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AgileSoCal Meeting - Wednesday, September 11th 6:00 PM

Enterprise Agile Transformation at Pacific Life with Maureen Bowen, Regina Keil, & Wendy Urbanek

When: Wednesday, September 11th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

Pacific Life’s Retirement Solutions Division started a grassroots Agile journey 5 years ago. Join us at our September meeting to hear how a 150-year-old conservative financial institution started its journey, re-invigorated its transformation, and where they are headed next.

Your Presenters:

Maureen Bowen

Maureen Bowen's Agile journey started in 2014 and hasn’t stopped. With 18 years of experience in the Financial industry, starting as a Systems Analyst and progressing to Project Manager, she found her passion when introduced to Scrum and the Scrum Master role. As an internal Agile Coach at Pacific Life, she is passionate about helping individuals and teams discover how to maximize value from applying Agile principles.

You can connect with Maureen Bowen on LinkedIn.


Regina Keil

Regina Keil is one of three Agile Coaches for the Retirement Solutions Division within Pacific Life Insurance Company and is tasked with leading Agile workplace transformation. Over the past few years, she has served in roles as Scrum Master and Agile team coach for division-wide software development and transformation efforts. Her focus is to guide teams into learning a new way of working by breaking down the barriers of siloed knowledge, by fostering team transparency and psychological safety. She is a champion of focus and prioritization by empowering teams to identify and select highest value work.

You can connect with Regina Keil on LinkedIn.


Wendy Urbanek

Wendy Urbanek has been an Agile enthusiast for about 4 years, even though it seems much longer. Her passion is bringing teams together to accomplish awesome things and to have fun while doing it. She has been in IT for over 25 years as a Software Engineer, Technical Team Lead, Project Manager, Systems Analyst, Program Manager and Scrum Master. She is currently an Agile Coach at Pacific Life Insurance working both remotely and in the office.

You can connect with Wendy Urbanek on LinkedIn.


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 - topic TBA 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, September 12, 4:00pm
GitLab users group - CI/CD pipelines
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-GitLab-Users-Group

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30 pm
OC Atlassian
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Atlassian-User-Group/

Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 pm
PolyGlot.LA - Tech Talks & Tacos
Location: DTLA
More info: https://www.meetup.com/PolyglotLA

Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - Emotional Intelligence, A Critical 21st Century Skill Set
Location: San Diego/Miramar
More info: https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 pm
LAAgile - Why Should Non-Technical Teams use Agile Principles?
Location: Westlake Village
More info: https://www.meetup.com/LAAgile/

Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 pm
CodeCraft() - Open Spaces Micro Conference
Location: Glendale
More info: https://www.meetup.com/codecraftgroup/

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

Thursday, September 26, 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/

Tuesday, October 1, 6:30 pm
Lean Coffee with Vic Bonacci
Location: Irvine
More info https://www.meetup.com/agile-coffee/

Monday, October 7, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee Happy Hour
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Wednesday, October 9, 6:00pm
DevOps & Hops - OC
Location: Tustin
More info: Eventbrite

Wednesday, October 9, 6:00 pm
Scrum and Wine
Location: Long Beach
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Scrum-and-Wine/

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 29, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange
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/

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

September 23-25
Certified Scrum Developer training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin
More info: eventbrite

October 17
Agile/Scrum Overview with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info: eventbrite

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


Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

September 9-10
Agile Open SoCal
Location: Irvine (UCI)
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/southern_ca.html
SOLD OUT!

September 29 - October 4
STAR WEST
Location: Anaheim
More info: https://starwest.techwell.com/

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