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Welcome to Agile Austin!

Keeping Austin Agile, One User Story at a Time.

Agile Austin is the largest group of Agile professionals in the central Texas Area. As a 501c(6) non-profit (special thanks to Andrews Kurth LLP (http://www.andrewskurth.com/)), we provide and promote gatherings of like-minded individuals in the Austin Area.

Agile Austin’s mission is to promote agile software development concepts such as those set forth in the Agile Manifesto (agilemanifesto.org (http://agilemanifesto.org/)), to create a public forum for the exchange of practice information, and to create opportunities for the professional development of members.

Come join us, share your ideas and learn from others.

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Upcoming events (5)

Introduction to Kanban and Lean

Online event

Jim Brisson will present an introduction to Kanban. This meeting will give you a good start in why and how you would use Kanban.

ScrumMaster SIG: Facilitation Dos & Don'ts

Online event

Description: Meetings. Scrum Masters have a love-hate relationship with them. We are charged with protecting the Scrum ceremonies, but we’ve all been part of meetings that just don’t seem to accomplish anything. Part of a Scrum Master’s job is to facilitate meetings and activities that encourage dialogue and engagement among team members. What do you wish people knew about facilitating meetings? What suggestions do you have for making the most of the participants’ time? Maybe you just want to hear what other people are doing? This is the meeting for you! Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87463559075?pwd=OFUwMGhXMUNTck5TelhSSzZONXJSQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: SMPanel20 === About Scrum Master SIG: Anyone interested to increase their Agile understanding and practices, centering around the role of a Scrum Master...come join us and share your ideas. Sessions begin at 12:05pm. For more information/questions, please send email to: [masked].

Agile Austin Book Club - Upstream 1 of 2

Online event

*** For the duration, we'll run book club remotely with ZOOM *** We're reading "Upstream" by Dan Heath [Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydg9ggec ] We'll read through Chapter 7 and discuss that at our August 20 meeting, and complete our discussion September 3. We will pick the next book September 3, but bring any titles you want to propose for the next selection to the August 20 meeting. —— Remote Process [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. Discussion Notes for this and all our books may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ybz5tmca . 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.

Agile at Scale SIG - Pursing Enterprise Outcomes

Topic: Pursing Enterprise Outcomes Today’s enterprises are overwhelmed with complex tasks in marketing, business development, software engineering, IT infrastructure, talent management, and other critical areas. Yet a large number of those tasks fail to deliver desired outcomes, despite tremendous spend. But there are ways to boost your ability to succeed with your challenging initiatives. We will discuss how to identify organizational disconnects and complex bottlenecks that prevent you from succeeding with your mission; discover and progressively refine outcomes and the business value that they deliver; drive the emergence of a complex solution that will help achieve the outcomes; discover and develop leverage points that will offer you a strategic advantage. You will learn to see the opportunity for creating enterprise value where others can’t see it. Speaker: Alex Yakyma Alex Yakyma is an author and a consultant helping enterprises succeed with complex challenges. Throughout his career, he operated in multi-cultural, highly distributed environments. Alex has trained a large number of change agents whose key role is to help their organizations achieve higher effectiveness at pursuing business outcomes. Agile at Scale SIG Info: Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of N/A. Seating is limited! Please make sure that you are able to attend this session. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend, so please only sign up if you are committed to attending. For more information/questions, please send email to: [masked].

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