Upcoming Agile Events

Agile Arizona 2019 is happening!!!

Upcoming Monthly Meetings:

June 20th [South]Agile Coach - Who do you serve?, Jeremy Wood.
(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.

                                            

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

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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:  The XP 2018 Conference & the 3X Model

Thene will share ideas, findings, and photos from the recent XP 2018 Agile Alliance conference in Portugal.  She’ll briefly discuss some of the “hot topics” at the conference, and then she’ll dig in deeper to one key topic, Kent Beck’s 3X model.  Thene will provide an overview of the 3X model and then lead a group discussion about how this model is changing the shape of her thinking about agile vs. waterfall, scaling concerns, and factory models for IT.

Speaker Bio:  Thene Sheehy

Thene has spent 35 years in IT, with roles from COBOL programmer (back in the dark ages), to Data Analyst/Architect and JAD Facilitator (in the Information Engineering years), IT Director, Project/Program Manager, Scrum Master, and Agile Coach. She has led teams of data analyst/architects, DBA’s, system/software designers, project managers, developers, business analysts, application admins, and scrum masters. She was instrumental in the creation of a strategic data model for a major airline and a long-distance telecom company, participated in the launch of the wireless industry, and created a strategic telemedicine technology architecture and roadmap for a healthcare system in the Midwest. She created a computer training center and internet café business, which doubled as a computer gaming center on weekends. Thene has worked with methodologies including structured analysis and design, information engineering, OO, iterative/spiral, and was most recently introduced to agile and scrum in 2013. Thene loves to work with highly productive teams in energizing and creative settings to solve big problems and create lasting solutions. She is currently with Ignite Technologies as a Project Manager.

Certifications: PMP (since 2005), PMI-ACP, CSP, SMC, SPOC, AEC, Trainer

The slides from the June 5th North meeting have been posted – Click Here – Dojo Phx SUG

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:  Welcome to the Dojo, a Magical Place!

Imagine you are a coach trying to help teams embrace the agile values and principles, to become truly empowered and self-organizing teams. Imagine that you have an idea for helping a team have better retrospectives or how to show them the value of maintaining a healthy backlog. What if, on average, you had to wait only a day to implement that idea? What if the team you are coaching could see and realize the value of changes in a matter of days? These are the realities of coaching in a dojo. A dojo is place set aside for learning new skills and improving existing ones. Teams, each with dedicated process and technical coaches, spend six weeks honing their agility by the working on their real project work in two and half day “hyper-sprints” where the very short feedback loops challenge the teams to learn, experiment and adapt. The dojo is a place of experimentation with expert coaches that yields rapid and “sticky” learning. In this talk we’ll look at the mechanics of an Agile Dojo, how and why magic happens in the Dojo, and talk about how to succeed (or not) with a dojo.

Speaker Bio:  David Hammerslag

David is a senior Lean/Agile coach with Solutions IQ, an Accenture company. His passion is helping teams and individuals be the best possible versions of themselves. He has over ten years experience as coaching Agile teams and organizations and over thirty years software experience as developer, manager, project manager, process architect and Lean/Agile coach. David has spent the last eighteen months helping to establish dojos in various locations, coaching teams and developing other coaches for his client.

The slides from this June 5th meeting have been posted – Click Here – Dojo Phx SUG

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:  Welcome to the Dojo, a Magical Place!

Imagine you are a coach trying to help teams embrace the agile values and principles, to become truly empowered and self-organizing teams. Imagine that you have an idea for helping a team have better retrospectives or how to show them the value of maintaining a healthy backlog. What if, on average, you had to wait only a day to implement that idea? What if the team you are coaching could see and realize the value of changes in a matter of days? These are the realities of coaching in a dojo.

A dojo is place set aside for learning new skills and improving existing ones. Teams, each with dedicated process and technical coaches, spend six weeks honing their agility by the working on their real project work in two and half day “hyper-sprints” where the very short feedback loops challenge the teams to learn, experiment and adapt. The dojo is a place of experimentation with expert coaches that yields rapid and “sticky” learning. In this talk we’ll look at the mechanics of an Agile Dojo, how and why magic happens in the Dojo, and talk about how to succeed (or not) with a dojo.

Speaker Bio:  David Hammerslag

David is a senior Lean/Agile coach with Solutions IQ, an Accenture company. His passion is helping teams and individuals be the best possible versions of themselves. He has over ten years experience as coaching Agile teams and organizations and over thirty years software experience as developer, manager, project manager, process architect and Lean/Agile coach. David has spent the last eighteen months helping to establish dojos in various locations, coaching teams and developing other coaches for his client.

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:  The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Paired Programming

Come and hear about one of Nationwide’s agile team’s journey to adopt pair programming. “Pair Development?!  Critics judge it does not work, it slows teams down, plus the teams do not fundamentally want to work in pairs.  Here is the story of one of Nationwide’s agile teams journeys to adopt pair programming. A story of a successful implementation of dev/test pair development with metrics and proof it works.

Speaker Bio:  Heather Salcedo

Heather Salcedo is a Scrum Master for Nationwide Insurance, where she is currently leading a lean/agile team implementing a cloud based software solution for Nationwide Private Client (one of the companies within Nationwide).  She has been with Nationwide Insurance for 16 years.  She has worked on many major Nationwide initiatives over the years and was instrumental in using Test Automation on a legacy platform as well as creating automation frameworks for mainframe systems.  In addition to her IT knowledge she holds insurance licenses in both the personal and commercial lines sectors.

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