Friday, November 12, 2010

NYC SPIN - 11/16 - Joe Krebs - Tune up for your Agile Process - Final Reminder

The NYC SPIN is pleased to welcome back Joe Krebs, whose topic this time is: "Tune-up for your Agile Process: Retrospectives - the do’s and don’ts".

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November 2010 NYC SPIN Meeting Announcement
Date: November 16, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tune-up for your Agile Process: Retrospectives – the do’s and don’ts
Presenter: Jochen Krebs
Location: Microsoft


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Tune-up for your agile process - Retrospectives – the do’s and don’ts

Projects with a process outperform projects without a process and time-boxed projects outperform projects without time-boxes.  One of the work-patterns in a time-boxed process is that project teams take time to retrospect, inspect and adapt. This step helps teams and processes to mature and improve. In this talk Joe will give an overview of the format and goals of retrospectives and why they are so powerful especially for agile teams.  He also shares experiences from facilitated sessions and how they can be improved. Joe will also discuss how retrospectives can be used after iterations or major releases.
Biography - Jochen (Joe) Krebs

 Jochen (Joe) Krebs, is an agile coach, trainer and consultant and most important practitioner. In 2005, Joe founded Incrementor, a consulting company specialized in helping organizations with the successful adoption of agile processes (Scrum, XP, Lean and other iterative-incremental processes) either on a corporate enterprise-level or team-level. His programs are characterized by a unique blend of knowledge transfer with hands-on work. In 2008/2009 for example, he transformed AOL from waterfall to agile project management with Scrum which impacted the daily life of at least 3,000 employees around the globe. The transformation included up to 100 agile project teams with an average of 40-60 projects performing in parallel. For more than 15 years, he has been focusing on agile project management, leadership, organizational transformation and agile development.

Joe worked as a team member, Scrum Master, Product Owner and guided small and large project teams through a successful transition as a coach. More recently, Jochen began to deliver targeted workshops to customers who would like to improve project success by improving communication and collaboration.

During his career, he has taught thousands of professionals in Scrum, Object-Orientation, Requirements Management (User Stories or Use Cases) or object-oriented programming languages. He has successfully delivered services and training courses in 46 of the 50 United States, Canada, Mexico, India, Germany, Switzerland, UK and France. Joe gained experience in several industries including manufacturing, finance, retail and media. Major stepping stones were Mercedes-Benz, ParcPlace, Valtech, IBM and AOL and of course INCREMENTOR. Like other key players in the agile community, Jochen's agile career began with the Smalltalk programming language in 1990s.

Joe is the author of Agile Portfolio Management and the RUP Reference and Certification Guide and he speaks occasionally at local chapter events as well as conferences. He also published numerous articles in magazines about agile practices and processes. In 2007, Joe became more and active in the agile community and founded AGILE NYC, the Agile local user group in NYC. He was also the organizer of AGILE DAY 2010 on September 15th, a 1-Day conference day from New Yorkers for New Yorkers.

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