Next AgileKC Meeting
The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on
Thursday April 28, 2016 -- 6:30 PM at:
8700 State Line Road
Leawood, KS 66206
Registration: This will be a sponsor supported event.
In order to help our sponsor plan accordingly and know how many
guests to expect, please register for this meeting at Eventbrite
UX and Agile - Making it Hum
More and more User Experience (UX) is becoming a key differentiator and
a critical component of solutions.
The market is fickle and the usability of a solution is just as
important as the content and capabilities.
As an example consider how Yahoo is undergoing significant
changes to its UX while Amazon is refining their model
month’s Agile KC session brings in Jenny Tarwater and Chrys Sullivan to
discuss the intersection of Agile and UX.
Plan on joining us to learn more about:
The Agile Mind-set: the focus on value, experimentation and
Scrum in 5 minutes: A primer to baseline our talks
Top 5 reasons UX fails in Agile and tips for overcoming
Leveraging "Sprint 0" and "UX Runway" strategies to overcome timeline
and resource crunches
Best practices for getting more accurate time estimates from designers
Lean UX strategies for quick, effective user validation during cycles
Strategies for forming a team with UX impact
Chrys Sullivan - Founder/CEO
of Useagility, a user experience firm located in Kansas City, serving
the Silicon Prairie and beyond. I believe that usable, intuitive product
design translates directly to financial success for technology
companies. I’m obsessed with product strategy, user experience strategy
and UI designs that achieve business results.
Jenny Tarwater - Founder/Chief Agilist of Blueshift Innovation, which
provides agile coaching, training and facilitation. Jenny
Tarwater is a 20-year veteran of Technical Project and Program
Management with a disciplined approach of cultivating success and growth
in people, process and products. Jenny’s mission as a kinetic leader,
partner and consummate student is to lead others to surpass goals,
contribute positive impressions in collaborative environments and
explore undiscovered opportunities and solutions through continuous
learning. Jenny’s endless motivation drives her involvement in
cultivating the “small company start up culture” in companies large and
Hope to see you
If your organization would like to sponsor a meeting, please
contact Martin Olson and firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know. The Agile
KC group is made up of a variety of participants from through the meto-KC
area. Our members range from developers to QA to consultants to
executives. By sponsoring a meeting, you will be able to direct your
message to the group at large and participate in the collaboration that
makes Agile KC so successful.
* 6:30 Networking
* 7:00-8:00 Presentation
* 8:00-8:30 Open forum.
What is Agile KC?
AgileKC is located in the Kansas City area and conducts meetings to
discuss ideas and best practices for agile software methodologies and
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What is Agile Software
Agile Software Development represents a number of lightweight or
agile software development methodologies and techniques including
Extreme Programming, Scrum, Crystal, Lean Software Development ,Test
Driven Development and others.