Upcoming Agile Events

Agile Arizona 2019 is happening!!!

Upcoming Monthly Meetings:

August 6th [North/South combined] - Objectives and Key Results - Connecting the Outcomes and the Output. This is a combined North/South meeting with venue and food hosted by Workiva.

September 3rd [North]AgileCoach - Who do you serve?, Brian, Joe, and Phil. (Hosted at IntraEdge, with food by IntraEdge - Thank you!!!) This month's sponsors include IntraEdge for venue and food, Axosoft for venue and Solutions IQ for food.

                                            

Please remember, we'd be in a parking lot - hungry and thirsty if it weren't for our sponsors!  :-)
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North Meeting

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: Scaling Agile is sooo EASY (in theory!)

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. 

Join me in a discussion around popular frameworks, their pros and cons, as well as common challenges organizations deal with when trying to scale and some ways overcome them.

Speaker Bio:  Jeremy Wood

Jeremy Wood leads the Phoenix market and serves as the Director of Agile Transformation Practice at MATRIX. Jeremy has over 15+ years of management, consulting, and academic career spanning from small companies to Fortune 10 organizations. His expertise spans from his diverse background encompassing manufacturing, retail, higher education, non-profit, K-12 education, and airline industries. His passion for creating tailored solutions for each client is largely based on his passion for the Agile mindset. With a focus on outcomes and overall business agility to adapt to ever changing market changes; he leverages best practices from popular Agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, and XP to scaling solutions including SAFe, LeSS, DaD, Nexus, and Scrum at Scale. He emphasizes the importance of adopting an Agile mindset across the entire organization, not just IT; where true business agility exists.



South Meeting

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:  Persona Creation and User Story Mapping Simulation

Join us as we discuss the importance of customer empathy through a simulation inspired by Jeff Patton’s story mapping technique. In this workshop we will create personas, create a user story map and make connections to how this technique can be used in your business setting. Come prepared to engage in a hands on experience and take with you the know-how needed to facilitate persona creation and user story mapping in your company.

Speaker Bio:  Nicole Bucher

Nicole is an Agile Coach who provides guidance, support and coaching to teams, individuals and leaders in all agile roles to reach their highest potential. 15 years of Nicole’s work experiences have been in Financial and Educational industries where she specialized in large ERP implementations and integrations. She has experiences with leading waterfall to agile transformations and has deep knowledge of product management, agile principles and frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban and SAFe.

North Meeting

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:  Benefits of Customer Journeys and Agile Value Streams

Many people are familiar with Agile Value Streams, but what are Customer Journeys?  Who within an organization generally drives Customer Journeys and/or Agile Value Streams?  What are the benefits and business outcomes of using Value Streams and Customer Journeys? Often times these tools can have a profound effect on increasing brand loyalty, product adoption, and reducing customer churn.

In this talk, we will quickly cover the basics of what are Value Streams and Customer Journeys.  We’ll look at the relationship between the two, and we’ll look at examples of each.  The examples will highlight both challenges and successes of implementing Customer Journeys and Agile Value Streams.  We’ll also review the key Success Factors of a successful Customer Journey program.

Speaker Bio:  Mike Ray

Mike is the Chief Architect at Chassi, a platform for Business and Technology Professionals.  Mike is a Technology leader, strategist, and a builder.   He leverages many types of technologies to achieve the desired business outcomes.  Mike has expertise in a number of different industries as well as experience in applying different forms of technology in those industries.

South Meeting

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:  Benefits of Customer Journeys and Agile Value Streams

Many people are familiar with Agile Value Streams, but what are Customer Journeys?  Who within an organization generally drives Customer Journeys and/or Agile Value Streams?  What are the benefits and business outcomes of using Value Streams and Customer Journeys? Often times these tools can have a profound effect on increasing brand loyalty, product adoption, and reducing customer churn.

In this talk, we will quickly cover the basics of what are Value Streams and Customer Journeys.  We’ll look at the relationship between the two, and we’ll look at examples of each.  The examples will highlight both challenges and successes of implementing Customer Journeys and Agile Value Streams.  We’ll also review the key Success Factors of a successful Customer Journey program.

Speaker Bio:  Mike Ray

Mike is the Chief Architect at Chassi, a platform for Business and Technology Professionals.  Mike is a Technology leader, strategist, and a builder.   He leverages many types of technologies to achieve the desired business outcomes.  Mike has expertise in a number of different industries as well as experience in applying different forms of technology in those industries.

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