Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NY SPIN Dec. 11: Overcoming Barriers to Agile Adoption (Brent Hurley)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Brent Hurley of Eliassen Group to discuss Overcoming Barriers to Agile Adoption at our December 11th event. Note that our December event is on a Thursday.
  • Come for the information. 
  • Come for the networking. 
  • Come for the refreshments. 
  • Come for the door prizes.
NY SPIN is also pleased that hosting sponsor ThoughtWorks will be hosting this event. 

Register before 5pm December 4th if you want to save 50% off the full price.

Directions are at the end of this notice.
  
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Topic:Overcoming Barriers to Agile Adoption
Presenter:Brent Hurley
Date:(THURSDAY) December 11, 2014
Time:5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:ThoughtWorks


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

Overcoming Barriers to Agile Adoption

 “Standing up” a couple of Agile teams with Scrum, XP, or Kanban is relatively straightforward. After a few months, or when trying to add even more teams, organizations start to run into obstacles to Agile adoption that are beyond the ability of the individual teams to address. The root cause of these obstacles is that organizations have been purpose-built to support and reinforce traditional methodologies while unintentionally impeding and discouraging the use of Agile.

 This presentation will review how organizations need to have specific adoption goals, a way to assess progress, and an approach for identifying and addressing obstacles as they arise. It will introduce the criteria used to help set and assess goals and the Kotter Change Model to complement the existing problem finding and solving tools found in Scrum and other methodologies.


Biographies:

Brent Hurley Brent Hurley is an Agile Coach and the Regional Delivery Leader for Eliassen Group. He has instigated and completed multiple Agile roll-outs for Eliassen Group clients across a wide range of industries.

Brent’s work covers the Team, Product and Organizational Coaching, mentoring them through the adoption of Agile practices. He has also worked with Senior Managers to assist them in realizing the business value of an Agile approach, not only with software development but extending Agile and Lean practices throughout the organization. Prior to working with Eliassen Group Brent had years of experience in a wide variety of industries in England, Europe, the United States and Australia. Brent is on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/brentkhurley), and on Twitter @girabrent.




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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


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Last Chance: NY SPIN Nov 18: Communicating With The Overseas Team: Best Practices and Colossal Failures (Panel discussion)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Gordon Adelsberg of Communication for Geeks® to moderate our November 18th panel discussion: Communicating With The Overseas Team: Best Practices and Colossal Failures.

Come for the information. Come for the networking. Come for the refreshments. Come for the door prizes, which this month will include a free "lunch and learn" session from Communication for Geeks.

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

Register before 5pm November 17th if you want to get in for 25% off.

Directions are at the end of this notice.
  
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Topic: Communicating With The Overseas Team:
Best Practices and Colossal Failures
Presenter: Panel Discussion
Date: November 18, 2014
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: ThoughtWorks


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

Communicating With The Overseas Team: Best Practices and Colossal Failures

You’re smart. They’re smart. You don’t understand them.  They don’t understand you.  The improvement and upgrade effort has been a mess. Sound familiar?

Off-shoring isn’t just for cheap manufacturing anymore.  As the world gets flatter and flatter, more high-skilled jobs are moving to where the skilled workers are less expensive and the markets are growing.  Development and improvement teams can be spread over several locations, especially India and China, and the implementation of system improvements efforts will often be across several countries.

You’ve probably seen several communication mishaps you’d rather not repeat.  Our panel will share some best practices – and most likely some war stories – of how to improve communication and effectiveness when your development team is dispersed throughout several countries.



Biographies:

Joe Cleaver is the Platform Business Evangelist for Microsoft's Developer Experience group, focusing on Windows 8, Windows Phone, Apps for Office and Azure for top tier Commercial customers and partners. Prior to joining Microsoft, Joe spent 10 years working in Financial Services, where he managed strategic projects using a combination of offshore, near shore and onshore teams. He also co-founded iTEAMS, a global testing service that utilized onshore and offshore teams to provide independent testing and expertise to key customers around the world.

If Joe appears a bit sleepy today, it's because he has six kids and hasn't slept since 2001.


Andrew Parlock is the Senior Market Manager for Commercial Cyber with Battelle Memorial’s Global Security Business, currently focused on the threats to the Global Financial Markets. He received his Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University and MBA from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Battelle, he spent 6 years with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman working in National Security (no he wasn’t a spy). He has more than 20 years’ experience in International Business Development and Consulting, having had the opportunity to travel and execute business throughout the US, Europe and Australia.
 
When not working on his 143 year old home in Baltimore, MD, he focuses on his current mid-life crisis, triathlons.


Mike Sadowski is CEO and co-founder of Cayugasoft Technologies. Cayugasoft provides dedicated software development teams to entrepreneurial companies, with clients involved in logistics, business applications, internet-of-things, and mobile gaming. The company has software development centers in Chile, Ukraine and Russia. Previously Mike was the CIO at Odyssey Logistics & Technology, a venture-backed logistics company, where he led a 70-person IT team engaged in proprietary applications development, IT infrastructure management, and support. Prior to this, Mike was VP of Product Management at RELY Software, a logistics software vendor, and a Principal at PRTM Management Consultants (acquired by PwC). Mike has a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a Master of Engineering in Operations Research from Cornell University, and an MBA from Cornell.


