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

Driving Teams Where the Rubber Meets the Roadmap with Steve Dempsen

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

Driving teams where the rubber meets the roadmap

Join us at our February meeting where we'll learn about enabling teams, both new and not-so-new, to improve our delivery through accountability and levels of planning. Accountability is layered into the adaptive frameworks and approaches we often use, and tuned with an eye on the checkered flag (or the next charging station!), teams can become engaged. In this session Steve Dempsen will share with us his experience with his teams from when he was a new ScrumMaster through present day. He'll also share practices new and seasoned ScrumMasters, Product Owners, team members, project managers, and coaches can take away.

Part of this session was delivered during Agile Open SoCal 2018.

Your Presenter:

Steve Dempsen
Steve Dempsen is a Senior Project Analyst in the enterprise project management organization at The Capital Group where he helps deliver outcomes across end to end programs. Steve is a ScrumAlliance Certified Scrum Practitioner, Product Owner, and ScrumMaster, and a PMI Agile Practitioner and Project Management Professional. He has worked with software teams for 20-something years and is excited to actually present again at Agile SoCal instead of just opening the front door.



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 - Agile At Scale, Inspired by Spotify with Joakim Sunden and Jimmy Janlen
April 24
May 15
June 12
July 17
August 14
September 18 - Enterprise Agile Transformation at Pacific Life
October 16
November 20
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, February 12, 6:00 pm
Agile/Scrum LA - Agile After Dark
Location: El Segundo
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Scrum-Meetup/

Wednesday, February 20, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - Driving Teams Where the Rubber Meets the Roadmap with Steve Dempsen
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Thursday, February 21, 7:00 pm
Backlogs & Brews
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Backlogs-Brews-An-Agile-User-group-for-the-Inland-Empire/

Monday, February 25, 6:00 pm
San Diego Product Managers/Owners
Location: San Diego
More info: https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Agile-Product-Owners/events/258850851/

Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 pm
PolyGlot.LA - Mob Programming
Location: DTLA
More info: https://www.meetup.com/PolyglotLA

Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - Technical Wedge of Coaching
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Wednesday, February 27, 6:00 pm
LA SW QA Testing - Test Automation Best Practices
Location: DTLA
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Software-Testing-Meetup/

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

Thursday, February 28, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 pm
LA Agile Book Club - Agile Retrospectives
Location: TBA
More info: https://www.meetup.com/LA-Agile-Book-Club/

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 pm
LAAgile
Location: Glendale
More info: https://www.meetup.com/LAAgile/

Monday, March 4, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee Happy Hour
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange
Location: El Segundo
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 pm
Scrum and Wine
Location: Santa Monica
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Scrum-and-Wine/

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

February 27
Design Sprint Bootcamp with Jason LaManque
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com

March 4-6
Certified Scrum Developer training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com

March 21-22
Agile at Scale, Inspired by Spotify with Joakim Sunden and Jimmy Janlen
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com

April 12
Team Kanban Practitioner with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com

April 16-17
Scrum@Scale Practitioner with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com

Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

February 25-27
Lean Agile US
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
More info: https://leanagileus.com/

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

April 11-12
Mob Programming 2019
Location: Boston, MA
More info: https://mobprogrammingnewengland.com/

April 29 - May 1
deliver:Agile
Location: Nashville, TN
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/deliveragile-2019

May 13-17
Lean Kanban Global Summit
Location: Alexandira, VA
More info: http://lkna19.leankanban.com/

May 20-22
Global Scrum Gathering
Location: Austin, TX
More info: https://events.scrumalliance.org/austin-2019

June 2-7
Agile + DevOps West
Location: Las Vegas, NV
More info: https://agiledevopswest.techwell.com/

August 6-10
Agile 2019
Location: Washington D.C.
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2019/