More and more companies practice agile methodology in project management as agile helps companies respond to fast-changing markets, increase productivity, improve quality and deliver more value to customers.
It is time to master Agile methodology and get hands on experience right now. Join our Agile seminar on 5/15/2016, we have two experienced Agile coaches to overview agile methodology, business benefit, and present step by step how to delivery Minimum Viable Product (MVP). These are very valuable workshops you don’t want to miss.
May 15 2016 , Sunday, 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
North York Civic Center , Meeting Room#4
5100 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5V7
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Registration/Coffee/Network
12:30 PM – 14:30 PM – Workshop 1: Scrum Development Simulation
14:30 PM – 14:45 PM – Break
14:15 PM – 17:00 PM – Workshop 2: See The Value
17:00 PM – 17:30 PM – Networking
Member $ 10
Non-Member $ 20
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P.S. We will offer free agile book for each attendee after the workshop.
1. Owen Chen – Scrum Development Simulation
- Why go for Agile software development? What is Scrum?
- Introduction on Scrum – roles, activities, deliverables. How Scrum change the traditional way of project management?
- Other agile ways
- Requirement within scrum development – How to use Use Case and User story to drive development on both product and project level
- A quick simulation on Agile development
2. Ardita Karaj – See The Value MVP
Many Agile teams focus on Velocity as their measure of progress. They build burn-up charts to track it over time and make it the focus of much of their discussion during Sprint Planning and Retrospectives. Is the strong focus on this metric truly in line with the principles of Agile Software Development?
In this workshop you will discover how a focus on Value first, instead of Velocity, changes how the team approaches the work to be completed. Through aseries of structured activities you will work with a Story Map for a fictitious project and assign value to the discovered stories. You will learn the practices and skills necessary to track Earned Value on your project and also learn the valuable lesson on how to discover what not to build. The out come will be a set of new skills that you can take back with you and immediately apply to your current team development planning efforts. This session will be fun and educational.
Owen Chen is a Certified PMP and Scrum Master, passionate Agile Coach with proven track of successful delivery of various IT services and application development projects. He has more than 15+ years software development experiences from different industries, including telecom and finance. He led one of the biggest global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider for agile transformation from organization to project level, also help several leading financial companies to adopt agile framework like Scrum and Kanban. He is also an evangelist for new way of working, including DevOps, Lean, Minimal Design. He has ever worked with Rational software, IBM, Ivarjacobson international,WinMagic, and now he is leading agile software development for a bank in Canada. He holds computer science master degree from Peking University, and MBA from Thunderbird school of Global Management.
Ardita Karaj is Experienced Agile Coach on Enterprise, Management and team level with focus on Organizational Improvement, Community Building and Change Management. A career history focused in supporting cutting edge business initiatives in fast moving environments, mostly Scrum, Kanban and Lean. A Servant Leader and mentor, that thrives on creating and developing teams that deliver iteratively & incrementally customer value solutions. Technical savvy with hands-on experience on technical practices. Able to build strong relations with adiverse group of users by providing innovative process and support improvement on organizational level. Creator and supporter of environments where people grow and continuously learn. Driven, continuously investing on personal development and sharing learning.