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Beantown Meeting on Thursday, 10/1/2009: James Phillips on SCRUM and Team Foundation Server"

Hi All — 

Beantown .NET is going to be meeting on Thursday, 10/1/2009.  This month we have James Phillips coming to present SCRUM and Team Foundation Server”

As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers – better yet, bring your boss. It is not required to RSVP for our meetings but if you know you’re coming, please RSVP by 3pm on the day of the meeting to help speed your way through building security and give us an idea how much pizza to order. Click here to RSVP.

For our November meeting we’ll be doing 4 short talks by 4 different Beantown members about development tools and utilities that they like. We need one more person to give a talk. Currently we have Nick Parker talking about the profiling tool from JetBrains, Shaun Avery talking about FireBug, and I’ll be talking about CodeRush & Refactor Pro. If you’re got a tool you’d like to give a 20 to 25 minute talk about, let me know.

Future meetings:

– October 1 – James Phillips, “SCRUM and Team Foundation Server”
– November 5 – Four Short Talks About Developer Utilities
– December 3 – Bill Heys, “Branching & Merging Best Practices”


Title: SCRUM and Team Foundation Server

When: Thursday, 10/1/09, 6p – 8p

Microsoft NERD
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA


Parking: Paid parking is available in 1 Memorial Drive. 


SCRUM has grown in popularity and acceptance by many companies over the world with numbers of registered SCRUM Masters reaching 51,955 (11 March 2009 – Jeff Sutherland). Although SCRUM does not stipulate what tools to use to produce the necessary artifacts, Microsoft Team Foundation System provides a number of features via TFS Explorer that facilitate capturing the artifacts of SCRUM and is a useful tool for any SCRUM Master, Team and Product Owner.

This presentation will highlight the SCRUM framework and show you practical use of TFS and other tools that facilitate the ceremonies and artifacts of SCRUM.


Jamie is a Senior Software Engineer with over 10 years experience in the Telecomm, e Commerce, Finance and Healthcare industries. He is passionate about his work with the .NET framework and is constantly looking for ways to expand and improve his knowledge. Aside from his passion and expertise in technology his natural ability to adapt to change has lead him to become a practicing SCRUM Master and evangelist.


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