Next AgileKC Meeting

The next meeting of AgileKC will take place Thursday April 24, 2014 6:30 PM at:

Centriq Training Center

8700 State Line Road
Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66206

 

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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

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Meeting Topic:   Pssst...your team holds the keys to your project success

Meeting Learning:

The individuals on teams impact team dynamics; team dynamics impact the day-to-day life of a project. A project succeeds or fails one day at a time, therefore building and maintaining a performing team is important. The stage of team development influences how a team functions as well as what can be done at each stage to either help a struggling team or keep a highly performing team doing just that. Be prepared for an interactive discussion and leave with at least one activity you can take back to your organization.

 

Meeting Description:

As a preview of some of the great things going on at this years Kansas City Developers Conference (www.KCDC.info ) we’ve persuaded some of the Pre-compiler presenters to provide an overview of their session.  Tami Flowers and Susan Smith will be talking about building effective teams.

There are many books, trainings or conferences available for learning or implementing Agile practices – they focus on technical skills and practices. You can have the best technical skills and Agile practices in the universe but still have projects that are failing, behind schedule and over budget. Could one of the keys to successful project delivery really lie within how well the team works together? The answer is Yes!
 
Join us as we explore different aspects of teams, their development and maturity, and walk away with ideas of how you can recognize and help out a struggling team.

 

About the Speakers:

Tami Flowers is a Senior IT Project Manager at the Sunflower Group. She has held a variety of technical roles including developer, project manager and enterprise architect. She is a PMP, Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and Certified Scrum Master.

Susan Smith is Director, IT Program Management at Heartland Crop Insurance. In her IT career she has held many different positions. Susan currently is responsible for the Business Analysis, Project Management and Quality Assurance within the IT team. 


Hope to see you there!

If your organization would like to sponsor a meeting, please contact Martin Olson and molsonkc@gmail.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.

Agenda

* 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 techniques.

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What is Agile Software Development?

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.

   

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