#openspaces come to #SDEC11

SDEC11 is fast approaching in a week and a half. It is all set to kick off on October 17th thru 19th. Just went you thought we could not possibly add anything more to this upcoming conference, we have another announcement.

Open Spaces

SDEC11 will hold two open spaces sessions on both October 17th and 18th after the conclusion of the day’s presentations. The sessions are scheduled to last for an hour from 4:30-5:30, but that time can be flexible based upon interest. Participants will be encouraged to submit their ideas for topics throughout the day and we will together choose the most popular topics for discussion. Everyone will be encouraged to stay for discussions, and in particular most, if not all, of the speakers will be available for these sessions. The speakers bring a wealth of experience and expertise that can be shared in these sessions. For example:

  • Yves Hanoulle – Agile and Coaching
  • Gerry Kirk – Innovation Games and Agile
  • Paul LaBerge – HTML5 and Mango
  • Greg Meredith – Scala and Functional Programming
  • Cory Fowler – Azure
  • Steve Rogalsky – Agile and User Story Mapping
  • Terry Bunio – Agile Project Management
  • David Alpert – User Experience and User Design
  • Sean Van Tyne – User Experience
  • Amir Barylko – .NET Design Patterns & Ruby
  • James Chambers – .NET
  • Marc Jeanson, Burke Libbey, and Stefan Penner – Ruby
  • and many others!

So outside of presentations you will be able to ask questions and get answers from other attendees and presenters at SDEC11!


Author: Terry Bunio

Terry Bunio is passionate about his work as the Manager of the Project Management Office at the University of Manitoba. Terry oversees the governance on Information Technology projects to make sure the most important projects are being worked on in a consistent and effective way. Terry also provides leadership on the customized Project Methodology that is followed. The Project Methodology is a equal mix of Prince2, Agile, Traditional, and Business Value. Terry strives to bring Brutal Visibility, Eliminating Information islands, Right Sizing Documentation, Promoting Collaboration and Role-Based Non-Consensus, and short Feedback Loops to Minimize Inventory to the Agile Project Management Office. As a fan of pragmatic Agile, Terry always tries to determine if we can deliver value as soon as possible through iterations. As a practical Project Manager, Terry is known to challenge assumptions and strive to strike the balance between the theoretical and real world approaches for both Traditional and Agile approaches. Terry is a fan of AWE (Agile With Estimates), the Green Bay Packers, Winnipeg Jets, and asking why?

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