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About Chicago Agile Open Space 2.0

CAOS 2.0 is a practitioner-driven agile community, arranged around these Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

• Women in Agile
Jointly sponsored by Women In Agile (https://WomenInAgile.org (https://womeninagile.org/)) and Chicago Agile Open Space, each year we invite Five Women to deliver “TED-like” talks on their journey into technology.

• Beyond agile
With the signing of the Agile Manifesto approaching its 20 year anniversary, the Chicago Agile Open Space (CAOS) looks forward to hearing from engaging speakers in 2020 who are looking beyond Agile. What does going beyond look like when today’s agile is simply practiced intrinsically or perhaps altogether obsolete? If you are one of those free spirited folks who think that agile is dead and should be replaced with something better, we would love to hear from you.

• Software Crafting
Practices like test-driven development and pair programming have gained much wider acceptance in recent years. Engineering leaders are understanding the economics of software development in a different way, and these once controversial practices are increasingly sought after. We will present topics and discussions exploring the growing valuation of craft in software development.

• Diversity and Inclusion
"Regarding the topic of Inclusion & Diversity, we are trying to show the connection between Inclusion & Diversity initiatives that are sprouting in the technology field and team-building practices and mindsets. When we say diversity, we need to broaden the term “diversity” to include ethnicity, age, gender, educational background, and professional experience.

• Product Thinking
Product Thinking suggests focusing on outcomes which maximize success for our customers. Realizing that the things that make a product good are the result of customers seeing, trying and using the product. Since all of these things occur after the product ships, one should think in terms of Product Use and not Product Delivery. The Product Thinking SIG will focus on insights for knowing your customers and knowing their experiences with your product.

• Culture and Environment
PREMISE: When the culture and environment of an organization is conducive to the agile precepts of self-organization, learning experiments, and objective accountability, value flows easily to customers. Agile companies achieve accelerated, nearly effortless delivery of useful products and continual improvement in workflow, enhancing the bottom line.

OBJECTIVE: How can these precepts be created and sustained within modern corporations? This SIG proposes to explore the elements which help organically cultivate sustainable, adaptable, profitable businesses, and how to encourage those elements to enable organizations to benefit.

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Upcoming events (5)

Formula X: How to become as fast and agile as a Formula 1 team

======= This is a digital ONLY event. Please RSVP to attend, and the Zoom connection URL will be e-mailed to you on Thursday, June 18, 2020. ======= Remote presentation with Jurriaan Kamer, author of Formula X While for some organizations it can take months to deliver new innovations to the market, Formula 1 teams have minimized their build-measure-learn cycle time to mere days. A F1 team's ability to innovate, learn and adapt quickly in fast-changing conditions are key to outpace the competition and achieve performance. F1 teams simply can’t afford to waste time on slow decision making, ineffective meetings or other forms of bureaucracy. Formula 1 teams have innate agility, but don’t use any specific agile frameworks. In fact, Jurriaan believes we need to look beyond agile to get to the future of work. Event timeline: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks, Presentations Sponsor(s): • Agile Alliance (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/) • Jetbrains - raffle a 1-year subscription to a single product (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html). About CAOS: Chicago Agile Open Space is a practitioner-driven agile community, arranged around these Special Interest Groups (SIGs): • Beyond agile With the signing of the Agile Manifesto approaching its 20 year anniversary, the Chicago Agile Open Space (CAOS) looks forward to hearing from engaging speakers in 2020 who are looking beyond Agile. What does going beyond look like when today’s agile is simply practiced intrinsically or perhaps altogether obsolete? If you are one of those free spirited folks who think that agile is dead and should be replaced with something better, we would love to hear from you. • Product Thinking Product Thinking suggests focusing on outcomes which maximize success for our customers. Realizing that the things that make a product good are the result of customers seeing, trying and using the product. Since all of these things occur after the product ships, one should think in terms of Product Use and not Product Delivery. The Product Thinking SIG will focus on insights for knowing your customers and knowing their experiences with your products. • Software Crafting Practices like test-driven development and pair programming have gained much wider acceptance in recent years. Engineering leaders are understanding the economics of software development in a different way, and these once controversial practices are increasingly sought after. We will present topics and discussions exploring the growing valuation of craft in software development. • Culture and Environment When the culture and environment of an organization is conducive to the agile precepts of self-organization, learning experiments, and objective accountability, value flows easily to customers. Agile companies achieve accelerated, nearly effortless delivery of useful products and continual improvement in workflow, enhancing the bottom line. How can these precepts be created and sustained within modern corporations? This SIG proposes to explore the elements which help organically cultivate sustainable, adaptable, profitable businesses, and how to encourage those elements to enable organizations to benefit. • Diversity and Inclusion "Regarding the topic of Inclusion & Diversity, we are trying to show the connection between Inclusion & Diversity initiatives that are sprouting in the technology field and team-building practices and mindsets. When we say diversity, we need to broaden the term “diversity” to include ethnicity, age, gender, educational background, and professional experience. • Women in Agile Jointly sponsored by Women In Agile (https://WomenInAgile.org) and Chicago Agile Open Space, each year we invite Five Women to deliver “TED-like” talks on their journey into technology.

