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Meetup #6: Living Simultaneously With and Without Agile

Hello Agilists!

We are planning to hold our next meetup on Monday March 31st at 6pm. The topic is Living Simultaneously With and Without Agile presented by Simon Storm. 

Living Simultaneously With and Without Agile

The pursuit of Agile is fueled by the desire  to meet business needs by becoming a more efficient team. Unfortunately, few make it to the promised state of effectiveness for a variety of reasons ranging from unsupportive leadership to the draw of old habits. However, there is one other critical ingredient that tends to be overlooked, or at least understated, that can propel your team to incredible levels of success.

In this talk we will discuss how Continuous Delivery is crucial to meeting the lofty goals of any Agile transformation. We will use the example of Promontory Interfinancial Network, an Agile financial services company, that is experiencing rapid deployments and happy business users in one product and simultaneously wrestling with an inability to meet business needs and constant fire fighting in another product. The primary difference in the products is the amount of delivery automation.

Presented by Simon Storm

Simon Storm is the Director of Enterprise Applications at Promontory Interfinancial Network. He is an Agile and Continuous Delivery evangelist with over 15 years of experience developing Financial Services applications. He has an MSE in Technology Management from Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering along with a growing collection of Agile and Project Management certifications. Simon runs the DC Configuration Management Meetup and is an active sponsor of the DC Continuous Delivery Meetup.

See details below:

When: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm 

Where: 21335 Signal Hill Plaza (Suite 220) Sterling, VA 20164

Cost: Free 


6:00 - 6:30 Arrive, Network & Setup

6:30 - 7:30 Presentation by Simon Storm

7:30 - 8:00 Q&A/Wrap Up

I am looking forward to see you there!


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