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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Apr 12, 2018 | Meeting Announcement
Description: Cultivating the Vital Behaviors of Innovation
Yes, innovation has become a buzzword – but for good reason – as it is the important process of creating new value in the form of novel products and services. Innovation is about doing, testing, and experimenting. True to that nature the format of this interactive workshop will focus on action and experiential learning. You will have the chance to learn why and how playful approaches can help teams become more innovative – especially when working in cross-functional teams. We will experience techniques for cultivating an appreciation and synthesis of different perspectives. We will explore what constitutes barriers to innovation, find out why innovation is so challenging, and learn about two avenues that can support innovation: 1) Innovation Frameworks and 2) Vital Behaviors of Innovation.
Speaker Bio: Camilla Nørgaard Jensen, PhD
Mar 28, 2018 | Meeting Announcement
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.
Feb 22, 2018 | Meeting Announcement