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AgileSoCal Meeting - Wednesday, June 16th, 6:00 PM Pacific

Culture and Agile Transformation with Marc Danziger and Pete Turner


Marc Danziger writes crazy things about Agile at wickedproblems.substack.com. This month's topic will come out of one of these pieces in which he asked how we understand and change culture as a part of agile change.

Marc sees the Agile community as splitting between 'procedural' and 'behavioral' subgroups, each trying to find ways of driving change deeper into organizations. The barrier we face is organizational culture, and in his experience, we don't yet have reproducible, scalable methods to define and change organizational culture.

Marc's oldest son served in Afghanistan for 2-1/2 years, and for 1-1/2 of those years he did work in trying to bridge to local culture with SOCOM. This led to Marc's reading and learning a lot about what is being done in the military around these things - some of which is not working and some of which appears to work.

Marc Danziger met Pete Turner and they've spent a lot of time discussing how to see, understand, and shape culture - and they thought it would be good to broaden this discussion out and see what others think of it.

Your Presenters:

Marc Danziger uses and teaches Agile in software and business delivery. Marc has used (and according to some abused) agile development practices since the late 90's, making him not quite old-school - but close.

Right now Marc is focused on enterprise agile transformations, at the delivery, operations, and executive layers.


Pete A Turner is a former Army combat spy with over 1000 missions in conflict zones in a variety of countries, including Bosnia, Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan. His daily missions took him off-camp and out to find the people, information, and secrets that enabled commanders to win. Ultimately Pete succeeded because he learned to earn the trust and work within the culture of the most dangerous and evil people in the region. This trust and cultural capacity allowed Pete unique access to the “Ground Truth” illustrating the realities that exist below the tactical level.

Today Pete uses his “Ground Truth” focused collection techniques on the Break It Down Show (BIDS). BIDS illustrates life through the experiences of fascinating people. With over 1000 episodes, his show is a leader in the veteran creative space. He is also the creator of the Prison Chronicles, an 8-part limited series from the Break It Down Show. For more on Pete, or to inquire about his services, email to pete@breakitdowshow.com

Pete has authored and published several peer-reviewed articles focused on aspects of modern conflict. He is a recognized expert on modern combat, culture, and international relations.

Always free, but you must RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/


Where: YOUR COMPUTER!
We're meeting on-line this month. Link provided when you RSVP.
When: Wednesday, June 16th
6:00 PM.

Thanks to Rocket Nine Solutions our Zoom sponsor.
Thanks to Agile Alliance for hosting our Meetup.

 

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2021 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 20 - no meeting
February 17 - FAST Agile with Ron Quartel
March 17 - Visualizing Flow with Kanban: Beyond the Basics with Van Wray
April 21 - Scaling the Product Owner with James Lang
May 19 - The Leader Within with Louria Lindauer
June 16 - Culture and Agile Transformation with Marc Danziger and Pete Turner
July 21 - Agile Fluency with Michael Tardiff
August 18 -
September 15 -
October 20 -
November 17 -
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

SoCal Local & Virtual Agile Events Calendar (times listed for Pacific Time zone)

Tuesday, June 1, 10:30 am
Agility Leadership Network - Visualise your agile strategy & see your roadmaps in context with Craig Cockburn
More info: https://www.meetup.com/agilityleadership

Thursday, June 3, 4:00 pm
Agile New England - 20 Years of Agile: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
More info: https://agilenewengland.org/

Friday, June 4, 10:30 am
8th Light University - The Hardest Problem in Testing with James Christie
More info: https://www.meetup.com/8th-light-university

Monday, June 7, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee with Zach Bonaker
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego

Tuesday, June 8, 1:00 pm
ACE SoCal - Next Generation Coaching - The Rise of the Enterprise
More info: https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal

Wednesday, June 9, 9:00 am
Lean Agile Glasgow - You Get What You Measure with Mark Reilly
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Lean-Agile-Glasgow/

Wednesday, June 9, 6:00 pm
Scrum & Wine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Scrum-and-Wine

Thursday, June 10, 8:00 am
Design Sprints in La La Land - Google's Design Sprint- Facing Hard truths with Eran Dror
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Design-Sprints-La-La-Land

Thursday, June 10, 6:30 pm
Bay Area Agile Leadership Network - Online: Self Empower
More info: https://www.meetup.com/BayALN

