• Strengthening Business & IT Relationships
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  • Meet the Meetups II: MKE's Largest Tech Gathering
    Milwaukee Agile is thrilled to be a part of Meet the Meetups II. Milwaukee's largest tech gathering will take place at Venue 42 in the historic Pabst brewery neighborhood. Meet the Meetups' vision is to connect and celebrate the region's growing tech community. On October 23rd, 25+ of Southeast Wisconsin's top technology meetups and user groups will unite for a night filled with tech talks, pizza and craft beer! REGISTER HERE, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-ii-mkes-tech-largest-meetup-tickets-50038918753 Meet the Meetups II will feature: >> Lightning technical talks crowdsourced from the local tech meetup community. Submit your talk by October 1st, here: https://goo.gl/forms/FL8nTkPkNFXCKlJd2 >> An opportunity to connect with the leaders of all participating meetup and user groups at the event >> Technical demos from local companies Meet the Meetups II is supported by Aurora Health Care, Delta Defense, Northwestern Mutual, Elasticsearch, Genesis10, MacGregor Partners, Mars Solutions Group, Skills Pipeline and Tesch Global. Participating meetup and user groups include: AWS Milwaukee, Azure Meetup, Big Data MKE, Brew City UX, Creative Mornings Milwaukee, Docker Milwaukee, FinTech Wisconsin, Girl Develop It Milwaukee, Greater MKE Java Meetup, Laravel Milwaukee, Milwaukee Agile, Milwaukee Functional Programming User Group, Milwaukee JS, Milwaukee PHP User Group, MKE Blockchain Meetup, MKE Search, ReactJS Wisconsin, Salesforce Saturday, Startup Milwaukee, Web414, Wisconsin Salesforce Developer Group, Wisconsin .Net User Group, Wisconsin Technology Association and Women in Big Data’s Midwest Chapter. REGISTER HERE, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-ii-mkes-tech-largest-meetup-tickets-50038918753

    Venue Forty Two

    1130 N 9th street · Milwaukee, wi

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  • Build the Right Thing: Effective User Interviews
    Join us on October 2nd for an interactive, hands on presentation! An important variable in the success of any agile project is the quality of the inputs to the project. Where did the requirements come from? What makes the effort viable for the organization funding the work? How does viability relate to feasibility, and is the outcome something that people find desirable, and why? User Interviews are an effective tool that can answer these questions, test assumptions, discover why, validate prototypes, and drive divergent thinking. At this event you will explore how the forces of viability, feasibility, and desirability are used to develop focused hypothesis. Using the hypothesis you develop, you will learn how to develop a screener, why a screener is an important step, and how it can inform you about the quality of your hypothesis. You will learn about recruiting participants and why to compensate them. Finally, you will get the chance to practice a few interview techniques, and you’ll try your hand at a brief analysis and synthesis activity. About the Speakers: Cobbie Behrend is the founder of Adaptive Patterns. After writing software and leading software teams across various industries for 15 years, Cobbie immersed himself in the history of design, design thinking, and qualitative research methods. He saw first hand how focused qualitative research directed by experts leads to insights beyond the reach of surveys and casual conversation. As customer experiences become more critical, and problems become more complex, it is Cobbie’s passion to help others find success using qualitative research. Ben Abbott has passion for product. He spent 3 years in the K-12 educational space building enterprise software products that school districts used to run their business, and now he is tackling new problems in helping to build software products for property and casualty insurance carriers across the world. Ben loves talking product management and immersing himself into his users’ daily workflows to identify their pain points. Meeting Logistics: 5:30 - 6:00: Pizza and networking, sponsored by Baird 6:00 - 7:00: Speaker presentation 7:00: The 16th Minute drink at Stella on Van Buren, first round sponsored by NVISIA *Please feel free to continue the discussion with us for a drink after the presentation at Stella on Van Buren, attached to the US Bank Building*

