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Agile Smackdown | Developer & QA Joint Event (reschedule)

Urban Airship Inc
1417 NW Everett St, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



Join us for, the TAO Agile Smack-Down, a thought-provoking discussion and debate of the good, bad, and ugly ways to implement Agile methodologies. Adam Light will moderate a rousing dialog between Frank D'Andrea, VP Software Development at Tater Tot Designs, and James Shore, author of The Art of Agile Development.

Our panel will discuss real-world lessons from applying and misapplying Agile to application development, with time set aside for Q&A from the audience.

Debaters: Frank D’Andrea: Frank is an experienced listener, thinker, and doer. He likes motivating self-organizing teams, eliminating wasteful practices, and delivering digital solutions that are designed to be flexible and that are developed in a sustainable way. He believes in engaging clients as partners, demonstrating the value of iterative delivery, and bringing award-winning products and services to the marketplace. He is an Agile instigator and relentless self-critic as well as a process improvement specialist.

James Shore: James Shore is a thought leader in the Agile software development community. He combines deep technical expertise with whole-system thinking to help development teams worldwide achieve high throughput, market focus, productivity, and quality. His work helps teams generate opportunities, reduce risk, and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions.

Moderator: [Adam Light:}(https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamlight) Adam Light is Management Consultant and Principal at SoTech Advisors. He helps technology organizations apply Lean and Agile methods with a focus on pragmatic techniques that increase delivery capacity by improving management capability.

Event Details: When: Thursday, January 15th 2015 Time: 5:30-8:30 PM Where: Urban Airship Atrium Cost: $25 Members. $45 Nonmembers

Series Sponsors: Jenkon & New Relic