The Spirit of Agile: Looking Beyond the Methodology

Chippewa Valley Developers Group
Chippewa Valley Developers Group
Public group

312 S Barstow St

312 S Barstow St · Eau Claire, WI

How to find us

CoLab is located on the second floor of 312 S Barstow. Go through the doors for the Redeeming Grace Church directly across the street from Micon cinema. Turn left as you walk in, and go to the back where you can take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

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NOTE: For this event, we are *NOT* meeting at our regular location.

Networking and pizza start around 5:15 PM and the presentation starts at 6 PM.

Agile has never been as popular, or as confusing as it is right now.

Let's take a look beyond the "rules" of Agile and instead talk about the spirit of it. We'll explore what Agility really means, how to embrace an Agile mindset and how to overcome many of the pitfalls that make up our Agile experiences.

Agile was meant to make the lives of Engineering teams easier, but as it has grown into its own monster it has caused much confusion and suffering. It doesn’t have to be that way. If we look past all of the “rules” that have been established in the Agile world we begin to see the intent, and the intent of Agile is still as helpful as it has ever been. We’ll take some time to chew up the meat and spit out the bones.

We'll discuss:
- The Agile Manifesto and Principles
- Embracing an agile mindset
- The roadblocks that stymie success with Agile
- How to overcome those roadblocks
- How to distinguish the spirit of Agile rather than the rules"

Carlton spent over a decade managing people in various roles and decided being a Scrum Master allowed him to do the things he loved about management without most of the things he disliked. When he’s not scrumming around, Carlton is an attentive husband and father, and a wannabe oil painter who needs many more years before he’s ready to drop the wannabe. He’s also been known the don a leotard or two and step into the amateur squared circle for some ‘rasslin fun.

This meeting is sponsored by Gopher Guides