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Agile is becoming the preferred way of managing products and projects which are of a complex and or emergent nature. As an illustration, the public sectors in the UK and USA have realised the benefits of methods which support Agility and are now demanding that IT Projects are run using Agile practices.

This is a free group which gives the opportunity to learn more about Agile approaches and what they can do for you, your teams, businesses, and products please come along and join us.

Whether you're just curious to find out more or you have many years of experience, this group is for you. The group welcomes anyone who is interested in running projects where reduced risk, early delivery, early return on investment, high quality and great customer satisfaction are frequently a feature.

This is a regular opportunity for you and your colleagues to come to a friendly environment and collaborate with peers in the Agile community. We offer featured sessions with industry recognised experts, as well as welcoming contributions from less experienced professionals.

If you would like to speak or present at a future MeetUp, please contact the organisers giving an outline of what you propose to present and we can take it from there.

Similar groups to this exist in London and Bath/Bristol. Excellent as they are, they can be a challenge to get to for those living and working in and around Swine-Town-On-The-Hill, Swindon.

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Upcoming events (1)

*POSTPONED* Vit and Kwasi: Product Decision making through Constellations & D...

Nationwide - Wakefield House

Vit and Kwasi present: Product Decision making through Constellations & Deep Democracy Ever wondered how to bring some life into decision making on product direction and feature choices to customers/consumers if you don’t have access to the customers to ask them? How often has Product Owners or organisations to that matter, delivered what they deem as value to customers and it’s not turned out to be what the customers want. Sad to say but some 'acclaimed' Agile teams/organisations continue to face this because; a. They choose not to engage their customers early enough b. Release cadence is too long thereby increasing the feedback loop. c. Feedback loop not in place to encourage customers to feedback through the Product Owner or other open channels. d. Product Owner is inexperienced and don’t have the know-how or embody the values and principle of agility by engaging the customer or satisfying what the customer wants rather than what they want to release. In this workshop, we will be bringing a product hypothesis to constellate and go through the activities of creating the users or stakeholders who need to be heard and what value means to them. We will then constellate around the product and generate ideas and potential direction. By the end of this workshop you will have learnt: • Why constellate the direction of your product? • What constellation is and how to use it • How to set-up for a constellation • How to use constellation to get a sense of what to build first - priorities About Vit: Vitor Henriques Fascinated by human interactions, Vit is a dedicated professional helping groups of individuals transform into true teams. Currently working in a "no managers" organization and empowering people for ownership and autonomy. Helping companies in Portugal embark on their Agile transformation. Speaker at Global Development & Innovation Summit 2018 with Kwasi Owusu-Asomaning on The True Role of the Scrum Master. https://www.linkedin.com/in/connectedminds-vit/ About Kwasi: Passion for humans and curious about what makes us tick and how to unleash our true potential. A true believer in Systems Intelligence.Experience in helping organisations adopt Agility with a key focus on people. Speaker at AOTB 2016: Team Motivation – Putting Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose into Practice. Speaker at Global Development & Innovation Summit 2018 with Vitor Henriques on The True Role of the Scrum Master. Speaker at Aginext 2019. Organisation, Relationship and Systems Coaching (ORSC) trained. International Coach Federation accredited (ICF ACC), Scrum Alliance Certified Coach (CTC) https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwasiowusuasomaning/ Agenda: 5:30 - 6:00 Fresh Pizza will be served 6:00 - 7:00 Session 7:00 - 7:30 Questions and Networking Other useful information Please note this meet up is at Nationwide's *Wakefield House* site, not Nationwide House. This is the site nearest the Old Town area, opposite Intel and the Marriott Hotel. Please park in the visitor's car park 1 and make your way to reception and let reception know you are here for the Agile Meetup. The Meetup will be hosted in the Lower ground floor west in the canteen area,

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