Reston Scrum Event with Ken Schwaber this Thursday (Virtual Attendee Option Added!)


Due to high demand, we have added the option to attend this Thursday's Agile/Scrum event via LiveMeeting...


Event Title: Agile Scrum Development Practices with the Experts

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April 28, 2011

Event ID: 1032483434

Event Location: Microsoft Innovation and Technology Center, Rooms 2004/2006/200812012 Sunset Hills Rd. Reston, Virginia 20190



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Agile Scrum Development Practices with the Experts

A recent Forrester study reported that 35% of IT professionals noted that they are leveraging an Agile development process currently. Furthermore, Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra's recent 25 Point Plan to Reform Federal IT Management included reference to "modular development" which many experts correlate to Agile.

Many organizations want to be Agile. They want to be able to take advantage of opportunities, to deliver value early, and to satisfy customer needs. Scrum is a process framework that many organizations use to become agile. Scrum is an iterative, incremental process framework that can be used to optimize productivity while eliminating waste, delivering agility to its users.

Please join us for this exciting, free event where will explore the Scrum methodology, real-world examples and how you can adopt a more Agile approach to software projects leveraging Microsoft Team Foundation Sever for development projects on any platform.

The Agenda

8:30 to 9am


9:00am - 12:00pm

Management & Scrum: From Here to Agility

Ken Schwaber - Co Author,

Agile Manifesto

Ken Schwaber is the co-developer of Scrum and signatory to the Agile Manifesto. He will help us understand what Scrum is, why and how it works, and how it can be used to gain agility. Ken will describe how Scrum has been used by APL/Johns Hopkins to deliver advanced product prototypes, by DOD contractors to save lives, and by other organizations to gain competitive advantage, create advanced life critical products, and just make software development a lot more enjoyable, predictable, and less risky. Ken will describe some of his experiences working with organizations, and discuss strategies and tactics for adopting Scrum and becoming "agile."

12 to 1pm


1:00pm - 4:30pm

Implementing Scrum using Team Foundation Server 2010

Richard Hundhausen - President, Accentient

In this session you will learn how Team Foundation Server 2010 supports Scrum and in such a way that reduces waste and increases product quality and business value. All members of a software development team, including ScrumMasters, product owners, and stakeholders are encouraged to attend. We will take a hands-on look at Microsoft’s TFS Scrum process template as we create and groom the product backlog, plan and execute a Sprint, track a team’s progress, and move increments of potentially shippable software through to done. There will be plenty of demonstrations and time for questions, so bring your hardest Scrum or ALM puzzles to the seminar.

About the Speakers:

Ken Schwaber co-developed the Scrum process with Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s to help organizations struggling with complex development projects. One of the signatories to the Agile Manifesto in 2001, he subsequently founded the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. He recently left the Scrum Alliance to found A 30-year veteran of the software development industry (from bottle washer to boss), he has written three books about Scrum: Agile Software Development with Scrum, Agile Project Management with Scrum, and The Enterprise and Scrum. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Richard Hundhausen is the president of Accentient, a company that specializes in Application Lifecycle Management using Visual Studio. He has nearly 30 years of software and database development experience and over 20 years of training and presentation experience. Richard is a Microsoft Regional Director, Visual Studio ALM MVP, and author of Microsoft's "Professional Scrum Developer" course.

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