Monday, November 18, 2013

Last Chance: NY SPIN: Nov. 19: Does Agile Empower the Knowledge Worker? (Darren Drake)

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 NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Darren Drake. His topic: Does Agile Empower the Knowledge Worker?

NY SPIN is also pleased that netCom Learning, a new sponsor, is hosting this event.

Registration ends  Nov 19 at (or when all seats are filled) 

Date: (Tuesday) Nov 19, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Does Agile Empower the Knowledge Worker?
Presenter(s): Darren Drake

Location: netCom Learning

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Does Agile Empower the Knowledge Worker?

In the information technology industry, decisions impacting the design, construction and implementation of projects were solely the realm of architects and project managers. These decisions would be made and locked down at the outset of the project and tasked to subsequent business analysts, developers and quality assurance personnel to define, construct and test, respectively. In Agile, the entire team is brought together and stays together throughout the life cycle of the project. While Agile specialists will point to increases in quality and time to market, I will present to you how the project members themselves advance and increase their value to the organization.

In this session we will cover how early and consistent input from all disciplines improves:

1. Knowledge workers’ self-efficacy and organizational buy-in.

2. Overall quality of the final application’s solution.

3. Improved morale and shared responsibility.

4. Increased engagement, camaraderie and dedication to project success.

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Biography: Darren Drake,MBA/CAPM/CSM

Darren Drake is a native of New Milford, NJ, where he served 4 years on the New Milford Board of Education, most recently as President.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in New Brunswick with concentrations in Political Science and Psychology.  After working several years for the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, Darren opted to change careers and   attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he earned his Masters degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems.  In addition to his Academic degrees, Darren is a Certified Associate Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master.  Currently he is employed by Fiserv Inc., where he acts as a Scrum Master for projects across several different product lines.

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