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LA Agile MeetUp Message Board › AgileSoCal Meeting - Wed 3/20 6:00 PM - Hacking Agile with Users - User-Dri

AgileSoCal Meeting - Wed 3/20 6:00 PM - Hacking Agile with Users - User-Driven Development & The Lean Enterprise

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How can we improve Agile? Where are the users on the Agile Manifesto?
How is Agile related to Lean? How can users help avoid waste?
How can everyone become involved in customer research? How can UX drive innovation in large enterprises?

Join us in March, as Alline Watkins explores these questions through User-Driven Development. User-Driven Development is Agile practices revised to incorporate the best Lean Startup principles.

"Alline Watkins in her session took out a whole bunch of Agile sacred cows and used them very roughly." - Agile Moves On, by Hugh Beyer

When: Wednesday, March 20th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Presentation starts, 6:30 PM.

***** Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP to !!! *****

Hacking Agile with Users - User-Driven Development & The Lean Enterprise

Just as Agile development drastically changed the waterfall-based software world, Lean Startup will drastically change Agile. Eric Ries has been teaching us how to deal with uncertainty in the business world. It's about time Agilists took advantage of these techniques to apply them to the whole software development process.

In this talk, Alline Watkins will explore how the User-Driven Development Process can improve Agile development. The UDD process was invented by Alline while working on a 100% Scrum project at Nike, and further explored in the blog .

- The 5 steps of UDD: Ideation, The Small Improvements Meeting, Development, User Experience and Metrics Analysis
- How to define, plan and prioritize tasks based on user experience and usage metrics
- Minimum Viable Product for enterprises
- Focus on end users: How to drastically reduce Agile meetings
- Disadvantages of the Product Backlog and up-front planning
- How to improve stand-up meetings

If you're interested in the cutting edge of Agile, you won't want to miss this meeting!

Your Speaker:

Alline O. Watkins (@allineo) is a Java/GWT Programmer and founder of For 20 years, she has programmed, taught and managed teams at Nike Inc., UC San Diego, Tata Consultancy Services and TBABrazil.

An Agile activist, CSM and CSPO, Alline writes the blog and developed a tool kit that has been presented in many communities, including Agile20xx, So Cal Code Camp, AgileSanDiego and SDJUG.

Alline is active in programs to increase women's participation in computer science (, Microsoft DigiGirlz), organizes events like Customer Development Day and Agile Hackathon,.teaches Customer Development workshops, actively consults with Lean Startups, is the instructor for SW NEXT in San Diego, and mentors Startup Weekend and Lean Startup Machine (she was the Lean Startup Machine LA winner for 2012).

Where: The Capital Group Companies
6455 Irvine Center Drive (Yosemite Building, 1st floor)
Irvine, CA 92618
Exit the 5 or 405 at Sand Canyon.
From the 5, go south to Irvine Center and turn right.
From the 405, go north to Irvine Center and turn left.
Take the first right into the main parking lot at Capital Group.
Park (no permit needed), go to the main entrance, look for the signs.

Thanks to Capital Group for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne ( for the food.
Thanks to BigVisible ( for sponsoring our educational program.
Thanks to JetBrains ( for free tool licenses.
Thanks to Mike Cohn ( for free courses and agile books.
Thanks to O'Reilly ( for free e-books.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to and be present to win.

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