[ANN] XPSD Meeting - Thursday, Dec 4th @ 6:00PM
- This month at Extreme Programming San Diego (XPSD), Carlton Nettleton
will show us some techniques borrowed from the Six Sigma world to plan
and monitor Agile transitions. The meeting will take place at Cardinal
Health in San Diego at 6pm on Thursday, December 4th.
** Charting the Agile Transition **
These days people are spending a lot time and effort investigating
Agile software development practices. Unfortunately, not much guidance
is provided on what areas of the enterprise need focus when planning
an Agile initiative. Where do we start? Planning, teamwork,
communication, quality, engineering practices, the people or some
combination of these? In addition, how can senior leadership and
executive sponsors monitor the Agile initiative? Using tools derived
from Lean Six Sigma, Carlton will lead participants through a series
of exercises on how to gather the Voice Of The Customer (VOC) and
translate the VOC into Critical To Quality (CTQ) requirements which
are crucial for your enterprise to be successful with their Agile
transition. Finally, we will construct a scorecard to monitor progress
and keep your Agile transition on-track. This will be an interactive
workshop, so come prepared to participate and share.
Carlton Nettleton is an independent software consultant providing
mentoring and training for organizations wishing to promote innovation
and produce higher quality products by encouraging collaborations
between customers, business leaders and engineers. You can read more
about Carlton and his thoughts surrounding Agile, Scrum and XP at his
blog "Crouch, touch, pause...engage"
(http://www.carltonnettleton.com/blog). He has been a leader in the
San Diego Agile software development community since forming XPSD in
2002 and has been Certified ScrumMaster since 2005.
The meeting will be held at the Cardinal Health San Diego R&D HQ
(http://xpsd.org/CardinalHealthDirections) from 6-7:30 PM on Thursday