AgileSoCal

 

AgileSoCal Meeting - Wednesday, October 16th 6:00 PM

What your Scrum Master Didn't Tell You About Agile with Michael Wollin

When: Wednesday, October 16th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

Let’s cut through the hype: Understand the essence of Agile - Why it works, when it works, and when it doesn’t work, understand the sources of resistance in organizations and what you can do (that no one may have told you).

Your Presenter:

Michael Wollin delivers game-changing agile training and coaching to companies world-wide. With his deep understanding of agility spanning 19 years of experience, he unleashes their untapped potential by partnering with them to identify and remove organizational bottlenecks, facilitating engagement and fulfillment in the workplace, and enabling companies to build innovative, best-in-class products and win in their markets.

Over the course of 35 years he has been a developer, a development manager, a department manager, a business owner, a product manager, a product owner, and a strategic alliance manager.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). He has a BS in Psychology from Georgia State and an MS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.


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 - Plotting Your Agile Journey with Paul Moore
April 24 - Agile Ramp-up Strategies for Developers and their Teams with Ian Carroll
May 15 - Journey from Chaos to Harmony with Hadi Tajvar
June 12 - The Invisible Leader with Elena Astilleros
July 17 - Fostering the Emergent Developer with Cody Fletcher
August 28 - Elevate security conversations with the Elevation of Privilege Card Game with William Getz
September 11 - Enterprise Agile Transformation at Pacific Life
October 16 - What your Scrum Master Didn't Tell You About Agile with Michael Wollin
November 20 - Agile Transformation: A Retrospective with Duane Nicholson
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 10, 6:00 pm
Backlogs & Brews
Location: North OC/Placentia at Stereo Brewing
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Backlogs-Brews-An-Agile-User-group-for-the-Inland-Empire/

Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - What your Scrum Master Didn't Tell You About Agile with Michael Wollin
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Thursday, October 17, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

Tuesday, October 22, 5:30pm
OC Atlassian Group
Location: Team Disney Anaheim
More info: https://aug.atlassian.com

Thursday, October 24, 6:00 pm
Backlogs & Brews
Location: Rancho Cucamonga/Ontario
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Backlogs-Brews-An-Agile-User-group-for-the-Inland-Empire/

Thursday, October 24, 7:00pm
SW Testing & Automation - Networking Session
Location: El Segundo
More info: https://www.meetup.com/TestPro-Los-Angeles/

Monday, October 28, 4:00pm
GitLab users group
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-GitLab-Users-Group

Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 pm
Agile After Dark - Costumes & Cocktails
Location: El Segundo
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Scrum-Meetup

Tuesday, October 29, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - Letting go of Expectation and Leading through Turbulence
Location: San Diego
More info: https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 pm
CodeCraft() - Open Spaces Micro Conference
Location: Westlake Village
More info: https://www.meetup.com/codecraftgroup/

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

Wednesday, November 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, Java/.NET user groups, LA Agile Meetup & other MeetUps, etc. to be announced


Local Agile Training

December 4-6
Certified LeSS Practitioner with Craig Larman
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: Eventbrite

December 9-10
Certified Scrum Master training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

December 10
Agile/Scrum Overview with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: Eventbrite

December 11-12
Certified Scrum Master training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

December 11-13
Certified Scrum Developer training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin
More info: Eventbrite


Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

October 9
Agile Games West
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

March 11-13, 2020
Agile Open San Diego
Location: Marina Village - San Diego
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/san_diego.html