Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Have a story to tell?

NY SPIN is bringing back our 10 Minute Madness event, moderated by Richard Kuper. Participate. Encourage. Help.

Details and speaker list (so far) below.


NY SPIN is pleased that hosting sponsor ThoughtWorks will be hosting this event. 

Discount ends @ 5pm 4/27. Full price after that.

Directions are at the end of this notice.
  
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Topic:April Madness
Presenter(s):Jeanne Boyarsky
Jenny Zhang
Prof. David Klappholz

You?
Moderated by Richard Kuper
Date:April 28, 2015
Time:5:30pm
Location:ThoughtWorks


If you wish to join NY SPIN, please use the NY SPIN membership "registration" option at the link below:
http://nyspinmembership.eventbrite.com

Synopsis:
 

April Madness

We are bringing back our 10 Minute Madness event. 


Here's how it works:

  • Do you have a process-related success story you'd like to share?

  • Do you have a process related horror story you'd like to share?

  • Are you looking for some help with a current process-related situation?

  • Perhaps you have another topic to suggest.

You will have exactly 10 minutes to make your presentation. That includes any questions and answers. Presentations will be timed. At the 10 minute mark, the timer (a volunteer from the audience) will stand up and start clapping and you must stop, even in mid-sentence. We then move on to the next speaker.



If you've been to one of these in the past, you know how much fun these are and how interesting these are because everyone has a different story.



If there is time at the end, we will open the floor for additional questions for any of the presenters.



We typically have around 4 - 5 presenters, but select more as backups, because sometimes stuff happens and someone can't make it at the last minute.



You have something you want to talk about, right? Then why not be one of the presenters? Don't be shy. It's only 10 minutes -- and we are a supportive group of folks.



So send your proposed topic and brief outline to AprilMadness@nyspin.org. Your submission will be evaluated. If clarification is needed, you will be contacted. If your submission makes it to the top 5, you will be invited to speak and will attend for free. If you are selected as an alternate and you end up giving a presentation, we'll create a special code for you to attend a future NY SPIN event for free. (That will be provided via email some time after the event.)



Please start sending your submissions now to AprilMadness@nyspin.org.

And whether you are a presenter or not:
  • Come for the information. 
  • Come for the networking. 
  • Come for the refreshments. 
  • Come for the door prizes .


Speakers & Topics:

Jeanne Boyarsky: Illustrating self organization and collective ownership

Jenny Zhang: What is the value of Lean UX processes?

Professor David Klappholz: Contrasting 2 Software Development Processes

(You?)

Biographies:

Jeanne Boyarsky is a developer and and Scrum Master at a large bank in NYC. In her free time, she moderates and works on the coderanch.com website giving her exposure to both large and small projects. She also wrote her first book this year (OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide) which was a surprisingly iterative experience as well.

Jenny Zhang is a UX designer and researcher practicing Lean and Agile processes, with a build-measure-learn mantra. She has worked on big data products and platforms at series C funded companies with about 250 employees. Jenny comes from an account planning and qualitative research background, along with a fine art background. She received her BA from Stanford University.

Prof. David Klappholz has a BS in math and linguistics from MIT, an MSEE in Computer and Information Science from Penn, and a PhD in Computer and Information Science from Penn. Before he began teaching at Stevens, he taught at Columbia and at Brooklyn Polytech. He has been involved in industry and government funded research on parallel computing architecture, automatic code parallelization, and CS education research.

Richard Kuper (tonight's moderator) is a seasoned business and technology professional and a Certified Six Sigma YB. He is the Team Lead of the Technical Communications, Learning and Development team at Fiserv's Investment Services division. He is President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of NY SPIN. He manages multiple websites, such as FindJobsPostJobs.com and ThisIsMyStore.com. Much less frequently than he once did, Richard occasionally finds time to write and publish articles about business and technology at http://TheKuperReport.com. Richard is also an amateur photographer.

