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Milinda Rambel Stone – Iterative Development

Date of Event: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:30pm
Location: 
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Abstract: 

Industry experience shows agile/iterative projects offer numerous benefits in software development. High project success rates, increased productivity, and improved software quality are key benefits. Though there are benefits, there are also challenges that cause agile/iterative resistance. Discover proactive techniques to avoid iterative limitations through illustration of real world projects. Discuss practical application and identify practical tips to assist you in avoiding iterative development hurdles

Presentation Objectives:
• Identify Foundational Concepts of Iterative Software Development
• Identify pro’s and con’s of Iterative Software Development
• Discuss real world Iterative Software Project

What You Will Learn:
• Key Foundational Concepts of Iterative Software Development
• Pro’s and con’s of Iterative Software Development
• How Iterative Software Development applies to real world projects
• Practical tips and guidance on how to avoid Iterative Development hurdles

Directions: 

A map is available at http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/EE/CSci/
Check out the detailed map under the “close up” button.

Room: 

Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)
Room Keller Hall 3- 115 (Look for signs)
EE/CS Building has been renamed Keller Hall
Minneapolis, MN

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Jesse Fresse - Fissure
Speakers: 
Milinda Rambel Stone - Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan State University and the Minnesota School of Business Online Program
Topic: 
Interative Software Development
Schedule: 

Thursday March 3rd, 20110
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: 

Milinda Rambel Stone is a Software Engineer and trainer with significant experience implementing Software Process Improvement initiatives in manufacturing, healthcare, education, and financial industries. With over 16 years of Software Engineering experience, Milinda recently oversaw the implementation of an Enterprise Information Security Program, which includes creating and delivering Security Awareness Training. She recently implemented a Software Engineering Methodology that included program oversight and training creation/delivery. Currently Ms. Rambel Stone is involved in a large scale software implementation using SCRUM iterative development concepts.

Milinda is an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan State University and the Minnesota School of Business Online Program where she specializes in teaching Software Engineering & Information Security courses. She has an MS in Software Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Computer Information Security. She is a member of ISACA, IEEE, and ACM professional organizations and is ITIL certified.