Monday, July 14, 2014

Help us plan our 2014 - 2015 Season

2013-2014 was another successful season for NY SPIN. We couldn't have done it without all of the volunteers, speakers, sponsors, attendees and supporters who helped make it so exciting and worthwhile.


We are in the process of working to create another fabulous season of exchanging knowledge of process improvement across and between businesses and industries, and networking with other business professionals. We are looking for team leaders and volunteer staff for several key committees. Let us know which of the below committees you might be interested in joining (or any other role you'd like to play), to make 2014-2015 our best season ever!

Most committee meetings are by phone and after working hours, and usually don't last more than an hour. The frequency will be determined by the committees. Communication between meetings is by email or phone or whatever communication method works for each committee and its members.

Program: Propose and help find and schedule speakers. Possibly be the key contact for one or more speakers ensuring they are in sync with the plan for the date and location of the event, and helping coordinate with the Event committee on event day to get the Speaker set up.

Event: Help find and book venues; venue communications; speaker orientation to the meeting space, sound, and projector; reception (great for face time); refreshments; facilitate networking; respond as needed to make the meeting successful; cleanup.

Sponsorship: Identify prospective sponsors; introduce them to the idea and benefits of becoming sponsor; packages; work with the Board to seal the deal; help manage the relationship to ensure they get the value they expected or better, so they'll renew next season!

Marketing: Help us get the word out about NY SPIN and our events. Are you good at networking? Maybe you have a bit of marketing experience or want to get some. Maybe you are good at and can assist with using social media. All experience and enthusiasm welcome.

Interested?  Please reply to this email, 2014Volunteer@nyspin.org, with "Volunteering" in the subject line, and provide your name, contact information including phone number, and the committee(s) you'd like to volunteer for. 

Thank you.

Richard, Marc and Bill
NY SPIN

Monday, June 30, 2014

NY SPIN is Looking for Some Great Volunteers

2013-2014 was another successful season for NY SPIN. A hearty thank you to all of our volunteers, attendees, speakers, sponsors, and supporters who helped make it so exciting and worthwhile.

Now we're gearing up for another fabulous season for you to exchange knowledge of process improvement and network with other professionals for mutual career development. Our key goals include finding team leaders and volunteer staff for several key committees. Let us know which of the below committees you'd like to join (or any other role you'd like to play), to make 2014-2015 our best season ever!

Program: Propose and help find and schedule speakers. Possibly be the key contact for one or more speakers ensuring they are in sync with the plan for the date and location of the event, and helping coordinate with the Event committee on event day to get the Speaker set up.

Event: Help find and book venues; venue communications; speaker orientation to the meeting space, sound, and projector; reception (great for face time); refreshments; facilitate networking; respond as needed to make the meeting successful; cleanup.

Sponsorship: Identify prospective sponsors; introduce them to the idea and benefits of becoming sponsor; packages; work with the Board to seal the deal; help manage the relationship to ensure they get the value they expected or better, so they'll renew next season!

Marketing: Help us get the word out about NY SPIN and our events. Are you good at networking? Maybe you have a bit of marketing experience or want to get some. Maybe you are good at and can assist with using social media. All experience and enthusiasm welcome.

Interested?  Please reply to 2014Volunteer@nyspin.org with "Volunteering" in the subject line and provide your name, contact information including phone number, and the committee you'd like to volunteer for. 

Thank you.

Richard, Marc and Bill
NY SPIN

Monday, June 16, 2014

Noon Today: Join the NY SPIN Agile Benchmark Study: Info webinar

Take the Agile Challenge.
Join the NY SPIN Agile Benchmark Study.
 
Study Info Webinar 
**TODAY 6/16 @ noon ET**


Companies in the Greater New York area are invited to join an exciting research study examining Agile time-to-market, productivity, and defect rates.

This study will add New York companies to the QSM Associates growing body of research, and then compare them to more than 12,000 completed projects in the SLIM worldwide database.

This research has previously been conducted for Columbus, Ohio and Munich, Germany technology companies using Agile practices.
 
At the webinar you will be provided with:
  • An overview of the study 
  • Survey information that will be gathered
  • Timeline for the analysis
  • What results you can expect
Simply complete the enrollment form and you will receive a calendar invite.

