• Building Long-Distance Agile Relationships

    Online event

    In this October 27, 2020 ScrumRVA event, RoseMarie Young will go over many tips and techniques to establish and strengthen your agile teams in the new virtual universe. Techniques include "How To": - Have more engaging and effective retros - Build a team vision - Troubleshoot lack of engagement. Agenda: We will be open for "networking" together (catching up on life and making connections) starting at 6:00 PM [Eastern Time]. The discussion and main event will happen between 6:30 - 8:00 PM [Eastern Time]. You will be provided a Zoom Link upon RSVP (which should also be included in your calendar invite). This ScrumRVA event is open to anyone in the world to attend (one of the great things about being "remote" in 2020!). About the Presenter: RoseMarie Young, CSM, SASM, is a Manager, Agile Delivery Lead, at Capital One, where she has been actively improving the work lives of her agile teams for two years. RoseMarie has been championing scrum and agile methods for 4 years. She and her husband live in the West End, with their fur baby, Coco, the world’s sweetest Siberian husky. The event photo is curated from https://unsplash.com/@einarstorsul.

  • Agile in Education: 2020 and Beyond

    Online event

    Michael Vizdos will host a discussion between attendees, educators, parents, and students around the concepts of Agile in Education for 2020 and beyond. In this informative session, you will walk away with hope and tools that can enable the bridge between "Agile" and "Education" in the 21st Century (today). We will be open for "networking" together (catching up on life and making connections) starting at 6:00 PM [Eastern Time]. The discussion and main event will happen between 6:30 - 8:00 PM [Eastern Time]. You will be provided a Zoom Link upon RSVP (which should also be included in your calendar invite). If you'd like a bit of a "read ahead" please visit www.AgileInEducation.org, www.ScrumInSchool.org, and www.ImplementingScrum.com. TECHNICAL NOTE: We will be trying a new Zoom Feature that requires you to have the latest update installed: Self-select Breakout Room - Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS The host can now create breakout rooms with the option for participants to self-select which breakout room they would like to join. If enabled, participants can move freely between breakout rooms, without needing the host’s help. Both the meeting host and participants need to be on Client 5.3.0 or later to self-select Breakout Rooms.

  • Valerio Zanini: Adopting a Tiramisu mindset to building great products

    In this session, we will explore the main responsibilities of a product manager and discuss how a Tiramisu mindset can help balance these responsibilities. We will talk about a couple of successful stories where Agile and product management were applied together to deliver great products and typical anti-patterns that cause teams to fail. Who is Valerio Zanini? A product innovator and digital leader, Valerio Zanini is passionate about creating products that customers love and developing the teams that make them a reality. With two decades of product development experience in a variety of organizations including Capital One, Cisco, Goozex.com and others, he excels at building new products in the early stages of product innovation, where uncertainty and lack of a clear solution are the biggest challenges. He works with organizations worldwide to spark a culture of innovation and agility. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), and a Certified Product Innovation Trainer (CPIT). Valerio is the author of Deliver Great Products That Customers Love (https://www.5dvision.com/books/deliver-great-products-that-customers-love/), published in 2018. At the end of the session, we will be raffling off a signed copy of Valerio's book.

  • June Meetup -- Taming JAWS: The team that will eat you alive

    Jenn Moore presents: "Taming JAWS: The team that will eat you alive." You're paddling through a sea of conflict in a raft of good intentions. Your goal is to help the team grow and mature towards higher performance. Suddenly you feel a tug, and then another. Your mind races. "What was that?", you think. The tugs get stronger and stronger. Before you know it you are trapped in your team's JAWS of dysfunction and it is eating you alive. Is this a scene that haunts your nightmares? Hop aboard to learn techniques where we will first tame ourselves, then loosen the grip of JAWS, by chumming the waters to create an environment where change is possible. Finally, we will learn to tame JAWS--the team that will eat you alive--with tools and techniques to help the team realize that they are in control of their future and they chart the course for change. Zoom Information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87480617419

  • May Meetup: Sips & Scrum Solutions

    Online event

    🗣 Want to learn more about specific problems and solutions in the scrum world from experienced scrum professionals? 😀 Grab a beverage of your choice and join us for Sips & Scrum Solutions, where we will have a variety of professionals speaking casually and candidly about their experiences on scrum teams. There will also be opportunities for networking and several opportunities to engage with our community in fun, lighthearted ways! 🙂 6:00-6:30 ➡️Join our Online Meetup https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82903012359?pwd=N2JkdHN0cUE2U3dRSlIvY09vSDkvUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: scrumrva *Dial by phone info at bottom ➡️ Networking/Introduce Yourself via Padlet https://padlet.com/erin_hill7/6ga8tmxbeqmr1y98 Password: scrumrva 6:30-7:25 🟢 Learn from scrum professionals, who will share a problem they once experienced with scrum teams and approaches they used for solving it. Feel free to ask questions after each person shares their experience.👥 7:25-7:45 ⏱ Game Time! Test your scrum chops with this trivia game! 🎯 7:45-8:00 ➡️ Wrap up & Share feedback 🛑Done, done! *One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,752040# US (Germantown) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,752040# US (Chicago) Dial by your location [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbGliQPP65

