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AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, November 9th 6:00 PM

Agile vs Agility - the Challenge of Management with Marc Danziger

When: Wednesday, November 9th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

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

As Agile practices at the team– and even program–level have matured the problem of persistent agile transformation, as well as agile transformation at scale, remain tough for practitioners. Too often we transform at the working level and the changes are immediately positive. But those changes degrade over time and we find that a year after the change agents have left many of the benefits are no longer present. Or else we struggle to transform large organizations to true agility — with tight coupling between strategic decisions and execution on the ground.

Why?

Because the agile components are being managed — their budgets are set, their HR patterns of hiring, retention, and promotion are designed — within a traditional management hierarchy. So what do we, as people who own transformation, do?

Your Presenter:

Marc Danziger is the Chief Delivery Officer of Net Objectives. With over 25 years of experience in developing and leading developing, Marc is a leading practitioner in project and program management, project rescue, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and business architecture. His clients have ranged from CarsDirect.com to AIG, NBC, and Bank of America.

He has a Masters in Planning Theory from U.C. Berkeley and by pure random luck studied with the originators of both Wicked Problems and Design Patterns.


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.

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.

December - no meeting, Happy Holidays!
January 25, 2017 - Outputs versus Outcomes with Ben Rodilitz
February 15 - TBA
March 15 - Agile Coaching with Brett Palmer
April 19 - Agile Thinking with Phyllis Marbach & Laurie Buss
May 17 - TBA

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

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange
Location: Pasadena
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

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

Wednesday, November 30, 6:00 pm
Lean Coffee
Location: El Segundo, CA
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Scrum-Meetup

Monday, December 5, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee Happy Hour
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 pm
LA C# - Agile Collaboration for Better Output
Location: Pasadena
More info: http://www.meetup.com/SoCalDevNet/

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 pm
Fullstack Open Source
Location: Santa Monica
More info: http://www.meetup.com/la-fullstack/

Thursday, December 8, 6:30 pm
Agile San Diego - Peter Green / Coaching
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.agilesandiego.org/

Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 pm
Extreme Programming Roundtable
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

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

Tuesday, January 10, 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

January 18-20
Certified Agile Leadership
Location: Orange County
More info: https://www.scrumalliance.org

February 8-10
Agile Open Northwest
Location: Portland
More info: http://www.agileopennorthwest.org/

April 10-12
Global Scrum Gathering
Location: San Diego
More info: https://www.scrumalliance.org/

April 19-21
Agile Alliance Technical Conference
Location: Boston, MA
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile-alliance-technical-conference-2017/

May 4-5
Agile and Beyond
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
More info: http://www.agileandbeyond.com