- August Gathering: Lean Beer (or coffee) & Social
LOCATION: Rock Bottom Brewery (Short Pump Town Center) 11800 Angela Dr Suite 2098, Richmond, VA 23233 AGENDA: 6p: Appetizers, Lean Beer/Coffee, Social (**ScrumRVA will provide a few appetizers to get started**) 8:30p: Done What is Lean Beer? Lean Beer is an alternative to Lean Coffee and a great place to ask questions and share your Scrum and Agile war stories over an adult beverage, if you choose. We discuss any topics on Agile and Lean that are of interest to whoever is gathered. You suggest the topics, then we mix them up and pull them out of a hat. We manage our discussions via time boxes, and a Roman vote (drinks up/drinks down).
- July Meetup: Scrum in Unusual Places
Join us to learn more about applications of scrum in unusual places, such as schools like CodeRVA Regional High School (pictured). You will also have opportunities to share your own experiences applying scrum in unusual places. AGENDA: 6pm: Food & Networking, Sponsored by AgileNav 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering Goal: As a ScrumRVA User Group member, I want to learn more about scrum in unusual places, so that I can broaden my applications of scrum & ultimately create a more agile lifestyle. 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done Thank you to this month's sponsor, AgileNav!
- June Meetup: Mindfulness for Scrum Teams!
Join us for the June ScrumRVA Meetup! Capital One's Sky Fraker will be speaking, with a focus on Mindfulness for Scrum Teams. Sky Fraker is a student of Meditation, with life experience that includes 24/7 practice in a monastic setting. As a Scrum Master at Capital One, she uses the techniques of Mindfulness with her teams to navigate change & deliver continuous improvement. Sky also teaches Mindfulness Classes through Capital One University & through private team engagements. Special thanks goes to Farhenheit IT this month for offering to sponsor food/beverages for this event! Fahrenheit IT is the leader in digital and creative workforce solutions. Our knowledge and subject matter expertise runs deep––we stay on top of the latest trends so you don’t have to. Our unique point of view allows us to connect with the most talented, remarkable candidates and match them to exceptional opportunities. To us, it’s not just a business. It’s our passion. AGENDA: 6pm: Food & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done
- May Meetup: Stop Coachsplaining - Finding Your Coaching Stance
Join us for the May ScrumRVA Meetup! As Scrum Practitioners we're not just Scrum Masters, Product Owners, or team members, we're also servant leaders, continuous improvement mavens and coaches! Come hear Braz Brandt, Agile Coach, help us navigate the coaching space. Topic: Stop Coachsplaining - Finding Your Coaching Stance As Agile Coaches we straddle the fine line between "expert" and "coach". We work tirelessly to create the right environment and ask the best questions to unlock the goodness in those around us. Sometimes, though, we get asked a question or to facilitate something and we forget. We get excited. We get on a roll and jump into expert mode and forget to come back up for air. We start "Coachsplaining". In this workshop, we will learn about the different stances we take when we're coaching, and discover how to probe continuously to ensure we are taking the appropriate stance in every interaction. A HUGE thanks goes out to this month's food sponsor, Signature Consultants! Signature Consultants was established in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1997. Since then, we have grown to have 27 branches across the US, with 2,500 active consultants, making us the 15th largest Staffing Company. Our Richmond location was founded in 2006 to support clients across various industries including finical, entertainment, insurance and healthcare. We hold strong to our mission of “Doing the Right Thing” and ensure to stay in contact on a regular basis. Treating clients and consultants as part of our family has helped us to be voted one of the best staffing firms to work for the past 9 years. Please call us at[masked] or visit our website https://www.sigconsult.com/ to learn more. AGENDA: 6pm: Pizza & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done
- April Meetup: Dual Track & Delivery Management | How CarMax Implements Scrum
**Please note we have a different location for April's Meetup** Join us for the April ScrumRVA Meetup where the CarMax Product and Delivery Management Teams will introduce the concepts of Dual Track Agile & Delivery Management, as well as facilitate a group discussion on different implementations of Scrum. Bring your questions, ideas, and views on the pros/cons of different Scrum implementation strategies and "hybrid" roles. A huge thanks to CarMax, who will be the venue and food sponsor for this month's event! **This month's Meetup will be held at the CarMax Home Office located at 12800 Tuckahoe Creek Pkwy.** AGENDA: 6pm: Pizza & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done
- March Meetup: User Story Mapping
Frustrated with your backlog? Is your team struggling to connect with the big picture? Join us for the March ScrumRVA Meetup where Brian Campbell will cover the basics of User Story Mapping! There will be an interactive workshop as well as a discussion of how story mapping can be used to help plan and implement Scrum projects. A huge thanks to Summit Human Capital, who will be the food sponsor for this month's event! https://summithumancapital.com/ AGENDA: 6pm: Pizza & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done
- February Meetup: Implementing Scrum: Back to the Basics
AGENDA: 6pm: Pizza & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done Join us for the February 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/. A huge thanks to TEKSystems, who will be the food sponsor for this month's event! https://www.teksystems.com/en/careers/become-a-consultant
- January Meetup: ScrumRVA "FUTUREspective"!
AGENDA: 6pm: Pizza & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done Join us for the January ScrumRVA Meetup and help set our course for 2019! What are our goals, hopes, and ambitions for this group and how will we come together to achieve them? Jessica Allison and Chris Eide will facilitate a Futurespective, helping define our combined vision for all that ScrumRVA will achieve in 2019 and using our Scrum/Agile toolkit to turn this into a backlog of actionable and valuable user stories. For old friends and new friends alike, this session is designed to help us kick off 2019 right and ensure this Meetup is all we want it to be!
- November Gathering: Open Space
AGENDA: 6pm: Pizza & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done Join us for and Open Space-styled meetup, where you will generate a marketplace of inquiry, reflection, and learning. As participants, you will be in charge of the session by suggesting topics and spontaneously joining any discussion you find interesting. It all depends on your interests. Enjoy some pizza, meet some great people, and discuss your topics around Scrum and Agile. This will be our last session for the year!
- October Gathering: Capital One DevOps Dojo
AGENDA: 6pm: Pizza & Networking 6:30pm: ScrumRVA Gathering 8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking 8:30pm: Done, Done The Dojo is unique, differential, and immersive rapid learning approach to build new or improve our Product, Lean, Agile, and Technology muscles while working on your backlog The team will use their existing work to upskill and improve for up to 6 weeks using two day sprints The Dojo is staffed with a team of Agile/Product and Technical coaches to help teams truly learn and use the skills and values they need to succeed.