• YOW! Night - Jeff Patton - The Game has changed

    UBS Auditorium

    YOW! Night - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - $10 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/yow-night-2019-sydney-jeff-patton-feb-27-tickets-55392232659 The Game Has Changed by Jeff Patton We all know how fast technology changes. But, we sometimes fail to understand how fast our process needs to change to keep up. This talk is about how 21st century software development has thrown out most of the process assumptions you might have originally learned. Jeff Patton will explain how Product Thinking, Lean Startup Thinking, and Continuous Delivery have fundamentally changed how we design and build software. ABOUT JEFF Jeff Patton is highly regarded in the Agile community for his work around experience and product design. Jeff helps organisations improve the way they work to build products they’re proud of. Where many development processes focus on delivery speed and efficiency, Jeff balances those concerns with the need for building products that deliver exceptional value and marketplace success. To do this he teaches a blend of thinking and process styles including solid product management, agile development, design thinking, lean startup, lean user experience, and raw pragmatism. Jeff has filled almost all roles in software development from lead engineer to UI designer. His product leadership career spans 20 plus years and a wide variety of products from on-line aircraft parts ordering to electronic medical records. He’s known as the person who created and popularised Story Mapping, a user-centric approach to working with agile user stories. Jeff was an early thought leader on blending agile and UX practice. His current articles, essays, and presentations can be found at www.jpattonassociates.com. His writing and recorded talks appear in StickyMinds.com, Better Software Magazine, IEEE Software, InfoQ, Alistair Cockburn’s Book Crystal Clear, and his best-selling book, User Story Mapping. Jeff was recognised for outstanding contributions to Agile Development by the Agile Alliance in 2007 with the Gordon Pask Award. He is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). PROGRAM 5:30 pm Welcome networking with refreshments 6:00 pm Presentation followed by Q&A

  • YOW! Night - Dave West - Building the 21st century product delivery organization

    YOW! Night - REGISTRATION REQUIRED - $10 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/yow-night-2018-sydney-dave-west-nov-13-tickets-50470921886 ScrumOps - Building the 21st century product delivery organization By Dave West The Software delivery community is famous for creating new initiatives as the next silver bullet. OOP, CMMI, Spiral, Iterative, RUP, RAD are just some of the trends that have challenged how people approach the discipline of delivering software. Now it is agile and DevOps. Or should we say, it was Agile and now it is DevOps? The Agile movement, named February 2001 focused organizations on empowering teams and working in an empirical way. DevOps, started in 2009 and focuses on holistic system thinking and automation to remove waste and better connect development and operations. Both movements focus on delivering an improved delivery capability, but they approach it differently. Automation vs people, process vs empowerment. Are they different? Should organizations focus on one or another in trying to deliver more value to their customers? In this talk Dave West, Product Owner and CEO Scrum.org discusses how DevOps and Scrum/Agile can work effectively together to deliver improved customer value. It describes the challenges of DevOps or Scrum first, and why it is important to use the Scrum team as the foundation for DevOps maturity, and where traditional operations and IT fit. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: DAVE WEST Dave West is the Product Owner and CEO at scrum.org. In this capacity, he engages with partners, and the community to drive scrum.org’s strategy and the overall market position of Scrum. Prior to joining the Ken Schwaber and the team at Scrum.org he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering and architecture. As a member of the company’s executive management team was also instrumental in growing Tasktop from a services business into a VC backed product business with a team of almost 100.As one of the foremost industry experts on software development and deployment, West has helped advance many modern software development processes, including the Unified process and Agile methods. He is a frequent keynote at major industry conferences and is a widely published author of articles and research reports. He also is the co-author of two books, The Nexus Framework For Scaling Scrum and Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) for IBM/Rational. After IBM/Rational, West returned to consulting and managed Ivar Jacobson Consulting for North America. Then he served as vice president, research director at Forrester Research, where he worked with leading IT organizations and solutions providers to define, drive and advance Agile-based methodology and tool breakthroughs in the enterprise. PROGRAM 5:30 pm Welcome networking with refreshments 6:00 pm Presentation followed by Q&A

  • Agile Tour Sydney 2018 - Yearly community gathering

    Aerial UTS Function Centre (Level 7, Building 10), University of Technology Sydney

    The Sydney Agile Community is gathering in November in order to largely share and deliver a full day experience of discovery, failure, success and learning. Register heres: https://agiletoursyd18.eventbrite.com.au During the last 8 years in Sydney we have had a great time covering many topics that were not only related to software. For this 2018 edition we want to provide the same collegiate atmosphere and adhere to our basic principles COST NEUTRAL EVENT Agile Tour Sydney is a non-profit conference run by practitioners for practitioners who are directly involved in the trenches and who are prepared to actively participate and share experiences. LIMITED TO 120 COMMITTED ATTENDEES Having an attendance constraint enables an intimate event where attendees can connect and forge long term associations. ENGAGED TO LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER This conference is NOT about self-congratulation and happy ending fairy tales but rather the sharing of warts-and-all failures, hard-fought successes, and practical activities to help you address your real-world challenges. OPEN SPACE AND ACTIVE FORMAT The concept is to have a very interactive gathering where hands on sessions are practical, engaging and based on real-world experiences. More details on the website: http://www.agiletoursyd.org

  • Scrum Australia 2018

    NSW Teachers’ Federation Conference Centre

    The Sydney Agile community is Scruming in October. Register here: http://scrum.com.au/ Scrum Australia is run by Scrum practitioners, for Scrum practitioners, and operates under the company: Scrum Australia Pty Ltd. It focuses on helping other Australian organisations become more globally competitive through use of the Scrum framework. Any funds left over from our events are re-invested in the Australian Scrum community, including: future conferences, sponsorship of the Scrum community and meet-up groups, as well as facilitating Scrum-related training and workshops in Australia while enabling the exchange of experiences and knowledge.

