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LAAPLN Chapter’s Quarterly Networking Event and Wine/Hor’Dourves Reception!

Please join us for professional networking, drinks and hor'dourves as we hold the first quarterly networking event of 2010.  We are so excited to have Jeff Sutherland, Chairman of the Scrum Training Institute, CEO of Scrum, Inc. and Co-Founder of Scrum as our keynote speaker

Early Bird Registration until 12/31/09: $19. After 12/31/09: $25. Registration Fee covers admission, hor'dourves, wine, non alcoholic drinks, and a gift bag.

Event Cost (for walk-ins): $35. Only cash or check will be accepted at the door.

 

Los Angeles Meeting & Event Center
10601 W. Washington Blvd.
(at Overland, across from Sony Studios)
Culver City, CA 90232

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6:30 PM to 7:00 PM: Registration, Drinks and Hor'dourves, Seating
7:00 PM to 7:15 PM: Welcome - Mark Layton, LA APLN Chapter Chair
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM: “Shock Therapy: How new teams in California and Sweden systematically achieve hyperproductivity in a few sprints”- by Jeff Sutherland and Scott Downey  
8:15 PM to 8:45 PM: Q & A
8:45 PM + Raffle and Networking Reception

Speaker’s Presentation and Bio.

Presentation

“Shock Therapy: How new teams in California and Sweden systematically achieve hyperproductivity in a few sprints”

New teams need to learn how to do Scrum well starting the first day.  This talk will describe how expert coaches at MySpace in California and Jayway in Sweden bootstrap new teams in a few short sprints into a hyperproductive state. This requires new teams to do eight things well in a systematic way. Good ScrumMasters with make sure their teams understand these basics for high performance and great ScrumMasters will make sure the teams execute all of them well. This session will review the critical success factors for new Scrum team formation.


Jeff Sutherland

Chairman of the Scrum Training Institute, CEO of Scrum, Inc. and Co-Founder of Scrum

Jeff invented Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993 and worked with Scrum Co-Creator Ken Schwaber to formalize the Scrum development process at OOPSLA’95. In the same year, Sutherland provided Kent Beck all background information on the creation of Scrum to assist him in the creation of eXtreme Programming. XP engineering practices then evolved along with SCRUM and the two leading Agile development processes work well together. Scrum and XP are the most widely used Agile processes worldwide and their creators are authors of the Agile Manifesto.

Jeff is Chairman of the Scrum Training Institute and CEO of Scrum, Inc., which is hosted by OpenView Venture Partners. He is Senior Advisor to the venture group and Scrum coach, mentor, and trainer to the venture group and their portfolio companies. Jeff maintains hands on experience with development in many software companies, and participates in project planning and team execution. His last six companies have been laboratories for improvement of Scrum implementations and each have made a unique contribution to the worldwide Scrum community of practitioners.

Jeff is a Scrum consultant to Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Oracle, Palm, Ariba, Cadence, and Adobe in Silicon Valley. His recent Google Tech Talk helped Google teams evaluate and extend their Scrum implementation on the Google AdWords project, the primary Google revenue generator.


 
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