What we’re about
Are you tired of the no-accountability, wishy-washy nonsense that passes for Agile Coaching and Agile Adoption in our industry? Would you like to increase the accountability and integrity demonstrated by those who call themselves Agile Coaches or guide organization on their path to Agility?
If you answered yes to these questions, then this group might be for you. The purpose of our group is to explore how ROI-based coaching approaches can help organizations create sustainable, measurable value created through the application of Agile principles, values and practices.
We will focus on topics that touch upon at least one of these areas...
- ROI based training, coaching, consulting that can empirically demonstrate lasting improvements in value for organization
- Coaching approaches accredited by the International Coaching Federation
- Agile methods that are true to the Agile Manifesto and Principles
If you find value in our group, please support us by making a donation. All donations will be directly deposited into the bank account of our non-profit - Agile For Patriots ( https://agileforpatriots.org/ ) that provides free Agile training, coaching, certification, practical experience, mentoring and coaching to US Military service members and their spouses.
Upcoming events (1)See all
- Are You Force Feeding Scrum To Your Team? 4 Tests To Check For "Scrum"PatibilityImproving, Plano, TX
NOTE: THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETUP ONLY!
Are you encountering resistance, frustration and despair in getting your organization to embrace Scrum? Tired of the constant push-back from powerful forces? Does it feel like you are pushing a rock up the hill, only to have it roll down and crush you over and over again? Interested in considering a fresh perspective that might free you from this soul crushing existence?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you might get value from attending this event. Here are some topics we will cover...
What signs might tell you if an organizational context is a good fit for Scrum or not?
How can you conduct a 4 step "Scrum"patibility assessment to assess if your organization is a good fit for Scrum or if you are force-feeding Scrum where it just doesn't make sense?
Where can you go to get more help?
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Networking & Pizza (Building doors lock at 6 PM)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Interactive Workshop
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Optional Networking
Ravi Verma is a Scrum.org PST, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and a Certified ROI Professional. He is the founder and CEO of The Org Whisperers – an Agile Training, Coaching and Consulting firm, and Al Dente – a firm that simplifies the path to ROI Based transformation.
Ravi has around 25 years of experience in Software Delivery including 10+ years helping organizations with Scrum adoption. He has been a Scrum coach for organizations ranging from 10 people to 10,000 people in diverse industries including travel, banking and healthcare.
He is a grateful immigrant to the USA and is trying to pay back the debt he owes to his adopted country through a non-profit Agile For Patriots, that provides free Agile training, certification, practical experience, mentoring and coaching to US Military service members (active-duty, transitioning and veterans) and their spouses.
Mike Torrence is a US Navy Veteran currently working as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Consultant and change agent. He currently works as a Scrum Master at Fidelity Investments. He was previously a Customer Support and Customer Specific Testing Engineer for a major Telecom Company.
Mike values open communication, teamwork, cultural diversity & inclusion, and a drive to continuously improve and innovate for teams’ success. He recently helped a Scrum Team complete one of the largest, most complex, and most successful multi-product releases in the history of the client organization.
Mike is a relentless learner with multiple certifications in Scrum, Agile,
and Coaching. He holds a wide range of certifications including PSM-I,
PSM-II, PSPO-I, PSPO-II, PSD-I, PSK-I, PSU, PAL-I, PAL-EBM, SPS, Management 3.0, Certified ROI Professional, SA6, PK-1, Flow System, Scrum The Toyota Way, ICP, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF.