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Hello everyone!!!!  It's great to get going again.  Like everyone on the planet, we've had to make some adjustments in how we operate.  YES, we are going remote, at least for the short term.  There are actually some big advantages to online.  We also have some ideas to keep people connected, and we'll be putting those in place.  Finally, we're definitely open to new ideas and new approaches, so please contact us if you have any thoughts or would like to get involved.

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April 23rd [ ONLINE ]: Introduction to Evidence-Based Management (EBM) – Measure and improve your ability to deliver value?

April 23rd [ ONLINE ]: Introduction to Evidence-Based Management (EBM) – Measure and improve your ability to deliver value?

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.

Agenda

6:00 - Be Connected
6:05 - Meeting Start
6:15ish - Talk Start
7:45ish - Meeting End

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Description

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?

Speaker Bio(s)

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

[SPECIAL North/South] – The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future

Where: IntraEdge (Google Map)
5660 W Chandler Blvd #1
Chandler, AZ 85226



Agenda:
6:00 Registration Food and Drink
6:25 Announcements
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 [email protected] . . 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.

Sept 19th [South]: Business Agility Portfolios – Selecting the highest business value

Sept 19th [South]: Business Agility Portfolios – Selecting the highest business value

Where: IntraEdge (Google Map)
5660 W Chandler Blvd #1
Chandler, AZ 85226



Agenda:
6:00 Registration Food and Drink
6:25 Announcements
6:30 Begin the Meeting
8:00 Closing Messages and Announcements

Description:  Business Agility Portfolios - Selecting the highest business value

Now that most organizations are in some stage of their Agile Transformation journey, many have found the need or have already attempted to scale Agile throughout their organization.  As most have found out, there are a number of scaling frameworks to choose from, different approaches, different theories, and more than anything; full of challenges to do so effectively in their organization. 

The conversation and workshop is about using agile portfolio practices to enable stakeholders, product owners, scrum masters, UX, architects, and Dev Team to collaborate and select the highest business value that will receive investment dollars.  What If we also spent some energy aligning business strategies to an investment portfolio?  The investment portfolio would be comprised of value delivery outcomes.  As organizations position themselves toward great business agility, strategic positioning helps to steer product development toward customer delight and a thriving business.

The workshop will include hands-on practices to simulate the in-take activity and discussions.

At the conclusion of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Triage requests for investments to determine readiness for business review
  • Select the highest priority investment requests using WSJF
  • Create transparency into the progress of an in-flight initiative
  • Share the story with the organization

Speaker Bio: Dr. Dave Cornelius

Dr. Dave Cornelius is a Servant Leader at KnolShare.org.  He is an entrepreneur, coach and trainer, and serves his community.  His mantra is Helping People Achieve Awesomeness.  Dave has helped Fortune 500 to Fortune 50 companies deliver over one billion dollars in customer value throughout his career using software and technology platforms. He is also an advisor at Tech Launch Arizona, a University of Arizona initiative focused on commercializing UA-created technologies and innovations.  Dr. Cornelius is the founder of 5 Saturdays Agile Education, a program that enables high-school students to pursue a career in technology and business. 

He is the author of the books: 1) Elastic Minds: What are you thinking?,  2) Transforming your leadership character: The lean thinking and agility way, 3) Prayers to my Abba Father God, and 4) Deliver Value.  You may listen to his podcast “KnolShare with Dr. Dave” on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify as well as on GrokShare.com (https://GrokShare.com).