• How to Facilitate for Connection, Engagement and Collaboration Online

    We're excited to host Marsha Acker, a pioneer Agile Coach and author of the book "The Art and Science of Facilitation: How to Lead Effective Collaboration with Agile Teams".
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    Are you missing those creative and unplanned moments of inspiration and creativity -- the things you can’t plan for?
    Are you longing for the magic of human interaction and collaboration?
    Are you fatigued with zoom calls and just can’t stand the thought of one more dreaded zoom meeting?

    In this day of living on zoom all day long there are some common mistakes made, like:
    - Assuming your team members will build trust on their own over time or that remote work cannot be as ‘connective’ as being in the room together
    - Hosting remote team meetings as “walk-ons” with little or no preparation
    - Jumping right into the work of a meeting without setting the stage for success first
    - Interpreting silence as agreement and agreement as decision-making
    - Assuming that because the technology works for you, it’s working for everyone else

    Join me for an exploration of the key’s to facilitating virtually and how to create connection, meaningful collaboration and even – unplanned magic!

    We will cover the following ways to lead your remote team more effectively:
    • The five cornerstones of the mindset of facilitation
    • The two, most important actions, that will change the nature of your online collaboration
    • How to build connection and trust virtually
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    Speaker Bio

    Marsha Acker is an executive leadership and team coach whose passion and expertise is helping leaders and their teams identify and break through stuck patterns that get in the way of high performance. She is the author of the forthcoming book The Art and Science of Facilitation: How to Lead Effective Collaboration with Agile Teams.

    Marsha founded TeamCatapult, a coaching and change leadership firm, in 2005. She has over 20 years of experience designing and facilitating organizational change initiatives. She believes that facilitation and coaching skills are 21st century leadership skills required for leaders as they learn to lead agility across the organization and develop their teams.

    Marsha is a track founder for the ICAgile Agile Team Coaching track and Enterprise Coaching track. TeamCatapult has been a leader in growing agile coaches since 2012 and was the first organization to launch the ICAgile Agile Team Facilitation course. They also recently launched their signature Coaching Agility from Within Cohort program for the ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching.

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    Agenda: (CET time zone)
    18:00 Event Opens, Networking in small virtual rooms
    18:15 Marsha's Talk
    19:15 Event Ends
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    Help us serve you:
    This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

    - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom.
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    - To keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.
    - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)

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  • Agile at Tesla, with Joe Justice

    Online event

    Do you want to know what it’s like to work 3-hour sprints in hardware during the 5x stock split? Come join us at Agile Munich's September event with the Agile@Hardware guru, Joe Justice sharing his experience from Agile at Tesla.

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    Speaker Bio

    Joe applied agile to automotive manufacturing in 2006, founding Team WIKISPEED, and set 4 world records. WIKISPEED became the first automotive manufacturer to accept Bitcoin in 2012, and was featured on the cover of Bitcoin Magazine issue #3. Joe Justice joined Tesla in 2020, where Joe operated Agile@Tesla from the company headquarters.

    Joe Justice is a TED.com speaker, guest lecturer at both MIT and Oxford University in England, featured in Forbes 5 times to date including as owner of a "Company to watch" by Forbes Billionaire Club, cited in more than 8 business paperbacks and hardcovers, the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary for his work creating the disciplines Extreme Manufacturing, Scrum@Hardware, and The Justice Method. Joe Justice founded WIKISPEED and operated Agile@Tesla from Tesla's Fremont, California global headquarters.

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    Agenda: (CEST time zone)
    17:00 Event Opens, Networking in small virtual rooms
    17:30 Joe's Talk
    18:30 Event Ends
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    The usual NOTES:
    This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

    - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom.
    - To keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.
    - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)

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  • Agile at Tesla

    Online event

  • 20th Anniversary of the Agile Manifesto and Agile Alliance-with Ellen Grove

    We're very excited to organise this long-awaited event about Agile Alliance, with Ellen Grove, the Interim Managing Director of Agile Alliance. Join to learn all what you didn't know about the Alliance, a nonprofit, framework-agnostic, member organization rooted in birthplace of Agile in 2001, promoting Agile globally.

