Agile Boston Meetings

July 26 2012 (DOWNTOWN): SUSTAINING AGILITY

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DAN LE FEBVRE on: SUSTAINING AGILITY In simplest terms, Agile adoption is about change. Changing our team structures, changing how we make decisions, changing how we deliver software. As we know, however, Agile adoption is anything but simple. Yes, frameworks like Scrum and Kanban can be simple to understand, but implementing them effectively in the real world can be daunting. Attend this ...

June 28 2012 (DOWNTOWN): GATHERING REQUIREMENTS Part 2

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DAN LE FEBVRE on: GATHERING AGILE REQUIREMENTS (PART 2) Slides from this PART 1 of this event are available online as a PDF. Anyone can attend this meeting, regardless of experience. You need not have attened Part 1 to get the most from this meeting NOTE: This event is being held at Sungard in Boston. To accommodate security, registration ...

June 27 WALTHAM MEETING: Interpersonal Conflict Inside Agile Teams

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If you work with people, conflict is inevitable. Even the most dynamic, productive teams experience conflict; disagreements arise, ideas collide, and passions about principles can be tested. This could possibly describe your relationship with a customer or two. A key question is: does conflict on your team or with a customer lead to resentment, rivalry or hostility? Whether you answer ...

(DOWNTOWN) Monthly Meeting Thursday 06/07/2012: Dan LeFebvre on GATHERING AGILE REQUIREMENTS

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DAN LE FEBVRE on: GATHERING AGILE REQUIREMENTS Slides from this event are available online as a PDF. The gathering of requirements is an essential task for every Agile team. Yes, the Scrum framework makes it clear that only the Product Owner owns this task and is responsible for it. The reality is that the gathering and and grooming of requirements ...

May 23 MONTHLY MEETING: Implementing Agile company-wide at MASTERCAM

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JOE TINDAL and BRIAN SUMMERS on: IMPLEMENTING AGILE COMPANY-WIDE AT MASTERCAM MASTERCAM is the leading provider of software and tools to the toolmaking industry. Customers include HARLEY DAVIDSON, UNITED TECHNOLOGIES and thousands of smaller shops. The software MASTERCAM makes is used to control lathes and 'CNC' machines. These machines are capable of turning a block of metal into any arbitrary object, ...

April 25, 2012 MONTHLY MEETING: Karen Spencer on The Psychology of Agile

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Do you ever wonder why some of those seemingly corny Scrum practices work so well? Do you ever ponder why simple experiments and short ritualized interactions are more effective than hour long meetings? Have you ever exceeded the 7 plus or minus two members to a team rule, with negative results? Are you amazed by the increased engagement of your team when the ...

March 28, 2012 MONTHLY MEETING. Jeremy Kriegel on Agile Requirements with Personas

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This month's meeting is about creating and generating Personas to help gather and make sense of complex software requirements. Personas provide a named profile for a user type. This profile is useful for describing a user in detail, and generating and understanding user stories and the overall requirements. . . . . . Presentation:  WHO ARE THE USERS IN YOUR USER STORIES ?? "As a [user], I ...

February 22, 2012 MONTHLY MEETING: Pete Behrens on The Culture of Agility

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Agility as a process is fairly well understood today in feedback generating iterations or limited work-in-process flows. Agility as a structure is becoming better understood in creating cross-functional teams working collaboratively through the iterative or flow-based process. However, Agility as a culture has very little language or exposure - yet organizational culture impacts every attempt at agility. This session provides a ...

February 14-15, 2012 CLASS: Core Protocols BOOTCAMP Part 1

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Core Protocols BOOTCAMP PART 1, with book authors Jim and Michele McCarthy in BOSTON... Your team can be ten times better. What does that mean? That means your work team can get 10x more done, do it with 10x more quality, 10x faster, or with 10x less resources. Your family can be 10x happier. Your school can be 10x more effective at helping ...

January 25, 2012 MONTHLY MEETING: Author Bill Joiner on: LEADERSHIP AGILITY

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Please join us for the January meeting of Agile Boston. (We always meet the 4th Wednesday of the month). The book LEADERSHIP AGILITY, describes stages of development in leaders of organizations. The model has 5 levels: Expert, Achiever, Catalyst, Co-Creator, and the Synergist. At each level the leader displays more and more reflection, perspective-taking, and insight. These are ...

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