AgileSoCal

 

AgileSoCal Meeting - Wednesday, November 20th 6:00 PM

Agile Transformation: A Retrospective with Duane Nicholson

When: Wednesday, November 20th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

Join us at our November meeting where Duane Nicholson will lead a discussion about the success of a project here in our own backyard at Experian in Costa Mesa. Duane will provide an overview on the transformation and, more importantly, will discuss some of the challenges his team faced. We will then break into small groups to discuss experiments to resolve these challenges.

Your Presenter:

Duane Nicholson is the Founder & Principal Consultant at N.B.D. Consulting Services. Duane is a skilled consultant that will drive results, manage teams, proactively mitigate risks, resolve is̀•sues and ensure messaging is clear at all levels of the organization. His experience includes demonstrating how change in processes will decrease cost, increase productivity, and enhance process effectiveness and efficiencies.

You can follow Duane and @nbdconsulting on Instagram and Twitter.


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 - Fostering the Emergent Developer with Cody Fletcher
August 28 - Elevate security conversations with the Elevation of Privilege Card Game with William Getz
September 11 - Enterprise Agile Transformation at Pacific Life
October 16 - What your Scrum Master Didn't Tell You About Agile with Michael Wollin
November 20 - Agile Transformation: A Retrospective with Duane Nicholson
December - no meeting, Happy Holidays!

Here are the dates for our 2020 series:

January 15 - Agile Metrics in Jira with Dan Moran
February 19 - TBA
March 18 - TBA
April 22 - TBA
May 20 - TBA
June 17- TBA
July 15 - TBA
August 19 - TBA
September 16 - TBA
October 21 - TBA
November 18 - TBA
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, November 19, 7:00pm
SW Testing & Automation - Networking Session
Location: Burbank
More info: https://www.meetup.com/TestPro-Los-Angeles/

Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - Agile Transformation: A Retrospective with Duane Nicholson
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm
Agile LA - Coffee & Cocktails
Location: LA/Marina Del Rey
More info: https://www.meetup.com/agileLA

Wednesday, November 27, 7:00 pm
CodeCraft() - Open Spaces Micro Conference
Location: Westlake Village
More info: https://www.meetup.com/codecraftgroup/

Monday, December 2, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee Happy Hour
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Tuesday, December 3, 5:30pm
OC Atlassian Group
Location: Irvine/Spectrum
More info: https://aug.atlassian.com

Tuesday, December 10, 6:30pm
OC Tech User Group Holiday Party
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - Agility and Purposeful Play!
Location: San Diego/Miramar
More info: https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 pm
Scrum and Wine & Toy Drive
Location: Long Beach
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Scrum-and-Wine/

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 pm
Backlogs & Brews
Location: North OC/Anaheim at Brewery X
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Backlogs-Brews-An-Agile-User-group-for-the-Inland-Empire/

Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - Agile Metrics in Jira with Dan Moran
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Thursday, January 28, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange
Location: San Diego
More info: https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Thursday, February 6, 7:00pm
Kanban SoCal
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: https://www.meetup.com/KanbanSoCal/

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


Local Agile Training

December 4-6
Certified LeSS Practitioner with
Craig Larman
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: Eventbrite

December 9-10
Certified Scrum Master training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

December 10
Agile/Scrum Overview with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: Eventbrite

December 11-12
Certified Scrum Master training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

December 11-13
Certified Scrum Developer training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin
More info: Eventbrite

March 14-15
Training From the Back of the Room with Vic Bonacci
Location: San Diego/Marina Village
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/


Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

February 3-5, 2020
Agile Open Northwest
Location: Seattle, WA
More info:
https://www.agileopennorthwest.org/2020/

February 24-26, 2020
Lean Agile US
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
More info: https://leanagileus.com/

March 11-13, 2020
Agile Open San Diego
Location: Marina Village - San Diego
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/san_diego.html

May 11-15
Kanban Global Summit 2020
Location: San Diego
More info: https://web.cvent.com/