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The Agile Mindset: Understanding Users’ Needs and Aspirations Early

Date: Thursday August 9th – 5:30 to 7:00 PM – Networking and Food.
7:00 PM Announcements and Speaker Presentation.

Location: Pepperdine University: West LA Graduate Campus (Howard Hughes Center)
6100 Center Dr., 2nd floor Room 230, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Parking Instructions:
Free parking at the 6100 Center Dr Parking Garage (enter from Park Terrace). Validate parking ticket at the registration desk.

Space is Limited, Registration is required.

Agility is the foundation for growth. Agile is neither a tool nor a technique. It is a mindset. It is all about developing the willingness and ability to be more user oriented. Every user has their own set of needs and aspirations clubbed with the timeline. It is necessary to understand and respond to users’ aspirations early. Agile is all about this mindset.

This workshop introduces participants to the fundamental mindset of agile. This workshop also presents the opportunity to make use of key concepts and techniques in the Agile way of doing things.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this session you should be able to:
• Appreciate the 4 values and 12 principles of the Agile mindset
• Describe the 3 Pillars, 3 Roles, 4 Ceremonies and 3 artifacts used in Scrum
• Write good user stories applying the INVEST criteria
• Use retrospective tools & techniques for continuous improvement
Parking Instructions

About the Speaker:

Soni Rani is an experienced Project Manager with more than 11 years of experience in IT and a Master’s degree in computer science. She has unique skills that connect business, technology and design towards successful deliveries.
She has carried out the high-quality delivery of managing and leading software development and enterprise wide implementation projects for F500 clients including: Disney Worldwide Services, Procter & Gamble and Standard Insurance. She has led teams across broad technical and business disciplines.
Key Certifications include: Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), ITIL Expert Certified, VCP 5.5 Certified [VMware Certified Professional] , Course on CCNA Introduction to Networks, Performance Engineering Level 1.0 Certification. She is also a certified facilitator by DG and has successfully completed the workshop “Enabling the facilitator”

To register:

Early-bird (until Aug 5th) is $30 -Members (use code AITPLA18), $35 – Non-Members.

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With your registration, we’ll add you to the AITP-LA mailing list for future events.

About AITP-LA:
Association of Information Technology Professionals LA (AITP-LA) meets in West LA with a focus on keeping members abreast of trends and best practices in managing technology, and provides strong networking opportunities.

AITP-LA is about technology – bringing experts in their field to share cutting-edge ideas with members. Helping members connect the dots, take the next steps, grow in their ability to apply technologies to competitive advantage.

AITP-LA is part of a national organization that provides leadership, professional development, certification and personal growth opportunities to IT managers and technologists. The core of the AITP experience is the chapter network, with 400 professional and student chapters throughout the country.

For more information, call the chapter telephone at 562-928-5353 or contact Roger Lux at 562-964-1888.


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