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CIPS NS Dinner Meeting

  • 27 Apr 2010
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Dalhousie University Club Dining Room

CIPS NS Dinner Meeting

Topic:             Scrum – It Isn’t Just for Football Anymore!

Speaker:         Michael Frenette, PMP, CMC, CCP, I.S.P., Project Manager, Sierra Systems Group

Date:               Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Time:              5:00 pm for registration, 6:00 pm for dinner, 7:00 pm for presentation

Location:        Dalhousie University Club Dining Room, Off South Street beside Soccer Field

                        See map at http://fm.dal.ca/campusmap/index.php?bldg=C440

Cost:               Members - $40.00, Non-members - $50.00

Dinner Menu:  Regular and Vegetarian options  Corporate tables available

To register:    On-line, E-mail - Eliza.Hurry@cae.com or Phone 902-420-3070 x 2888

                        When registering, please provide contact information and dinner choice

Registration deadline is Friday, March 26th

Abstract: 
Scrum – It Isn’t Just for Football Anymore!

This presentation will deal with one of the Agile methodologies, Scrum, a relatively new approach aimed at satisfying user requirements without detailing them in advance.  Think “embedded client” and “flexible scope” to get the general idea.  Mr. Frenette will discuss the concepts around Scrum, many of the terms used and some of the major differences between Scrum and other approaches.

 Bio:  Mike Frenette works for Sierra Systems in Halifax.  While not planning and managing projects locally, he telecommutes to Vancouver to work on several internal projects, one of which involves Agile methodologies, specifically Scrum.  Mike’s areas of expertise include PPPM, PMOs, collaboration portals, virtual teams and enterprise project management approaches and tools.  He also has technical expertise from another life, and has volunteered with CIPS and PMI.  Mike currently chairs PMI Global’s Technology Member Advisory Group and is certified as an I.S.P./ITCP, CMC, PMP and MCITP in EPM using MS Project 2007.

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