What we’re about
We are a community-led group, comprised of volunteers dedicated to spreading learning in Agile. Our goal is to help spread knowledge for Agile/Lean Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Leaders, and Developers.
Come along to learn from top guest speakers, network, pitch for new job opportunities, have a beer, and have some fun along the way.
Upcoming events (3)See all
- ALI Galway: Confessions of a Lean Consultant & Your User Stories Are Too BigPorterShed, Galway, G
You are cordially invited to the ALI Galway second meetup session. We will be joined by Bernie Rushe (Lean Ireland) and Chris Sims (Agile Learning Labs).
About Chris Sims
Chris Sims is a certified scrum trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps organizations improve their productivity and happiness.
Chris is the founder and product owner of Agile Learning Labs and the co-author of two best-selling scrum books: The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. More of their writing can be found on the Agile Learning Labs blog.
Before starting Agile Learning Labs in 2007, Chris made a living in roles such as: scrum master, product owner, engineering manager, project manager, software engineer, musician, and auto mechanic.
Chris’ talk: “Your User Stories Are Too big”
Product owners often struggle to translate their big ideas into small user stories that the team can deliver in a sprint. When a user story is too big, it is harder to understand, estimate, and implement successfully. Some teams break the ‘business story’ into ‘technical stories’ but this doesn’t solve the problem because most or all of the technical stories need to be completed before there is anything meaningful for the stakeholders. This session will teach you 4 simple, yet powerful techniques to break big stories into smaller stories that are meaningful to stakeholders and deliver business value.
Chris will be joining the meetup via a conference call.
About Bernie Rushe
Bernie has been involved in the management of supply chain and business process improvement activities for over 20 years. Bernie received her Lean Six Sigma training at Dell Computer Corporation.
In 2001 she left Dell to establish Cordatus Consulting, trading as Lean Ireland since May 2018. Her lean six sigma consulting skills and practical workshops have yielded benefits in the order of several €millions per year to client companies.
In addition she is experienced in deploying lean six sigma in the supply chain, thus greatly enhancing client competitiveness. She holds a first class honours masters’ degree in supply chain management.
Bernie’s talk: “Confessions of a Lean Consultant”
Bernie will go through some of the key lessons she has learned, both successes and failures, in over 20 years as a lean consultant across many sectors. Her no-holds-barred look at lean implementation includes topics such as
- We’re different
- That’s something my teams needs to learn
- Spotting the sabateurs
- Guerrilla tactics
- The payoff
Bernie will be joining the meetup in-person.
A heartfelt thank you to our event sponsors
At the PorterShed, we are all about creating high-value sustainable jobs that have a positive impact on Galway and the surrounding areas. Helping to create tech jobs, especially indigenous tech, are a key part of their goal – and we are also big supporters of welcoming multinational companies to use the PorterShed office spaces as landing bases. We want companies to come here to start their ideas, to grow, and to scale before succeeding.
Whether we are providing space for start-ups to develop in, pointing founders in the right direction, or amplifying their wins, we want to see them succeed; their success is our success, and we love being part of their journeys.
The Bluedrop Medical team has several decades of experience in developing innovative medical device technologies in the wound care and cardiovascular devices. The company was founded by medical device engineers Chris Murphy and Simon Kiersey.
We believe that digital health and medical device technology should strengthen, not replace, the connection between the patient and their caregiver.
6:00 PM Doors open
6.00 - 6.30 PM Networking and snacks
6.30 - 6.35 PM Welcome from the ALI team
6.35 - 7.15 PM Chris Sims - "Your User Stories Are Too Big"
7.15 - 7.55 PM Bernie Rushe - "Confessions of a Lean Consultant"
7.55 - 8.00 PM Closing notes and head to the pub
- Network event1 attendee from 4 groups hostingMy Top Twelve Worst Agile Anti-PatternsLink visible for attendees
Distilled from the brand new Scrum Anti-patterns Guide, Stefan Wolpers highlights the top twelve Agile anti-patterns jeopardizing project success.
Join for a journey through common pitfalls like precise estimates, dogmatism, oversized backlogs, and the illusion of autonomy, and learn actionable insights for overcoming these challenges.
Speaker bio: Embarking on a Scrum career unintentionally in 2006, Stefan was initiated as a Scrum Master for a small German startup. Lacking initial knowledge but employing careful observation, note-taking, and dialogue, the author embraced the role and learned from the team’s experiences. Eighteen years into his Scrum journey, Stefan maintains an unwavering appetite for learning, humbled by the vast knowledge shared within the agile community. Recognizing newcomers’ overwhelming challenges in this field due to scarce formal education, he aspires to provide guidance, emphasizing a pragmatic, common-sense approach grounded in observing human interaction and collaboration. Since 2019, Stefan has served as a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org.
- Network event8 attendees from 4 groups hostingAgile-Lean Ireland 2024 in Cork, IrelandPairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork, CO
Join us for an inspiring and informative experience at the Agile-Lean Ireland 2024 conference! This year, we're thrilled to host our boutique conference in the city of Cork, Ireland offering a unique blend of insightful talks, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities.
Date: 2nd October 2024
Venue: Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, Ireland
Tickets: Now on sale at alicon.org
Whether you're an Agile enthusiast, or experienced practitioner, or just curious about transformative teams, this is the perfect event to expand your knowledge and connect with like-minded professionals.
💡 Call for Speakers: Opening Soon! Stay tuned for an opportunity to share your expertise and insights with a passionate audience. Follow #ALI2024 for updates and speaker announcements.
🌟 Why Attend?
- Learn from industry leaders and pioneers in Agile and Lean methodologies.
- Engage in hands-on workshops and interactive sessions.
- Network with professionals and experts from diverse industries.
- Explore beautiful Cork and immerse yourself in its rich culture.
🎟 Secure Your Spot! Don't miss out on this chance to be a part of the Agile-Lean community. Grab your tickets now at alicon.org and join us for an unforgettable experience.
Looking forward to seeing you in Cork!
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