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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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[North] April 3rd – Cultivating Culture in a New Development Team

[North] April 3rd – Cultivating Culture in a New Development Team

The slides from this April 3rd meeting have been posted – See them here! Where: Axosoft (Google Map) 13835 North Northsight Boulevard #205 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Agenda: 6:00 Registration Food and Drink 6:25 Announcements 6:30 Begin the Meeting 8:00 Closing Messages and Announcements

Description:  Cultivating Culture in a New Development Team

In this discussion, we will look at some of the lessons learned while growing an agile development organization from 6 people to 26 people in less than one year.  As a group, we’ll discuss what types of behaviors are desirable, why they are desirable, and ways to get those behaviors.  You will leave with ideas and techniques for encouraging behaviors which are in line with company and agile cultures and how to discourage other behaviors.

Speaker Bio:  Diana Sherwood

Diana Sherwood is an Agile Coach at Solera Health. She has a diverse background. She’s worked in software development for 10+ years, she has an iPhone App. Diana has worked as a software developer at General Dynamics, Motorola, and for Electronic Data Behandeling (EDB) in Norway. EDB basically means “IT” and she worked in their consulting  team. Outside of technology, Diana facilitates experiential learning events for teams which include: rock climbing and using Legos to increase collaboration and reveal system flaws. Currently, she works closely with the leadership at Solera Health to cultivate an Agile culture and to incorporate metrics driven experimentation.

[North] April 3rd – Cultivating Culture in a New Development Team

[North] March 1st: SAFe’s Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Where: Axosoft (Google Map) 13835 North Northsight Boulevard #205 Scottsdale, AZ 85260   Agenda: 6:00 Registration Food and Drink 6:25 Announcements 6:30 Begin the Meeting 8:00 Closing Messages and Announcements

Description:  SAFe's Continuous Delivery Pipeline

The Continuous Delivery Pipeline (also referred to as ‘pipeline’) represents the workflows, activities, and automation needed to provide a continuous release of value to the end user. The pipeline consists of four elements: Continuous Exploration (CE), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD), and Release on Demand.  Charles Maddox will discuss and summarize the pipelines objectives and best practices while applying SAFe's Lean-Agile principles.  Real and concrete examples will be given on how you can get your team up to speed in adopting some of the recommended continuous delivery practices.

Speaker Bio:  Charles Maddox

Over 20 years of technical leadership in software and electronics development. Proven team leader and strategy developer. Entrepreneurial minded, enabling the ability to be flexible and grasp the big picture and concepts quickly to develop and coordinate a plan of action. A change agent, a person of influence, motivator, and coach. Well respected and regarded by peers because of ethical and consistent leadership practices.
[South] Feb 15th – Design Studios: Unleashing Your Teams Creative Potential!

[South] Feb 15th – Design Studios: Unleashing Your Teams Creative Potential!

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

Design Studios: Unleashing Your Teams Creative Potential!

The early stages of product discovery and development can crucially influence the success and direction of any product. Yet these stages tend to be fuzzy, highly politicized, and under-documented.  Design studios address this challenge by bringing the team together and allow ideas from various perspectives and insights to percolate within the team.

Design Studio methodology provides a collaborative, pragmatic process of illumination, sketching, presentation, critique, and iteration, leading to a shared vision and hopefully a more coherent and elegant solution.

This highly interactive session will showcase how teams can use Design Studio technique to explore opportunities and innovate products to better serve customer’s needs.

Speaker Bio: Kalpesh Shah

Kalpesh is a Culture Hacker, Speaker & Enterprise Agile and Product Coach with experience in creating and working with different shapes and sizes of Agile teams. He is invited to industry leading regional and global Agile conferences and has presented his ideas and experiments in over 13 conferences in Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas.

He has worked with organizations ranging from Fortune 50 companies to startups, helping them make the transition to Agile way of working, implementing Agile at Scale, employ Lean Product Development approaches and instill Lean Startup mindset.

His latest passion is Culture Hacking through continuous experimentation which will promote innovative thinking, extend openness, embody rationality, and bring design thinking into teams.