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Welcome to Houston Agile! We’re a global community focused on Agile and organizational change. Expect advanced discussions, influential and relevant experts, certified courses and a friendly group. We are a practitioner-driven agile community. We welcome individuals, teams and organizations seeking education, guidance and mentorship on agile adoption and transformation. Our vision is to provide an open space for all that are on their Agile journey. Agile improves the way people learn, share and communicate, resulting in shorter delivery times, motivated and happier people, increase in customer value and longevity in the marketplace.

Upcoming events (4)

Agile Transformation: A leader’s perspective

Sysco Corporation

Join me in attending Agile Leadership Network's latest event: Agile Transformation: A leader’s perspective. I will be either volunteering at the registration or will be waiting to say hello by the desk. Stop by say hello and mingle with folks from the Agile community. These events are free to attend, just when you come in please do write out that your in association with "Houston Agile". PDU’s: The Agile Leadership Network of Houston is NOT a registered provider with the PMI, however you can claim PDU’s for any session you attended by submitting them under the “Organizational Meetings” category Abstract: Agile is revolutionizing how organizations deliver value to their stakeholders. More and more organizations are undergoing Agile transformation today. To form and lead a successful transformation, leaders need a new approach. The mind-sets and skills they have developed in traditional organizations are necessary but not sufficient to lead in an Agile organization. In fact, several of these might adversely affect the organization’s ability to become Agile. Come join Kinit Salvi as he shares his perspective based on his experience as a senior leader driving Agile at enterprise scale. Kinit Salvi is Sr. Director or Enterprise Architecture & Engineering at Sysco. He is an evangelist and change agent for the ongoing Agile/DevOps transformation at Sysco. He has practiced Agile as an engineer, a senior leader and everything in between. His key focus is leadership mindset and skills required to make Agile successful at large-scale enterprises.

Lone Star Agile Coaches Camp

College Station

Want to connect with other Agile coaches (including Scrum Masters) from across Texas (and beyond!) to learn and share experiences with each other? This Open Space format is perfect for identifying topics you are passionate about sharing and discussing with like-minded colleagues. Your response to the two questions in the registration are required (what you expect to learn, and how you plan to contribute) and will be used as qualifying criteria to attend. Due to strong sponsorship, the intended cost to attendees is expected to only be one hotel night stay, transportation to/from the event and one Friday & Saturday of your time. NOTE: Depending on the attendance and number of sponsors signed up, attendees may be required to cover their own cost for some meal(s) if necessary. This event will be limited to the first 50 qualifying registered attendees (must also be registered at hotel to qualify.) STEP 1: Register on this page and answer the two required questions about your expectations and contribution to the event. STEP 2: Book a room at the Cavalry Court hotel (min. 1 night Friday; optional Thursday and/or Saturday nights) www.cavalrycourt.com > select "book now" > select arrival and departure date and change the "promo code" drop down box to "group/block" > The Group Code is: AGILECOACH524 . You can also call reservations at[masked] and reference the group code to book your rooms if you prefer this method. STEP 3: Get ready to have fun and share your knowledge and experience with other Agile coaches in April!

Leading with Trust – Creating high performance scrum teams

Join me in attending Agile Leadership Network's latest event: Leading with Trust – Creating high performance scrum teams. I will be either volunteering at the registration or will be waiting to say hello by the desk. Stop by say hello and mingle with folks from the Agile community. These events are free to attend, just when you come in please do write out that your in association with "Houston Agile". PDU’s: The Agile Leadership Network of Houston is NOT a registered provider with the PMI, however you can claim PDU’s for any session you attended by submitting them under the “Organizational Meetings” category

Agile in 160 Billion Gallons

Sysco Corporation

Join me in attending Agile Leadership Network's latest event: Agile in 160 Billion Gallons. I will be either volunteering at the registration or will be waiting to say hello by the desk. Stop by say hello and mingle with folks from the Agile community. These events are free to attend, just when you come in please do write out that your in association with "Houston Agile". PDU’s: The Agile Leadership Network of Houston is NOT a registered provider with the PMI, however you can claim PDU’s for any session you attended by submitting them under the “Organizational Meetings” category Abstract: While Agile concepts may sometimes be easy, the why’s and how’s are a little trickier to wrap your head around. I’ve unfortunately participated in three recent rising flood water events in Houston over the last three years. Employing my agile skills has had a profound impact on the “success of the project”. I will be mapping common Agile ideas to dealing with rising water encroaching on your home. I start with an interactive exercise where we talk about flooding, with the outcome being the question: “What do you do when you know that your house might flood?” The answer to this question is the “backlog” in agile terms. We will talk about the demo, retro, and sprint planning as the most critical agile practices even though they seem like the first things to go when you are in an emergency. Newcomers and experts alike, will leave with a palpable, even visceral, connection to some frequent Agile concepts and an understanding of why all of the practices need to stay in place. An additional side benefit might even be for the attendees to begin to envision Agile applications outside of software development. Drew Shefman has been professionally developing interactive experiences since 1996. He is a software craftsman, agile evangelist, mentor, and scrum master. He has served as technical lead or architect on projects that have included virtual simulation training for the cell phone industry, performance testing engines for the airline industry, mission-critical high-volume order managing for the grocery industry, and video player development for high demand live streaming events, as well as dozens of other interactive experiences. He has been a technical trainer for over a decade, working with national training firms and video companies. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston since 2008, presenter at numerous conferences, and even a ballroom dance instructor. Relative to this topic, his house flooded in 2015 with 28″, again in 2016 with 13″ and finally -5″ with Hurricane Harvey. (Yes that is negative 5 inches. Attend the presentation to discover how!)

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Corporate Storytelling – The Essentials

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