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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.

November 2016


Nov18 Agile Open Florida 2016

November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Agilists from across the state of Florida and beyond for Agile Open Florida 2016 in Orlando, Florida on Friday, October 7th. Agile Open Florida will be facilitated using the Open Space Technology (OST) format, with the ultimate goal being to connect, learn, and share. Using the Open Space Technology (OST) approach, Agile Open Florida encourages agile practitioners from around the state of Florida to self-organize around topics that are most important to them.  In this framework, participants with common…

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December 2016


Dec5 Meetup Mashup for a Cause

December 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Washington DC Scrum User Group at the second annual Meetup Mashup for a Cause where all the money raised will be going to Homestretch to help address the root causes of homelessness for each family in the program and reverse them. The cost to attend is $20 and we encourage you to support even more if you are able to. Our CEO, Mike Cottmeyer will be presenting, “Why Agile Fails?” Session Abstract: Agile works. We get it. You…

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February 2017


Feb21 PMI Atlanta: February Agile Forum

February 21, 2017 @ 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. February’s Presentation: “Why Transformations Fail in Large Enterprises, and What You Can Do About It” presented by Rick Austin, LeadingAgile 

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March 2017

Mar22 Atlanta Scrum User Group: March 2017

March 22, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Please note that this month’s session will be at VersionOne in Alpharetta.  If you are traveling from the south please plan a few extra minutes!  Food will be provided and please enter at the entrance in the back of the building. Mike Cottmeyer, our CEO, will be the speaker this month. The Executives Step-by-Step Guide to Leading Large-Scale Agile Transformation: Mike Cottmeyer A few years ago everyone wanted to know how to convince their executives to go agile. Today’s executives are…

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Mar30 TriAgile 2017

March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

TriAgile 2017 will consist of two keynotes, 30 sessions, tool demos, and open spaces. Please join Devin Hedge, Enterprise Transformation Consultant, for his presentation on Agile IT Operations and/or Mike Cottmeyer for his presentation The Executives Step-by-Step Guide to Leading a Large-Scale Agile Transformation.   

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April 2017


Apr20 Advanced Agile Masterclass with Alistair Cockburn

April 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Don’t miss a chance to learn from one of the original authors of the Agile Manifesto. There’s so much knowledge to be gleaned from one of the great thinkers in the Agile community, so when Dr. Alistair Cockburn comes to town, we want to make sure everyone knows about it!  Level:  Intermediate and Advanced practitioners hungry to learn the deep roots of agile, advanced practitioners bored with the usual conversations on agile. About:  Most “expert” agile practitioners have mastered the…

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Apr26 Atlanta Scrum User Group MeetUp: April 2017

April 26, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Lightning Talks – You’ve Been…Thunderstruck Do you know Lightning talks are the second most popular event in any conferences after the Keynote? It’s been years since we have had Lightning talks and they are always a big hit with huge learnings.  We are reserving April for up to 7 speakers who wants to share a topic they are passionate about with our great Atlanta agile community. In the past month alone, we have had people express interest in presenting on…

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Apr27 Heart of Agile 2017

April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The Heart of Agile Conference is a two-day conference dedicated to educate attendees on Alistair Cockburn’s Heart of Agile. The Heart of Agile is focused on getting back to the basics of Agile. In the last 15 years Agile has been weighed down with frameworks and practices of many shapes and sizes. At the Heart of Agile are 4 key concepts: Collaborate, Deliver, Reflect andImprove. From this center we can branch out to all of the principals, practices, skills, and tools. The 2-day…

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May 2017


May4 Agile and Beyond 2017

May 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Now in its seventh year, this annual conference attracts over 700 agile enthusiasts and consistently sells out every year by drawing premier speakers and the highest caliber technologists in the industry. The conference is a two-day, multi-track event that covers all aspects of high performance technology solution delivery. Please join, Mike Cottmeyer, for his presentation The Executives Step-by-Step Guide to Leading a Large-Scale Agile Transformation on May 4th, time TBD.  Also, LeadingAgile Enterprise Transformation Consultant, Tom Churchwell will be presenting as well…

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May19 Agile Day Atlanta 2017

May 19, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Agile Day Atlanta is a collaborative effort between three local companies VersionOne, LeadingAgile and CareerBuilder. This is a not-for-profit, community-driven conference guaranteed to provide the highest value learning experience for Agilists at all levels of maturity. Any excess funds from conference registration fees will be donated to a local charity. This year’s theme is “Takin’ it to the Streets” and there are three tracks to choose from… Traffic Planning: Scaling your agile organization navigating from the individual teams up through leadership.…

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May25 Keep Austin Agile

May 25, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

On May 25, 2017, join the Austin community at the fifth Agile Austin conference, Keep Austin Agile 2017. Our fourth conference, Keep Austin Agile 2016, sold out with over 725 attendees. The 2017 conference will provide opportunities for current agile professionals and beginners alike to go beyond practices by understanding the principles behind agile and how to apply them within your organization. This one-day event will offer various tracks for education and networking in a relaxed environment at the JW…

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June 2017

Jun14 Agile Coaching Exchange MeetUp: June 2017

June 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As the name implies, the mission of the ACE: Atlanta is to exchange ideas, inspiration, and tools to build skill and support the leadership development of those in the discipline of Agile Coaching. Topics covered monthly will align in one or more areas of The Agile Coach Competency Framework: • Lean Agile Practitioner • Professional Coaching • Facilitating, Teaching • Mentoring • Or one of the mastery areas: Technical, Product/Business, or Transformation. Our philosophy is: • Learning new things as…

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Jun20 PMI Agile Forum: June 2017

