mail

We have a new feature!  It took a lot of work to implement, and required significant changes to viagra official reseller 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 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 http://www.necc.co.uk/propecia-for-male-baldness our website), and in part for security and spam prevention.  The addition of the discussion forums is a big step in our efforts to help build the isopixel.net 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 give us feedback on how we can improve the discussion forums.

Membership Policy PDF Print E-mail

Membership in Agile New England is open to canada viagra for sale 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 buy propecia and proscar the form will be filled out for you if you are logged in

You do not need to be a member to 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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