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AgileSoCal Meeting - Wednesday, November 14th 6:00 PM

Test-First From Product Management to DevOps with Al Shalloway

When: Wednesday, November 14th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

Test-First From Product Management to DevOps

This will be an interactive session on the topic of test-first but without a presentation. Test-first is often misunderstood and is not limited to the development team. The shift required is from “how do we create specifications for our software” to “what is required for value to our customers?” What people think test-first is, the success and failures they’ve had with it, and different ways to think about it will be discussed.

Your Presenter:

Al Shalloway - Team Agility Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio SPCTmanagement, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas. Al is a SAFe Program Consultant. He was the co-founder of Lean Kanban University and the Lean Systems Society of which he is a former board member. Al has developed training and coaching methods for Lean-Agile that have helped Net Objectives' clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide.

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


2018 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 17, 2018 - Six Trumps: The Brain Science that Makes Training Stick with Vic Bonacci and Chris Zarbock
February 21 - More or LeSS? The Road to the Agile Enterprise with Craig Wilson
March 21 - Using Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) for Organizational Transformation Success with Brett Palmer & Scott Dunn
April 18 - Thinking Innovation with Dr. Dave Cornelius
May 16 - How To Build Team Safety: Your Organization’s Secret Superpower with Harald Koebler
June 20 - Scrum vs Kanban - How Does An Agile Team Choose? with Brett Palmer
July 18 - Coaching Heuristics: What's in Your Tookit? with Vic Bonacci
August 15 - Agile Conversations - Introduction to Nonviolent Communication with Lorraine Aguilar
September 19 - An Evening with Woody Zuill
October 4 - Future of Testing & Quality with Joel Montvelisky
October 17 - Agile HR: Lessons Learned from the Wizard of Oz with Ben Rodilitz
November 14 - Topic TBA with Al Shalloway
December - no meeting, Happy Holidays!

2019
January 16 - Design Sprint 101 and Lightning Decision workshop with Jason LaManque
February 20
March 20
April 24
May 15
June 12
July 17
August 14
September 18
October 16
November 20

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

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - Test-First with Al Shalloway
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 pm
Scrum and Wine
Location: Long Beach
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Monday, November 26, 6:45 pm
Craig Larman - More with LeSS: A Decade of Descaling with LeSS
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 pm
CodeCraft() - Open Spaces Micro Conference
Location: Westlake Village
More info: https://www.meetup.com/codecraftgroup/

Thursday, November 29, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

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

Thursday, December 6, 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, December 11, 6:00 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Thursday, December 13, 6:00 pm
Scrum and Wine
Location: Long Beach
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, December 19, 6:00 pm
LA SW Automation Testing - Intro to Test Automation
Location: Los Angeles
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Software-Testing-Meetup

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

November 13-14
Certified Scrum Master training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

November 15-16
Certified Scrum Master training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

December 5-7
Certified Scrum Developer training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info https://www.eventbrite.com

December 8-9
Certified Scrum Master training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: San Diego, CA
More info https://www.eventbrite.com

January 24-25, 2019
Certified Scrum Product Owner training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: San Diego, CA
More info https://www.eventbrite.com

Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

November 10-11
SoCal Code Camp
Location: USC
More info: https://www.socalcodecamp.com/

November 16
Agile Arizona
Location: Phoenix, AZ
More info: https://agilearizona.org/

November 17
Global Day of Code Retreat
Location: worldwide!
More info: http://coderetreat.org/

February 6-8
Agile Open Northwest
Location: Portland, OR
More info: http://www.agileopennorthwest.org/2019/

February 7-8
Agile Open San Diego
Location: Marina Village - San Diego
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/san_diego.html

March 15-16, 2019
Agile Open Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
More info: http://agileopenarizona.com/

April 11-12
Mob Programming 2019
Location: Boston, MA
More info: https://mobprogrammingnewengland.com/

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

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