What we're about

Our goal is to create a living, self-sustaining, Agile entity that provides people with inspiring new ideas about Agile to apply in their daily work, and fun opportunities to connect and network with like-minded professionals in the Santa Barbara area.

You are welcome to join our group on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6718778/)to network professionally, get latest updates and share ideas!

SB Agile is a Scrum Alliance User Group (http://membership.scrumalliance.org/page/UserGroups) and an Agile Alliance Community Group (https://www.agilealliance.org/communities/sb-agile/).

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Scaling Lean/Agile Metrics Across Your Software Company

When will it be done? We all want to be able to answer that question with confidence. Software development is hard. Estimating software development accurately is darn near impossible. We have a critical need to become more predictable to help our companies succeed. As seasoned software developers, we've read the books on lean. We've hired the consultants. And this year, we believe that we've found the holy grail to make our predictability problems disappear. Sounds great, right? Reality check. The challenge is that when you are trying to enact change, and there are people involved, it's not so easy as find the best solution and install it in your teams. You can't just force things on people. You need to take a different approach. Questions come up like this: How do you get the people to buy into your change and own it? How do you invite people in as participants in the change and not try to shove the latest agile techniques down their throats? In this talk, we'll share our best tactics for success when introducing new changes in your organization so that you can learn from our mistakes and be inspired to drive change in your own organization. Heidi Helfand Heidi Helfand is author of the book Dynamic Reteaming. She coaches software development teams using practical, people-focused techniques, with the goal of building resilient organizations as they double and triple in size. Heidi is currently Director of R&D Excellence at Procore Technologies. She draws on her vast experience from coaching there, as well as at AppFolio and Citrix Online, where Heidi was on the original development team that invented GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. Heidi is based in Southern California. Visit heidihelfand.com or follow Heidi on Twitter @heidihelfand Tim Doherty Tim Doherty is a Software Architect at Procore Technologies, where he’s tirelessly championing Test Driven Development, responsible tech debt management, and sustainable agile practices. He has been building software professionally since 1996, working across a variety of domains and industries. He runs the Santa Barbara JavaScript Meetup and speaks at events and conferences. When he's not geeking out over tech, Tim is an avid SCUBA diver and underwater photographer whose work has appeared in museum collections and the New Yorker Magazine. Twitter: @TimCDoherty Please register for Scaling Lean/Agile Metrics Across Your Software Company on Aug 6,[masked]:00 PM PDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2371952653317676815 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Brought to you by GoToWebinar® Webinars Made Easy® by LogMeIn

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