Upcoming Agile Events

NOTE:  Slides for last two meetings have been posted.  See below, as the links are at the top of each meeting post (in Orange).  Also note that Peter is giving discounts for CSM, CSPO, and CAL certifications.

March 7th [North] - Tentative, Featureban: A Flow Simulation, Cat Swetel
March 16th [South] - Tentative, Don't be a Code Lumberjack!, Kalpesh Shah 

April North - TBD
April South - Tentative, Agile Through PM Eyes, Thene Sheehy

Interested in speaking?  Send your name and topic (or just ideas) to:  info@phxsug.org.

The recurring monthly events (generally occur):   1st Tuesday - North Meeting   ::   3rd Thursday - South Meeting

South Meeting

The Value of Hypothesis-Driven Development

 

 

Where:
Infusionsoft    (Google Map)
1260 South Spectrum Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85286

Agenda:
6:00 Registration Food and Drink (no cost Infusionsoft is Sponsoring)
6:25 Announcements
6:30 Begin the Panel
8:00 Closing Messages and Announcements

Description:  The Value of Hypothesis-Driven Development

Compressed feedback loops provide one of the principle benefit of Agile.  Scrum has given us the ability to quickly respond to changing business needs and reduce development costs.  But lets face it even with Scrum, software development is still expensive.  Hypothesis-Driven Development (HDD) lets us conduct quick experiments prior to development to weed out weak ideas prior to committing development effort to them.  HDD increases developer/customer interactions, reduces costs, and it gives us an excuse to act like mad scientists!

Speaker Bio:  Erik Hurst

By day Erik Hurst (www.linkedin.com/in/erik-hurst-93437513is a mild mannered project manager currently introducing Agile to the world of networking hardware solutions.  He enjoys researching new ideas in personal and team motivation, process flow, and product development.  In his role as a Scrum Product Owner Erik implemented capacity-driven planning, behavior-driven development, and hypothesis driven development to improve the teams process and performance.

As a Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Scrum Master Erik is passionate about spreading the word and benefits of Agile outside of the software development community.

Erik lives in Phoenix with his fiancée, two dogs, and two cats.  Their horses live in Gilbert.  When he is not writing about himself in the 3rd person Erik is active in the board gaming community and sports a collection of over 375 board games.

North Meeting

Agile Testing Frameworks

November 11th

North Meeting

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are at a different location for this month. Choice Hotels is both hosting this month’s North meeting and sponsoring the food and beverage – Thank you Choice Hotels!!! So come on out to a new location this month!

Where:
Choice Hotels International
6811 E. Mayo Blvd
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(see map below)
Agenda:
6:00 – Registration – Food and Drink (Thank you Sponsors!)
6:25 – Announcements
6:30 – Begin the Panel
8:00 – Closing Messages and Announcements

Cost:

There is no cost to attend this session, and the food and beverages are provided by our Sponsor(s).

Please Register

If you are already a member of the Phoenix Scrum User’s Group, you have already received an email about this event, just select the “Registration Link” in that email. If you have not received that email, please sign-up (on the left), and we’ll get it out to you!!

Topic Overview:

Agile Testing Frameworks

Once your organization has successfully implemented Agile methodologies, there are two major areas that will require improvements: Continuous Integration and Automated Testing. This presentation illustrates why it’s important to invest in an Agile Testing Framework (ATF) to reduce technical debt, increase quality and accelerate time to market.

Speaker Bio:

Dimitri Ponomareff is a Coach. Whether it’s a sports team, software products or entire organizations, Dimitri has that ability to relate and energize people. He is consistently recognized as a very passionate and successful change agent, with a great capacity to motivate and mobilize teams on the path of continuous improvements. He is a master facilitator, as well as a very exciting speaker with overwhelming positive feedback about his ability to engage an audience.

As a certified Coach, Project Manager and Facilitator of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, he brings a full spectrum of building systems that are well orchestrated by people who understand where to focus their work to generate the most value.

