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CQAA May 2010 Lunch and Learn: Agile Through SCRUM

  • 26 May 2010
  • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • IBM Technology Center 71 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago (6th floor)


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Agile through Scrum
Paul I. Pazderski

About the Topic

Business leaders always search for better, faster, and simpler ways to deliver their products and services to their customers. Software organizations are turning to Agile methods for speed, customer engagement, and streamlining. Scrum is one of the simplest Agile Methods, which is easy to understand and try on a pilot project. Any "project" can be performed using this interactive agile method called "Scrum". Work is done in small chunks called Sprints. In a Sprint, the team takes work from a prioritized list of "features". The features developed first are of highest value to the customer. Scrum is primarily composed of three roles, three activities, and three artifacts. This interactive lunch and learn presentation will overview Scrum and engage the participant in considering how it could be tried in his/her organization.

About the Speaker

Paul I. Pazderski, Software Process Consultant Inc., consults, supports, and works with clients on products, systems, and processes related to computers, software, and information systems. He originally built his skills at Motorola. His education includes a BS degree from the University of Illinois in EE/C and an MS from IIT in E/CS. His certifications include: Certified Software Quality Analyst from QAI, Certified Organizational Change Manager from Benedictine University, Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Practitioner from Scrum Alliance. This year he is working on becoming a Certified Scrum Coach (only about 85 CSC's in the entire world!) He is also a Signatory of the Agile Manifesto.

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