SNEC-PMI June 2019 - Cromwell After Work Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 5:30PM to 7:15PM

Baci Grill
134 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT
(click here for directions)

5:30 - 6:00 pm - Networking, Opening Remarks, Organizational Updates
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Presentation and Discussion
7:00 - 7:15 pm - Wrap-up and Announcements

Costs: Pre-Register At the Door
SNEC Members $10 $15
Non-SNEC Members $15 $20

Appetizers, soda & coffee included
Cash bar available.

Note: Members must LOGIN to website prior to registering to obtain their $5 discount

Event Registration Registration closes:
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Midnight

In Association with:

Baci Grill


Sponsored by:



The PM for this event is: Paul Simeone
tele: 203-247-2439
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Writing User Stories: It's not as Difficult as You Think with Diana Getman

We used to write hundreds of pages of software documentation spelling out every detail of the system to be built. Every function point. Every possible usage scenario.
"The system shall do this..." and "The system shall do that..."
They were works of art.
The only problem? No one ever read them, and if they did, they quickly became obsolete as business conditions changed.

Today the foundation of the agile process is user stories, a lightweight technique to rapidly capture business requirements that gets the team on-vision and successfully delivering on stakeholder needs.
In this session, software engineering expert Diane Getman will walk you step-by-step through the process of creating and managing user stories, both before a project begins as well as when the project is underway.

  • Learn how to write an effective user story title and what three parts of the title you should always include.
  • Understand how user stories are different and more effective than traditional software requirements specifications.
  • Learn techniques to handle non-functional requirements, technical constraints, and business domain modeling in the user story world


Talent Triangle

PDU Info: You will need to record and self-report your PDU's for this activity. Following the guidelines of the new CCR program and the PMI Talent Triangle®, the PDU's for this course can be applied as follows:

1.0 PDU Total: 0.5 PDU - Strategic and Business Management; 0.5 PDU Technical Project Management (PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA)


Presenter: Diana Getman
Diana GetmanDiana Getman has more than 25 years of experience as a project manager leading cross-functional teams, in both startup and non-profit organizations. A skilled Agile practitioner, Diana has held the roles of Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Agile Coach and is the current Chief of Staff at Ascendle, a contract software engineering firm in North Hampton, NH. Ascendle specializes in commercial-grade cloud and mobile app development and Agile coaching and training. As a Scrum coach at Ascendle, Diana has led Agile transformations at companies ranging from startups to multi-billion dollar enterprises, bringing their software development teams to a world-class level of performance. 

Diana is a graduate of the honors program at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at UNH, now known as the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. She is an entrepreneur who has run and sold several start-up businesses, including MicroArts Corporation, a digital marketing and branding firm in Greenland, NH.

When she's not leading development projects or mentoring Scrum teams, Diana spends her time hanging with her four dogs, performing as a classical violinist, and volunteering in her community. Diana was a 3-term Board Chair of the YMCA of Greater Boston Camping division, and is a former board member of the Red Cross of NH, where she was the chair of their annual Heroes Breakfast event for 7 years.

You can learn more about Diana by connecting with her on LinkedIn:



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Event Properties

Event Date 06-18-2019 5:30 PM
Event End Date 06-18-2019 7:15 PM
Registration Closes 06-16-2019 11:55 PM
Individual Price $10 for members / $15 non-SNEC members
Location Baci Grill
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