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The Manifesto for Scaling Agility
ABSTRACT The Manifesto for Scaling Agility (or Scaling Manifesto) is a framework-agnostic collection of values and principles designed to provide guidance to those tackling multi-team efforts. The Manifesto for Scaling Agility is an extension of the original Manifesto for Agile Software Development and follows a similar format. Jaap and Dane want to share the first public draft of the Manifesto for Scaling Agility and get your feedback on it. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Dane Weber is presently a Ruby software developer, but has served in many roles over the last eight years in the software development world, including Agile coach, product owner, Scrum Master, business analyst, and account owner. He sees software systems as an extension of human systems, both of which he is passionate about improving. He brings a unique perspective to the software development world with his broad IT experience along with his externships and M.S. in Clinical Psychology. His new hobby is collecting certifications, including: Certified LeSS Practitioner, CSD, CSM, ICP-ATF, PMI-ACP, and PMP Jaap Dekkinga has 10 years of experiences as Agile Coach, SM and PO working in government, non-profit and for-profit, he has 20 years experience working across the project life cycle in multiple disciplines. Jaap has a M.S. in Business Process Management &IT and is CSP-SM, CSP-PO , SAFe, S@S and PMP certified. AGENDA 6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network 6:30 – 8:00 Presentation/Discussion/Game/Workshop 8:00 – 8:30 Q&A & Agile book raffle SPONSOR & COSTS DCSUG is free, thanks to our sponsor, Excella Consulting. Excella ( is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities page ( ). Excella offers DCSUG members a discount for upcoming Agile training classes ( ). Please contact us for the code. CAN'T MAKE IT? We meet monthly. So if you can't make it this month, hopefully we'll see you at the next meetup. Also, if you have an idea, game, workshop, or story to share with the group, then please contact the organizer to setup a presentation for a future meeting.

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Welcome to the Washington DC Scrum User Group!

This group is for Washington DC area Agile evangelists, thought leaders, enthusiasts, and inquiring minds wanting to connect and learn about all things Agile, Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP), Lean and Kanban.

Meetings are held monthly and are mainly discussions, workshops, or open space type sessions covering various topics about Agile and Scrum. Meetings will usually occur on the 3rd Monday or Tuesday night of the month and will be in a location that is metro accessible in the Washington DC/Arlington/Alexandria area.

Join us to learn from others about their agile experiences or share your own experience on adopting or implementing Agile. Contact the organizer if you want to present at a future meeting.

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