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    What: New England Agile Bazaar November meeting Topic: Scaling Scrum: Applying the Agile Scaling Model (ASM) Plus: New Agile 101 Courses! Speaker: Scott
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 16 9:55 PM
      What: New England Agile Bazaar November meeting
      Topic: Scaling Scrum: Applying the Agile Scaling Model (ASM)
      Plus: New Agile 101 Courses!
      Speaker: Scott W. Amber
      When: Thursday November 4, 6pm - 9pm
      Where: IBM Innovation Center, North Entrance, 404 Wyman Street, Waltham
      Cost: Free including food, courtesy of our sponsors

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

      ------------------- SPONSORS-------------------------
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      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---------------------------

      Scrum is being adopted within many organizations around the world, and some of those organizations are trying to scale Scrum to meet the needs of complex situations.

      This presentation begins with a summary of industry data, examining Agile adoption rates and the application of Agile software development at scale. It then presents an overview of the Agile Scaling Model (ASM) and its 1+8 scaling factors: full Agile delivery, large teams, distributed teams, regulatory compliance, organizational distribution, technical complexity, organizational complexity, and enterprise discipline.

      The ASM is applied to tailor Scrum practices so that they can address common scaling scenarios. This provides insight into why Agility@Scale can be significantly different from mainstream Agile methods. Finally, additional practices for addressing scaling issues are summarized.

      About the speaker:

      Scott W. Ambler is the Chief Methodologist/Agile at IBM Rational. He travels the world helping clients understand and adopt software processes that are right for them.

      A prolific author, Scott has received awards for several books, including those focused on the Unified Process, agile software development, Unified Modeling Language, and development based on the CMM (Capability Maturity Model). A widely recognized expert on Agile Process, he is a regular speaker at international IT conferences and a senior contributing editor for Information Week.Scott also writes the Agile Software Development at Scale blog on IBM developerWorks.

      Prior to working for IBM, Scott led the development of several software processes, including Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Enterprise Unified Process (EUP), and Agile Unified Process (AUP). He holds a BSC in computer science and a Master of Information Science from the University of Toronto.

      ****Register at http://www.agilebazaar.org ****

      New Agile 101 Courses!

      New England Agile Bazaar is offering a set of free introductory short courses in Agile concepts and practices at its next monthly meetings on November 4 and December 2.

      There will be three courses, each 30 minutes long, offered from 6:15 to 6:45 during the networking portion of the meeting. All three courses will be offered each month, in different rooms, and can be attended in any order. Sign-ups will be in person at 6:00 pm; first come, first served. Attendance is limited to 10 for each course to allow good quality interaction.

      For more information on these courses go to:

      ------------------- UPCOMING EVENTS

      - Thursday 11/04/10: November monthly meeting
      "Scaling Scrum: Applying the Agile Scaling Model (ASM)" - Scott Ambler

      - Agile Games 2011: Mark Your Calendar!
      Agile Games 2011 will be held on April 14-16, 2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This three-day conference will focus on collaborative exercises, simulations and interactive games that teach Agile concepts and improve the functioning of Agile teams.
      Join the mailing list at: http://agilegames2011.com/

      ------------------- 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 committed to 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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