In the business world, Richard has worn many hats over the years.
Job titles and roles have included Computer Programmer, Business Analyst, Trainer, Technical Support, Programming Manager, Quality Assurance Tester, Quality Assurance Manager, Business & Technology Consultant, Mentor, Liaison, Troubleshooter, Presenter, Moderator, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board.

Richard is also the longest, continuously active member of NY SPIN and its predecessor organization.

Richard and the other NY SPIN Board members are looking forward to the interesting stories you have to tell, so please send your proposals to: AprilMadness@nyspin.org.




==============================================================


Click here to RSVP 


(Need to cancel? Contact us to let us know.)
(Sorry. No refunds for cancellation, but you'll be giving someone else a chance to register if registration is still open).



==============================================================

To become a NY SPIN general member, please use the "registration" option at the link below:

http://nyspinmembership.eventbrite.com

**Membership gets you special discounts and sometimes notices of extra events.**
 

Once you have joined in this manner, you can manage your membership by going to http://eventbrite.com/ and logging in and updating your information, should it change.


==============================================================


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*** Follow us/Join us on ***
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Donate to NY SPIN

   All donations are tax deductible.
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Project Management Professionals (PMPs) earn 1 PDU credit for attending an NY SPIN event. (PMI considers NY SPIN to be a "Category B Continuing Education Provider".)
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Directions


By Train/Subway


Not all trains run at all times and subway schedules are subject to change. For current schedules, weekly service advisories and maps, contact the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at (718) 330-1234 or visit the subway section of the MTA Web Site.

The following are nearby train and subway stops:


Closest
6 to 28th Street
N, R to 28th Street

Further
1 to 28th Street 
PATH to 33rd Street


==============================================================


Click here to RSVP 


(Need to cancel? Contact us to let us know.)
(Sorry. No refunds for cancellation, but you'll be giving someone else a chance to register if registration is still open).



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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NY SPIN May 11: Economics in Agile & Lean Practices (William Baxter)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome William Baxter to discuss Economics in Agile and Lean Practices.

Please note this is our final event of the season and it will be on a Monday.

Details below.

NY SPIN is pleased that hosting sponsor ThoughtWorks will be hosting this event. 

Discount ends @ 5pm 5/10. Full price after that.

Directions are at the end of this notice.
  
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Topic:Economics in Agile and Lean Practices
Presenter(s):William Baxter
Date:(Monday) May 11, 2015
Time:5:30pm
Location:ThoughtWorks


If you wish to join NY SPIN, please use the NY SPIN membership "registration" option at the link below:
http://nyspinmembership.eventbrite.com

Synopsis:
 

Economics in Agile & Lean Practices

The number of good product ideas always outstrips development capacity, even in shops with highly efficient agile & lean practices.  Choosing which projects to do, deciding how to allocate scarce development resources among alternative projects, is a classic case of economic decision making.  What insight does economic thinking offer for agile & lean practitioners?

This talk will explore how to apply economic thinking to common decisions in an agile & lean development environment to gain better understanding of trade-offs and reach better decisions.  We will show that numerous concepts from economics map naturally into agile & lean contexts, and develop several examples in detail.  Attendees will see how economic thinking can become a powerful tool for improving their agile & lean practices, and for selling those practices to senior management.  This talk is for technology and product managers, project managers, and business analysts.  We will cite specific examples from enterprise software shops in consumer services, entertainment, and finance.

  • Come for the information. 
  • Come for the networking. 
  • Come for the refreshments. 
  • Come for the door prizes .

Biography:

William Baxter has a deep passion for combining management skill and technology to solve real-world business problems. Over the course of a long and varied career he has built and led many high-performance development organizations in both start-up and established enterprise settings. Agile and lean principles mesh well with his strong taste for simplicity. He enjoys helping others establish the structures, skills, and culture that let them realize the benefits of rapid customer-centric product development. William holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He enjoys constant learning, good food of any variety, and people with passion about their ideas. He heads the Agile & Lean practice at InRhythm, a technology and management consultancy in New York City.



