Last year, we founded Agile for Patriots - a non-profit designed to help I.T. companies partner with Veteran Organizations to help US Military Veterans and their Spouses build fulfilling careers in Agile Software Delivery. Thanks to generous support from the Agile Community, we have now graduated 2 cohorts and are about to begin our third one. In this Meetup, two of our graduates from cohorts 1 and 2 will share how they are combining their US Military Experience with Agile Training to help Scrum Teams deliver value.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Trophenia Kineard (PSM-1)-
Trophenia Kineard is a US Military Veteran with 16+ years of IT experience in companies like AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Bank of America and Texas Instruments. While in the US Army, she was accountable for equipment worth $3.5M, managed budgets of up to $600K and supported operations for 1.5K soldiers and civilians. She is a graduate of the 2nd To None Cohort of the Agile for Patriots program and has earned her Scrum.org PSM-1 certification. She is currently studying for her Scrum.org PSPO-1 assessment and has been part of Scrum Teams that delivered products for Dallas Give Camp, Agile for Patriots and SmoothApps.
J.W. Washington (PSM-1, PSPO-1, SPS)-
JW Washington is a United States Navy veteran who has spent 8 years serving our country. He has 20+ years of IT experience in various roles at companies like Verizon & MCI. He is a graduate of the Trailblazers Cohort of the Agile for Patriots Program and has achieved the rigorous Scrum.org certifications for PSM-1, PSPO-1 and SPS. He is currently playing the role of a Scrum Master for a Federal Bank. A father of seven, and a grandfather of four; he appreciates the intent of "collaboration"!
6:00 - 6:30: Networking, snacks
6:30 - 7:45: Presentation
7:45 - 8:30: Optional Networking in the building lobby downstairs
Hope to see you there!