• Agile Denver Kanban SIG
    Agile Denver Kanban SIG: is a community of practice. It is a forum for those interested in sharing and learning about applying lean thinking, lean management, including flow, pull, and kanban concepts, along with agile principles and practices. Specifically to assist with catalyzing and effectively managing change to improve their business workflow processes, and to predictably forecast and answer the question “When will it be done?” It is a special interest group (SIG) of the Agile Denver group, and is also loosely associated with the global Lean & Kanban University and Limited WIP Society. Hello everyone, Our next Agile Denver Kanban SIG meetup will be on Thursday, November 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This is our last one for 2018! REMEMBER - we "Limit our WIP" in December; we don't meetup in December! For November we'll be graciously hosted once again by our friends at Kaiser Permanente. Thanks Steven, Britinna, and Gloria! For the first hour deep-dive discussion, we continue alternating each meet-up, between an “advance topic” led by experienced lean and kanban practitioners, and then the next one being an “open mic/any-level topic” suggested by attendees. This month is open-mic topic. Here are some ideas I'll throw out based on our recent Lean Coffees: 1) WIP Limits - how to determine, how might vacations and holidays impact them, or team members leaving/being pulled-off? 2) What strategies might we use to adress a "fire issue" when it really isn't one? 3) What is Design Thinking? How does it fit with applying lean thinking, lean management, or agile processes? 4) How can we use "kanban/pull" for project-based delivery? 5) What is biggest obstacle to instituting or using "kanban/pull" with workflow processes? Here is your chance to express which of these would most interest you (or propose one). Please reply by 10/25, using the "Comments" section below, and identify which of these is of most interest (or propose another not listed), and share some about why you'd like to see it discussed. Ex. what issue/challenge are you struggling with in your current workflow, and why do you think learning more about this proposed topic could help, or how a specific question you have related to this topic is stumping your progress? As we see which topic gets the most interest, we'll then work with the proposer and get more details and prepare with them an outline to facilitate/guide our deep-dive. What a great deal, a free hour of kanban coaching on your specific issue! After the deep dive (1st hour) we’ll make a just-in-time/game-time decision to continue on the deep dive-topic or switch over to the “lean coffee” format for the 2nd hour of our meeting to do some quicker hits in a just-in-time manner on a number of other topics of interest to those attending. We look forward to the sharing from our many regular attendees, and always enjoy welcoming “first-timers” to our SIG. Take care, Frank Vega & John Bannister www.vissinc.com Additional Location Info: We'll be meeting in the Union Room (take elevator in lobby down one floor) at Kaiser Permanente (see address above). Parking is on the west side of the building. After 6:00 pm access is limited and we need to escort visitors to the meeting room, so please arrive promptly. After 6:05 we'll likely not have anyone posted at the door.

    Kaiser Permanente Colorado IT Center

    6560 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. · Greenwood Village, CO

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  • Agile Denver Board of Directors Meeting
    The Agile Denver BoD invites you to join us for our Open Org BoD meeting. We ask that you only RSVP if you are committed to attending and update your RSVP if it changes for any reason. Topics for this meeting are: * Community Forum (30 min.; Max 5 min per topic) * TBD Meeting agenda and notes will be tracked in Instant Agenda: https://mtng.app/m/jJmS-sG In addition to the in-person meeting, we'll provide a bridge for virtual participation using the following webex. https://wwt.webex.com/meet/erika.lenz If you have questions, please email [masked] and we will respond as soon as we can.

    Asynchrony Labs

    2300 15th Street, Suite 100 · Denver, CO

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  • Agile Design Systems with Miriam Suzanne
    **** Please park in the parking garage located just north-east of the Galvanize main entrance. Once in Galvanize, please take the elevator down to the basement level**** In an agile process, it becomes particularly important to get designers and developers working in sync – even as they have very different requirements. Style Guides & Pattern Libraries are great tools for documenting the relationships between code and design, but beautiful docs are only half the battle. How can we build patterns directly into our code, using templates and pre-processors to automate living design systems in an agile and integrated process? We’ll talk about… - Integrating the different needs of clients, users, designers, and developers into a tight process - Developing and testing patterns over time, to improve the process as you go - Using frameworks and pre-processors to create clear and meaningful patterns in code - Designing and integrating toolkits that force pattern-making, without locking you in - Examples of what we’ve done at OddBird: where we’ve failed, and where we’re headed About Miriam Suzanne Miriam is a co-founder at OddBird, with 15 years experience as a project manager, user-experience designer, and front-end architect. She is the creator of Susy, True, and other popular open source tools — author of SitePoint’s Jump Start Sass, and staff-writer for CSS Tricks. Miriam also creates music with Teacup Gorilla, theater with Grapefruit Lab, and visual art for albums, book-covers, and galleries. She won the 2017 True West Award for the stage adaptation: 10 Myths on the Proper Application of Beauty Products, and presents at conferences around the world on art, code, collaboration, and creative process.

