What we're about

Agile Northants was founded by Muhammad Meghji (https://www.linkedin.com/in/muhammadmeghji/) in March 2016 growing very quickly to what is now almost 800 members and growing.

Its core purpose is to bring like-minded individuals together to learn from guest speakers and facilitators and share their wealth of knowledge and experience within the software industry on all things Agile.

It aims to deliver "value" on a monthly basis by providing thought provoking talks, workshops and group reflections/discussions by renowned speakers, authors and thought leaders in the field of Agile.

Agile Northants user group has approximately 800 members worldwide and attracts between 20-40 Agile enthusiasts monthly.

To date, Agile Northants has delivered 38 events consistently over the last 3 years and is now run by a some dedicated members of the group including David Boyd, Tom James, David Duffy, Mike Herring and Ali-Abbas Hussain.

Upcoming events (5)

How Systems Thinking Once Saved the World with Tim Squelch

Synopsis: Ok that’s a big claim and perhaps not entirely accurate but it has saved countless lives and averted many a crisis. For ourselves, we may not be able to use it to the same effect but we can use Systems Thinking to save time and money for both ourselves and the organisations we work for. In this talk we’ll discover how approaching problem solving in different ways can result in solutions far from what we would have initially imagined. We’ll look at some examples from history where not employing Systems Thinking led to disaster and more importantly Tim will introduce some tools and techniques you can use to make sure you don’t fall in to the same trap. About the Speaker: Tim Squelch has worked in software for approx 15 years across both finance and retail. He was first introduced to agile around 6 years ago and in his words “it just makes sense”. Since that initial introduction he has spent a number of years as a part-time Scrum Master alongside developing - in mostly .NET technologies - before making the leap in to full time Scrum Mastery in September 2017. Still heavily involved in the day to day workings of Scrum teams, he is always looking for new ways to solve business problems and build great products which is what led him to discover Systems Thinking. Agenda:[masked] - Arrival & Networking[masked] - Main Speaker 19:[masked] - Food, Refreshments, Conversations 20:00-20:30 - Q&A and Close Sponsors: (We could not do without you - thank you) RS Components

A Specially Tailored Talk for Agile Northants by Roman Pichler

Synopsis: Agile Northants is excited to welcome Roman back exactly 1 year on when he first graced us with his insights on the Product Owner role. Roman has offered to give us a tailored talk where WE set the agenda. We'll do this by collecting our questions/topics in this Meetup Thread - A summary of this will be given to Roman at the end of July so he can prepare the talk for us. Get your ideas on the thread asap. This could be based on burning queries you may have like scenarios at work, what if's, questions, what would you do if? type queries related to product management challenges, roadmaps, backlog prioritisation About the Speaker: Roman Pichler is a leading product management expert specialised in lean and agile practices. He teaches product managers and product owners and he helps organisations improve their product management function. Roman is the author of "Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age" and "Agile Product Management with Scrum". He writes a popular blog at romanpichler.com/blog for product people. Agenda:[masked] - Arrival & Networking[masked] - Main Speaker 19:[masked] - Food, Refreshments, Conversations 20:00-20:30 - Reflections, looking ahead, prizes etc. 20:30 - Close Note: This is a Virtual Talk, Physically Hosted. Roman will be presenting remotely but attendees will need to be present. Please sign up to ensure you get a place and to make for a smooth arrival. **There is NO option to attend this talk remotely.** Sponsors: (We could not do this without you - thank you) RS Components

Optimising Habits with Albert Vijghen

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Do you often feel charged with energy, on top of your time and have a thriving team? Do you have a lot of fun as well as frequently hit your targets? If we have a strong foundation, our personal and professional lives thrive. Keystone habits and a willingness to change are essential for this strong foundation. We for example all understand that we better live healthily. As Buddha pointed out however, the experience is only real for us if we actually live it. This is where our strategies come in. Making it very easy to consistently do good habits is one of the most effective ways to grow. Living the power of great habits will help you and your team flourish. In this talk, Albert will guide you through different keystone habits that will balance your stress level, improve your health, productivity, as well as your relationships. Concrete examples, stories and reflective discussions will be given which focus on immediate improvement and action. I’m greatly looking forward to support you and your team into an upward spiral where fulfillment in your life and work will thrive. Albert will be travelling from Netherlands to deliver this session. Agenda:[masked] - Arrival & Networking[masked] - Introduction[masked] - Optimising Habits[masked] - Q&A[masked] - Food, Refreshments, Conversations 20.15 - Close

Changeban, a Kanban simulation game by Mike Burrows

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Synopsis: Changeban is a Lean Startup-flavoured Kanban simulation game, based on the classic game Featureban (also by Mike), with easier mechanics, a Lean Startup-inspired board design, and some different learning objectives. Come and enjoy this game facilitated by its creator! About the Speaker: Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018); his third book Right to Left: the digital leader's guide to Lean and Agile is due in the summer of 2019. He is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Prior to his consulting career, Mike was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, and CTO for an energy risk management startup. Agenda:[masked] - Arrival & Networking[masked] - Main Speaker 19:[masked] - Food, Refreshments, Conversations 20:00-20:30 - Q&A and Close Sponsors: (We could not do without you - thank you) RS Components

Past events (38)

Open Space with Ali Abbas Hussain

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