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Sprint #4 - The Midwest Scrum Master COP May Meeting

The May SMCOP meeting will be hosted by Classified Ventures, the parent company of and  We will also be giving a tour of our newly created Agile Working Space for our teams. This area was just completed as of 5/1.

The May meeting will start after work at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8th.

When you arrive, you must check in at the Security Desk at the 175 W. Jackson Street entrance.  Then take the elevators by Soprafina to the 6th floor.


  • 5:00  - Arrive, Meet, Eat & Greet (Food and Beveradges provided by the meeting sponsor:  Version One)
  • 5:25 -  Introductions and Classified Ventures Overview
  • 5:40  - Ice Breaker - Name Game - L. Lagestee
  • 6:00 - MAIN TOPIC - People Issues -
  • Objective: Document actionable takeaways for the most needful, important, people blockers at our companies. Discuss, decide and commit to tangible actions for which leaders, teams, organizations can use at work to help remove big people impediments and be better agile leaders.
  • 6:40 - Next meeting - Best Buy Road Trip Discussion
  • 7:00 - Finish Meeting - Tour newly completed Agile Space for our Agile Product Teams, new Scrum Rooms, and Floor remodeling (Completed 5/1/13)
  • Location - 175 W. Jackson, Chicago (Jackson and Wells)

You can begin registering now so we can know how many can make an afternoon meeting on Wednesday May 8th, 2013.

Please submit any questions or comments to the meeting organizer, or use the Meet-up Discussion tab Mark Des Biens at

NEXT HOST SITE - At the end of the meeting we will be discussing the July - High Five Roadtrip to Best Buy in Minnesota, July 11-12.  Please see the registration page for more details, and send us any questions you may have.

Thanks and we hope to see you at Sprint #4, the May Midwest SMCOP Meeting.

Mark Des Biens

May 2013 Meeting Organizer

Scrum Master and Agile Coach at


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  • Shonda

    Was a great Meetup. I enjoyed the time, especially since this was my first Meetup with the group.

    May 13, 2013

  • Cynthia S.

    This is one of my favorite meetups.

    May 10, 2013

  • Mark Des B.

    Thanks all for attending and to VersionOne for providing the food and drinks. Check out our next meeting details to see if you want to take a trip to Best Buy.

    I will be posting the info we discussed as well...stay tuned....

    1 · May 9, 2013

    • Madhavi A.

      Great discussion, interesting topics.. Absolutely enjoyed it.. Thanks Mark and Len for hosting the event.. Looking forward for the next meet up.. :-)

      1 · May 9, 2013

    • Anand

      Mark, I couldn't attend, your idea of posting the discussion is great. Looking forward for it. Thanks.

      May 9, 2013

  • Jolie R.

    I wasn't able to stay the entire time, but what we discussed was great!

    May 9, 2013

  • Myra S.

    Best Meetup ever !

    1 · May 8, 2013

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  • VersionOne

    VersionOne has sponsored multiple Agile Events for us in 2013! Thanks!

  • Illustrated Agile

    Organizer and Host for the March 2013 Meetup.

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