Next AgileKC Meeting
The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on
Thursday May 28, 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: Monitoring &
Measuring Agile/Lean Processes
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.
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 (http://teracrunch.com/), 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
(http://kjpayne.com). He is also a sometimes pirate.
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.