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Rose City SPIN Seminar: Moving to Agile Development presented by Ray Arell

Hillsboro Public Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124, OR 97214, US (map)
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Rose City Software Process Improvement (SPIN) Seminar [free event, open to public]

Title: Moving to Agile Development: What Went Right, What Went Wrong

Presenter: Ray Arell

Dates/Times: Thursday, February 11th, 2010; Networking @ 6:00 PM; Seminar 7:00-8:00 PM

Location: Hillsboro Main Library, Main Library Meeting Room, 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Abstract: A while ago I went into my software staff and declared “Hey! We are going Agile!” Yep, I read an Agile project management book on a long flight to India, and like all good reactionary development managers I was sold! A few years later our adaptation of the Scrum framework has taken shape, but it was not without strain on our development, test, and other Q/A processes. This session focuses on a retrospective of what went right and more importantly what went wrong as we evolved to our new development process and the effect it had on our team. Perhaps it will convince you that the shift to Agile is the way to go, and hopefully give you just a little more info on what you may be in for.

Speaker Bio: Ray Arell is a Senior Engineering Manager and Agilist at Intel. He has over 21 years of hardware and software development, validation, and management experience. During his tenure, he has worked on a variety of teams focused on CPU, chipsets, and graphics system-level testing. Today he manages an Agile software engineering team in Intel's Business Client Platform Division and he is a leading force in the Agilization of Intel. Ray is also co-author of Change-Based Test Management: Improving the Software Validation Process (ISBN: 0971786127), and has delivered keynotes at StarWest/EuroStar, STANZ 2008 Wellington/Sydney, QA&Test 2005/6 Bilbao, and speaker at many other events worldwide.

A Special Treat from PNSQC: Plan on coming early! In collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) the SPIN meeting will have pizza provided by PNSQC beginning at 6:00 pm.

PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community. Visit www.pnsqc.org for details.

About Rose City SPIN: The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.