Chicago VSTS User Group: May Meeting in Downers Grove to discuss SCRUM and TFS

**This month we're in Downers Grove and NOT in downtown Chicago. We flip periodically to show the suburbs some love.

Spring is finally here, which means it's time to take a good, hard look at your Software Development Life Cycle. 🙂 For our May meeting, Chad Thomas of Neudesic will be presenting Team Foundation Server 2008 and then discuss Agile in general and Scrum in particular. There will be a focus on the tools available for TFS 2008 (largely applicable to TFS 2005 too) such as eScrum, Conchango Scrum, TFS Sticky Buddy, Scrum Manager and TFS Power Tools. The talk will focus more on 'showing' than 'telling', as well as a *slightly* unbalanced case for Agile/Scrum. Pizza will be at 5:30 PM and the presentation will start around 6. We hope to see you there!

Chad Thomas joined Neudesic in September 2007. Prior to that, Chad worked for JPMorgan Chase, BMW, and as an independent developer. While at JPMC, Chad managed a team that built the loan origination system for Chase Auto using BizTalk 2006 and .Net 2.0, and introduced Agile to the Retail Financial Services division. For BMW, he worked on the core framework and integration teams. He also managed a team that built a proprietary management portal for Chase Mortgage's call center which was patented by JPMorgan Chase. Chad's primary skills lie in Connected Systems and Custom Application Development with a focus in the Financial Services vertical.
When: Wednesday May 28th at 6PM

Where: Microsoft's DG office:
3025 Highland Parkway, Suite 300
Downers Grove, IL
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