    Robert W Baird & Co

    777 East Wisconsin Avenue · Milwaukee, WI

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  • Technology Investment in an Agile Dev Environment
    Join us on September 11th as we kick off our Fall meetings with Prescott Balch from US Bank. Organizations which have taken a traditional approach to technology investment - lengthy planning, scope definition, cost and schedule assessment, ROI calculations - face a challenging transition in approach to investment in technology once they adopt agile development methodology. The larger the investments, the larger the discomfort with the uncertainties of the new approach. About The Speaker: Prescott Balch is a Senior Vice President of Technology for U.S. Bank. He is the line of business technology leader for the bank’s Payments business, which covers credit card, prepaid card, and corporate card issuing. He has been with U.S. Bank for twelve years and is based in Brookfield, WI. Prior to his tenure at U.S. Bank, he spent at time at JPMorganChase supporting Treasury Management applications, and before that at a technology joint venture of BankOne and US Bank where he was responsible for building and operating the federal government’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. Prescott lives in Caledonia with his wife and a farm full of animals. An avid fitness enthusiast, he also spends his remaining free time training for triathlons. Meeting Logistics: 5:30 - 6:00: Pizza and networking, sponsored by Baird 6:00 - 7:00: Speaker presentation 7:00: The 16th Minute drink at Stella on Van Buren, first round sponsored by NVISIA *Please feel free to continue the discussion with us for a drink after the presentation at Stella on Van Buren, attached to the US Bank Building*

    Robert W Baird & Co

    777 East Wisconsin Avenue · Milwaukee, WI

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  • Lean Beer - Good City Brewing
    Milwaukee Agile will feature Lean Beer meetups throughout the summer months. Come join us on the patio (or indoors, weather permitting) for a drink and to talk about Agile in a casual fashion.

    Good City Brewing

    2108 N Farwell Ave · Milwaukee, WI

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  • Lean Beer - Estabrook Beer Garden
    Milwaukee Agile will feature Lean Beer meetups throughout the summer months. Come join us on the patio for a drink and to talk about Agile in a casual fashion. Food will be provided. Attendees will buy their own drinks. We chose Estabrook for this month to help support our community parks. Please note, though, that it is a CASH ONLY bar. There is an ATM on site. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

    4400 N. Estabrook Drive

    4400 N. Estabrook Drive · Milwaukee, WI

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  • Lean Beer - City Lights Brewing Co.
    Milwaukee Agile will feature Lean Beer meetups throughout the summer months. Come join us on the patio (or indoors, weather permitting) for a drink and to talk about Agile in a casual fashion.

    City Lights Brewing Company

    2210 W Mt Vernon Ave · Milwaukee, WI

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  • Meet the Meetups - MKE's Largest Tech Meetup
    We're thrilled to partner with Meet the Meetups. On Monday, May 14th at Radio Milwaukee, the inaugural Meet the Meetups event will bring together 23 of the community’s top technology Meetup groups for a free event filled with tech talks, pizza, craft beer, live music, door prizes and more. The goal is to celebrate Milwaukee’s tech community and build more connectivity between techies in the region. The event is free and open to all meetup members. Register here, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-milwaukees-largest-tech-meetup-tickets-44912548642 The program will feature tech talks from various community leaders: > Josh Gall, Director of Marketing Technology at Aurora Health Care, who played a critical role in Aurora’s partnership with Microsoft on the development of an Artificial Intelligence powered ChatBot. > Ray Cole, Chief Technology Officer at Delta Defense, who is helping the fast-growing Inc 5000 company grow and scale their technology team. > David Vasko, Director of Advanced Technology at Rockwell Automation, who leads the company’s applied research labs > Dr. Derek Riley, Associate Professor and Program Director of Computer Science at MSOE. MSOE’s Computer Science program will have a strong focus on Artificial Intelligence. > Joni Theobald, Program Director for TechHire at UMOS, Inc., a federally backed program that is training new tech workers in metro Milwaukee. > Shion Guha, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Marquette University, who is helping build the university’s data science and analytics programs. > Caroline Hardin, Regional Manager for Southern Wisconsin at TEALSK12, a Microsoft backed Computer Science education program > Each meetup group organizer will give a 60-second speed pitch on the mission of their respective meetup group > More speakers will be announced leading up to the event Meet the Meetups is free and open to the public. The event is being supported by some of the region’s top technology employers, including Aurora Health Care, Delta Defense and Northwestern Mutual. Other key sponsors of the event include Mars Solutions Group, Skills Pipeline, TechHire Milwaukee and Trisept Solutions. The 23 Participating Meetup Groups include: AWS Milwaukee, Azure Meetup, Big Data MKE, Brew City UX, devcodecamp, Docker Milwaukee, FinTech Wisconsin, Girl Develop It Milwaukee, Greater MKE Java Meetup, Laravel MKE, Milwaukee Agile, Milwaukee JS, Milwaukee Machine Learning, MKE Functional Programming, MKE PHP, MKE Search, ReactJS Wisconsin, Salesforce Saturday, Startup Milwaukee, Web414, Wisconsin Salesforce Developer Group, Wisconsin Dot Net User Group and Women in Big Data’s Midwest Chapter. REGISTER HERE, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-milwaukees-largest-tech-meetup-tickets-44912548642

