Next AgileKC Meeting

The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on Thursday May 28, 2015  -- 6:30 PM at:

Centriq Training Center

8700 State Line Road
Suite 200
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



Meeting Topic:   Monitoring & Measuring Agile/Lean Processes

Meeting Description:

No one really likes to be measured. But if you do it the right way, it will contribute to better, consistent outcomes and a more supportive work culture.

The only way we really know what’s happening with our Agile team is to measure it, but we need to measure the right things in the right ways at the right times — without getting in the way of the work we have to accomplish. A successful Agile team monitors both the technical and human facets of the process, and those measurements allow for both rapid internal course corrections and easy external reporting.

Measurement doesn’t have to be a burden. Monitoring doesn’t have to be intrusive. In fact, done well over time, it allows Agile teams to become far more effective, identifies strengths and optimal pathways, and can even be used to better plan and predict successful project outcomes.

Join us this month to hear from Agile practitioner Kevin Payne about how he helps his clients understand how and what to measure. Kevin's experience and educational background should provide for an interesting take on a challenging aspect that most companies struggle with.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Kevin J. Payne is a data scientist, and a social and behavioral scientist, with over two decades experience in making sense of human data for real world decisions. A research methodologist by specialization, he has designed, implemented, consulted, supervised, and analyzed hundreds of data projects. He has also trained thousands in how to make sense of human data. A serial entrepreneur, he is currently Co-Founder & VP of Decision Science and Analytics at Teracrunch, LLC (, a Kansas City based big data predictive analytics company. He consults, speaks and writes about issues related to making, implementing and monitoring better, practical data-driven decisions in your enterprise ( He is also a sometimes pirate.


Hope to see you there!

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* 6:30 Networking

* 7:00-8:00 Presentation

* 8:00-8:30 Open forum.

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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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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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