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Agile Requirements Management

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Agile Requirements Management

Time: April 21, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Frontline
Street: 1400 AtWater Drive
City/Town: Malvern, PA 19355
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Event Type: requirements, bdpa, techgirlz
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: May 19, 2015

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Event Description

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Date of Event: TUES APRIL 21st

Last day for Signup is THURSDAY April 16th

* Rescheduled from   TUES Feb 17th and TUES March 3rd due to snow*

The Agile Manifesto was signed in 2001, and its follow-on , the Declaration of Interdependence , turns 10 years old on Feb 17th 2015 !

Directions: Near Rte 202 and the new Rte 29 Exit of the PA Turnpike
6:30 to 7:00 Eat and Mingle

7:00 to 8:30 Main Presentation by Don Wilson

8:30 onwards Q and A

The main topic for the evening Agile Requirements Management is about mitigating risk and the trade-offs we can make early in the process while we are planning.

While Agile improves many components of software delivery, one constant struggle for development is being able to accurately discern what the customer wants. This discussion will address common pitfalls in the requirements management cycle.
During this time we will define risks and several strategies to mitigate these risks to improve the ability to deliver the desired results and the value an agile team brings to the organization.

Our speaker will be Don Wilson PMP, CSM, CSPO, Managing Director Revolutionary Performance Management, Inc.  As the Managing Director of Revolutionary Performance Management, Inc., Don Wilson has analyzed, planned, and implemented technology strategies for top tier companies such as Sprint, Marriott, AARP, and most recently the American Chemical Society for 16 years. He is a Certified Project Management Professional, a Certified Scrum Product Owner and a Certified Scrum Master. He has a reputation for reviving “troubled” projects, achieving successful outcomes, and exceeding expectations. He is known as the “project-whisperer” for his ability to navigate effortlessly between business and technical groups to identify unspoken requirements.

Don earned his BS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and immediately jumped into solving business problems using technology. He spent the early part of his career with Ernst and Young, and later with Deloitte, planning and implementing multimillion dollar software packages for Fortune 500 companies.

While making progress possible with software is a passion for Don, his spare time is spent on the sidelines of his sons’ soccer games, on the aisle of his daughter’s ballet and violin recitals, or at a blogging event for his wife. He spends his remaining time, if there is any, golfing fishing or watching football.

This is a popular topic for everyone involved in IT projects, and we are making it a joint meeting with BDPAphilly
(Please RSVP at that website or here, but not both.)

Our host is Frontline Technologies who focus on creating problem-solving software for K-12 school districts and making customers happy. They are always looking for fun, talented individuals to join their team to view current openings.

Comment Wall

Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on April 23, 2015 at 3:14pm

Give us a couple of days.  I have to be sure that our speaker Don Wilson does not have any propietary material embedded in them. 

Comment by TJ Turner on April 23, 2015 at 3:06pm

Is there an update where the Slide deck be published?

Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on March 10, 2015 at 7:24pm

New Date for this event is the third Tuesday in APRIL - the 21st -  but still keep on your calendar APRIL 7th for Ron Jefferies & Chet Hendrickson who are in town for the Philly ETE Conference.  That meeting is Downtown  and not to be missed.

Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on March 2, 2015 at 5:49pm

The event will NOT be happening on March 3rd.  The new rescheduled date has not been decided.

Comment by Subhendu Pattnaik on March 2, 2015 at 3:49pm


Is the event happening tomorrow or it has been rescheduled? It would be great to know.



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