Monday, December 13, 2010

Registration extended to 5:30pm today (12/13): NYC SPIN 12/14: Agile: A Value Driven Culture - Ken Clyne

Due to a technical issue, we've extended registration to 5:30pm this afternoon Dec. 13th.


The NYC SPIN is pleased to welcome Ken Clyne from Rally -- our Platinum Sponsor. Ken's topic is: "Agile: A Value Driven Culture".

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December 2010 NYC SPIN Meeting Announcement
Date: December 14, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Agile: A Vaue Driven Culture
Presenter: Ken Clyne
Location: Microsoft


Platinum Sponsor
Rally Software
Rally Software
is the recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM), dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile.

Gold Sponsor

Other Sponsors

Microsoft (our meeting venue host) (hosting and managing our website)

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

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Agile: A Value Driven Culture

Wary of change and fuelled by rhetoric many believe Agile development to be less rigorous, less predictable and suited only to those falling within a very narrowly defined range of idealistic parameters. 

The reality is that today’s value focused agile teams and organizations are making a real difference in today’s competitive marketplace.  In this presentation Ken will establish a deeper understanding of what it means to be agile and give attendees the tools to have a meaningful dialog about enacting change in their workplace.

Ken will also share successful tactics for defining and delivering value: writing value-focused stories, sizing, splitting, tasking and accepting user stories and strategies for working across teams from iteration to iteration. He will explain the differences between stories and tasks, how to update the backlog, ways to chart and track story point burn-up, write acceptance criteria, and understand when a story is done.
Biography - Ken Clyne
Ken Clyne is an Agile Coach with Rally Software where he pursues his passion for coaching software organizations of all sizes incrementally adopt Agile and Lean practices to build collaborative cultures and deliver lasting value early and often.

Ken has 25 years of professional experience spanning the software life-cycle.  He began his career as a software engineer developing compilers and air traffic control systems.  Ken’s focus of the last 12 years has been helping teams adopt lean incremental, iterative approaches.

Ken holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.  Born and raised in Scotland, Ken now lives in Maryland.  When he is not coaching you will find him outdoors on the golf course, kayaking the Potomac or messing around with his kids.

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N,R,Q to 49th St. (at 7th Avenue)
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