    Event Biref:

    Agile Alliance is a global nonprofit member organization for people who explore and practice the concepts of Agile as described in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Founded in 2001 by some of the signatories of the Agile Manifesto, Agile Alliance has been supporting the Agile community since 2001, growing to be a global network of over[masked] people. In addition to hosting several prominent Agile conferences around the world -- including XP 2021 and Agile2021 -- Agile Alliance invests in local Agile communities through funding local and topic-focused member-led initiatives and sponsoring regional event and meetup groups. The global disruption caused by pandemic has brought unexpected changes for Agile Alliance, including the appointment of Ellen Grove as the interim Managing Director. Join Ellen for a quick look into the work Agile Alliance does, and an exploration of how the organization is adapting to continue to support the Agile Community around the world.
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    Speaker Bio

    Ellen Grove is the Interim Managing Director of Agile Alliance. Based in Ottawa, Canada, Ellen has been working in software development for over 20 years, moving from software testing to user-centered design to managing development teams to Agile coaching and training. Ellen is an Agile Coach, trainer and facilitator who works with organizations of all sizes - from startups to multinationals - to help them find more effective ways of working based on Lean and Agile principles and practices. After many years of organizing and presenting at Agile events at home and around the world, Ellen was elected to the Agile Alliance board of directors in 2017, becoming the chair of the board in February 2020 and interim Managing Director in June 2020.

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    Agenda:
    17:45 Event Opens, Networking in small virtual rooms
    18:00 The Talk, Open conversation with Ellen
    19:00 Event Ends
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    The usual NOTES:
    This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

    - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom.
    - To keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.
    - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)

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  • With Diana Larsen: Ask Me Anything about the Agile Fluency

    Online event

    Join Agile innovator, Diana Larsen, for a lively AMA-style discussion (Ask Me Anything) of the ground breaking Agile Fluency® Model, an inclusive, positive, improvement-oriented approach to guiding Agile choices.

    After your overly positive feedback on Diana's last session, we're really excited to welcome Diana back at Agile Munich again.

    For more background, view the short video and/or check out the free downloadable eBook, then come to the event with your questions ready!

    short video - https://www.agilefluency.org
    eBook - https://www.agilefluency.org/ebook.php
    https://www.agilefluency.org/model.php

    Speaker Bio:
    Diana Larsen is a co-founder, and principal mentor at the Agile Fluency® Project. Diana co-authored the books Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning. She co-originated the Agile Fluency® model and eBook, "The Agile Fluency Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile” with James Shore. For over 25 years, she guided Agile transitions and self-organizing team development for FutureWorks Consulting. Now, through Agile Fluency Project’s programs for training, mentoring, and supporting agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 30 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.

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    Agenda:
    18:00 Event Opens, Networking
    18:30 The Talk
    19:30 Event Ends
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    The usual NOTES:
    This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

    - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom.
    - You can post your questions via Sli.do before and during the event via https://app.sli.do/event/uc0eufn9
    - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)
    - To keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.

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  • Lost in Translation: The Manager’s Role in Agile

    Online event

    We're excited to have Michael Sahota back at Agile Munich, speaking at our May event on role of managers in agile transformations. (This will be a live online event)

    Summary
    Your organization has moved to autonomous, self-organizing teams. Everyone is trained and coached on their new role. But what about managers? The role of a manager is _undefined_. Management is told, “Go figure out your new role” or simply “Stop micromanaging”. They are often still responsible for the outcomes, yet are stripped of authority. It turns out managers are people too - and their treatment is often inhumane and unhelpful for creating lasting change. Managers were seen as the glue that holds an organization together … now what happens? How can we all journey together?

    We offer an alternate view, where Agile Transformation is understood as an evolution of organizational culture. Success depends on shifts in the behaviours of both staff and management. The Agile Mindset or Being Agile is a prerequisite for making structural changes. Jumping to advanced stages of evolution where there is high autonomy is a painful trap. An incremental and iterative (Agile) approach to shifting power away from managers to individual contributors is more effective.

    Learning Outcomes
    Identification and warning signs that managers are lost or left behind in Agile Transformation
    Understanding the gap between the promise of autonomy and self-organization and the actual reality of this promise
    Ability to use Sahota culture model to differentiate between focus on people or process
    How to effectively integrate leadership roles back into the organization.

    Speaker Bio:
    Michael is the founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc - a boutique training and consulting organization that specializes in the organizational culture and leadership shifts needed to unlock success with Agile, Digital, Lean, etc. He is the co-creator of the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF) that provides practical step-by-step for the inner and outer shifts needed to unlock Business Agility, Teal and other new ways of working. Michael has trained thousands of leaders worldwide through his highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership Training. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". Michael’s upcoming book “Leading Beyond Change” will be released Aug 2021

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    Agenda:
    17:45 Event Opens, Networking
    18:00 The Talk
    19:15 Event Ends
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    The usual NOTES:
    This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

    - RSVP will open 2 week before event. Mark your calendars!
    - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom.
    - You can post your questions via Sli.do before and during the event via (link to be anounced)
    - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)
    - To keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.

