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April Agile Manager's Support Group

6:30-7:00 PM 

The pizza's on us!   

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Presentation -
The Process Improvement Challenge
with Steve Bockman

You already have a process in place where you work. It may or may not be clearly defined. It may or may not be well understood. But you have a process of some kind by which you develop your product. The question is: Is that process the best it could ever be, or is there room for improvement? And if there's room for improvement, who are the best people to make the necessary changes?

The Process Improvement Challenge is a hands-on exercise designed to help explore these and related issues. It promises to be both fun and informative.

About Steve

Steve Bockman is a Certified ScrumMaster, agile coach and innovator who began his career as a software developer in 1977. Steve is the founder of North Bay Agile, co-host of the Agile Managers’ Support Group, and the creator of an intuitive estimation technique that many find easier and faster than planning poker.

8:15 - Group Discussion 

Come prepared to share your advice and insights with your peers.Have a prickly question?  Bring it!  

Come join us for an evening of discussion, insight and fun!

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  • Fred I.

    Good event...good topic. Accommodations were a bit tight, but who could complain given the free pizza and drinks. Only real issue is that it went on a bit long...but still, well worth it.

    April 19, 2012

  • Ginny

    I already used the exercise today, and have made an iterative change to our process (more to come, bwa-ha-ha... :-)

    April 19, 2012

  • Joe C.

    The exercise was a blast.

    April 19, 2012

  • Chandra B.

    Steve's presentation was great - clearly illustrated how small process changes can go a big way in improving productivity. The open forum discussion on story points, estimation techniques and related items was highly informative.

    April 19, 2012

  • Gregory W.

    Excellent format. Helpful exercises and interesting Q&A.

    April 19, 2012

  • Bob D.

    Good for networking and also the great process simulation game from Steve. I'll attend more of these.

    April 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great session on process improvement. Steve Bockman led us on journey of discovery in how to identify and implement simple process improvements for teams. Very clear directions created a safe and useful container for us. Thank you Steve!

    April 19, 2012

  • Ron L.

    Steve Bockman has done it again. He debut'ed his Process Improvement Challenge simulation. Its message: teams own their processes and can proactively make them better. (Orders of magnitude better.)

    April 19, 2012

  • oksana w.

    Well organized with a mix of thought-provoking games and discussions. As someone who is learning about the process, I found the meeting well worth my while.

    April 18, 2012

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