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Agile Beginnings Workshop

Agile Leadership Network Houston

Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Agile Beginnings Workshop

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Agile Beginnings Workshop

  • Are you new to agile and confused about how it could possibly work?
  • Are you beginning to understand the concepts and principles, but need to see them in practice?
  • Have you heard about agile project management or self-organizing teams and wonder how they are different from what you do today?
  • Have you heard about a business person working with the delivery team but can't imagine how they actually work together?
  • Do you wonder what a Scrum Master is really the master of? Or what a Product Owner actually owns?
  • Are you unsure how to answer that senior manager who wants to know when you will be done?

TravelerThen this workshop is for you. Whether you are a project manager, business analyst, developer, tester, architect, product manager, team leader, business manager, quality control analyst, or simply "agile curious" this workshop is your chance to get some hands on experience with agile practices. Come roll up your sleeves and jump into a day of activities, exercises, and interactive discussions that will let you touch and feel agile practices and take them out for a spin.

Learn By Doing

With our guidance, you and your fellow agile travelers will define a project and then travel together as an agile team to organize the work, set priorities, make progress visible and respond to changes; all in keeping with agile principles. Learn to:

Learning Wordle
  • Create a product backlog
  • Estimate in relative terms
  • Set value based priorities
  • Plan in iterations
  • Assess progress toward goals
  • Reflect to improve
  • Using the Scrum project management framework, we will take you step by step through a project. We will play some games, do some exercises, and learn agile practices and the principles behind them. Come prepared to participate and interact in order to discover your own learning outcomes and how they can best serve you.

    The Details

    Date: Saturday - November 6, 2010
    Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm (Lunch is provided)

    Early Bird - $65 per person
    After 10/25 - $95 per person


    University Center, Bayou City Room (Room 202)
    University of Houston
    Houston Texas 77204-3038


    Parking is available in the UH parking garage located off of Calhoun Road or in Lot 1B (see parking information at the link above).
    Our registration fees have been adjusted to accommodate parking being at the attendees own expense.

    Travel Guides: Robbie Mac Iver and members of the APLN Houston Leadership Team




    Thanks to first time event sponsor Vestas for their generous support of APLN Houston.


    Mac Iver Group, LP

    All workshop materials courtesy of Mac Iver Group, LP.
    All proceeds benefit APLN Houston.


    Sponsorship opportunities are still available
    info@APLNHouston.org today!




    Have questions about Agile Beginnings Workshop? Contact Agile Leadership Network Houston

    When & Where

    University of Houston
    University Center - Bayou City (Room 202)
    4800 Calhoun Road
    Houston, TX 77004

    Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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    Agile Leadership Network Houston

    Agile Leadership Network Houston promotes the growth of agile practices, shares real world experiences with agility, and provides a networking forum for like-minded professionals.

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