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41764AgileAustin Oct 17th Workshop - Exploring Agile

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  • nickaustin74
    Oct 7, 2009
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      The AgileAustin workshops are free to attend and provide a great way to get involved with the Agile community in Austin, TX. Whether you're new or experienced everyone comes away with something.

      ACC Highland Campus
      Oct 17th (Sat) 9am to noon



      Why self-organizing teams? Why do iterative approaches work better? What
      should a good stand-up feel like? These concepts and others related to the Agile
      Manifesto will be explored in this workshop, facilitated jointly by Nicholas and

      This is a highly interactive workshop where you will learn key agile principles
      by playing games, enacting skits, and watching demonstrations. We're going to
      have fun! There will be plenty of discussion following each exercise. Come to
      learn core agile principles or help learn new ways of teaching agile.

      Proof of Attendance forms will be provided for PMI (PDU), ASQ (RU) and PDMA
      (PDH) re-certifications


      Nicholas Cancelliere is a certified Scrum master (CSM) and Scrum practitioner
      (CSP) since 2006. He's helped introduce Scrum at several medium and small sized
      start-ups. He currently works at Trion World Network, a game platform
      development company in Austin. As the workshop co-ordinator he's helped
      facilitate workshops including his own presentation on writing user stories.

      Diane Wells has developed software using innovative and agile-like approaches
      for IBM and Schlumberger, as well as Internet start-ups ichat, Pencom Software,
      and OneTouch Systems. She holds a U.S. patent in software for electronic
      delivery, a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Rice University and is a
      Certified Scrum Master. Diane has previously presented a release management


      When you arrive for the workshop, refreshments will be present. Agile Austin
      wishes to thank Rally Software and Austin Community College for their continued
      support of our community.

      NOTE: Please make sure you are able to attend this session. Seating is limited
      and on a first-come, first-served basis. We want to give everyone the
      opportunity to attend, so please only sign-up if you are committed to attending.
      (These sessions are valuable to both newbies and experienced alike).