The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

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EVENT: "Scrum in a Suit - Coach Reveals All" - Monday 26th January

The mighty Sandy Mamoli is giving a talk entitled "Scrum in a Suit - Coach Reveals All" via the Agile Professionals Network (APN) here in Wellington at The Wellesley this coming Monday (January 26th) from 4:30pm+.

Sandy is an excellent presenter with a wealth of experience successfully delivering projects using the Scrum framework within New Zealand and abroad - in fact, I'd hazard a guess that she is New Zealand's finest Scrum practitioner. Get along!

Here's the details from the APN LinkedIn Group:
The APN Wellington chapter cordially invites you to the following presentation: "Scrum in a Suit - Coach Reveals All"
  • Date: Monday 26 January
  • Time: 5:00pm (cash bar from 4:30pm, presentation followed by Q&A)
  • Venue: The Wellesley, 2-8 Maginnity St, Wellington
* PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs are essential * - please email

Scrum in a Suit - Coach Reveals All
Scrum Coach and Agile advocate Sandy Mamoli will share her experiences as a Scrum Coach at the ACC and Sony Ericsson in this "warts and all" presentation.

- Learn about Scrum as a framework for agile in development projects.
- Hear real life stories about the introduction of scrum at the ACC and Sony Ericsson.
- Find out what works and what doesn't. Get insights into challenging the norm.

Most of all, get the answers to "what is a Scrum coach anyway, and do I need one?".

Our speaker:
Sandy Mamoli is one of NZ’s leading agile advocates, is a Certified Scrum Master and became New Zealand’s first Certified Scrum Practitioner in October 2007. Sandy has a passion for using agile to bring true business value to companies and is motivated by helping organisations understand and adopt the fundamentals of Scrum.

One of Sandy’s major agile initiatives was working on Sony Ericsson’s global enterprise website, which was a distributed agile programme of work (Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Mumbai). She has since coached many project teams and is currently working as an independent Scrum Coach at the ACC.

Sandy holds a Masters degree in Computational Linguistics and has worked in the internet and IT industry for more than nine years with a core focus on agile business analysis, project leadership and data architecture.

This invitation may be passed on to your colleagues, although numbers will be limited. Please RSVP.


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