Next AgileKC Meeting
The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on
Thursday January 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
Working with Edges, negotiating changes from a new perspective.
Change in inevitable and ironically, the fact that changes will occur in
every aspect of our life (personal, professional and societal) is one of
the few constants we can be sure of.
The potential of change and the act of changing often brings
forth a myriad of emotions for us; fear, angst, excitement, sadness,
happiness, hope, etc. In
this session we’ll look at a change that is before you and see what you
can learn about the change and yourself.
We’ll also consider what impact this understanding might have on
the changes we are experiencing with our family, friends and colleagues.
We use the word ‘edge’ a lot in our conversations to describe an
emotional place as if it were a physical place.
Saying things like “I’m at the edge of a major breakthrough.” Or,
“The new boss’ rules are so different, everyone is going off the deep
In this session Martin Olson and Kay Harper will leverage the Systems
Inspired Leadership body of knowledge and lead the group through the
exploration of our edges.
We’ll dig into the vocabulary we use, the behaviors we exhibit and
emotions we experience when we’re facing changes and see if we can use
this knowledge to help us better negotiate the changes we all face.
Bring a co-worker, friend, associate or +1 to this event.
As stated, everyone is facing a change.
The session will be interactive and lively and if you’re not
careful you may realize that it really is about ‘Individuals and
Martin Olson is a Principal with Silicon Prairie Solutions, a local
Agile|Lean training, consulting and coaching partner.
helps organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to Forutune 50, at the
team, program and portfolio levels understand and leverage Agile|Lean
practices so that they can provide value in a more efficient and
predictable manner. Martin’s focus is helping organizational
leadership understand what Agile|Lean thinking is and how they can
evolve their organization’s culture and practices to better adapt to a
Kay Harper has
an extensive background in project and product management, business
analysis, consulting, mentoring and coaching. She has 20 years’
experience working with mergers/acquisitions, large-scale software
implementations, system conversions, organizational change management
and company startups. When she started utilizing Agile principles
and practices in 2008, she quickly determined that Agile and
Lean principles, when wholly implemented, give organizations a
competitive advantage in the new, Information Age. As a change agent,
she is excited to bring the principles and practices of Lean and Agile to
assist organizations in their transformations. Kay’s focus is working
with management and delivery teams to enhance collaboration,
transparency and delivery. She values opportunities to teach
and coach others to success.
Hope to see you
If your organization would like to sponsor a meeting, please
contact Martin Olson and email@example.com 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.