This is a group of passionate Agile & DevOps Enthusiasts in the DFW area who are looking to share inspiring and pragmatic techniques to promote effective use of Agile Software Development & DevOps. We will meet monthly to hear an inspiring speaker and exchange best practices to make the journey of Agile Software Development / DevOps fulfilling and rewarding for our organizations.
Have you ever hoped that an upcoming Agile Training will finally turn things around and "transform" the organization, only to have your hopes dashed yet again? How often does this happen? If the answer is “never” or “rarely”, this session might not be for you. If the answer is “more often than I care to remember”, read-on…
In this session, we will explore how most Agile Training’s typically unfold – starting with the pre-sales process to class-delivery and post-class experience. We will start by looking at the cast of characters we typically find in these journeys and unpack 17 reasons why Agile Training often kills agility instead of enabling it. Next, we will propose simple, actionable steps you can follow to break out of this unhelpful cycle. Finally, we will introduce the underlying principles, framework and practices created by the ROI Institute that provide the foundations for this approach and suggest resources you can use to learn more.
About The Speaker - Ravi Verma:
Ravi is the founder and Org Whisperer at SmoothApps and a Professional Scrum Trainer, Course Steward and Class Clown of the Scrum.org PST Community.
He has 20+ year of Software Delivery and consulting Experience with 10+ years of experience in Agile Enablement for companies of diverse sizes - ranging from 10 people to 10,000 people. He is the creator of the Sabotagile Manifesto and Principles, co-creator of the Software Code of Ethics, and co-creator of the Scrum.org Scrum Pulse Webcast and Scrum Tapas video series.
Ravi has a long and glorious track record of making cringe-worthy mistakes and doesn't seem to be showing any signs of slowing down in with advancing age. Sometimes he learns and course corrects, sometimes he doesn't.
6:00 - 6:30: Networking, snacks
6:30 - 8:00: Presentation
8:00 - 8:30: Optional Networking
Hope to see you there!