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    Subject: Agile Bazaar meeting 04/01/10: Mario Moreira: Building the Right Product and Building the Product Right What: New England Agile Bazaar April
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 15, 2010
      Subject: Agile Bazaar meeting 04/01/10: Mario Moreira: Building the Right Product and Building the Product Right

      What: New England Agile Bazaar April meeting
      Topic: Building the Right Product and Building the Product Right
      Speaker: Mario Moreira
      When: Thursday April 1 - 9pm
      Where: IBM Innovation Center, 404 Wyman Street, North Entrance, Waltham, MA
      Cost: Free. Food, courtesy of our sponsors

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

      ------------------- SPONSORS---------------------------
      AccuRev http://www.accurev.com/
      Avid http://www.avid.com/
      BigVisible Solutions http://www.bigvisible.com/
      Constant Contact http://www.constantcontact.com/
      IBM http://www.ibm.com/us/en/
      Lean-Agile Partners http://www.leanagilepartners.com/
      Rally Software http://www.rallydev.com/
      VersionOne http://versionone.com/
      ------------------- ABSTRACT----------------------------

      Agile methods help you build the right product for your customers and Configuration Management (CM) ensure you build it with the right pieces. When using Agile correctly, it allows you to move fast and efficiently, helping you to evolve your business needs in short iterations, allowing continuous change until the needs are transformed into a value-added working product. CM provides the change platform and controls needed to move and maintain a faster and more rigorous pace. The combination of CM and Agile can form a very powerful partnership.

      Aimed at all levels of professionals in the Agile, Configuration Management (CM), Project Management, Product Management, and Development fields (from Executives to Engineers), this session provides a focus on Agile concepts and mindset, concrete guidance on tailoring CM for Agile methods while maintaining both CM and Agile principles and values. Much of the material from this session comes from Mario's new book "Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams".

      Our Speaker:
      Mario Moreira is the author of a new book entitled "Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams" (via Wiley Publishing 2010). It provides an Agile Primer, a CM Primer, how to adapt infrastructure for Agile projects, how to adapt CM practices for Agile Teams, and how to select tools that best support Agile. Mario is also the author of the SCM book entitled, "Software Configuration Management Implementation Roadmap". It includes step-by-step guidance for implementing SCM at the organization, application, and project level.

      Mario is a writer for the Agile Journal and the CM Journal, and an Agile and CM expert for CA. He has worked in the SCM field since 1986 and in the Agile field since 1998. He is a Certified ScrumMaster having implemented Scrum and XP practices. He holds an MA in Mass Communication with an emphasis on communication technologies. Mario also brings years of Project Management, Software Quality Assurance, Requirement Management, facilitation, and team building skills
      and experience.

      ------------------- UPCOMING EVENTS
      Thursday, 05/06/10:
      May monthly meeting: Nanette Brown: Agile and Architecture: Crossing the Great Divide

      Saturday 05/15/10 - 05/16/10:
      Deep Agile 2010

      Please visit Agile Bazaar website for more details and to register for these events.

      ------------------- ABOUT AGILE BAZAAR
      New England Agile Bazaar is the leading community of Agile enthusiasts,practitioners and learners in New England. Based in Boston, we are committedto fostering a greater knowledge of Agile values and practices. We are a learning community focused on broadening our own understanding as well as spreading that knowledge to the broader community of professionals in the area.

      New England Agile Bazaar is both an Agile Alliance affiliate and an ACM chapter.
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