Attending the webinar does not obligate you or your company to participate. Simply come and decide if you'd like to take advantage of this opportunity for companies in the Greater NY Metro area. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 16: Join the NY SPIN Agile Benchmark Study: Info webinar

Take the Agile Challenge.
Join the NY SPIN Agile Benchmark Study.
 
Study Info Webinar
Monday 6/16 @ noon ET


Companies in the Greater New York area are invited to join an exciting research study examining Agile time-to-market, productivity, and defect rates.

This study will add New York companies to the QSM Associates growing body of research, and then compare them to more than 12,000 completed projects in the SLIM worldwide database.

This research has previously been conducted for Columbus, Ohio and Munich, Germany technology companies using Agile practices.
 
At the webinar you will be provided with:
  • An overview of the study 
  • Survey information that will be gathered
  • Timeline for the analysis
  • What results you can expect
Simply complete the enrollment form and you will receive a calendar invite.

Attending the webinar does not obligate you or your company to participate. Simply come and decide if you'd like to take advantage of this opportunity for companies in the Greater NY Metro area. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Webinar June 10: Agile Coaching: An Inside Look

NY SPIN sponsor


BigVisible
BigVisible

   

 

has a webinar coming up that we thought you might be interested in: 

Tuesday June 10th, 1:30PM

Agile Coaching: An Inside Look

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8878077365207977985

Many companies seek to be agile in order to better adapt to changing requirements, market place, and customers; to build not just any product but the “right” one; to get their products, services, and enhancements to market more quickly; and do so with high quality levels. Enterprise agility seeks the same outcomes but is done at a much larger scale, and the larger the enterprise the more complex and complicated the needs and challenges can be.

It’s been demonstrated time and time again that working with an agile coach can dramatically improve success rates, accelerate adoption, and when done well catalyze lasting and sustainable change. But what does that really mean and how can a coach help? Agile coaching has become such a sought after service and it’s momentum stirred up so much dust that it’s left company leaders cloudy about when to engage an agile coach, what to expect when working with them, and how their services can actually enable the results their organization seeks.

In this webinar Jeff Steinberg, one of BigVisible's Senior Agile Coaches will let people in on the mystery of:

- Why agile coaching is so crucial to successful agile adoption and lasting transformation
- What agile coaches do and when to engage one
- How agile coaches partner with you to:
--- Identify and overcome weak spots
--- Develop and implement holistic strategies for sustained success
--- Enable high-performing teams, programs, and large organizations
--- Become the internal agile coach at your organization

Click here:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8878077365207977985

 

NY SPIN

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June 16: Join the NY SPIN Agile Benchmark Study: Info webinar

Take the Agile Challenge.
Join the NY SPIN Agile Benchmark Study.
 
Study Info Webinar
Monday 6/16 @ noon ET


Companies in the Greater New York area are invited to join an exciting research study examining Agile time-to-market, productivity, and defect rates.

This study will add New York companies to the QSM Associates growing body of research, and then compare them to more than 12,000 completed projects in the SLIM worldwide database.

This research has previously been conducted for Columbus, Ohio and Munich, Germany technology companies using Agile practices.
 
At the webinar you will be provided with:
  • An overview of the study 
  • Survey information that will be gathered
  • Timeline for the analysis
  • What results you can expect
Simply complete the enrollment form and you will receive a calendar invite.

Attending the webinar does not obligate you or your company to participate. Simply come and decide if you'd like to take advantage of this opportunity for companies in the Greater NY Metro area. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

June 16: Join the NY SPIN Agile Benchmark Study: Info webinar

Take the Agile Challenge.
Join the NY SPIN Agile Benchmark Study.
 
Study Info Webinar
6/16 @ noon ET


Companies in the Greater New York area are invited to join an exciting research study examining Agile time-to-market, productivity, and defect rates.

This study will add New York companies to the QSM Associates growing body of research, and then compare them to more than 12,000 completed projects in the SLIM worldwide database.

This research has previously been conducted for Columbus, Ohio and Munich, Germany technology companies using Agile practices.
 
At the webinar you will be provided with:
  • An overview of the study 
  • Survey information that will be gathered
  • Timeline for the analysis
  • What results you can expect
Simply complete the enrollment form and you will receive a calendar invite.

Attending the webinar does not obligate you or your company to participate. Simply come and decide if you'd like to take advantage of this opportunity for companies in the Greater NY Metro area.