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Outreach CE (St. Cloud) – [CapitalOne]
November 13, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue Address: 
30 - 7th Avenue South
St. Cloud , MN 56301
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Program Description: 

"Release Train Engineer" - All aboard! What's it like to set up and run an Agile Release Train? Hey, it's an ART - a long lived, self-organizing team of Agile Teams, that plans, commits, and executes together. Bound by a common Vision, Program Backlog, and Roadmap, the team of Teams is responsible for regular delivery and release of features that provide business value. Using cadence and synchronization to facilitate planning, Program Increments (PI) provide a development timebox to limit Work-In-Progress (WIP) and ensure consistent results. Come and listen to how one Release Train Engineer fired up his ART locomotive, linked up his PI timeboxes, and barreled down the tracks to meet the Features and Capabilities release dates, with stops for PI Planning, Iterations and System Demo dates -- ultimately delivering the assigned Business Value!

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Mike Dehler, PMP has had an outstanding career in IT. He has built an IT software testing center from the ground up, revamped a Change Management process, led a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) initiative (achieved level 3), took on the challenge of Continuous Improvement / Six Sigma and became a certified Black Belt. Mike has led DMAIC projects totaling over $2 million in financial benefits.  As a Master Black Belt, Mike is responsible for coaching and facilitating Six Sigma training, prioritizing projects, team website administration, and mentoring Continuous Improvement projects totaling over $10 million in financial benefits.  At ING DIRECT Global (now CapitalOne), Mike was the first certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has supported Black Belts in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and Turkey. At Capital One (St Cloud), Mike  is an Agile Release Train Engineer, responsible for the well-managed change management process. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Statistics from North Dakota State University.  Mike also works with local colleges (College of St. Benedicts, St. John’s University, and St. Cloud State University) to assist with Six Sigma subject matter in Operational Management courses. An avid volunteer in the community, Mike has served as a Director on several local Boards.

Special Instructions: 

Time & Agenda: 
• 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm – Check-In, Networking, & Light Dinner
• 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm – Informative presentation with Questions & Answers

• No Cost – Sponsors & Chapter member supported
• Membership recommended but not required
• RSVP before noon on day of event