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AgileSoCal Meeting - Wednesday, October 17th 6:00 PM

HR as Part of Your Agile Transition: Lessons Learned from the Wizard of Oz with Ben Rodilitz

When: Wednesday, October 17th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

Metrics and Assessments and Reviews, Oh my!

In our agile transition initiatives we spend a lot of time and effort on core agile concepts such as short feedback cycles, changeable goals, teamwork/collaboration, etc.

Then, once or twice a year, companies spend inordinate amounts of time and effort implementing backward looking, static evaluations intended to identify high-performing…individuals. Not only is there little discernable ROI here, we are actually modeling big honking antipatterns with respect to our desired outcomes.

Let’s discuss how HR can be integrated into an agile transition so that their policies and procedures encourage and enhance team members’ behaviors that support the transformation.

Your Presenter:

Ben Rodilitz Ben Rodilitz, Certified Scrum Professional and PMP, started his agile journey teaching Pattern of Problem Solving at UCLA. After a short detour (30 years) of software development and traditional project management positions in aerospace, financial and navigation companies, Ben started facilitating software development/delivery using Agile/Scrum in 2009 and has not looked back. His two most recent postings have been as an Agile Coach in agile transformations at Dealer.Com and Teradata.

Ben is currently an Enterprise Agile Coach with the Eliassen Group. Ben has been a featured speaker/panelist at numerous PMI and Agile gatherings and is excited to be back at Agile SoCal.

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.

 

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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 - 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

Thursday, October 4, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - Future of Testing & Quality in Agile Teams with Joel Montvelisky
Location: Anaheim
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm
Lean Coffee
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/agile-coffee

Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - Agile HR with Ben Rodilitz
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 pm
Scrum and Wine
Location: Long Beach
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

Thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - Visioning Workshop
Location: Hollywood
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Monday, October 22, 6:30 pm
San Diego Agile Product Owners - Geographically Dispersed Teams
Location: San Diego
More info: https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Agile-Product-Owners/events/248935249/

Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 pm
Lean Coffee
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/agile-coffee

Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 pm
OC Atlassian
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Atlassian-User-Group/

Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - TBA
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Wednesday, October 31, 7:00 pm
CodeCraft() - Open Spaces Micro Conference
Location: Westlake Village
More info: https://www.meetup.com/codecraftgroup/

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

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

October 3
Agile Games West
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

October 4-5
Agile Open Northern California
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/northern_ca.html

October 19-20
Southland Technology (SoTec) conference
Location: Long Beach
More info: https://sotecconference.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/

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