  • Coaching yourself and others - a practical deep dive

    Finalising the aimed workshops for Agile Tour Sydney 2018 at this meetup! http://www.agiletoursyd.org/ Come along to this workshop aiming for Agile tour Sydney for a practical deep dive into applying coaching techniques. In this workshop we will discover the different components of an Agile Coaches toolbox and where coaching fits into this. From there we will do some practical listening using powerful questions and then utilise the coaching kata to resolve problems. After looking deep into others we will cover how to deeply introspect and coach yourself through knowing what responsibility mode you are working from and how to validate your own assumptions to reach deep self insight.

  • Opening a bigger space of possibilities and more effective leadership

    Closing the submissions for Agile Tour Sydney 2018 at this meetup! http://www.agiletoursyd.org/ Come along to this workshop aiming for Agile tour Sydney for a personal voyage into your own leadership style. Why are attempts to transform organisations so painful and often unsuccessful? Why is it that, even when leaders and managers recognise the values, principles and tools of agility and plan to implement them, they frequently fail? How do the developmental stages of leaders and team members influence the space of possibilities for transformation? A usual suspect for failure of transformation is culture, but in this workshop we try to gain a different perspective on transformation. We believe the way leaders interpret their surrounding and react when their power or safety is challenged has a big impact on the space of the possibilities for the teams they work for. Most of our reflective practices are single-loop learning that assess the performance, but for transformation to occur, we need triple loop learning that allows for revision and reflection of vision and strategy of individuals and organisations. In this workshop, we learn about different stages of the leadership based on theories from developmental psychology. This will create opportunities for participants to identify where they are in their meaning making journey and where their leaders and teams are positioned. We will also create space for practical advice on how to progress through different stages that enable more possibilities for change and transformation. The participants then will be encouraged to start an “action inquiry” practice that starts with personal mastery, allowing them to attain an attitude that can be simultaneously productive and self-assessing.

  • Business Agility Conference

    Sydney Hilton

    After the New York Edition, the Sydney Agile Community is focusing on Business Agility! How can we leverage and get inspired form a wider agility? Register with 10% discount here: https://business-agility-australia-2018.eventbrite.com.au/?discount=BUSINESSAGILITY-10 Join us for the first Australian edition of a conference unlike others. The Business Agility Conference features 2 days of authentic stories and great storytellers on business agility; anything from agile outside IT, organisational design and product innovation to next-gen leadership. The event brings together some of the greatest speakers and practitioners of business agility to share their experiences and the benefits their organisations have gained from exploring new, agile, practices. The international event, held in Sydney for the first time, will feature some insightful and authentic talks & workshops from around the world. So, why is this conference different? The event is highly interactive - a combination of keynotes and facilitated learning "deep dives". Everyone will be seated together in one room for two days. Each day will be split into 4 topics (e.g. organisation design, leadership & empowerment, innovation & market disruption, governance & strategy, customer & citizen focus and leading the transformation). Each topic will have three, 20 minutes, "art of the possible", case studies followed by 40 minutes of facilitated hands-on engagement. The conference is designed so that participants spend 50% of their time networking and learning from each other through these hands-on, "deep dive" sessions. Registration for the Sydney event will be up in coming weeks. Until then, learn more about the event by checking out this same Business Agility Conference held in New York.

  • Better Worlds 2018 - Conference

    australian national maritime museum

    The Sydney Agile Community is buzzing for a Better World. How can we nurture flexible, adaptive and humane organisations? Register here: http://betterworlds.com.au/ How can a change of mindset help to eliminate waste and deliver the outcomes that really matter to us as individuals, families and communities? The inaugural Better Worlds 2018 Conference is a one-day, single stream forum. Every year, AgileAus attracts over 1100 individuals who are keen to ignite their organisations to change the way they work for the better. There is a strong appetite in the community to make a real difference with Agile. Better Worlds 2018 will spotlight stories of innovative delivery that are making a tangible impact across government, education, health and for purpose organisations. Come along and be inspired by the ideas, opportunities and processes that are making Agile Better Worlds!

  • Bento Box workshop


    Bento (弁当 bentō) is a single-portion take-out or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds diversified food in a box, which form a simple yet balanced meal as hole. We will use this metaphor to challenge ourselves exploring agility. In this cut down version we will explore one quarter of the box and devour a mouthful of experiential learning. Join us for a joyful workshop and contribute to your feedback to aim this for Agile Tour Sydney 2018.

  • LAST Conference Sydney

    The Mercure Hotel

    The Sydney Agile community is gathering at LAST. Participation cost – Affordable Register here : https://www.lastconference.com/sydney/register NOTE : Registering on this page will not give entrance to the Event - you must purchase a ticket from Eventbrite. That is why we have turned off the RSVP on the event - In past some people have thought they have tickets when they only really have RSVP'd to the meetup LAST Conference is an affordable, grassroots mini-conference for Lean, Agile, and Systems Thinking practitioners. The schedule encourages participation and interaction via talks, workshops, and activities. LAST is designed to be a platform for cross-discipline collaboration and the development of professional skills and knowledge. The conference is rooted in the lean and agile movements but has a broader remit than just those domains. We are here to help people level up in their professional capabilities. By coming together and sharing our knowledge and experiences with each other, we all learn to be better at work and can continue to grow and help others. You can draw from a variety of fields and experiences to contribute content. People that come to LAST come from all walks of life and contribute together to grow the capabilities of the Sydney workforce. Together we make all of us better. Find out more: https://www.lastconference.com/sydney/faq/