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  • Mike Dwyer
    To All; If you are in the Boston area, and we don t get 40 of snow, You might be interested in this. Topic: Agile Management Methodologies Old Goats vs.
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      To All; If you are in the Boston area, and we don't get 40" of snow,
      You might be interested in this.


      Topic: Agile Management Methodologies "Old Goats vs. Young Bucks"

      A Young Goat's Observations on Productivity Metrics and Deadlines



      Speaker: Michael Mah

      When: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 6:00pm-8:30pm
      6:00-6:45 Networking and Round Tables
      7:00-7:10 Announcements
      7:10-8:10 Presentation
      8:10-8:30 Questions and Answers

      Who: Everyone (Industry, Government, Academia)

      Location: The MITRE Corporation, 202 Burlington Rd. (Rt. 62),
      Building S, Bedford, MA 01730

      NOTE: Because of security concerns, you'll need a Picture ID and any
      large items you bring will be opened and inspected when you arrive.
      The earliest arrival time is 5:15pm. No one will be admitted prior
      to that time. The building is secured at 9pm. All attendees must have
      left the building by that time.

      Info: See our web page for information and directions,
      http://www.boston-spin.org

      Boston SPIN meetings are free. No RSVP is necessary.

      Abstract: Agile Management Methodologies "Old Goats vs. Young Bucks"

      A Young Goat's Observations on Productivity
      Metrics and Deadlines

      Michael Mah will talk about agile development, agile management,
      death march projects, and the race for productivity.

      About the Speaker:

      Michael Mah is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business
      Technology Trends & Impacts, Measurement and Benchmarking, Agile
      Software Development & Project Management, and Sourcing & Vendor
      Relationship Practices. He is a Managing Partner at QSM Associates
      Inc. based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

      Michael's expertise is on the practical applications of software
      metrics, project estimation/control, IT productivity benchmarking,
      and relationship management.

      He is a frequent speaker on negotiation and project estimation. He
      has a degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University, with a
      focus on electromagnetic physics and Far Eastern history. He is
      trained in mediation and conflict theory from the Program on
      Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

      About the Roundtables:

      Roundtables are focused group or "birds-of-a-feather" discussions,
      with a facilitator, to stimulate and moderate discussion. Forums are
      continuing discussions with a central theme, e.g., the Software
      Testing Forum and the Software Process Improvement Forum. These
      discussion groups are held during the Networking portion of the SPIN
      meeting from 6:00 to 6:45.

      Roundtables:

      1. "Sharing Experiences with Mobile Applications" Facilitator Ron Kay

      2. "Project Estimation and Deadline Management" Facilitator: TBD

      3. "Agile Methods vs. CMM" Facilitator: TBD

      Come join us for these discussions and share your experiences and
      challenges! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 15,
      2005.


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      Directions: Please see our web site at: www.boston-spin.org

      Cancellations (including weather cancellations):
      We will notify the membership via email to the SPIN distribution
      list, post the notice on the SPIN web page, and send the cancellation
      announcement to Channel 7 TV starting at 3pm.
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