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Free Agile Workshop at Penn State, Malvern - Various Topics

12 Feb 2014
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location Penn State Great Valley
30 East Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
United States of America

Free - However Registration is required. Limited space only, register as soon as possible.

Contact Information
Kiran Thakkar or Jay Polakoff
Email Kiran Thakkar or Jay Polakoff


Agile Workshop: Case Studies on Agile Implementation

There will be limited presentations given on Case Studies during this workshop. All workshop attendees will then work in teams to create an adhoc deliverable based on those Case Studies. Selected teams will report-out on their findings. This series of hands-on projects will serve as a learning experience for all attendees. PMI members earn 2-PDUs and Scrum Alliance members earn up to 2-SEUs - Scrum Education Units

During the first hour of this event (5:00 - 6:00 p.m.) NTT DATA will have members of their Recruiting Team on-site to discuss employment opportunities.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Networking - NTT DATA Recruiting Team on site to discuss employment opportunities 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Check-in/light refreshments served

6:00 - 6:20 p.m.: Introductions

6:20 - 6:45 p.m.: Health Market Science, Tim Jeremicz Case Study: Maximizing Productivity from Geographically Dispersed Scrum Teams

6:45 - 7:00 p.m.: Dr. Raghu Sangwan, Associate Professor (Software Engineering) Case Study: Making Architecture Visible to Improve Flow Management in Lean Software Development

7:10 - 7:20 p.m.: Break

7:20 - 7:45 p.m.: Kiran Thakkar, CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) Case Study: How to Increase Scrum Team Velocity

7:45 - 8:15 p.m.: Sivakumar Thekkenaduath Case Study: Agile Pitfalls

8:15 - 8:30 p.m.: Open Q & A

Registration: Registration is free, however register early as seating is limited. PMI members earn 2-PDUs and Scrum Alliance members may earn up to 2-SEUs

Click here to register.

Event Overview:

As with any new way of doing business, Agile methods have generated quite a bit of controversy within the software community. Yet since their emergence, in project after project, they have continued to deliver higher quality software systems in less time than traditional processes. Our two keynote speakers will each present a brief case study. Attendees will then work in a hands-on environment to create a deliverable based on the Case Study presented.

Who should attend:

If you are a software team member, including project manager, team lead, development manager, product manager, architect, developer or tester this program is a must for you, in addition to CIOs and CTOs of organizations who have, or will be migrating to an Agile environment.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Raghvinder (Raghu) Sangwan is an associate professor, software engineering in the engineering division of Penn State Great Valley. His expertise is in requirements engineering, architecture, and design of large software systems.

Kiran Thakkar, MBA, PMP, CST - Certified Scrum Trainer, is adjunct Faculty, Penn State Great Valley, Continuing Professional Education Department. Kiran is a global Enterprise Agile coach and trainer.


This workshop is co-sponsored by: NTT DATA Americas and Penn State Great Valley, Continuing Professional Education Department.