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AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Monday, August 29th 6:00 PM

Managing for Happiness with Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen Appelo     Managing For Happiness

When: Monday, August 29th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

***** Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com *****

The research is clear: happy workers are more productive workers. Managing for Happiness is about concrete management advice for all workers. Practical things that people can do next Monday morning in order to make the organization a happier place to work, with people who run experiments and drive innovation. In this session, you will see how to manage the system, not the people. This is not only relevant for managers, but for everyone who is concerned about the organization.

Your Presenter:

Jurgen Appelo is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers. Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator and a Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management. His most recent book is called #Workout / Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients.

Agile SoCal is proud to host Jurgen at his only public appearance in the Los Angeles area. Check his world tour site for other dates and locations.

For a preview of this session check out his TEDxLille talk.


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 (www.thecapitalgroup.com) for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne (www.versionone.com) for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to Mike Cohn (www.mountaingoatsoftware.com) for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
Thanks to JetBrains (www.jetbrains.com) for free tool licenses.
Thanks to O'Reilly (www.oreilly.com) for free e-books.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com 24 hours prior to the meeting and be present to win.

 

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Upcoming 2016 AgileSoCal Meetings

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

August 29 - Managing for Happiness - Jurgen Appelo [Note: this is a Monday night meeting!]
September 21 - How Culture Threatens Agile: The 7 Deadly Dysfunctions of Organizations & How to Fix Them - Aparna Suresh
October 19 - Agile, Systems, and the Deception of Training - Zach Bonaker
November 9 - Human Side of Tech - Vanessa Shaw [Note: this is the 2nd Wednesday!]
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!

Building Resilient Software Integrations, Dave Moore, 8th Light
Wednesday, March 19, 2015 - Building Resilient Software Integrations: Dave Moore, 8th Light

A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz, Dealer.com

Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop, Victor Bonacci

Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop, Paul Hodgetts, Agile Logic
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 382 KB).

The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 3.5 MB).

Links to whitepapers and videos:
Seven Deadly Sins
SDPI Methods
Impact of SDPI
Youtube Videos of SDPI Metrics (5 videos)

The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown

Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner

The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown

A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen

Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn


Wednesday, January 22, 2014- Mob Programming - Woody Zuill & Friends

The 2013 AgileSoCal Holiday Bash on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 was an amazing event. You can check out photos and more by clicking here.

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.


Upcoming Agile Events Calendar

So Cal Local Agile Events Calendar

Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 pm
Agile Santa Barbara - Jurgen Appelo
Location: Santa Barbara
More info: https://www.meetup.com/SB-Agile/events/

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

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 pm
Open Source Pairing
Location: Los Angeles (downtown)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/la-fullstack/

Thursday, September 8, 6:30 pm
Agile San Diego - Dr. Dave Cornelius
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.agilesandiego.org/

Monday, September 12, 6:00 pm
Agile Santa Barbara - Richard Kasperoski / Core Protocols
Location: Santa Barbara
More info: https://www.meetup.com/SB-Agile/events/

Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange
Location: Irvine
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm
Extreme Programming Roundtable
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 pm
Open Source Pairing
Location: Los Angeles (downtown)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/la-fullstack/

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 pm
Agile San Diego - Peter Green / Coaching
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.agilesandiego.org/

Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 pm
Extreme Programming Roundtable
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

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

Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

September 9-11
Play4Agile North America
Location: Montreal
More info: https://play4agilenorthamerica.com/

September 10
PMI-OC Conference
Location: Anaheim, CA
More info: http://www.pmi-oc.org/conference

Thursday-Friday, September 15-16
Agile Open SoCal - SOLD OUT!
Location: Irvine (UCI)
More info: http://www.agileopencalifornia.com/

Friday, September 30
Scrum Palooza
Location: Los Angeles (Skirball Center)
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com

October 2-7
StarWest conference
Location: Anaheim, CA
More info: https://starwest.techwell.com/

October 5
Agile Games West
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: http://agilegameswest.com/

October 6-7
Agile Open California
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/

October 10-11
Mike Cohn Certified ScrumMaster training
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

October 12-13
Mike Cohn Certified Scrum Product Owner training
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

October 14-16
Agile Coach Camp
Location: St Louis, MO
More info: http://www.stlagileopenspace.com/

October 21
Software Craftsmanship North America
Location: Los Angeles (USC)
More info: http://scna.softwarecraftsmanship.com/

October 22
Global Day of Code Retreat
Location: Worldwide
More info: http://coderetreat.org/