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LeadingAgile is committed to sharing knowledge, best practices, and pretty much anything we’ve learned along the way with the rest of the agile community. We look to continue this tradition by participating in, and supporting community events across the country. We encourage you to browse our events below and join us for those near you.

December 2017

$350

Dec1 AgileCamp 2017: Dallas

December 1, 2017

AgileCamps take place across the country, bringing together professionals from the Agile community for a day of exciting education, activities, and networking. Presentations are led by Agile experts and touch on the newest tools and Agile methodologies. Activities are exciting workshops that put techniques to the test and advance professional skills. Also, receptions and breaks bring the Agile community together for a valuable opportunity to network with industry leading professionals. Join LeadingAgile’s own John Tanner on December 1st as he…

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January 2018

$12.00

Jan16 PMI Agile Forum: January

January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Agile Forum meetings offer an opportunity for professional networking and knowledge sharing with other agile practitioners as well as provide a learning environment for professionals interested in learning about agile techniques. Everyone is welcome to participate. January Session Topic: 2018 Topic Backlog Planning We will illustrate how you can plan projects using gaming techniques and have a real life demonstration in the planning of our 2018 Topic Backlog. With your recommendations, we will mix old and new techniques and generate…

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February 2018

Feb28 Atlanta Scrum User Group MeetUp: February 2018

February 28, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

“When will you be done?” How to talk to leaders and others with Ryland Leyton DESCRIPTION: We will demystify velocity and shows you how to talk about agile work planning and projections in a way that will make sense to business customers while remaining fully agile. LEARNING POINTS: *Understand how to communicate the status of an agile work effort in business terms. *Understand the metric of team velocity, and some factors that influence it higher and lower. *Understand foundational concepts…

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April 2018

Apr5 Agile Metrics [B’More Agile]

April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Derek will explore a safe, pragmatic, and repeatable formula to identify outcomes that align with your organization goals and map them to appropriate leading indicators (metrics) that you can use to make informed decisions, to arrive at better outcomes.

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Apr16 Hacking Agile for Digital Agencies [Global Scrum Gathering]

April 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Applying Agile practices in a Digital Agency isn’t easy, but there are ways to approach it that will lead to great success. Throughout this session, Dave will cover how to overcome the challenges of introducing Agile in your Digital Agency.

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May 2018

May11 Agile Transformations Explained [Agile Day Atlanta]

May 11, 2018 @ 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

Mike Cottmeyer will lead a session at Agile Day Atlanta, guiding participants through how to build an organizational business case for Agile, how to craft a Transformation strategy and roadmap, how to build consensus internally for the Transformation, and how to support the Transformation with meaningful metrics. Agile Day Atlanta is a non-profit, community-driven, one-day Agile conference. Entering our forth year, our goal is to continue promoting agile methodologies while also donating all proceeds to local charities. Last year, we…

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May17 Agile Transformation Explained [Agile & Beyond]

May 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm

In this session Mike will explore how executives can define an idealized end-state for the transformation, build a fiscally responsible iterative and incremental plan to realize that end-state, as well as techniques for tracking progress and managing change.

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May18 Taming Legacy Code (Java) [Agile & Beyond]

May 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:40 am

Starting with a prepared code base that exhibits code smells commonly found in the wild, participants will refactor the code to remediate technical debt. We’ll work in short increments followed by debriefs, to ensure everyone picks up on the key learnings.

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May18 Avoiding the Pitfalls of Software Capitalization in an Agile World [Agile & Beyond]

May 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm

While making the decision to become agile is a business decision, Paul Argiry will discuss how this decision cannot be done in isolation. The business will eventually need the approval by their finance colleagues and if these financially grounded colleagues are not educated on the financial and accounting implications of moving to agile methodologies they may block such a move based on their misunderstandings alone. Getting everyone on the same page is a key success factor when moving to agile.

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May21 Information Radiators & Information Vaults [Mile High Agile]

May 21, 2018 @ 11:20 am - 12:10 pm

Dave Nicolette will discuss the tendency for novice teams to feel that maintaining information radiators in their team area represents duplicate effort on top of keeping their project management tool up to date. In reality, the two types of tools have quite different purposes. Let’s clarify the purpose of each and the differences between them.

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May22 Agile Transformation Explained [Mile High Agile]

May 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am

Mike Cottmeyer will lead a session at Mile High Agile in Denver, CO, guiding participants through how to build an organizational business case for Agile, how to craft a Transformation strategy and roadmap, how to build consensus internally for the Transformation, and how to support the Transformation with meaningful metrics. Can’t make the conference? Join us on Facebook for a live stream of the session. Visit milehighagile.org for tickets.

