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Get Agile with Atlanta OAUG

AGENDA – June 15, 2018

Time 10AM – 3:00PM

Meet Sponsored by Card Connect

Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.


Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!




Northpark Town Center Office Complex

1000 Abernathy Road Northeast

Northpark 400 Building, Suite 335

Atlanta, GA 30328

Directions to the building:


Please make sure you park at the 400 building.



10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-10:45 Kick Off

10:45-11:05 Sponsor Spotlight

11:05-11:55 Macy’s Experience with Agile

11:55-12:25 Lunch

12:25-1:25 Panel Discussion

1:25-1:40 Questions

1:40-1:50 Break

1:50-2:40 Jackpot: Caesars Entertainment Adopts Oracle ERP Cloud

2:40-3:00 Closing Remarks and Drawing

***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice. All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.


Oracle Presentation 1:

Delano Carter – Manager, Financial Applications

Shree Iyer – Software Engineer, Financial Applications


Macy’s Experience with Agile


Are you looking to deliver enhancements and support bug fixes faster, easier, better managed with higher customer satisfaction? Here is Macys Oracle development/support groups success story with Agile.

This case study tells the story of Macys IT groups story of going Agile for all development and support work. This study focuses on the successes and challenges resulting from applying Macys Agile methods. The study is based on personal experience as a business analyst and Macys Oracle IT group’s journey to completely transform itself to 100% Agile. The case study is written so other organization can benefit from this experience.

This case study will also layout experiences where it thinks, Agile does or does not work, management support, training requirements and last, but not least, team building.


Agile Methodology Panel Discussion

Atlanta OAUG has gathered several local companies to participate in an Agile Methodology panel discussion.

The Agile Methodology is “all the rage right now” and it is being discussed and adopted by companies worldwide.  

Join Atlanta OAUG and the Panel Participants to in an engaging discussion where we facilitate Oracle Users learning from other Oracle Users.

Panel Participants:


Delano Carter – Manager, Financial Applications

Shree Iyer – Software Engineer, Financial Applications

Cox Automotive

Jeff Wilson – Senior Manager, Software Engineering


McKee Foods

Don Lastine – Application Administrator

City of Atlanta

Bret Swenson – ERP Program Manager


Panel Moderators:

Doug Hahn – Solution Architect, Datavail

Andrew Snyder – Principal, NOODLEit Inc.


Oracle Presentation 2: 

Jim Cowart

Experienced Manager

Grant Thornton

Jackpot: Caesars Entertainment Adopts Oracle ERP Cloud

Caesars Entertainment, a worldwide brand in gaming and hospitality, transitioned several finance and accounting functions from traditional on-premises systems to Oracle ERP Cloud. With 20-year-old legacy systems and users distributed across more than 40 locations, the company required a robust change management approach for the adoption of the new solution. In this session we will explore the approach and techniques used during and after implementation that made the adoption a success.




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