    Galvanize

    1644 Platte Street · Denver, CO

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  • Board of Directors Meeting
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  • Agile Denver Kanban SIG
    Agile Denver Kanban SIG: is a forum for those interested in learning with others about applying lean and agile principles along with flow, pull, and kanban system concepts to assist with catalyzing and effectively managing change to improve their business workflow processes, and to predictably forecast and answer the question “When will it be done?” It is a special interest group (SIG) of the Agile Denver group, and is also loosely associated with the global Lean & Kanban University and Limited WIP Society. Hi All, As per our pattern, this month's Agile Denver Kanban SIG meetup will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month, which is Oct. 11, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 pm. We'll again be graciously hosted by our good friends at Kaiser Permanente. Thanks Steven, Britinna, and Gloria! For the first hour deep-dive discussion, we continue with alternating each meet-up between an “advance topic” led by senior practitioners one month, and an “open mic/any-level topic” suggested by attendees the next month. This month is an "advanced topic" led by senior practitioners. To lay the foundation for this month's deep-dive, recall back in Aug. how we contrasted just-in-time thinking with just-in-case thinking. How JIT thinking helps lower the water level so we can see the "shipwrecks" in our organization. That is, lowering WIP reveals the systemic problems in your workflow, they can't hide in all the unfinished work, all the meetings about "unfinished work", or easily pointing a finger elsewhere. However, what if you are not able to effectively address these problems, these opportunities to improve? If you're attending next Thursday's Agile Denver Kanban SIG meetup, how effective are your team's retrospectives? If you feel they are effective, would you be able to identify and share some about why they are, and what makes them so? That is, something "tangible", a practice, a pattern, a "secret sauce" that you can share with us during the deep-dive. What helps your team effectively address their challenges, issues, and opportunities for improvement? Of course, as per the goal of our SIG meetup, we'd like to keep it "real-world", not hypothetical, not theory in isolation, not a debate. Your real world actual experience. Something others can implement as well next week. What if we don't get anyone? Well, that tells us where we need to focus on for the next SIG meeting. My guess though is we'll have at least one :) And if we get more than one, that is even better! Ping me ahead of time if you've got something so I can coordinate the deep-dive between folks as needed. After the deep dive (1st hour) and a short break, we'll switch over to the “lean coffee” format for the 2nd hour of our meeting to do some quick hits in a just-in-time manner on a number of other topics of interest to those attending. We look forward to the sharing from our many regular attendees, and always enjoy welcoming “first-timers” to our SIG. Take care, Frank www.vissinc.com[masked] Additional Location Info: We'll be meeting in the Union Room at Kaiser Permanente (see address above). Parking is on the west side of the building. We do need to escort visitors to the meeting room, so please arrive promptly. After 6:05 we'll likely not have anyone posted at the door.

    Kaiser Permanente Colorado IT Center

    6560 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. · Greenwood Village, CO

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  • September 18 AD Monthly Meeting Canceled - See you at Denver Start Up Week!!!!!
    www.denverstartupweek.org September 24–28, 2018 Denver Startup Week is about innovation for founders, developers, product managers, designers, marketers, sales teams, and makers. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT Denver Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver and the largest free event of its kind in the world. In 2017, the sixth annual event brought 19,000 people together at 376 programs and events to celebrate Denver’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and build the center city’s culture of innovation. The weeklong event is intended to unite the entrepreneurial community in Downtown Denver and beyond, and celebrate great companies, innovation, ideas, and people. Events throughout the week are organized by the community at-large and the Organizing Committee, and include sessions, presentations, panels, workshops, happy hours, social events, job fairs and more. COMMUNITY DRIVEN The community plays a critical role in creating the event’s programming. Each spring, the community is asked to submit session ideas that they would like to put on during the week. Session submissions take all types of shapes and forms: moderated panels, skill-building workshops, keynote presentations, interactive roundtables, competitions, and endless other creative ideas. SIX FUNCTIONAL TRACKS Daily programming is organized into six tracks that are oriented around key functional roles within a business. Through the track programming, every member of a team, in every industry, can come to learn, grow, and prepare for their next challenge. Whether a company founder, marketer, artist, sales specialist, coder, manufacturer, or anything in between - Denver Startup Week will educate and inspire. BASECAMP LAUNCHED BY CHASE Located at The Commons on Champa, Basecamp serves as the epicenter and soul of Denver Startup Week during the five days of dispersed programs, sessions, social events, and more. The activities at Basecamp represent the best of Denver Startup Week – including keynote speakers, premier session highlights, on-site mentoring with prominent startup leaders, networking events and meetups, and access to exclusive learning opportunities and resources. DAILY HEADLINE EVENTS Major events each day serve as programming pillars and bring the community together to connect and engageand bring the community together to connect and engage. These events include the Kick-Off Breakfast, Opening Night Party, Startup Crawl, Job Fair & Showcase, Pitch Challenge, and DSW Bash. www.denverstartupweek.org

