Monday, April 30, 2012

Special Sponsor for May 8th NY SPIN Event


NEWS: Special Sponsor for our May 8th event: VersionOne. In addition to raffling off copies of Beautiful Teams by our presenters, we will now also be raffling off some free tickets to AgilePalooza, compliments of VersionOne, and some coupons for half-priced tickets to AgilePalooza.
 


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Friday, April 27, 2012

NY SPIN 5/8:Beautiful Teams (Stellman & Greene)


NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene, this time to talk about Beautiful Teams. If you attended the last time they presented, you know you won't want to miss our season closer with them.



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Visit http://www.bigvisible.com/training-roadmap/classes/ for more information about these and other courses.

 
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May 2012 NY SPIN Event Announcement
********************************************************************** 
Date: May 8, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
Beautiful Teams
Presenter(s): Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene
Location: Microsoft
*********************************************************************

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors



BigVisible


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





Microsoft


Microsoft’s Visual Studio 11 beta is available. Microsoft and our partners are offering a number of One-Hour, Free Webcasts so you can see online and in real-time how to define, deliver and operate wildly successful software projects with Visual Studio 11.  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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Synopsis:

Beautiful Teams

What's it like to work on a great software development team facing an impossible problem? How do you build an effective team? Can a group of people who don't get along still build good software? How does a team leader keep everyone moving on track when the stakes are high and the schedule is tight? 

Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene answer these questions in their 2009 book, Beautiful Teams: Inspiring and Cautionary Tales from Veteran Team Leaders. In this presentation, they show how veteran team leaders build great teams by understanding people, goals, practices and obstacles. They draw on personal stories from the leading programmers, architects, project managers and thought leaders who contributed to the book.


Biography - Jennifer Greene & Andrew Stellman

Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman have been managing projects and writing about project management together since they first met in 1998. Their first book, Applied Software Project Management was published by O’Reilly in 2005 and received widespread praise from both working project managers and academic researchers. Their second book, Head First PMP, which is now in its second edition, has helped tens of thousands of project managers pass the PMP exam. Andrew and Jennifer founded Stellman & Greene Consulting in 2003, providing project management services and training to both companies and individuals, and have given talks at companies and conferences around the world.



Directions


 Microsoft
1290 Avenue of the Americas
(between 51st and 52nd Streets)




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 subway stops:

B,D,F,M to 47th-50th St./Rockefeller Center
N,R,Q to 49th St. (at 7th Avenue)
1,A,C,E to 50th St. (at 8th Ave)
E to 7th Ave  (at 53rd St)






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Monday, April 23, 2012

NY SPIN 5/8:Beautiful Teams (Stellman & Greene)


NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene, this time to talk about Beautiful Teams. If you attended the last time they presented, you know you won't want to miss our season closer with them.



Click here to RSVP for the May Meeting 


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======================================================================
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http://nyspinmembership.eventbrite.com


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Other Events:

Upcoming BigVisible courses:

* CSM with Mike Dwyer: May 14-15, June 18-19, July 16-17, and August 20-21

* CSPO with Mike Dwyer: June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 22-23
Visit http://www.bigvisible.com/training-roadmap/classes/ for more information about these and other courses.

 
==============================================================
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 May Meeting 




May 2012 NY SPIN Event Announcement
********************************************************************** 
Date: May 8, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
Beautiful Teams
Presenter(s): Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene
Location: Microsoft
*********************************************************************

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors


BigVisible


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





Microsoft


Microsoft’s Visual Studio 11 beta is available. Microsoft and our partners are offering a number of One-Hour, Free Webcasts so you can see online and in real-time how to define, deliver and operate wildly successful software projects with Visual Studio 11.  Click here!!

Other Sponsors

KuperPresents.com (managing our website)

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




==============================================================
Registration ends May 7th at (or when all seats are filled)
 


Click here to RSVP for the May Meeting 


 **PLEASE ONLY REGISTER ONCE**

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

Synopsis:

Beautiful Teams

What's it like to work on a great software development team facing an impossible problem? How do you build an effective team? Can a group of people who don't get along still build good software? How does a team leader keep everyone moving on track when the stakes are high and the schedule is tight? 

Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene answer these questions in their 2009 book, Beautiful Teams: Inspiring and Cautionary Tales from Veteran Team Leaders. In this presentation, they show how veteran team leaders build great teams by understanding people, goals, practices and obstacles. They draw on personal stories from the leading programmers, architects, project managers and thought leaders who contributed to the book.


Biography - Jennifer Greene & Andrew Stellman

Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman have been managing projects and writing about project management together since they first met in 1998. Their first book, Applied Software Project Management was published by O’Reilly in 2005 and received widespread praise from both working project managers and academic researchers. Their second book, Head First PMP, which is now in its second edition, has helped tens of thousands of project managers pass the PMP exam. Andrew and Jennifer founded Stellman & Greene Consulting in 2003, providing project management services and training to both companies and individuals, and have given talks at companies and conferences around the world.



Directions


 Microsoft
1290 Avenue of the Americas
(between 51st and 52nd Streets)




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 subway stops:

B,D,F,M to 47th-50th St./Rockefeller Center
N,R,Q to 49th St. (at 7th Avenue)
1,A,C,E to 50th St. (at 8th Ave)
E to 7th Ave  (at 53rd St)






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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NY SPIN 5/8:Beautiful Teams (Stellman & Greene)


NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene, this time to talk about Beautiful Teams. If you attended the last time they presented, you know you won't want to miss our season closer with them.




Click here to RSVP for the May 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.
======================================================================
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==============================================================


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

Other Events:

Upcoming BigVisible courses:

* CSM with Mike Dwyer: May 14-15, June 18-19, July 16-17, and August 20-21

* CSPO with Mike Dwyer: June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 22-23
Visit http://www.bigvisible.com/training-roadmap/classes/ for more information about these and other courses.

 
==============================================================
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 May Meeting 




May 2012 NY SPIN Event Announcement
********************************************************************** 
Date: May 8, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
Beautiful Teams
Presenter(s): Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene
Location: Microsoft
*********************************************************************

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors



BigVisible


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





Microsoft


Microsoft’s Visual Studio 11 beta is available. Microsoft and our partners are offering a number of One-Hour, Free Webcasts so you can see online and in real-time how to define, deliver and operate wildly successful software projects with Visual Studio 11.  Click here!!

Other Sponsors

KuperPresents.com (managing our website)

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


==============================================================
Registration ends May 7th at (or when all seats are filled)
 


Click here to RSVP for the May Meeting 


 **PLEASE ONLY REGISTER ONCE**

To manage your registration and/or membership, follow the instructions
at the top of this message.
==============================================================
 

Synopsis:

Beautiful Teams

What's it like to work on a great software development team facing an impossible problem? How do you build an effective team? Can a group of people who don't get along still build good software? How does a team leader keep everyone moving on track when the stakes are high and the schedule is tight? 

Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene answer these questions in their 2009 book, Beautiful Teams: Inspiring and Cautionary Tales from Veteran Team Leaders. In this presentation, they show how veteran team leaders build great teams by understanding people, goals, practices and obstacles. They draw on personal stories from the leading programmers, architects, project managers and thought leaders who contributed to the book.


Biography - Jennifer Greene & Andrew Stellman

Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman have been managing projects and writing about project management together since they first met in 1998. Their first book, Applied Software Project Management was published by O’Reilly in 2005 and received widespread praise from both working project managers and academic researchers. Their second book, Head First PMP, which is now in its second edition, has helped tens of thousands of project managers pass the PMP exam. Andrew and Jennifer founded Stellman & Greene Consulting in 2003, providing project management services and training to both companies and individuals, and have given talks at companies and conferences around the world.



Directions


 Microsoft
1290 Avenue of the Americas
(between 51st and 52nd Streets)




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 subway stops:

B,D,F,M to 47th-50th St./Rockefeller Center
N,R,Q to 49th St. (at 7th Avenue)
1,A,C,E to 50th St. (at 8th Ave)
E to 7th Ave  (at 53rd St)






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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Last chance: NY SPIN 4/17: Process Nightmare/War Stories @ EURO RSCG

Special thanks to  
for hosting this event.


April 17th is NY SPIN Process Nightmare/War Story Night. Come and hear some stories;  perhaps help solve one; or maybe even share one.



