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Modular contracting (aka modular or agile procurement) is a strategy that breaks up large, complex procurements into multiple and tightly-scoped projects to implement technology systems in small increments. Modular contracting isn’t new, though it is a relatively new approach for government procurement. It can be a sensible way to lower the risk of technology modernization projects by allowing agencies to get software to users faster, with less money and risk, and with more flexibility to course correct when things go wrong or circumstances change. During this Meetup will discuss how a phased approach to modular contracting makes good business sense, and share some resources from the field on how to quickly get started with this acquisition approach. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served! Our discussion will be facilitated by Robert Palmer, Senior Consultant, Assurity Consulting.
"Silicon Valley is run by people who want to be in the tech business, but they are in the people business. They are way, way in over their heads" - Zeynep Tufekci IT is getting dangerously reckless. In this talk, Aaron will present some case studies demonstrating algorithmic cruelty, unethical practices, and harmful software behaviour, and offer some practices and models for how to introduce more humanity into our development practices. Key Meetup Takeaways: - Learn how software can inadvertently harm people - Discover what blind spots you and your teams may have - Learn about techniques and models that you can use to help introduce - more humanity into your tech products. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served! Our discussion will be facilitated by Aaron Hodder, Service Lead, Assurity Consulting
Over the last two years, Allen Geer has been involved in delivering DevOps training to over 300 Kiwis across New Zealand Organisations, large and small, nationwide. This effort has provided quite a bit of learning about how to teach DevOps effectively to Kiwi organisations. In this talk, Allen will share some key insights into developing and delivering DevOps training and cover some of the challenges in making DevOps training an effective piece of a transformation initiative. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served! Our discussion will be facilitated by Allen Geer, Principal Consultant.
Starting a project off right starts with team alignment. We accomplish this by empowering a team to agree on what activities they will purse to ensure that they work at their optimal best. Working agreements, roles and responsibilities, individual and team values, boundaries and expectations are all combined together to create a strong launch pad for the team. During this engaging dialog, you will run through a project liftoff exercise and discover key building blocks for starting off your next project with a solid foundation. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served! Our discussion will be facilitated by Marlene Koekemoer, Agile Consultant, Assurity Consulting.