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New Meetup: Bootstrapping an Agile Team

From: Amanda
Sent on: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11:57 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for LA Agile & Scrum User Group!

What: Bootstrapping an Agile Team

When: February 9,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: **********************************
Registration for this event is on eventbrite!!!! You must RSVP on event brite so that I get an accurate headcount for the caterer and parking!!!

Please join LA Scrum Club and Rally Software for a special evening on Monday, February 9th with local Agile luminaries: Christophe Louvion, CTO of Gorilla Nation, Scott Downey, ScrumMaster at MySpace, and George Schlitz, Principal Coach at Big Visible Solutions. Admission is free of charge and wine, beer and appetizers will be provided.

At this unique event, you will hear from Agile experts as they discuss the benefits of moving from a waterfall or plan-driven process to Agile. You will learn how the Agile process can help you achieve faster time to market, increased productivity and higher quality. With an Agile implementation, you can also experience more effective collaboration and better cultural alignment between your IT team, the business and its customers.

This event will focus on:

* Starting an Agile software team
* Measuring your progress and success
* What makes some Agile teams more successful than others
* The organizational barriers and opportunities to Agile adoption that you should know about
* Cultivating our Agile community for knowledge sharing and interaction

Admission is FREE but you must RSVP since space is limited.

Registration for this event is on eventbrite!!!! You must RSVP on event brite so that I get an accurate headcount for the caterer and parking!!!


Christophe Louvion, CTO of Gorilla Nation in Los Angeles

Christophe has over 10 years of experience in enabling rapid business growth through planning and implementation of cutting edge technologies. He held various positions at, where he was instrumental in developing the leading shopping search engine, serving there as Software Architect, VP of Operations, VP of Product Development and Engineering, Agile Evangelist/Coach and Uber Scrum Master. Prior to working in the e-commerce field, he worked as a Software Engineer at the U.S. Attorney's Office of San Diego. He started his career as a Software Engineer for Cegelec in Paris, where he won an Anvar award from The French Agency for Innovation. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Nancy I and a Master of Science in Computer Science from ESIAL, both in France. He is a Certified Scrum Practitioner, and a member of the Agile Alliance and the Agile Project Leadership Network.

Scott Downey, ScrumMaster and Technical Project Manager at in Beverly Hills

George Schlitz, Principal Coach at BigVisible Solutions in Irvine

Audience moderator: Tony Wong, President of Digital Onion Inc. in Marina Del Rey

This event is sponsored by Rally Software
Rally is the #1 partner for Agile success through products, coaching and community support. With a dedicated focus on Agile, Rally helps organizations of all sizes shorten development cycles and collaborate across distributed teams. Rally's on-demand Agile lifecycle management products were honored with three-time Jolt Product Excellence Awards (the industry's Oscars) in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and support 900 customers, 20,000 projects and 35,000 users in 50 countries. Rally's end-to-end solutions for Agile development include: Agile University, the largest online source for Agile training, and Agile Commons, the largest collaborative Web 2.0 community dedicated to advancing software agility.

Registration for this event is on eventbrite!!!! You must RSVP on event brite so that I get an accurate headcount for the caterer and parking!!!

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