• June Monthly Meetup: Nurturing Curiosity - Exploring the Themes for SGZA 2019

    We as the SUGSA committee are busy preparing the Regional Scrum Gathering 2019 which is happening right here in Cape Town on 17-18 October 2019. We are super excited about this event and are keen to share this excitement with our community. In the spirit of the event, we would like to use this month’s meetup to engage with our community to introduce and explore the below learning tracks which will be featured at the gathering: Nurturing Curiosity: People Discover and explore how people and teams can achieve, deliver, and thrive in Agile spaces. Nurturing Curiosity: Product Excellence Discover and explore ideas and techniques we can use to achieve Product Excellence. Nurturing Curiosity: Organisation Discover and explore Agility across entire organisations. Nurturing Curiosity: Process and Practice Discover and explore practical mechanics, processes, and any practices relevant to enabling Agility. The intended outcomes and structure for the evening are: Gaining a better understanding of the learning tracks: We want to make sure our community is as excited about the gathering as we are, by introducing and providing some more insight into the themes related to each learning track. Explore some interesting topics related these themes: Following a lean coffee format, we are looking to create a safe space to discuss and explore specific topics related to the themes put forward by the attendees. Share learnings and insights: Close off the session by coming together to share insights, learnings and key takeaways gained during the lean coffee sessions. The agenda for the evening will be as follows: - 17h30: Arrival and light snacks. - 18h00: Official start. - 18h05-18h15: Introduction to the learning tracks. - 18h15-19h30: Lean Coffee sessions to explore the 4 tracks. - 19h30-19h45: Share insights and key takeaways. - 19h45-20h00: Stick around to chat and socialise OR: Join the coaching circle kick-off happening directly after this event If you are thinking about submitting a talk to the gathering, the call for papers is already open and can accessed here: https://lnkd.in/gWjYEwA Maybe the night’s discussions will inspire you to submit a talk, just keep in mind submissions close on 29 June which is only couple days after this meetup. If you would like to attend the gathering, tickets are available here: http://sugsa.org.za/event/sgza2019/ SPONSORS We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to both our sponsors for this meetup: IQ Business for sponsoring this meetup: https://iqbusiness.net Allan Gray for providing the venue:  https://www.allangray.co.za We are looking for Meetup venues: If your company has a suitable venue in the City Bowl which they would willing to sponsor for future events, please reach out to a committee member on the night or let us know at [masked]

  • SUGSA Coaching Circles 2019 Q2 Kickoff!

    Allan Gray- MR05

    Coaching circles are a great opportunity to work with a small group of like minded Agile enthusiasts to share your experiences and to gain new insights from each other. The aim of this kick off session is to find out who all is keen to be part of a coaching circle and based on the preferences of this group, figure out the details and logistics for running the circles. Check out this page for more details on the coaching circles SUGSA helps to facilitate: http://sugsa.org.za/get-involved/coaching-circles/. This session will follow directly after the main session being hosted the same evening. What do you need to consider before the session? 1. Are you willing and able to commit to attending the coaching circle for one evening every two weeks for a period of around three months? 2. What area/location would suit you best? (Consider post work traffic etc.) 3. Some circles make the decision to do some research/work in preparation for each session. Would you have the capacity to do this should the circle you join make such a decision. If you are unable to attend this session but would still like to join a coaching circle please contact either Iain Davis or Socotra Williams using the Cape Town SUGSA email: [masked]. We will do our best to accommodate everyone who is interested in joining a circle, however please note that should we be unable to accommodate all people interested, first preference will be given to existing members of the current circles and those present at this session. Looking forward to seeing you all on the evening!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!