==============================================================


Click here to RSVP 


(Need to cancel? Contact us to let us know.)
(Sorry. No refunds for cancellation, but you'll be giving someone else a chance to register if registration is still open).



==============================================================

To become a NY SPIN general member, please use the "registration" option at the link below:

http://nyspinmembership.eventbrite.com

**Membership gets you special discounts and sometimes notices of extra events.**
 

Once you have joined in this manner, you can manage your membership by going to http://eventbrite.com/ and logging in and updating your information, should it change.


==============================================================


==============================================================
*** Follow us/Join us on ***
NY SPIN (NY Software & Systems Process Improvement Network) https://www.facebook.com/groups/137812902975869/
 Get updates via SMS by texting follow NY_SPIN to 40404 
==============================================================

Donate to NY SPIN

   All donations are tax deductible.
==============================================================
Project Management Professionals (PMPs) earn 1 PDU credit for attending an NY SPIN event. (PMI considers NY SPIN to be a "Category B Continuing Education Provider".)
==============================================================

Directions


By Train/Subway


Not all trains run at all times and subway schedules are subject to change. For current schedules, weekly service advisories and maps, contact the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at (718) 330-1234 or visit the subway section of the MTA Web Site.

The following are nearby train and subway stops:


Closest
6 to 28th Street
N, R to 28th Street

Further
1 to 28th Street 
PATH to 33rd Street


==============================================================


Click here to RSVP 


(Need to cancel? Contact us to let us know.)
(Sorry. No refunds for cancellation, but you'll be giving someone else a chance to register if registration is still open).



==============================================================

Friday, April 10, 2015

NY SPIN Apr 28: April Madness - starring you? (and moderated by Richard Kuper)

We are bringing back our 10 Minute Madness event. Participate. Encourage. Help. 

Details below.


NY SPIN is pleased that hosting sponsor ThoughtWorks will be hosting this event. 

Discount ends @ 5pm 4/27. Full price after that.

Directions are at the end of this notice.
  
=============================================================

Topic:April Madness
Presenter(s):You?
Moderated by Richard Kuper
Date:April 28, 2015
Time:5:30pm
Location:ThoughtWorks


If you wish to join NY SPIN, please use the NY SPIN membership "registration" option at the link below:
http://nyspinmembership.eventbrite.com

Synopsis:
 

April Madness

We are bringing back our 10 Minute Madness event. 


Here's how it works:

  • Do you have a process-related success story you'd like to share?

  • Do you have a process related horror story you'd like to share?

  • Are you looking for some help with a current process-related situation?

  • Perhaps you have another topic to suggest.

You will have exactly 10 minutes to make your presentation. That includes any questions and answers. Presentations will be timed. At the 10 minute mark, the timer (a volunteer from the audience) will stand up and start clapping and you must stop, even in mid-sentence. We then move on to the next speaker.



If you've been to one of these in the past, you know how much fun these are and how interesting these are because everyone has a different story.



If there is time at the end, we will open the floor for additional questions for any of the presenters.



We typically have around 4 - 5 presenters, but select more as backups, because sometimes stuff happens and someone can't make it at the last minute.



You have something you want to talk about, right? Then why not be one of the presenters? Don't be shy. It's only 10 minutes -- and we are a supportive group of folks.



So send your proposed topic and brief outline to AprilMadness@nyspin.org. Your submission will be evaluated. If clarification is needed, you will be contacted. If your submission makes it to the top 5, you will be invited to speak and will attend for free. If you are selected as an alternate and you end up giving a presentation, we'll create a special code for you to attend a future NY SPIN event for free. (That will be provided via email some time after the event.)



Please start sending your submissions now to AprilMadness@nyspin.org.

And whether you are a presenter or not:
  • Come for the information. 
  • Come for the networking. 
  • Come for the refreshments. 
  • Come for the door prizes .


