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MPUG Monthly Meeting - The Power of Scrum
Microsoft Office Project Users Group
Please join us on August 28, 2008, 12:00 - 2:00PM.
Jay Steffenhagen from ITR Group will present:
The Power of Scrum

This Lunch and Learn will introduce Scrum development as an Agile method.  An overview of the Scrum process and roles; advantages / disadvantages of Scrum; tailoring opportunities of Scrum SDLC; and Scrum's relationship to Project Server will be provided. 
The session will conclude with a few 'real world' situation examples followed by questions / answers.
Please note that lunch will be provided, so all you have to do is RSVP, mark it your calendar and come ready to experience Microsoft’s Project Management productivity tools.

About the speaker:
Jay Steffenhagen, PMP
ITR Group
A consultant with ITR Group, Inc, Jay Steffenhagen has over 15 years of project management and related technology experience ranging from small-scale IT projects to large-scale, muli-million dollar software development projects. 
Jay has made technology contributions in the financial services, retail, and defense sectors.  Some of his client companies include Allianz Life, GMAC-RFC, Retek / Oracle, United Defense / BAE Systems, and Texas Instruments, Inc.  Jay currently holds PMP and Certified Scrum Master certifications.

About MPUG

Keeping Users of Microsoft® Office Project Connected

MPUG delivers our users relevant and independent Microsoft Office Project content, resources, opportunities and community networking World Wide.  MPUG connects thousands of project management practitioners -- both individuals and corporate members -- to help them better leverage their investment in Microsoft Office Project and ultimately advance their businesses and careers.

Grow your network, have fun and keep your Project skills sharp

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:49 PM | Back to top

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