[ANN] Agile New Mexico panel on Agile Adoption - January 9th 2008
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The AgileNM group is delighted to start the 2008 year with a very special event:
Panel on: 'Agile Adoption' with guest speakers Esther Derby, Don
Gray and Johanna Rothman
Please join us for an exciting discussion about Agile adoption in the
IT industry. Our guest speakers have helped many organizations make
the transition to this new approach and have gained many insights that
they will share with us during the event. This session will be driven
by your questions to make sure that you fully benefit from this
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
5:30 – 6:00: Networking
6:00 – 7:30: Panel discussion
New Mexico Mutual
3900 Singer Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Fee will be collected at the door to help organize future events.
$15 if you RSVP by January 4th and $25 after the 4th.
Free for students if you RSVP by January 4th, $10 after the 4th.
Please RSVP to: http://www.abqspin.org/AgileNM/register.php
New Mexico Mutual
The event will be followed by an optional dinner at a nearby
restaurant (Chama River Brewing Company).
Please forward this announcement to whoever might be interested.
Esther Derby is founder of Esther Derby Associates, Inc.
(www.estherderby.com) a consulting firm dedicated to helping teams and
managers reach new levels of productivity. Esther's clients value her
expertise, pragmatic approach, and her ability to reframe difficult
interactions toward creative possibilities. Esther has worked with
Fortune 500 firms as well as small niche market firms.
Esther speaks and leads workshops internationally and is a regular
contributor to several publications. Her articles have appeared in
Better Software, Software Development, CrossTalk and on-line at
ayeconference.com, cio.com, stickyminds.com, and scrumalliance.org.
Is co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great (with
Diana Larsen), and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management
(with Johanna Rothman). Esther was one of the founders of the Scrum
Alliance and is currently serving on the Board of the Agile Alliance.
Esther has an MA in Organizational Leadership.
Don Gray (www.donaldegray.com) coaches software development
organizations to higher levels of productivity. He reveals impediments
to success and works with clients to transform their process and
organization to economically deliver software that satisfies its
Don also writes and teaches about productivity. Better Software
Magazine, Software Practitioner Magazine, and Dorset House Publishing
have published his essays. His workshops are featured at the annual
Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) Conference, which he co-founded
and hosts. Contact Don at don@....
Johanna Rothman (http://www.jrothman.com/) consults, speaks, and
writes on managing high- technology product development. She assists
managers, teams, and organizations to become more effective by
applying her pragmatic approaches to the issues of project management,
risk management, and people management. She's helped Engineering
organizations, IT organizations, and startups hire technical people,
manage projects, and release successful products faster.
Johanna is the author of Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic
Project Management, the coauthor (with Esther Derby) of Behind Closed
Doors, Secrets of Great Management, and the author of Hiring the Best
Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring
Technical People. Johanna is a host and session leader at the
Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference.
About Agile New Mexico (AgileNM):
A working group of the Albuquerque SPIN. We meet monthly on the 3rd
Wednesday of the month from 1:15 – 2:30 PM to discuss topics of common
interest which forward our understanding and practice of agile
methods. We meet at the UNM Continuing Education Building. How to find
out more http://www.abqspin.org/AgileNM
For more information please contact Thierry Thelliez at: tt at
doxcelerate dot com