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  • Agile Denver Board of Directors Meeting
    The Agile Denver BoD invites you to join us for our Open Org BoD meeting. We ask that you only RSVP if you are committed to attending and update your RSVP if it changes for any reason. Topics for this meeting are: * Community Forum (30 min.; Max 5 min per topic) * TBD Meeting agenda and notes will be tracked in Instant Agenda: https://mtng.app/m/jJmS-sG In addition to the in-person meeting, we'll provide a bridge for virtual participation using the following webex. https://wwt.webex.com/meet/erika.lenz If you have questions, please email [masked] and we will respond as soon as we can.

    Asynchrony Labs

    2300 15th Street, Suite 100 · Denver, CO

  • Board of Directors Meeting
    This event was canceled.
  • Agile Denver Kanban SIG
    Agile Denver Kanban SIG: is a forum for those interested in learning with others about applying lean and agile principles along with flow, pull, and kanban system concepts to assist with catalyzing and effectively managing change to improve their business workflow processes, and to predictably forecast and answer the question “When will it be done?” It is a special interest group (SIG) of the Agile Denver group, and is also loosely associated with the global Lean & Kanban University and Limited WIP Society. Hello everyone, The Agile Denver Kanban SIG September meetup will be on Thursday, September 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm. We'll be graciously hosted once again by our friends at Kaiser Permanente. Thanks Steven, Britinna, and Gloria! For the first hour deep-dive discussion, we typically continue alternating each meet-up between an “advance topic” led by senior practitioners, and an “open mic/any-level topic” suggested by attendees. This month is open-mic topic. During last month's Lean Coffee session, there appeared to be some interest in Design and Systems Thinking. Another possible topic could be the foundational principles and core properties of Kanban. Please propose any topic ideas for the deep-dive discussion in the "Comments" section below. After the deep dive (1st hour) we’ll make a just-in-time/game-time decision to continue on the deep dive-topic or switch over to the “lean coffee” format for the 2nd hour of our meeting to do some quicker hits in a just-in-time manner on a number of other topics of interest to those attending. We look forward to the sharing from our many regular attendees, and always enjoy welcoming “first-timers” to our SIG. Take care, Frank & John www.vissinc.com

    Kaiser Permanente Colorado IT Center

    6560 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. · Greenwood Village, CO

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  • Why WIP Matters with Colleen Johnson!!
    **** Please park in the parking garage located just north-east of the Galvanize main entrance. Once in Galvanize, please take the elevator down to the basement level**** Session Summary: We prize our ability to multitask yet we rarely acknowledge the impact this has on our ability to get work done. Teams look to process to create efficiencies but ignore one simple tool that has the ability to transform the amount, the speed, and the quality of their work: Limiting Work In Progress. In this talk I will share my stories and experiences of the power that limiting WIP has to bring a team focus, flexibility and follow through. About Colleen Johnson: Colleen Johnson is the Director of the Adaptive Agile Practice at ImagineX Consulting. Colleen applies a systems thinking approach to aligning agile methodologies across the enterprise and works with clients to apply the right cultural and context-driven practices to create sustainable agility. She is an expert in Lean/Kanban methods of software delivery and advocates for LeanStartup principles using scientific methods of customer-centered discovery. She has served as a board member for Agile Denver and as a chair for 2016 & 2017 Mile High Agile Conferences. She is an active board member for the Agile Uprising. Colleen is the CEO and cofounder of ScatterSpoke, a space for more effective team retrospectives. Please give Galvanize on Platte a shout out: Galvanize on Platte has been sponsoring our Agile Denver Monthly Meetups for several months now and we couldn't be more appreciative!!! Please visit them here: https://www.galvanize.com/denver-platte/campus

    Galvanize

    1644 Platte Street · Denver, CO

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