Past Meetup

May Gathering: Continuous Innovation with Popcorn Flow

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Capital One Bank

10700 Capitol One Way · Glen Allen

How to find us

Knolls 5 Building and sign-in at the security desk. Enter doors and make a left to the meeting area.

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PLEASE NOTE: We will be at Capital One (Knolls 5) and you must bring your ID to sign-in at the security desk.

6pm: Pizza & Networking
6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering
8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking
8:30pm: Done, Done

Popcorn Flow! Have you heard about it? Come to the May 29th ScrumRVA gathering. Popcorn Flow is based off of A3 Lean thinking, with an emphasis on continuous innovation and change, . We will provide a high level overview of the process and let you test it out. This is a great opportunity to learn a new approach to continuously innovating.

Here are some of the highlights:

1. Gain awareness and desire towards continuous innovation & change.

2. Sustain the journey, including reemphasizing the implications and opportunities that Lean & Agile can bring.

3. Gain fresh and independent insights and get models, experience and guidance on addressing specific issues observed by either the people involved or myself.

4. Deploy Popcorn Flow, a next-generation Lean & Agile approach that brings a philosophy, principles, actionable techniques and tools to introduce, sustain and accelerate rapid decision-making and continuous change in teams and organizations.


Shelley Nicol – Shelley Nicol is an Agile Coach/Release Train Engineer at Capital One with extensive experience in the tech industry including software engineer, project management, scrum master and RTE. Since 2006, Shelley has been an advocate of Agile transformation at Capital One, working with teams using Scrum, Kanban & SAFe to improve the speed & quality of the work they deliver. Shelley Joined Capital One back in 1994, just prior to the break off from Signet Bank. It has been an amazing journey watching the growth of Capital One, and the way we deliver high-quality products to our customers.

Marty Bland - Marty Bland is an Agile Coach at Capital One with over 30 years of experience in the tech industry including project management, lean and agile practices. Marty started his journey at the IRS as a business analyst after graduating from JMU in 1986. Marty came to Richmond in 1991 to join Reynolds Metals as a shop floor programmer eventual moving on to become a project manager. He joined Capital One in 1999 as a project manager then on to a scrum master in 2005 when Capital One adopted Agile. For the past 10 years, Marty partners with teams and leaders across Capital One’s Technology organization and enables them to improve and sustain their delivery of compelling, high quality products that delight our customers. Marty is passionate about teaching technology in the community through the Capital One Coders program and sharing lean and agile practices.