What we’re about
CALGARY AGILE meets the second Thursday of every month (September to May) at Improving Calgary. We provide a focal point for the use of agile methods in local businesses and organizations. Our diverse and inclusive membership includes software developers, managers, business professionals, researchers, students, and people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
We have a local focus and our meetings promote networking within our agile community. Members are encouraged to ask questions, offer to speak, propose alternative meeting styles, and to fully participate. Each meeting typically starts with a half-hour "meet and greet" session where members can socialize and have fun. This is followed by a one hour talk by a distinguished guest. We are always experimenting with more ideas, and encourage active engagement, so subscribe for the latest!
History: CALGARY AGILE has evolved since being founded as the Calgary Agile Methods User Group in 2002 by Dr. Frank Maurer and Dr. Grigori Melnik at the University of Calgary. Having grown to be Calgary's largest agile user group as well as the longest running. Topics that have been presented include: Agile Product and Portfolio Ownership, Business Agility, Cultivating Agile Culture and Mindsets, Scaling Organizations, Agile software development, Extreme programming (XP), Lean software development, Clean Code, Kanban, Lean startup, facilitation techniques, Coaching Agile Teams, Organizational and Leadership Coaching, and many engaging industry experience presentations, activities, panels, discussions and workshops.
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- Learn the Culture first, then go Agile!Improving, Calgary, AB
Agile is everywhere.
Everybody is talking about it. Everybody wants to use some form of the various agile frameworks. And then, many hit the celling and give up the agile journey altogether.
What are we missing? We are missing to understand the organizational culture first and only then, bringing agility into the organization.
We are aware that Leadership mindset shapes behaviors and the culture of the organization through policies, structures, and measures of success. These in turn shape an organization’s ability to identify, define, develop, and deliver that value. Every action a leader takes is a choice, whether they are aware of that choice or not.
In this hybrid and interactive session, I’ll share my story about working with a young scale-up FinTech organization and an old French company.
This is a hybrid event. This event will be interactive so be prepared to speak and use video in small groups.
Attending in person? Food will be served at 6:00pm.
Attending remote? Online event will start at 6:20pm.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86489920294?pwd=TGV6NkhEZWNxMU9PdC95SGFDUUx2dz09
Please indicate in the RSVP if you will be in person or virtual.
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