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Monday
Aug062018

August Meeting - Playing it SAFe: Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it

August Meeting - Playing it SAFe: Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it

When: August 9, 2018  (Second Thursday) 

Networking: 6:00 - 7:30 pm (networking starts at 5:30 pm)

 

Playing it SAFe: Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it

 

"Playing it SAFe: Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it"" with Rita Santos Emmons, CSM, PSM I, SPC4 The Scaled Agile Framework, when introduced in 2011 sent the Agile Community into series of framework debates. Seven years later, SAFe continues to garner its fair share of supporters and critics. Regardless, SAFe remains the most popular scaling framework used for Agile at scale. Despite this, the question remains, what is it about SAFe that manages to be both appealing to some and displeasing to others. In this session, we will begin by walking through the key elements of the Scaled Agile Framework.
Then we’ll take a look at a case study from a Fortune 200 organization that implemented SAFe. Finally, we’ll discuss some pros, cons, and myths related to the Scaled Agile Framework. 

Agenda

  5:30pm: Doors open - Registration, Networking, Food

  6:00pm: Welcome and Intro (Lightning Talk optional)

  6:15pm: Featured Speaker

  7:15pm: Wrap-up and Raffle

  7:30pm: Adjourn - Post meeting networking

 

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Monday
Aug062018

September Meeting - Achieving More with LeSS: Alignment and Agility using Large-Scale Scrum

September Meeting - Achieving More with LeSS: Alignment and Agility using Large-Scale Scrum
w/ Darren Terrell

When: September 13, 2018  (Second Thursday) 

Networking: 6:00 - 7:30 pm (networking starts at 5:30 pm)

Achieving More with LeSS: Alignment and Agility using Large-Scale Scrum

Being Agile at scale is tremendously difficult to achieve. Many times, the practices used for aligning an organization using Agile impede the delivery of real value. In this session discuss how Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) can help your company have awesome alignment without sacrificing agility. LeSS is a lightweight framework that enables empiricism such that teams and organizations can inspect and adapt based on their own experiences. We will walk through the basics of the LeSS and LeSS Huge frameworks during this session. Your guide for this journey will be the experienced and certified LeSS Practitioner Darren Terrell. He is knowledgeable in multiple scaling frameworks and transforming businesses.
About Darren

Darren Terrell is the VP of Enterprise Agile Coaching for Project Brilliant. As a senior transformation specialist, he helps organizations and teams to focus on and deliver more real business value. Darren is a proven management consultant that has coached senior leadership to improve business agility. He has also trained and mentored scores of managers/ to better engage their employees and improve their effectiveness as leaders.

During his career, Darren has technically architected enterprise solutions for industry leading companies. He has overseen large software development and data sections, including systems that had over $16 billion in revenue flowing through them annually. Darren built an Agile consulting practice from the ground up for a global professional services company.

Darren has obtained numerous Agile certifications, is a licensed Agile Fluency Facilitator and conference speaker. He is a board member and conference coordinator for the Agile Cincinnati and Agile Indy User Groups.

Darren Terrell

 

 

Agenda

  5:30pm: Doors open - Registration, Networking, Food

  6:00pm: Welcome and Intro (Lightning Talk optional)

  6:15pm: Featured Speaker

  7:15pm: Wrap-up and Raffle

  7:30pm: Adjourn - Post meeting networking


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Monday
Aug062018

October Meeting - TBD

October Meeting - TBD

When: October 11, 2018  (Second Thursday) 

Networking: 6:00 - 7:30 pm (networking starts at 5:30 pm)

Topic TBD

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Agenda

  5:30pm: Doors open - Registration, Networking, Food

  6:00pm: Welcome and Intro (Lightning Talk optional)

  6:15pm: Featured Speaker

  7:15pm: Wrap-up and Raffle

  7:30pm: Adjourn - Post meeting networking


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Monday
Aug062018

November Meeting - Annual Open Space w/ Diana Williams

November Meeting - Annual Open Space w/ Diana Williams

When: November 8, 2018  (Second Thursday) 

Networking: 6:00 - 7:30 pm (networking starts at 5:30 pm)

Open Space format facilitated by Diana Williams

For many, Open Space has been a daring and marvelous exploration of the vastness and the urgency of personal and organizational transformation. For others, it’s just an exceedingly effective, and efficient, meeting methodology.

Open Space is the only process that focuses on expanding time and space for the force of self-organisation to do its thing. Although one can't predict specific outcomes, it's always highly productive for whatever issue people want to attend to. Some of the inspiring side effects that are regularly noted are laughter, hard work which feels like play, surprising results and fascinating new questions.

If you are struggling with a problem, looking for innovative ways to motivate a team, or just want to learn from your peers - Open Space is for you!

About Diana

Diana Williams is an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer with Project Brilliant. She has worked in both the public and private sectors, providing enterprise level Agile coaching. She is a passionate learner and teacher. Diana oversaw systems that had several billions of dollars’ flow through them. Her teams have recognized significant productivity gains, improved quality, and better predictability. She is empathic with her teams and stakeholders, helping them achieve things they did not realize were possible. She has received numerous praise from her clients and teams.

When Diana is not coaching teams or leading projects, she is very family focused. She especially loves spending time with her grandchildren. As a mother and grandmother, she is an advocate for women working in technology.

Diana Williams

Agenda

  5:30pm: Doors open - Registration, Networking, Food

  6:00pm: Welcome and Intro (Lightning Talk optional)

  6:15pm: Featured Speaker

  7:15pm: Wrap-up and Raffle

  7:30pm: Adjourn - Post meeting networking


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Monday
Aug062018

December Meeting - 8th Annual Holiday Mixer

When: December 13, 2017  (Second Thursday) Networking: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Join us in December for our 8th Annual Holiday Mixer. This is our annual event where you have an opportunity to meet and have candid conversations with our Leadership and other members of Agile Cincinnati. No presentations and no objectives other than to meet local Agile practitioners, network, and have a great time!

Location: Fricker's in Mason, 8850 Governor's Hill Dr., Mason, OH 45249

Complimentary Drink and Appetizers: Agile Cincinnati will provide one (1) drink ticket per person at registration; as well as, appetizers.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional drink purchases are the responsiblity of the member. Additional purchases are pay as you go, Fricker's DOES NOT hold credit cards.

The last several years we have been fortunate to have many sponsored prizes and are fortunate to continue that tradition this year. 

Door Prizes - Conference Bags with goodies (while supplies last)

Sponsored Prizes - MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

One $100 Amazon.com Gift Card from Agile Cincinnati

Five $25 Amazon.com Gift Card from Agile Cincinnati

Other giveaways to be announced, so check back for updates!

 


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