• Agile Denver Board of Directors Meeting (virtual)

    Online event

    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 In addition to the in-person meeting, we'll provide a bridge for virtual participation using the following zoom.us. https://zoom.us/j/3035203191 If you have questions, please email [masked] and we will respond as soon as we can.

  • (VIRTUAL) ScrumMaster: SO much More than You Think!

    Online event

    This will be a virtual meetup. The Zoom link will be sent via email the week of the event. Problem: The Scrum Master role is key to success in Scrum - but it's widely misunderstood and is frequently watered down in traditional organizations. Addressing the problem: In this interactive session, we'll explore the power and challenge of performing this role to its full potential - and dispel a few myths about what the Scrum Master can and can't do! If you have ever wondered “what does a Scrum Master do all day?” or “can’t someone be the Scrum Master for 3 or 4 teams?”, you may not really understand what it involves. If you think the scope of the Scrum Master is only their team, you misunderstand what the Scrum Guide says about their organizational impact. Come prepared to work with those around you, share stories, participate in some “shout out” quizzes and have your thinking challenged around the importance and impact of a great Scrum Master. Takeaways or Learning: you'll leave with deeper understanding of what a Scrum Master is really supposed to do in their organization - and not do! =================================================================== Steve Spearman is a member of Agile for All, a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile coach,. Steve has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, scrum master and in multiple management positions. For the last 10 years, Steve has been providing Agile-focused training and coaching to companies ranging from late-stage startups to large corporations. Steve has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Computer Science. His other certifications include: Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP), PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified ScrumMaster, Advanced CSPO, Advanced CSM and (former) SAFe SPC. Steve lives in the Denver, Colorado area with his wife Donna. He’s an avid traveler and Scuba diver. Join us virtually to learn a few new things to take back to your teams Schedule: 6:00 - 6:15 Join the Virtual meeting and network a little 6:15 - 6:30 Quick announcements and Job search discussion. 6:30 - 7:30 Presentation and then clean up.

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  • Integrating Agile and Change Management to Increase User Adoption

    *** Moving to VIRTUAL MEETING via Zoom *** Note: Login details sent to those who RSVP for the meeting ********************************************************************** Come learn how to improve your Agile results by effectively integrating Change Management into your Agile project to increase end user adoption and usage of the solutions. About Debbie: Debbie McCarthy is passionate about people development and change management. She has facilitated courses in Change for over 23 years and led change initiatives across a multitude of industries and locations within Africa, Europe, Australia and the US. Debbie McCarthy is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Change Leadership and Facilitation Expert. Debbie has implemented change using multiple methodologies such as Agile, Lean and Six Sigma. Debbie currently works for Prosci as a Master Instructor and Change Advisor. Debbie has industry experience in financial services, healthcare, mining, FMCG, agriculture, government and NGOs. She spearheaded process redesign projects at General Electric, resulting in $20M benefit across multiple divisions. Debbie delivered $17M benefits transforming the State Railway and Ports company in South Africa. She implemented strategic change projects within supply chains of agricultural products resulting in 30% cost reduction and improved communications and engaged employees. Throughout her career, she has coached more than 40 teams and trained more than 150 Green Belts. In addition, she created an NGO in South Africa that has been running for 15 years and won NGO of the year award in the 2017 for the local Chamber.

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  • Online only - 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 We'll provide a bridge for virtual participation using the following zoom.us. https://zoom.us/j/3035203191 If you have questions, please email [masked] and we will respond as soon as we can.

  • Canceling April's Agile Denver Kanban CoP

    Kaiser Permanente Colorado IT Center

    Agile Denver Kanban CoP: is a community of practice for practitioners interested in sharing and learning with others about applying lean thinking, lean management (leadership), and an agile mindset, along with pull, flow, kanban, and system thinking 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 one of several "special interest groups" (SIGs) of the broader Agile Denver user group and is also associated with the global Lean & Kanban University, and global Lean and Kanban community. Hi All, As we see, the federal, state, and local governments response to flattening the spread of the Covid-19 virus here in the U.S., continues to update directives and guidelines to businesses, schools, churches, restaurants, bars, gyms, recreations centers, etc. related to public gathering sizes. Based on these latest developments we are moving forward with canceling April's Agile Denver Kanban CoP meetup. Stay tuned for updates to when our meetups might resume as this situation continues to unfold. Take care, Frank www.vissinc.com

  • (VIRTUAL) Practice, Practice! How you do anything is how you do everything.

