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BDPA April Info Exchange " Agile is not Scrum but Scrum is Agile"

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BDPA Detroit

April Info Exchange Meeting

April 17,2014

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



" Agile is not Scrum but Scrum is Agile"


      Agile software development is defined by the Agile Alliance as “a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.”Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Lean (Kanban) are some of the more popular agile methods or frameworks. Each having variant approaches, but the primary agile principles is the same across all agile frameworks.   In order to truly leverage what agile frameworks like Scrum, Extreme Programing and Lean are designed to offer, you must recognized the fact that Agile is not Scrum but Scrum is Agile.


Agile values individuals and interactions over processes and tools, working software over comprehensive documentation, customer collaboration over contract negotiation, and responding to change over following a plan. Agile is a way of thinking and Agile frameworks (Scrum, Extreme Programming and Lean) provide the rules for getting work done. These rules are what differentiate Agile’s Scrum and Lean frameworks from methodologies like waterfall.


In this session: we will experience a deep dive into the four core values of Agile using a Scrum sprint. Participants will come away with a clear understanding, as it relates to software development, of the difference between Agile and a Agile Framework and how the agile values are designed to change your thinking about delivering value to the business. This session will be an introductory lecture on the four core values of Agile.


Light Refreshments will be served

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Video of February 2014 Info Exchange meeting

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Info Exchange Meeting

February 20, 2014


Video of the February Info Exchange Meeting

Session presented by Darrin M. Redus, Sr. President & CEO of MainStreet Inclusion Advisors, LLC


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BDPA Detroit – "Entrepreneur Opportunities in Detroit -"Feb. 20, 2014 Info Exchange

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Info Exchange Meeting

February 20, 2014


 Software and Information Technology businesses and skills are in great demand. Hundreds of millions of dollars in growth capital is being invested in emerging software and IT companies. The BDPA and its network is uniquely positioned to capitalize on these emerging trends. 

Through a collaboration with MainStreet Inclusion Advisors, BDPA is connecting to some of the region's leading entrepreneurial and commercialization institutions including, but not limited to, TechTown, Bizdom, Detroit Innovate, AutoHarvest, Next Energy, Henry Ford Innovation Institute, and Wayne State's Office of Technology Commercialization.

Whether you are a current or aspiring entrepreneur or simply looking to get involved in a high growth software and IT company, don't miss this invaluable session presented by Darrin M. Redus, Sr. President & CEO of MainStreet Inclusion Advisors, LLC.  Come find out how to get involved!

Join us at TechTown on February 20,2014

 Light refreshment will be served

Register HERE for event



Successful Interviewing and Salary Negotiations for 2014

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BDPA Detroit January 2014 InfoExchange meeting

"Successful Interviewing and Salary Negotiations"

January 16, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


440 Burroughs

Detroit, MI  48207


Start off the New Year right by pursuing your career passion. Learn what is necessary to navigate the interviewing process, resumes that capture interviews, and how to properly negotiate salary and benefits package.

Our panel guests Mike Busovicki Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant from Blue Cross Blue Shield(BCBS)Carl Taylor Contract Recruiter from Johnson Controls and Richard Session Lead Engineer from Detroit based Start Up will discuss offer negotiation, interviewing tips, and resume writing techniques necessary to be successful in the 2014 career market place.

Light refreshments will be served



Register for Event HERE


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