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Illinois PMI Breakfast Meeting

May 12, 2017
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
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HILTON GARDEN INN & THE REGENCY CONFERENCE CENTER, Sienna Meeting Room
400 Regency Park
O’Fallon, IL 62269
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Main Event Topic: Nothing beats an Agile Team, except a Team of Agile Teams… SAFe - Scaled Agile Framework!

SAFe is a freely revealed knowledge base of integrated, proven patterns for enterprise Lean-Agile development. It simulates building a portfolio that’s organized around value and operates on cross-functional Agile Release Trains that consist cross-functional teams that can execute and deliver working solutions in a timebox. With a sufficient staff of Lean-Agile change agents onsite, and working with your partners, you’ll have the ability to train the executives and leaders and managers – the people responsible for managing the people who deliver value. They’ll then be in a position to support the launch of the Agile Release Trains. And one train at a time, you’ll build that Agile portfolio!

Presenter:  Avni Acar, PMP, SPC4, CSM, ITIL, Chief Scrum Master/Release Train Engineer

Avni Acar is a project management enthusiast, Agile evangelist, trainer, and consultant who has been applying Lean and Agile practices in the software industry for the last decade. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics (2004), Avni worked as a project and program consultant for European Union Commission implementing regional development projects and providing Project Cycle Management (PCM) trainings around the Eastern European area. After receiving his master’s degree in Public Administration (2007) at Southern Illinois University, he started working at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago in Information Technology department where he implemented waterfall and agile practices for healthcare industry. He joined Express Scripts, Inc. in 2013 as an IT Project Manager where he has focused on implementing Agile methodology and mainly involved with transformation and scaling Agile at the enterprise level. He currently holds Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Practitioner Consultant (SPC) certifications and provides training/coaching services for early Agile adopters. He resides in the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area with his wife and two daughters.


 

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