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Agile Boulder (February) - Ken Rubin

  • CA Technologies

    3333 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO (map)

    40.019947 -105.249390

  • This month we are delighted to welcome Ken Rubin to our Meetup!


    Agile Transition Lessons That Address Practical Questions

    When your organization began adopting agile did you ask or get asked questions like: 

    • Is there a way to quantify the cost of the transition?

    • How many teams or what scope should the initial transition effort cover?

    • Should we use an internal coach or hire an external coach

    • How does training fit in to the adoption?

    • How do we measure our success?

    • Should we use an existing scaling framework or develop our own?

    Over the past 10 years I have been assisting companies with their transitions to agile. During this presentation I will communicate various lessons I have learned by working with senior and executive management. I will not be focusing much attention on the political issues and cultural issues that other presentations cover in depth. Rather, I will focus on lessons learned addressing practical questions (like the ones above) whose answers are actionable in the context of performing a transition to agile.


    Bio Ken Rubin is the author of Amazon’s #1 best selling book Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process. As an agile thought leader, Ken founded Innolution where he helps organizations thrive through the application of agile principles in an effective and economically sensible way. He has coached over 200 companies ranging from startups to Fortune 10, and is an angel investor and mentor to numerous exciting startups. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, Ken has trained over 24,000 people in agile / Scrum as well as object-oriented technology. He was the first managing director of the worldwide Scrum Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on transforming the world of work using Scrum. 

    Food and beverages will be provided. Attendees can receive 2 SEU's (Category A - Scrum User Group Event) per meeting toward the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

    • 6:00pm-6:30pm: Meet n' Greet
    • 6:30pm - 6:45pm: Announcements
    • 6:45pm-8:00pm: Presentation

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