• Scrum Master SIG - SAFETY
    Topic: SAFETY The safety check is an important practice of the agile retrospective. Before the team can reflect on their past, they need to know that everyone participating is comfortable sharing information. If even one individual does not feel safe, then this is the most critical data coming from the retro. In this session we invite you to share your best practices and activities to measure safety as well as share your challenges. Anyone interested to increase their Agile understanding and practices, centering around the role of a Scrum Master...come join us and share your ideas. Scrum Master 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] .

    Agile Velocity

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

  • Lean / Kanban SIG - Learn Kanban
    Topic: Learn Kanban We'll cover the basics of Kanban this month, and explore deeper in some areas according to audience interest. The correct date is 10/12. This second notice was sent because correcting the date in meetup does not result in a notice being sent. Speaker: Jim Brisson Jim has taught and coached Agile since 1999. Lean / Kanban SIG Info: More information and communication may be found at the SIG's Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/agile-austin-kanban-sig . 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] .

    Trend Micro

    11305 Alterra Parkway · Austin

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  • Lean / Kanban SIG - Learn Kanban
    Topic: Learn Kanban We'll cover the basics of Kanban this month, but can take the discussion wherever you want it to go. Speaker: Jim Brisson Jim has taught and coached Agile since 1999. Lean / Kanban SIG Info: More information and communication may be found at the SIG's Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/agile-austin-kanban-sig . 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] .

    Trend Micro

    11305 Alterra Parkway · Austin

  • Monthly Meeting - Can Selflessness Lead to Collaboration?
    Topic: Can Selflessness Lead to Collaboration? Can Selflessness Lead to Collaboration? How Putting Other Individuals and Teams First Can Make You and Your Company Successful Each day presents us with opportunities to commit minor altruistic acts, small choices to forego an advantage for the good of someone else. But while individual acts of selflessness may be costly, making a habit of selflessness benefits individuals, teams, and companies in the long run. This topic is a bit of a passion project, and the more I read and experiment, the more convinced I become that thoughtful giving is the way forward, the way up. Speaker: Erin Randall Erin is an agile coach and scrum master. When she isn't at an agile SIG, she can generally be found with her nose in a book. She and her husband, Joel, live in Austin, Texas, along with their two slothful dogs, Eleanor and Beatrice. 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

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  • Agile Leaders SIG - Agile Organizational Cultural Transformation
    Topic: Agile Organizational Cultural Transformation Since adopting Agile will require cultural transformation. This will require changing the way people think and act - which most times turns out to be the hardest thing to change! However there is hope :) There are critical best practices and steps that help motivate people to change while at the same time eradicating the fear of change. Max will give examples from his past experiences, but also facilitate an inter-active discussion with the audience to brainstorm an ongoing transformation within his Organization. Speaker: Max Ekesi Since 2001, Max Ekesi has held various IT roles such as Systems & Storage Engineer, Business Analyst, Project/Program Manager, Scrum Master, and now IT Tools & Processes Manager at General Motors. He has lead Agile IT Transformations since 2007 in a fortune 30 and a fortune 5 company. With a specific focus on leveraging the Agile Manifesto principles and Kaizen principles. Max founded and has facilitated the Leaders SIG since 2011 and appreciates the ideas and prospectives that emerge from our lively participants! On his spare time Max likes to play/watch/coach soccer and travel with his wife and 2 daughters. 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

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  • Book Club - Introduction to General Systems Thinking 3
    Topic: Introduction to General Systems Thinking 3 We're reading Gerald Weinberg's classic **An Introduction to General Systems Thinking** (Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OFY0uu). We'll complete our discussion 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. 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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  • Enterprise Business Agility: Not Just One Agile Flavor
    Enterprise Business Agility is more than “just” one flavor of Agile or one approach. It addresses a holistic organizational movement to being more --well--agile, responsive, collaborative, and transparent. In this talk, Doc introduces Enterprise Business Agility and some of its basic tools and mindsets. Doc List has been involved in the software space for four decades. He discovered he was doing Agile stuff for a long time once Agile got a name. Today he is an Enterprise Business Agility Strategist and Enterprise Agile Coach and Trainer. He has spoken at numerous conferences in the U.S. and abroad, including Keep Austin Agile.

    uShip Inc

    205 East Riverside Drive · Austin

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  • Architect SIG - Architecture and Complexity
    Topic: Architecture and Complexity Does Cynevin complexity have a place in Architecture. What in Architecture is complex vs complicated, and so calls for a different approach. Let's discuss this. Architect SIG Info: More information and communication may be found at the SIG's Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/agile-austin-architects . 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] .

    Agile Velocity

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

  • Agile Austin Board Meeting
    Join the board in discussing how things are going with Agile Austin. See https://goo.gl/ogLJW1 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: uShip Office (Check in at front desk) 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

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  • Product SIG - Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban: Which Is Best For Your Team?
    Topic: Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban: Which Is Best For You Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban: Which Is Best For Your Team? What are the differences between Scrum and Kanban? Is Scrumban really a thing?! This session will break down each of these Agile processes, cover their pros and cons, and help you determine which one is the best fit for your team. Knowing the correct answer will result in a more productive engineers and a better product. Speaker: Dan Corbin Dan Corbin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielcorbin/) a Sr. Director of Product Management at Return Path (https://returnpath.com/). He’s Certified Scrum Professional with almost 20 years of product development experience. Dan is also the co-organizer of The Product League and the Agile Austin Product SIG meetups, instructor for Agile Austin U and General Assembly. Product SIG Info: More information and communication may be found at the SIG's Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/agile-austin-product-sig . Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin. Directions and Parking Info: Return Path is located in the historic Scarbrough Building on the corner of 6th and Congress. The entrance is located on 6th St. between Brooks Brothers and Ruth's Chris Steak House. The office is on the 8th floor. There is free parking downtown on Monday and Tuesday nights after 6 PM. Here are options if you prefer a garage: AMPCO System Parking | 700 Lavaca St. (entrance on 5th St.) Mon-Sun 8pm - 8am $5 Flat Rate (512)[masked] ACE Parking | 560 W 7th St. (between San Antonio and Nueces) Mon-Fri 6pm - 6am, Sat-Sun 24hrs | $6 Flat Rate (512)[masked] LAZ Parking | 673 Colorado St. (between 6th and 7th) Mon-Sun 6pm - 6am | $6 Flat Rate (512)[masked] ABM Parking Services | 301 N Congress Ave. (entrance on Brazos, between 3rd and 4th) Mon-Wed 5pm - 8am | $5 Flat Rate (512)[masked] On-Street Parking Meters | $1 per hour Monday - Tuesday 8am - 6pm Wednesday - Friday 8am - 12 Midnight Saturday 11am - 12 Midnight Sunday Free! 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] .

    Return Path

    101 W. 6th St. · Austin

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