Monday, December 3, 2012

Last Chance: NY SPIN: Dec. 5: Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment (Simone Brown Knight)

Please note that we have new and varied meeting spaces this season.

Our Nov 7 event has been rescheduled to Dec. 5 and at a different venue. 
 
NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Simone Brown Knight. Her topic: Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment.



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Date: (Wednesday) December 5, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment
Presenter(s): Simone Brown Knight
Location: ThoughtWorks
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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsor


BigVisible


BigVisible Solutions - Leading Providers of Agile Coaching, Training, and Consulting.


Other Sponsors

KuperPresents.com (managing our website)

Pearson Education/InformIT (providing books we raffle off at NY SPIN events)


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 Synopsis:

Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment

Like many IT organizations, you might be searching for ways to reduce costs, improve quality and deliver new features more quickly.   If you're implementing Agile in combination with Waterfall project management techniques, integration can be a big challenge.   Join us to see how you can communicate Agile planning using Waterfall methods, improve collaboration between the two types of teams and communicate performance in a way that executive leadership can understand.

Learning Objectives:
1. How to make the choice between using Waterfall or an Agile PM methodologies for projects
2. Structuring Agile projects to work within a waterfall (PMI-driven) environment
3. Reporting Agile project progress using Waterfall tools
4. Improving collaboration using Team Foundation Server, SharePoint and MsProject 
Biography - Simone Brown Knight

Simone Brown Knight, PMP,  is the Founder and Principal Consultant for StockTheMind LLC, a South Florida consulting firm that delivers enterprise project management strategy, consulting and training services.  Mrs. Knight is a PMP, who also holds a certification in Lean Six Sigma process improvement.  She has been a public speaker, instructor and  expert in enterprise project management for over 15 years, leading major projects to implement new PMOs, enterprise project management tools and develop portfolio management strategies.  Simone is an Adjunct Faculty member in project management at Nova Southeastern University.  She has been a speaker at professional seminars throughout the Southeastern United States and featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.  In 2008, Miss. Brown was recognized by Success South Florida Magazine as one of South Florida’s top 40 under 40 most influential black professionals.

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Directions

ThoughtWorks
99 Madison Ave.  (at 29th St.)

15th floor




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:


6 to 28th St.
N, R to 28th St.
1 to 28th St.
F, M to 23rd St.
PATH to 33rd St.
B, D, Q to 34th St.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Election Day 11/7 - information

Your polling place may have changed.
NYC Board of Elections
http://vote.nyc.ny.us/html/home/home.shtml

NJ Department of Elections

http://nj.gov/state/elections/index.html

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nov 7 NY SPIN event postponed

Due to Hurricane Sandy and the many folks stlll affected, we have decided to postpone this event. We will get back to you with the new date.

Meanwhile we hope all are safe and we have previously provided some links for resources for those who may need them.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Warming Centers in NYC Nov 3-4

Please share as appropriate.
With the drop in temperatures this weekend, the City is providing warming centers in the five boroughs for a place to get out of the cold. Please see times and locations below.
Program Address Borough Weekend Hours
BRONX HOUSE SENIOR CENTER 990 PELHAM PARKWAY SOUTH Bronx Saturday 9-5
RAIN Boston East
3450 Boston Road
Bronx Saturday 9-5
RIVERDALE Y SENIOR CENTER 5625 ARLINGTON AVE Bronx Sunday 9-5
COUNCIL CENTER FOR SENIOR CITIZENS 1001 Quentin Road Brooklyn Sunday 9-3
LENOX HILL INNOVATIVE SENIOR CENTER 343 EAST 7OTH STREET Manhattan Sat and Sun 9-5
LENOX HILL ST. PETER'S 619 LEXINGTON AVE. Manhattan Saturday 9-5
STANLEY ISAACS SENIOR CENTER 415 E 93RD ST Manhattan Saturday 9-3
YMYWHA INNOVATIVE SENIOR CENTER 54 NAGEL AVENUE Manhattan Sunday 9-5
PROJECT FIND WOODSTOCK SENIOR CENTER 127 W 43RD ST Manhattan Sat and Sun 9-5
ALPHA PHI ALPHA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER 220-01 LINDEN BLVD Queens Saturday 9-5
CCNS BAYSIDE SENIOR CENTER 221-15 HORACE HARDING Expressway Queens Saturday 11-5
RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT CENTER 59-14 70TH AVE Queens Saturday 10-3
SELFHELP BEN ROSENTHAL ISC 45-25 KISSENA BLVD. Queens Saturday 8:30-5:00
SENIOR GUILD LUNCHEON PROGRAM 120 ANDERSON AVE SI Sat and Sun, 9-6

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane; Next Meeting; Tech Volunteers

NY SPIN wishes to express our best wishes to you, your family, and colleagues for speedy recovery from the unparalleled damage and disruption of normal life we've all experienced or heard about this week.

