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Hello Orange County Practicing Agilist!
Are you at least a
step beyond learning about agile and is now attempting to apply that knowledge?
Have you found yourself sitting in the audience of an APLN meeting or an Agile SoCal meeting, and thought to yourself, "Okay, I see what the presenter is saying, but how do I get that to work at my company, or on my team?"
Then you this event is for you.
Bring your questions to ask, and your experiences to share.
What does "Open Space" mean? In a nutshell, it means we decide what the exact discussion topics will be at the last minute, according to who's in attendance and what their particular interests are at that moment. We'll seed the session planning, but you, as much as anyone, will determine how the discussions actually go. The goal is for everyone to gain as many practical and useful insights as possible during the time we have together.
What does "Real Life Agile" mean? This is merely a theme to set the scope of the open space discussions. It means, we want to talk about anything and everything to do with getting agile implemented in real situations -- beyond theory. Expect to be discussing topics like, scaling agile, being agile across distributed teams, getting management buy-in, which practices are the most important to implement first and why. Again, the exact topics will be determined just-in-time.
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM (optional) Networking over Bagels & Coffee
9:45 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:30 Opening Remarks & Session Planning
10:30 - 11:45 Session One (break up into three groups)
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Session Two (break up into three groups)
1:30 - 2:00 Session Reports/Insight Sharing & Closing remarks
2:00 - 3:30 (optional) More Networking over lunch at a nearby restaurant TBD
Bonus Session: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM (during breakfast before getting started):
"A Quick Rundown of Agile Terminology, Concepts, Evolutions and
Misconceptions" - Agile, Scrum , XP , Kanban - Optional for
anyone concerned that their understanding of the basics of Agile is incomplete. (To make sure all are speaking the same language going into the main sessions.)
Suggested minimum donation: $5.00 -- Breakfast included. Lunch not included. Free parking.
Location : Work is Good Collaborative Workspace
2082 Business Center Drive,Suite 250 #, Irvine ,CA
(Call Bachan Anand @ 949-232-8900 or Craig Jones @ 714-955-4025 if you have questions).
Thanks to all our sponsors for their support. We may share your contact information with our sponsors.
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ALN Orange County
Agile Leadership Network - Orange County is focused on connecting, developing, and supporting Agile leaders, evangelizing the movement towards fast, flexible, customer value-driven approaches to leading projects of many types, and working with the software community and the people and companies outside of software and IT to help them become better project leaders. The ALN works with the Agile Alliance and supports use of various agile methodologies and practices such as Scrum, XP (Extreme Programming), and TDD (Test Driven Development).