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Rajeev is a Senior Scrum Master and Charles Schwab and has an interesting approach to metrics and how he uses them to coach Product Owners, teams, and others in the organization.
- Velocity metrics
- Burnup charts
- Sprint work tracking (start to finish)
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*** For the duration, we'll run book club remotely with ZOOM ***
We're reading "The Premonition" by Michael Lewis. [Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/fpxrtzrn ]
We'll discuss the entire book at our October 21st meeting and pick the next book. (But if people resist closing it out, we'll extend into November. We are agile, bum-de-bum-bum-bup-bup-bup)
[NB: subject to change as we gain experience!]
We'll anchor our discussion in Zoom [https://zoom.us], keep notes as we have done in Google Docs (see Discussion Notes below). We are using Mural (https://mural.co) to organize the discussion. If you're unfamiliar with Zoom or Mural, please go play with them a bit before we meet, and be on time (6pm) so you can acquaint yourself with our specific workflows. Mural and Zoom both run on browsers alone, but for a better experience we suggest you download and install the Zoom application on your Win or Mac PC.
We organize our discussion by posting up to three (real or virtual) sticky notes per person on the (real or virtual) whiteboard. Even if you're fully conversant with the process, please log into the meeting early enough to post your stickies by 6:20pm; we'll then select the first few topics and start the discussion by 6:30. Try to finish eating by 6:30 as well.
for this and all our books may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/3b637hwz (this recently changed). Book notes are open to comment by anyone (please do!) and you'll also find how to get REIMBURSEMENT for books and the READING LIST for possible future books.
About Book Club
We meet most months the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, so you can put that in your calendar. When we resume physical meetings we'll feed you, and if you come to most of the sessions, we'll even reimburse you for the book, so save that receipt.
We have not recorded Book Club sessions in the past, nor are there plans to do so in the near future. However, that could change:
"AgileAustin has the right to record any hosted event which includes, but is not limited to, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Monthly Meetings, Conferences, and special events. By registering for, or attending an Agile Austin hosted event, you are giving AgileAustin consent to record and post recorded content containing your image, voice and name at a minimum, online. For remote events, you have the option to turn off your camera, mute your microphone and hide your name."
If you've been curious about clean language, this is the session for you! Agile Austin is proud to present "Coaching with Clean Questions: Uncovering Individual and Team Work Patterns" with Caitlin Walker.
This will be an interactive session in which participants use clean questions, explore metaphor, and sense how to adapt these processes for other topics. You will be invited to work in pairs and threes to extend your initial thoughts with clean questions. We will then explore how these can be adapted for use in Agile.
Participants will learn to use a couple of Clean Questions and understand how to use them ethically in a business context. You will explore two of your own metaphors and get a sense of how to adapt the process for other topics such as: Making Decisions, Coaching at Your Best, and so on. You will practice asking colleagues Clean Questions and noticing their simplicity and the difficulty of keeping your own assumptions and bias out of the frame.
Please bring paper and pens to draw on or to describe your metaphors. Where possible we would like you to be able to switch on your cameras to engage with fellow participants.
Please watch Caitlin’s TEDx talk on Clean Questions as a Language of Inquiry or read/listen to Caitlin’s book From Contempt to Curiosity.
About Caitlin Walker
Caitlin is a director of Clean Learning and the developer of Systemic Modelling™. She is the author of *From Contempt to Curiosity* and *So You Want to be DramaFree,* which is a work manual for reducing unnecessary Drama and Contempt at home and at work. She's led across our community from the most dispossessed to leading think tanks. She has recently completed her doctorate in Clean Language Interviewing and Curriculum Design and is currently co authoring a book on Clean Language Interviewing with business colleagues Marian Way and James Lawley.
Caitlin has developed her modeling skills from small-scale group development to whole scale organizational culture change programs. She designs and delivers tailor made learning and development programs for addressing diversity, conflict, leadership, managing mergers and creating "learning organizations." She is passionate about congruence of approach and on sustainability and turns down as many projects as she accepts. She does this on the grounds that change processes need to be fit for purpose and that leaders need to have had an embodied experience of the changes they seek for others and to have had tangible results personally using the methodology employed before inviting their workforce to undergo personal and professional development.
If you enjoy the workshop and want to deepen your understanding of Clean Language you can visit CleanLearning.co.uk to find courses for learning 1-1 coaching, facilitating groups, engaging in personal development and looking for future events.
Agile Austin has the right to record any hosted event which includes, but is not limited to: Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Monthly Meetings, Conferences, and special events. By registering for or attending an Agile Austin hosted event, you are giving AgileAustin consent to record and post recorded content containing your image, voice and name at a minimum, online. For remote events, you have the option to turn off your camera, mute your microphone and hide your name.
MUST REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE: www.agileaustin.org/kaa
Agile Austin is pleased to announce this year's virtual Keep Austin Agile conference. In the quest to “Dare to be Agile”, we’ve lined up three phenomenal internationally-recognized speakers (Ahmed Sidky, Jonathan Smart, and Sally Elatta) to inspire and challenge us to look beyond the current state of agility and explore what’s possible within ourselves and our organizations.
This half-day conference will also be a fund-raiser for two amazing local Austin non-profit organizations: The Thinkery and NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness). These fantastic groups will receive 100% of registration fees. While there will be no charge to attend the Virtual KAA, please do consider helping your local Austin community members by donating when you register.
While we can’t wait to see everyone in person, we also wanted to ensure your safety in these challenging times. So, come and join us - virtually!
MUST REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE! www.agileaustin.org/kaa