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NORTH LA | SCRUM at NASA and Other Unexpected Places



Any modern project manager knows that agility is key to success and one of the most successful Agile frameworks is SCRUM. We will briefly cover what SCRUM is and how it is typically applied, before looking at use cases outside of the typical commercial software development world. Examples of use at NASA, with hardware, and even in youth education will be presented.

Attendees will learn:

  • What SCRUM is and the basic principles
  • How it is used in typical settings
  • Where SCRUM has been used in projects that have special challenges
  • How PMs can incorporate Agility, and possibly SCRUM into their management

About the Speaker: Zaheer Ali

speaker-ali-zaheer.jpgCurrently, manager of safety, quality, and software product assurance for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) with responsibility for all software products and safety and quality of all USRA work on SOFIA. Also a founding executive for Material Mind and AIXIA Global. Built science instrumentation and the laboratory facilities for SOFIA. Managed science ground support on multiple deployments around the world. Trained as a research Physicist which has resulted in patents, an R&D100 award, and over 40 authored or co-authored publications. Also worked as an engineer and manager of teams and programs for the US Department of Energy’s Nevada Test Site where he co-founded the National Center for Nuclear Security, worked as a Principal Investigator and Shot Director at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics of the University of Rochester and consulted as a micro/nano device (MEMS) engineer.

Postponement / Cancellation

Please refer to the Cancellation Policy section of the FAQ page

This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.

Questions/Suggestions/Volunteer Inquiries

Contact the NorthLA Team at northla@pmi-la.org

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Type of activity: Programs

Date: August 6th, 2019

Hour: 5:30PM to 7:30PM

PDUs: 1.0


Members: $15.00

Non members: $17.50


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