Speakers & Topics:

Jeanne Boyarsky: Illustrating self organization and collective ownership

(more to come)

Biographies:

Jeanne Boyarsky is a developer and and Scrum Master at a large bank in NYC. In her free time, she moderates and works on the coderanch.com website giving her exposure to both large and small projects. She also wrote her first book this year (OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide) which was a surprisingly iterative experience as well.

Richard Kuper (tonight's moderator) is a seasoned business and technology professional and a Certified Six Sigma YB. He is the Team Lead of the Technical Communications, Learning and Development team at Fiserv's Investment Services division. He is President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of NY SPIN. He manages multiple websites, such as FindJobsPostJobs.com and ThisIsMyStore.com. Much less frequently than he once did, Richard occasionally finds time to write and publish articles about business and technology at http://TheKuperReport.com. Richard is also an amateur photographer.

In the business world, Richard has worn many hats over the years.
Job titles and roles have included Computer Programmer, Business Analyst, Trainer, Technical Support, Programming Manager, Quality Assurance Tester, Quality Assurance Manager, Business & Technology Consultant, Mentor, Liaison, Troubleshooter, Presenter, Moderator, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board.

Richard is also the longest, continuously active member of NY SPIN and its predecessor organization.

Richard and the other NY SPIN Board members are looking forward to the interesting stories you have to tell, so please send your proposals to: AprilMadness@nyspin.org.




==============================================================


Click here to RSVP 


(Need to cancel? Contact us to let us know.)
(Sorry. No refunds for cancellation, but you'll be giving someone else a chance to register if registration is still open).



==============================================================

To become a NY SPIN general member, please use the "registration" option at the link below:

http://nyspinmembership.eventbrite.com

**Membership gets you special discounts and sometimes notices of extra events.**
 

Once you have joined in this manner, you can manage your membership by going to http://eventbrite.com/ and logging in and updating your information, should it change.


==============================================================


==============================================================
*** Follow us/Join us on ***
NY SPIN (NY Software & Systems Process Improvement Network) https://www.facebook.com/groups/137812902975869/
 Get updates via SMS by texting follow NY_SPIN to 40404 
==============================================================

Donate to NY SPIN

   All donations are tax deductible.
==============================================================
Project Management Professionals (PMPs) earn 1 PDU credit for attending an NY SPIN event. (PMI considers NY SPIN to be a "Category B Continuing Education Provider".)
==============================================================

Directions


By Train/Subway


Not all trains run at all times and subway schedules are subject to change. For current schedules, weekly service advisories and maps, contact the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at (718) 330-1234 or visit the subway section of the MTA Web Site.

The following are nearby train and subway stops:


Closest
6 to 28th Street
N, R to 28th Street

Further
1 to 28th Street 
PATH to 33rd Street


==============================================================


Click here to RSVP 


(Need to cancel? Contact us to let us know.)
(Sorry. No refunds for cancellation, but you'll be giving someone else a chance to register if registration is still open).



==============================================================

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Have a story to tell?

NY SPIN is bringing back our 10 Minute Madness event, moderated by Richard Kuper. Participate. Encourage. Help.

Details below.


NY SPIN is pleased that hosting sponsor ThoughtWorks will be hosting this event. 

Discount ends @ 5pm 4/27. Full price after that.

Directions are at the end of this notice.
  
=============================================================

Topic:April Madness
Presenter(s):You?
Moderated by Richard Kuper
Date:April 28, 2015
Time:5:30pm
Location:ThoughtWorks


If you wish to join NY SPIN, please use the NY SPIN membership "registration" option at the link below:
http://nyspinmembership.eventbrite.com

Synopsis:
 

April Madness

We are bringing back our 10 Minute Madness event. 


Here's how it works:

  • Do you have a process-related success story you'd like to share?

  • Do you have a process related horror story you'd like to share?

  • Are you looking for some help with a current process-related situation?

  • Perhaps you have another topic to suggest.

You will have exactly 10 minutes to make your presentation. That includes any questions and answers. Presentations will be timed. At the 10 minute mark, the timer (a volunteer from the audience) will stand up and start clapping and you must stop, even in mid-sentence. We then move on to the next speaker.



