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PMINJ 2011 Jan Rally

logo     Co-sponsored with Rally Software

Tuesday - 25 Jan 11  

Edison/Raritan Center - Hilton Garden Inn

Earn 8 PDUs

Abstract
Trainer Bio
Agenda
Location

Abstract

Lean and Agile quickly improve ROI and increase productivity.  Executed properly, Agile can transform the responsiveness, productivity, and quality of products and organizations. 

Scrum is a highly effective project management framework.  We describe the mechanics, roles, interactions, and “rules of engagement” for all relevant types of stakeholders.

This one-day workshop will result in 8 Category 3 PDU’s from REP Rally Software. 
 
This one-day workshop prepares attendees to work and succeed in cooperation with teams using Agile development practices. 

The Introduction to Agile includes three parts, designed to help attendees understand how the organization is developing software and what value proposition it seeks to gain.
   
Part 1: Principles, Practices and Benchmarks of Lean and Agile
Part 2: Scrum Overview
Part 3: Rules of Engagement 

This Introduction to Agile lays out the basics of Lean and Agile and the Scrum framework.  Stakeholders of development projects will gain a high-level understanding of Agile principles and mechanics that will improve their interactions with the Agile development teams.  Influencers to the success of development projects will also gain a high-level understanding of Agile principles and mechanics and thus improve their contributions to Agile development projects.

Rally consultants provide knowledge transfer that includes the guiding principles, process mechanics, and roles for Agile to work effectively.  Both technical and non-technical attendees will gain a better understanding of how Agile can make IT or Product Development more productive and predictable, and help make the entire organization more market-responsive. 



Key topics discussed include:
Lean and Agile quickly improve ROI and increase productivity.  Executed properly, Agile can transform the responsiveness, productivity, and quality of products and organizations.  
Scrum is a highly effective project management framework.  We describe the mechanics, roles, interactions, and “rules of engagement” for all relevant types of stakeholders. 

  • Principles of Lean and Agile
  • The case and industry benchmarking for Agile
  • Best practices and vocabulary of Agile
  • Scrum defined
  • Scrum framework
  • Scrum roles
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Open Discussion and Customer-Specific Interests


Bio

Instructor

Julie Chickering - Certified ScrumMaster & Agile Coach

 Julie Chickering is an Agile Coach with Rally Software in Boulder, Colorado. Her passion is coaching teams to a better, more fun work life. She has the proven ability to transfer job knowledge and skills to all levels, including distributed teams, and has a solid track record leading teams through the challenging transition from waterfall to Agile practices. Julie brings more than 15 years of experience in the software development industry - most recently at Travelocity.com as an Agile team mentor and at a leading global Agile consultancy as a Senior Consultant.

Julie is a board member of the Agile Project Management Network (APLN), dedicated to connecting, developing and supporting great project leaders. Julie is a co-founder of the Dallas chapter of the APLN. Julie is a Certified ScrumMaster and holds a PMP certification.


Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30
Start: 9:00
End: 5:00 (8 PDUs)

Location

Hilton Garden Inn in Edison/Raritan Center
50 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837
Hotel: 732.225.0900


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