This month Jon T. Ruark will be presenting an Agile 101 Overview. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Ruark has been an acquisition professional and entrepreneur for 20+ years. He has worked on IT partnership start-ups to multi-billion dollar government acquisitions. Bio and abstract can be found at below.

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Date: Wednesday, April 22nd
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Agile 101 Overview
Presenter: Jon T. Ruark
Cost: $15 for INCOSE Members, $20 for INCOSE Non-Members, $10 for INCOSE Students
Location: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant in Tysons

Register at: https://incosewmaapril2015meeting.eventbrite.com

Abstract:
Mr. Ruark will present an “Agile 101” overview that teaches the values, principles, methods and practices of Agile development. Although the original Agile Manifesto was written for software, Jon will show you how agile methods can be applied to ANY industry, including yours. Agile is a mindset; so much that one should strive to “be” agile instead of just “doing” agile. The Scaled Agile Framework and Lean Startup principles are also covered.

Bio:
Jon T. Ruark has been an acquisition professional and entrepreneur for 20+ years. He has worked on IT partnership start-ups to multi-billion dollar government acquisitions. He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s Degree in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University. His general modus operandi is to respectfully challenge the status quo all while looking for improvements and efficiencies through industry best practices. When he’s not saving the world, he’s a father to three beautiful girls.