AgilePDX @ Puppet Series: Agile for Business, including examples in HR!

AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro
Public group


308 SW 2nd Ave., 5th Floor · Portland, OR

How to find us

Enter the Puppet building and head to the 5th floor!

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Agile was born in a tech environment, but lately it has been spilling over the boundaries of tech into other parts of business. Drawing on lessons learned from both Agile and Enterprise Architecture, Matt Jamison explores how these concepts offer a fresh approach to building bridges between strategy, processes, and the realization of business goals. Agile has enabled tech to grow rapidly--Jamison believes that rapid growth could be cultivated in other aspects of the business by aligning processes and goals in a similar agile fashion. By analyzing the ceremonies of Agile processes (such as iteration, empowerment of those who perform the work, and the sprint retrospective), Jamison restructures them for non-IT settings, empowering small teams to select vertical slices of business goals and learn from their mistakes.

About the presenter:
Matt Jamison, Principal Consultant, Tech Service Lead.
Matt is an experienced solutions architect with a results-oriented understanding of the intersection between reality and architectural theory. He has the ability to plan, develop, and implement large-scale projects while maintaining impeccable attention to detail. With 20 years of functional information technology experience, Matt has end-to-end IT knowledge from layer 1 networking to application API interaction. An expert in mapping technology solutions to business needs, Matt is also able to conform to required regulations while maintaining IT best practices. Matt's experience spans multiple industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, and security and software. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect. Outside of work, Matt enjoys the outdoors and all things bike-related.

Notice: This meeting may be recorded.

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** Additional Information: **
Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
A: Yes, Puppet is ADA accessible. Please knock to have the security guard help with doors in the lobby.

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
A: No.

Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event?
A: Pizza is sponsored by PNSQC, and soda is courtesy of Puppet.

Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue?
A: Street parking downtown is limited, but there are parking garages in walking distance. For public transportation options, please visit to plan your trip to Puppet at 308 SW 2nd Avenue in Downtown Portland.

Q: How do I enter the building?
A: Enter the building on 2nd Avenue, and knock for security guard to open the doors. Take the elevator to the 5th floor to access Puppet's event space.