Monday, March 23, 2015

Last Chance: NY SPIN Mar 24: Learning Agile (Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene)

NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Stellman & Greene. Yes, that's right, Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene are coming to present again (and you don't want to miss it). On March  24th, they will be talking about Learning Agile, which is also the title of their new book.
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  • Come for the networking. 
  • Come for the refreshments. 
  • Come for the door prizes .
NY SPIN is also pleased that hosting sponsor ThoughtWorks will be hosting this event. 

Discount ends @ 5pm tonight (3/23). Full price after that.

Directions are at the end of this notice.

Topic:Learning Agile
Presenters:Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene
Date:March 24, 2015

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Learning Agile
Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to "go agile" can be tricky. In their new book, Learning Agile, Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene help you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then by describing four specific—and well-used—Agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban.
Each method focuses on a different area of development, but they all aim to change your team’s mindset—from individuals who simply follow a plan, to a cohesive group that makes decisions together. Whether you are considering agile for the first time, or trying it again, you will learn how to choose a method that best fits your team and your company.
In this highly engaging talk, based on material in their book, Andrew and Jennifer show you how your team's mindset—the way that you and your team think about projects and practices—has a big impact on how effectively the team builds software. They show you how that mindset can make the difference between a team that's put good practices in place but has gotten only marginal improvement, versus a team that gets highly effective results from those very same practices.


Andrew Stellman is a developer, architect, speaker, agile coach, project manager, and expert in building better software. He has over two decades of professional experience building software, and has architected large-scale real-time back end systems, managed large international software teams, been a Vice President at a major investment bank, and consulted for companies, schools, and corporations, including Microsoft, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Bank of America, Notre Dame, and MIT. He's had the privilege of working with some pretty amazing programmers during that time, and likes to think that he's learned a few things from them.

Jennifer Greene is an agile coach, development manager, business analyst, project manager, tester, speaker, and authority on software engineering practices and principles. She's been building software for over twenty years in many different domains including media, finance, and IT consulting. She's worked with teams of excellent developers and testers to tackle tough technical problems and focused her career on finding and fixing the habitual process issues that crop up along the way.


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