Training Coco – Agile Lessons with a Puppy

September, 2021

The September 2021 tech talk was presented by Jeff Pulcini

Abstract:

Does training a 10-week-old puppy have any relation to Agile and Agile teams? Can training basic commands like sit, stay, and down be useful to Agile teams? What about potty training? Join us as we explore how to map the lessons learned training Coco to the basics of Agile philosophy, principals, and values, and how those lessons can help you and your team evolve into doing Agile better.

About the Presenter 

Jeff Pulcini

Starting with in a degree in aeronautics, Jeff worked in the domains of manufacturing, e-commerce, finance, and government, on real-time, network, software, and hardware systems. He has filled roles as an engineer, developer, systems analyst, systems architect, business analyst, project and program manager, as well as an outside consultant. 

Not surprisingly, that background has involved a broad range of methodologies such as iterative, incremental, waterfall, RAD, and Agile. Jeff’s insatiable curiosity and his drive to see people achieve their highest potential and aspirations has led him to an abiding love for Agile.

Jeff has certifications as a Scrum Master (CSM), Project Management Professional (PMP), and network designer. He retired from the full-time business world in 2017 to pursue independent work as an Agile coach, career coach, and mentor for disadvantaged youth, college graduates, and professionals.

Jeff is a co-organizer of the PittAgile Meetup.

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