• Audacious Agile Conversations - First Audacious Conversation
    Topic: First Audacious Conversation Audacious Agile Conversations is a space for Agilists to engage in conversations with passionate people on difficult or challenging topics in Agile practice, to learn from each others experiences and perspectives, and to challenge one another to push at the outer boundaries of what we think is possible for our teams, our organizations and ourselves. Though we may occasionally deal with topics that are advanced, the only prerequisite for participation is that you are interested in advancing. Audacious conversations is conversation driven, so come prepared to share and be shared with. Since this is our first one, we will come together to figure out our topic for the evening and pick the next one. Audacious Agile Conversations Info: They first round will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin. So come on in, grab a pint, and join us! Seating is limited! There is usually a food truck on site if you get hungry. 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] .

    Austin Beerworks

    3001 Industrial Terrace · Austin

  • Book Club - Accelerate 1 of 2?
    Topic: Accelerate 1 of 2? We're reading Accelerate, by Forsgren, Humble, and Kim (Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ycylnjql These authors are leaders in DevOps, I expect an interesting read. I propose reading Part 1 (through chapter 11, about half the book) for our first meeting on 10/18, and on completing the discussion 11/1. If that's a stretch, we'll complete 11/15. 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. 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 Velocity

    8140 N. Mopac Expressway Building 4, Suite 140 · Austin, TX

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  • Agile at Scale SIG - Lightning Talks
    Topic: Lightning Talks In this session we will have four 10 minute lightning talks from 4 different speakers. Sessions are the following: Title: What Every BODY is Telling You Short Summary: When it comes to working in an office with others, most of the time we rely on just looking at facial expressions to figure out what’s going on. But what about that higher-up who you can never just tell what she’s thinking? How well you can read a room and the people in it can be a secret weapon in your back pocket. And the good news is that there are the signs available to us - not only in the face, but neck, hands, torso, legs, even feet - that tell us about what’s going on internally with others. What do our bodies broadcast about what we’re thinking? This talk will walk us through some common cues we can learn to read when we’re at a conference table or in a standup with the team, so come learn about what everyBODY is saying. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Title: Value Stream Mapping in the Enterprise Summary: An overview of Value Stream Mapping, a lean management approach supporting cultural changes by enabling business process improvements and/or transformations. Using an application example the basics of Value Stream mapping will be shown. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Title: Introduction to Team Genius Thesis: scale and technology are table stakes, maneuverability is the new barrier to entry. Topics: the dozen or so pair types, team sizes (Dunbar's numbers), why diversity has value with some challenges and team lifecycles. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Title: How Agile Goes Wrong Summary: How does agile go wrong? I know, I know, it's not supposed to go wrong is it? I mean, Agile is perfect right? Alas, nothing is perfect in this world; and that even included Agile. So what can go wrong with Agile Software Development? We'll talk about ways that Agile can go wrong. Speaker: Yvonne Chen, Norma Antunano, Bruce Campney, Leland Newsom Will have four speakers for this event. The speakers are: Yvonne Chen Norma Antunano Bruce Campney Leland Newsom Agile at Scale SIG 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. For more information/questions, please send email to: [masked] .

    Clear Measure

    11044 Research Blvd Building B, Suite B-405 · Austin, TX

  • Agile Potpourri - Community Event
    We’ll be wrapping up another offering of Agile Austin U Fundamentals. As has been our custom, we end with a collection of lightning talks on a variety of topics. ** NOTE: do NOT sign up for this event if you are already registered in AAU Fundamentals, you're already confirmed for this session. ** Come join us to celebrate our new graduates, perhaps to learn a bit from the lightning talks, or come give a lightning talk yourself. As is customary for Agile Austin events, we'll feed you -- our graduating FoodTeam will bring out their best by 6pm. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SPEAK, just sign up and add a comment to this meeting, and we’ll get in touch. Plan on a max of 10 minutes, and emphasize just a couple of slides of ideas, plus lots of references and “to learn more...” Y’all come!

