The AGILE FOR REAL event is a community event of Agile Connecticut.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 1PM (see schedule below)
WHERE: CNC Software (“MASTERCAM”) Headquarters, 671 Old Post Road, Tolland CT (directions, map)
What is the AGILE FOR REAL EVENT ??
This is an AFTERNOON 1/2 day Agile conference and community event, designed for you to easily attend during your working day. You work the AM, go to lunch in your usual way, and then BOOK OFF the rest of the day to enjoy some of the best Agile sessions found anywhere!
AGILE FOR REAL is about real practitioners doing real Agile in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In addition to hearing genuine and unvarnished experience reports, you will also receive a GUIDED TOUR of the offices and Agile working groups of CNC Software. CNC Software started with Agile in 2011 and never looked back. Using a mix of Agile coaching and gut feel, CNC Software has emerged as a leading practitioner of Agile in Connecticut. By attending this event, you will gain access to a guided tour of how CNC Software is using Agile to build mission-critical software used by the likes of United Technologies, Harley Davidson and hundreds of smaller manufacturing organizations.
This event features the tour of CNC Software, so you can see how Agile looks and feels IN FACT and not just in books, seminars and web pages. Come and see how a real company based in Connecticut is using Agile to increase quality, deliver working software frequently, and delight customers.
The AGILE FOR REAL event includes:
- In-depth, hard-hitting experience reports where you can ask hard questions of the presenters
- A tour of the CNC Software facility and a walking narrative of their Agile story
- Interactions with the now-Agile sponsors, developers and testers at CNC Software
- Socializing with your Agile Connecticut peers over beverages and light food.
This event of the Agile Connecticut User Group starts at 1PM and ends promptly at 5PM. If you are implementing Agile in your organization in Connecticut, you do not want to miss this event!!
Take an early lunch and plan to arrive promptly at 1230PM. During each 45-minute session, up to 30 attendees can sign up for the tour of the CNC Software Agile software development implementation. You will:
- Engage in a guided stand-up tour of CNC Software’s Agile teams and work spaces,
- Meet the sponsors, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Team members and Testers
- Interact with Q&A, take pictures, and get a sense of what it is to enable REAL AGILE at your company.
1230PM ARRIVE & CHECK IN
0100PM Session 1 and Agile Tour Group 1
0200PM Session 2 and Agile Tour Group 2
0300PM Session 3 and Agile Tour Group 3
0400PM Session 4 and Agile Tour Group 4
0500PM DONE !!
These are the sessions planned for the AGILE FOR REAL event:
Brian Summers and Joe Tindal of CNC SOFTWARE on:
Brian Summers is CEO and Joe Tindal is Senior Project Manager at MASTERCAM. They started implementing Agile in the company in 2011. Come and here their story about the god, the bad and the ugly of adopting Agile “all the way”.
Richard Kasperowski of NOKIA on:
Richard Kasperowski spent several months in Finland and functioned as an in-house change agent. As a manager, he functioned as an in-house Agile coach and led a transformation at Nokia that was far from simple. He used a variety of techniques over a period of several months. Attend this session to find out how he did it.
Robin Thierfield, Curtis Yanko & Jean LaPorte of CIGNA on:
Agile Adoption at Cigna
Cigna has been using Agile practices since 2009 and has experienced varying levels of success throughout the organization. Our discussion with focus three components: 1) Agile practices, implementation and challenges, 2) Software engineering practices to support Agile, and 3) Enterprise Agile at Cigna.
Dan Mezick of New Technology Solutions on
Dan Mezick started with Agile in 2006 and started with Agile coaching in 2008 in Connecticut. Since then he has coached and consulted to dozens of organizations across America. In 2011 he coached at CIDC, a game developer in Cambridge MA. It was during this engagement that he learned about the power of Open Space to transform organizations. Come to this session to hear his story, and learn how to use the power of Open Space in your own Agile adoption planning.
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