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05/23/2016 AGILE-CT presents HERES HOW I SCALED AGILE AT MY COMPANY! With Joe Tindal
Black Bear Restaurant: HARTFORD
HARTFORD, CT
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05/23/2016 AGILE-CT presents HERES HOW I SCALED AGILE AT MY COMPANY! With Joe Tindal
MONDAY MAY 23th, 330PM to 600PM:

HERE IS HOW I SCALED AGILE AT MY COMPANY!

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NEXT MEETING: MONDAY MAY 23. From 0330PM to 0600PM

JOE TINDAL ON:
HOW I HAVE SCALED AGILE ACROSS TEN TEAMS INSIDE MY COMPANY

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: JOE TINDAL

Joe Tindal is the Enterprise Agile Champion at industry-leading MASTERCAM, located in nearby Tolland CT.

For the past 4++ years MASTERCAM has developed their Agile adoption to include not just software engineering but also Marketing, Sales and the Executive leadership team. Four years into their Agile adoption, we at MASTERCAM continue to learn, and have reached impressive levels of enterprise-wide Business Agility. MASTERCAM has used many coaches and consultants over the years  to achieve their current level of enterprise-wide agility. Joe is a Connecticut-based expert on the stages of Agile adoption and Business Agility. Come and hear what he has to say as he tells the MASTERCAM story about the trials and tribulations of reaching enterprise-wide Business Agility.

Reference Link: www.MasterCam.com

JOE's SESSION:

HERE IS HOW WE SCALED AGILE AT MY COMPANY

In this session I explain the TOOLS I have used and in some cases created, to scale Agile across a 200-person company.

In this session, you learn about tools, exit this session with the same tools I am using.

And you may decide to use some of them yourself, at YOUR company....

....Agile is about doing experiments to tailor and customize your implementation. One size (or one framework!) does not fit all. For Agile to actually work, you must tailor the practices to fit your business, your company, and your people. I have been at this now for over 5 years and I can tell you what works for me MAY OR MAY NOT work for you and your situation. That said, these are the practices I use, that have worked for me, in a situation with over 200 team members, stakeholders and executives:

Things that Ive seen work well when scaling scrum with 10+ teams.

Removing Dependencies
Component teams create dependencies while feature teams tend to reduce them. I explain how this actually works.

Product Ownership Teams
When you scale, you need the Product Owners thinking as a team. I tell you my story and offer some specific techniques for getting all yoru Product Owner aligned on shared understandings.

Scrum Master Teams
The Scrum Master job is a unique and challenging position. In this segment of the session, I explain how to develop a Scrum Master community of practice inside your organization.

Technical Teams
Architecture is important, and it needs to be prepared ahead of the teams, so they can actually complete their work. In this part I offer some ideas on how to make sure there is a balnce of planned and emergent technical architecture.

Organization-wide ceremonies
This one is the best practice I have found: periodically, you need and enterprise-wide "sync up" of at least one day. This needs to be a FACILITATED meeting. These org-wide, highly focused meeting build common knowledge. I'll explain what this is, and why it is essential to scaling Agile up to 10, 12, even 20++ teams.

This is a "from the trenches" session based on real experience scaling Agile at MASTERCAM in Tolland CT. You can expect some lively discussion as I go through the process of describing how to use these methods and what I learned as I implemented them, by experimenting, inside my company.





AGENDA & SCHEDULE FOR THIS MEETING:

0330PM Doors OPEN. Welcome & Networking (have a beer or a glass of wine)

0345PM Food & Socializing

0400PM MAIN EVENT:

JOE TINDAL on:
HERES HOW I SCALED AGILE AT **MY** COMPANY

0555PM Raffle

0600PM DONE

(Please note: we stick to the schedule, and start and end on time.)



PARKING AND DIRECTIONS:

VENUE:

BLACK BEAR RESTAURANT- Downtown Hartford

187 Allyn Street, Hartford, CT 06103  860.524.8888 (Google MAP)

There is ample parking very close to the BLACK BEAR restaurant on Allyn Street.

Parking on Union Place (street where the train station is) is free parking after 6pm. Its a one way street so you can park on either side. Parking lots next to Black Bear and across the street are $6 to park until 4pm and I believe $10 after that.

NOTE: The parking lot guys are never out there and if you get a ticket its only through ProPark. Meaning: if you just throw the ticket out nothing will ever happen (Black Bear employees do it all the time) Keep in mind if there is something going on at the XL center the rate will go up and the parking guys will be out there.

See you there!!


Full Details at the Agile-CT Web Page for this event:

http://www.agile-ct.org



ABOUT AGILE-CONNECTICUT

Operating monthly meetings since 2007, Agile Connecticut is one of the oldest Agile user groups in America. The mission of AGILE-CT is to enable and encourage higher levels of organizational agility in the state of Connecticut. Learn more at www.agile-ct.org.


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Black Bear Restaurant: HARTFORD (View)
187 Allyn Street
HARTFORD, CT 06103
United States

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