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+)

AgilePDX Westside: Games to launch people into the agile mindset

Online event

What tools or games have you used to help launch people into an agile mindset?

Are you frustrated because folks are talking the talk but not walking the agile walk? Are you looking for ways to encourage environments of collaboration, respect and continuous learning? January's Westside conversation is for you.

Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

Join us on zoom - a link will be available in the navigation panels after you sign-up for a spot!

Have you found us on Slack? Here is a link if your new to the community: https://join.slack.com/t/agilepdx/shared_invite/enQtODEwMTEwOTI1MDI5LTBmOGY3ZTc4N2NjMTQxYjIyZTdmNzJkMmJmOWIxMDQyYWI5ZDdmYTY2YWZmNjgyZDY1YTEwZmJkMzkzNjEzOTA

High Church of Lean Coffee

Online event

Let's spend the late morning sun(?) talking about Agile-inspired and other topics that shake loose from our minds.

We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

New to Lean Coffee? It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the template:

Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to give a flavour for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

Step 3: Each person gets a small number of votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their sharpie (all votes on one, one across many, follow your interests).

Step 4: The top stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top.

Step 5: Topic is discussed for 5 minutes. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

Agile PM Online Roundtable: PMBOK7 "Focus on Value"

Zoom Online Event

The Seventh Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK7) integrates many concepts from Agile Software Development. One of the most noticeable detours from previous Bodies of Knowledge is an emphasis of principles over practices and tools.

Join the Agile PM Roundtable as we continue our exploration of PMBOK7 by focusing on the twelve principles of Project Management.

This month, we focus on the fourth principle from PMBOK7, "Focus on Value". What does "value" mean to your project stakeholders? How does value relate to business (and customer) need? What works (and what doesn't work) for communicating value?

We'll begin the Roundtable with a brief introduction to this principle and then quickly transition to a group discussion facilitated using Lean Coffee. You, the participants, contribute and vote for the specific topics and the amount of time to devote to each topic. Expect the conversation to be open, free-flowing, and thought-provoking.

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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.

High Church of Lean Coffee

Online event

Let's spend the late morning sun(?) talking about Agile-inspired and other topics that shake loose from our minds.

We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

New to Lean Coffee? It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the template:

Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to give a flavour for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

Step 3: Each person gets a small number of votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their sharpie (all votes on one, one across many, follow your interests).

Step 4: The top stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top.

Step 5: Topic is discussed for 5 minutes. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

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