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CQAA February 2011 Program: Scrum - A Disciplined Approach to Product Quality and Project Success

  • 23 Feb 2011
  • 1:30 PM - 3:59 PM
  • Siemens Industry - Building Technologies, 887 Deerfield Parkway, Conference Room G1A Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


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Scrum: A Disciplined Approach to Product Quality and Project Success
Patricia Rotman, Siemens Industry-Building Technologies

About the Topic

Product development is a complex process that requires more than clever, driven people. Many software development efforts have been riddled with risks that cause massive schedule slippages, poor quality, and sometimes complete project derailment. If done properly, Scrum can provide a framework for managing this complex and challenging work, while releasing the constraints of more traditional approaches. However, many things must change. In this session we'll discuss how Scrum can be used to address the complexities and risks inherent in any software project. We will look at some real-world examples of Scrum projects that have delivered on-time, on-budget, with exceptional quality, and all while achieving a CMMi level 3 process standard. Special attention is devoted to the QA and QC roles in this framework.

About the Speaker

Patricia Rotman has been a Software Engineer since 1985. During her career, Pat has worked for 5 major corporations and spent 6 years as a consultant. She has been with Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. since 1993. At Siemens, Pat has acted as a Technical Lead, SQL Server database specialist, Scrum Master, Product Owner Proxy, Analyst, Scrum Trainer, and Open Space facilitator. Pat is a Certified Scrum Master since February 2006. She was part of the 4-person team who introduced Scrum to her division of Siemens, and she also developed the practice of distributed Scrum with the Siemens office in India.

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