AgileSoCal

 

AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, August 19th, 6:00 PM

(Still on the 3rd Wednesday!)

The State of Agile - 2015 - An Industry Report

with Steve Ropa

When: Wednesday, August 19th <-- Still on the 3rd Wednesday!
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

***** Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com !!! *****

 

The State of Agile - 2015 - An Industry Report

What is really happening with our peers that are implementing Agile today? What is changing about Agile and what is important for us, as Agile Leaders, to know about the future and direction of our industry?

The State of Agile 2015 is an industry survey conducted by VersionOne. For the last nine years, this survey continues to grow and includes all 9 years' worth of data, to help us understand the Agile Community and to ease adoption. Let's explore where the Agile community is going, and how we are working to get there. This exploration is about trends in what methodologies are being used, what kind of organizations are using them, and even more importantly, what has helped them be successful along the way.


Steve Ropa, of VersionOne, will lead a fun, interactive "Family Feud" session to share and delve into the findings of the 2015 survey.

Your Presenter:

Steve Ropa has more than 25 years of experience in software development and 15 years of experience working with agile methods. Steve is passionate about bridging the gap between the business and technology and nurturing the change in the nature of development. As an agile coach and VersionOne product trainer, Steve has supported clients across multiple industry verticals including: telecommunications, network security, entertainment and education. A frequent presenter at agile events, he is also a member of Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. In his personal time, Steve plays principal trombone in a regional orchestra and is an avid woodworker.


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 (www.thecapitalgroup.com) for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne (www.versionone.com) for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to SolutionsIQ (www.solutionsiq.com) for sponsoring our educational program.
Thanks to Mike Cohn (www.mountaingoatsoftware.com) for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
Thanks to OSP International (www.agile-prepcast.com) for free The Agile PrepCast registration.
Thanks to Rally Software (www.rallydev.com) for free agile stuff.
Thanks to Conscires Agile Practices (www.conscires.com) for sponsoring the Bash.
Thanks to JetBrains (www.jetbrains.com) for free tool licenses.
Thanks to O'Reilly (www.oreilly.com) for free e-books.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com 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 Linked-In (group name "AgileSoCal") at www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1833155

On Yahoo! Groups (group name "xpsocal") at tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/xpsocal/

On Twitter (timeline name "agilesocal") at twitter.com/agilesocal

 


Thanks to our ongoing sponsors:

VersionOne     Mountain Goat Software     Rally Software     Conscires

 JetBrains    O'Reilly    O'Reilly Store


Upcoming 2015 AgileSoCal Meetings

Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month. But not always, and dates may change, so watch for the announcements.

Wednesday, August 19 - VersionOne 9th annual State of Agile survey results
Wednesday, September 16 - TBD
Wednesday, October 21 - Aparna Suresh - Product Vision in the Agile World
Wednesday, November 11 - Victor Bonacci - Pair Coaching <- Note the second Wednesday to avoid the holiday!
Wednesday, December 9 - The Sixth Annual AgileSoCal Holiday Bash!

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

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!

Building Resilient Software Integrations, Dave Moore, 8th Light
Wednesday, March 19, 2015 - Building Resilient Software Integrations: Dave Moore, 8th Light

A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz, Dealer.com

Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop, Victor Bonacci

Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop, Paul Hodgetts, Agile Logic
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 382 KB).

The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 3.5 MB).

Links to whitepapers and videos:
Seven Deadly Sins
SDPI Methods
Impact of SDPI
Youtube Videos of SDPI Metrics (5 videos)

The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown

Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner

The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown

A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen

Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn


Wednesday, January 22, 2014- Mob Programming - Woody Zuill & Friends

The 2013 AgileSoCal Holiday Bash on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 was an amazing event. You can check out photos and more by clicking here.

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.


Upcoming Agile Events Calendar

So Cal Local Agile Events Calendar

Tuesday, July 28
Engineering Highly Maintainable Cod
Location: Newport Beach
More Info: SoCal DotNet Architecture

Wednesday, August 12
LA Scrum & Agile meetup
Location: Newport Beach
More Info: West Los Angeles Scrum & Agile Meetup

Tuesday, September 8
Pair Exchange
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More Info: Pair Exchange

Thursday-Friday, September 10-11 Use code "AgileSC2015" for a discount!
Agile Open Southern California
Location: UCI
More Info: Agile Open California

Tuesday, September 22
Extreme Roundtable
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More Info: Extreme Roundtable

Monday-Tuesday, August 24-25
Certified ScrumMaster course with Mike Cohn
Location: Doubletree Santa Ana
More info: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

Wednesday-Thursday, August 26-27
Certified Scrum Product Owner course with Mike Cohn
Location: Doubletree Santa Ana
More info: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

Also watch for OC Product Managers, PDMA, PMI OC & LA, SCQAA-OC, Java/.NET user groups, LA Agile Meetup & other MeetUps, etc. to be announced…

Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

Saturday, August 1
Agile Coach Camp East 2015
Location: Washington DC
More Info: http://agilecoachcamp.org/

Monday-Friday, August 3-7
Agile 2015
Location: Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC
More Info: http://agile2015.agilealliance.org/

Friday, November 6
Software Craftsmanship North America
Location: TBA, Los Angeles, CA
More Info: http://scna.softwarecraftsmanship.com/

Saturday, November 14
Global Day of Code Retreat
Location: TBA
More Info: http://globalday.coderetreat.org