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:  Deliver Quality Customer Value Faster – Agile Accelerator

Business competition is global and customers have many choices. How do you respond to customer demands or market change as either an existing or startup company? The answer according to Forbes magazine is people working collaboratively in an agile environment with the ability to respond to change.

This workshop style presentation requires your participation so come ready to actively engage to learn something new or expand on existing experiences.

Agile Principle #1: Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable products or services (software).

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover why lean thinking and agile practices deliver 4X more value
  • Discern the use of working agreements to create psychological safety boundaries
  • Learn techniques that help teams build quality into deliverables

Speaker Bio:  Dr. Dave Cornelius

Dr. Dave Cornelius is an award winning and industry recognized leader in lean and agile practices, and digital transformation strategy, who leads and empowers others to achieve their awesomeness. In his 30-year career, he has delivered over $1 billion in value through technology innovation from concept to cash, in multiple industry domains.

Dr. Cornelius is the founder of the 5 Saturdays (5Saturdays.org) agile education outreach program that enables high school students to experience technology and business careers through interactive summer workshops.  Dr. Dave is the author of the books 1) Transforming your leadership character: The lean thinking and agility way and 2) Elastic Minds: What are you Think?, which are available on Amazon.com.  He produces a podcast “KnolShare with Dr. Dave” that is hosted on GrokShare.com and streamed on iTunes and Google Play.  Dr. Dave is the innovator of the Agility LeaderShift learning cards found on AgilityLeaderShift.com.

Dr. Cornelius holds a doctor of management in organization leadership (IS/IT emphasis), a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Learn more about Dave by visiting www.Dave-Cornelius.com or on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/daveauck/ . You also can follow Dave on Twitter @DrCorneliusInfo.

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: De-scaling Organizational Complexity with LeSS

Organizations are frequently embarking on large scale product development initiatives that involve hundreds, sometimes thousands of team members. Scale brings in additional complexity, non-linear behavior and risk.  In the pursuit of predictability, control and risk aversion, most organizations end up adding complexity to their context instead of reducing it.

In this session Kamlesh Ravlani will discuss Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework and how you can apply it to re-design and descale your organizational complexity to scale (up) the value delivery.  Large-Scale Scrum is Scrum applied to many teams working on one product.  Scrum is almost linearly scalable, hence LeSS framework elements are essentially the same as (one team) Scrum.  LeSS is well balanced between empirical process control and defined elements to work with multiple teams.

He will share elements, experiments and practices from his experience working on multiple large-scale product development initiatives, and applying LeSS framework, to re-design the organizations and to enhance the focus on customer value.
Learning Objectives:
– Understanding of complexity and risk at scale
– Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Framework, Principles
– The need for and ways to reducing complexity

Speaker Bio:  Kamlesh Ravlani

Kamlesh Ravlani is a Scrum and LeSS Trainer, and an Enterprise Agile Coach with Agile For Growth [ http://agileforgrowth.com/kamlesh-ravlani/ ]. He has extensive hands-on experience with large-scale product development, implementing LeSS and helping organizations be Agile at Scale.
Kamlesh has trained over 1500+ Agile leaders, managers, and team members to apply Scrum, LeSS, Google Design SPRINT, and be Agile.

To see slides from this presentation…Click Here.

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 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

To see slides from this presentation…Click 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:  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

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