Agile and Beyond 2012 provides an opportunity for teams, developers, testers, business analysts, executives, and managers — from novice to expert — from team to enterprise. Explore the depth and breadth of Agile software development, across all practices and perspectives.Immerse yourself in Agile development techniques, technologies and tools, leadership principles, experience and management. Benefit from lessons learned and explore new ideas.Learn from the finest Agile experts, industry…See More
Do you enjoy learning new things? Do going to groups that only do presentations leave you wanting for more? Do you wish there were more groups that provided hands on experience? Are your Wednesday nights free? Well, this just might be the group you are looking for! Following the lead of such groups as Code Retreats and the Craftsmanship Guild, a new group has started up in Farmington…See More
The most important thing about the April MAE Meeting is we will be trying out a new format! About the format6:00 - 6:15 PM Lighting Talks6:15 - 7:00 PM Presentation7:00 - 7:10 PM Break7:10 - 8:00 PM Fishbowl The new format is meant to create more discussion. Specifically:Lighting talks will give people a 3-5 minute forum to speak about something that they are passionate about.Fishbowl will allow all meeting attendees to discuss the presentation more in depth.Because we are changing the…See More
The not-for-profit 'Agile and Beyond' conference will be held in Dearborn, MI on Saturday, March 12th, 2011 with opening keynote speaker Mary Poppendieck and David Hussman providing the closing.Don't miss this Amazing Regional Conference including Amazing Regional Presenters!See More
User experience is coming to the MAE! Kim Callery (from Cengage Learning) will help us take a look at users through the use of personas. We will discuss the creation, application, and use of the personas throughout the development process of a product. Bio:Kim Callery is a User Experience Specialist at Cengage Learning. She has a BFA in Animation & Digital Media from College for Creative Studies. Also, an MA in Interactive Design & Game Development and is in the process of her MFA in…See More
As an Agile Leader, you spend much of your time teaching, coaching, and presenting your ideas. Now it is time to put the coaches in the hot seat and ask them the questions. Here is part of the game board...Agile Manifesto Acronyms 100 Points 100 Points 200 Points 200 Points 300 Points 300 Points 400 Points 400 Points 500 Points 500 PointsWe hope this is a fun way to transfer some knowledge (and come with your…See More
"So if "Agile and Beyond" has a storyline... what is it?
A great question that I've never put to paper. The "Agile and Beyond" conference is really four threads woven together and expressed here as questions:
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It is my observation that there are two approaches to Opera design. Typically, a composer partners with a librettist and seeks to tell a story through well-conceived music, song and theater. Implementation requires assembling a capable 'cast' of singers, musicians, stage hands etc. etc. to tell the story effectively.A second approach is emergent. A set of auditions are held, sort of like American Idol, and from this disparate group a story emerges... sort of.The patterns seem to hold true…See More
Systems are not developed to serve the users or managers. They exist to produce business value. You thus need an approach that keeps business value front and center in everyone's mind. This is where a Value Centered Design approach comes into play. Value Centered Design includes:* Value Modeling* Value Story Elicitation* Value Centric Project ExecutionAbout Matt VanVleet:Matt VanVleet joined Pillar in 2005 as Vice President of Fulfillment for the Ohio Valley Region after years of notable…See More
Wasteful AgileAgile is considered by many to be the best way to deliver working software. Agile's emphasis on delivering software in small increments, team collaboration, and constant prioritization help teams deliver value to customers quickly. And yet when you observe most Agile teams from a Lean perspective it is very easy to see numerous areas of waste. In this presentation, Cheezy will allow us to peer through his Lean microscope. As he takes us through a thorough and entertaining…See More
We are discovering ways to 'come alongside' the 'Agile' movement while avoiding being a distraction to those that are able to enjoy the advantages of working in a face-to-face co-located team of craftsmen. If interested in joining the discussion, an 'ELIGA' Group has been established on LinkedIn. _Marvin ( MarvinToll@gtcGroup.com ) See More