Events, Events! Scrum, Testing, Sharepoint ALM


We have a number of events during Feb and Mar. Below you find the details of these various events. This is all Johannesburg


Scrum for Managers (2 Mar, free)

The role of the manager in a software company is changing. No longer is it about driving people to achieve results. Now it is about enabling teams to be hyper-productive. But how can this be accomplished? Scrum, an agile framework, has been used successfully to build hyper-productive teams. What is Scrum? How can a manager build hyper-productive teams that outpace everyone else? In this talk you will hear exactly what Scrum is, its base components, and the traits required to help ensure success.

Mitch Lacey, former Microsoft program manager will share his experiences helping teams adopt the Scrum framework. In the course of his work he identified four patterns that were present in teams that succeeded, but were absent in teams that failed.

This session is targeted at high level and C level executives what they need to work with Scrum teams and tools and techniques to drive the organization to a higher productive state. This workshop is approximately two hours in length.

Time: 2 Mar 2012,

Cost: Free

Location: Microsoft Bryanston (3012 William Nicol Drive),


Certified Scrum Master 2 day Training, with Mitch Lacey (29 Feb/1 Mar)

The Certified ScrumMaster Course is a two-day course which introduces the concepts of Agile project leadership using the Scrum methodology. This course will teach students how to plan and run Sprint Planning Meetings, daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives and more.

The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises and group discussion. Ample time will be devoted to analysis of the “real-world” industry experiences of the ScrumMaster Course instructor based on case study examples and his experience managing Agile projects and coaching Scrum teams.

At the end of this course, successful participants will be eligible to take the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster exam, a multiple choice online test that starts you on your journey to a successful transformation. Additionally, you will receive a complimentary one year membership to the Scrum Alliance, which provides you discounts to Scrum Gatherings, allows you access to member-only content such as past Gathering videos, and more.

For more information on the course please visit

DATE: 29 Feb and 01 March 2012, 8:00- 17:00

VENUE: Microsoft, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston

COST: R9200 +VAT per attendee. There are a limited number of seats available for the training.



Calling all Analysts and Testers: Improve the delivery and quality of your projects (13 Mar,free)


Are you a tester or analyst on your team? Do you still track your requirements, test cases and bugs manually using Word, Excel and Outlook? Are the bugs you find difficult to reproduce and you have challenges on getting visibility on the quality and project status?

As software grows increasingly complex, quality assurance can no longer be an afterthought. An inefficient or isolated testing process can hinder software quality, reduce time to market and drive up costs. Microsoft is hosting an event to help your organization avoid these potential pitfalls by making testing and quality assurance an active part of the application lifecycle.


DATE/TIME: 13 March - 08:30: -10:30

VENUE: Microsoft, 3012 William Nicol Drive Bryanston.



Better ALM for SharePoint Solutions with Team Foundation Server (29 Mar,free)


Are you building solutions, whether they are business intelligence, collaboration or line or business using SharePoint 2010?

These solutions still need to be managed properly through the application lifecycle, from requirements, to development, deployment and testing. This session will describe how you can improve your application lifecycle management processes for SharePoint using the capabilities of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.


If you have a role in creating solutions using SharePoint, whether that be an architect, analyst, developer, IT Pro, or tester, you will want to attend this session. Topics covered include requirements management, setting up a build server, manual and automated testing, as well as leveraging Lab Management to setup a virtual lab environment.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: If you have recently acquired Microsoft SharePoint and you are looking to do build solutions on SharePoint, then this is the right event for you. The event will content suitable for testers, developers, analysts, project managers an tester                                        

DATE: 29 March 2012, 8:30-12:00

VENUE: Microsoft, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston




Ahmed Salijee

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