Thursday, April 17, 2014

Press Release: NY SPIN Announces New York Area Agile Development Practices Study

 NY Metro vs. Industry: Benchmark Project
Contrasts Agile Software Development Practices

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 -- A study contrasting the Agile development practices of the New York metropolitan development community against world-wide results has been announced by NY SPIN, the New York Software & Systems Process Improvement Network.

The study, to be conducted by software productivity researchers QSM Associates in tandem with NY SPIN, will answer several questions that challenge software development organizations, including:
  • How do Agile projects compare to waterfall or plan-based projects?
  • Are local Agile teams more productive than offshore teams, or those located across multiple locations?
  • If it is true, as suggested by Agile visionary Kent Beck, that Agile projects deliver more functionality with fewer defects, why is this the case?
  • Is the Agile development scene in the New York metro region any different from other metropolitan regions where this research is under way (Munich, Germany and Columbus, Ohio), or the world at large?

The industry study will answer these and other questions about the Agile development practices in the New York metro region, and then compare-and-contrast the results to the 12,000 completed projects -- both Agile and traditional -- contained in the global SLIM database.

“Metro New York is the center of North America’s business world, and one would expect this region to be leading the way in the use of advanced programming techniques,” said Michael C. Mah, managing director of QSM Associates. “Yet, nobody has compared the effectiveness and other artifacts of the metro NY development community against SLIM worldwide projects database, the largest repository of its kind. This will be a landmark study, for not only the NY software development community but for Agile followers worldwide.”

The study will allow participants to objectively benchmark their organization's performance to create an initial productivity baseline; to identify strategic directions and goals; and to focus their improvement efforts with optimal efficiency.

Richard L. Kuper, President and CEO of NY SPIN said, “Michael Mah, our most popular speaker, presented results from prior studies to NY SPIN earlier this season. The idea of having an in-depth analysis of Agile Software Development Practices in the New York metro region was of great interest to those in attendance. You could sense the excitement in the air. Anyone I’ve mentioned this to since then has expressed interest as well.”

QSM Associates has more than 20 years of experience in helping Fortune 500 companies. The company is an affiliate of QSM, Inc., and uses state-of-the-art measurement and estimation tools that are part of the QSM SLIM software lifecycle management suite.

Two free webcasts will be held on Apr. 29 and May 20 (noon EDT) to provide additional information for prospective participants. Information on the study and the webcast can be found at http://qsma.com/nyagile/.

About QSM Associates
QSM Associates, Inc. helps organizations measure, plan, estimate and control software projects. It offers the SLIM (Software Lifecycle Management) Suite of tools, so managers can benchmark and forecast Agile, waterfall, in-house, offshore/multi-shore or ERP/package implementation projects. SLIM contains statistics from a worldwide database of more than 12,000 completed projects, enabling productivity benchmarking on the desktop. Using SLIM to dynamically run "virtual project simulations,” companies can model and forecast waterfall and Agile releases to deliver on time, within budget, with 90% estimation accuracy. QSM Associates offers consulting, training, and coaching to help accelerate this capability. Information is available at www.QSMA.com or email info@qsma.com .

About NY SPIN
NY SPIN Inc. (www.nyspin.org) is a not-for-profit organization. It provides a forum where practitioners and thought leaders across all types of technology-related business areas can meet, exchange ideas, network, and learn about principles and best practices of software and systems process improvement. Participants in NY SPIN events include professionals from a cross-section of business sectors. Event participants are empowered to effect positive process improvement change in their organizations around software and systems development and management.

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QSM and SLIM are registered trademarks of Quantitative Software Management, Inc..

Media contact: Edward Bride, 413-442-7718 (Ed@edbride-pr.com)


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  • The Press Release can also be found here.
  • Get a PDF version here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Webinar: Learn how to maximize the return on your Agile investments

NY SPIN sponsor


BigVisible
BigVisible

   

 

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

Tuesday April 29th, 2:00PM

Get the most out of your Agile investment, today and tomorrow!

Click here: bigv.is/1j0nEG

No matter where you are along the Agile path this webinar will help you get the most out of your Agile investment. Whether you are avoiding getting started or well down the road, you can maximize the return on your Agile investments by understanding the environmental factors that impact Agile and mapping out an adoption path that lets you incrementally bring value while you continually improve.

Key Learning Objectives:
- Understand that becoming Agile is not a black or white proposition
- Understand how a deep understanding of the Agile Values and - Principles is key to getting value out of Agile practices
- Know the factors that impact the path to Agility and how to address them or adapt your practices.
- Learn how to (and how not to) move to Agility in your environment

This webinar will be hosted by BigVisible coach David Hammerslag. 

Click here: bigv.is/1j0nEG


NY SPIN

Monday, April 7, 2014

Final Chance: NY SPIN April 8: How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data (Eric Owings)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Eric Owings from AirWatch. His topic: How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data.

NY SPIN is also pleased that Havas Worldwide will be hosting another one of our events.

Early Registration ends  April 7th at (or when all seats are filled).




********************************************************************** 
Date: (Tuesday) Apr 8, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data
Presenter(s):  Eric Owens
Location: TBD

**********************************************************************



Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 


(Need to cancel? Use our event contact form 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).


**PLEASE ONLY REGISTER ONCE** 
============================================================== 

 Synopsis:

How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data 

Mobile technologies are changing the way companies do business. The push towards mobility is especially prominent among organizations that are using mobile technologies to reshape business processes, increase mobile worker productivity, and deliver value to their customers. Increasing investments in mobility are forcing IT leaders to address several challenges, from supporting a large number of smartphones and tablets across multiple mobile platforms, to developing business applications, and an evolving set of complex security concerns.

Join Eric Owings, mobile solution consultant at AirWatch, who will share how mobile is changing dramatically, discuss industry trends, and provide best practices and strategies organizations should consider when managing their mobile fleet.





Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 


  Biography: Eric Owings

Eric Owings is a mobile solution consultant at AirWatch, a VMware company and the world’s leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider. Owings provides clients with a consultative approach to implementing their enterprise mobility deployment, supplying them with the right strategies and tools to meet their mobile management needs.

Prior to joining AirWatch, Eric worked as a consultant at Neusoft Technologies. Before Neusoft, he worked as a sales consultant serving the Midwest region for RouteMatch Software, where he produced marketing materials, conducted software demos and webinars, and directed research projects.

Eric Owings earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from North Georgia College & State University.





Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 



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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 on: LinkedIn and  Twitter (@NY_SPIN) ***
        Get updates via SMS by texting follow NY_SPIN to 40404 
==============================================================

Donate to NY SPIN

   All donations are tax deductible.
==============================================================

Other Events:


 
==============================================================
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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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

 

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Directions

Havas Worldwide New York
200 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013


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:


1,2 to Canal Street
A,C,E to Canal Street
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Friday, April 4, 2014

NY SPIN April 8: How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data (Eric Owings)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Eric Owings from AirWatch. His topic: How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data.

NY SPIN is also pleased that Havas Worldwide will be hosting another one of our events.

Early Registration ends  April 7th at (or when all seats are filled).




********************************************************************** 
Date: (Tuesday) Apr 8, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data
Presenter(s):  Eric Owens
Location: TBD

**********************************************************************



Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 


(Need to cancel? Use our event contact form 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).


**PLEASE ONLY REGISTER ONCE** 
============================================================== 

 Synopsis:

How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data 

Mobile technologies are changing the way companies do business. The push towards mobility is especially prominent among organizations that are using mobile technologies to reshape business processes, increase mobile worker productivity, and deliver value to their customers. Increasing investments in mobility are forcing IT leaders to address several challenges, from supporting a large number of smartphones and tablets across multiple mobile platforms, to developing business applications, and an evolving set of complex security concerns.

Join Eric Owings, mobile solution consultant at AirWatch, who will share how mobile is changing dramatically, discuss industry trends, and provide best practices and strategies organizations should consider when managing their mobile fleet.





Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 


  Biography: Eric Owings

Eric Owings is a mobile solution consultant at AirWatch, a VMware company and the world’s leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider. Owings provides clients with a consultative approach to implementing their enterprise mobility deployment, supplying them with the right strategies and tools to meet their mobile management needs.

Prior to joining AirWatch, Eric worked as a consultant at Neusoft Technologies. Before Neusoft, he worked as a sales consultant serving the Midwest region for RouteMatch Software, where he produced marketing materials, conducted software demos and webinars, and directed research projects.

Eric Owings earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from North Georgia College & State University.





Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 



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

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 on: LinkedIn and  Twitter (@NY_SPIN) ***
        Get updates via SMS by texting follow NY_SPIN to 40404 
==============================================================

Donate to NY SPIN

   All donations are tax deductible.
==============================================================

Other Events:


 
==============================================================
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".)

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



PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

 

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






============================================================== 
Directions

Havas Worldwide New York
200 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013


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:


1,2 to Canal Street
A,C,E to Canal Street
============================================================== 








Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 



==============================================================
**PLEASE ONLY REGISTER ONCE**
To manage your registration and/or
membership, follow the instructions
at the top this message.
==============================================================


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NY SPIN April 8: How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data (Eric Owings)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Eric Owings from AirWatch. His topic: How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data.

NY SPIN is also pleased that Havas Worldwide will be hosting another one of our events.

Early Registration ends  April 7th at (or when all seats are filled).




********************************************************************** 
Date: (Tuesday) Apr 8, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data
Presenter(s):  Eric Owens
Location: TBD

**********************************************************************



Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 


(Need to cancel? Use our event contact form 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).


**PLEASE ONLY REGISTER ONCE** 
============================================================== 

 Synopsis:

How Organizations Leverage Mobile to Transform Business Operations and Protect Sensitive Data 

Mobile technologies are changing the way companies do business. The push towards mobility is especially prominent among organizations that are using mobile technologies to reshape business processes, increase mobile worker productivity, and deliver value to their customers. Increasing investments in mobility are forcing IT leaders to address several challenges, from supporting a large number of smartphones and tablets across multiple mobile platforms, to developing business applications, and an evolving set of complex security concerns.

Join Eric Owings, mobile solution consultant at AirWatch, who will share how mobile is changing dramatically, discuss industry trends, and provide best practices and strategies organizations should consider when managing their mobile fleet.





Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 


  Biography: Eric Owings

Eric Owings is a mobile solution consultant at AirWatch, a VMware company and the world’s leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider. Owings provides clients with a consultative approach to implementing their enterprise mobility deployment, supplying them with the right strategies and tools to meet their mobile management needs.

Prior to joining AirWatch, Eric worked as a consultant at Neusoft Technologies. Before Neusoft, he worked as a sales consultant serving the Midwest region for RouteMatch Software, where he produced marketing materials, conducted software demos and webinars, and directed research projects.

Eric Owings earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from North Georgia College & State University.





Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 



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

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 on: LinkedIn and  Twitter (@NY_SPIN) ***
        Get updates via SMS by texting follow NY_SPIN to 40404 
==============================================================

Donate to NY SPIN

   All donations are tax deductible.
==============================================================

Other Events:


 
==============================================================
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".)

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



PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

 

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






============================================================== 
Directions

Havas Worldwide New York
200 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013


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:


1,2 to Canal Street
A,C,E to Canal Street
============================================================== 








Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 



==============================================================
**PLEASE ONLY REGISTER ONCE**
To manage your registration and/or
membership, follow the instructions
at the top this message.
==============================================================