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[ANN] AgileSoCal - NEXT WEEK - Wed, 12/8 - Agile at Taco Bell

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    Did you know that when you order that yummy Chalupa at Taco Bell, your order is being processed with software written using agile methods? Agile truly has
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      Did you know that when you order that yummy Chalupa at Taco Bell,
      your order is being processed with software written using agile
      methods? Agile truly has reached mainstream development, and
      software written using agile can be found in many enterprise and
      mission-critical systems throughout many industries, even your
      local drive-thru!

      Join us on Wednesday, December 8th as Travis Morgan takes us through
      Taco Bell's two-year agile transition. From his real-world report,
      learn how Taco Bell transitioned to agile methods, and how they use
      agile to create their business applications.

      IMPORTANT! Note the change to the SECOND Wednesday for this meeting!

      This meeting is NEXT WEEK, Wednesday, December 8th at 6:00 PM

      Please RSVP to agilesocal@... !!!


      Our apologies for the last-minute change of plans for December.
      Lyssa Adkins had to cancel her trip to SoCal -- hopefully we can
      reschedule Lyssa for next year. A big thanks to Travis Morgan for
      offering to present on such short notice!


      Also remember the SoCal Agile Holiday Party is December 15th. Look
      for more announcements on that shortly.

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      Thinking Outside the Waterfall - Agile at Taco Bell

      This case study follows Taco Bell's experience over the past two years
      with adopting Agile. It starts in early 2009 with new management and
      lots of coaching, and covers up to today, with three scrum teams each
      on two week sprints.


      Your Presenter:

      Travis Morgan has been a senior application developer at Taco Bell for
      four years, the last two of which he has been a scrum master. Before
      that he spent time consulting in aerospace and medical research. He
      has a bachelors in computer science from Mary Washington University,
      and a masters from George Washington University.


      When: NEXT WEEK, Wednesday, December 8th
      IMPORTANT! Note the change to the second Wednesday for this meeting!
      Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
      Presentation and Q&A 6:30-8:30 PM.


      YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@... !!!


      Where: The Capital Group Companies
      6455 Irvine Center Drive (Yosemite Building, 1st floor)
      Irvine, CA 92618
      Exit the 5 or 405 at Sand Canyon.
      From the 5, go south to Irvine Center and turn right.
      From the 405, go north to Irvine Center and turn left.
      Take the first right into the main parking lot at Capital Group.
      Park (no permit needed), go to the main entrance, look for the signs.


      Thanks to Capital Group for providing the meeting facilities.
      Thanks to VersionOne (www.versionone.com) for providing the food
      and free agile stuff.
      Thanks to BigVisible (www.bigvisible.com) for sponsoring our
      educational program and providing free books.
      Thanks to Mike Cohn (www.mountaingoatsoftware.com) for providing
      free registrations to his upcoming classes.
      Thanks to JetBrains (www.jetbrains.com) for free tool licenses.
      Thanks to Conscires (www.conscires.com) for providing free
      registrations to their upcoming classes.

      To be eligible for the drawing for free books, JetBrains tool
      licenses and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@...
      and be present to win.


      AgileSoCal is your community for all things agile. Find us:

      On Yahoo! Groups (group name "xpsocal") at
      http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/xpsocal/

      On Linked-In (group name "AgileSoCal") at
      http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1833155

      On Twitter (timeline name "agilesocal") at
      http://twitter.com/agilesocal
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