What we're about

The purpose of this group is to discuss, learn, share and experiment with all things Agile. We want to add more tools to our toolbox, and to share the tools that we have found to be useful, and learn from failed experiments as well.

The group is open to anyone the wants to learn, share and grow, and will cover everything from individual practices to leadership and transformation.

We will cover a range of topics including, but not limited to:
- Business Agility
- Lean Startup
- Leadership
- Coaching and Facilitation
- Enterprise transformation
- Modern Agile
- Scrum
- Kanban

We will aim to use a variety of different formats including presentations, workshops, lean coffee and games to discuss the concepts of interest to the group. We look forward to having you along.

Upcoming events (5+)

Improv(e) your team

Assurity Consulting

Looking for some simple, quick, and fun ways to build listening skills, safety, and trust into your team? Improvisation is a great way to do that, and this meetup will introduce you to some simple exercises you can try with your teams to quickly break the ice and get everyone working together. Taught by an Agile coach and former member of a professional Improv group. Please note this event is limited to 25 people.

Is SAFe® really safe for my organization?

Assurity Consulting

Is there an agile at scale framework that is right for you, your team and organization? The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), Nexus, and Spotify are some of the most popular scaling frameworks out there today. But doing and being agile at scale, any scale, can be challenging with even the best of teams and an engaged leadership. During our Meetup, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of the most popular frameworks in New Zealand, and collaborate on building a checklist to make an informed decision on whether or not a scaled agile approach might be right for you and your organization, and whether or not your organization is culturally ready for this change. Be prepared by bringing your own stories and experiences from the trenches. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served! Our discussion will be facilitated by Jake Creech (PayPal experience), John Allen (Boeing experience) and Robert Palmer (World Bank experience).

Making the impossible possible | Reinventing our siloed view of career paths

In this session, we will explore how organisations can tackle skill shortages with a different mindset and provide people with the opportunity to learn and grow in a new area of focus such as software testing. Aron will share a case study about a career change program called FreshStart which is now in its fourth year. This is an opportunity to hear about lessons learned and our journey to date. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served! Our discussion will be facilitated by Aron Chantelau who helped establish the FreshStart programme at Assurity and has actively been involved in the recruitment, selection and onboarding process through four intakes. He will be joined by Rob Coltham, a FreshStart employee at Assurity who is one year into his new career journey. Look forward to seeing you there!

The Great Business Analyst (BA) Identity Crisis

Assurity Consulting

Are you a Business Analyst? Have you been hearing questions recently like "is Business Analysis still even relevant?" or comments like "these Business Analysts don't add value." Has the world changed? Do you wonder where Business Analysts belong in the brave new world of UX, Agile and Product Owners? If you are interested in exploring these questions with other Business Analysts, please join us for this lively lunchtime conversation. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served! Our discussion will be facilitated by Louis Kerswill, Lean Business Analyst. Look forward to seeing you there.

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