DAMA Days 2011
Two full days and two great workshops!
- Wednesday, April 20th: Managing Data in the Cloud with Randy Thomasson
- Thursday, April 21st: The Nuts and Bolts of Agile Practices with Ann Konkler
Tuition: $350 for both workshops or $195 for a single workshop. Special academic price of $95 for each day! Tuition includes:
- Workshop materials
- Continental breakfast
- Morning and afternoon refreshments
- 8 hours of ICCP certification renewal credit per day
Wednesday, April 20th:
Managing Data in the Cloud, with Randy Thomasson
We are happy to welcome Randy back for this one-day Managing Data in the Cloud workshop! He previously presented a very well-received dinner presentation for DAMA-PS and we are excited to take a deeper dive on cloud computing. You'll receive overview of cloud-based data management solutions and better understand the implications of managing data in a cloud computing environment. Along with reviewing some of the more popular solutions available, we'll cover some of the common concerns such as security, performance and integration.
- Cloud computing overview – what is cloud computing and why should you care?
- Cloud-based data management solutions overview – What tools exist to create/manage data in a cloud environment?
- Performance implications of using cloud computing technology to manage data
- Data security implications of using cloud computing technology
- Integration implications of using cloud computing technology
Randy Thomasson, Chief Architect, Centerstance
Randy has over 25 years experience in information technology in a wide range of technologies spanning numerous industries, specializing in enterprise architecture and technology adoption. Prior to joining Centerstance, Randy served in a variety of consulting and senior management positions including Lead Solution Architect for MSI Systems Integrators, Senior Consultant with IBM Global Business Services, Director of Software Engineering for Standard Insurance and Director, Technology for Covansys. He has spent the past decade helping organizations adopt leading edge technology and providing expertise in systems architecture, technical leadership and strategy, process and methodology development, technical staff management, project management, software development and systems integration. For the past three years, Randy has focused on helping companies in adopting cloud computing technology including Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure Service solutions.
Thursday, April 21st:
The Nuts and Bolts of Agile Practices with Ann Konkler
Wondering how to work Agile methodology into your development organization? With this interactive workshop, you'll achieve a high-level understanding of the principles and mechanics of Agile methods and the benefits you can gain from them. The course is also designed to familiarize attendees with the roles in Agile organizations and any “rules of engagement” they should know to help the organization be more effective and successful. This course is designed to provide both the “whys” and the “hows” of Agile to practitioners, managers, and stakeholders in a manner that gives them confidence that Agile is a disciplined process that has a proven track record of success in similar organizations. It also helps them understand what Agile means to them, and how they can participate and interact with agile delivery teams to optimize success.
- What is Agile?
- Scrum Framework
- Agile Roles
- Iteration Basics
- Backlogs and User Stories
- Agile Estimating & Planning
- Tracking Progress
- Adopting Agile
Ann Konkler is a Certified ScrumMaster and Agile Coach with Rally Software. Ann began her IT career over 15 years ago as a developer working on mainframe applications. Her later roles included Business Analyst, Technical Lead, Project Manager, and Development Manager for infrastructure, eCommerce, and PMO teams.
In 2003, Ann was introduced to Agile when she was asked to manage a group of developers who were early adopters of eXtreme Programming. Curiosity about the methodology soon turned to enthusiasm and then a vision for scaling Agile across the organization. Starting out as the management spokesperson for Agile, Ann eventually asked to transition out of her management role in order to give full attention to defining and rolling out a new IT-wide solution delivery life cycle, with Agile at its core.
Ann is a Certified ScrumMaster and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She is also certified in Project Management and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Portland State University.