Presentation summary: Do you work in an organization where development is expected to be done in an Agile way, but upper management operates in a way that makes being Agile downstream difficult? Do you feel like your organization is working on way too many products/projects at the same time? Are people so busy multitasking that they do the best job that they can on one project before hoping to the next--never really doing the high-quality work that is desired? If so, your organization needs to…See More
Presentation Abstract: We live in a world that has been turned upside down by the unprecedented combination of accelerating change, escalating complexity, and ubiquitous connectivity. Those who are succeeding in this upside down world have learned how to be fast, agile, and connected by reinventing management and practicing a better way. This better way goes by different names, e.g, Agile Management, Radical Management, and WIKI Management among others. Regardless of the name, one of the key…See More
What: Agile Denver - Agile Coaching SIG Gathering When: Thursday, February 21, from 6-7:30pm Where: ReadyTalk in Downtown Denver Location/parking/website way down below. Topic: Stop Gambling, Embrace Your Agile Superpowers Presenter/Facilitator: Jake Calabrese Description: They say the most important part of agile is people. Being agile often seems elusive, like a jackpot in Vegas or seeing Bigfoot. It seems easy to become better at “doing agile things,” but how do you grow in “being agile?”…See More
Ok, folks, you didn't really believe that headline did you? We're not professional wrestlers, we're software professionals, right? We all know that Kanban and Scrum are just tools to help us make things better, faster, cheaper, and more enjoyable, right? At the January Agile Denver meeting, rather than take a "Kanban vs. Scrum" approach, we're going to have a very cordial, but vibrant and exciting, panel discussion about Kanban and Scrum. We have assembled an all star panel, all people who…See More
Agile Denver is proud to announce our 3rd annual conference, Mile High Agile 2013 on April 19th in Denver Colorado. The conference sold out the last two years, so register now while you still can! http://milehighagile2013.agiledenver.org/register/ Our speaker lineup has also been announced and we are very excited about the world-class presenters we'll have in Denver. See the program for details.…See More
Hi All,On January 25, 2013, at 7:00 am (Denver time) many will gather all over the globe for a special worldwide event: “The Stoos Connect!” (a celebration of World Stoos Day). This will be a TEDx-like event, with an aim to stream all talks across the internet. It will include well-known speakers and authors on the topics of leading and managing like: Steve Denning and Jurgen Appelo (and one of my personal connections, Olav Maassen :>). There will also be one, maybe two “Mystery Guests”…See More
Presentation Deck and Survey It’s common to see an organization (the people in them) focus on building products with as many features as possible and targeting delivery by a specific due date. Yet, often the result…See More
Hi Everyone,I am facilitating a series of Lean Coffee events for the Upside Down Management group and need your help as Agilists. The group are from general management and don't know much about Agile, but would like to learn how to apply it to their business. I need 5 volunteers to help me facilitate and spread the Agile meme around. The meeting is in south Denver (Tech Center area) on Wednesday September 19 at the Innovation Pavillion. Please come help the group get started with non-software…See More
Abstract:Agility is so much more than iterations and potentially shippable product increments. When building software for a complex business domain, many agile teams find design falling by the wayside in their quest to deliver product increments early and often. Learn how Domain-Driven Design (DDD) can give you the edge in this battle against complexity by putting rigorous, pragmatic domain modeling at the center of your agile process. Learning Outcomes:Learn about the fundamentals of…See More
Presentation AbstractHow will companies thrive in the 21st century? That is a question asked by Stephen Denning in his book The Leaders Guide to Radical Management. Employees are becoming less engaged in their work, consumers are becoming less loyal to brands, and executive/management turnover is increasing. Most disturbingly, many companies hold onto 20th century paradigms around management. Paradigms built to run assembly lines and railroad systems – things which can be done with a less…See More
Abstract:Agile is not just a Software development practice, but a philosophy that has grown out valuing the creativity and inspiration of right-brain thinking. In our left-brain dominated world we aggrandize using systems and controlling behaviors to support a rigorous belief that data and oversight can ensure safety and success of our projects without fail. This mindset can provide some value, but it leaves personal accountability and inspiration on the sidelines for many team members. Agile…See More
UPDATED ON 12/29/2011PLEASE SEE COMMENT BELOWTentative Agenda: 5:30 pm - 5:55 pm Food and Networking 5:55 pm - 6:05 pm Presenter Introductions6:05 pm - 8:00 pm getKanban Game v3.08:00 pm - 8:15 pm Wrap-up Presentation Abstract & Learning Outcomes: How does the simple practice of limiting work-in-progress drive change? What is a "pull system" and can it be applied to software development? How do you measure and manage flow of work in your development environment? We'll explore these…See More
Presentation Abstract:With the long overdue major changes in the 2011 Scrum Guide, there is a new sheriff in town. User Stories are out(sort of), and Backlog Grooming is in. Come find out why Release Planning is out, and Servant Leadership is in. There are also significant changes to the Product Owner role. We'll cover the major changes, as well as some of the more subtle changes that could have a big impact. Learn how to make the most of the changes and how to transition your team to Scrum…See More
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Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), ScrumMaster (CSM), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Certified ICAgile Professional (CIP) with Business and Information Technology expertise across a variety of disciplines and industries.
I have been leading Agile transformations and projects for several years and am dedicated to the on-going improvement of software development and business process implementations through Agile methodologies.
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