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Welcome to SeaSPIN

Free and open to all the Software Development community, our group is comprised of local practitioners, students, academics, and leaders in IT and Software Development. We meet monthly and invite you to join us!

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February 2nd: Are We Agile Yet?

Presented by Jeff Smith

The manifesto has been around about 15 years now. Many of us have done our share of projects, initiatives, and transformations... Maybe some of us have even experienced agility. But there are also failed attempts, feel-good implementations, and superficial efforts. Where is this magic we keep hearing about?

Jeff Smith has over 30 years in high-tech, first having worked in electronic design and then moving into software development, finally settling into a performance focus guiding software teams in lean and agile practices, organizational change, and technical methods to support this. Employers, clients, and customers have included companies large and small in many industries, including Dell, IBM, Boeing, Lexis-Nexis, MDProductivity, NetObjectives, Trilogy, Recognition Equiment, Mizar, LTV Aerospace & Defense, Amdahl, and others known and obscure. Jeff holds a Bachelors from Texas A&M in Electrical Engineering and is a Certified ScrumMaster, with certifications also in software test, ITIL, Six Sigma, and Lean+. He has served for professional groups such as SeaSPIN, Austin SPIN, Austin Agile, Austin Agile University, the Seattle Chapter of ISPI, the Austin Chapter of AITP, and BeyondAgile. He spends most of his spare time fishing for clarity, railing at Facebook, grasping at straws, playing drums, and reading TPS reports.

Location: SolutionsIQ 6801 185th Ave NE #200, Redmond WA 98052

5:30 - Pizza and networking, pizza supplied by SolutionsIQ, Thank You!
6:00 - A 15 minute roundtable (while networking continues): a brief review of the January SeaSpin retrospective by Dawn Hemminger
6:20 - Business meeting and introductions
6:45 - Main presentation - "Are We Agile Yet" by Jeff Smith
8:30 - End of evening


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SeaSpin is hosted by Solutions IQ and coordinated by Patrick McMonagle. The SeaSpin charter can be found here.