AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, April 18th 6:00 PM

Thinking Innovation: It’s Your Calling with Dr. Dave Cornelius

When: Wednesday, April 18th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP at

Do you innovate? Have you listened to the calling to innovate?

We create innovations to satisfy one or more customers' Jobs to be Done. “Customers hire our innovations to satisfy a job and when they don’t the customer fire our innovation.” – Clayton Christensen, The Innovators Dilemma

In this workshop we will explore how you can contribute to the innovation streams as a coach, Product Owner, Scrum Master, and product development team. The topics includes Jobs to be Done (JTBD) theory, innovation streams, digital transformation, and six thinking lens.

We will play in an interactive workshop that will dive into Lucid and mutual dreams, empathy maps, and see how the six thinking lens inform our innovation decisions.

Your Presenter:

Dr Dave - Thinking Innovation Dr. Dave Cornelius is a lean thinking and agile practice catalyst. He has been in the innovation space for over 20 years applying technology, traditional, lean, and agile delivery methods to satisfy the customer’s Jobs to be Done. Dr. Cornelius is the founder of the agile education outreach program that enables high school students to experience technology and business careers through interactive summer workshops. Dave is the author of the book Elastic Minds: What are you Thinking?, which is available on He produces a podcast “KnolShare with Dr. Dave” that is hosted on and streamed on iTunes and Google Play.

Dave holds a doctor of management in organization leadership (IS/IT emphasis), a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. His professional certifications include agility practices (SPC4, PMI-ACP, CSP), public speaking (Toastmasters DTM), product management (PMC II), project management (PMP), IT service management (ITIL), and lean six-sigma process optimization (SSBB).

Learn more about Dave by visiting You also can follow Dave on Twitter @DrCorneliusInfo.

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 VersionOne for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to Mike Cohn for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
Thanks to Agile Alliance for hosting our Meetup.

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


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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 -
July 18 -
August 15 -
September 19 -
October 17 -
November 14 -
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.

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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.

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