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This time it's over to you! Are yoeu ready, willing and able to present an idea, opinion or experience on Agile, Lean, Lean Startup, DevOps or Process Improvement in 8 minutes or fewer For our Fabulous February Meetup we bring our community together to listen to a selection of 8 minute dazzling lightning talks on some hot topics. We have several submissions already but to submit yours email [masked]. The abstract and bios will be added below. SPEAKER DETAILS TBA This event is kindly hosted by Equifax, Blood Stoney Rd, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, D02 KF24 If you get lost call[masked] and we'll do our best to find you.
Note: if you wish to attend please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2sycVy4 Beer, Pizza and Visual Thinking... what's not to like? WorkVisible Workout is a quarterly-ish workshop in Dublin for people interested in using visual thinking and methods to get their message across, solve problems, explore and share ideas. We draw and doodle on pretty much anything. Post-it's galore. large scale canvases and facilitation methods are the sorts of things we do in the workouts. Doors open at 6 with Andy (@andydevale) from WorkVisible and Des(@desosullivan77) from Viasat kicking off proceedings at around 6:45. Andy will run a 90 minute workshop. This time we'll be doing a Graphic Jam where you'll generate a bunch of iconography and pictures for a range of subjects chosen in the session. You'll also learn about Bikablo, a visual language and set of methods that helps anyone communicate and facilitate visually from a standing start. We will supply all the materials that you need - pens, paper etc, plus we'll have a giveaway for someone lucky at the end of the night. We'll finish up around 8:30 with half an hour or so for networking and chat before doors close at 9:00. Viasat (www.viasat.com) is generously hosting the event and providing refreshments. Viasat's offices are right beside the Charlemont LUAS stop. Tickets are free and available here: https://bit.ly/2sycVy4
1-Day Workshop with Mary & Tom Poppendieck, as part of Agile-Lean Ireland 2019 - April 23rd, 2019 You have great software engineers. They work on autonomous product teams that deliver frequently. The products are doing well. But — there is always a But. Things could be better. Something is frustrating team members or disappointing customers or slowing things down. What is it? Friction. No matter how well things are going, there will always be friction. Consumers experience friction when using your product. Friction delays a team’s response to a product request. Friction makes the code difficult to change. Differing expectations create friction among team members. Competing goals create friction between teams. The purpose of this workshop is for attendees to identify the largest source of friction– the biggest thing that keeps them from doing their best work — and come up with a plan for reducing that source of friction. This workshop assumes that people attending the lab are familiar with lean principles and agile practices, and have worked to implement them. In the lab, attendees learn a pattern for identifying and reducing friction that they can use again and again to improve the way their work works. You will Learn: Why friction is a good measure of a system’s performance How to map your customer’s journey / your development process Typical points of friction and how others have confronted them The three greatest causes of friction in the customer journey When flow efficiency is much more efficient than resource efficiency What’s wrong with proxies How architecture impacts organizational structure The benefits of having a Resoposible Engineer Why Sync and Stabalize promotes organizational alignment A reference process for modern digital systems How to attack friction as a part of regular activities Learn from the Experts: Learn first-hand from thought-leaders Mary and Tom Poppendieck how to move to the far side of paradox and a lean mindset. Mary and Tom have pioneered the application of Lean Thinking to software development and documented their principles in books Agenda: Introduction to Friction What is Friction? Learning to see Friction People Dissatisfied Customers Disengaged Contributors Breakout Discussion Process Resource Efficiency (vs, Flow Efficiency) Proxies Breakout Discussion Product/Platform Defects Dependencies Breakout Discussion Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.agileleanireland.org/friction-lab-an-advanced-workshop-for-software-engineers/
2-Day Workshop with Kevin Empey & Natalija Hellesoe - 23rd and 24th April 2019. AgileHR is gaining significant traction as an approach for HR and people management in meeting the rapidly changing and complex demands of today’s workforce and the new world of work. It is also seen as a fundamental skill-set for managers and HR in successfully enabling the wider organization to become more agile and adaptive. Whether you are an HR professional, agile coach or a line manager, you need to understand how people strategy and processes need to change when working in an organization embracing an agile culture and operating model. How do performance management, recruitment, learning and development, reward and the way we engage employees change? What are the specific skills that we need to use to develop an agile culture from a people perspective? The programme will provide participants with fresh thinking, practices and tools for this increasingly important field in HR and people management as well as providing great insights into the changing world of work with fellow professionals and organisations on the same path. Completion of the programme will also come with full AgileHR certification from ICAgile and will entitle course participants to the official ICP-TAL certification standard. During the training we will cover: Introduction to the agile approach and how it is related to the changing world of work, lean and other work methods today. Why work with agility and what does this look like for HR and people practices? What characterizes the agile mindset and approach and how to transform traditional HR processes when we are working with agile values? How should HR adapt work to create maximum value in an agile organization? What do agile recruitment, performance, talent and reward processes look like? Practical examples of practices and processes in AgileHR? How have others done it? What works and what doesn’t? Skills training in how you can use agile techniques like Scrum and Kanban for HR. Specifically, we will cover the HR agenda and key people processes required to create an Agile organization and culture Your Course leaders Kevin Empey is the founder of WorkMatters, an international consulting and training firm focused on supporting business leaders, HR leaders and their employees in the changing world of work. Kevin is a qualified executive coach, AgileHR instructor and has a masters qualification in leadership and management. He is also an associate faculty member with the Irish Management Institute and is the Programme Director of their Senior Executive Programme (SEP). Natalija Hellesoe is a senior Agile HR consultant and coach with broad, international experience in HR project and change management, training design and facilitation. She has a special interest and expertise in HR Innovation, Agile HR and a passion for the development of people and organizations. As a certified trainer, project manager and agile coach, Natalija accompanies HR teams and organizations on their way to the new world of work. IMPORTANT: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT: Buy your tickets at https://www.agileleanireland.org/agilehr-certification-programme/