Gordon Adelsberg (Moderator) started his career doing biochemical research and product development in the food industry, then spent several years developing and testing data mining software (Now they call it “big data.”) at SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina. He then completed an MBA at Penn State and began a decade long career in business management consulting. He recently stepped away from consulting to become CEO of Communication for Geeks®.



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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


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


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Friday, November 14, 2014

NY SPIN Nov 18: Communicating With The Overseas Team: Best Practices and Colossal Failures (Panel discussion)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Gordon Adelsberg of Communication for Geeks® to moderate our November 18th panel discussion: Communicating With The Overseas Team: Best Practices and Colossal Failures.

Come for the information. Come for the networking. Come for the refreshments. Come for the door prizes, which this month will include a free "lunch and learn" session from Communication for Geeks.

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

Register before 5pm November 17th if you want to get in for 25% off.
Directions are at the end of this notice.
  
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Topic: Communicating With The Overseas Team:
Best Practices and Colossal Failures
Presenter: Panel Discussion
Date: November 18, 2014
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: ThoughtWorks


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

Communicating With The Overseas Team: Best Practices and Colossal Failures

You’re smart. They’re smart. You don’t understand them.  They don’t understand you.  The improvement and upgrade effort has been a mess. Sound familiar?

Off-shoring isn’t just for cheap manufacturing anymore.  As the world gets flatter and flatter, more high-skilled jobs are moving to where the skilled workers are less expensive and the markets are growing.  Development and improvement teams can be spread over several locations, especially India and China, and the implementation of system improvements efforts will often be across several countries.

You’ve probably seen several communication mishaps you’d rather not repeat.  Our panel will share some best practices – and most likely some war stories – of how to improve communication and effectiveness when your development team is dispersed throughout several countries.



Biographies:

Joe Cleaver is the Platform Business Evangelist for Microsoft's Developer Experience group, focusing on Windows 8, Windows Phone, Apps for Office and Azure for top tier Commercial customers and partners. Prior to joining Microsoft, Joe spent 10 years working in Financial Services, where he managed strategic projects using a combination of offshore, near shore and onshore teams. He also co-founded iTEAMS, a global testing service that utilized onshore and offshore teams to provide independent testing and expertise to key customers around the world.

If Joe appears a bit sleepy today, it's because he has six kids and hasn't slept since 2001.


Andrew Parlock is the Senior Market Manager for Commercial Cyber with Battelle Memorial’s Global Security Business, currently focused on the threats to the Global Financial Markets. He received his Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University and MBA from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Battelle, he spent 6 years with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman working in National Security (no he wasn’t a spy). He has more than 20 years’ experience in International Business Development and Consulting, having had the opportunity to travel and execute business throughout the US, Europe and Australia.

When not working on his 143 year old home in Baltimore, MD, he focuses on his current mid-life crisis, triathlons.


Mike Sadowski is CEO and co-founder of Cayugasoft Technologies. Cayugasoft provides dedicated software development teams to entrepreneurial companies, with clients involved in logistics, business applications, internet-of-things, and mobile gaming. The company has software development centers in Chile, Ukraine and Russia. Previously Mike was the CIO at Odyssey Logistics & Technology, a venture-backed logistics company, where he led a 70-person IT team engaged in proprietary applications development, IT infrastructure management, and support. Prior to this, Mike was VP of Product Management at RELY Software, a logistics software vendor, and a Principal at PRTM Management Consultants (acquired by PwC). Mike has a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a Master of Engineering in Operations Research from Cornell University, and an MBA from Cornell.


Gordon Adelsberg (Moderator) started his career doing biochemical research and product development in the food industry, then spent several years developing and testing data mining software (Now they call it “big data.”) at SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina. He then completed an MBA at Penn State and began a decade long career in business management consulting. He recently stepped away from consulting to become CEO of Communication for Geeks®.



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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.


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

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? 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).



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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NY SPIN Dec. 11: Overcoming Barriers to Agile Adoption (Brent Hurley)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Brent Hurley of Eliassen Group to discuss Overcoming Barriers to Agile Adoption at our December 11th event. Note that our December event is on a Thursday.
  • Come for the information. 
  • Come for the networking. 
  • Come for the refreshments. 
  • Come for the door prizes.
NY SPIN is also pleased that hosting sponsor ThoughtWorks will be hosting this event. 

Register before 5pm December 4th if you want to save 50% off the full price.

Directions are at the end of this notice.
  