June 20, 2017 @ 5:45 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. June’s Presentation: “Breaking Barriers: Bringing Agile to Organizations that are not built for Agility” presented by LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer Session Description: All too often we blame the failure of a project on those that “didn’t’ get agile”. With experience across industries,…

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Jun26 QCon 2017 New York City

June 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

QCon New York City is the International Software Development Conference and is being held this year at the Mariott Marquis right in the heart of Times Square.  This year’s conference is focused on technology that drives change and innovation. 15 editorial tracks across 3 days 140+ practitioner speakers from places like Uber, Google, Dropbox, Slack, Twitter, and more… 11 to 1 attendee to speaker ratio No hidden paid sessions Video recording for most sessions included Optional workshops following the conference Our…

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Jun28 Atlanta Scrum User Group MeetUp June

June 28, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us Wednesday, June 28th @5:45 pm at IHG for this month’s Scrum talk: Fostering a learning culture using Personal Kanban Have you ever felt paralyzed by the long list of things that need to be done – personal and professional – of conflicting priorities and varying complexities? -Ever hosted a meeting that the team looks forward to every week? -Have your teams felt that “A-ha!” moment while following prescribed ceremonies or processes? Personal Kanban is a simple tool that…

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July 2017

Jul26 Atlanta Scrum User Group MeetUp July 2017

July 26, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us Wednesday, July 26th @5:45 pm at HUGE Atlanta for this month’s Scrum talk (please note venue change):   Maps over Backlogs: User Story Mapping to share the Big Picture with Mike Clement Abstract: A flat backlog presents problems understanding context of individual items.  Determining the value of a user story in a vacuum is difficult, if not impossible.  We need the big picture!  Without understanding the big picture, how do we know if we have identified all the…

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August 2017


Aug7 Agile2017

August 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

AGILE2017 brings renowned Agile innovators, gurus and authors, thought leaders, and expert practitioners to you from all corners of the globe. Agile Developers, Executives, Teams, Managers, Coaches, and Consultants come to our annual conference each year to learn from world-class experts who share their passion for Agile. Bring your thirst for Agile knowledge — and join us August 7-11 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA! The Program offers 274 sessions that speak to new and seasoned Agile professionals, individuals and…

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Aug23 Atlanta Scrum User Group MeetUp August 2017

August 23, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Agile in Digital Agencies – Live Podcast w/Lance Hammond & Dave Prior PLEASE NOTE: VENUE CHANGE…WE WILL BE MEETING AT VERSIONONE. Agile in Digital Agencies. Is that an answer or a question? Who has this figured out? One thing is for sure…applying agile practices in a Digital Agency Model is different than most everyone anticipates. If you are in a Digital Agency or a Services organization, come check out this compelling live podcast Featuring Lance Hammond from Huge and Dave Prior from LeadingAgile. Bring your…

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September 2017


Sep6 AgileCamp Northwest 2017

September 6, 2017

Join us on September 6th, 2017 for AgileCamp Northwest in beautiful Beaverton Oregon! Agilists from across the Pacific Northwest will converge at the Nike World Headquarters for a career-changing day. Nike is a leader in Agile project management and a proud sponsor of AgileCamp. This year’s keynote presentations will be from Richard Sheridan, best-selling author of Joy Inc., Gene Kim, founder and CTO of Tripwire, and Mamie Jones, SVP of Product Development at Intuit. You’ll also choose from 20 of workshops on Leadership, Product, Leadership,…

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Sep19 PMI Agile Forum: September

September 19, 2017 @ 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. September Session Topic: Portfolio Management Join Rick Austin, Enterprise Transformation Consultant for this interactive presentation at Matrix Resources beginning at 6 pm. Overview: When organizations move to agile for software delivery, there is often tension with traditional portfolio management. This talk will illustrate…

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Sep27 Atlanta Scrum User Group MeetUp: September 2017

September 27, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

The Tail Wagging The Dog with David Morris PLEASE NOTE: This is online only! NO VENUE. A link will be posted here as we approach the event. This webinar will be conducted using Zoom. The tail wagging the dog! Or, why it is critical to subordinate everything to ensuring your scrum teams deliver? Outline: We all know that one of the three core responsibilities of the scrum master role is to help everyone outside the scrum team understand how to change…

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October 2017


Oct15 Digital PM Summit Las Vegas

October 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The Digital PM Summit is two days of engaging presentations, breakout sessions, and lightning talks exploring how we manage digital projects, from a variety of perspectives. No matter the methodology — Agile with a capital A, agile without a capital a, waterfall, or hybrid, we’ll share the secrets of keeping projects moving, keeping clients happy, keeping teams engaged, and keeping budgets intact. You will gain new perspectives, make new friends, and gain access to an unparalleled support system of peers. Our resident CST, Dave Prior, will…

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Oct16 AgileDC 2017

October 16, 2017

AgileDC is the largest Agile community organized event in the Washington DC metro area and is bringing together thought leaders and practitioners from government, not-for-profits, and private industry alike to grow our local software community. Monday, October 16, 2017 7:00am to 6:00pm Kellogg Conference Hotel Gallaudet University 800 Florida Ave. NE Washington, DC 20002-3695 Mike Cottmeyer will be speaking at this year’s event at 1 pm.  Please join his session titled  Agile Transformations Explained.  Click here for more info about his session:  

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November 2017

Nov30 XP Days 2017 Benelux

November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

XP Days Benelux is an international conference where we learn to bring software to life and grow mature systems that support business needs. It provides an excellent environment for exchanging ideas, hands-on exercises, and extreme experiences. The conference is organized by the Dutch and Belgian agile community and the location alternates between Belgium and The Netherlands. Administration and invoicing is handled by a non-profit organization. LeadingAgile Consultant, Dave Nicoloette, will be giving two talks at this year’s conference.    

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