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Successful Agile ALM Using Modern Techniques


Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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Featured Products/Topics: .NET 4.0, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010

Recommended Audiences: Technology Executives, CIO, CTO, IT Directors, Solution Architects, Product Managers, Software Developers, Business Decision Maker, Technical Decision Makers, Developers, Chief Information Officers (CIO), IT Directors, Quality Assurance Manager, Software Tester

In this free seminar, we will explore how to leverage Application Lifecycle Management in an Agile environment. Join us as we dive into Microsoft's tools, the basics of Scrum, emergent architecture and Agile testing. Centare’s panel of experts will provide a beginning to end overview of these challenging topics in a panel format. Along with demonstrations of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with Team Foundation Server, the panel members will answer audience questions and engage in a conversation format presentation.

About Chad Albrecht

Over the last 20 years of his career, Chad has been an executive, consultant, developer, coach and trainer. Having worked with dynamic organizations around the world in diverse industries, Chad is a strong believer in Agile ALM techniques and the Kaizen corporate culture. Chad is also an avid speaker at user groups, a published author and active member of the software development community. As a Vice President for Centare’s Agile Practice and a Professional Scrum Trainer, Chad and his practice help organizations make the transition to Agile.

About Steve Amstadt

Steve Amstadt is a certified Professional Scrum Developer in Centare’s Agile Practice. Steve has over twelve years of Quality Assurance experience as a consultant working at clients across multiple industries. For the past year, Steve has been working on a high-performing Scrum team focusing on Quality Assurance and testing.

About Gary Pedretti

Gary Pedretti is an application architect, software developer, and Scrum coach. With over twelve years of experience in technology, Gary helps companies achieve their goals of delivering business value through software. Industries he works in include building automation, print and finishing, logistics, health care, pharmaceutical, beverage, health insurance, building remodeling, and office equipment – ranging in size from small volunteer organizations to Fortune 100 corporations.

Gary has been evangelizing Scrum and Agile methodologies since 2006, after taking a class with Ken Schwaber. Gary sees these methodologies as a natural outgrowth of the lessons learned in the software industry, including lessons he has personally learned. He is a strong believer in the “see one, do one, teach one” road to craft and mastery, which led Gary to the role of Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org.

Event Agenda

8:30 - Welcome 9:00 - Agile 101 - Thinking About Change 11:00 - Introduction to Emergent Architecture 12:00 - Lunch 1:00 - Using Visual Studio for Emergent Architecture 2:00 - Agile Testing & Microsoft Test Manager 4:00 - Discussion / Q&A

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When & Where

Centare Madison Office
2810 Crossroads Dr
Madison, WI 53718

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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Centare offers total product strategy, world-class software development, and business agility coaching and training. No matter the offering, we think creatively and collaboratively about:

  • Vision – Creating an understanding of the problem being solved and crafting the solution with innovation.
  • Delivery – Consistently providing high quality products in an iterative fashion..
  • Validation – Ensuring everyone is on the right track resulting in the highest value.


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