If you've been to one of these in the past, you know how much fun these are and how interesting these are because everyone has a different story.



If there is time at the end, we will open the floor for additional questions for any of the presenters.



We typically have around 4 - 5 presenters, but select more as backups, because sometimes stuff happens and someone can't make it at the last minute.



You have something you want to talk about, right? Then why not be one of the presenters? Don't be shy. It's only 10 minutes -- and we are a supportive group of folks.



So send your proposed topic and brief outline to AprilMadness@nyspin.org. Your submission will be evaluated. If clarification is needed, you will be contacted. If your submission makes it to the top 5, you will be invited to speak and will attend for free. If you are selected as an alternate and you end up giving a presentation, we'll create a special code for you to attend a future NY SPIN event for free. (That will be provided via email some time after the event.)



Please start sending your submissions now to AprilMadness@nyspin.org.

And whether you are a presenter or not:
  • Come for the information. 
  • Come for the networking. 
  • Come for the refreshments. 
  • Come for the door prizes .

Speakers & Topics:

Jeanne Boyarsky: Illustrating self organization and collective ownership

(more to come)

Biographies:

Jeanne Boyarsky is a developer and and Scrum Master at a large bank in NYC. In her free time, she moderates and works on the coderanch.com website giving her exposure to both large and small projects. She also wrote her first book this year (OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide) which was a surprisingly iterative experience as well.



Richard Kuper (tonight's moderator) is a seasoned business and technology professional and a Certified Six Sigma YB. He is the Team Lead of the Technical Communications, Learning and Development team at Fiserv's Investment Services division. He is President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of NY SPIN. He manages multiple websites, such as FindJobsPostJobs.com and ThisIsMyStore.com. And, much less frequently than he once did, Richard occasionally finds time to write and publish articles about business and technology at TheKuperReport.com.

Richard has worn many hats over the years. Job titles and roles have included Computer Programmer, Business Analyst, Trainer, Technical Support, Programming Manager, Quality Assurance Tester, Quality Assurance Manager, Business & Technology Consultant, Mentor, Liaison, Troubleshooter, Presenter, Moderator, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board.

Richard is also the longest, continuously active member of NY SPIN and its predecessor organization.

Richard and the other NY SPIN Board members are looking forward to the interesting stories you have to tell, so please send your proposals to: AprilMadness@nyspin.org.




==============================================================


Click here to RSVP 


(Need to cancel? Contact us to let us know.)
(Sorry. No refunds for cancellation, but you'll be giving someone else a chance to register if registration is still open).



==============================================================

To become a NY SPIN general member, please use the "registration" option at the link below:

http://nyspinmembership.eventbrite.com

**Membership gets you special discounts and sometimes notices of extra events.**
 

Once you have joined in this manner, you can manage your membership by going to http://eventbrite.com/ and logging in and updating your information, should it change.


==============================================================


==============================================================
*** Follow us/Join us on ***
NY SPIN (NY Software & Systems Process Improvement Network) https://www.facebook.com/groups/137812902975869/
 Get updates via SMS by texting follow NY_SPIN to 40404 
==============================================================

Donate to NY SPIN

   All donations are tax deductible.
==============================================================
Project Management Professionals (PMPs) earn 1 PDU credit for attending an NY SPIN event. (PMI considers NY SPIN to be a "Category B Continuing Education Provider".)
==============================================================

Directions


By Train/Subway


Not all trains run at all times and subway schedules are subject to change. For current schedules, weekly service advisories and maps, contact the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at (718) 330-1234 or visit the subway section of the MTA Web Site.

The following are nearby train and subway stops:


Closest
6 to 28th Street
N, R to 28th Street

Further
1 to 28th Street 
PATH to 33rd Street


==============================================================


Click here to RSVP 


(Need to cancel? Contact us to let us know.)
(Sorry. No refunds for cancellation, but you'll be giving someone else a chance to register if registration is still open).



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