AgileCT Meetings

May 21 Meeting: Live Scrum Exercise

April 24, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   AgileConnecticut,AgileCT Meetings   |   Comments Off on May 21 Meeting: Live Scrum Exercise»



Studying Scrum and DOING Scrum are very different.  Studying is just the first step. There’s much more value to be extracted from doing. In this meeting, you will see what real Scrum looks like. You'll participate in a complete simulation, building a complex product. You won't have all the answers at the start of the game.... This meeting is an experiental ...

April 02 Meeting: Agile Coach DAMON POOLE on: PANNING FOR USER-STORY GOLD

March 05, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   AgileConnecticut,AgileCT Meetings   |   Comments Off on April 02 Meeting: Agile Coach DAMON POOLE on: PANNING FOR USER-STORY GOLD»



Putting User Stories into business value order is a key tenet of Agile, but that’s just the first step. There’s much more value to be extracted from your user stories using specific story splitting techniques combined with reducing cycle time. By splitting user stories you can separate the gold from the dirt as well as reduce the cost of implementation. This ...

March 05 2013 Meeting: Agile Coach Richard Kasperowski on Coaching with Open Space

February 25, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   AgileConnecticut,AgileCT Meetings   |   Comments Off on March 05 2013 Meeting: Agile Coach Richard Kasperowski on Coaching with Open Space»



Richard set a record when he facilitated a six-week-long Open Space with his software development team. This is unique: they are the only people in the world to have held Open Space for such a long time. They pushed the limits of Open Space Technology, discovering both what it's great at and its limitations. Richard will share the highlights of ...

Feb 05 2013 Meeting: Agile Coach Frank Saucier on: EFFECTIVE PRODUCT OWNERSHIP

January 28, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   AgileConnecticut,AgileCT Meetings   |   Comments Off on Feb 05 2013 Meeting: Agile Coach Frank Saucier on: EFFECTIVE PRODUCT OWNERSHIP»



Slides from this talk are available: Effective Product Ownership The Product Owner role is essential in Scrum. Get this right, and your product delights end-users and customers. Play this role ineffectively and you have a failed Scrum implementation. This month's meeting is about work with Product Owners and how to be effective in the role of Product ...

May 1 Meeting: Jeremy Kriegel on AGILE REQUIREMENTS USING PERSONAS

April 24, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   AgileConnecticut,AgileCT Meetings   |   0 Comment»



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.       ========================= REGISTER HERE =========================   Presentation:  WHO ARE THE USERS IN YOUR USER STORIES ?? "As a ...

The AGILE FOR REAL event

April 23, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   AgileConnecticut,AgileCT Meetings   |   0 Comment»



The AGILE FOR REAL event is a community event of Agile Connecticut. WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 1PM (see schedule below) WHERE: CNC Software ("MASTERCAM") Headquarters, 671 Old Post Road, Tolland CT (directions, map)     ============== REGISTER HERE ============== What is the AGILE FOR REAL EVENT ?? This is an AFTERNOON 1/2 day Agile conference and community event, designed for you to easily attend ...

April 2012 Meeting: AGILE REQUIREMENTS PART2 (4/3/2012. 6:30PM)

March 22, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   AgileConnecticut,AgileCT Meetings   |   0 Comment»



AGILE REQUIREMENTS: PART 02. This is a multi-part series on gathering requirements. Do not worry if you missed PART1, you can hop right in. Without good requirements, you cannot do good Agile. You need to know how to collect, gather and define requirements. Attend this meeting to learn how to build a real Product Backlog ! Everyone wants to know how to ...

March 2012 Meeting: CREATING AGILE REQUIREMENTS

February 07, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   AgileCT Meetings   |   0 Comment»



Without good requirements, you cannot do good Agile. You need to know how to collect, gather and define requirements. Attend this meeting to learn how to build a real Product Backlog ! Everyone wants to know how to define requirements at the start of an Agile project. Old-school requirements insist that we do analysis, get PERFECT requirements, then do design, then ...

Agile Day in Connecticut

December 29, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   AgileCT Meetings   |   0 Comment»



ANNOUNCING:  Agile Day in Connecticut! Featuring Keynote from Scrum Co-creator Ken Schwaber, Expert Session Speakers, and case studies of actual Agile adoptions going on in  Connecticut-based companies! Details: Date: Thursday February 09 2012 Time: 130PM to 530PM Location: Microsoft offices in Farmington CT (map and directions) Cost: $19 (Register here- limited seating)   This is an AFTERNOON 1/2 day conference event, designed for you ...

August 24, 2008 Meeting: The State of the Art in Scrum; Trip Report from “Scrum 201” in NYC

August 12, 2008  |   Posted by :   |   AgileCT Meetings   |   0 Comment»



REGISTER for the AUGUST 12 Meeting NOTE: meeting is August 12 ...to accommodate attendance at Agile2008 in Toronto August 4-8. Topics: Advanced Scrum: 3 Roles, 3 Ceremonies, 3 Artifacts, 3 Best Practices A trip report on advanced Scrum training from Dr. Jeff Sutherland Meeting Agenda: 6:00 PM: Trip Report on this class PART 01—key takeaways per bullets below. 6:45 PM: Break and Informal Networking 7:00 PM: Trip Report on ...