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Scrumtisch March 2014

27. March 2014 - Scrumtish in Berlin

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14 March 2014
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

here's the schedule for the next Scrumtisch in Berlin in 2014:

  • Date: 27th of March, 2014
  • Time: 18:30 
  • Place: American Diner Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 108 (formerly know as Restaurant "Deseo")

If you would like to attend, please send a message to scrumtisch@agile42.com, or register at the Scrum User Group on Xing.

We are looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again! :-)

Marion

 

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testing

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Events

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etf

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Events, Transition
Tags
etf, scanagile

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