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    Agile Bazaar March Meeting: Managing Software Debt - by Chris Sterling, Partner at Sterling Barton, LLC ... What: New England Agile Bazaar March meeting
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      Agile Bazaar March Meeting: Managing Software Debt
      - by Chris Sterling, Partner at Sterling Barton, LLC
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      What: New England Agile Bazaar March meeting
      Topic: Managing Software Debt
      Speaker: Chris Sterling
      When: Thursday March 4, 6 - 9pm
      Where: IBM Innovation Center, 404 Wyman Street, North Entrance, Waltham, MA
      Cost: Free. includes food, courtesy of our sponsors

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      Details and RSVP at http://www.agilebazaar.org

      Topic Abstract:

      The Product Backlog in Scrum is used to prioritize implementation of features into software based on value. A Product Owner is charged with managing the Product Backlog to direct software implementation for the greatest possible Return on Investment (ROI). Entirely feature-based Product Backlogs do not consider the decay of software over time, and the resulting software debt can sink a project or company. Chris Sterling will highlight ways Scrum Teams and Product Owners can work with stakeholders to manage software debt over the life cycle of the product.

      This presentation will go into detail about methods to use in managing incremental delivery of software with an eye on the long-term vision of the product. Many teams fall into a "get it done" mentality and may forget the price of seemingly small decisions on future work. Also, this will go into detail about team configurations, describing requirements, and integration techniques that will help teams minimize software debt creeping into their systems.

      Our Speaker:
      Chris Sterling is a Partner at Sterling Barton, LLC where he works with clients as an Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer, and Technology Consultant. Chris has an extensive technology, process, and consulting background allowing him to work with a diverse set of clients and teams. Chris brings his real world experience and deep passion for software development into his engagements enabling others to grasp important points and always take away something of value. Chris has created and continues contributing to multiple open source projects.

      He has been a speaker at many conferences and group meetings including Agile 2007-2009, SD West, Scrum Gatherings, PNSQC 2009 and others. Chris is currently teaching the "Advanced Topics in Agile Software Development" class at the University of Washington Agile Developer Certificate extension program and writing a book with publisher Addison-Wesley on software architecture.

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      Upcoming meetings:

      New 1-day Course from Agile Bazaar:
      An Integral Framework for Leading Agile/Lean Capabilities
      With Bud Phillips and Michael Hamman

      A full-day version of the workshop that was a big hit at the
      Agile 2009 conference.

      When: Friday, February 26, 2010 8:30am - 5:00pm
      Where: DoubleTree hotel, Waltham, MA
      Cost: $385.00 includes continental breakfast and lunch

      Sponsored by New England Agile Bazaar. To Register: Visit www.agilebazaar.org

      Thursday, 04/01/10:
      April monthly meeting: Mario Moreira

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      Other Events Of Interest:

      PMI Monthly meeting: Managing Agile Projects Within Enterprise Programs (speaker Brian Bozzuto), Feb 18 2010, at the Marriott in Burlington. More info at

      www.pmimassbay.org

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      About Agile Bazaar:

      New England Agile Bazaar is the leading community of Agile enthusiasts,practitioners and learners in New England. New England Agile Bazaar is both an Agile Alliance affiliate and an ACM chapter.
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