Why Product Thinking 'IS' the Next Big Thing

Online event

======= This is a remote ONLY event. Please RSVP to attend, and the Zoom connection URL will be e-mailed to you on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The RSVP closes on July 15, 2020. ======= Product Thinking IS the Next Big Thing... Here's why -- amid The Covid-19 pandemic, many companies were forced to recreate themselves or close. How does a company pivot rapidly? In this talk / workshop we will explore options for success: Wild a$$ guesses or targeted experiment. Bill Allen " I help organizations build successful products, using dojos, agile, and software crafting." ~ https://www.linkedin.com/in/agilebillallen/ Event timeline: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Networking / Refreshments 6:00 - 6:10 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks 6:10 - 7:30 pm Presentations 7:30 - 8:00 pm Post Networking Sponsor(s): • Agile Alliance (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/) • Jetbrains - raffle: (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html). About CAOS: Chicago Agile Open Space is a practitioner-driven agile community, arranged around these Special Interest Groups (SIGs): • Product Thinking Product Thinking suggests focusing on outcomes which maximize success for our customers. Realizing that the things that make a product good are the result of customers seeing, trying and using the product. Since all of these things occur after the product ships, one should think in terms of Product Use and not Product Delivery. The Product Thinking SIG will focus on insights for knowing your customers and knowing their experiences with your products. • Culture and Environment When the culture and environment of an organization is conducive to the agile precepts of self-organization, learning experiments, and objective accountability, value flows easily to customers. Agile companies achieve accelerated, nearly effortless delivery of useful products and continual improvement in workflow, enhancing the bottom line. How can these precepts be created and sustained within modern corporations? This SIG proposes to explore the elements which help organically cultivate sustainable, adaptable, profitable businesses, and how to encourage those elements to enable organizations to benefit. • Diversity and Inclusion "Regarding the topic of Inclusion & Diversity, we are trying to show the connection between Inclusion & Diversity initiatives that are sprouting in the technology field and team-building practices and mindsets. When we say diversity, we need to broaden the term “diversity” to include ethnicity, age, gender, educational background, and professional experience. • Software Crafting Practices like test-driven development and pair programming have gained much wider acceptance in recent years. Engineering leaders are understanding the economics of software development in a different way, and these once controversial practices are increasingly sought after. We will present topics and discussions exploring the growing valuation of craft in software development. • Beyond agile With the signing of the Agile Manifesto approaching its 20 year anniversary, the Chicago Agile Open Space (CAOS) looks forward to hearing from engaging speakers in 2020 who are looking beyond Agile. What does going beyond look like when today’s agile is simply practiced intrinsically or perhaps altogether obsolete? If you are one of those free spirited folks who think that agile is dead and should be replaced with something better, we would love to hear from you. • Women in Agile Jointly sponsored by Women In Agile (https://WomenInAgile.org) and Chicago Agile Open Space, each year we invite Five Women to deliver “TED-like” talks on their journey into technology.