We will make a decision by Tuesday, whether to move or postpone Simone Knight Brown's talk about Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment, scheduled for Thursday, November 7th, at Kaplan Test Prep, 395 Hudson Street (located in the zone with no electrical power still). 

Once the decision is made, we will send out another communication.
We've also just learned that NY Tech Meetup and New Work City are organizing volunteers with technology skills to help with relief efforts and help New York-area businesses and organizations get their technology back up and running after Hurricane Sandy. More info can be found here:

Monday, October 29, 2012

NY SPIN: Nov 7: Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment (Simone Brown Knight)

Please note that we have new and varied meeting spaces this season.

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Simone Brown Knight. Her topic: Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment.



Click here to RSVP for the November Meeting 


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

======================================================================
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:

Save $200 off either the early bird or the standard registration for all BigVisible NYC classes between now and the end of December with code NYSPIN12.


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





Click here to RSVP for the November Meeting 


November 2012 NY SPIN Event Announcement
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Date: (Wednesday) November 7, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment
Presenter(s): Simone Brown Knight
Location: Kaplan Test Prep
*********************************************************************

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsor


BigVisible


BigVisible Solutions - Leading Providers of Agile Coaching, Training, and Consulting.


Other Sponsors

KuperPresents.com (managing our website)

Pearson Education/InformIT (providing books we raffle off at NY SPIN events)


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

Registration ends November 6th at (or when all seats are filled)



Click here to RSVP for the November Meeting 

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


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

 Synopsis:

Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment

Like many IT organizations, you might be searching for ways to reduce costs, improve quality and deliver new features more quickly.   If you're implementing Agile in combination with Waterfall project management techniques, integration can be a big challenge.   Join us to see how you can communicate Agile planning using Waterfall methods, improve collaboration between the two types of teams and communicate performance in a way that executive leadership can understand.

Learning Objectives:
1. How to make the choice between using Waterfall or an Agile PM methodologies for projects
2. Structuring Agile projects to work within a waterfall (PMI-driven) environment
3. Reporting Agile project progress using Waterfall tools
4. Improving collaboration using Team Foundation Server, SharePoint and MsProject 
Biography - Simone Brown Knight

Simone Brown Knight, PMP,  is the Founder and Principal Consultant for StockTheMind LLC, a South Florida consulting firm that delivers enterprise project management strategy, consulting and training services.  Mrs. Knight is a PMP, who also holds a certification in Lean Six Sigma process improvement.  She has been a public speaker, instructor and  expert in enterprise project management for over 15 years, leading major projects to implement new PMOs, enterprise project management tools and develop portfolio management strategies.  Simone is an Adjunct Faculty member in project management at Nova Southeastern University.  She has been a speaker at professional seminars throughout the Southeastern United States and featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.  In 2008, Miss. Brown was recognized by Success South Florida Magazine as one of South Florida’s top 40 under 40 most influential black professionals.




Click here to RSVP for the November Meeting 

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Directions

Kaplan Test Prep
395 Hudson St. 

(between W Houston St. and Clarkson St.)
3rd floor




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 to Houston St.
C, E toSpring St.
PATH to Christopher St.
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4th St.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Last Chance: NY SPIN Oct. 11: A Visual Language for Requirements Engineering (Brian Berenbach)

Please note that we have new and varied meeting spaces this season.

New sponsor for October meeting:
BPMInstitute.org is pleased to sponsor the NYSPIN October meeting! 
As part of their sponsorship, they are extending NY SPIN members a Guest Pass to attend "Synchronizing Business Operations to Outperform Competitors” on November 7. This is a $250 value. Guest passes are limited in quantity and for new registrations only. This Workshop is being held as part of BrainStorm New York at The Roosevelt Hotel November 5-8, 2012. More info here.

If you have any questions regarding BrainStorm New York or the guest pass, please call BPMInstitute.org at 508.475.0475, x15 or via email. Guest passes are limited in quantity, are for new registrations only and no refunds will be given.

In addition, a full day BPM, SOA, BDM/Rules or Business Architecture Training Course - a $995 value - will be raffled off.

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Brian Berenbach, this time to talk about A Visual Language for Requirements Engineering. 
We will be raffling off Brian's book: Software & Systems Requirements Engineering: In Practice.



Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting 


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

======================================================================
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:

Save $200 off either the early bird or the standard registration for all BigVisible NYC classes between now and the end of December with code NYSPIN12.


