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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+)

Agile Austin Coaching Circle: March 2019

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Join Kerri Sutey and me for the third meeting of the Agile Austin Coaching Circle! This is a monthly online coaching circle, a safe space in which participants can practice their agile coaching and mentoring skills. Logistics Date: Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:00-9:00 pm CST This is the meeting URL: https://lnkd.in/eE4v6f2 This is the meeting password: GoAgile After demos of coaching and/or mentoring, individuals will be placed into breakout rooms in groups of three: one person to coach/mentor, one person the be coached/mentored, and one person to observe and to provide feedback. As with all Agile Austin events, there is no charge for this event. Participants need only log into the provided Zoom link. Kerri and I will moderate this forum. We are both experienced agile coaches, having earned the ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) designation. Additionally, both are certified agile transformation coaches and facilitators. #coaching #agile #community #mentoring #howto #agileaustin

Stop Coachsplaining! Probing to Find Your Coaching Stance

As Agile coaches, we straddle the fine line between "expert" and "coach." We work tirelessly to create the right environment and ask the best questions to unlock the goodness in those around us. Sometimes, though, we get asked a question or to facilitate something and we forget. We get excited. We get on a roll and jump into expert mode and forget to come back up for air. We start "Coachsplaining." In this talk, Agile Velocity’s Reese Schmit will help us to learn about the different stances we take when we're coaching, and discover together how to probe continuously to ensure we are taking the appropriate stance in every interactions.

Book Club - Thinking in Bets - 1 of 2

Agile Velocity

Topic: Thinking in Bets - 1 of 2 We're reading "Thinking in Bets," by Annie Duke [Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y5ylyllb ]. We'll read/discuss the first 3 chapters for our first discussion on 4/4/19, and complete our discussion 4/18/19 (and choose the next book). Book club meets most months the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, so you can put that in your calendar. We feed you, and if you come to most of the sessions, we'll even reimburse you for the book, so save that receipt. 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. Book Club Info: Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin. 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.

Agile Leaders SIG - Agile Transformation Journey At A Legacy Company

Topic: Agile Transformation Journey At A Legacy Company Eager to share a Case Study of a how a legacy 100+ years old company is going through an Agile Transformation journey, specifically leveraging SAFe. Improvements have been made, lessons were learned, and the journey gradually continues... Of course eager not only to share, but also to learn from the wealth of Agile transformational knowledge at the Leaders SIG. Speaker: Mary Wojtas Mary Wojtas has 20+ years of industry experience as a software test leader, DevOps and now in Data Engineering. Because her organization was transitioning to Scaled Agile Framework, she became an Scaled Agile Program Consultant to formalize her knowledge as a coach. She has been at General Motors for 6 years helping a 500+ organization become more Agile [leveraging SAFe], with a focus on developer productivity and overcoming the challenges of antiquated processes and procedures. Agile Leaders SIG Info: More information and communication may be found at the SIG's Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/agile-austin-leaders . Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin. 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] .

Past events (518)

Book Club - Agile Product Management with Scrum 2of2

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