His experience as a Coach includes the following organizations Charles Schwab, American Express, Mayo Clinic, LifeLock, Bank of America, Choice Hotels International, JDA Software Group, Wolters Kluwer, Apriva Mobile, Fiserv and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

North Meeting

Leadership Lessons from Scaling Adobe’s Cloud Infrastructure Teams

October 6th

North Meeting


Back by popular demand! This talk is essentially the same talk as the July 23rd South talk…but I had many people ask if we could do it up North. Peter is here doing the CSM course, so he’s graciously agreed to do it again for the North Meeting!!!

Where:
Axosoft
13835 N. Northsight Boulevard #205
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(see map below)
Agenda:
6:00 – Registration – Food and Drink (no cost – Infusionsoft is Sponsoring)
6:25 – Announcements
6:30 – Begin the Session
8:00 – Closing Messages and Announcements

Cost:

There is no cost to attend this session, and the food and beverages are provided by our Sponsor(s).

Please Register

If you are already a member of the Phoenix Scrum User’s Group, you have already received an email about this event, just select the “Registration Link” in that email. If you have not received that email, please sign-up (on the left), and we’ll get it out to you!!

Topic Overview:

Leadership Lessons from Scaling Adobe’s Cloud Infrastructure Teams

Adobe successfully shifted its business model from perpetually licensed desktop products to subscription & cloud based products and services. One of the core competencies required in this shift was subscription licensing, entitlements, and identity management. The group responsible for these shared technologies eventually adopted a scaling approach based on the so-called “Spotify model”. In this presentation, Peter Green, who coached the leaders and teams through this approach, will share the lessons learned – why they took that approach, how they got leadership buy-in, what worked in the transition, and what didn’t.

  View Slides

Speaker Bio:

Peter Green is passionate about helping organizations get deeply engaged with their customers and with each other to deliver great products in today’s rapidly changing business world. He led Adobe’s grass roots agile transformation from 2005 to 2015, working with hundreds of teams, management, and executives to help transform Adobe’s business model to subscription and cloud based services. Peter is a Certified Scrum Trainer, Innovation Games Qualified Instructor, and Leadership Agility Certified 360 Coach with Agile for All. He is a frequent speaker and thought leader on agile transformation, combining lean startup with scrum, agile leadership, and emergent organizational models.

South Meeting

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Basics

October 15th

South Meeting


 
Where:
Infusionsoft
1260 S. Spectrum Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
(see map below)
Agenda:
6:00 – Registration – Food, Drink, Networking (no cost – Thank You Sponsors!!!)
6:30 – Announcements and Begin the Talk
8:00 – Closing Messages and Announcements

Cost:

There is no cost to attend this session, and the food and beverages are provided by our Sponsor(s): Effective Agile Development

Please Register

If you are already a member of the Phoenix Scrum User’s Group, you have already received an email about this event, just select the “Registration Link” in that email. If you have not received that email, please sign-up (on the left), and we’ll get it out to you!!

NOTE: That in addition to Sponsoring the Food and Drink, Rod (his company Effective Agile Development) will be giving away two books (2 copies each!!!) on Large-Scale Scrum:

Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

< href="http://www.amazon.com/Practices-Scaling-Lean-Agile-Development/dp/0321636406/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1443998346&sr=8-4&keywords=Craig+Larman">Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum

Topic Overview:

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Basics: One product One Product Owner, One product Backlog, One Sprint

The basics of Large-Scale Scrum…..more details coming soon.

Speaker Bio:

Rod Claar is a software development coach and instructor with broad experience in Design Patterns, Test Driven Development, Scrum and Agile methodologies. He is a specialist in coordinating large teams and large projects to increase return on investment through the use of Agile principles and practices. Rod also has extensive experience teaching and coaching teams to achieve their goals. He believes that team building is at the heart of this success. Teams get more done than the same individuals working independently. Rod teaches that team building and team effectiveness are built on communication. Communication at all levels of the organization. Communication of goals and rationale. Communication of success and failure.

Rod coaches that in software development, second only to the team and effective communication is quality. Quality that is built-in and never sacrificed. Quality starts with requirements. Requirements have to be understood through business or customer statements that describe the value to be returned rather than a definition of the proposed solution. Quality continues as the team executes the agile practices tailored to their situation. The quality of the process is always pushed higher.

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