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  • With Diana Larsen: Ask Me Anything about the Agile Fluency

    Online event

    Join Agile innovator, Diana Larsen, for a lively AMA-style discussion (Ask Me Anything) of the ground breaking Agile Fluency® Model, an inclusive, positive, improvement-oriented approach to guiding Agile choices.

    For more background, view the short video and/or check out the free downloadable eBook, then come to the event with your questions ready!

    short video - https://www.agilefluency.org
    eBook - https://www.agilefluency.org/ebook.php
    https://www.agilefluency.org/model.php

    Speaker Bio:
    Diana Larsen is a co-founder, and principal mentor at the Agile Fluency® Project. Diana co-authored the books Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning. She co-originated the Agile Fluency® model and eBook, "The Agile Fluency Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile” with James Shore. For over 25 years, she guided Agile transitions and self-organizing team development for FutureWorks Consulting. Now, through Agile Fluency Project’s programs for training, mentoring, and supporting agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 30 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.

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    Agenda:
    18:00 Event Opens, Networking
    18:30 The Talk
    19:30 Event Ends
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    The usual NOTES:
    This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

    - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom.
    - You can post your questions via Sli.do before and during the event via https://app.sli.do/event/ef2jxngi
    - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)
    - To keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.

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  • "Ask Me Anything" with Marty Cagan

    Online event

    We excited to host Marty Cagan from Silicon Valley Product Group at our community for this AMA event. Take this opportunity and bring along that question you always wanted to ask the product guru. There will be no talk as such, just you, your questions and Marty. (This will be an online event)

    Event Description
    Marty specializes in working with many of the best product teams in the world, and he will be available to take your questions regarding product teams, product development process, product discovery, product strategy, tools and techniques, and roles and responsibilities. Anything related to product is fair game.

    Speaker Bio:
    Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising and coaching, Marty Cagan served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, and eBay. During his career, he has played the roles of the modern technology product organization. Marty is also the author of INSPIRED: How To Create Tech Products Customers Love, and the upcoming EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products. Marty continues to inspire product leaders by being invited to speak at major conferences across the globe.

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    Agenda:
    17:45 Event Opens
    18:00 The Talk
    19:00 Event Ends
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    The usual notes:
    This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

    - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom.
    - You can post your questions via Sli.do before and during the event. (link will follow).
    - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)
    - To keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.

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  • With Felipe Castro: Using OKR to Focus on Outcomes Instead of Features

    ***Live Online Event***
    Greetings Agile Munich! We'll be back after the summer holidays with another engaging talk by Felipe Castro. Felipe spoke at Agile Munich in 2018. We're excited to have him back (and hope that he'll tell us a bit about his upcoming book!)

    We are also excited to organise this as a joint event together with "Newbury Agile Group" in the UK, lead by Wilson Govindji.

    Overview:
    Agile adoption in most companies focuses on delivery, turning teams into feature factories with little regard for whether or not the features solve customer problems. Instead of adding value, the goal is to ship more stuff. This talk will show how companies can use OKR and outcome-based planning to evolve their Agile practices and focus on outcomes instead of outputs.

    Speakers Bio:
    Felipe Castro helps companies align around the outcomes they want to achieve. As an OKR Trainer, Felipe has helped some of the world’s leading companies become more adaptive and focused. Felipe is the author of the upcoming book Aligned: Using outcome-based planning and OKR to drive business impact. https://felipecastro.com/en/

    Useful Links:
    A Conversation About OKR and Agility at the Agile Coaches’ Corner Podcast
    https://felipecastro.com/en/blog/podcast-agile-coaches-corner/

    What is OKR?
    https://felipecastro.com/en/okr/what-is-okr/

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    Agenda:
    17:45 Event Opens
    18:00 The Talk
    19:00 Q&A
    19:30 Event Ends
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    NOTE: This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

    - Starting now till end of the talk, you can post your questions to Felipe via https://app.sli.do/event/y5yey28d . You can also upvote existing ones. We'll pick top rated questions to be answered.
    - Meetup will open at 17:45 to ensure a smooth and timely start at 18:00.
    - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)
    - Please make sure you are muted through out the event. We will collect questions via Sli.do (link will follow).

    - To still keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.

    Stay Safe, Stay Agile...

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