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Experience Reports - "Fail Faire"

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  • There are no mistakes, only opportunities to learn how we never want to do it again.

    This event will take place at the Royal Oak (121 Laurier Ave) on December 13th 2013. Doors open at 6pm, The Agile 101 session will begin at 6:15 and the main talks start at 7pm.

    The room has a capacity of 40, so are asking people to RSVP, and if find out later you can't attend, please cancel your RSVP so other can come.

    1. What's a "fail faire"?

    A gathering where like-minded individuals gather to share via short talks their mistakes and what they learned from those mistakes.

    2. How does this work?

    Interested participants will be given the opportunity to give a 10 minute talk to share their Agile story of woe…  tell us:

    • What was the project?

    • What were you trying to do?

    • What was the fail/where did it go wrong?

    • What would you do differently next time (or never do again!)?

    • What lessons can be learned?

    3. If I go, what do I need to prepare?

    Bring levity and open mindedness with you to this meeting. We will be counting on the Agile Ottawa crowd to create a safe space for sharing… after all, mistakes are all about learning.  We are seeking to create opportunities to share this valuable learning with each other. Bring your own story.  While this isn't a requirement, it's worth looking back (retro time!) and considering what you would have done differently from an Agile point of view… who knows, maybe after a beer you'll find the courage to share it with the group?

    During the event… no live streaming, picture taking, blogging or tweeting unless the presenter gives the ok to do so. No third party bashing… presenters must have been personally involved in the project they are showcasing.

    And while we encourage you to prepare you own story, please don't let that stop you from attending... If you want to come out and listen, that's great!

    Agile 101 - TBD

    Logistics (Again)

    No charge to attend.  The room has a capacity of 40, so are asking people to RSVP, and if find out later you can't attend, please cancel your RSVP so others can come.

    Doors open at 6 pm for networking. Agile 101 begins at 6:15 and the main presentation gets underway at 7pm.

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