September Dinner Meeting: “Agile Systems Engineering”
Date: September 12, 2012
Location: Amphora Restaurant
1151 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Menu: Caesar salad; assorted breads, rolls; choice of entree (Vegetable Lasagna, Chicken Marsala or Tuscan Tilapia w/seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes); Double Chocolate Cake; assorted beverages. Alcoholic beverages available at additional cost.
Cost: $10.00 (INCOSE-WMA members), $20.00 (non-members), Free (student members)
Presentation: “Agile Systems Engineering”
Dr. Ahmed Sidky uses the metaphor of creating Strawberry Jam to explain how Agile should be spread across the organization. He presents five steps that will help you adopt Agile values in an iterative manner. If you’re just starting out your large scale Agile transition, this talk will equip you with practical techniques and ways of thinking to move from your existing process to an Agile process without starting from scratch.
Besides being the Executive Vice President at Santeon Group, Dr. Ahmed Sidky is the co-author of the top-rated Agile adoption book; “Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World.” Along with over 14 years of software development experience, Dr. Sidky earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in value-based Agile Transformation. Dr. Sidky, aka Dr. Agile, is an active member of the agile community; he is co-founder of the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), he sat on the PMI steering committee for the creation of the Agile Certified Practitioner Exam (PMI-ACP) and was the program chair for the Agile 2009 conference. Ahmed spends most of his time guiding large-scale enterprise Agile transformations in Fortune 100 companies; as well as educating people on Agile and Lean. He builds high performing teams starting from CEOs to Jr. Developers in companies around the world such as: Verizon Wireless, Caterpillar, Nationwide Insurance, Booz Allen Hamilton, Vodafone and Raya.
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