    PRIOR REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ENTER ZOOM MEETUP. For security reasons, we are asking you to create a zoom account before the meetup if you do not already have one. You will use your account to sign into this Zoom meetup. Go to https://zoom.us/ and sign up for free. The Zoom password required to enter the meeting will be sent out via email the day of the meetup. Please look for an email from Marie Bird Struckman with Agile Denver North List in the subject line Thank you. ==== Practice, Practice, Practice is a virtual interactive conversation for Agile coaches and leaders who want to set themselves apart. This session aims to help Agile coaches rise to their potential. We will do this by discussing the benefits of regular practice and explore three specific practice strategies; Micro, Deliberate, and Guided. Participants will gain a working understanding of these three models and will be able to incorporate them into their Agile journey. We will be leveraging the technology of breakout groups and chat channels to assure everyone participates and your voice is heard. Come prepared to practice what you are learning. Join us to learn the necessary tools to build a practice centered approach to your Agile process and personal development. Because how you show up impacts your performance and the success of your teams. How you practice determines how you show up. Bio: Lennie is a leadership coach with over a dozen years of agile experience. He is passionate about helping organizations, teams, and individuals seek, find, and realize their potential. Lennie is a master at blending traditional methods and alternative approaches to facilitate the exploration of new perspectives and possibilities on the leadership journey. Lennie also provides professional coaching supervision specifically for Agile coaches who want to improve their coaching through self reflection and/or who want to become Agile leaders. "Lennie changes peoples lives just by listening." ~ overheard conversation You can learn more about Lennie at his website www.lennienoiles.com Come mingle virtually and learn with your peers! Schedule: 6:00 - 6:15 Grab your favorite beverage, join the Zoom meeting and let us know how you are doing. 6:15 - 6:30 - Quick announcements and Job search discussion. - Attendees will be assigned to a breakout room at this time. 6:30 - Interactive workshop begins.

  • Leadership, Love, and Belonging - Agile Style!

    ZOOM meeting - https://zoom.us/j/714728199

    *** This Meetup is moving to a VIRTUAL MEETING *** We will NOT be meeting at Galvanize, instead we will be meeting on ZOOM! Below is the connection information. Agile Denver Meetup Mar 23, 2020 at 5:45 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting - https://zoom.us/j/714728199 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (Houston) ******************************************************************** We often talk about loving our cars, our family and the latest new gadget. When was the last time you could say you loved your job or your co-workers? We have a desire to be appreciated, to be effective and even loved for what we do and more importantly for who we are. Join this talk to learn how to lead the way to show love and how to build a culture of belonging in the workplace. About Christen: Christen McLemore is a recovering Project Manager and Agile Purist. With decades of practical experience coaching, leading agile transformations and consulting Fortune 100 companies, she took the leap to start her own business. She is dedicated to serving the agile coaching community by promoting Leadership, Love and Belonging! With her quick wit and loving irreverence, Christen is known for her raw and humorous discussions with people struggling to be brave and successful in today’s sometimes callous, alienating workplaces. People appreciate her thoughtful, direct and grounding guidance that almost always ends with a mutual laugh and an f’bomb for good measure. Christen lives in Denver, Colorado with her rescued Great Pyrenees mix, Ripley (named after Ellen Ripley from Aliens!). You'll likely find the two of them camping, finding new places for inspiration and visiting with friends year round.

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  • REMOTE ONLY 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 In addition to the in-person meeting, we'll provide a bridge for virtual participation using the following zoom.us. https://zoom.us/j/3035203191 If you have questions, please email [masked] and we will respond as soon as we can.

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  • CANCELLED - Agile Denver Kanban CoP

    DHI Group, Inc.

    Agile Denver Kanban CoP: is a community of practice for practitioners interested in sharing and learning with others about applying lean thinking, lean management (leadership), and an agile mindset, along with pull, flow, kanban, and system thinking 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 one of several "special interest groups" (SIGs) of the broader Agile Denver user group and is also associated with the global Kanban University, and global Lean and Kanban community. Hi All, Our next Agile Denver Kanban CoP meetup will be on Thursday (03/12), from 6:00-8:00 pm. The first hour of our CoP meetup consists of a Deep-dive discussion. One or more CoP core members facilitate this discussion on a specific topic, related to applying and using lean, flow, pull, or kanban concepts, and selected by them from a list of candidate topics (options) that the CoP maintains. Please note the Deep-dive discussions are not limited to being introductions to lean, flow, pull, or kanban concepts. However, they are open to all who want to attend regardless of their experience level. After a short break, the second hour of our CoP meetup typically consists of a "Lean Coffee" format, where everyone attending puts forth questions, issues, topics, etc. to be considered related to applying and using lean, flow, pull, or kanban concepts, and these can be at any experience level. If you're not familiar with Lean Coffee, a quick Google search can provide a number of brief overviews. These Lean Coffees are a great way to help identify potential future Deep-dive topics of interest. If any of that sounds interesting to you, we hope you'll join us! Take care, Frank www.vissinc.com Additional Location Info: Plenty of visitor parking directly in front of the building along Greenwood Plaza Blvd. Dan Wyks or Jonathan Ray from DHI will need to badge us into the building, and up to the 4th-floor suite. After 6:00 pm access is limited, so please arrive promptly. After 6:05 we'll likely not have anyone posted at the door. NOTE: seating is limited, so please RSVP early, and kindly update your RSVP ASAP if plans change and you'll not be attending. It is very helpful to have an accurate count as possible to set up prior and to make sure we do not turn away anyone on the waiting list unnecessarily.

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