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  • February Lunch Meeting "Yes we Kanban"

    Vaco

    Kanban and it's underlying Lean principles have gained popularity in the Agile community and many are finding it a great accent to their existing processes. In this very special episode of Agile Nashville we will discuss the principles and practices of Kanban and how it can augment your Agile adoption. We will also include a fun exercise to experience some of the benefits of Kanban practices. Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch! Also thanks to Acklen Avenue for sponsoring our website.

  • January Lunch Meeting "Determining Business Value"

    How do we determine business value for Product Backlog items? The Product Owners' main responsibility is to maximize the value for the Product, but what is 'value'? Come share your experience and bring your questions. This month we have a very special facilitator, Bob Galen. Bob is President and Principle Agile Coach at RGalen Consulting. He has ~20 years of in-depth agile experience. He is an accomplished author, trainer, and speaker who is widely recognized as one of the leading voices of pragmatic agility. Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch! Also thanks to Acklen Avenue for sponsoring our website.

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  • December Lunch Meeting "Gaining Management Buy In"

    Having trouble getting management to support your Agile adoption? Do they just not seem to "get it"? Do they say the right words, but you are not sure they really understand? Come share your experience with gaining management buy in for your Agile adoption and bring your questions. Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch! Also thanks to Acklen Avenue for sponsoring our website.

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  • November Lunch Meeting "Managing Your Product Backlog"

    How do you manage your current backlog? Do you have an enterprise backlog or several smaller, separate ones? What tools are you using? What all are you tracking on your backlog? Come share your experience with backlog management and bring your questions. Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch! Also thanks to Acklen Avenue for sponsoring our website.

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  • October Lunch Meeting "When to Scale"

    Vaco

    How teams do you need to scale your Agile implementation? When is the right time to adopt a more structured scaling framework? What happens in between? Come share your experience with scaling and bring your questions. Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch! Also thanks to Acklen Avenue for sponsoring our website.

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  • August Lunch Meeting "Making Changes Sticky"

    Agile adoptions are all about embracing change, but how to you ensure changes stick. It can become all too easy over time or when things get hectic to fall back into old patterns, so what principles and practices can we implement to help our teams stick to our agreed upon changes? Come share your experience and questions at our next meet up! Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch! Also thanks to Acklen Avenue for sponsoring our website.

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  • July Lunch Meeting "ScrumBan"

    Vaco

    While Scrum has been the most popular Agile framework for the past 2 decades, the practices of Kanban (as a subset of Lean software development) have been growing in adoption as well. Many have found success in adopting elements of both to maximize their effectiveness. Let's chat about how we can use the principles and practices from both these approaches to get the most out of our Agile adoption. Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch! Also thanks to Acklen Avenue for sponsoring our website.

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  • June Lunch Meeting "Agile QA"

    Vaco

    Integrating Quality Assurance practices into your Agile process can be tricky. When should QA be involved? How do we handle testing during sprints? What about regression testing? Where does automation fit in? Bring your questions and suggestions on how you are integrating QA into your current process! NOTE: We will be meeting at Vaco's new office this month! Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch! Also thanks to Acklen Avenue for sponsoring our website.

  • May Lunch Meeting "Managing the Product Backlog" NOTE: New Location!

    How do you manage a big backlog or various types of work? How do you wrangle the right amount of detail for each backlog item? How do you make the backlog visible for those who need to see it? Let's talk about techniques for managing your Product Backlog! NOTE: We will be meeting at Vaco's new office this month! Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch! Also thanks to Acklen Avenue for sponsoring our website.