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Updated November 24, 2014 7:00 PM


Next DC SPIN Meeting

Wednesday, Decemeber 10th

An Agile Architecture for Requirements Management

Are User Stories just requirements “warmed-over?”

What is the difference between and Epic and a User Story? Why should you care?

If we’re using Agile, how do we estimate (and bid) on the entire project?

It’s generally believed the “User Stories” are the Agile equivalent to “Requirements,” but it’s much more interesting than that.

In this talk, Jeff discuss his ideas for “Agile Resilience,” including an architecture for Agile Requirements and Estimation that will improve product quality and performance across Agile teams.

Using a mash-up of Agile, CMMI, and Object Oriented Design, Jeff has created a framework that you can use right away to improve the process of defining requirements in an agile environment.

Not agile yet – but wanting to go that way?  This framework supports a hybrid approach that can be used while you’re migrating!

Presented by:

Jeff Dalton, President Broadsword

Jeff Dalton is a certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, CMMI Instructor, and SCAMPI Candidate Observer.  He is President of Broadsword, a management consulting firm, an author, and consultant with over twenty-five years of technology and software process improvement experience.

Jeff is the author of the popular blog “Ask the CMMI Appraiser” where he answers questions on topics related to agile methods, CMMI, and SCAMPI.  He is co-author of the SEI Publication “CMMI or Agile: why not embrace both?!” and is the creator of “AgileCMMI,” an iterative and incremental approach to process improvement based on the CMMI.  His software engineering and process improvement career spans over two decades with companies including Electronic Data Systems, Ernst & Young, Hewlett-Packard, and Intellicorp.

Jeff is a sought-after conference and event speaker who has appeared as a keynote at QUEST 2014, SEPG 2014: The CMMI Conference, Project Management Institute (PMI) Spring Symposium, and the International Conference on CMMI in Lima, Peru.  He is also a regular speaker at Agile Development West, Better Software East, Agile Processes and Tools, International Conference on CMMI,  SEPG Europe, and the International Conference on Software Quality (ICSQ-ASQ).  He is an author and thought leader in Performance Innovation, CMMI, Performance Improvement, Software Development, and Agile Methods.

Please note:
This meeting is being held in a different location.

Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
Meeting Room A

7584 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043-2099

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