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APLN Chicago (Feb 2013) - How Agile Projects Measure Up: Two Landmark Studies


What if your software defects were half of industry norm? What if your time-to-market were a third faster than other companies have experienced? What if your project costs were a fraction of industry norm? How would you know?

This talk will share observations about two real-world agile projects each having achieved best-in-class levels of performance by implementing agile in very different ways. This analysis was made possible by juxtaposing them against trends from a contemporary worldwide database of more than 7,500 completed projects. You'll see what they achieved with regard to speed, effort, delivered functionality, and quality level.

We’ll show how to measure and benchmark projects as well as how best to communicate results to team members and decision-makers who are shaping an IT organization to meet future challenges head-on.

Attendees will learn how:

  • to uncover just how well their agile approach to projects is doing
  • to credibly persuade others of agile project performance
  • two companies achieved best-in-class levels of project performance

About the Presenter

Scott Stribrny is the Co-founder, President, and Managing Director of Group Atlantic, Inc., a consulting firm that has advised private, commercial, and governmental organizations on successful strategy development and operations improvement since 1992. He is also a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business-IT Strategies practice and Enterprise Risk Management & Governance practice. He is currently advising on strategies for achieving high performance through adopting, growing and sustaining agile business approaches. His courses on Scrum, self-directed teams, and risk management are well known for their innovative workshops and practical applicability.

Mr. Stribrny has more than 30 years experience in systems specification and building. He has designed and built real-time mission critical software and has led successful multi-year,multimillion-dollar development programs. His accumulated management experience ranges from growth companies to Fortune 50 conglomerates in many industries, including aerospace,telecommunications, financial, insurance, retail, information services, and manufacturing.

Mr. Stribrny is a co-founder and former leader of the Chicago Software Process Improvement Network, and was an organizer of the 1998 Software Engineering Process Group conference. He can be reached at [masked].


Food will be provided during the networking period.

  • You can park in any of the open parking lots surrounding the building. The covered parking is not available for visitors.
  • 6:00 - 6:30 Networking and dinner will take place in the building lobby (the lobby doors lock at 6:00, so we will keep the networking portion of the event in the lobby so we can admit stragglers.)
  • 6:30 - 7:30 Presentation (at 6:30, we'll proceed upstairs to the GoGo offices conference room for the presentation.)
  • 7:30 - 8:00 Breakout sessions/discussions

Included in the Admission price, dinner will be provided during the Networking period.

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  • Michael M.

    Due to bad weather, this meetup is being rescheduled.

    The new date will be WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013

    Same time, same location as before.

    March 5, 2013

  • David B.

    All...we are cancelling this meetup due to the blizzard.

    February 26, 2013

  • marcelina

    working in the city today, I'm not sure if with the storm coming I will be able to make it on time.

    February 26, 2013

  • Michael M.

    At this time, the meetup is still going on as scheduled. We will make an announcement by 2:00 pm if we decide to cancel due to weather.

    February 25, 2013

  • Susan G.

    I am planning on attending unless the weather/traffic is bad due to predicted snow. Thanks.

    February 25, 2013

  • Bobby T.

    Depending on road and weather conditions, I am 50/50 regarding being able to make it.

    February 25, 2013

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