• A Visit to Duane's World, How to Get your Mojo Using a Dojo, and more..

    AGENDA: 5:5:30 - Food and Networking 5:30 -5:50 Duane's World Duane Bushman, SAFe SPCT and Lean & Agile Coach at Agile Directions, LLC will share some of his latest insights, experiences, and challenges coaching organizations through agile transformation. 5:50-6:10 Getting your Mojo through using a Dojo Valerie Ferguson, SAFe SPC and Lean & Agile Coach at Northwestern Mutual will share Northwestern Mutual's experience using a Dojo to get new scrum teams started off on the right foot. 6:10-6:30 Transformation Railway Station - All Aboard! Sarah Scott, SAFe SPC and Lean & Agile Coach at Northwestern Mutual- NM is broadening SAFe across the enterprise and launching a number of agile release trains. Sarah will share how they have developed standard work and developed a visual management and measurement process to support their transformation. Dean Leffingwell, creator of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) will be speaking at our next Meetup. Come and find out how you can register early to reserve your spot for this exciting event! Visitor Parking Directions: Visitors should park in our visitor parking lot behind our 611 Wisconsin Ave location. Take I-794 East from the freeway interchange where I-94 and I-43 meet (Marquette Interchange). Exit I-794 at Plankington Street and travel North one block to Michigan Ave, take a right and head East to VanBuren Street, take a left onto VanBuren Street and the 611 visitor lot is the 2nd driveway on the left.

  • Gather at JCI to share knowledge about agility in the workplace

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    This meeting is for the Scaled Agile Users Group members primarily from Johnson Controls, Kohl's and Northwestern Mutual. Attendance will be capped at ~50 due to size constraints of the JCI auditorium. Please RSVP as soon as possible for planning purposes. Light refreshments will be served. Please arrive 15 minutes early at the 507 E Michigan St entrance. You will be required to sign a standard NDA at the guard desk and then be escorted to the Building 3 Floor 1 auditorium. Agenda: Welcome – Matt DuVal (3:30 - 3:35 PM) Changing Culture Through Communities of Practice – Matt Aaron (3:35 - 4:15 PM) SAFe Culture Change – Dwayne Stroman (4:20 - 4:50 PM) Kanban Revealed – Keith McMillan (4:55 - 5:15 PM) Next Meetup ideas – Matt DuVal (5:15 - 5:30 PM) Info updated on April 27, [masked]

  • Scaled Agile Meet Up October Session

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    Agenda for 10/14: 1. UX in SAFe 2. Agile Tool Usage Please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible so we can ensure we have enough space for everyone. Reminder, this is a private group for members of Kohl's, Jonhson Controls and Northwestern Mutual only.

  • Local companies will collaborate on scaling agile

    Kohl's Innovation Center

    This meeting is private for Scaled Agile Users Group members from Johnson Controls, Kohl's and Northwestern Mutual, with the possibility of GE inclusion. Since this is the first time we're using the Meetup Group forum, it is important for members from those companies to join the Group and then RSVP to the August 17 meeting. Kohl's needs a head count to adequately prepare for the event. Agenda: Welcome - Mike Streno (3:30 - 3:35 PM) Leadership engagement for launching a train - Bryan Kadlec (3:35 - 4:15 PM) Architecture in release trains - Kathy Marshak (4:20 - 4:50 PM) JCI's observations of NM's PI Planning event - Jamie Becker, Dorr Lewright & Bill Cole (4:55 - 5:15 PM) Next meet-up topics - Mike Streno (5:15 - 5:30 PM) August 12, [masked]