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Coming Events

Date: Thursday,
December 1, 2011

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

IBM Innovation Center, North Entrance,
404 Wyman Street, Waltham


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Food: Will be provided free, thanks to our sponsors AccuRev, Avid, BigVisible, Constant Contact, IBM, Lean Agile PartnersRally Software, and VersionOne.

Cost: Free (Please RSVP in advance to enable us to order the appropriate amount of food) 
Tonight! December 1, 6:00-9:00 pm
Agile Culture and Adoption Survival Guide   
Michael Sahota, Agilitrix


Michael SahotaCulture is critical for understanding how to succeed with Agile. At this event, we'll explore the Schneider culture model and how it can be applied to make changes that align with your organization's culture. We'll also discuss Agile adoption and transformation approaches in the context of culture. Walk out of the session with practical models to setup your next transition for success.  




 Agile 101 Courses at Dec. 1 Meeting


Registration is at the door, first come first served. Doors open at 5:30. Please avoid arriving earlier.  


#1: Agile Principles Fist of Five - Do You Believe! - with David Grabel.   


#2: Story Point Estimating in Scrum - with Shuyi Xu



January 5, 2012

 The Path from BA to PO   

Jason Novack, BigVisible Solutions

Jason NovackThe Product Owner is a key player in Scrum, yet there is confusion around the true value and responsibilities of this important role. Many companies have difficulty staffing it. Often Business Analysts are called upon to assume Product Owner responsibilities without much clear direction. Some think of the PO role as "an analyst on steroids." While there is some common ground, the two roles face drastically different sets of expectations. In this discussion, we'll highlight the differences between Product Ownership and Analysis. We will also offer up transition strategies for Analysts who dare to make the leap.

Register now!  


Note: This event will be held at Constant Contact, not at IBMDirections.



  Ideas. Feedback. Jobs.


Did you know that there are 11 job openings posted on one of our Member Forums? And opportunities to discuss Agile concepts and recent monthly meeting presentations? The Member Forums are open for all Agile New England members (defined as anyone who has a login on our website). Once logged in, you will see a new menu option under Members Only. For more information, be sure to visit the Rules and Help tabs once you get into the forums.


Member Forums (Registration required)



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  Sponsors for this month's meeting are AccuRev, Avid , BigVisible , Constant Contact, IBMLean Agile Partners, Rally Software, and VersionOne.  

BigVisible            Constant Contact
Avid Rally Software

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Upcoming Events - Save the dates!

Thursday 1/05/2012
January monthly meeting: The Path from BA to PO, with Jason Novack of BigVisible Solutions. Note: This event will be held at Constant Contact, Reservoir Place, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, not at the IBM office in Waltham.


April 19-21, 2012 - Agile Games 2012
Information coming soon. Mark your calendar!
Please visit the Agile New England website for more details and to register for this event.

About Agile New England...

Agile New England (formerly Agile Bazaar) is the leading community of Agile enthusiasts, practitioners and learners in New England. Based in Boston, we are committed to fostering a greater knowledge of Agile values and practices. We are a learning community focused on broadening our own understanding as well as spreading that knowledge to the broader community of professionals in the area.

Agile New England is both an Agile Alliance affiliate and an ACM chapter.
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