- Me, my team and organisation - my path as a Scrum Master
Dear Scrum Master (or wannabe Scrum Master or Agile Coach). We want to invite you to a very special Agile Latvia hosted event with a purpose to learn together more on SM role and start Latvia SM community of practice. We plan to do it in a format of futurespective while using different coaching techniques. You will be able to learn one more retro technique and more importantly build relations with other people in your chosen field. And maybe even find a mentor or become one! Join us on 29th of January in a unique location (to be defined) to bond over what we all love: individuals and interactions over processes and drinks.
- Kanban and Build Ship Experiment - game night #2
Kanban is based on the pull system and it’s not always intuitive. That is why we will run a Build Ship Experiment (itself actually a flow experiment) to show the difference between the two work systems: Push vs Pull. In one system, a consistent and continuous workflow is never achieved because the rhythm is determined by external pressure. The other system achieves equal, if not better, results because it regulates the inflow of work into the system through which a continuous workflow is then established. There are many things in a flow-based system(pull) that seems counter-intuitive. E.g. § We are faster, even if we are not working at full speed. § We have enough time for work for which we normally never have time. § We become more predictable when we set limits for ourselves. § When everything has priority, then nothing has priority. § The later we start the work, the better it is for the customer. § Local optimization results in global sub-optimization. Yehor Kachanov - https://www.linkedin.com/in/egor-kachanov-49a42387/, Accenture Agile Practitioner and leader behind Agile Community of practice in Riga office. Yehor is a passionate about helping others to be effective, break the old status quo and help to create a new way of working. He likes to generate enthusiasm and energy in others and to be creative in removing impediments to creativity. He is a servant-leader who supports the development team, product owner and organisation in different ways.
- Product Roadmap or Why Too many cooks spoil the broth
In LeSS we say that there should by just one person to set priorities in multi-team environment. So the question is it the same for product roadmap planning? Our ALV friend Elad will be talking about this and more to see what's what. Elad will be doing a LeSS practitioner course on the dates in Riga and you still have a chance to get a discout for it: 10% off with the code Agile_Latvia for early birds and regular tickets and 5% off for groups of 3 or more with the code Agile_Latvia_2 , expires on the 16th. More details here: http://bit.ly/Riga_LeSS
- Essential people skills for Scrum Masters
Scrum master, have You ever had asked some of these questions to yourself? - how to implement and keep a “can-do” attitude in a team? - how to manage conflicts within a team? - how to avoid social laziness? - how to prevent burnout? - how to motivate a team? - how to develop a successful self-organized team? -… YES? Agile.PeopleFirst team invites You to join an open discussion/workshop about People in Your team and You as a team Scrum master. We are sure that after workshop You will have new insights, ideas, better understanding and wider view on what is going on in Your team. Note: discussion language - LV Who we are? Natalija Golubeva - Scrum Master in IT company - Business Trainer, lecturer in universities - 11 years of experience leading teams - 10 years in business Leadership Team - Expert in quality, standards & models - Start-up co-founder Inga Reimane-Bele - Systemic coach - Supervisor - 15 years of experience leading teams in IT - Management psychology and organizational development researcher - Expert in product management & marketing. We have great experience in IT industry and people management and our biggest passion is people’ highest future potential development. We have knowledge and practical experience and we will be happy to share it with You.
- How to start and maintain a community inside your organisation
We have got this interesting question asked by one of our members Karina: "How to start a community in my organisation?" Since there is no straight answer join us to learn how others did it or plan to do it. We will look into some cases on how it was done and you are welcome to bring your experience too. Let's answer this question together!
- Webinar - Cargo Cult in large scale Agile adoptions
With the recent popularization of large scale agile framework we encounter many organizations that avoid a deep cultural change and are satisfied with copying someone else's solution to their problem. In this sessions we will cover some of the reasons and dynamics around this phenomenon. Join us to have great time with Elad Sofer https://www.linkedin.com/in/eladsofer/ who kindly agreed to talk at our ALV May monthly meet-up. As this is a webinar please feel free to call in to hangouts call - link will be provided to everyone who will subscribe for the event. We also going to have a room in Tele2 SSC booked for us so you can join us there for after call discussions. Important to know: As on all webinars it is good idea to have your equipment tested, make sure camera, speakers and microphone are working good.
- [Postponed - needs new date] Cargo Cult in large scale Agile adoptions
• What we'll do With the recent popularization of large scale agile framework we encounter many organizations that avoid a deep cultural change and are satisfied with copying someone else's solution to their problem. In this sessions we will cover some of the reasons and dynamics around this phenomenon. Join us to have great time with Elad Sofer https://www.linkedin.com/in/eladsofer/ who kindly agreed to talk at our ALV May monthly meet-up. Advertisement: if you are interested to learn more about LeSS (and you should :) feel free to explore and join this course here, lead by Elad: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/certified-less-practitioner-course-latvia-may-7th-9th-2018-tickets-43543512819 use promotional code "Agile-Riga" to get the discount for it. • What to bring • Important to know
- Agile game night #1 - more to come
Are you ready to Scrumble? Agility is completely new to you? Skeptical about applying Scrum for your project? Feel like challenging your team? You are at the right place! http://scrumble.pyxis-tech.com Let's try this game together!
- Agile transformation for a single department. Will it work? Is it Agile?
How outsourcing companies can support modern ways of work? Different clients with different mindsets, projects staffing from one to dozens of people, all 100% on the project - what is the modern way to keep them motivated, support learning and growth without affecting projects delivery? How to get flexibility, give team power to make their own decisions and meet requirements of the big company with prescribed procedures? Let's find out! My name is Eugene Nourminsky - www.linkedin.com/in/alterm4nn and I'm DevOps Team Lead in Accenture , previously worked in Moscow State University, supported research and commercial projects to deliver product from the code to production. Now, I deal with additional responsibilities - escalations, staffing plans & sales processes while continuing to work as DevOps, spending a lot of time on processes and optimizations.
- Agile Santa is coming into town!
Dear Agile Latvia members! The year ends soon. It's time to harvest and summarize. We have prepared for you our special Christmas meet up! We will have an exciting journey through the events of the past. We will build a common history through which we will learn the lessons, will deeply understand the context in which we will interact, and will see prospects in the future. Surprises and gifts are waiting for you! See you on December, 14th. Big thanks to Accenture Latvia for helping organising this event!