What we're about

CALGARY AGILE meets the second Thursday of every month (September to May) at Improving Calgary. We provide a focal point for the use of agile methods in local businesses and organizations. Our diverse and inclusive membership includes software developers, managers, business professionals, researchers, students, and people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

We have a local focus and our meetings promote networking within our agile community. Members are encouraged to ask questions, offer to speak, propose alternative meeting styles, and to fully participate. Each meeting typically starts with a half-hour "meet and greet" session where members can socialize and have fun. This is followed by a one hour talk by a distinguished guest. We are always experimenting with more ideas, and encourage active engagement, so subscribe for the latest!

History: CALGARY AGILE has evolved since being founded as the Calgary Agile Methods User Group in 2002 by Dr. Frank Maurer and Dr. Grigori Melnik at the University of Calgary. Having grown to be Calgary's largest agile user group as well as the longest running. Topics that have been presented include: Agile Product and Portfolio Ownership, Business Agility, Cultivating Agile Culture and Mindsets, Scaling Organizations, Agile software development, Extreme programming (XP), Lean software development, Clean Code, Kanban, Lean startup, facilitation techniques, Coaching Agile Teams, Organizational and Leadership Coaching, and many engaging industry experience presentations, activities, panels, discussions and workshops.

Upcoming events (1)

Delivering Value: Strategies for Building High-Performing Products and Teams

In today's fast-paced, ever-changing business landscape, delivering value to customers is more important than ever. But what is value, and how do we know when we're delivering it?

This interactive session will explore the key concepts of value and how to accelerate it using the Value Exponential framework. Through real-world examples, attendees will learn how to identify and deliver value to their customers, as well as how to measure and track their success using Evidence-Based Management techniques from Scrum.org.

The session will also explore the importance of valuing people and living by values, and how these elements are critical to building high-performing teams. Attendees will participate in small group discussions and exercises designed to promote dialogue and interject energy, and will leave with clear, measurable learning objectives that they can employ in their own organizations.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the key concepts of value and how to accelerate it using the Value Exponential framework
  • Identify and deliver value to customers through real-world examples and case studies
  • Learn how to measure and track success using Evidence-Based Management techniques
  • Explore the importance of valuing people and living by values in building high-performing teams
  • Leave with clear, measurable learning objectives that can be employed in their own organizations

Join us for this innovative and exciting session and learn how to take your products and teams to the next level!

Additional Info
This is a hybrid event. This event will be interactive so be prepared to speak and use video in small groups.

Attending in person? Food will be served at 6:00pm.
Attending remote? Online event will start at 6:20pm.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86489920294?pwd=TGV6NkhEZWNxMU9PdC95SGFDUUx2dz09

Please indicate in the RSVP if you will be in person or virtual.
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Past events (120)

Happy Hour Meet-up Featuring Agile Games