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May24 Faster Food & A Better Place to Sleep [Keep Austin Agile]

May 24, 2018 @ 9:50 am - 10:50 am

Mike will walk through a discussion about taking team-based Agile straight out of the box in a non-software context? Can we take our scaled Agile approaches and apply them without modification? Mike’s experience is that most of the principles and patterns apply, but sometimes the practices and frameworks need modification for a particular context.

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June 2018

Jun6 Faster Food and a Better Place to Sleep: Applying Agile Outside Software [Agile Dev West]

June 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Mike will show you what might be a new way of applying agile outside a software context by exploring two case studies of agile journeys: an international hotel chain going through a major rebranding initiative, and a well-known fast food restaurant looking to optimize its kitchen production capacity. These are two totally different companies in two totally different industries, both trying to use agile to solve their problems. We’ll look at the challenges each faced, what they had in common, and the patterns, tools, and techniques they are using. We’ll extract some common themes and test them for general applicability to other nonsoftware domains.

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August 2018

Aug7 Agile Transformation Explained [Agile2018]

August 7, 2018 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Mike Cottmeyer will lead a session at Agile2018 in San Diego, CA, guiding participants through how to build an organizational business case for Agile, how to craft a Transformation strategy and roadmap, how to build consensus internally for the Transformation, and how to support the Transformation with meaningful metrics. Can’t make the conference? Join us on Facebook for a live stream of the session. Visit agilealliance.org/agile2018 for tickets.

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Aug8 Agile Metrics – The GQM Approach [Agile2018]

August 8, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

During this session, John Tanner will explore the Goal Question Metrics (GQM) approach and show its effectiveness in identifying the key information your enterprise needs to know at the Executive, Portfolio, Program, and Delivery tiers. In addition, he will present case studies where GQM was implemented at scale, discuss lessons learned along the way, and explore sample metric sets for each tier. At the end of this talk, the audience will understand not only how to ask the right questions…

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Aug9 Addressing Your CFO’s Concerns to an Enterprise-Wide Agile Transformation [Agile2018]

August 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

In this session led by Paul Argiry, participants will obtain an overview of how to address the concerns of their company’s CFO when initiating an enterprise-wide Agile Transformation. This will include some of the key financial impacts related to productivity improvements, improved asset management, and software capitalization. Paul will address the various areas of productivity improvements that come from Building the Right Thing, Building the Thing Right and Building It Fast. Additionally, the talk will examine – through the lens…

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Aug22 Atlanta Scrum User Group MeetUp: August 2018

August 22, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Workshop Series: Where I come from we called it science! Details: This is the first of our Workshop Series. The workshop series is onsite only and seeks to bring in expert speakers into an interactive environment to share their experiences in order to provoke new ideas and challenge existing paradigms within the agile space. Synopsis: How do you know you are building the right thing? How do you know you can build it? Technology is a never ending cycle of…

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Aug30 Agile Transformation [Agile Midwest]

August 30, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

In this session Mike will explore how executives can define an idealized end-state for the transformation, build a fiscally responsible iterative and incremental plan to realize that end-state, as well as techniques for tracking progress and managing change.

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September 2018

Sep14 Agile Transformation [Southern Fried Agile]

September 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am

In this session Mike will explore how executives can define an idealized end-state for the transformation, build a fiscally responsible iterative and incremental plan to realize that end-state, as well as techniques for tracking progress and managing change.

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October 2018

Oct15 Portfolio Management In An Agile World [AgileDC]

October 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

In this session, Rick Austin will illustrate how an organization can move from traditional portfolio management approaches to one that embraces agile software delivery. These topics will be illustrated by real-world examples of portfolio management that have been proven over the last five years with a wide range of clients.

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Oct15 Developer superpowers to effect positive change [AgileDC]

October 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

In this session, Dave Nicolette will deliver a talk with frequent invitations for feedback and comments throughout. General suggestions for how development teams can take some control of their working lives, and specific tactics for effecting positive change in the workplace are covered.

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Oct15 Kata Your Way to Better Software Craftsmanship [AgileDC]

October 15, 2018 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Camille Bell as she shows you how to Kata Your Way to Software Craftsmanship.

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March 2019

Mar22 Agile Transformation [InnoVAte Virginia]

March 22 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am

In this session, Mike will explore how executives can define an idealized end-state for the transformation, build a fiscally responsible iterative and incremental plan to realize that end-state, as well as techniques for tracking progress and managing change.

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June 2019

Jun6 Agile Transformation [Agile + DevOps West]

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this session, Mike will explore how executives can define an idealized end-state for the transformation, build a fiscally responsible iterative and incremental plan to realize that end-state, as well as techniques for tracking progress and managing change.

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