BeyondAgile is the Puget Sound-area user group for people using Agile and Lean practices to improve software and business.
We were formed from the combination and extrapolation of some previous Agile-related user groups: the Seattle XP Users' Group and Seattle Scrum. Mostly, we're people who want to share and learn about the latest ideas for better software development and delivery.
6:30 Food and Social Time (food sponsored by Plaster Group)
7:00 Main Program - Agile Applied to Hardware Product Development
Hardware product development and software development are quite different, in terms of their developmental activities. When applying Agile to hardware product development you have to think differently about your backlog and the sequencing of deliverables within the Agile framework. We will explore the similarities and the differences between product development for hardware versus software, through the Agile lens.
Thomas McGee is a passionate Agile Coach. He develops Agile Coaches to be the skilled and visionary change leaders for their organizations. He is an organizational change management (OCM) practitioner specializing in organizational transformations and applying Agile to Hardware Product Development. Thomas is a results-oriented change agent focused on optimizing organizations for high performance and market disruption. He is passionate about coaching cross-functional product teams on lean product development. He is a practical practitioner of Agile and the author of 'Agile Transformation in a Box'. He enjoys helping companies make the transition from traditional project delivery to Scaled Agile. Thomas is a hands on Agile leader with over 15 years of Agile experience. He is currently focused on product strategy and lean delivery of next generation class 2 and class III medical devices at Philips. His background includes roles in development, consulting, project and program delivery, Agile PMOs and enterprise agility. He loves strategizing with executives and leaders who have the vision, passion and ‘courage’ to make real transformations happen in their organization.
This meeting is brought to you by: Plaster Group & Apex Learning