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NYC Scrum User Group - January meeting

Dates
17 Jan 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location Havas Worldwide
350 Hudson Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10014
United States

Contact Information
Rob Purdie
Email Rob Purdie

http://havasworldwide.com

Summary
<p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">Scrum practitioners of New York!</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Please join us for the January meeting of the&nbsp;<a style="color: #ee6600; text-decoration: initial;" href="/user_groups/71">NYC Scrum User Group</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, January 17th</strong>&nbsp;at<a style="color: #ee6600; text-decoration: initial;" title="Havas Worldwide" href="http://www.havasworldwide.com/">Havas Worldwide</a>!</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Time</strong>: 6:00 - 8:00pm</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Place</strong>: Havas Worldwide,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">350 Hudson Street</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">, 9</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">th Floor,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">New York, NY 10014</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Agenda</strong>:&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">6:00 - 6:30pm - Pizza and networking</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: -webkit-auto;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">6:30 - 8:00pm -&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Coaching Agile Teams: Using&nbsp;a Maturity Model Approach&nbsp;to Help Teams Improve Their&nbsp;Performance&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">with</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;Mike McGonagle</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.921569);"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Agile software development is becoming increasingly popular in companies of all sizes, and in developing software of all types. But while many agile teams are very productive there are still a large number that aren't producing the results that they should. In many cases those teams struggle to understand how to fix this and often fall back to waterfall or semi-waterfall practices, usually making the situation worse. In working with agile teams I have found that a Maturity Model framework is helpful for identifying the highest priority areas to address and for providing a roadmap for improvement. In keeping with the agile philosophy this framework is meant to provide guidance as a team goes through their ShuHaRi cycles of mastery and non-mastery, not to label a team a la CMMI. The proposed maturity model uses the Agile Manifesto as a guideline, focusing on how well the team is doing in terms of:</span></p> <ul style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20.78333282470703px; background-color: #ffffff; margin-top: 0in;" type="disc"> <li style="color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Output and quality ("Working Software")</span></li> <li style="color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Communication ("Individuals and Interaction")</span></li> <li style="color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Business value ("Customer Collaboration")</span></li> <li style="color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Release, Sprint &amp; Backlog management ("Responding to Change")</span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><strong><span style="font-size: small; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;" lang="EN">Mike McGonagle</span></strong></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;" lang="EN">In over 30 years in the software industry I'm struck by one primary fact &ndash; "We can do better!" I now work with teams across the industry helping them improve, with primary areas of focus in leadership and agile coaching, and optimizing the performance of distributed teams. I have extensive experience developing and delivering successful software solutions across a variety of application areas and on a variety of architectures &ndash; SaaS, on-premise, client-server, PC and mainframe. Most recently I was CTO at ClickSquared, a cross-channel marketing company in Boston. Prior to that I've held a number of executive positions including Vice President of Software Engineering at Kronos, a global leader in workforce management applications; CTO at Deploy Solutions; and was co-founder and CTO at Exchange Applications, a pioneer in the marketing technology space. In almost all of those positions I've been responsible for distributed development environments, included near-shore and off-shore teams, which has given me a hands-on appreciation of the challenges and opportunities of that model. I am a member of the Boston Chapter of the Technology Leadership Council and IEEE. You can follow me on my blog Conquering the Chaos (<a style="color: #ee6600; text-decoration: initial;" href="http://conqueringthechaoscto.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000;">conqueringthechaoscto.blogspot.com/</span></a>) and on Twitter (@mikemcgon).</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.921569);">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.921569);"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: -webkit-auto;">----</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The&nbsp;<a style="color: #ee6600; text-decoration: initial;" href="/user_groups/71">NYC Scrum User Group</a>&nbsp;meets on the third Thursday of every month to talk about&nbsp;<a style="color: #ee6600; text-decoration: initial;" href="/pages/what_is_scrum">Scrum</a>, to share experiences, to network, and to provide support for local Scrum practitioners.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><strong><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Our Sponsor:</span></strong></p> <table style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.78333282470703px; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff;" border="0" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="20" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img title="Havas Worldwide" src="https://evbdn.eventbrite.com/s3-s3/eventlogos/2125673/rsz1logohavas.jpg" alt="Havas Worldwide" width="456" height="109" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>