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


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

Click here to RSVP for the April Meeting 


April 2012 NY SPIN Event Announcement
********************************************************************** 
Date: April 17, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Topic:
Process Nightmare/War Stories
Presenter(s): Mariya Breyter, Amit Kaul, Marc Fiedler
Moderator: Richard Kuper
Location: EURO RSCG
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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors

  BigVisible

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





Microsoft


The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 suite of solutions allows all stakeholder to collaborate more effectively to deliver quality software on-time, on-scope, and on-budget.

Other Sponsors

KuperPresents.com (managing our website)

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


==============================================================
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Synopsis:

Process Nightmare/War Stories

An “Agile Hammer”: How My Team Decomposed Agile
Presented by Mariya Breyter


Summary
Have you ever heard of a hammer analogy when people talk about scrum adoption? Imagine you need to put a nail down and decide to use a hammer, but you do not see the value or just don’t know how to use the hammer. So you decide to decompose it into two parts. Now you can use a handle or the metal part to put the nail down, and either part is more effective than a bare fist. But only when you use the hammer as a whole the way it’s intended to be used, you will be able to achieve true efficiency. This is what my story is about: how my team adopted agile by decomposing it, and as we were progressing with our implementation, we realized the value of all the missing ceremonies and ended up with an efficient “agile hammer”.       

Biography
Mariya Breyter, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP is an over ten-year IT management and project management professional with experience ranging from government jobs to versatile corporate experience in media and education, including managing large teams on multimillion-dollar projects. She is a passionate agilist and an active member of the New York City agile community. Mariya is also a contributor to a number of online resources on agile and project management topics, including her own blog.

In 2011, Mariya was selected as one of the winners of the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute’s PMO Case Study competition. She has combined B.A./M.A. degree in Linguistics and Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Moscow State University, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

Her current role is an Agile Coach for a large educational company, but the case study she is going to share with you is related to her former role as a project manager with a media company.

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A Global Sales Credit Reporting System Rightsizing Initiative
Presented by Amit Kaul


Summary
This presentation will go over a project that analyzed the process of report generation, usage and maintenance of reports in a global MIS system. Upon completion of the project, it was expected that there would be a reduction in the running costs of the system.

Biography
Amit Kaul began his career at D.E. Shaw in 1998 and joined Credit Suisse in 2002. After spending 8 years in the bank's technology division, he is currently the global COO for the Client Onboarding department in the investment banking division.

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Challenges In Transitioning To An Agile Environment
Presented by Marc Fiedler


Summary
Several challenges of a real project will be discussed in terms of its impact, solution and affect of the solution.  The audience will be invited to interact with their similar challenges and solutions.

Biography
Marc Fiedler is a Senior PMO, Program and Project Manager with extensive experience within IT, Financial Services, Insurance and Big 4 Consulting firms. He has experience in areas including: PMO, project and program management, release management, business management, internal/external consulting, quality management, project management process creation, marketing and technical/ professional course creation/ delivery. He has worked for firms such as JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, as a fulltime employee.  As a consultant working for Ernst & Young and other prestigious consulting firms, he has serviced many other clients in the Financial Services, Insurance, Pharmaceutical and Shipping industries.  He has acquired his Agile Scrum Master, Series 7, Mortgage and Life Insurance Licenses/ Certifications.  He has degrees in Accounting and Computer Science. Marc is also Vice President of NY SPIN.

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Moderating the event: Richard Kuper

Biography
Richard Kuper is President & CEO of NY SPIN; Team Lead - Technical Communications with the Investment Services division of Fiserv; and creator and manager of a variety of websites including ThisIsMyStore.com and FindJobsPostJobs.com. He is an amateur photographer and a Certified SIx Sigma YB. Richard has worn a variety of other hats in his career including: management consultant, senior business analyst, quality assurance manager, programming manager and others. Richard designed and manages the NY SPIN website and previously chaired the Requirements Management Special Interest Group and the Privacy and Security Special Interest Group of the predecessor NYC SPIN organization.

Special thanks to David Tien for volunteering to help collect and coordinate the presenters/presentations for this event.

Directions

 EURO RSCG
350 Hudson Street - 9th 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 subway stops:


Closest:
1 to Houston Street
C, E to Spring Street 
Further (about 6 - 8 blocks):
PATH to Christopher Street
A,B,C,D,F,M to W. 4th Street



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