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Northeast blizzard postpones Boston SPIN talk. On to Munich

January 24th by Ed Bride

Michael Mah’s lecture on Agile, scheduled for Jan. 21 at the Boston SPIN meeting, was postponed because of the snowstorm. New date – May 20. Next stop: Munich Germany at the OOP 2014 Conference Feb 6-7. Initial results from the comparative study of Agile development practices draws contrasts between the local community in Munich and […]

Michael Mah – Secrets of Agile Release Planning, at Better Software Conference

November 11th by QSMA

Michael Mah to Reveal Game changing Practices in Software, Secrets of Agile Release Planning, at Better Software Conference QSM Associates to Present Retrospectives on Agile Practices, Including Real-world Metrics versus Waterfall Development BOSTON, Nov. 8, 2013 – Michael C. Mah, one of the leading thinkers on the Agile development scene today, will lead two revealing […]

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