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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mature Agile Teams: Sixteen Essential Patterns

Many teams have a relatively easy time adopting the tactical aspects of the agile methodologies. Usually a few classes, some tools’ introduction, and a bit of practice lead teams toward a fairly efficient and effective adoption. However, these teams quite often are simply going through the motions and neither maximizing their agile performance nor delivering as much value as they could.

Borrowing from his experience and lean software development methods, Bob Galen explores essential patterns—the ”thinking models” of mature agile teams—including large-scale emergent architecture, relentless refactoring, quality on all fronts, pervasive product owners, lean work queues, stretching above and beyond, providing total transparency, saying “No”, and many more. Bob also explores the leadership dilemma of self-directed teams and why there is still the need for active and vocal leadership in defending, motivating, and holding agile teams accountable.

About Our Speaker(s)

Bob Galen is an Agile Methodologist, Practitioner & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other Agile methods and practices. He is currently the Director of R&D and Agile Coach at iContact, an email marketing SaaS provider. He is also President and Principal Consultant for RGCG, LLC. Bob has held director, manager and contributor level positions in both software development and quality assurance organizations. He has over 25 years of experience working in a wide variety of domains at companies including Bayer, Bowe–Bell & Howell Mail Processing, ChannelAdvisor, EMC, Lucent, Unisys and Thomson.

Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing and team leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Master Practicing (CSP) since 2004, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and an active member of the Agile Alliance & Scrum Alliance. In 2009 he published the book Scrum Product Ownership – Balancing Value from the Inside Out. The book addresses the gap in guidance towards effective agile product management. You can find the book here - http://tinyurl.com/cv8bsy

Bob may be reached directly at – [email protected] or [email protected] and for more information – www.rgalen.com

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:15pm on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at:

    NC State University Club
    4200 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

Tentative Schedule:
5:15 - 6:00 pm: Speaker
6:00 - 6:45 pm: Networking
6:45 - 7:15 pm: Dinner
7:15 - 8:30 pm: Speaker


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Partner(s)

AITP is a national organization of technology professionals. The RTP chapter has the goal of IT Leadership Development. Our chapter is known as a great place to develop relationships with other IT Professionals in the area while keeping current on technology related topics at monthly meetings. We also emphasize soft skills needed for career progression.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Felicia Joyner ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.