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March 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.

Agile Games and Mob Programming Conferences 2017
April 03-07, 2017 in Cambridge, MA
Presented by Agile New England

Registration for Agile Games and Mob Programming 2017 is now open. We listened to your feedback and scheduled both conferences to be on weekdays, Monday to Wednesday, April 3-5 for Agile Games, and Thursday and Friday April 6-7 for Mob Programming. We will be back at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA.

We have kept pricing the same as last year. If you liked one of the conferences, take advantage of the early bird pricing and register soon, before early bird tickets run out.

More information about both conferences are available at http://agilegamesnewengland.com

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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