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Meeting Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2011




at the Fox Hollow Inn and Conference Center, Briar Fox room
in Westbury, Long Island


The Presession starts at 5pm
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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5:00pm: What is SCRUM?

Mike Devine
CIOhelp Group

Presentation Description

SCRUM is an iterative, incremental framework for project management often seen in agile software development, a type of software engineering. Although the Scrum approach was originally suggested for managing product development projects, its use has focused on the management of software development projects, and it can be used to run software maintenance teams or as a general project/program management approach. SCRUM is agile, motivational, easy to learn, and fun to utilize. After this session, you will know how to do a ‘SCRUM’, how to ‘Sprint ‘and how to do a ‘Burn Down’

About Mike Devine

Mike Devine, the Managing Partner of the CIOhelp Group, is an Information Technology management professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Previously, Mike served as the national AS400/iSeries Practice Area Leader and CIO Advisory Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Currently, Mike focuses mainly on Project management and Business Analysis roles.



7:00pm: Q&A

Charles Guarino
Central Park Data Systems

Presentation Description

Q&A

About Charles Guarino

With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. Since 1995 he has been founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a New York area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition to being a professional speaker, he is a frequent contributor of technical and strategic articles and webcasts for the IT community. He is a proud member of COMMON?s Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame and also Long Island Software and Technology Network?s Twenty Top Techies of 2009. Charles currently serves as a member of COMMON?s Strategic Education Team (SET) and is also Immediate Past President and monthly Q&A host of LISUG, a Long Island IBM i User?s Group www.lisug.org.



8:00pm: Everything you need to know about to get started with the new Systems Director Navigator Console

Pete Massiello
iTech Solutions

Presentation Description

Released in IBM i 6.1, the Systems Director Navigator Console is a powerful new tool to better manage your i environment. Get expert advice for installation and set up to make sure you get this powerful tool up and running at peak efficiency. Step through the functionality of this product and learn how to leverage the Performance Data Investigator to turn the collection services data into graphs you can use to identify performance issues. Find out how to create monitors to manage your environment and various workloads as well as how to set up alarms to notify you when certain events threaten your environment. See how this tool can help you select and install Logical files on your system to improve performance. Learn about the enhancements to this valuable tool in the release of version 7.1.

About Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, and IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the world. He is a member of IBMs certification test-writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in IBM i design, administration, LPAR, virtualization, implementation, and HMC management. He was President of COMMON from 2010 to 2012, and again in 2014. He is a COMMON Hall of Fame speaker and a frequent speaker at user groups all over the world. In 2011, IBM established the Champions award for Power Systems, and Pete was one of the first recipients. In 2018, Pete was recognized as the first Lifetime IBM Power Systems Champion.