Welcome to the Phoenix Scrum User Group!
It has been a long break after the Agile Arizona conference in November, but we're happy to be back doing meetups! Note that we are mostly using Meetup to schedule the monthly meetings, so please check-out Meetup and register. IF for some reason you can't register with Meetup (please try), just send an email to [email protected], and we'll get you the Zoom URL.
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March 30 [ONLINE]: Ideation to Implementation
Mar 15, 2021 | Online Meeting
6:00 - Be Connected
6:05 - Meeting Start
6:15ish - Talk Start
7:45ish - Meeting End
Great ideas can be sabotaged by poor implementation. Join in this hands-on, action-focused session to take our great ideas for products, initiatives, systems, and projects and actually implement them in a way that is effective, efficient, and sustainable. Attendees will learn from engaging stories, lively discussions, and fun activities practical ways to implement great ideas into your organization.
- Gain an understanding of implementation processes
- Learn how to effectively lead change initiatives through discussion and practical activities
- Be able to address obstacles and challenges to implementation
Amber VanderburgAmber Vanderburg is a multi-award-winning international businessperson, keynote speaker, and founder of The Pathwayz Group. In 2016, she was the only female, only American, and only blonde Academy elite football coach for the Adidas Gameday Academy/Paris Saint Germain Academy in Bangalore, India. She worked with an international team of coaches to transform the organizational design, training development, and corporate culture to cultivate a higher-performing team. Today, Amber works with international teams in an action-focused approach to guide teams to become more effective, more efficient, and more enjoyable.
April 23rd [ ONLINE ]: Introduction to Evidence-Based Management (EBM) – Measure and improve your ability to deliver value?
Apr 9, 2020 | Online Meeting
We're very excited to be able to our first completely online meeting. This is a great topic presented by Patricia and Kurt from Scrum.org. They have spend A LOT of time on this topic. The Evidence-Based Management (EBM) framework identifies four Key Value Areas that give organizations an Agile focus to MEASURE and DELIVER real business value.
6:00 - Be Connected
6:05 - Meeting Start
6:15ish - Talk Start
7:45ish - Meeting End
Evidence-Based Management (EBM) - How do you measure and improve your ability to deliver value?
Agile organizations know that frequent inspection of results limits risk and improves the ability to deliver value. Their leaders manage investments based on ROI and value. At the same time, they work to influence the organization to create an adaptive culture that allows it to take advantage of opportunities before their competitors do.
Evidence-Based Management (EBM) is a framework organizations can use to help them measure, manage, and increase the value they derive from their product delivery. EBM helps organizations put their right measures in place to invest in the right places, make smarter decisions and reduce risk using an iterative and incremental approach. Using empiricism helps organizations to embrace agile principles and values, helping them seek a better way forward by delivering value, inspecting the results, and adapting their approach to improve.
Kurt Bittner and Patricia Kong from Scrum.org present the Evidence-Based Management framework and address the following questions:
- What are organizations trying to achieve with agility?
- What are organizations trying to achieve with measurement?
- Why do traditional measures fail to achieve this?
- How can EBM help you continuously improve?
Patricia Kong and Kurt Bittner
Patricia Kong is the Product Owner of the Scrum.org enterprise solutions program, which includes the Nexus Framework, Evidence-Based Management, Scrum Studio, and Scrum Development Kit. She is co-author of The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum published by Pearson. She is also a public speaker and mentor. She also created and launched the Scrum.org Partners in Principle Program. Patricia emerged through the financial services industry, and has led product development, product management and marketing for several early stage companies in the US and Europe. At Forrester Research, Patricia worked with their largest clients focusing on business development and delivery engagements.
Kurt Bittner has more than 30 years of experience delivering working software in short, feedback-driven cycles. He has helped a wide variety of organizations adopt agile software delivery practices, including large banking, insurance, manufacturing, and retail organizations, as well as large government agencies. He has worked for or with large software delivery organizations including Oracle, HP, IBM, and Microsoft, and is a former technology industry analyst with Forrester Research. His focus is on helping organizations build strong, self-organizing, high-performance teams that deliver solutions that customers love. He is the author of four books on software development-related topics, including The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum. He is based in Boulder, Colorado and serves as VP of Enterprise Solutions for Scrum.org.
[SPECIAL North/South] – The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future
Oct 7, 2019 | Meeting Announcement, North Meeting, South Meeting
Where: IntraEdge (Google Map)
5660 W Chandler Blvd #1
Chandler, AZ 85226
6:00 Registration Food and Drink
6:30 Begin the Meeting
8:00 Closing Messages and Announcements
NOTE: This is a "Special" combined North/South Meeting. We have JJ Sutherland speaking. JJ is the author "The Scrum Fieldbook" (released 10/1/19). JJ is also the son of Jeff Sutherland (co-creator of Scrum) - see bio. JJ will be remote, but very much LIVE to answer questions. Sorry, this meeting will NOT be repeated.
Description: The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future
On October 1st, JJ Sutherland's hands-on, practical guide to excelling with Scrum is released. In The Scrum Fieldbook, JJ takes leaders, managers, and employees deeper into the specific challenges and new opportunities of an Agile world. He shows how the Scrum framework can be successfully applied to any situation, in any industry, from automobile manufacturers in the US and Europe to home renovation contractors in Minnesota to accelerating US Navy special forces teams in regions of the world we can’t mention.
“Essential for any leader, innovator, or potential disruptor who wants their company to learn how to get out of its own way. Through the compelling stories and data-driven insights, JJ reveals the patterns and anti-patterns that actually matter and provides a practical guide on how to implement Scrum@Scale. . . and unleash its potential to truly nudge the world.”
Nathaniel Davis, CEO & Executive Product Owner, Drinkworks
Speaker Bio: JJ. Sutherland
JJ Sutherland is the CEO of Scrum Inc., a consulting and training firm that uses Scrum to rapidly deliver results in companies across the globe. He is the author of The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future, and coauthor of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, written with his father, Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum.
Previously, he was an award-winning Correspondent, Producer, and Baghdad Bureau Chief for NPR. He covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring, and the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. He has won Dupont, Peabody, Edward R. Murrow and Lowell Thomas awards for his work.
In his free time, JJ enjoys cooking complicated recipes, traveling to the four corners of the globe, and gaming. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.