What we’re about
Whether you are new or have years of experience, we welcome you to come expand your understanding of Lean/Agile and your network! We would love to have you.
We are a casual but engaged group of people who are passionate about building community, support, capability and agile mindsets in our area. We gather so we and the people we work with better learn/adapt, honor customers and workers, deliver value and enjoy what we do.
Our gathering format varies. We do frequent Lean Coffee sessions(http://leancoffee.org/) which involves attendees determining the topics. We do quarterly Lighting Talk sessions(a bunch of very brief talks allowing a lot of presenters and topics). We are also starting panel sessions along with longer talks regarding topics of interest.
Please read our Code of Conduct (https://bit.ly/3AEGuPF) before attending a meetup. See you soon!
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- [ONLINE] Managing Risk with Agile Product DevelopmentLink visible for attendees
Agile Product Development approaches increase our chance for successful products that customers love. Nearly 30,000 new products are introduced each year, and 95% of them fail, according to Clayton Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School. This statistic looks only at product launches, how many more products development efforts fail before even reaching launch? In this session we explore several techniques for mitigating product development risk and making more of our investments.
About our speaker:
Andrew Smith is a change leader, agilist, and technical professional who specializes in enabling agility through culture, process, technology, and leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia), is a certified practitioner of Leadership Circle Profile, and achieved ICAgile Certified Expert - Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) through the International Consortium for Agile. He has been a developer, systems architect, engineering manager, project lead, consultant, agile coach, developer of leaders, and leader of agile practice. He is currently a Sr Product Manager of Enterprise Agility / Enterprise Agile Coach at Starbucks.
Andrew is an active member of the Agile community and both writes and speaks in support of shared learning. In agile and its (many) related fields, Andrew has found resonance and support for his love of improving the lives and work experience of the people around him, and helping organizations achieve both greater effectiveness and greater degrees of human-friendly and planet-friendly ways of being.
Andrew enjoys Argentine Tango (much missed during the pandemic), yoga, hiking and photography. In 2020 Andrew relocated to Colorado from Iowa so as to be close to family and loves exploring the mountains.