2020-02 Section Member Meeting

February 04, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Villa Olivia
1401 W. Lake Street
Bartlett, IL 60103

Note to late registrees and walk-ins: The facility required us to order a fixed number of meals. Anyone who registers after that number is reached and wants a meal will be served a pasa bowl dinner.

We offer our unemployed members an opportunity to continue their education and to network with their peers. Please review the conditions for receiving a complimentary meal below.

Pre-dinner Meeting:

The Agile Enterprise
Gregg Bresnahan - Agile Coach & Strategist
Alan Berow - Lead Agile Trainer
Agile N2N, Inc.

Agile is a culture and mindset that allows organizations and individuals to respond faster and more accurately to customer needs. Defined in 2001 to improve software development, it is spreading to all functions in an organization. In this session, we will develop a common understanding of:

  • The problems Agile was developed to solve
  • Agile's core values and principles
  • Agile's expansion across the enterprise


Post-dinner Meeting:

The Role of the Quality Department in an Agile Enterprise
Gregg Bresnahan - Agile Coach & Strategist
Alan Berow - Agile Trainer
Agile N2N, Inc.

As is Quality, customer-focus is a core value in Agile. In this session, we will look at:

  • Agile's roots in Lean
  • How Agile's core principles map to Lean's
  • How Quality departments can integrate themselves and their goals into the Agile transformation


Speaker Biography

Gregg Bresnahan - Agile Coach & Strategist
Agile N2N, Inc.

Gregg has worked in a variety of roles on software development teams throughout his career.  He brought an agile mindset to the table before the word “Agile” became known across the industry. In 2010 he participated in a full Agile transformation of a global company. The experience of both transforming and more importantly maturing Agile in an organization guides him as he moves forward in his career. Today, Gregg is an Agile coach consultant working for Agile N2N, Inc. His current assignment is working with Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) to provide training and coaching at both the team and organizational level.  He thoroughly enjoys sharing and nurturing the Agile mindset with others through Agile conferences, forums and communities of practice.

Gregg has an undergraduate degree in Geography from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL and a masters degree in Cartography from the University of Illinois – Chicago.

Alan Berow - Agile Trainer
Agile N2N, Inc.

Alan came to Agile through his passion for delivering value to customers. His career started in system design validation and technical support for telecommunications systems. He saw first-hand the impact on customers of long design cycles delivering low-value functionality and failing to deliver what customers needed. As an IT methodologist with a retail company, he saw the need for last-minute software changes.

With Gregg, our other speaker, and a small group of agilists, he helped a global company begin its agile journey. Alan is currently helping Agile N2N, Inc. by providing an agile boot camp for people unfamiliar with agile culture and agile project management.

Alan has a BSEE from IIT, an MBA from KGSM, and graduate certificates in Network and Computer Security, Project Management, HR Management, and Telecommunications Management. He is a Certified Scrum Master and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Recognizing that the Agile BOK is emergent, he is active in agile conferences, forums and communities of practice.

05:30 - 06:00 Check-in / Networking
06:00 - 06:30 First Presentation
06:30 - 07:30 Dinner
07:45 - 08:30 Second Presentation

Dinner Menu

  • Cream of broccoli soup
  • Garden salad
  • Baked Norwegian salmon topped with bearnaise sauce
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Tomato Provencal stuffed with creamed spinach
  • Ice cream sundae topped with strawberry sauce
  • Regular coffee, decaf coffee, hot tea, iced tea
  • Cash bar

Vegetarian Option:

  • Pasta Primavera


Note: Registration closes three days before the meeting in order to give the section volunteers enough time to prepare meeting credentials. The venue required us to order a fixed number of meals when the contract was signed. If you do not see the Register Now button, registration has been closed for the meeting. Late registrees and walk-ins are welcome, though those who want a meal will recceive a pasta bowl dinner.

If you are getting a meal, you may pay by credit card in advance or by cash, check, credit card, meeting card, or by special arrangements (see tickets for options) at the door. Discounted, multi-meeting ticket cards may be purchased on-line and picked up at the door or purchased at the door with cash, check, or credit card. If you are paying by credit card at the door, Select the green Bypass Payment button on the Payment Information page as you register.

There is no charge for attending the meeting only. The section is able to provide a complimentary meal for a limited number of unemployed members. To take advantage of this program, you must:
1. Pre-register. This benefit is not available at the door.
2. Be actively seeking employment.
3. Be a paid member of the ASQ Fox Valley Section 1208.
4. Submit your resume to the ASQ web site, http://www.asq.org.

Friends and colleagues are always welcome!

Special Discount: When you buy a 5-tickets pass, you pay only $100.00, a 20% discount off the regular price. You can bring your friends and colleagues at the discount rate or use them one at a time for meetings throughout the year. Either way you win. The pass will be good for two years from the date of purchase.


$25.00 Member ticket (single meeting)

$25.00 Non-member/guest ticket (single meeting)

$0.00 Member ticket (5 meeting pass)

$0.00 Non-member/guest ticket (5-meeting pass)

$0.00 New Member Voucher

$0.00 Complimentary

$100.00 5-Meeting Pass

$0.00 Member ticket - meeting only - no meal

$0.00 Guest or non-member - meeting only - no meal


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