Wednesday Pre-Conference Training

A pre-conference training will be offered on Wednesday, October 9 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM prior to the main conference. Registration for these requires an additional fee of $425 A boxed lunch and moring/afternoon breaks will be included. Training registrationst must be paid by September 27, 2019 to guarantee a boxed lunch.  All training payments must be paid no later than September 27, 2019 or registration is subject to cancellation. This training has a minimum participation level; and if this is not met by September 27, 2019, then the training may be cancelled and monies paid refunded. 

Agile/Scrum Training

Track General Interest
Speakers Tamra Dagnon, Senior IT Business Analyst at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Patrick Hare, Senior Project Manager at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lauranne Bailey, Technology Systems Coordinator at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Given pervasive budget constraints, Higher Education IT is increasingly pressed to deliver value more quickly. Agile development is all about frequent delivery of products. More and more UW-Madison IT projects are “going agile” and using a Scrum framework to deliver fast, deliver often and manage risks through frequent feedback and iteration. Agile and Scrum are based on frequent communication between IT and their customers to keep the project moving and delivering the highest value features first. Through regular detailed planning (every two to four weeks), continual sharing of work in progress with customers and frequent opportunities for obtaining feedback, Agile/Scrum teams can respond to change and hit a moving target.

Come and experience what it’s like to be on a Scrum team in this high-participation, hands-on workshop that’s been successfully presented many times at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as at EDUCAUSE 2017 and Alliance 2019. You’ll learn about Scrum team roles, artifacts, techniques and ceremonies and experience them first hand.

How to Sign Up:

  • You can add this directly during your initial registration.
  • If you are already registered, go to "My Registrationand login, click "Add-ons", and then click the "Add Additional Options" button. Under "Pre-Conference Workshop" select the workshop you would like to attend and click "Add". Then hit "Finish" to pay.



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