Jesse Fewell

Innovation. Collaboration. Agility.

Washington Techies Hold Retrospective on Healthcare.gov

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013

Washington Techies Hold Retrospective on Healthcare.gov

Last night, I attended the Washington DC Scrum User Group’s monthly meeting, where a group of 25 technology professionals talked about the Healthcare.gov crisis. There’s been a lot of debate in traditional media as to why the website project incurred so many issues. The group discovered four common themes… No One in Charge: The congressional hearings revealed the classic...

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Latest News About the PMI Agile (PMI-ACP) Certification

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011

Since PMI announced its Agile certification program a couple months back, there has been a ton of activity. Here are some specifics: Chatter – The PMI Agile Community about the certification has featured some good dialog (PMI Members only link) about what it means. The most interesting is a webinar debate between Alistair Cockburn and James Shore on the pros/cons of certification. PMI...

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Bangalore India Talks About Scaling Scrum

Posted by on Aug 5, 2010

This week featured the latest gathering of Scrum prapractitioners in Bangalore. This free event drew a solid 50 participants for the second straight time, and featured some really smart technology workers. The group was about 50% developers, 25% testers, and 25% managers. I did get to do my standard presentation on Agile Contracts, but the broader theme for the day was “Scaling...

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Scrum Gets Going In Bangalore

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010

This past Sunday, May 31, 2010 saw the kickoff event for the Scrum Bangalore user group (photos available here). It was a 6-hour mini-conference that featured 2 speakers, and open-space, networking, and several prizes. Also in attendance were the Agile Bangalore user group, an online community led by Vinay Krishna. Rahul Sah Kicks Off The Event Scrum Bangalore is the product of Rahul Sah of the...

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Agile Project Managers in Illinois this Tuesday Night

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010

This coming Tuesday night, April 27th, I’ll be presenting at the Illinois Regional Agile Users Group in Bloomington, Illinois. I will be continuing my series on “What is an Agile Project Manager Anyway?”, where we deep dive on the role of an Agile Project Manager on both traditional and agile projects. I’m really excited about this crowd. From what I hear, IRAUG is the...

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