Nov
4
to Nov 6

Agile Fluency Gathering 2019

  • Graylyn International Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Build your skills as a coach at the annual Agile Fluency Gathering! 

Strengthen your ability to help teams and organizations. Bring your experiences, your questions, and your new ideas to contribute to the conversations. Learn more about the full Agile Fluency Suite. Come ready to engage with others on their Agile Fluency journeys.

The Agile Fluency Model describes how agile teams typically progress as they develop new capabilities. But how can you use the Agile Fluency Model to influence organizations?

Join James Shore and Diana Larsen, the authors of the Agile Fluency Model, and a group of leading Agile practitioners as we spend two-three days exploring concrete answers to this question!

Early Bird pricing ends August 8th!

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Big Apple Scrum Day 2019!
May
10
8:00 AM08:00

Big Apple Scrum Day 2019!

On May 10th 2019, Big Apple Scrum Day (BASD) will celebrate its 5th anniversary with agile enthusiasts from around the world. BASD invites you to explore the learnings (successes AND failures) of others and share your own. There will be talks, workshops and games, about people, product and practices with a high probability of fun!

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I'm Speaking at Agile Maine Day!
Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

I'm Speaking at Agile Maine Day!

  • Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organizations invest a lot of money, time, and energy in Agile. Arguably we’re decades into the Agile game. We should be pretty good with this Agile stuff by now. So why are we not consistently seeing good results? Why do some Agile initiatives fizzle out? Why do some organizations abandon Agile in favor of the next big fad? In other words, why are we not seeing the bang for the buck?

Maybe it ís because we can’t see the trees for the forest. Yes, I know it’s typically the other way around. What I mean is that we are so caught up in Agile as an idea that we donít focus our investments on the relevant parts of Agile that matter most to that which we wish to achieve. Agile ain’t cheap. So why invest in those parts that don’t matter? The trick is to identify which do.

Jim York shares insights on how to target your Agile investments for better return.

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May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Big Apple Scrum Day 2018

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Sold out!

Connect at Big Apple Scrum Day 2018 to explore a myriad of ideas and practices to further your agile journey. Join us at #basd2018 and reconnect with your passion for learning, the Scrum/Agile community, and the values of Scrum!

Coaches Clinic!

If you're going to #basd2018, come visit Jim and other coaches at the Coaches Clinic for 15-minutes one-on-one PRO BONO coaching sessions during breaks and lunch.

Learn more about the conference at https:/www.bigapplescrumday.org.

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Activating Intentional Organic Growth
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Activating Intentional Organic Growth

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Steve Jurvetson from Menlo Park, USA, Wentletrap 001CC BY 2.0

Description

How do leaders establish and communicate improvement goals? How will we know that the goal has been met? How do we get a team to act on the goal? How will we recognize if we got the goal wrong, or the team? How do we get it right or at least better? This session connects intentionality, experimentation, and adaption using a systems thinking model focusing on the interaction between leadership and the self-organizing team.

Cost

Free thanks to Agile Leadership Network (ALN) Washington DC Area Chapter sponsors - Eliassen Group, AT&T, Tiger Team Consulting

Agenda

6:00 to 6:30 PM - Dinner and Networking
6:30 to 6:45 PM - Introduction
6:45 to 8:00 PM - Presentation
8:00 to 8:15 PM - Q&A

About the Speaker

For more than 25 years, Jim York has led, coached, and trained individuals, teams, and organizations in the implementation of Lean and Agile ideas. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach℠ and Certified Scrum Trainer®. His coaching and workshops blend his practical experience in Scrum, Lean Software Development, Extreme Programming, product management, and project management. Jim shares his passion for teaching as a frequent presenter at conferences, users groups, public and onsite workshops, and as a business and leadership coach. In 2007, he cofounded FoxHedge Ltd with his wife, Melissa York. Their mission is to help teams succeed.

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Agile: Tried and Failed, Now What?
May
1
7:30 AM07:30

Agile: Tried and Failed, Now What?

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Please join us for an exclusive morning of networking and a panel conversation on what dynamics lead to agile failures, how to avoid them, and how to learn from failures when they happen. Our panel is composed of senior-level product and technology managers who have hard-won experience.

The event will be held on the morning of Tuesday, May 1st. Bagels, fruit, coffee and other beverages will be provided. Dress is business casual. We hope to see you there!

Agenda

7:30 am - doors open and networking
8:00 am - panel discussion led by Frank Oelschlager
8:45 am - Q & A with audience and speakers
9:00 am - Open Networking
9:30 am - Conclusion

Panelists

Patricia Remacle - SVP Product, Hobsons
Jim York - Co-Owner, Executive & Team Coach, FoxHedge
Ankur Agarwal - Manager, Scrum Master, Capital One

We hope you can make it!

