• Panel Discussion: How does a Scrum Master remove impediments?

    According to the Scrum Guide 2020, one of the ways a Scrum Master serves the Team is "by the removal of impediments to the Scrum Team’s progress". This sounds great, but what does it mean? What types of impediments should the Scrum Master work to remove? And how does the Scrum Master do this important work?

    Join Scrum Beers Halifax for a round table discussion on the topic with three Senior Scrum Masters who will share their experience.

    Panelists:
    - Swati Shah - https://www.linkedin.com/in/swatishah9/
    - Adithya Nayak - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adithya-nayak/
    - Jitin Kakkar - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jitinkakkar/

    Moderator: Brenda Fay - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendafay/

    Agenda:
    - 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm - Open Discussion / Networking. Participants are encouraged to introduce themselves.
    - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Moderated Panel Discussion on removing impediments.
    - 6:00 pm - 6:20 pm - Participant questions on removing impediments.
    - 6:20 pm - 6:45 pm - Open discussion on any Scrum or Agile questions.

  • Agile Lean Coffee - What are your Agile questions or Challenges?

    Join the Scrum Beers Team for a Lean Coffee. This is an event where the participants decide on the discussion topics.

    For this Lean Coffee, our theme is "What are your Agile questions or challenges today?"

    Lean Coffee is structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated.

    Agenda:
    5:15 pm - 5:30 pm - Meet, greet and chat
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Lean Coffee
    6:30 pm - 6:45 pm - Wrap up

    Want to learn more about Lean Coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0VBsZOBc_0

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  • Servant Leadership in Scrum

    Online event

    We cannot solve today's complex problems using the tools of the past. Today's leaders do not have all the answers because the world is changing too quickly. The only way forward for all organizations is to empower self-organizing teams led by Servant Leaders. Andrew Mitchell will share his experience as a Scrum Master and Servant Leader.

    Agenda
    5:30pm - 5:45pm - Gather, Informal networking, Intro
    5:45pm - 6:45pm - Presentation
    6:45pm - 7:15pm - Questions / Networking

    To learn more about Andrew see https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewmitchellpmp/

  • Topic: How to do estimation well?

    Online event

    Join us for a presentation/discussion on "How to do estimation well?" with Joe Little

    Joe Little is an experienced Agile coach and Certified Scrum Trainer since 2007. See LeanAgileTraining.com for more info.

    Agenda
    5:30pm - 5:45pm - Gather, Informal networking, Intro
    5:45pm - 6:45pm - Presentation
    6:45pm - 7:15pm - Questions / Networking

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  • Virtual Agile Round Table Discussion

    Online event

    Join us for a Virtual Round Table Discussion with Halifax Scrum Professionals. The Panelists are experienced in Agile product development and are leaders in their organizations. They will share their experiences and best practices with the audience. This will be an interactive and interesting session, with plenty of time included for audience questions.

    Agenda
    5:15 - 5:30 - Open Call, informal networking
    5:30 - 6:30 - Round Table
    6:30 - 7:00 - more informal networking

    Panelists:
    Shweta Pai: Shweta is a scrum master and product owner at ResMed who believes in agile principles. Simple yet powerful, these have been effective in delivering amazing results and creating a better workplace with respect and empathy. With over 7 years of agile experience in financial services and medical device industries, she has been able to see it work across domains, locations and now with even COVID.

    Katie Wright: Katie Wright is a former developer turned Agile Servant Leader (aka Technical Project Manager / Engineering Manager / Director of Engineering) for a variety of IT projects in Atlantic Canada using Agile methodologies (XP, Scrum and Kanban). She is certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).

    Adithya Nayak:Adithya is an Agile Enthusiast and a Project Manager. He helps build strong self-organizing teams that deliver high-quality products. As a firm believer in Agile Methodologies, he likes to use Agile to solve everyday problems. With over 6 years of Agile experience in the field of Healthcare and Higher Education, Adithya is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).

    Andrew Mitchell: Andrew's purpose is to help people be happy and engaged at work so they can take care of their customers by building great products. He wants people to wake up excited to go to work and be part of great teams with servant leaders who truly care for their people. He believes that Scrum is the best vehicle to achieve that goal.

    Moderator:
    Brenda Fay: Brenda is an enthusiastic agilist and experienced facilitator. Her certifications include the PMP, PMI-ACP© and CSM (Certified Scrum Master). Brenda has taught project management for over fifteen years and worked with IT communities for over twenty years.

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  • 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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