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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.