Agile NYC is a non-profit organization organized by Matt Ganis and Jochen (Joe) Krebs. Joe founded Agile NYC in January 2007 with the goal to connect local practitioners and industry experts. Today, Agile NYC stands for 5 Years of Agile Excellence Serving the NYC metropolitan area. We focus on making people great project leaders by focusing on Value, Customers, Teams, Individuals, Context and Uncertainty.
We organize regular monthly user group meetings and the annual 1-day conference called “Agile Day”. We also promote open space conference formats in our bi-yearly Agile NYC OPEN.We embrace all flavors of agile processes, for example Lean, Scrum, eXtreme Programming or Kanban.
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Jochen (Joe) Krebs is an agile coach, trainer, consultant and practitioner. Joe started Agile NYC in 2007 with the goal to create a community of agile professionals in NYC who have a platform to learn from each other. Since then, Agile NYC steadily grew to approximately 1,500 professionals interested in agile in the tri-state area alone. Joe is also the host of the Agile NYC podcast.
Since 2005, Joe coaches and delivers trainings and workshops to organizations through his company Incrementor. He helps organizations with the successful adoption of agile processes (Scrum, XP, Lean and other iterative-incremental processes) either on a corporate enterprise-level or team-level. His programs are characterized by a unique blend of knowledge transfer with hands-on work. Joe is the author of two books, “Agile Portfolio Management” and the “RUP Reference and Certification Guide”. He also published numerous articles in magazines about agile practices and processes. When time permits, he speaks at conferences, private client events or presents at other local user group meetings. You will find more information about Joe and his services at Incrementor.
Matthew Ganis is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and ibm.com site architect. Matt was was co-founder of the Agile@IBM Community and was an early adopter of agile within IBM. He currently teaches Disciplined Agile Development and has published numerous articles and papers on the use of agile methods within ibm.com both within its traditional web development and the development/support of their Second Life Island. Matt has been the co-chair and chair of the Academy of Technology Agile Conferences for the past two years and is a Certified Scrum- Master and Practitioner. Outside of IBM, Matt serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Agile and Extreme Software Development and is a steering committee member of Agile NYC. He co-authored A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum published by IBM Press in July 2010.