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October 16, 2013 Chapter meeting with Larry Apke , CSM, CSP who will present "Complexity Theory and Why Waterfall Development Works (Sometimes)"

When: 10/16/2013
5:30 PM
Where: Matamoros Restaurant Y Cantina
12844 Interstate Highway 10
San Antonio, Texas  78249
United States
Contact: Danny Jolly

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When:   Wednesday, October 16, 2013
                  5:30pm social, 6:30pm dinner and 7:15-8:15pm Program
Where:    Matamoros Restaurant Y Cantina 
                 12844 W IH10 and DeZavala (MapQuest: )
Topic:      Complexity Theory and Why Waterfall Development Works (Sometimes)

Speaker: Larry Apke , CSM, CSP

Costs:      $20 AITP members with reservations
                 $25 non-members and members without reservations 
                 $15 for AITP student members

RSVP: and let us know of any special meal requests

A huge debate rages on in IT these days. There are two rival camps - traditionalists who subscribe to the "waterfall" methodologies and agilists. Most recent evidence suggests that agile methodologies have an edge in project success rates but the traditional methods are still widely practiced and do result in some project successes. There are reasons for the successes of agile and traditional projects that can be explained by complexity theory. This presentation will examine some interesting information about waterfall and agile methodologies and show why complexity theory can help us to predict the relative success (and failure) of applying these methodologies to software development projects.

Larry Apke has over 6 year's real-world experience as a scrum master, agile coach, consultant and software development manager and over 15 years of IT experience with his own and other companies. His passion is to help people create high-quality software on a regular basis. He is a regular speaker on Agile topics, an active member of Agile user groups, founder of the San Antonio Agile Coffee. His home is in Scottsdale Arizona but he spends his weekdays as an Agile Coach at a San Antonio financial services company.

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