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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, we provide and promote gatherings of like-minded individuals in the Austin Area.

Agile Austin’s mission is to connect people and foster professional growth through collaborative events that educate our community on uncovering better ways to deliver value through Agile values, principles, and practices.

Come connect with us, share and collaborate together, and grow through learning from others. www.agileaustin.org.

Upcoming events (4+)

Agile Austin Coach SIG: Panel - Coach the person, not the problem

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People do have problems! As a coach, we help people move past internal and external blocks so that they can see clearly what to do and who to be to move closer to their goals. Yet, while people come into the room with a problem, if a coach focuses on only getting to a solution for the presenting issue, they miss an opportunity to create real change.

How do you coach a person to explore how they may be complicit in creating that problem from a need for something in their life? How can a coach meet the other person with complete acceptance of whatever it is that they bring to the conversation? How can a coach ensure they are not projecting their own challenges into a coaching conversation?

Carlo "Cai" Delumpa, Oluf Nissen, Paige Sellers, Vesna Vukovic, Huy Nguyen, April Jefferson are agile and professional coaches who will share their thoughts and approaches on how to coach the person, not the problem. Bring your questions and join the free-flowing conversation.

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Agile Austin Book Club: Factfulness

Needs a location

Our next book (October 6th and 20th) is Factfulness.

*** We're still on Zoom, but looking to go hybrid ***

Also, we're looking for participation in a grand experiment to take Book Club hybrid. None of these roles is intended as a single person, i.e. we'll share out the responsibilities:

  • If you would like to be one of the in-room facilitators, please contact [masked].
  • if you'd like to be on the program (book selection) committee, please contact [masked]
  • if you're interested in being a scribe to capture what we discover, please contact [masked].
  • If you have a lead on a venue in the Austin area for our hybrid meetings, please contact [masked]
  • If you're interested in being a "link" between online and in-room participants—no experience necessary, we're trying to figure this out!—please contact Ned, or Jim, or Patrick

We'll continue to be pure-virtual until we find a venue, so if you know of a place, please speak up!
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Remote Process
Our process is in flux -- we're experimenting with new moderation and recording techniques, so please be on time and please be patient. And expect a call for participation -- we want this to be your book club.

Discussion Notes
for this and all our books may be found here (this recently changed). 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. (Discussion notes may or may not be taken in future -- we're experimenting to see what's valuable.)

About Book Club
We meet most months the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, so you can put that in your calendar. When and if we resume physical meetings we'll feed you, and if you participate in 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, but that could change:

Recording Disclosure
"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."

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Agile Austin Leader SIG: Coaching and Leading a Growing Company

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Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88415850870?pwd=cVNZUktvZXNhOFFsZ2pKYTRnQWdMdz09

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Topic:
"Coaching and Leading a Growing Company"

Topic Description:
As a company grows, it goes through several common stages, each with unique challenges and opportunities. As an Agile leader or coach, a firm understanding of these growth stages can help you lead your organization through each phase while maximizing your learning and minimizing risk. This session will cover many industry-proven models, such as Zuora's "The Climb," Greiner's Growth Model, the Agile Fluency Model, etc., and review the common pitfalls companies experience over time and approaches on how to address them.

Speaker Bio:
Tommy Norman (CSM, A-CSM, CSPO, CSP, CTC, CEC, CAL, PSM, SAFe Agilist, Microsoft MVP) is the Chief Agility Officer at Acklen Avenue, a custom software development shop in Nashville, TN, USA. With an IT career spanning 30 years, he has been helping organizations of all sizes and shapes build great software with a practical approach in many roles. In addition, he has worked deeply with the Agile community as the coordinator of the Agile Nashville user group, founder of the Music City Agile conference, and a frequent local and international speaker.

You can connect with him online at HTTP://twitter.tommynorman.com and HTTP://linkedin.tommynorman.com and view his Agile training videos/events on O’Reilly Learning Online at HTTP://oreilly.tommynorman.com.

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Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88415850870?pwd=cVNZUktvZXNhOFFsZ2pKYTRnQWdMdz09

Agile Austin Book Club: Factfulness

Link visible for attendees

Our next book (October 6th and 20th) is Factfulness by the late great Hans Rosling. If we need to extend to November we will.

*** We're still on Zoom, but looking to go hybrid ***

Also, we're looking for participation in a grand experiment to take Book Club hybrid. None of these roles is intended as a single person, i.e. we'll share out the responsibilities:

  • If you would like to be one of the in-room facilitators, please contact [masked].
  • if you'd like to be on the program (book selection) committee, please contact [masked]
  • if you're interested in being a scribe to capture what we discover, please contact [masked].
  • If you have a lead on a venue in the Austin area for our hybrid meetings, please contact [masked]
  • If you're interested in being a "link" between online and in-room participants—no experience necessary, we're trying to figure this out!—please contact Ned, or Jim, or Patrick

We'll continue to be pure-virtual until we find a venue, so if you know of a place, please speak up!
——
Remote Process
Our process is in flux -- we're experimenting with new moderation and recording techniques, so please be on time and please be patient. And expect a call for participation -- we want this to be your book club.

Discussion Notes
for this and all our books may be found here (this recently changed). 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. (Discussion notes may or may not be taken in future -- we're experimenting to see what's valuable.)

About Book Club
We meet most months the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, so you can put that in your calendar. When and if we resume physical meetings we'll feed you, and if you participate in 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, but that could change:

Recording Disclosure
"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."

Past events (876)

Agile at Scale SIG: Courageous Software Delivery

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