Hosted by Ten Mile Square Technologies

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Nov
17
2:15 PM14:15

Global Scrum Gathering® Prague 2015

Where do you want to get to? — A goal-based approach to adopting Scrum

Do you want to disrupt the status quo? Are you not satisfied with adopting Scrum for Scrum's sake? Do you demand a new, better state for yourself, your teams, and your organization? Are you seeking a transformation, a better world?

If so, what does that better world look like and how do you intend to get there? Join us to take a pragmatic look at what a better world might be and how to select Agile practices most likely to help you get there.

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Where do you want to get to? — A goal-based approach to adopting Agile
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Where do you want to get to? — A goal-based approach to adopting Agile

  • Washington DC Scrum User Group hosted by Excella (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Do you want to disrupt the status quo? Are you not satisfied with adopting Agile for Agile's sake? Do you demand a new, better state for yourself, your teams, and your organization? Are you seeking a transformation, a better world?

If so, what does that better world look like and how do you intend to get there? Join FoxHedge's Agile coach, Jim York, to take a pragmatic look at what a better world might be and how to select Agile practices most likely to help you get there.

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Aug
1
to Aug 2

Agile Coach Camp 2015

  • Thurgood Marshall Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Agile Coach Camp is a peer-to-peer learning, exploration, and action setting in an OpenSpace setting.

People come together around a high-level topic or need and create their own agenda; then people gather into groups to brainstorm, debate, collaborate, co-create, plan, play, tell stories, and discuss the topics proposed on the agenda, known as the marketplace.

This year's theme:

“Expanding our art to sculpt effective 21st century organizations”
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Where do you want to get to? — A goal-based approach to adopting Agile
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Where do you want to get to? — A goal-based approach to adopting Agile

  • Agile Professionals — Hosted by REI Systems (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you want to disrupt the status quo? Are you not satisfied with adopting Agile for Agile's sake? Do you demand a new, better state for yourself, your teams, and your organization? Are you seeking a transformation, a better world?

If so, what does that better world look like and how do you intend to get there? Join us to take a pragmatic look at what a better world might be and how to select Agile practices most likely to help you get there.


John Tenniel / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

John Tenniel / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

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Dec
8
11:30 AM11:30

The Role of the Project Manager in Scrum

  • PMI Loudoun Luncheon at REI Systems (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Agile framework called Scrum defines three roles -- Product Owner, ScrumMaster and Development Team. Nowhere in the authoritative definition of Scrum, "The Scrum Guide", authored by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, is there mention of a role, title, or person called a project manager. In fact, there is just one mention of the word "project" and that is in reference to a Sprint. The word "manager" doesn't appear even once. What is a project manager to do then in the context of Scrum?

Jim York, Certified Scrum Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer, shares insights on the three Scrum roles and the role of the project manager in Scrum.

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Apr
15
5:30 PM17:30

Stand and Deliver - Practices for When Your Back is Against the Wall

  • PMI Washington DC Chapter, PM Tools Meeting (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When your team is pressed to deliver, what do they do?  The ability to create working, deployable features every iteration is the gold standard in Agile.  Failure to do so is a failure to achieve agility. The ability to deliver on demand raises the bar even higher.  This session looks at practices that enable and obstacles that impede delivery on demand.

 

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Stand and Deliver - Practices for When Your Back is Against the Wall

  • Dinner Meeting - PMI Frederick Community Chapter (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When your team is pressed to deliver, what do they do?  The ability to create working, deployable features every iteration is the gold standard in Agile.  Failure to do so is a failure to achieve agility. The ability to deliver on demand raises the bar even higher.  This session looks at practices that enable and obstacles that impede delivery on demand.

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Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Stand and Deliver: Practices for When Your Back is Against the Wall

  • DC Agile Users Group (Microsoft, Chevy Chase, MD) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When your team is pressed to deliver, what do they do?  The ability to create working, deployable features every iteration is the gold standard in Agile.  Failure to do so is a failure to achieve agility. The ability to deliver on demand raises the bar even higher.  This session looks at practices that enable and obstacles that impede delivery on demand.

 

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Attaining Agile Proficiency

  • Excella Consulting, Ground floor conference room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Agile is big. Not only is Agile the "in" thing, there's the abundance of methods, techniques, and practices, all claiming to be Agile. If you want to attain proficiency in Agile, what should you do next? 

The journey to Agile proficiency can take many paths. How do you decide which path is the right one? Well, it depends on where you want to get to. For each stage of the journey, knowing where you want to arrive next is key to success. Goals serve as a sort of compass to guide your steps. This session takes a look at 4 dimensions of Agile proficiency, how these dimensions align with organizational goals, and how these goals provide direction and containers for skill development.

 

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