John C.

Organizer

CSM/CSPO/CSP

Location:

Bellevue, WA

Organizer since:

August 26, 2012

Do you currently use Agile methodologies at your job?

Yes, and they work! The only problem is, people CAN'T believe they work and so there must be another reason! The hardest part about implementing Agile methodologies is getting traditional managers to relax about losing control over their people.

Have you earned any Agile methodology certifications, e.g., CSM or CSPO?

Yes, I'm a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and a Certified Scrum Practioner (CSP - requires successful experience as a CSM).

How did you learn about this group?

I searched for 'Agile Software' in the Seattle area, and saw there was a waiting list with many people on it. 'See a need, fill a need!' So, I organized the group... and here we are.

How would you most like to benefit from your membership in this group?

I'd like to learn about Agile methodologies I haven't used, e.g, XP and FDD. I'd also like to work on my presentation and training skills as I share my Scrum and Kanban experiences with others.

What interests you most about Agile methodologies?

I find the Agile paradigm to be a refreshing change to the typical command-and-control style of traditional project and team management, and I am amazed at how much more productive teams are, and how much less team management hassles there are.

Introduction

Hello, everybody! I organized this Meetup to meet fellow Agilists, and to help people interested in Agile practices.

What John C. is saying about this Meetup Group

Several meetup members have extensive experience with software development and project management, with traditional and Agile methodologies. There is a lot of expertise here that is open to being tapped, and a lot of people in the area are eager to learn more about Agile. If you fit either of these categories, join us!


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