    88Nine Radio Milwaukee

    220 E. Pittsburgh · Milwaukee, WI

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  • How to Scale Agile (...just kidding!) Let's kill it instead
    No, we are not going to talk about Scaling Agile. We are going to talk about killing it instead. (Interesting side-note: both topics have similar outcomes) There have been some incredibly important concepts in software development created and written about over the last 20 years or so. Concepts, frameworks, and tools like agile, lean software development, extreme programming, the kanban method, lean startup, scrum... to name just a few. When the inventive minds responsible for great concepts like these give them to the world, they often make a request, “handle with care, and don’t apply blindly”. Essentially, buy the book but don’t blindly do what’s in there... But that’s often (exactly) what people do. And lo and behold it works! That sounds pretty good. So, what’s the problem? When these approaches are applied to important challenges and achieve positive results - and people don’t really understand why - the approach itself takes on some interesting qualities. Namely, it becomes something like a religious artifact. It’s a phenomenon. Magic. In other words, this is how dogma is born. This then sets the groundwork for a deeply Orwellian mis-application of these concepts. This will be a conversation on why this is bad (very bad), why it’s getting worse, and what we can do about it. Come and help save agile by killing it. Speaker: Jason Montague (bio coming soon) Meeting Logistics: 5:30 - 6:00: Pizza and networking, sponsored by Baird 6:00 - 7:00: Speaker presentation 7:00: The 16th Minute drink at Stella on Van Buren, first round sponsored by NVISIA *Please feel free to continue the discussion with us for a drink after the presentation at Stella on Van Buren, attached to the US Bank Building*

    Robert W Baird & Co

    777 East Wisconsin Avenue · Milwaukee, WI

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  • The AI of Agile – How Artificial Intelligence Help Enterprises Improve Business
    Please join us for a special presentation from Jorgen Hesselberg, traveling all the way from Norway! Details: When analyzing millions of data points from the world's largest agile assessment database, it's clear that certain team practices and behaviors are highly correlated with positive business outcomes. What are these concrete behaviors and why is it that they - consistently - are associated with better business outcomes across enterprises in virtually all industries? Conversely, what are some of the patterns that tend to correlate with negative results? In this talk, we'll will show you what concrete behaviors are associated with positive outcomes such as customer satisfaction and quality improvements so you can amplify your focus and dampen those practices that tend to correlate with negative outcomes. We'll also outline a simple, yet effective approach to get a deeper understanding of why certain behaviors tend to lead to bad outcomes - and how to implement a data-driven approach to continuous improvement.” About the Speaker: Jorgen Hesselberg has more than 15 years of experience leading large enterprise transformations for companies such as Nokia, NAVTEQ, McAfee, Intel and Statoil. He's a frequent speaker at international conferences such as Agile20xx, XP20XX and several local meetups in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and Northern Europe. He is a co-founder of Comparative Agility, the world's largest agile assessment and continuous improvement platform. Meeting Logistics: 5:30 - 6:00: Pizza and networking, sponsored by Baird 6:00 - 7:00: Speaker presentation 7:00: The 16th Minute drink at Stella on Van Buren, first round sponsored by NVISIA *Please feel free to continue the discussion with us for a drink after the presentation at Stella on Van Buren, attached to the US Bank Building*

    Robert W Baird & Co

    777 East Wisconsin Avenue · Milwaukee, WI

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