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September 2012 Chapter Meeting

Scrum vs. Kanban – An Introduction to Kanban
Speaker: Dimitri Ponomareff

Our speaker will provide a Scrum and Kanban overview to level set the audience. To equip every attendee with a way to clearly articulate the differences between Scrum and Scrumban, he will also highlight what they share as two agile methodologies and what they do very differently.

The goal of this presentation is to introduce Scrumban and recognize where/when it makes more sense to use something else than Scrum, while still being agile. Modifying Scrum is not ideal, it works great in it’s most simple fashion but augmented with experience. Scrumban doesn’t change Scrum, it replaces Scrum when/where it makes the most sense. It answers the question about reducing even more waste in Scrum and helping other areas of the organization be agile using a Scrum approach that works for them

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Early registration closes at 12n the day of the meeting.  [ATTN: $0 "RSVP" tickets for each location are at the bottom of list for firt time visitors and unemployed chapter members]

Logistics: Monthly meeting will be held at the Roanoke Higher Education Center108 North Jefferson Street, next to the Hotel Roanoke.   Map of available parking and directions. 

The meeting begins at 6:30pm with a light dinner and networking. Chapter business meeting begins at 6:45 PM and the program runs from 7-8pm.  

About our Speaker: 

Dimitri Ponomareff, Agile Coach/Trainer – offers a full spectrum of project management, from Agile to Waterfall, and a wide range of application development, from e-commerce web sites to enterprise solutions. He is consistently recognized as a very passionate and successful change agent, with a great capacity to motivate and mobilize teams on the path of continuous improvements. He is a master facilitator, as well as a very exciting presenter with overwhelming positive feedback about his energy and ability to engage an audience.

He has successfully implemented Agile at Choice Hotels International, JDA Software Group, Apriva Mobile, Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board.



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