Welcome to SPIN plus
April 2017 edition
This month's announcements:

Sponsor Announcement

Eliassen Group

Sharpen up your coaching skills! Join us for  SAFe ® Scrum Master training in Boston on April 12th at our new headquarters office in Reading, MA. In this two-day course, you'll gain an understanding of the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe® enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe® 4.0 Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe® organization.
Can't make our April 12th session? That's OK- take a look at our  full list of upcoming training opportunities in the Boston area and beyond!
Enter the promotional code LoveTraining when registering for any upcoming course to receive $200 off!

Eliassen Group has been driving the success of our clients, consultants, and employees within Technology Staffing Services and Consulting Services since 1989. For 25 years, we have been at the forefront of innovation by uniting talented people and quality solutions within successful companies to help them attain their business objectives.Our solution oriented approach to understanding your needs ensures that we identify and represent the best possible talent available in the market, personally selected and matched to your requirements by our highly-tenured, extraordinarily capable recruitment services team.

Open Data Science Conference, Boston
May 03-05

Accelerate your data science knowledge, training, and network.  All in one event.

ODSC East 2017 is the largest applied data science conference on the planet. Our speakers include some of the core contributors to many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC East 2017 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.

Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC4 Certification
May 16-19

In this course taught by a highly-rated SPCT, you will learn how to:
  • Lead an enterprise agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent
This four-day course will prepare you to lead an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You will learn how to effectively apply the principles and practices of SAFe, including training with SAFe courseware, and coaching teams, launching Agile Release Trains, and building and managing an Agile portfolio. 

The first two days of the course-Leading SAFe-will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others, and if certified you'll be eligible to teach the Leading SAFe course.  The next two days focus exclusively on implementing SAFe. 

Certification is optional to attendees. Those who achieve SPC certification are authorized to license SAFe training materials. Associated Certification: SAFe Program Consultant 4.0 (SPC4)

Blue Agility is a Scaled Agile Gold Partner-SPCT.

SPIN Members save an additional 10% discount.  Use code:  SAFemail.

Rock Stars of Adaptive Cybersecurity
June 6, Waltham

Top execs share details about today's most important cybersecurity trends --  adaptive cybersecurity . Can you predict an attack before it happens? What about a high volume or DevOps environment?  Hear how in today's fast moving environments with multiple parameters, new adaptive cybersecurity methods are the most effective way to protect your organization. Six CISOs share information on the cybersecurity platforms that share and correlate information.

Get answers and actionable insights to these critical questions about Adaptive Cybersecurity:
  • What finer-grained controls, automation, human intervention, on-demand security services are needed to create an effective Adaptive Cybersecurity System?
  • Can you add security to custom applications after they go operational?
  • Can you build in real-time adaptive security at the design phase?
  • Is shifting authorization management and policy to an on-demand service that contains details and policy enforcement placing too much trust outside the company?
Key takeaways: 
After participating in this event, you will:
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities of Adaptive Cybersecurity 
  • Have critical strategies you can apply to your specific business
  • Network with top cybersecurity executives

Join a Toastmasters Club for
Project Managers & Business Analysts

Meetings held 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

  • Develop better speaking & presentation skills
  • Enhance your leadership abilities
  • Practice presentations with colleagues in your profession
  • Give & receive relevant, developmental feedback
  • Gain self-confidence in a supportive, encouraging environment
  • Obtain PDUs/CDUs

For more information or to join, contact: Marie

System of Systems Engineering Collaborators Information Exchange (SoSECIE)

The System of Systems Engineering Collaborators Information Exchange is a web-based seminar series typically held once or twice a month from 11 am - Noon, Eastern Time. Members of the defense acquisition community from government, industry, and academia are invited to hear these free presentations on a wide range of relevant system of systems engineering topics. The goal of this series, held in association with the 
National Defense Industrial Association's SoS Engineering Committee, is to provide guidance, education, and training for SoS and dissemination of engineering best practices. Contact the  SoSECIE Webinar Coordinator  to be added to the email list for future announcements, to obtain access instructions or to make suggestions for future presentation topics.

IEEE - Call for Participation
IEEE P2675™ DevOps - Standard for Building Reliable and Secure Systems  Including Application Build, Package and Deployment

Why get involved:

This standard will specify practices for groups including development,
operations and other key stakeholders to collaborate and communicate
effectively to build, package and deploy software and systems in a
secure and reliable way. All of these activities and functions shall be
integrated within the complete lifecycle.

In addition, the DevOps standard must address and incorporate existing
IEEE and ISO standards related to Systems and Software engineering,
Configuration Management, Verification & Validation, Information
Security, Measures of Reliability and Software Testing among others.
DevOps does not contradict existing industry standards, but applies new
principles and practices to integrate existing processes.

Who Should Participate:

DevOps impacts every member of the team. The following technology
professionals are encouraged to participate:

 * Developers
 * Operations Engineers
 * QA & Testing
 * Project Managers and members of the team.

Boston SPIN Roundtable Coordinator Needed
Interested in organizing and moderating technical discussions? Boston SPIN wants your help!  We need a coordinator for technical roundtables.  A long-standing tradition at Boston SPIN meetings, technical roundtables meet during the hour preceding the main meeting, and provide members with the opportunity to talk about their knowledge and experiences in a particular technical or management area.  Past topics have ranged from issues in Agile to QA to estimating, as well as many other areas related to software development.  If you're at all interested or even just curious, email John Keklak .

Announcing the Formation of the Refreshments Committee!
Would you like to contribute a few minutes of your time each month to help Boston SPIN run a bit more smoothly?  One of the key tasks for each monthly meeting is to pick up the pizza, drinks and snacks from Burlington Famous Pizza and Wegman's, both which are minutes away from Mitre.   Boston SPIN is looking for a few volunteers to bring refreshment items from each of these locations.  Email John Keklak if you can help.

Venue Sponsor

Mitre Corporation

Applying Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology to Critical National Problems



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