What we’re about
Calling all Agilists... new and experienced!
Whether you call it Lean, Agile, Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scrumban, or any number of other names, many of us have discovered a new way of developing software (and other valuable endeavors) that can dramatically improve our productivity and joy at work. We believe in the empowerment that can be achieved for individuals within companies that have Agile cultures, team structures, tools and processes. Every couple of months, we host a round-table discussing different aspects and challenges of being Agile.
Join us to learn new techniques, get support from peers and mentors, and find new ways to drive change in your organization… all over delicious food with friends!
Who Should Attend?
We welcome everyone who has an interest in improving the productivity and well-being of their teams, regardless of industry. There are several experienced Agile coaches in our ranks. Whether you are a startup founder or a seasoned enterprise executive, a member of a long-running Scrum team or learning about Agile for the first time, we would be very glad to have you join us.
We're also an official Scrum User Group, so you can earn Category A SEUs towards your CSP and other certifications.
Why a potluck? Why not something "easier" to attend like Lean Coffee?
Because attending Lean Coffee is too "easy." You can forge a deeper connection with someone when you've invested more in meeting them (just ask anyone who goes to Burning Man...).
Who We Are
The Agile Potluck has been graced with the brilliant minds of dozens of Agilists, from extremely experienced Agile Coaches to newly minted developers looking for insights. All are welcome to join us.
The concept was invented by Chris Gagné, an agile coach in San Francisco who helps everyone from startups to Fortune 100 companies create a more productive and joyful environment. Agile is his spiritual practice manifested at work.
It's always been our intent to expand the Agile Potluck to more hosts and cities. After over three years and over two dozen highly successful potlucks, we opened up the Bay Area Agile Potluck Series to four new hosts. They have all been wonderful participants of our potlucks in the past and know the spirit of it. Of course--as with all things Agile--they will inspect and adapt for their particular context. Please give a warm, inviting welcome to Dahm, Katherine, Michael and Tushar!