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Event timeline: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Networking / Refreshments 6:00 - 6:10 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks 6:10 - 7:30 pm Presentations 7:30 - 8:00 pm Post Networking Security Requirements Please check in with building security on ground floor. Sponsor(s): • ??????? (https://www.??????.com) is the event host. • agile Innovation Labs (https://www.agileInnov.com) will provide refreshments. Security Requirements We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If your name on the RSVP list doesn't the match the name on your state or government issued ID, then building security may not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the requirements of security for the building. Chicago Agile Open Space is now part of Agile Alliance Community (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/). Awesome Raffle Proud to announce that we have JetBrain as a sponsor, (https://www.jetbrains.com). Every month CAOS will raffle off a 1-year individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html) of your choice from among their IDEs and .NET Tools.

“The 3 Ts of Transformation: Organic Agile Enterprises”

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This discussion and workshop will outline how teamwork, transparency and trust form the basis of organic agile transformation. Enterprise transformation requires synergistic changes at multiple levels which emphasize the 3 Ts. We will collaboratively define the patterns that enable agile outcomes, and debate various methods for integrating these patterns at all levels of the organization with the goal to enhance the likelihood of effecting and leveraging agile leadership toward positive business outcomes. Mapping the behaviors which need to change at execution and organization levels enables formation of informed consensus toward an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, change. This in turn amplifies the ability to learn and adapt within the existing business culture and evolve an organic, accountable approach to agility. TARGET AUDIENCE: • Leaders and managers considering agile transformation • Change agents such as Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches PRESENTER: Steve Pasek (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-pasek-csp-6014895a/) Event timeline: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Networking / Refreshments 6:00 - 6:10 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks 6:10 - 7:30 pm Presentations 7:30 - 8:00 pm Post Networking Security Requirements You must show a government issued ID at the building Security Desk. Sponsors: • ??????? (https://www.??????.com) - event host. • agile Innovation Labs (https://www.agileInnov.com) - refreshments. • Agile Alliance (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/) • Jetbrains - we will raffle a 1-year individual subscription to a single JetBrains Toolbox product of your choice (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html). About CAOS: Chicago Agile Open Space is a practitioner-driven agile community, arranged around these Special Interest Groups (SIGs): • Women in Agile Jointly sponsored by Women In Agile (https://WomenInAgile.org) and Chicago Agile Open Space, each year we invite Five Women to deliver “TED-like” talks on their journey into technology. • Beyond agile With the signing of the Agile Manifesto approaching its 20 year anniversary, the Chicago Agile Open Space (CAOS) looks forward to hearing from engaging speakers in 2020 who are looking beyond Agile. What does going beyond look like when today’s agile is simply practiced intrinsically or perhaps altogether obsolete? If you are one of those free spirited folks who think that agile is dead and should be replaced with something better, we would love to hear from you. • Software Crafting • Diversity and Inclusion "Regarding the topic of Inclusion & Diversity, we are trying to show the connection between Inclusion & Diversity initiatives that are sprouting in the technology field and team-building practices and mindsets. When we say diversity, we need to broaden the term “diversity” to include ethnicity, age, gender, educational background, and professional experience. • Product Thinking Product Thinking suggests focusing on outcomes which maximize success for our customers. Realizing that the things that make a product good are the result of customers seeing, trying and using the product. Since all of these things occur after the product ships, one should think in terms of Product Use and not Product Delivery. The Product Thinking SIG will focus on insights for knowing your customers and knowing their experiences with your products. • Culture and Environment When the culture and environment of an organization is conducive to the agile precepts of self-organization, learning experiments, and objective accountability, value flows easily to customers. Agile companies achieve accelerated, nearly effortless delivery of useful products and continual improvement in workflow, enhancing the bottom line. How can these precepts be created and sustained within modern corporations? This SIG proposes to explore the elements which help organically cultivate sustainable, adaptable, profitable businesses, and how to encourage those elements to enable organizations to benefit.

Past events (93)

Mob Programming: What, How, Why

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