    Silicon Labs 400 Building

    400 West Ceasar Chavez · Austin, TX

    Respond by: 10/22/2018
  • Agile Austin Board Meeting
    Join the board in discussing how things are going with Agile Austin. See https://goo.gl/MwiYh6 for the current agenda / notes it will be updated during the meeting. To add to it, send an email to [masked] . Note: the first thing we do in board meetings is ask for additional topics / prioritize the topics at hand. As a result, the agenda will change. The best way to encourage discussion of a particular topic is to attend. Board Meeting Info: TBD 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] .

    uShip Inc

    205 East Riverside Drive · Austin

  • Book Club - Accelerate 2 of 2(?)
    Topic: Accelerate 2 of 2? We're reading Accelerate, by Forsgren, Humble, and Kim (Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ycylnjql These authors are leaders in DevOps, I expect an interesting read. I propose reading Part 1 (through chapter 11, about half the book) for our first meeting on 10/18, and on completing the discussion 11/1. If that's a stretch, we'll complete 11/15. 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. 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 Velocity

    8140 N. Mopac Expressway Building 4, Suite 140 · Austin, TX

  • Agile Leaders SIG - Creating happy, healthy, high-performing teams
    Topic: Creating happy, healthy, high-performing teams **FRIENDLY REMINDER** --> Leader SIG is on 2nd floor of the MeritageHomes Building. Using The hero’s Journey as a frame of reference, learn tools and practices to help your teams reframe their work days in terms of happiness and accomplishment, connect more deeply with each other, and perform as a community of people who, support, inspire, and push each other. Speaker: Ross Henderson Ross Henderson has worked in the Austin tech world for most of the last 20 years, developing the passion of his career: building happy, healthy, high-performing team communities. He has worked as a coder, a carpenter, a yoga teacher and - currently - as a project manager for a small Austin dev shop called Clear Launch. 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] .

    Duo Works

    8920 Business Park Dr. Suite #250 · Austin

  • Coaching SIG - Lean Coffee: Bring your own question or topic!
    Topic: Lean Coffee: Bring your own question or topic! November’s Coaching SIG will be Lean Coffee Style. Do you have a coaching topic that you’d like to discuss as part of an engaged, insightful group? Then join us on November 5th. Together, we’ll build the agenda and begin talking. We look forward to seeing you there! As always, dinner provided courtesy of Agile Austin. Speaker: Diana Garcia Diana Garcia will be our facilitator. Diana is a Scrum Master at uShip, and she is an experienced facilitator and servant leader. She started her career as a Scrum Master at USAA, joining uShip in early 2018. Coaching SIG Info: Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin. Directions and Parking Info: Park just to the West of uShip. Behind Thundercloud. 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] .

    uShip Inc

    205 East Riverside Drive · Austin

  • Monthly Meeting - Building the Wrong Thing Faster: Success leading to Failure
    Topic: Building the Wrong Thing Faster: Two Delivery Successes that Led to Product Failure We're often led to believe that a repeatable process and engineering talent are all it takes to ensure product success. If only it were that easy. All too often our focus on making progress and being more efficient leads us to simply "Build the Wrong Thing Faster." In this talk, Anne Steiner shares the story of two product development efforts that were wildly successful in terms of delivery but were failures in the market. Hear how a video on demand service that could stream TV and movies to your home back when Netflix was still mailing DVDs failed. Learn how a SaaS application that allowed you to deploy a virtual server infrastructure in minutes also failed. Anne discusses the ups and downs of these products and how delivery remained king even after market challenges were revealed. Then, through a positive example, she'll share strategies for avoiding this trap by putting product learning ahead of (or at least equal to) delivery. You'll learn how product-first thinking led to earlier learning, validation, and ultimately, market success. Speaker: Anne Steiner Anne Steiner is Vice President of the DevJam Practice at cPrime. Let's jam about all things product. I'm looking forward to meeting product-minded folks in all roles on product team Monthly Meeting 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. For more information/questions, please send email to: [masked] .

    Kasasa

    4516 Seton Center Pkwy · Austin

  • Agile at Scale SIG - SAFe Kanbans - from concept to cash
    Topic: SAFe Kanbans - from concept to cash When your CEO and your lead developer sit at desks a few yards apart, getting from concept to cash is easy. But what happens when they don’t even sit in the same building? And there’s marketing, legal and other departments in the way? How do you scale that communications path? SAFe provides an answer. At every level of SAFe there is a kanban, or backlog, that takes ideas from above, then curates and feeds them towards the teams. This discussion will take an indepth look at these kanbans and how to efficiently move ideas from concept to cash. Speaker: Lee Allison Lee Allison has been involved in IT since leaving the US Navy in 95 an has performed project management roles in the largest corporations in the world. A decade ago he ran into, and fell in love with agile practices when he saw how much of a difference agile can make in people's work lives. He currently lives and practices in Austin Tx. Agile at Scale SIG 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. For more information/questions, please send email to: [masked] .

    Clear Measure

    11044 Research Blvd Building B, Suite B-405 · Austin, TX