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Waterloo Agile Lean 25th Nov P2P – See the Value

November 16, 2014

What?: See the Value

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?

Join Cheezy and Ardita  as they lead us through a hands on session to explore this question. You’ill discover how a focus on Value first, instead of Velocity, changes how the team approaches the work to be completed. And, using Story Maps, learn how to assign value to the discovered stories. You’ll learn the practices and skills necessary to track Earned Value on your project and also learn the valuable lesson of how to discover what not to build. The outcome 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. This is one workshop you don’t want to miss.

When?: Tuesday 25th November, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:00p.m.

Where?: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles Street West, Atlas/Matrix Rooms, Kitchener, ON

Who?: Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan and Ardita Karaj

Chief technology officer and a cofounder of LeanDog, Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan has been teaching classes and coaching teams on agile and lean techniques since early 2004. Most of his work has focused on the engineering practices used by developers and testers. For the past few years Cheezy has experienced great success and recognition for his work focused on helping teams adopt Acceptance Test Driven Development using Cucumber. He has authored several popular Ruby gems used by software testers and the book Cucumber & Cheese—A Testers Workshop.

Ardita Karaj is a passionate Agile coach, trainer, change agent and consultant in the Toronto area. She brings more than 15 years of software development experience from different commercial and public organizations. Over the past few years her focus has been on process improvement for organizations that are adopting Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban. Working with both management and development teams, she is well known for applying Agile and Lean techniques to help identify and remove barriers in order to streamline software development efforts. She is driven in creating sustainable change and has developed techniques that focus on building teams that have a culture of continuous improvement.

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