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Introduction to Fissures Agile/Scrum Essentials for Practitioners -- A Simulation Powered Learning Workshop

Date of Event: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 5:30pm
Abstract: 

An introduction to Fissures newly released Agile/Scrum Essentials for Practitioners Simulation Powered Learning Workshop . The simulation provides students a real-life learning experience in planning and executing an Agile/Scrum project.

Directions: 

Directions can be found on the map of the Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building.
Check out the detailed map by clicking the “close up” button.

Room: 

Keller (EE/CS) 3-311 (Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Dick Hedger -- Quality Software Technologies
Speakers: 
Geof Lory -- GTD Consulting
Topic: 
Introduction to Fissures Agile/Scrum Essentials for Practitioners -- A Simulation Powered Learning Workshop
Location: 
University of Minnesota, Keller (EE/CS) Building
Schedule: 

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting

Parking: 

We have reserved parking at the Washington Avenue Ramp! If there is event parking, tell the parking attendant when you enter that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN. If there is no event parking, take a ticket and tell the parking attendant when you leave that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN.

Speaker Bio: 

Geof Lory is a Partner for GTD Consulting, a consulting and training firm based in St. Paul Minnesota that focuses on IT project management.Geof focuses on helping organizations develop best practices for successful project delivery with a special emphasis on the people and process aspects of project management. Geof is a Master Trainer for the Microsoft Solutions Framework, Fissure PM Simulations and is certified to deliver various other Project Management curricula. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and an Agile Certified Professional (ACP) from PMI as well as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from the Scrum Alliance.

To maintain a practical approach to project management, Geof continually does hands-on project management of different types of projects, including software development, infrastructure deployment and COTS software implementation and integration. The adjunct nature of this work helps him integrate the common principles and disciplines within organizations to help clients maximize project performance through appropriate integration of practical best practices.

He has authored multiple white papers, co-authored the MSF Pocket Guide and is a featured columnist for the on-line project management site www.ProjectConnections.com where his subject is /Project Management and Parenthood/. With more than 30 years of project management consulting experience, Geof finds every project something to get passionate about.