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This group is for anyone interested in Agile software development. We have a monthly talk that covers all topics from Agile Software development aimed at all levels. If you are a scrum master, product owner developer, analyst or anyone interacting with teams who develop software come and share in learnings from the community. www.sugsa.org.za

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Exploring Organic Agility

TravelStart

Come join us for the second SUGSA meetup for 2019! The evening will be structured as follows: - 17h30: Arrival and light snacks - 18h00: Official start - 18h05-18h50: Exploring Organic Agility Talk - 18h50-19h00: Lightning Talk - 19h00-20h00: Stick around to chat and socialise SPONSORS A huge thank you to Travelstart for sponsoring the venue. You can use the Travelstart parking on Park street on a first come first serve basis. You can find out more about Travelstart by visiting their website: https://www.travelstart.co.za *We are still looking for 2019 sponsors. For more info: https://sugsa.org.za/sponsors/become-a-sponsor/ LIGHTNING TALK If you are interested in giving a lightning talk (10 minutes in length) then please let one of the committee members know or email us at: [masked] THE TALK "Implement Scrum, Transition to agile, do agile" I'm sure you have heard many of these in your organisations. We have come to realise that we need more than new processes. We need principles to work towards that will help us adapt to change, and create real organisational resilience. In this talk, we will introduce you to five principles of Organic agility, and share how we have started working with these to change the way we think about resilience and adaptiveness to change. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN: - How market changes are becoming faster. - Why is culture important and how can I measure it - Why is it important to make decisions based on context and what does that look like - How value creation could change and what we need to optimise for - Creating a strategy that includes smaller validations of the changes we need. - Basics of flow ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Joanne Perold Jo is passionate about helping teams and people grow and improve. She is a graduate of PSL (Problem Solving Leadership) and has worked for more than a decade in the software industry in all areas of software development. She is a Certified Scrum Trainer® and Kanban Management Professional®. She has been trained by Dave Snowden on complexity thinking and sense-making. Interested in both people and process improvement, she is continuously learning and finding better ways to solve problems. She is a past chair of the Scrum User Group of South Africa. She is a frequent speaker at agile and testing conferences in South Africa, Australia, Europe and the US. Mike Freislich Mike has worked in IT since 1994 and has been involved in managing teams and developing software products since 1998. Since discovering Agile in 2005, He loves using agile, lean, systems thinking and human system methods to foster collaborative learning environments within teams and organisations. Mike assisted in the inception of the SUGSA back in[masked]. He achieved his Kanban Trainer accreditation (AKT) in 2017, and enjoys sharing his understanding of evolutionary process and organisational improvement in public and private certified trainings. Mike also works as an organisational coach, to compliment theory in practical environments within organisations. Certifications: AKT®, KMP®, TKP®, CLP®, CAL-I®, CTC®

Lean Coffee - Northern Suburbs

Pulp Kitchen Willowbridge Shopping Centre

One of our favourite ways to collaborate and engage with each other around all things agile, Lean Coffee is a meeting with an agenda that is created on the fly. We prioritise the topics generated, and spend 5 minutes on each to talk through as many as we can get through in the time allocated. Everyone can have their input and share their knowledge as well as having access to some of the most experienced agilists in the area to pick their brains. See you over coffee!

Lean Coffee - Northern Suburbs

Pulp Kitchen Willowbridge Shopping Centre

One of our favourite ways to collaborate and engage with each other around all things agile, Lean Coffee is a meeting with an agenda that is created on the fly. We prioritise the topics generated, and spend 5 minutes on each to talk through as many as we can get through in the time allocated. Everyone can have their input and share their knowledge as well as having access to some of the most experienced agilists in the area to pick their brains. See you over coffee!

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Lean Coffee - Northern Suburbs

Pulp Kitchen - Willowbridge Shopping Centre

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