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September Dinner Meeting - Clayton, MO



Special Pre-Meeting Presentation presented by Rob Kurtz and Heather McLean of World Wide Technologies: 5:30-6:30 pm. 1 PDU.

Clash of the Titans:  Success When Agile Projects Meet Plan-Driven Cultures

Is your organization struggling to find success with agile projects in a traditional plan-driven culture?  Looking for insight on common risk factors that jeopardize these projects?  This presentation is a case study of a high-risk software development project undertaken to support a client in the banking and financial services industry.  We will lead the audience on a journey through the project, discuss risk factors, and share tactics that resulted in project success.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to identify factors that jeopardize business value between agile and plan-driven cultures
  • Apply proven practices and techniques to deliver business value through agile projects in plan-driven cultures

Dinner Meeting Presentation: Live from St. Louis, it's Saturday Night--the Agility of SNL! 

Saturday Night Live is one of the longest running Agile institutions in the world. For 44 years, they have developed and delivered small batches of comedy in weekly intervals. Talk about sustainable development. But how do they do it? Turns out, the practices and principles they employ are quite agile. From welcoming changing requirements to maintaining technical excellence, there's a lot we can learn from how they deliver. Join us for a backstage and onstage view into the process SNL has developed over decades to get from concept to cash in one week. Along the way we'll gain a new understanding of empirical process control, continuous delivery, the care and feeding of high performing teams, dependency and deadline management, what it means to deliver value continuously, and how to understand customers. We'll see how their use of Scrum ensures that they deliver on time, and how their use of Kanban keeps work visible for the entire organization. And we’ll probably laugh a lot too.

Presenter John Krewson is the founder and President of Sketch Development Services, a software development studio that provides Agile and DevOPs coaching, consulting and training. John has been an active member of the Agile community since 2003 as a developer, ScrumMaster, development leader and coach.  He has worked with dozens of companies from startups to the Fortune 50 to help them learn, adopt and apply Agile, Scrum, and Lean/Kanban principles and practices.  John is also a certified SAFe Program Consultant and an internationally recognized speaker at Agile and technology conferences


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Type of activity: Meeting / Event

Date: 18 September 2019

Hour: 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Additional dates:

18 September 2019 to 12:00AM

18 September 2019 to 12:00AM

Number of PDUs: 2.0


Members: $25.00

Non members: $30.00


Clayton Plaza Hotel

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