# Monday, December 17, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007
An Introduction to Scrum

Subject:  You must register at https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=122285 in order to be admitted to the building and attend.

One of the most popular Agile project management and development methods, Scrum is starting to be adopted at major corporations and on very large projects. After an introduction to the basics of Scrum like: the Scrum Master, team, product owner, and burn down, and of course the daily Scrum, Stephen shows many real world applications of the methodology drawn from his own experience as a Scrum Master. Negotiating with the business, estimation, and team dynamics are all discussed as well as how to use Scrum in small organizations, large enterprise environments, and consulting environments. Stephen will also discuss using Scrum with virtual teams and even an offshoring environment. The session will finish with a large Q&A on best practices.

Speaker:  Stephen Forte, Corzen, Inc.

Stephen Forte is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Corzen, Inc, a Manhattan (USA) based provider of online market research data for Wall Street Firms. Corzen was recently acquired by Wanted Technologies (TXV: WAN). Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region and speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on database development including co-authoring Programming SQL Server 2005 (MS Press). Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the CTO of Zagat Survey in New York City and also was co-founder and CTO of the New York based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group.

Date:  Thursday, December 20, 2007

Time:  Reception 6:00 PM , Program 6:15 PM

Location:   Microsoft , 1290 Avenue of the Americas (the AXA building - bet. 51st/52nd Sts.) , 6th floor
Directions: B/D/F/V to 47th-50th Sts./Rockefeller Ctr
1 to 50th St./Bway
N/R/W to 49th St./7th Ave.

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# Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I have spoken at many user groups over the last 12 years. The last time I was the speaker at the first meeting of a user group was when I founded the predecessor to the NYC .NET User Group, the NYC Access & VB Users Group in April 1995.

I am honored to be speaking at the first ever .Network.org user group in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday December 11th.


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