Past Events

Agile 101 Courses on April 5, 2012

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. Registration is at the door, first come first served! Doors open at 5:30. Please avoid arriving earlier than that, as our host is using the space.

We have two Agile 101 courses in April


Course #1: Agile Execution with Steve Berczuk

  • How can software and other project elements be designed and delivered incrementally? What set of management and technical practices would enable this?
  • How do you know whether your Agile project will complete on schedule?

About the speaker: Steve Berczuk is an engineer and ScrumMaster at Humedica where he's helping to build next-generation SaaS-based clinical informatics applications. The author of Software Configuration Management Patterns: Effective Teamwork, Practical Integration, he is a recognized expert in software configuration management and agile software development. Steve is passionate about helping teams work effectively to produce quality software. He has an M.S. in operations research from Stanford University and an S.B. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and is a certified, practicing ScrumMaster. Contact Steve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit and follow his blog at


Course #2: Wetware Craftsmanship: Dealing with Threats to Ego with Brian Bozzuto

The brain responds to theats to ego and identity with the same regions that responds to threats to food and physical safety. While Maslow identified self-actualization as a higher order goal, more and more research is showing that we treat it on the same level as basic physical safety. This has major implications to how people respond when being coached if they feel their identify or ego is being threatened. We’ll talk about how these impact you as a coach who may be creating threats for those you are working with, as well as how to address them when you are the one feeling threatened. We will explore some of these concepts with exercises and discussion.