Intro to Agile hosted by Montana PMI Group, Missoula, Montana

Join the Montana PMI group at Blackfoot Communications in Missoula on January 8th from 6:00-7:30pm for a presentation and Q&A session on agile methods.

Presenter Bio:

Kevin McManus has 22 years of experience in the IT industry spanning Systems Administration, Java Software Development, Project Management, Software Engineering Management and Technical Training. He is a Certified ScrumMaster, Java Certified Programmer & Microsoft Certified Trainer.

His entrepreneurial passion is melding the capabilities of technology and process improvement with the creativity and ingenuity of highly talented people.  This led to the creation of ikuw Solutions in 2008 with his wife and business partner, Leeanne McManus, a highly experienced and seasoned HR professional.  ikuw Solutions is a Montana-based technology and people consulting firm with offices in Bozeman and Helena, with a new launch in Missoula on the horizon.  ikuw Solutions develops custom learning solutions that facilitate the fusion of people and technology to build a 21st century knowledge economy.

Agenda:

Introduction to the Agile Philosophy – 4 Core Values, 12 Principles

Comparative Look at Waterfall & Agile – Benefits, Pitfalls and Applying Agile for Success

Selecting an Agile Method For Your Project – Overview of Scrum, Kanban, Lean & XP

Agile Beyond IT Projects  – Agile uses in non-IT projects and industries

Q&A

Agile Launching Pad

I’ve been an agile evangelist and practitioner for nearly 7 years now.  Finding good, practical information that is easy to grasp and apply quickly can be a challenge.  To help get good quality information into your hands quickly, I’ve added an agile section to the ikuw Solutions’ website that you can use as a launching pad for your agile journey.  This is a growing body of references to books, online content, interviews and much more.  Check out the Agile Launching Pad today and spread the word to other agile practitioners that may not be aware of Big Sky Agile yet.