DFW Scrum: February Featuring Martin Fowler of ThoughtWorks

  • February 23, 2010 · 6:30 PM
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Space is limited, cost is FREE, and food is provided. After we have capped out our room, you will be placed on an automated waiting list. So please only RSVP if you know for sure you are coming. DFW Scrum is honored to host Martin Fowler of ThoughtWorks for our February MeetUp. As you know, each quarter, we strive to host an industry leading expert to help us expand upon our knowledge and learning throughout the year. Our speaker of choice for February sends a clear message to the Developer community on the skills and practices necessary for Developers who are engaged in Scrum/Agile processes. DFW Scrum caters to all roles (Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, Executives, Managers, Stakeholders, etc...) involved in the Scrum process and our goal is reaching out to attract the Developers who are a key component to the success of Scrum implementations. Scrum certainly excels at managing the logistics of projects as well as providing the self-organizing structure that makes Scrum successful, however, it does not necessarily prescribe an engineering practice that focuses on quality/craftsmanship; it simply says that you MUST have one that delivers the quality that Scrum demands. We hosted Ron Jeffries in July to broach such a topic on Technical Excellence and now we carry that message forward to kick-off 2010. We are reaching out to many professional groups who wish to hear Martin speak. We know his knowledge is not limited to Scrum/Agile and welcome Martin to help improve the Software Development communities of DFW and surrounding areas. Thank you to Fellowship Technologies, Improving Enterprises, Level 10 Design, and Sabre Holdings for helping us sponsor and coordinate this event.

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  • Sudhir R.

    Great knowledge share from Martin

    March 2, 2010

  • Anitha

    Lots of useful insights from an experienced professional on quality of software design.

    February 25, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative, and delivered in an entertaining sort of way. I enjoyed it. The registration process wasn't smooth--They needed an attendant and I stepped in to help.

    February 24, 2010

  • Jessie K.

    I think it is great when you can arrange to get well known and quality Agile / Scrum speakers. I am new to the Agile philosophy and the Scrum methodology, but I like a lot of what I hear. I would like to see how it is applied.

    February 24, 2010

  • Aaron A.

    Fowler is a fantastic presenter with keen observations on industry trends.

    February 24, 2010

  • Kris M.

    I've been to a few user groups here in Dallas. This one felt like it was the most professionally done. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    February 24, 2010

  • Bryan H.

    It was the most intellectually stimulating programing related talk I have attended in the DFW area.

    February 24, 2010

  • Phil P.

    The topics were a bit too basic for me. The first part of Martin's presentation was pretty basic. The talk on good design is just common sense, good design is better. No specific details about how, just desires. The Answers to questions submitted was not many questions about scrumming. And definitely only the super easy questions. So I heard most of that in my first day of scrum training. The last topic on continuous integration was a bit more interesting. However, that too we are already experiencing at our company. So I was in the choir, but at least not nodding off since there was a bit more meat there. It was a bit amazing to see the excitement from the developer community. I would have thought they would have been bored to death on the first few topics since most of that should have been the lecture from their first software class in high school. But they seemed fired up.

    February 24, 2010

  • Lance D.

    Martin is just a great speaker and enthusiastic about excellence. He wants to help people do better in their craft and I just appreciate his time in helping us "do better today than we did yesterday".

    February 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Simply amazing. I took 6 pages of notes and learned a tremendous amount. I'll definitely be a developer attending future DFWScrum meetings.

    February 24, 2010

  • Stella O.

    Well presented by Martin Fowler.

    February 24, 2010

  • Paul H.

    I enjoyed the presentation although seeing the whole screen from the back of the room while sitting down was difficult. This was one of the most organized user group meetings I've ever attended. The directions were clear and concise and information about the event was provided in a timely manner.

    February 24, 2010

  • Elisa S.

    Very practical and relevant.

    February 23, 2010

  • Dennis P.

    Martin did an excellent job. I enjoyed his series of short talks.

    It was great to see all the developers at the meeting. I hope many of them become regular members of the group.

    February 23, 2010

  • Linda B.

    Its is about the people; production ready code at the end of every sprint; frequent integration; stay the course of Scrum basics

    February 23, 2010

  • Robert H.

    Great turnout! Martin is a good presenter with some great insight.

    February 23, 2010

  • Giuseppe Di S.

    I find impressive the quality of the speakers that the leadership team is able to attract.

    February 23, 2010

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