Free Event: ALM for Agile Development with Visual Studio and TFS 2010 in Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis in November

November | 8 | Chicago - Microsoft Office Downtown

Due to Microsoft Office space constraints only 24 attendees will be allowed to register for the Chicago event

Register here for Chicago event here:

Drive your business forward by learning about how to leverage Application Lifecycle Management in an Agile environment. Join us as we dive into Microsoft's tools, the basics of Scrum, emergent architecture and Agile testing. Centare’s panel of experts will provide a beginning to end overview of these challenging topics in a panel format. Along with demonstrations of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with Team Foundation Server, the panel members will answer audience questions and engage in a conversation format presentation.


Please remember to cancel your registration if you can no longer attend. Space is extremely limited so we’d like to make sure we take best advantage of our limited space and be fair to everyone who CAN attend!


About Chad Albrecht

Over the last 20 years of his career, Chad has been an executive, consultant, developer, coach and trainer. Having worked with dynamic organizations around the world in diverse industries, Chad is a strong believer in Agile ALM techniques and the Kaizen corporate culture. Chad is also an avid speaker at user groups, a published author and active member of the software development community. As a Vice President for Centare’s Agile Practice and a Professional Scrum Trainer, Chad and his practice help organizations make the transition to Agile.

About Steve Amstadt

Steve Amstadt is a certified Professional Scrum Developer in Centare’s Agile Practice. Steve has over twelve years of Quality Assurance experience as a consultant working at clients across multiple industries. For the past year, Steve has been working on a high-performing Scrum team focusing on Quality Assurance and testing.

About Gary Pedretti

Gary Pedretti is an application architect, software developer, and Scrum coach. With over twelve years of experience in technology, Gary helps companies achieve their goals of delivering business value through software. Industries he works in include building automation, print and finishing, logistics, health care, pharmaceutical, beverage, health insurance, building remodeling, and office equipment – ranging in size from small volunteer organizations to Fortune 100 corporations.

Gary has been evangelizing Scrum and Agile methodologies since 2006, after taking a class with Ken Schwaber. Gary sees these methodologies as a natural outgrowth of the lessons learned in the software industry, including lessons he has personally learned. He is a strong believer in the “see one, do one, teach one” road to craft and mastery, which led Gary to the role of Professional Scrum Trainer for

Everyone is welcome! Please forward this to a co-worker or colleague you think would benefit from attending.

Don’t forget to register today! – we look forward to seeing you!


If the date or location of the Chicago event is inconvenient, there are 2 other options.

ALM for Agile DevelopmentBrookfield, WINovember 10, 2011

Register for WI Event

ALM for Agile DevelopmentIndianapolis, INNovember 29, 2011

Register for Indy Event


Professional Scrum Developer –


Succeeding with Agile

The Enterprise and Scrum


Event Agenda









Agile 101 – Thinking About Change

Introduction to Emergent Architecture


Using Visual Studio for Emergent Architecture

Agile Testing & Microsoft Test Manager

Discussion / Q&A