Usability Professionals Association (CT UPA)
The Connecticut Chapter of the Usability Professionals Association (CT UPA) is the local affiliate of the national organization. As such, we share many of the same goals and principles with the national organization. Mainly: Provide a network through which usability professionals can share information about the techniques and methodologies in the profession; create an inclusive community for those interested in usability; change new product development processes to include a concern for the people who use them; and increase the body of knowledge about usability and user-centered design through professional education, meetings and conventions and other professional interchanges.
We cover a broad range of topics and our members come from a broad range of backgrounds as well as industries. Please join us if you are interested and able!
Business and/or Systems Analysts will benefit from being a part of this organization by:
- Gaining a better understanding of the usability concerns to consider when designing a user interface
- Meeting interested parties from a similar but different field
- Adding to and learning from the body of knowledge of this growing organization
Please visit us at www.ctupa.org
Southern New England (SNE) Facilitators
Southern New England (SNE) Facilitators is a local chapter of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) serving as a community of practice for anyone in the local area with an interest in Facilitation.
We exist to provide general education sessions related to Facilitation skills and techniques that support the IAF competencies. We offer opportunity for practice and feedback in support of a certification ascension program; and opportunities for networking with Facilitation professionals.
As a community of practice, we are committed to personal and professional growth in the field of facilitation. We foster this by:
- Creating a risk-free learning environment
- Providing access to resources
- Establishing relationships and forums for information-sharing and support
We hope to become the recognized organization for development of facilitation talent by providing a local forum to meet, share, network and grow in Southern New England.
Please visit our LinkedIn Group
We are Agile Connecticut, the CT Chapter of the APLN, a nationwide federation of users groups dedicated to promoting, spreading and enabling Agile software development practices worldwide.
Our history locally goes back to the summer of 2007 when we held our first meeting at the Marriott in Farmington, CT.
Since then we have held a meeting almost every month.
We usually meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month, but be sure to check the Next Meeting page to be sure of the date and time.
We start monthly meetings promptly at 6PM and end at 8PM. (Lots of people hang and talk after 8PM, so plan on lingering if you want more informal networking time.)
The mission of APLN CONNECTICUT is to explore agile leadership in agile projects, agile product portfolios, and agile enterprises in the region. The Agile Project Leadership Network's (APLN) overall mission is to connect, develop, and support great project and enterprise leaders using Agile methods nationwide.
Each meeting of the APLN CONNECTICUT Chapter is your chance to network with leading regional experts in the area of Agile Leadership, and to share your experiences and concerns with them and other leaders, who are in the same situation as yourself.
Please visit us at www.newtechusa.com/agile/default.asp
Southern New England Chapter PMI
The Southern New England Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the organization of choice for Project Management Professionals based in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and parts of New York.
Founded in 1983, the chapter strives to promote the profession of Project and Program Management by and for its members, provides opportunities for Project and Program Management education and professional development of those members and provides a framework for professional networking and social interaction.
The majority of our members work and live in the greater Connecticut area, covering a wide mix of industries and project professions.
About half of our monthly dinner meetings are held close to Hartford, CT, while other meetings are held in New Haven and Southbury. These meetings offer an excellent opportunity for networking and education. We continue to attract sell-out attendance along with speakers representing the leading edge of project methodologies and experience.
We invite you to investigate our chapter further. Join us at one of our meetings, or explore our web site for news and recent and upcoming events. The Membership area provides member benefits and examples of available resources.