Next AgileKC Meeting
The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on
Thursday May 26, 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
Scrum Master Check In
One of the most dynamic and challenging roles for an Agile team can be
that of the Scrum Master.
Often times the responsibilities include keeping the team consistent to
the process, helping remove impediments that may keep the team from
delivering value, interpersonal coach to build the team and more.
This meeting will help provide a voice to what it the role
requires, what it takes to be successful as a Scrum Master and what some
area practitioners have learned while fulfilling this role.
Over the last couple of months at various events there has been a lot of
discussion about what it takes to successfully implement an Agile
process. One of the key
points that has been present in all of these discussions is that of the
Join us for an informal panel discussion at this month’s Agile KC
meeting. We’ll have Scrum
Masters from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels discuss what
they have learned, what has worked, what has not worked and describe
more about their particular teams and environments.
This should be a great opportunity to ask your questions of the group as
well as share your experiences.
It could also be an excellent opportunity for your organization’s
leadership and HR associates to learn more about how the role is similar
across organizations and unique to each company so plan on bringing a
co-worker, friend, associate or +1 to this event.
– A Technical Project Manager and Scrum Master at Cerner Corporation.
His organization consists of 12 agile development teams mainly focused
on web development. In addition to working with these development
teams, Derek teaches a two-day Agile Boot Camp training course for new
associates participating in the development process, as well as a more
targeted one-day Agile Development course for new software engineers.
He has been in this role at Cerner for 3 years after receiving his
degree in Economics from University of Missouri.
- Analyst in Intellectual Property Development at Cerner Corporation
2015-present. BS in Human Development and Psychological Services from
Northwestern University 2015.
Steve’s first agile assignment was with a pilot team at Hallmark Cards
in 2012. Although small in scope, the experience was HUGE! Always
a ‘people-person’, and never quite the Professional Project Manager,
Steve discovered that Agile was a perfect fit for him. Steve went
on to work with several Agile Teams and conducted Agile Training at
Hallmark, spreading the ‘good word’ of Agile to anyone willing to listen
(and even those that wouldn’t). His passion and energy – ha – get it –
energy! – brought him westward to Westar Energy in Topeka where he is
smack dab in the middle of another Corporate Transformation. Leading two
Scrum teams and assisting with the overall transformation, Steve
continues to find himself doing what he loves to do – help people learn
the value of Agile Principles and Process. Steve’s claim to fame –
He will recite all 12 agile principles at the drop of hat. Go
ahead – ask him. (But be prepared to engage in the conversation that is
sure to follow!)
Erik is a high-performing software development professional who
possesses over 20 years of experience producing high quality products
for a variety of businesses and corporate functions. He has a passion
for Agile development and delivery, and specializes in coaching teams
through the creation and use of technology. His efforts have led to
enhanced performance, more effective communication, and a greater
priority on training and skill development.
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.