Upcoming talk: "Can you be a little bit agile?" from Proto-Hartford ACM.

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Dan Bernier

Mar 28, 2013, 9:25:23 AM3/28/13
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The Proto-Hartford ACM chapter is hosting their first talk: "Can you be a little bit agile?"

(You don't need to be an ACM member to attend.)

It's Tuesday, 4/9, at 5:30PM, in East Hartford (which will be tough for New Haveners, I know).


Agile Practices provide excellent ways for IT and Business to collaborate and deliver business value. Yet, to fully leverage Agile Practices often requires significant changes to corporate culture and human resource management. Some organizations are either unwilling or unable to immediately undertake these kinds of changes. Can such organizations still be “a little bit Agile?” In this presentation, Sue Burk presents her experience-based views on what it means for your organization to adopt Agile practices, where you can compromise as you adopt and adapt, and which compromises to avoid. She will also explain why “be as agile as you can be” positions an organization for immediate benefits while not preventing it from a more complete adoption of Agile and its much greater benefits at a later date. And she will relate how a careful introduction of selected Agile practices can whet organizational appetite for a more complete adoption.


Sue Burk, Principal of Top Five to Seven LLC, has more than twenty-five years of experience working with project teams, centers of excellence, and competency centers, helping them adopt and adapt improved requirements, analysis, software architecture, estimating, testing, and iterative development practices. She is also a Certified Scrum Master, and supports teams adopting agile and lean practices. Her presentations have been featured for more than twenty years at user groups throughout the United States, including the Connecticut Object-Oriented User Group the predecessor of the CT JUG , the Data Management Association (DAMA) and the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). She continues to support software and business organizations as a mentor, modeler, assessor, and facilitator. She also applies the same modeling, estimation and facilitation techniques at non-profit organizations to help them define, evaluate, and prioritize their potential initiatives.

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