Next AgileKC Meeting

The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on Thursday February 26, 2015  -- 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:   The Importance of Facilitation for the Agile Practitioner

 

Meeting Learning:

Individuals and interactions can be difficult at times. Getting the right people to have the right conversations often times takes deliberate planning and facilitation. This month’s months meeting will help attendees better understand the critical role of facilitation in Agile|Lean environments.

Meeting Description:

This month’s Agile KC meeting is being done in conjunction with the upcoming ‘Agile Facilitator’ training Agile KC and Agilehood KC are helping bring to the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Agile Facilitator class will be held on March 19 – 20, 2015. This class will be presented by The Coaching Institute and should not be missed if your or anyone in your organization is starting to get a handle on the interpersonal communication skills necessary to be effective in an Agile environment. You can learn more and register for the class by visiting this link. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-agile-facilitator-class-kansas-city-tickets-14045152429?aff=eac2

Kay Harper will some of the facets of facilitation with the group and why they matter. Like any other personal proficiency facilitation is something that one must work at to get more proficient. A natural born facilitator is akin to Bigfoot. Some people swear they have seen one, but physical proof is always lacking. So if you’re looking to make a positive change in your organization and\your personal sphere of control, it is highly recommended that you join us on Thursday February 26, 2015 and sign up for the upcoming class. Agile KC and Agilehood KC were very fortunate to persuade the Agile Coaching (http://www.agilecoachinginstitute.com/) to offer their classes here, so it is highly advised that you take advantage of this opportunity.

Speaker Bio:

Kay has an extensive background in project and product management, business analysis, consulting, mentoring and coaching. She has 20 years’ experience working with mergers/acquisitions, large-scale software implementations, system conversions, organizational change management and company startups. When she started utilizing Agile principles and practices in 2008, she quickly determined that Agile and Lean principles, when wholly implemented, give organizations a competitive advantage in the new, Information Age. As a change agent, she is excited to bring the principles and practices of Lean and Agile to assist organizations in their transformations. Kay’s focus is working with management and delivery teams to enhance collaboration, transparency and delivery. She values opportunities to teach and coach others to success.


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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