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The government has for some time shown an interest in moving software development and potentially other management practices to Agile methods, including Scrum. However, the realities of implementing Scrum in some government environments can be fraught with difficulties and contradictions that make the process ineffective or untenable even when we "know" it should work. This discussion examines what common difficulties arise for the Scrum Master and development teams that limit the effectiveness of Scrum even when the government professes an interest and support. The discussion provides a very brief review of the Scrum method, and then discusses ways that government process limits its use. The presenter also provides insights into how some of the limitations can be mitigated to achieve a positive result for the client.

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Stephen Lesnik is an over thirty year veteran of the IT and government contracting industries. He began his career programming computer-based educational software and has since had experience in most roles in the IT industry. In recent years he has provided project management, systems engineering, security engineering, and education to clients in the Defense industry. He has been the manager and/or Scrum Master for several programs developing software tools and capabilities. His experience as an educator includes being an adjunct instructor at John Hopkins Carey Business School and the University of Maryland University College, as well as, teaching numerous technical courses to businesses in the commercial and government sectors. He has a BA, MA, and MBA and holds industry certifications in cyber security, project management, and Agile development including CISSP-ISSMP, CCSP, CEH, PMP, PMI-ACP, and CSM.

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11:30 Checkin, 12:00pm Lunch & Presentation, 12:50 – Q&A/Closing.  5:30-6:30pm - Check-in and Networking time - 6:30-7pm - Dinner 7-8pm - Presentation - Feedback Discussion

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Event Date 08-09-2016 5:45 pm
Event End Date 08-09-2016 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-01-2016
Individual Price $40.00
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