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Topic:Overcoming Barriers to Agile Adoption
Presenter:Brent Hurley
Date:(THURSDAY) December 11, 2014
Time:5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:ThoughtWorks


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

Overcoming Barriers to Agile Adoption

 “Standing up” a couple of Agile teams with Scrum, XP, or Kanban is relatively straightforward. After a few months, or when trying to add even more teams, organizations start to run into obstacles to Agile adoption that are beyond the ability of the individual teams to address. The root cause of these obstacles is that organizations have been purpose-built to support and reinforce traditional methodologies while unintentionally impeding and discouraging the use of Agile.

 This presentation will review how organizations need to have specific adoption goals, a way to assess progress, and an approach for identifying and addressing obstacles as they arise. It will introduce the criteria used to help set and assess goals and the Kotter Change Model to complement the existing problem finding and solving tools found in Scrum and other methodologies.


Biographies:

Brent Hurley Brent Hurley is an Agile Coach and the Regional Delivery Leader for Eliassen Group. He has instigated and completed multiple Agile roll-outs for Eliassen Group clients across a wide range of industries.

Brent’s work covers the Team, Product and Organizational Coaching, mentoring them through the adoption of Agile practices. He has also worked with Senior Managers to assist them in realizing the business value of an Agile approach, not only with software development but extending Agile and Lean practices throughout the organization. Prior to working with Eliassen Group Brent had years of experience in a wide variety of industries in England, Europe, the United States and Australia. Brent is on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/brentkhurley), and on Twitter @girabrent.




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


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 
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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).



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

Monday, November 10, 2014

NY SPIN Nov 18: Communicating With The Overseas Team: Best Practices and Colossal Failures (Panel discussion)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Gordon Adelsberg of Communication for Geeks® to moderate our November 18th panel discussion: Communicating With The Overseas Team: Best Practices and Colossal Failures.

Come for the information. Come for the networking. Come for the refreshments. Come for the door prizes, which this month will include a free "lunch and learn" session from Communication for Geeks.

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

Register before 5pm November 11th if you want to get in at the 50% off Early Bird price.

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


Topic: Communicating With The Overseas Team:
Best Practices and Colossal Failures
Presenter: Panel Discussion
Date: November 18, 2014
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: ThoughtWorks


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

Communicating With The Overseas Team: Best Practices and Colossal Failures

You’re smart. They’re smart. You don’t understand them.  They don’t understand you.  The improvement and upgrade effort has been a mess. Sound familiar?

Off-shoring isn’t just for cheap manufacturing anymore.  As the world gets flatter and flatter, more high-skilled jobs are moving to where the skilled workers are less expensive and the markets are growing.  Development and improvement teams can be spread over several locations, especially India and China, and the implementation of system improvements efforts will often be across several countries.

You’ve probably seen several communication mishaps you’d rather not repeat.  Our panel will share some best practices – and most likely some war stories – of how to improve communication and effectiveness when your development team is dispersed throughout several countries.



Biographies:

Joe Cleaver is the Platform Business Evangelist for Microsoft's Developer Experience group, focusing on Windows 8, Windows Phone, Apps for Office and Azure for top tier Commercial customers and partners. Prior to joining Microsoft, Joe spent 10 years working in Financial Services, where he managed strategic projects using a combination of offshore, near shore and onshore teams. He also co-founded iTEAMS, a global testing service that utilized onshore and offshore teams to provide independent testing and expertise to key customers around the world.

If Joe appears a bit sleepy today, it's because he has six kids and hasn't slept since 2001.


Andrew Parlock is the Senior Market Manager for Commercial Cyber with Battelle Memorial’s Global Security Business, currently focused on the threats to the Global Financial Markets. He received his Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University and MBA from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Battelle, he spent 6 years with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman working in National Security (no he wasn’t a spy). He has more than 20 years’ experience in International Business Development and Consulting, having had the opportunity to travel and execute business throughout the US, Europe and Australia.
 
When not working on his 143 year old home in Baltimore, MD, he focuses on his current mid-life crisis, triathlons.


Mike Sadowski is CEO and co-founder of Cayugasoft Technologies. Cayugasoft provides dedicated software development teams to entrepreneurial companies, with clients involved in logistics, business applications, internet-of-things, and mobile gaming. The company has software development centers in Chile, Ukraine and Russia. Previously Mike was the CIO at Odyssey Logistics & Technology, a venture-backed logistics company, where he led a 70-person IT team engaged in proprietary applications development, IT infrastructure management, and support. Prior to this, Mike was VP of Product Management at RELY Software, a logistics software vendor, and a Principal at PRTM Management Consultants (acquired by PwC). Mike has a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a Master of Engineering in Operations Research from Cornell University, and an MBA from Cornell.


Gordon Adelsberg (Moderator) started his career doing biochemical research and product development in the food industry, then spent several years developing and testing data mining software (Now they call it “big data.”) at SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina. He then completed an MBA at Penn State and began a decade long career in business management consulting. He recently stepped away from consulting to become CEO of Communication for Geeks®.



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


Click here to RSVP 


(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).



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

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? 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).



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