Thanks very much to CPA Global and Sandy in particular for hosting this Agile Sydney event to get our conversations going for 2013!
Important reminder: please keep your RSVP status up-to-date. The venue has a strict attendance limit and not changing your RSVP status when you decide not to attend means that someone else misses out unnecessarily. Please be respectful of others in our Agile community. Thanks.
This is an opportunity to discuss Agile-related topics of your choice that related to the theme:
"Filling in our Agile adoption gaps".
What gaps do you have in your Agile implementation?
What is a technique, framework or other change that might fill this gap?
What would you like to know that would help your organisation to proceed?
Bring your topic ideas along on the evening and post one or two to the 'marketplace' - our agenda for the evening.
We expect to have a diverse group of Sydney Agile practitioners coming to candidly share experiences, ideas and advice.
We had a very successful end of year session at the end of 2011 using the Open Space format. See: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Sydney/events/15445060/
If you have not participated in a real Open Space before (as per Harrison Owen's Open Space Technology), this video provides a good introduction:
Let's work together to create another open, engaging forum to discuss the Agile-related topics of most interest to you. As per 2011 we will use Open Space Technology to post topics and collaboratively create our agenda.
As usual, the Open Space will be about everyone being involved in discussion with just a few principles to keep in mind:
- Whoever comes are the right people
- Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
- Whenever it starts is the right time
- When it’s over, it’s over
- The law of two feet applies; when you feel you can no longer contribute or learn something from the session you should move on. This is not a judgment on the people or the topic.
- The person with the passion for the topic has the responsibility to facilitate the discussion and provide feedback to the whole group,
- Respect each other, hear what everyone has to say
- Allow yourself to be surprised
Whilst the first principle suggests anyone can come to an open space session, the organisers would very much appreciate you RSVP'ing accurately as per whether you will come along for the evening so that we know how many people we are catering for.