Next AgileKC Meeting
The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on
Thursday October 15,2015 -- 6:30 PM at:
210 W 19th. Terr. Kansas City, Mo 64108
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
Management’s Journey with Agile
Lyssa Adkins and David Chilcott, of the Agile Coaching Institute, will discuss some key
challenges and learnings that managers face when moving to an Agile
With the holidays fast upon us, this
will be the last regularly scheduled evening meeting for 2015.
However, we are wrapping up with a session that should be
extremely interesting to the AgileKC group.
last 10-15 years, we've seen thousands of books written and many courses
developed to assist teams in implementing Agile and Lean. All have
focused on implementing the practices, principles and values primarily
from a team, program or portfolio standpoint. We've not seen much to
support managers and leaders as they make the shift from the traditional
environment to an Agile environment.....until now.
Coaching Institute’s latest courses are developed to close this gap in
learning. Luckily, Lyssa Adkins and David Chilcott will be in KC this
month teaching their Coaching Agile Teams course and have agreed to join
us at AgileKC to share more about the challenges that managers face in
moving to an Agile environment and the ways in which ACI believes these
can be addressed.
Lyssa Adkins has taught Scrum and Agile Coaching to well over a thousand
students, coached many agile teams, and served as master coach to scores
of apprentice coaches. In both one-on-one settings and small groups, she
enjoys a front-row seat as remarkable agile coaches emerge and go on to
entice the very best from the teams and organizations they coach.
With ACI, she has had the pleasure of training over 2,000 people in the
skills and mindsets of great agile coaching. Prior to agile, Lyssa had
more than fifteen years of expertise leading project teams and groups of
project managers (and was even a PMO Director — twice!), yet nothing
prepared her for the power of agile done simply and well. She believes
that agile is more than an alternate project management methodology and
is passionate about deepening the roles in agile – specifically agile
coach and agile manager – to help agile move into its fullest
an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), ICAgile
Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC),
Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB),
Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and
Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She is a trained Co-Active Coach
and Leader. In 2010, Lyssa authored Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion
for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.
David Chilcott has an unusual set of skills that encompasses both the
deeply technical and the deeply human aspects of software development.
In addition to his background as a system architect, software developer
and agile coach, David holds a degree in group dynamics, and has
completed formal training in creative problem solving, advanced
facilitation, Innovation Games facilitation, non-violent communication
(NVC), conflict resolution and Co-Active Coaching, and Organization and
Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC). David is the founder of
Outformations, a collaborative software design, development, and Agile
consulting practice. He is a board member for the National Agile
Leadership Network (ALN) and is the founder of the Bay Area ALN. David
is a lead coach for ACI’s Coaching Circles.
David can be
reached via the Agile Coaching Institute’s website at
Hope to see you
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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.