What we’re about
Thriving since 2000, the AgilePDX user group has brought practitioners of all flavors and forms of Agile software development together. Our vision: We see Portland as a world-class leader in software development. By "World Class" we mean profitable, sustainable, and joyful. Our mission: We work together to create a vibrant, successful Agile community of practice in the greater Portland metropolitan area where we share real-world experience, distilled wisdom, and innovative ideas for Agile done well. We are an active group and offer several ways to connect with our community. Visit agilepdx.org to learn more.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Agile PDX Happy Hour @ Beaverton Loyal LegionLoyal Legion, Beaverton, OR
Come join us for an in-person Agile PDX Happy Hour @ the Beaverton Loyal Legion! Many of us continue to work from home. We think it's time to get together outside of work to connect with the Agile PDX community and interact with one another in a face-to-face setting.
** Additional Information: **
Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event?
A: Food & Drink (including alcohol) is available to purchase, please order at the bar. Standard pub fare & pub prices. Menu link: https://loyallegionbeerhall.com/beaverton/
Q: Where will I find the group?
A: We will not have a reserved area but will get there early to find a spot. Look for an Agile PDX sign to find us!
Have you found us (AgilePDX) on Slack? Here is a link if you're new to the community: https://join.slack.com/t/agilepdx/shared_invite/enQtODEwMTEwOTI1MDI5LTBmOGY3ZTc4N2NjMTQxYjIyZTdmNzJkMmJmOWIxMDQyYWI5ZDdmYTY2YWZmNjgyZDY1YTEwZmJkMzkzNjEzOTA
- High Church of Lean CoffeeLink visible for attendees
Let's spend the late morning sun(?) in lightly-facilitated discussions of Agile-, work- and life-inspired topics and notions are the name of the game at High Church (no deities or prayer necessary).
While many of us who gather work in tech and are aligned to big-A or little-a agile systems and ways of organizing our work, this community is also curious and creative to end up drawing on all kinds of non-traditional influences. Which makes our conversations fun, surprising and enlightening. Join us!
- Agile PM Online Roundtable: Exploring the Health of a TeamLink visible for attendees
Just like individuals, teams have a level of "health" that determines how they behave, what they achieve, and how well they thrive as they face new challenges.
You've probably heard of Tuckman's forming/storming/norming/performing/adjourning model of team development. Over time, the health needs of a team change and we, as leaders, must be aware of (and responsive to) those needs.
But how can we develop the toolset and mindset to help us understand the health of our teams and provide them with the support they need when they need it?
At this month's Agile PM Roundtable, we'll convene a Lean Coffee centered around "Exploring the Health of a Team". We'll discuss your experiences working with teams in all phases of their development. We'll compare and contrast different teams in different situations. And we'll share the techniques and strategies that we've found to be effective (and ineffective) at building, maintaining, and improving the health of teams.
In Lean Coffee, the participants choose the topics that they want to discuss and have the conversations that are most relevant to them. We hope to see you there!
AgilePDX is providing a forum for Agile Project Managers, Agile Facilitators, and Scrum Masters to gather online once a month and discuss all things project, program, and portfolio related. Please join us for a Lean Coffee style event facilitated by experienced Agile PM's and instructors in the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner prep program.
You'll be dialing in from your desktop with your favorite early morning brew. Please join with your camera on. The Zoom URL will be provided to confirmed attendees. Feel free to post questions to this meetup prior to the event.
We welcome divergent opinions and experience reports. Bring your challenges for groups feedback and support. Plan to join 15 minutes early for coffee clatch chat and networking or stay 15 minutes for the same networking experience.
- Strategic Agility Lab 2023 - In PersonMcMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, OR
AgilePDX wants our members to be aware of and take advantage of the Strategic Agility Lab 2023 (formerly the Business Agility Lab), where a distinguished team of seasoned business leaders is dedicated to guiding you through two immersive days of transformative working sessions and delivering personalized mentorship. Their mission is to address the core challenges, cultivate a resilient mindset, and unlock your company's untapped potential in meeting the ever-evolving needs of your customers. By the end of this intensive retreat, you and your team will emerge equipped with invaluable skills to propel your journey toward building a more agile, responsive, and forward-thinking organization.
## Two Immersive Days of Learning
The Strategic Agility Lab creates a collaborative and immersive environment where participants can learn from experts, exchange ideas with peers, and actively work towards transforming their organization's agility and responsiveness. The event is intentionally limited to under 100 attendees to maximize engagement, foster meaningful connections, and ensure personalized interactions that drive profound learning and collaboration.
Who Should Attend?
Their Lab is ideally suited for individuals and teams involved in or responsible for driving organizational agility, innovation, and strategic transformation. The following professionals would greatly benefit from attending:
- Executive and Senior Leaders
- Change Agents and Transformation Leaders
- HR and Talent Development Professionals
- Innovation and Strategy Managers
Ultimately, individuals and teams seeking to gain insights, learn best practices, and network with like-minded professionals in order to drive business agility and foster a culture of innovation would find value in attending this event.
The cost for the event is $749.00. For AgilePDX members we have a discount of 10% using the discount code: sal23agilepdx$
Register on their website at https://www.nuagility.com/event-details/strategic-agility-lab.
Check out the full program details at: Program Details
Registering here on MeetUp won't get you in the door!