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Mitch Lacey

Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.

In the past fifteen years, Mitch Lacey has managed numerous plan-driven and agile projects. At Microsoft, Mitch honed his agile skills, successfully releasing core enterprise services for Windows Live, and transitioned from program manager to Agile Coach, helping others transition to agile practices. At Ascentium Corporation he became the agile practice manager, coaching customers on agile practices and adoption worldwide. As a Certified Scrum Trainer and a registered Project Management Professional, Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Certified ScrumMaster courses, agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, and his writings, including his new book The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year.

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Getting Started with Scrum: An Experiential Workshop

Agile is now mainstream, but many companies continue to struggle. When agile is adopted, common issues occur in every organization: getting people to try agile, selling agile to management, learning how to do efficient standup meetings, fitting planning into a short window, and running effective retrospectives. When you add in scaling issues, different development styles, and outsourcing, your simple agile adoption just gets more difficult. In this highly interactive (no slides) introductory-to-intermediate workshop, Mitch Lacey presents the tools you need to get started and be successful with agile. Using Scrum to manage the session, you will learn the value of prioritization and how to do it, why timeboxing works, how to create a release plan using team velocity, and more. As you are learning these techniques, Mitch answers your questions to help ensure your successful agile adoption. Get started on the path to success with agile in this immersive experience.