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AgileSoCal Meeting - Wednesday, May 15th 6:00 PM

An Agile Transformation From Chaos to Delivery with Hadi Tajvar

When: Wednesday, May 15th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

An Agile Transformation From Chaos to Delivery

This is a story about how Agile transformations can go wrong and what was done to correct the earlier mistakes. There were massive issues with the prior major release, with many teams still working on recovering from that major release. Many groups were still working to fix these issues, business was unhappy, and stakeholders were wondering how to recover from all this mess. Hadi Tajvar will relate how he assessed the business value delivery and Agile maturity to provide actionable steps in getting back on course.

Your Presenter:

Hadi Tajvar
Hadi Tajvar is a Business Value Delivery Coach and change agent with strong engineering team leadership and facilitation skills. He has a unique ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with cross-functional groups as well as developing strong business client relationships. He has shown strategic focus on Agile transformations through timely product introduction into the marketplace and an ability to maximize value while completing multimillion-dollar projects under budget. Hadi has provided Agile coaching, training and workshops in US, Canada, and Europe.

Always free, but you must RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/


Where: The Capital Group Companies
6455 Irvine Center Drive (Yosemite Building, 1st floor)
Irvine, CA 92618

Exit the 5 or 405 at Sand Canyon.
From the 5, go south to Irvine Center and turn right.
From the 405, go north to Irvine Center and turn left.
Take the first right into the main parking lot at Capital Group.
Park (no permit needed), go to the main entrance, look for the signs.

Thanks to Capital Group for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to Collabnet VersionOne for food sponsorship.
Thanks to Mike Cohn for agile courses, and Mike Cohn series books.
Thanks to Rocket Nine Solutions, our educational sponsor.
Thanks to Agile Alliance for hosting our Meetup.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/ 24 hours prior to the meeting and be present to win.

 

AgileSoCal is your community for all things agile. Find us:

On our website at www.agilesocal.com (You are here!)

On Meetup at "Agile-SoCal"

On LinkedIn at "AgileSoCal"

On Twitter @AgileSoCal


Thanks to our ongoing sponsors:

AgileAlliance VersionOne      ScrumAlliance

Mountain Goat Software     Rocket Nine Solutions     O'Reilly Community


2019 AgileSoCal Meeting Calendar

Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month. But not always, and dates may change, so watch for the announcements.

January 16 - Design Sprint 101 and Lightning Decision workshop with Jason LaManque
February 20 - Driving Teams Where the Rubber Meets the Roadmap with Steve Dempsen
March 20 - Plotting Your Agile Journey with Paul Moore
April 24 - Agile Ramp-up Strategies for Developers and their Teams with Ian Carroll
May 15 - Journey from Chaos to Harmony with Hadi Tajvar
June 12 - The Invisible Leader with Elena Astilleros
July 17
August 14
September 11 - Enterprise Agile Transformation at Pacific Life
October 16
November 20
December - no meeting, Happy Holidays!

All meeting start with food & networking at 6:00 PM, presentation starts at 6:30 PM, raffle follows the presentation.

Would you like to speak at AgileSoCal? Or do you know someone you'd like to see? Email us at agilesocal@gmail.com


Past Meetings & Events

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.

Here's a sample from past AgileSoCal meetings. Our meetings feature experienced agilistas and cutting-edge topics, and are highly interactive and engaging. Come join us at a future meeting!

Agile, Systems, and the Deception of Training - Zach Bonaker
August 2016 - Managing for Happiness - Jurgen Appelo


October 2016 - Agile, Systems, and the Deception of Training - Zach Bonaker

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.


Upcoming Agile Events Calendar

So Cal Local Agile Events Calendar

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 pm
Lean Coffee with Vic Bonacci
Location: Irvine
More info https://www.meetup.com/agile-coffee/

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 pm
Daniel Vacanti at SB Javascript
Location: Santa Barbara
More info https://www.meetup.com/sbjavascript/

Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - An Agile Transformation from Chaos to Delivery
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Monday, May 20, 6:00 pm
SD Product Owners - Increase harmony & build trustful relationships with your Teams
Location: San Diego
More info: https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Agile-Product-Owners

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - Measuring the Immeasurable
Location: San Diego
More info: https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Thursday, May 23, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

Thursday, May 23, 6:00 pm
Backlogs & Brews
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Backlogs-Brews-An-Agile-User-group-for-the-Inland-Empire/

Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 pm
PolyGlot.LA - Lightning Talks
Location: DTLA
More info: https://www.meetup.com/PolyglotLA

Wednesday, May 29, 6:00 pm
Test Automation Meetup
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Software-Testing-Meetup

Wednesday, May 29, 7:00 pm
CodeCraft() - Open Spaces Micro Conference
Location: Westlake Village
More info: https://www.meetup.com/codecraftgroup/

Monday, June 3, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee Happy Hour
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 pm
LA SW Automation Testing - Performance Testing
Location: Los Angeles
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Software-Testing-Meetup

Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - The Invisible Leader with Elena Astilleros
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 pm
Scrum and Wine
Location: Long Beach
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Scrum-and-Wine/

Thursday, June 13, 6:00 pm
OC Tech Groups Summer Bash
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Thursday, June 13, 6:00 pm
West LA DevOps
Location: Santa Monica
More info: https://www.meetup.com/West-LA-DevOps

Thursday, July 25, 5:30 pm
LA Agile Book Club - Turn The Ship Around
Location: remote - Zoom
More info: https://www.meetup.com/LA-Agile-Book-Club/

Also watch for California Agile Meetups, OC Product Managers, PDMA, PMI OC & LA, SCQAA-OC, Java/.NET user groups, LA Agile Meetup & other MeetUps, etc. to be announced


Local Agile Training

June 3-5
Certified Scrum Developer training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com

June 20-21
Agile at Scale, Inspired by Spotify with Joakim Sunden
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com

June 25-26
Scrum@Scale Practitioner with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com

August 12-13
Certified Scrum Master training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

August 14-15
Certified Scrum Product Owner training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/


Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

April 29 - May 1
deliver:Agile
Location: Nashville, TN
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/deliveragile-2019

May 13-17
Lean Kanban Global Summit
Location: Alexandria, VA
More info: http://lkna19.leankanban.com/

May 20-22
Global Scrum Gathering
Location: Austin, TX
More info: https://events.scrumalliance.org/austin-2019

May 29-30
Mile High Agile
Location: Denver, CO
More info: https://confengine.com/mile-high-agile-2019

June 2-7
Agile + DevOps West
Location: Las Vegas, NV
More info: https://agiledevopswest.techwell.com/

June 23-27
Agile Testing Days
Location:Chicago, IL
More info: https://agiletestingdays.us/

August 2-4
Agile Coach Camp
Location: Washington DC
More info: https://agilecoachcamp.net/

August 5-9
Agile 2019
Location: Washington D.C.
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2019/

September 9-10
Agile Open SoCal
Location: Irvine (UCI)
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/southern_ca.html

October 9
Agile Games West
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/