Date:                June 7th, 2011

Time:               6:00 – 9:00 PM.  Open to the public, no RSVP needed

Location:          Quarry Oaks Atrium, Bldg. 2 – 2nd Fl., 10900 S. Stonelake Blvd. Austin, TX  78759

Speaker:           Nathan Slippen, Chief Technologist, US with Valtech

Title:          One Shot at Agile Scrum

Description

In an age where companies’ IT and Business have to work together to keep up with today’s fast past on the next best software product offering, they are striving to build better quality software, quicker to meet time to market demand, but understanding how to meet the end goal is a challenge. They often look for the ‘Silver Bullet’, to find there really is no such thing. Generally after much searching within management and struggling with IT, and nearly out of time, the companies find hope using ‘Agile Scrum, but you only have so much time to get it right, before someone call’s it quits. Here are some guidelines on what to do, when you have only ‘One Shot at Agile Scrum”.

Speaker Bio

Nathan Slippen is currently the Chief Technologist in the US with Valtech, a global leader in IT solutions delivery, consulting, and training utilizing the ‘Agile Scrum’ methodology as a foundation in it’s service offerings. Nathan spends his time setting the tactical and strategic direction in the US, as well as with our global counterparts, from a technology and process perspective with his practice leads, which contributes to the quality Valtech provides our customers in the states as well as abroad.

Nathan has over 23 years experience in the IT industry as a consultant to fortune 500 companies, federal, state and local government. He has over 11 years as an Enterprise Architect / Technical Lead of Software Projects using two, three and multi tier systems. His expertise include: C, C++, Java, Objective C, and C# Programming, DB Administration, Networking Engineering, Systems Administration on Windows and Unix Systems, and holds certifications from Oracle and Scrum Alliance.

Nathan is a Certified Scrum Professional and has been a speaker at many highly regarded agile conferences. He was a co-founder of the Werx project, and is currently a partner in Market Mentor Trader and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Additional Information

Cost:    Free.  Open to the public, no RSVP needed

Map & Directions:      Quarry Oaks Atrium in located off Braker Ln between 183 and Mopac.

From 183: exit Braker Ln West, turn left at W. Balcones Center Dr.

From Mopac: exit Braker Ln East, turn right at W. Balcones Center Dr.

More Info:                    http://www.agileaustin.org

Agenda:                       Sign-in and Networking                        6:00 – 6:30 PM

Announcements, Presentation             6:30 – 8:00 PM

Q&A and Networking                            8:00 – 8:15 PM

SIG Open Space                                   8:15 – 9:00 PM

Proof of Attendance forms will be provided for PMI (PDU), ASQ (RU) and PDMA (PDH) re-certifications