Past Meetup

If You Are Agile, What Do Managers Do?

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UC Santa Cruz Extension

Santa Clara 3175 Bowers Ave 95054 · Santa Clara, CA

How to find us

The UCSC Extension campus is at the corner of Bowers Ave. and Scott Blvd. in Santa Clara. Check for meeting room on large display screen behind the Reception Desk.

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Ron Lichty is Principal and Owner of Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc. He previously worked at technology stalwarts such as Apple, Charles Schwab, Fujitsu, Razorfish, and Stanford University. Ron has managed software development and product organizations, and has trained teams in Scrum, transitioning them from waterfall to agile.

Ron is also an established author. Reviewers have compared the book Ron co-authored, "Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams" to classics like "The Mythical Man-Month" and "Peopleware".

As our first Featured Speaker in 2019, Ron will address head-on the common misunderstanding regarding the role of Managers of agile teams. While they are neither Product Owner, nor Scrum Master, nor Development Team Members, they are critical in agile adoption and success. Let’s find out from Ron how this is so.

6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Networking (with free food and beverages)
6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Introductions
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Featured Speaker
8:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Break
8:15 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. LeanAgile Flashpoints
8:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Announcements
9:00 p.m. Close

Please register so we can order enough food!