- Kanban - What does it look like in 2019?
Over the last 10 years, the Kanban Method has developed and matured as an effective approach for organizations to achieve greater business agility. According to scrum.org over 80% of scrum practitioners also practice Kanban. But what are all these terms I keep hearing: STATIK, Upstream Kanban, Downstream Kanban, Scrumban, Flight Levels, and Fit for Purpose to name a few? What it the difference between the designations KMP, AKT and KCP? Let's answer these questions and more while we explore how Kanban may be applicable to your agile journey. About Martin: -Martin is a transformation consultant and managing partner at Squirrel North -Martin helps organizations develop improved business delivery capabilities -Martin has been focusing on optimizing organizational delivery for nearly two decades -Martin is actively affiliated with Lean Kanban Inc. as a Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) and Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT). -Martin is one of the founding organizers of the monthly meetup group Systems Thinking Toronto and Kanban Toronto.
- Agile Drinks June meetup
The day before summer starts....how can it get any better? Agile Drinks is the opportunity for individuals interested in anything Agile to meet and discuss common interests in a relaxed social setting. Please RSVP and join like minded people on June 20th to network and meet new friends and recharge your agile batteries. Agile Drinks and AgileTO are now one! Bringing you great opportunities to learn and network within the agile community. Grace O'Malley's is wheelchair accessible - they will provide a ramp - just let us know when you're arriving so they can be sure to have the ramp setup.
- Agile Drinks May meetup
Agile Drinks is the opportunity for individuals interested in anything Agile to meet and discuss common interests in a relaxed social setting. Please RSVP and join like minded people on May 16th to network and meet new friends and recharge your agile batteries. Agile Drinks and AgileTO are now one! Bringing you great opportunities to learn and network within the agile community. Grace O'Malley's is wheelchair accessible - they will provide a ramp - just let us know when you're arriving so they can be sure to have the ramp setup.
- Agile Drinks April, hosted by Capgemini
Join us for a night of networking with Capgemini, our host for the evening! About Capgemini A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. Agile at Scale Capgemini is a Gold partner with SAFe. Our Scrum Masters are trained on our Capgemini Agile Framework (CAF) and obtain certifications from Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, SAFe and DaD.
- User Story Splitting by Example
Whether you write or consume user stories, you will always need to split stories to meet the sprint goal, deliver business value or to build the right thing. Using examples John and Trish will share different approaches and techniques so you will learn why and how to think about tackling this work. Join us at our next AgileTO event to find out more! Our presenters: Trish Lynch and John Tobin Trish is active in the agile community, giving back to the community through her co-organizing of AgileTO, Agile Drinks, Toronto Scrum Master Clinic and ongoing support and mentoring. Trish is working to bring organizations and recruiters to the agile community for agile opportunities. Trish's decision to move from Finance to Business Analysis paved the way to IT within telco's, financial services and other industries. Trish has been working in the agile world for several years in both Toronto and Dublin, Ireland and currently working to complete her certification in Agile Coaching (ICF-ACC) and Advanced Scrum Master (A-CSM). John has over 20 years of experience working in software, and with technology in general at companies such as Reuters, Clearnet (and then TELUS), and in professional services consulting firms. He is currently in the business of helping Agile development teams build and deeply software and figure out how to break down complex work into deliverable increments. Through his career, he's worked with customers, teams, salespeople, business people, executives, and consultants, and on projects and products large and small, including many in highly regulated enterprises. John is convinced that Agile approaches and Agile thinking is a key to solving the complex problems faced by people who have to build actual software solutions to real problems. His learning and success has come as a result of trying lots of different things, including actually using requirements tracking software to solve the problem of delivered software not meeting people’s needs (which turns out not to work too well, in case you were wondering).
- Agile Drinks February meetup
Agile Drinks and AgileTO are now one! Bringing you great opportunities to learn and network within the agile community. Please RSVP and join like minded people on February 7th to network and meet new friends. Grace O'Malley's is wheel chair accessible - they will provide a ramp - just let us know when you're arriving so they can be sure to have the ramp setup.
- Agile Transformation Teams: An Exploration
Imagine you are an Agile Transformation Team... And you operate as a Scrum Team. What does your product backlog look like? What are the stories? Join us with Joe Little to explore the possibilities of Agile Transformation using some very familiar tools. Joe Little is an Agile Coach and Trainer (CST). He co-trained 8 times with Jeff Sutherland. He has worked with Mary and Tom Poppendieck. He has been training and coaching for 10+ years. He comes to Toronto often. You can learn more at LeanAgileTraining.com. Like a Greek bearing gifts, he offers two gifts. He has written a book on Agile Release Planning, and you can get a free copy until Jan 12 here: https://www.leanagiletraining.com/agile-release-planning-book/ He has another book, in draft, called Scrum Introduction. Here: https://www.leanagiletraining.com/info-lat/ Agile Transformation Team Presentation: http://bit.ly/ATTJoe
- Game Without Thrones: How to descale your organization
For the first time in Toronto, coming all the way from Australia, AgileTO is thrilled to host one of the most exciting and innovative Agile thought leaders today, Peter Merel, Chief Ecosystem Officer of XSCALE Alliance. Peter will lead an immersive hands-on de-scaling Lego workshop with no masters, no owners, no hierarchies, and no command and control. This is pure self-organization across multiple teams and streams driven directly by business constraints and quantitative metrics. = = = = = = = = = = = = = About XSCALE = = = = = = = = = = = = = XSCALE Alliance is the Linux of the agile world, an open learning ecosystem of prominent independent coaches and consultancies evolving an open-content alternative to the “Agile Industrial Complex”. This alternative takes the form of a principled pattern language, not a framework, for self-directing portfolios of self-managing streams of self-organizing teams - a “de-scaled” organization in which all feedback loops are tight, all meetings are small, and all decision-making is face-to-face. www.xscalealliance.org = = = = = = = = = = = = = Agenda = = = = = = = = = = = = = 6:00pm to 6:30pm – Networking 6:30pm to 8:00 pm – Game Without Thrones 8:00pm to 8:30pm – Debrief = = = = = = = = = = = = = Training in Toronto = = = = = = = = = = = = = Peter Merel will be offering in-person training in Toronto for the first time ever as part of his North American tour and would like to extend a special discount to the AgileTO community. XSCALE Product Management (XPM) Training - November 26 - 27th, 2018 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “Product” is the burning platform of Agile. XPM cuts through the hype, generating high impact product plans through simple, pragmatic numbers-games to align business, tech and design stakeholders to their value streams’ top line drivers and constraints. Attendees will receive recognition as XSCALE Product Management practitioners. Register for XPM training: www.bit.ly/xpm-to Use promo code "AGILETO" for US$500 off (expires 12am EST October 18) Limit of 20 attendees XSCALE Business Agility (XBA) Training - November 29 - 30th, 2018 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - In this two-day hands-on no-nonsense XBA course you’ll learn the communications structure, leadership protocols and reward models of an agile organization and how to use them to open bottlenecks in your organization’s value-flow, work-flow, and learning-flow. Attendees will receive recognition as XSCALE Business Agility practitioners. Register for XBA training: www.bit.ly/xba-to Use promo code "AGILETO" for US$500 off (expires 12am EST October 18) Limit of 20 attendees = = = = = = = = = = = = = About Peter Merel = = = = = = = = = = = = = Peter is Australia’s longest serving agilist and played a part in the formation of the Agile Alliance. Credited in Beck’s first XP book, Peter created the first agile training game and ran it at the first agile conference, XP2K. He led transformations at GMAC and Websense in the US, and in Australia IAG, CBA and Ray White, the country’s largest insurer, banking group and realty franchise, respectively.
- Wave 2 of Agile: Living The Agile Mindset
Michael Sahota presents, Wave 2 of Agile: Living The Agile Mindset Wave 2 of Agile is a way to understand the high-performance results that come from Being Agile. We know many in our industry have fallen into the trap or “Doing Agile” – where people lose sight of the objectives and lasting results. Wave 2 is about Living Agile. It is how we show up. It is how we work with people and organizations to shape the Culture. It is living Mahatma Gandhi's truth: “Be the change that you want to see in the world”. When we focus on our own behaviour, we model Being Agile. This is the only way to invite the Agile Mindset. This is Wave 2 Agile. We stop creating conflict and resistance. We become the effective leaders and influencers of lasting change in our organizations. “To be or not to be? That is the question.” About our speaker: Michael Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He in the creator of a proven system for leading change through a practical playbook. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile drives lasting organizational results. As a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator with the Scrum Alliance, Michael teaches on a worldwide basis. His highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1 & 2) Trainings reflects his growth and capability as a leader. He has been traveling to India for the past 4 years in an intense study of personal growth and transformation for his own leadership path. He practices and models what he teaches to create transformative experiences. His upcoming trainings at http://certifiedagileleaders.com Since 2001, Michael has been guiding success with Agile. Since 2010, he has held his Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designation. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". Michael has two books that are to be published this year: Emotional Science and Agile Leadership.
- More with LeSS: A Decade of Descaling with LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)
For the first time ever, AgileTO in cooperation with LeSS Toronto is proud to have the pleasure of hosting one of the most influential and dynamic thought leaders in the Agile world, Craig Larman. Craig has been named one of the top 20 Agile influencers of all time and is the co-author of several books on scaling lean & agile development. Agenda 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. - Networking 7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Feature Presentation 8:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. - Question & Answer About LeSS LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) is the simple high-impact framework for scaling lean and agile development designed to optimize the whole system. It’s based on over a decade of adoptions in many big groups worldwide. About Craig Larman Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems). He also works with product management for highly complex product definitions, and hands-on as an embedded-systems legacy-code C and C++ TDD coach, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.