  • Remote! Best Practices and Lessons Learned with Facilitating Remote Team Events

    Agile Richmond, Agile C'ville, and ScrumRVA are partnering to present an interactive discussion around best practices and lessons learned with facilitating distributed teams, Scrum Events, team meetings, etc. With COVID-19 and many practitioners and teams now working in a distributed way, we'll all share and learn techniques, tools, and best practices to help you and your teams be more productive, engaged, and successful in achieving their goals when highly distributed. AGENDA: 6pm: Zoom session opens; Marty and Mark to assist with connectivity issues. 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Q&A/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done

  • Remote Meeting! March Meetup: Implementing Scrum: Back to the Basics

    A zoom link will be shared to RSVPs via email the day of the event. AGENDA: 6pm: Zoom session opens; Jessica to assist with connectivity issues. 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Q&A/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done Join us for a REMOTE March ScrumRVA Meetup where Mike Vizdos will help us all, both seasoned and new Scrum practitioners, get back to the basics. This will be a highly interactive session during which we dig into real world issues from Scrum implementations. Mike's website: https://www.michaelvizdos.com/.

  • February Gathering: World Cafe - Succeeding with Agile and Scrum

    10700 Capital One Way

    AGENDA: 6pm: Pizza & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA World Cafe 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done Unifying question: What have been the successes and challenges implementing Agile/Scrum projects at your organization. Considering those successes and challenges, what would you indicate as best practices when leveraging Agile/Scrum. World Cafe is an easy-to-use method for creating a living network of collaborative dialogue around questions that matter in service to real work. Cafés in different contexts have been named in many ways to meet specific goals, for example Creative Cafés, Strategy Cafés, Leadership Cafés, and Community Cafés. World Café conversations are based on the principles and format developed by the World Café, a global movement to support conversations that matter in corporate, government, and community settings around the world.

  • January Gathering - Leaders at All Levels w/ Esther Derby. Space is Limited!

    UPDATE! This event is SOLD OUT. Keep checking Eventbrite (link below) for openings. As an additional opportunity to learn from Esther, consider joining her and Edge Hill Consulting for a workshop on 1/29! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/esther-derby-find-your-edge-2020-micro-shifts-for-macro-results-tickets-76946307477 __________ Space is limited!! You MUST register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/esther-derby-presents-leaders-at-all-levels-tickets-89075478153 Esther Derby presents “Leaders at All Levels”: a joint Agile Richmond and ScrumRVA monthly meeting About this Event Agile Richmond and ScrumRVA, with incredible thanks to EdgeHill Consulting Group, are thrilled to bring to our community author, consultant, and guide Esther Derby. Author with Diana Larsen of the foundational book, “Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great”, co-organizer of the fantastic PSL (Problem-Solving Leadership) workshop with Don Gray, Esther’s newest book – “7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change: Micro Shifts, Macro Results” – explores the ways change leaders at every level of an organization can shift how they support and attract change, and the heuristics these change leaders can use to help achieve outcomes while supporting and empowering those around them. Join Esther as she discusses “Leaders at All Levels”, which she describes below: — Traditional definitions of leadership emphasize position, formal authority and power, vision, heroics. Those definitions might have been sufficient in another time. Organizations that need to respond to a fast-changing environment and desire continuous improvement require a different kind of leadership and a different kind of leader. That requires that we think differently about leadership is, and what leaders do. I hope you’ll join me to explore how to be a leader at any level. —

  • November Gathering - Lightning Talks (combined Meetup with Agile Richmond!)

    For November we're going to gather with our Agile Richmond friends and colleagues for a Thankful Scrum/Agile Meetup full of Lightning Talks! Submit your idea for a Lightning Talk here: https://forms.gle/omBNhpzMi4C5fdG49 AGENDA: 6pm: Pizza & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Lightning Talks LIGHTNING TALK LINE UP: TBD 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done We'll have an evening filled with short Lightning Talks (usually 5 mins or so) on a wide range of topics around leveraging the Scrum Framework within our teams and organizations. Don't miss the fun! :) Interested in presenting a Lightning Talk for this gathering? Please register your talk here: https://forms.gle/omBNhpzMi4C5fdG49 and we'll send out the final agenda a few days prior to the gathering. RESOURCES: What is a Lightning Talk? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk How to write a Lightning Talk? http://www.heidiwaterhouse.com/2016/06/19/how-to-write-a-lightning-talk/ How to give a Lightning Talk? https://vimeo.com/57965823