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Agile Café--Scaled Agile Transformation Patterns (Vendor Event)

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Agile Café--Scaled Agile Transformation Patterns (Vendor Event)

Time: December 6, 2012 from 8:30am to 12pm
Location: Radnor Hotel, 591 East Lancaster Avenue
City/Town: St Davids
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Event Type: vendor, rally, agile, cafe
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2012

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Event Description

Thurs Dec 6th Philadelphia Agile Café   9am-noon

At the Radnor Hotel, 591 East Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids, PA


Join Rally, Anexinet and your Agile peers for a complimentary breakfast to hear successful Agile transformation experiences from local companies.  Using Agile practices speeds time-to-market, lowers risk and increases visibility.

At this event you'll learn how to corral your Agile efforts into transformational success.

  • Hear real-life implementation stories from leaders at local companies Comcast and Quest Diagnostics
  • Benefit from the collective experiences of your peers during a facilitated Q&A session.
  • Understand how Agile can immediately provide meaningful value to all aspects of your organization.

Find out more and RSVP at:


8:30am Breakfast & Registration
9:00am Opening Remarks
9:15am Keynote Presentation - Whole Enterprise Agility
Andre Dhondt, Agile Coach, Rally Software
10:00am Break

Panelist Presentations

  • Comcast: Steve Rhoads, Product Engineering
  • Quest Diagnostics: Lori Hensel, IT SQA Manager
  • Anexient: Michael Golub, Managing Director
11:00am Interactive Q&A Session
11:45am Closing Remarks & Optional Tool Demo

Comment Wall

Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on October 15, 2012 at 6:21pm

Oh, and new robot videos that I had not seen yet.

"Robots fall down and now can get up."

They are performing some complicated tasks . . .


Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on October 15, 2012 at 6:15pm

Then understanding vertical splits is important since you will want to . . .

NOT Mix dependencies . & . Keep Separation of Concerns for faster tests . & . Have to all development not have to be sequential . . .


P.S. At Philly Tech Week last April, we saw some amazing gaming stuff (music input channels controlling the game sprites) and in the Robot scene,  the Univ of Penn and Drexel Robot Teams have been doing some amazing stuff.  I am looking forward to them showing us even more this coming April, at Philly Tech Week . . .


from Philly Tech Week April 2012, some Robots playing Beatles:

"The Drexel Robot that threw out the first pitch on Saturday for Tech in the Ball Park Daynow has a garage band.

What do you expect. . .   Here is his dad crooning Yesterday by the Beatles  B

(What is impressive is that Hubos are general purpose robots that react to music and timing from each other.  And that the drummer is able to stay on his stool.  It was a 10 day sprint last month by grad students at Drexel to create the whole thing, including making the instruments.)"


If you make a video of what your guys create, however it turns out, I am pretty sure that I can have it included in one of the Philly Tech Week venues.

(Also be sure to bookmark and follow who are doing great workshops (just software for now) for middle-school-age girls. )

- John V.


Comment by Jeff Rhoads on October 15, 2012 at 5:50pm

Thanks for the response.

Oddly, no, Steve and I have no family connection that we know of. We are, however, both part of a family of volunteers that promote robotics to school-aged children. I plan on using Agile practices to help my middle school team build a competitive fire-fighting robot this year (Joe Justice style).

Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on October 15, 2012 at 3:42pm

I would assume, Yes.  Bringing in fresh blood is a goal of vendor Demos.  And the feedback you ask for - or comparisons to other software packages, like open source Jira and non-open-source products, is how enhancements get prioritized and rolled out in newer versions by the Vendor.

You can ask Andre on Tuesday night for what will be covered . . . or email one of the other contacts on the signup page at RallyDev website.

Also, AgilePhilly has not had software demos in a couple of years, so look for more software demos this year.  (We have to stay current with the industry.)


Also, Jeff, I see that one of the presenters is Steve Rhoads of Comcast . . .  Any connection ?


Comment by Jeff Rhoads on October 15, 2012 at 2:52pm

Are we welcome to attend even if we don't use Rally?


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