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  • Alex Viggio
    AGILE 2006 July 23-29, 2006 Hyatt Regency Hotel Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA *** CFP SUBMISSION DEADLINES WILL SOON ARRIVE *** - January 31, 2006: Discovery
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 22, 2006
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      AGILE 2006
      July 23-29, 2006
      Hyatt Regency Hotel
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


      *** CFP SUBMISSION DEADLINES WILL SOON ARRIVE ***

      - January 31, 2006: Discovery Session, Experience Reports, Hands-on
      Sessions, Tutorials

      - February 28, 2006: Research Papers, Educators' Symposium

      Agile 2006 will be an exciting conference about techniques and
      technologies, attitudes and policies, research and experience, and the
      management and development sides of agile software development. The
      agile approach focuses on delivering business value early in the project
      lifetime and being able to incorporate emergent requirements. It
      accentuates the use of rich, informal communication channels and
      frequent delivery of running, tested systems, while attending to the
      human component of software development.

      Agile 2006 gives attendees access to the latest thinking in this domain,
      and bridges communities that rarely get a proper chance to exchange
      ideas and thoughts. It brings together researchers from labs and
      academia with executives, managers, and developers in the trenches of
      software development. The conference is not about a single methodology
      or approach, but rather provides a forum for the exchange of information
      regarding all agile development technologies.

      Visit the conference website at http://www.agile2006.com for details on
      all submission categories and links to the online submission areas.

      We invite submissions for the following:

      **Research paper
      An original contribution to the field of agile development. These
      submissions have the potential to promote reflection in the field, to
      deepen our understanding of agile approaches, to influence future
      developments, and to inspire innovation.

      **Educators' Symposium
      A one-day event targeted particularly for agile educators. Sessions here
      may take a variety of forms, such as papers, panels and activities.

      **Experience Report
      An opportunity to describe what did or didn't work for you on a project.
      Experience reports allow practitioners to share practical advice and
      warnings to other teams. The proposal is a short summary of your
      experience which will result in a paper presentation at the conference.

      **Discovery Session
      An opportunity for conference attendees to learn from each other about a
      relevant topic and share the concrete outcomes after the session. These
      90 or 180 minute sessions may take several formats including a think
      tank, a goldfish bowl or a workshop.

      **Tutorial
      An opportunity for an expert to share knowledge with others through a
      combination of lecture and exercise. Tutorials may be either 90 or 180
      minutes.

      **Hands-on session
      An all-day or multi-day event during which participants are encouraged
      to drop in and stay from one hour to all day to work hands-on developing
      software. In past years, hands-on events featured the FIT Fest, which
      provided opportunities to use FIT and FitNesse.
    • Matisse Enzer
      I am helping this company find a PM. Feel free to redistribute, especially to places where creative, non-traditional Project Managers will see it. Reply to:
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 26, 2006
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        I am helping this company find a PM. Feel free to redistribute,
        especially to places where creative, non-traditional Project Managers
        will see it.


        Reply to: jobs@...
        Title: Senior Project Manager
        Location: On-site, New York City, NY
        Reports to: VP of Engineering

        We are a cutting edge startup which has developed an elegant yet
        powerful
        visual interface whereby anyone can build applications that, for
        example,
        enable disparate systems to communicate without having to write code.
        Some of
        our first customers are leading financial institutions.

        Responsibilities
        ----------------

        We are looking for a strong project manager with full life-cycle
        development
        experience. As the senior project manager, you will have the overall
        responsibility for the creation, continuous development, evolution, and
        implementation of project management processes and systems to fulfill
        the
        requirements set by management. You will be managing the day-to-day
        process
        of software development, providing management with advice, alternatives,
        estimates and judgments on development cost, in time, money and other
        resources for tasks, features, and projects presented by management,
        and for
        tracking the utilization of those resources on projects.

        You will work closely with senior technical staff as well as business
        staff
        and provide detailed project status information including ASAP
        notification
        of anything that is off-schedule and/or seems likely to soon be off-
        schedule.
        Management will also be looking to draw on your experience to suggest
        process
        improvements in all aspects of the software development process ---
        including
        requirements gathering, documentation, and change control.


        Requirements
        ------------

        Your background should include managing major revisions, releases, or
        development of commercial or enterprise software. You should have a
        proven
        commitment to best practices in project management, including
        knowledge of
        systems and processes for schedule management, resource allocation,
        budgeting, issue tracking, estimating, and quality control. You
        should have
        real-world experience with multiple project management methodologies
        and be
        able to articulate the differences, similarities, advantages and
        disadvantages to non-project management professionals.

        You should have excellent plays-well-with-others skills, and like
        working
        with many different kinds of people.

        You should demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication
        skills.
        If possible, include writing samples that describe complex issues for
        non-technical audiences.

        Familiarity with specific technologies, though preferred, is second to
        experience implementing and managing controls for software development.
        Position requires adeptness working with engineering staff and
        business unit
        personnel. The ability to manage expectations realistically and
        collegially
        is highly valued.

        Sense of humor.


        Nice To Have
        ------------

        Experience with XP, SCRUM, Agile methodologies in general.

        Experience managing projects with geographically dispersed teams (please
        indicate this in your cover letter).

        PMP certification, experience working with an ASP model, and
        familiarity with
        SQA processes.

        Experience managing non-software projects, especially other types of
        projects that involve teams of diverse skill areas, such as film or
        video production.
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