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SIM Next/RMIMA Summer Conference
Regis University Speaker Series

July 20, 2015 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Regis University DTC Campus room 289
6380 S Fiddlers Green Cir #200 Greenwood Village, CO

$25 Regular price
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Making Agile Work in a Traditional Software Development Environment
Are you going all in, or just getting your feet wet?

Speaker Presentations - Our speakers generously offered us PDF versions of their presentations.  You make click on their names to see their presentations.

Tommy Norman

Tommy Norman is the Agile Practice Lead at the Holland Square Group in Nashville, TN. For over 20 years he has been helping clients build solutions using both Agile and traditional approaches as a CSM/ CSP (Scrum Alliance), PSM I (, and a 6 year recipient of Microsoft's MVP award in Application Lifecycle Management. Tommy is the coordinator for the Agile Nashville User Group, a contributor to and Safari Books Online, as well as a frequent speaker at regional and national events. He blogs about Agile and ALM at and rambles about most everything on Twitter as @tommynorman. When not working he enjoys being at home with his family of 5, playing guitar, and music.

Specialties: Agile Training/Coaching, Application Life-cycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Software Developer/Architect with .NET Stack

Hande Kazgan
Quality Architect at Rally

Hande Kazgan is the Quality Architect and a QA Engineer at Rally Software. Hande has been in QA world for over a decade. With a background in economics and experience in software and web applications testing, her passion is to work on process improvement and testing, where she can contribute to solutions for critical business problems. She started the Quality Guild at Rally Software to create guidelines and agreements with a bottom-up approach

Michael Wille
Technology Project Manager and Software Engineer
Pacific MetricsMichael Wille is a Certified Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner and is currently managing technology teams creating software for online assessments for K-12 education. Michael has a background as a Software Engineer, developing applications including touchscreen kiosks, mobile marketing presentations, and small business websites.

Michael spoke at the RMIMA lunch on May 8, 2014


Jake Calabrese
Agile Coach & Trainer, Agile For All | Organization & Relationship Systems Certified

As an Agile Trainer and Coach, Jake helps organizations improve Agile practices, address cultural challenges, and move teams and leaders to go beyond yesterday’s best practices to tomorrow’s better practices. He believes that integrating ideas from multiple schools of thought is required to succeed in today’s world, and to that end, Jake draws on my experience with professional coaching, Agile, Scrum, facilitation, lean, Agile leadership, improvisation, and theory of constraints (to name a few) to provide comprehensive guidance. He is also an Organization & Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC), ACC (Associate Certified Coach), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Business Analysis Professional.

Jake spoke at the RMIMA lunch on December 10, 2009

Steve Wille

Agile Manifesto and 12 Principles



Agile is past the tipping point and has gone mainstream.  The agile pioneers promote an all in approach, saying you have to do it all to get the full value.  That may be true, but nothing in the Agile Manifesto says how you must implement it.  This conference will focus on how to gain immediate benefit from an agile strategy, picking  the processes and methods appropriately for your organization.  The speakers are experienced at introducing agile techniques in traditional environments, taking an iterative approach by doing now what has benefit now and doing more later.

Manifesto for Agile Software Development

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

  • Working software over comprehensive documentation

  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

  • Responding to change over following a plan


  8:00 am Breakfast & Registration
  8:25 am Welcome from the Dean of the College of Business and Economics.
  8:30 am Kick Off: What does the Agile Manifesto say and what does it mean?
  8:45 am Keynote: Tommy Norman|
  9:45 am Break
10:00 am Agile Quality Assurance, Hande Kazgan
10:30 am Requirements, Use Cases, User Stories, Michael Wille
11:00 am Facilitated discussion, Where Can This Go?, Jake Calabrese
11:30 AM Adjourn


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