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The Agile Mindset: The Key To Being Agile Not Just Doing Agile

The Agile Mindset: The Key To Being Agile Not Just Doing Agile will explain why Agile is a Mindset, not a process, nor a methodology. This session is not only intended for people new to Agile but also people that have been doing Agile but feel that they are still not being Agile. Dr. Ahmed Sidky will explore the Agile mindset and how to be value-driven and flexible in the way we think and behave not just do iterations and stand-ups. The talk will help decipher why most Agile implementations are challenged with a culture change and why many Agile teams end up doing just the "rituals" of Agile instead of truly embracing the mindset, values and principles.

The Agile Mindset: The Key To Being Agile Not Just Doing Agile will be presented by Dr. Ahmed Sidky. Along with many years of experience in software development, Ahmed Sidky has a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in value-based process frameworks for effective agile adoption. Ahmed's work has gained popularity and respect in the Agile community as a pragmatic approach for organizations of all sizes attempting to adopt agile. Ahmed is frequently referred to as, Dr. Agile, on account of developing a free online agile readiness assessment toll named Doctor Agile ( He is a frequent speaker at numerous national and international agile conferences as well as the co-author of a new book on practical agile adoption title Becoming Agile.

Standard Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza and Networking

6:30-8:00 Dr. Ahmed Sidky's Presentation

8:00-8:30 More Networking

Location Closed at 8:30

Dr. Ahmed Sidky is traveling here from the East Coast and is leading a public training in San Jose 5/29-5/31. Any member interested can receive a 20% discount if you email [masked].

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  • Carlos A.

    The Agile Mindset Meetup was really great. QA Source did a great job of hosting the event and Ahmed Sidky of Santeon Group's presentation was excellent. Ahmed's passion for the Agile Mindset and his clear explanations were very helpful in getting to a better understanding of how to be Agile and not just do Agile. The discussion between presenter and attendees was rich and the exchange of ideas even more thought provoking. It was also great to meet new Agilists in the Bay Area. Thank you for a very enlightening evening.

    3 · May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk. Thanks to QASource for hosting. Looking forward to posting of the slides and video.

    2 · May 29, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Excellent. Ahmed did a great job, and was actually presenting material very close to subjects I'm thinking deeply about right now.

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Kevin R.

    5 stars!

    2 · May 29, 2013

  • Fuat Y.

    had to attend company meeting, will not be able to make it,

    May 29, 2013

  • Kevin Z.

    I'm very sorry to have to change my RSVP and miss this. Will be looking forward to any shared results from tonight - recordings or slides, perhaps? Thanks.

    May 29, 2013

  • Carlos A.

    Looking forward to the presentation and to meeting fellow Agilists.

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Brad J. Neiman (.

    Looks like a great conversation! Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it - lots of interviews this week!

    May 27, 2013

  • Ron L.

    First meetup with this group. Looking forward to meeting, learning and contributing. One area of interest currently is to learn how this group has dealt with agile QA metrics reporting which ties back into a very structured and regulated company which "thinks" that it wants the exec level classic QA metrics. Looking to see what lean qa metrics work in compliance regulated industries. Can't wait to meetup!

    2 · May 21, 2013

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