01/29/2015 AGILE BOSTON COMMUNITY OPEN SPACE
THURSDAY JANUARY 29 in BURLINGTON MA:
AGILE BOSTON COMMUNITY OPEN SPACE. The Theme:
AGILE BOSTON: WHAT's THE NEXT CHAPTER?
AN INVITATION TO OPEN SPACE .....
Our January meeting is a special meeting.
It is an Open Space event where we will explore the theme:
Agile Boston: What's the Next Chapter of The Story?
What's next for Agile Boston? Participants in this January meeting will help determine the answer to that question. YOU are cordially invited to participate.
Do you want to influence the direction of the group? This is your chance.
Agile Boston began life in 2007. Since then we have arranged over 80 community gatherings in Boston, some with over 250 in attendance. All Agile Boston events since 2007 have attracted over 7000 participants!
Over the past 8 years, we have introduced unique events like GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM, and the agile Culture Conference. We've also expanded our monthly meetings to now include downtown Boston and the 128 area.
And thanks to NUANCE, we now videotape all of our monthly meetings.
During 2013 and 2014, we've expanded our leadership team, and we are looking to do much more of that. To help with this, we have implemented a governance model called sociocracy. This dynamic governance model emphasizes equivalence and consent when decisions are made. Each circle in sociocracy functions as a self-contained unit, with specific decision-making authority.
And so: 2015 is here, and with it comes the question: "what's next?"
You are cordially invited to answer this question.
The event starts at 530PM. You can expect some great discussion- and some great food too. You can also expect discussions about a wide range of possible plans and programs. We will discuss how Agile Boston handles membership, sponsors, events, speakers, social events, finances, growth, and publicity on a going-forward basis.
In the Open Space tradition, we will produce proceedings and every member will receive those proceedings ASAP: in this case, 48 hours or less. After that, the Core or leadership circle (Georgina Prager, Gary Lavine, Joe DeAngelis and Daniel Mezick) will examine them, and act on what those proceedings identify as opportunities.
If you have a sense of passion and responsibility around growing the Agile community of Boston, this meeting is also an opportunity to sign up as a Volunteer.
This is your opportunity to write the story, and be a character in the story of Agile Boston. Do you want to influence the direction of the group? This is your chance.
It's also you opportunity to connect with others in the Agile community of Greater Boston.
This is Open Space, so be prepared to be surprised. An experienced Open Space facilitator named Erik Blazynski will take us through the process.
NOTE: You may find this meeting format useful for your own planning in your own organization. Attend this meeting to learn how to do it!
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About Open Space
REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING
1 Wayside Way
Burlington MA (directions here)
530PM to 900PM
530PM Doors Open
600PM Open Space Opening Circle
630PM Open Space sessions (630PM to 830PM)
830PM Closing Circle
Food is provided throughout the entire event....
...see you there!!
NUANCE CORPORATION, 1 Wayside Road Burlington, MA 01803
PLEASE REGISTER WITH INTENT TO ATTEND
Tickets (for all events, regardless of ticket price) are transferable; if you cannot make it to the event you can send a friend in your place. NOTE: Registering is an explicit commitment to attend. PLEASE do not register casually. Doing so prevents others who sincerely want to attend from doing so, and also overstates food & beverage counts. Registering casually does everyone a serious disservice. Your registration is an explicit commitment to attend.
General Ground Rules and Conditions for Registration and Attendance:
Tickets (for all events, regardless of ticket price) are transferable; if you cannot make it to the event you can send a friend in your place. NOTE: Registering is an explicit commitment to attend. PLEASE do not register casually. Doing so prevents others who sincerely want to attend from doing so, and also overstates food & beverage counts. Registering casually does everyone a serious disservice. Your registration is an explicit commitment to attend. Anyone authorized by the event promoter to attend this event is subject to the following Ground Rules as a condition of attendance: There are no refunds for paid events. No audio or video recording permitted. Recording of video and/or audio is grounds for revoking your authorization to attend. You may take pictures. You are required to show up ready to have loads of FUN and engage in lots of LEARNING with lots of other very curious, fun-loving people. By purchasing a ticket and/or attending this meeting (hereafter the Event), you are explicitly authorizing us to capture pictures, video, and audio recordings of your image and voice and to use these recordings in promotion of our events. By purchasing a ticket and/or attending the Event, you are agreeing explicitly to indemnify and hold harmless the following parties from any and all claims, including but not limited to any loss, damage, or legal liability related to attendance: a) the venue provider, b) the event promoters, c) anyone and everyone else even remotely associated with the execution of the Event event in any way, whatsoever. The Event promoter reserves the right to refuse and/or revoke admittance to anyone at any time, subject only to refunding within 30 days any dollar price paid for said admittance.
Nuance Corp (Office Bulding) (View)
1 WAYSIDE ROAD
Burlington, MA 01803