• Midtown Agile Community Meetup

    ATDC

    12:00 - 12:30 Lunch / Socialize - Food will be provided by our generous sponsor: Broadcom / Rally Software 12:30 - 1:30 Lean Coffee 1:30 - 2:00 Socialize Our goal is to create a non-commercial / non-affiliated space for people in Midtown Atlanta to discuss topics of Agile, DevOps, Lean Startup, software excellence, digital transformation, and business agility. It's about building relationships with other people who care about serving their customers through awesome products and services, whatever name you apply to it. Come and connect!

  • Game without Thrones Workshop - An overview of xScale

    CollabNet VersionOne

    For the first time in Atlanta, we are thrilled to host an XSCALE Game Without Thrones event. GWOT is one of the most exciting and innovative Agile practice patterns being taught today. It shows how to de-scale decision making while maintaining cross-team alignment --- but without resorting to command and control – by instead using practices originating with the Iroquois Nations. Jeremy Pullen and John Badgley will lead an immersive hands-on de-scaling Lego workshop with no masters, no owners, no hierarchies, and no command and control. This is pure self-organization across multiple teams and streams driven directly by business constraints and quantitative metrics. Space is limited to the first 20 attendees, so please only sign up if you’re committed to come. We expect to have a waiting list. = = = = = = = = = = = = = About XSCALE = = = = = = = = = = = = = XSCALE Alliance is the Linux of the agile world, an open learning ecosystem of prominent independent coaches and consultancies evolving an open-content alternative to the “Agile Industrial Complex”. This alternative takes the form of a principled pattern language, not a framework, for self-directing portfolios of self-managing streams of self-organizing teams - a “de-scaled” organization in which all feedback loops are tight, all meetings are small, and all decision-making is face-to-face. www.xscalealliance.org = = = = = = = = = = = = = Agenda = = = = = = = = = = = = = 6:00pm to 6:30pm – Pizza and Networking 6:30pm to 8:30 pm – Game Without Thrones 8:30pm to 9:00pm – Debrief = = = = = = = = = = = = = About your facilitators = = = = = = = = = = = = = Jeremy Pullen loves the intersection of people, process, and technology. In addition to his 23+ years building large scale software systems, he is also an XSCALE Coach and an Accredited Kanban Trainer. Jeremy is a principal consultant with Polodis, a DevSecOps transformation consulting firm in Atlanta, GA. You can follow him on Twitter @jeremypullen. John Badgley is a Business Agility Lead, Enterprise and Portfolio Coach, XSCALE Lead, Creator of G5: Enabling Real Change for People and Companies, Personal and Career Agility Coach, and creator of Agile Fight Club. You can learn more about him at www.kudzooo.com/portfolio.htm.

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  • Pizza and Lean Coffee

    CollabNet VersionOne

    For a twist this month we'll crowd source relevant topics and have an engaging discussion from a variety of perspectives. Come join us for fun, food and the chance to connect with other agile enthusiasts!

  • SM 101 Community - Working Agreements, Def of Ready and Done (via Zoom)

    This session was dreamed up by Sr. Scrum Masters that want to share knowledge they've acquired over the years with brand new Scrum Masters. In this session we'll give advice on how to establish working agreements, definition of ready and definition of done Link to Meeting https://zoom.us/j/8352189418

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  • SM 101 Community - Managing remote teams (via Zoom)

    Needs a location

    This session was dreamed up by Sr. Scrum Masters that want to share knowledge they've acquired over the years with brand new Scrum Masters. In this session we'll give advice on how manage remote teams and build tight collaboration across time zones Link to Meeting https://zoom.us/j/8352189418

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  • Agile Teams across Time and Space with Josh Kite and Michelle Webb

    Agile Teams Across Time and Space with Josh Kite The Agile Manifesto calls for us to work face to face, but that is not always feasible for a number of reasons. Josh will talk through a few simple, practical things you can to to make your distributed teams more effective. While this discussion is focused on development teams, the concepts can improve all of your dispersed meetings regardless of who is involved. Josh is the owner of PIVOT Agile and has impacted Agile adoption at many companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Equifax, Anthem, and L Brands Michelle is a Senior Agile Coach at Eliassen Group with a passion for helping teams and trains succeed in their Agile journeys.

  • SM 101 Community - Running Effective Retrospectives (via Zoom)

    This session was dreamed up by Sr. Scrum Masters that want to share knowledge they've acquired over the years with brand new Scrum Masters. In this session we'll give advice on how to run effective retrospectives and discover why these are the most important scrum ceremony on your calendar Link to Meeting https://zoom.us/j/8352189418

  • SM 101 Community - Relative Estimation and Team Velocity (via Zoom)

    This session was dreamed up by Sr. Scrum Masters that want to share knowledge they've acquired over the years with brand new Scrum Masters. In this session we'll give advice on how to do relative estimation and establish a team's velocity. Link to Meeting https://zoom.us/j/8352189418

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  • Agile Coach Peer to Peer Community of Practice

    Needs a location

    This is a community of practice for Agile Coaches and Transformation Leaders. We'll have a lean coffee type agenda and share challenges and successes with the goal of encouraging each other and learning together. Link to Meeting https://zoom.us/j/8352189418

  • SM 101 Community - Working with Remote Teams (via Zoom)

    Needs a location

    This session was dreamed up by Sr. Scrum Masters that want to share knowledge they've acquired over the years with brand new Scrum Masters. In this session we'll cover a key concept...how to best work with remote teams! Link to Meeting https://zoom.us/j/8352189418