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CHAD - 03/13/02, XBreed
Fellow Agile Practitioners, Colleagues and Students,
The first of CHAD's upcoming gatherings and presentations is scheduled for Wednesday March 13, and is one that should not be missed.
The number of companies committed to agile methodologies in the Chicago area are steadily increasing, and there are a variety of methods being applied ranging from FDD to Scrum to XP, as well as variations on a theme.
Mike Beedle, Founder and CEO of e-Architects, Inc., will present such a variation with XBreed.
XBreed is a cross-breed lightweight method that incorporates a set of hand-picked practices that originated in Scrum and XP combined with
other adaptive software development methods into a single methodology. The philosophy/foundation of XBreed utilizes Scrum as a management
framework, and XP for its strength of engineering best practices.
Don't hesitate to bring your colleagues for this introspective look into XBreed.

Wyatt Sutherland (the guy you RSVP to)
CHAD - 03/13/02 AGENDA
WHAT: XBreed, Presentation followed by open discussion.
- What is agility anyhow? Why is it important?
- How do you measure agility?
- Why do people care about reusability?
- Agile Reusability sounds like an oxymoron. How does it work?
- XBreed, a "balancing act" to achieve Agile Reusability and
standardize application development for the enterprise.
- What is XBreed? How does it work?
- A full-fledged example.
WHO: Mike Beedle
CEO, e-Architects, Inc.
WHEN: Wednesday March 13, 2002
6:00pm Refreshments
6:20pm Presentation
WHERE: Roy Talman & Associates
150 S. Wacker, Suite 2250
Chicago, IL
(corner of Adams and Wacker, across from Sears Tower)
RSVP: Necessary for security sign-in.

^^ Many thanks to Roy Talman & Associates for hosting and providing refreshments. ^^ -that's us
About the Presenter
Mike Beedle is the founder and CEO of e-Architects Inc., a consulting company that specializes in application development using distributed objects and Internet technologies. Despite Mike's business demands, he has remained billing as an on-the-trenches consultant where he applies Scrum and XP together through XBreed. Mike was privileged to be an early adopter
of the Scrum method, and has introduced Scrum to 7 organizations since the mid-90's. Mike's specialty is to coach companies in the creation of
large scale reusable architectures involving many application teams. His record so far is 17 applications reusing the same components such as:
workflows, visual components, transactions, business objects and architectural services. Mike has published in several areas including object technology, patterns, components, frameworks, software development, programming
languages, reusability, workflow, BPR, and Physics. He has co-organized several workshops on objects, patterns, components, and software
development through the last decade. He is co-author of "Agile Software Development
with Scrum" with Ken Schwaber (Prentice Hall, fall 2001), a provocative book that assumes software development is more like new product development than the manufacturing-like processes that the software industry has used for the
last 20 years.

Come and Enjoy!
Patrick Krook
Roy Talman & Associates
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