Friday, June 11, 11:00 am
Utah Agile - Core Four Agile Technical Skills for Successful Incremental Software Development
More info: https://www.meetup.com/utahagile/

Sunday, June 13, 9:00 am
Large Scale Scrum in NYC - From Maximum Busy-Ness to Maximum Learning with Esther Derby & Johanna Rothman
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Large-Scale-Scrum-LeSS-in-NYC

Monday, June 14, 9:00 am
Coaching Agile Journeys - Virtual Lean Coffee
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Tuesday, June 15, 10:00 am
Agile Coaching Exchange London - Nurture your coaching skills
More info: https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange

Tuesday, June 15, 6:00 pm
Kanban SoCal - Kanban Simulation Game
More info: https://www.meetup.com/KanbanSoCal

Tuesday, June 15, 6:30 pm
Bay Area Agile Leadership Network - When Bad Things Happen to Good Teams
More info: https://www.meetup.com/BayALN

Wednesday, June 16, 6:00pm
Agile SoCal - Culture and Agile Transformation with Marc Danziger and Pete Turner
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal

Tuesday, June 22, 2:30 pm
Agile Iowa - Lean Beers
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Iowa

Tuesday, June 22, 6:30 pm
OC Atlassian Group - Advanced Roadmap Portfolio Management From Scratch
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Atlassian-User-Group

Thursday, June 24, 9:00 am
Agile Ontario - The DNA of successful Products and Continuous innovation
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Ontario

Thursday, June 24, 6:30 pm
Seattle Software Crafters - The Why of Tech Coaching with Ron Quartel
More info: https://www.meetup.com/seattle-software-craftsmanship

Tuesday, June 30, 9:15 am
Agile Coaching Exchange London - OKNOTOK OKRs 3Ms: Mindset, Mission, Measurement with Jon Smart
More info: https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange

Thursday, July 1, 5:30 pm
Bay Area Business Agility - The Organizational "Muscles" needed to Build Business Agility with Ahmed Sidky
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Business-Agility-Meetup-San-Francisco-Bay-Area

Tuesday, July 20, 10:30 am
Agility Leadership Network - Leading and Transforming with Outcomes with Mike Burrows
More info: https://www.meetup.com/agilityleadership

Tuesday, July 21, 9:30 am
Agile Coaching Exchange London - Bas Vodde
More info: https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange

Wednesday, June 16, 6:00pm
Agile SoCal - Agile Fluency with Michael Tardiff
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal

Thursday, July 22, 6:30 pm
Seattle Software Crafters - Take Many More Much Smaller Steps with GeePaw Hill
More info: https://www.meetup.com/seattle-software-craftsmanship

Friday, July 30, 11:00am
Utah Agile - Agile Unicorns: Transformation Pitfalls and How To Avoid Them with Michael Moore
More info: https://www.meetup.com/utahagile

Monday, August 2, 5:30 pm
Bay Area Business Agility - Agile at Tesla with Joe Justice
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Business-Agility-Meetup-San-Francisco-Bay-Area

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 7:00 pm
Agile San Diego - March Mingle
Location: San Diego
More info: https://www.meetup.com/AgileSanDiego/

Agile SoCal is part of the Agile Alliance Community

More great groups are listed at the Scrum Alliance User Groups

Also watch for OC Product Managers, PDMA, PMI OC & PMI LA, Java / .NET user groups, & other Agile MeetUps


Local & Virtual Agile Training

June 16-17
Certified Scrum Product Owner training with Scott Dunn / Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Virtual / on-line
More info: Mountain Goat Software

June 24-25
Certified ScrumMaster training with Vic Bonacci / Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Virtual / on-line
More info: Eventbrite

June 30-31
Certified Scrum Developer training with Paul Moore / Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Virtual / on-line
More info: Eventbrite

These dates don't fit your schedule? Check out the full list of Rocket Nine Solutions courses.


Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

June 8
Front-End Test Fest
Location: Online
More info: https://frontendtestfest.com/

June 15
CPO Product Mastery
Location: Online
More info: https://www.productfaculty.com/cpo-mastery-conference-june-15-2021

June 20-24, 2021
Agile Testing Days
Location: Chicago, IL
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile-testing-days-usa-2020/

July 19-21
Agile 2021
Location: Online
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2021/

September 23-24
Agile Open SoCal
Location: Online
More info: