The Calgary Agile Methods User Group (CAMUG) meets the first Thursday of every month (September to May) at Innovate Calgary. CAMUG provides a focal point for the use of agile methods in software development organizations in Calgary. Our members include software developers, managers, business professionals, researchers, students, and people from all walks of life.
The group has a local focus and our meetings promote networking within Calgary's agile community. We encourage members to ask questions, to offer to speak, to propose alternative meeting styles, and to participate fully. Each meeting 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.
CAMUG was founded in 2002 by Dr. Frank Maurer (http://ase.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/ase/Frank.Maurer.php) and Dr. Grigori Melnik at the University of Calgary. Since then it has grown to be Calgary's largest technology user group as well as the longest running. Topics that have been presented in this user group include: Agile software development, Extreme programming (XP), Lean software development, Kanban method, Lean startup, and many industry experience presentations and lessons learnt presentations.
The latest State of Agile Report from digital.ai reports the most significant Agile adoption barriers include inconsistencies in processes and practices, cultural clashes and general organizational resistance to change (State of Agile). These key challenges have remained largely unchanged for the past several years. Teams and departments try their own agile adoption attempts resulting in mixed results and the mish mash of agile processes, practices and even terminology within their organization.
Let’s explore together the challenges you are facing working with teams and what we can do, as agilists, to help teams break down organizational barriers and move forward with greater agility.
Bio: Lisa Lueck is a Principal Consultant with Improving who is passionate about helping teams find their awesome state. She started her agile journey through lean and tries to incorporate a variety of techniques from her experiences as a Business Analyst, Systems Developer, Lean Leader, Scrum Master and Agile Coach. Lisa gives back to the community through active involvement on the Disciplined Agile Advisory board, speaking engagements and internal Improving employee sessions.