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




Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting


October 2012 NY SPIN Event Announcement
********************************************************************** 
Date: (Thursday) October 11, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
A Visual Language for Requirements Engineering
Presenter(s): Brian Berenbach
Location: Euro RSCG Worldwide
*********************************************************************

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsor


BigVisible


BigVisible Solutions - Leading Providers of Agile Coaching, Training, and Consulting.


October Meeting Sponsor
BPMInstitute.org
BPMInstitute.org is a practitioner-led community focused on topical and vertical content related to Business Process Management (BPM).
Special offer:Click here.

Other Sponsors

KuperPresents.com (managing our website)

Pearson Education/InformIT (providing books we raffle off at NY SPIN events)


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Registration ends October 10th at (or when all seats are filled)


Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting



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


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 Synopsis:

A Visual Language for Requirements Engineering

This talk will focus on efforts to develop a new paradigm for early systems and software engineering. The Unified Requirements Modeling Language (URML) is a new visual language that can be layered on top of UML or SysML. It can be used for goal modeling, product line engineering, hazard and threat modeling, and customer process and use case modeling, and, of course, requirements elicitation and analysis, all in a single integrated environment. The meta-model for the language will be presented, followed by a summary of the results of using the new language to perform early systems engineering activities on several large industrial projects at Siemens.
Biography - Brian Berenbach

Brian Berenbach has been working in the fields of systems and software engineering for over 25 years. As an architect he designed control systems and simulators for power plants. Later in his career, as a senior engineer and researcher at Siemens Corporate Technology he helped define the requirements for Siemens products in the power, transportation and health care industries. Brian has published widely. Capers Jones said of his book: Software & Systems Requirements Engineering: In Practice, "[T]his book is a good compendium of sound advice based on practical experience". 

Brian has been an industrial chair at the IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. He is an ACM distinguished engineer, and an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP), one of only 170 people worldwide to have that certification. Brian has an M.Sc. from Emory University.




Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting

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Directions


HAVAS (formerly EURO RSCG) Worldwide
350 Hudson St. 
(between King St. and Charlton St.)




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 to Houston St.
C, E to Spring St.
PATH to Christopher St.
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4th St.


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Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting

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**PLEASE ONLY REGISTER ONCE**
To manage your registration and/or
membership, follow the instructions
at the top this message.
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Friday, October 5, 2012

NY SPIN Oct. 11: A Visual Language for Requirements Engineering (Brian Berenbach)

Please note that we have new and varied meeting spaces this season.

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Brian Berenbach, this time to talk about A Visual Language for Requirements Engineering.



Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting 


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

======================================================================
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:

Save $200 off either the early bird or the standard registration for all BigVisible NYC classes between now and the end of December with code NYSPIN12.


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




Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting



October 2012 NY SPIN Event Announcement
********************************************************************** 
Date: (Thursday) October 11, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
A Visual Language for Requirements Engineering
Presenter(s): Brian Berenbach
Location: Euro RSCG Worldwide
*********************************************************************

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsor


BigVisible


BigVisible Solutions - Leading Providers of Agile Coaching, Training, and Consulting.


Other Sponsors

KuperPresents.com (managing our website)

Pearson Education/InformIT (providing books we raffle off at NY SPIN events)


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






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

Registration ends October 10th at (or when all seats are filled)


Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting



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


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

 Synopsis:

A Visual Language for Requirements Engineering

This talk will focus on efforts to develop a new paradigm for early systems and software engineering. The Unified Requirements Modeling Language (URML) is a new visual language that can be layered on top of UML or SysML. It can be used for goal modeling, product line engineering, hazard and threat modeling, and customer process and use case modeling, and, of course, requirements elicitation and analysis, all in a single integrated environment. The meta-model for the language will be presented, followed by a summary of the results of using the new language to perform early systems engineering activities on several large industrial projects at Siemens.
Biography - Brian Berenbach


Brian Berenbach has been working in the fields of systems and software engineering for over 25 years. As an architect he designed control systems and simulators for power plants. Later in his career, as a senior engineer and researcher at Siemens Corporate Technology he helped define the requirements for Siemens products in the power, transportation and health care industries. Brian has published widely. Capers Jones said of his book: Software & Systems Requirements Engineering: In Practice, "[T]his book is a good compendium of sound advice based on practical experience". 

Brian has been an industrial chair at the IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. He is an ACM distinguished engineer, and an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP), one of only 170 people worldwide to have that certification. Brian has an M.Sc. from Emory University.




Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting

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


Directions

HAVAS (formerly EURO RSCG) Worldwide
350 Hudson St. 

(between King St. and Charlton St.)




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 to Houston St.
C, E to Spring St.
PATH to Christopher St.
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4th St.


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




Click here to RSVP for the October Meeting

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