• Embracing Agile Scrum: Lessons learnt in self-organization & servant leadership

    6-6:30 pm: Networking 6:30 pm-7:45 pm (ish): Presentation and Q&A/Discussion Topic: Embracing Agile Scrum: Lessons learnt in self-organization & servant leadership with Andrew Mitchell 2019 seems to be the year for Agile. More and more organizations are embracing Agile principles as a way to solve complex problems and quickly deliver value to customers. Scrum appears to be leading the charge. But what does it mean to be a Scrum team? How do teams self-organize? What does servant leadership mean and what is the role of the Scrum Master? This presentation will share lessons learned by a Scrum Master in his Agile journey toward leading a high performing and self-organizing Scrum team. Learning Objectives are to share lessons learned on: 1. Building a high-performing Scrum team. 2. Delivering value through self-organizing teams. 3. The importance of true servant leadership from the Scrum Master. Bio: Andrew Mitchell is an experienced Project Manager and Scrum Master. He has been working in software development since 1996. Andrew has held PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since 2006 and recently achieved the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) designation from Scrum.org. Andrew is convinced that Scrum is the best way to solve complex problems and deliver value to stakeholders. Andrew is currently a Scrum Master with ResMed in Halifax.

  • Agile Transformation with Joe Little

    Volta

    6-6:30pm: Networking 6:30pm-7:45pm (ish): Presentation and Q&A/Discussion 8pm Post-Event Discussion and Beer at Economy Shoe Shop Bio: Joe Little has been a Scrum Trainer since 2007. He has spoken to the group before, and he is giving a course in Halifax the week of this meet-up. See LeanAgileTraining.com for more info.

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  • Agile/Scrum Discussion (and Beer)

    The Economy Shoe Shop

    Let's meet-up at Economy Shoe Shop and discuss agile/scrum. Bring your challenges and your discussion items. Various group organizers will be in attendance and can speak informally regarding how we implement agile/scrum in our organizations. This will be more an informal event compared to our last one but there will be more beer involved. :) Also open to suggestions on what presentation topics people are interested in for future.

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  • Agile Estimation with Joe Little

    Volta

    6-6:30pm: Networking 6:30pm-7:45pm (ish): Presentation and Q&A/Discussion 8pm Post-Event Discussion and Beer at Economy Shoe Shop Bio: Joe Little has been a Scrum Trainer since 2007. He has spoken to the group before, and he is giving a course in Halifax the week of this meet-up. See LeanAgileTraining.com for more info.

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  • Joe Little: Shock Therapy and some Metrics

    Halifax Central Library

    More happiness is essential. But what else is essential in starting a Scrum Team? Jeff Sutherland and Scott Downey developed and used a different approach than most people use. They called it Shock Therapy. The basic idea is that you get started by doing it the right way from the first. So, we will discuss what it means and which metrics they used. Halifax Central Library Lindsay Children's Room Bio: Joe Little has been a Scrum Trainer since 2007. He has spoken to the group before, and he is giving a course in Halifax the week of this meet-up. See LeanAgileTraining.com for more info.

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  • Implementing Agile/Scrum in the Consulting World

    6:00pm (networking) 6:30pm (presentation/discussion) 8:00pm (optional post-event discussion at Economy Shoe Shop) Halifax Agile User Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8112520) will be hosting a presentation/discussion that will discuss the challenges with introducing and implementing Agile methods into consulting organizations. Presenter: Kirk MacDonald / Barrington Consulting Kirk is an IT Professional with 17 years of IT integration and Project Management experience. A proven project manager with a track record of delivering large and small scale IT integration and development projects. A strong supporter of IT Project Management following the agile methodology. This session will also offer an opportunity to meet other established practitioners. This event is free. Please RSVP via this Meetup event.

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  • Scrum 101 with Joe Little

    Volta

    6:00pm (networking) 6:30pm (presentation/discussion) 8:00pm (optional post-event discussion at a local establishment) Halifax Agile User Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8112520) will be hosting a presentation/discussion that will give an introduction to Agile/Scrum basics. This session will also offer an opportunity to meet other established practitioners. It is our goal that this session will offer a common base upon which we can build in future sessions. Joe Little (https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/jlittle) is an Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer and an MBA. He has spoken at Agile conferences and conducted training in many cities. In fact, he will be in Halifax that week. (See LeanAgileTraining.com (http://leanagiletraining.com/)) This event is free. Please RSVP via this Meetup event.

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  • Halifax Agile User Group Session with Joe Little and special guest Jeff Campbell

    Agile/Scrum Presentation/Discussion and Networking 6:00pm (Networking), 6:30pm (Presentation/Discussion) Halifax Agile User Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8112520) is pleased to be holding a special event with Joe Little – Scrum Basics and Getting to the Next Level. This will be a discussion. On the Scrum Basics, we will try to focus on basics often commonly not done (well). We hope the discussion will engage both the lightly experienced and the more experienced people. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other Agile practitioners and to review and discuss Agile / Scrum. Joe Little (https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/jlittle) is an Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer and an MBA. He has spoken at Agile conferences and conducted training in many cities. Jeff Campbell (http://rebelalliance.se/consultant-jeff-campbell.html) is a passionate Agile Coach who finds fulfilment in helping individuals, teams and organizations to improve. Event is free and refreshments will be served but space is limited. Please RSVP on this Meetup event. Event sponsored by PingIdentity (https://www.pingidentity.com/).

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  • Talk about Kanban

    The Foggy Goggle

    Hey everyone! I am making a trip from Sweden (The home of the orginal Scrum Beers) and I would love to have a meetup. I thought I good subject would be Kanban. I can provide a short intro to both the general concept, and applying it to the software industry. Hope some people will join!

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