To All; If you are in the Boston area, and we don't get 40" of snow,
You might be interested in this.
Topic: Agile Management Methodologies "Old Goats vs. Young Bucks"
A Young Goat's Observations on Productivity Metrics and Deadlines
Speaker: Michael Mah
When: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 6:00pm-8:30pm
6:00-6:45 Networking and Round Tables
8:10-8:30 Questions and Answers
Who: Everyone (Industry, Government, Academia)
Location: The MITRE Corporation, 202 Burlington Rd. (Rt. 62),
Building S, Bedford, MA 01730
NOTE: Because of security concerns, you'll need a Picture ID and any
large items you bring will be opened and inspected when you arrive.
The earliest arrival time is 5:15pm. No one will be admitted prior
to that time. The building is secured at 9pm. All attendees must have
left the building by that time.
Info: See our web page for information and directions,
Boston SPIN meetings are free. No RSVP is necessary.
Abstract: Agile Management Methodologies "Old Goats vs. Young Bucks"
A Young Goat's Observations on Productivity
Metrics and Deadlines
Michael Mah will talk about agile development, agile management,
death march projects, and the race for productivity.
About the Speaker:
Michael Mah is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business
Technology Trends & Impacts, Measurement and Benchmarking, Agile
Software Development & Project Management, and Sourcing & Vendor
Relationship Practices. He is a Managing Partner at QSM Associates
Inc. based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Michael's expertise is on the practical applications of software
metrics, project estimation/control, IT productivity benchmarking,
and relationship management.
He is a frequent speaker on negotiation and project estimation. He
has a degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University, with a
focus on electromagnetic physics and Far Eastern history. He is
trained in mediation and conflict theory from the Program on
Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
About the Roundtables:
Roundtables are focused group or "birds-of-a-feather" discussions,
with a facilitator, to stimulate and moderate discussion. Forums are
continuing discussions with a central theme, e.g., the Software
Testing Forum and the Software Process Improvement Forum. These
discussion groups are held during the Networking portion of the SPIN
meeting from 6:00 to 6:45.
1. "Sharing Experiences with Mobile Applications" Facilitator Ron Kay
2. "Project Estimation and Deadline Management" Facilitator: TBD
3. "Agile Methods vs. CMM" Facilitator: TBD
Come join us for these discussions and share your experiences and
challenges! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 15,
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Directions: Please see our web site at: www.boston-spin.org
Cancellations (including weather cancellations):
We will notify the membership via email to the SPIN distribution
list, post the notice on the SPIN web page, and send the cancellation
announcement to Channel 7 TV starting at 3pm.