Next AgileKC Meeting
The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on
Thursday August 27,2015 -- 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
Topic: A conversation
about getting people engaged in an Agile transformation.
Rob Kraft asked about this topic at a recent
Agilehood KC event and thought it might be of interest to the group at
large. This month's meeting won't follow the model of a speaker
presenting their thoughts or ideas. Rather it will be about you
all, the community, sharing what has and has not worked for your teams.
Rob has offered to facilitate the discussion and
describes his thoughts on the upcoming meeting as follows:
"I would like to facilitate a discussion of ideas about how to get
people engaged in an agile transformation. I won't be bringing the
answers, but I will be bringing questions. I'd like to do some
general brainstorming, and then perhaps focus on a few specific
culture preventing our transformation? If so, how can we change
communication and feedback is right, and what communication and feedback
can we motivate employees to embrace the agile manifesto?
want to lead a self-organizing team but my team won't self-organize,
what can I do?
can I communicate vision clearly? What tools, techniques, and
processes can we use to do this?
retrospectives are stale with no new suggestions for process changes.
Does that mean we have achieved the perfect process?
I'm hoping we can all learn from the experiences of each other and
leave with some ideas to inject new vigor into our organizations.
I am a software development architect and project manager. Our
team currently uses a Kanban approach and our team fills the board with
new tasks every two weeks and we release packaged software every six
months. I have been writing software professionally since 1988 and
have strong technical skills that I still use daily. Our software
is developed mostly using the Microsoft stack, with a new front end
being developed using AngularJs and SQL Server or Oracle. We use
LeanKit Kanban for progress boards along with a few bug tracking
This will be a great way to share and learn
insights from the community at large. If you have questions or
something to share please join us on the 27!
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.