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Attaining Agile Proficiency - Presented by Jim York

Agile is big. Not only is Agile the "in" thing, there's the abundance of methods, techniques, and practices, all claiming to be Agile. If you want to attain proficiency in Agile, what should you do next?

The journey to Agile proficiency can take many paths. How do you decide which path is the right one? Well, it depends on where you want to get to. For each stage of the journey, knowing where you want to arrive next is key to success. Goals serve as a sort of compass to guide your steps. This session takes a look at 4 dimensions of Agile proficiency, how these dimensions align with organizational goals, and how these goals provide direction and containers for skill development.


Speaker: Jim York

For more than 25 years, Jim York has led, trained, and coached individuals, teams, and organizations in the implementation of Lean and Agile ideas. He is a Certified Scrum Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer. His coaching and workshops blend his practical experience in Scrum, Lean Software Development, Extreme Programming, Product Management, and traditional project management. Jim shares his passion for teaching as a frequent presenter at conferences, users groups, public and onsite workshops, and as a business process coach. In 2007, he cofounded FoxHedge Ltd with his wife, Melissa York. Their mission is to coach leaders to build effective teams and products.


When: April 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm (See Agenda Below)

Where: Excella Consulting, Ground floor conference room, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201


Thank you to our main sponsor Excella Consulting for hosting our meetings and providing pizza and refreshments.

Excella is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities page.




6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network and setup

6:30 – 8:00 Presentation/Discussion/Game/Workshop

8:00 – 8:30 Q&A and wrap-up


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We meet monthly. So if you can't make it this month, hopefully we'll see you at the next meetup. Also, if you have an idea, game, workshop, or story to share with the group, then please contact the organizer to setup a presentation for a future meeting.

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  • Abrar H

    Great session, Jim and thanks to Fadi and Excella for organizing!

    April 23, 2013

  • Jim Y.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in my session yesterday! Here's a link to the slides: Also a reminder for the promotion for our next classes available to WDCSUG members and colleagues.

    April 23, 2013

  • Dante V.

    Great job Jim!

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice presentation with a good approach to applying the agile toolset to problems. I look forward to thinking about challenges I face in the agile proficiency framework that Jim presented.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Fadi, Will this session be recorded?

    April 22, 2013

  • Andrea C.

    Looking forward to meeting Jim, announcing that in looking for work, and trying to balance a bit the male/female ratio!

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very excited for this one!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll already be at Excella for the CSM course that day. This will be quite the Agile marathon...

    April 11, 2013

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