2015/2016 Season starts in September 2015

Welcome to the 2015/2016 season of the Calgary Agile Methods User Group. There are 9 sessions to be held the first Thursday of each month from September to May. To receive email notifications about our events, join our meetup group http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Agile-Methods-User-Group/

Designing Information-Rich Solutions with Martin Stares Dec 3rd

Please join us on Thursday, December 3rd for a session by Martin Stares titled "Designing Information-Rich Solutions". This session focuses on Information Architecture and User-Centered Design, two very crucial topics that arguably do not get enough attention from the agile development process.


Global Day of Coderetreat in Calgary, Nov. 14th

Hi CAMUG Members,
We're once again sponsoring the Global Day of Coderetreat, Calgary Edition. Please join our facilitator, Tony Vo, for a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design.

A Systems-Thinking Approach to Test Automation with Gerard Meszaros

Hi CAMUG Members,
We're excited to announce a renowned Agile-Veteran, Gerard Meszaros, who will be presenting at the next CAMUG session on "A Systems-Thinking Approach to Test Automation". Join us Thursday, November 5th, for an informative session on the state of agile testing from one of the earliest adopters of the topic!

The Agile Architect by Chris Edwards

Hi CAMUG Members,
Please join us October 1st for our next session titled: The Agile Architect by Chris Edwards.

Building a Sustainable Agile Organization: A Leadership-Driven Approach

Hi CAMUG Members,
Welcome back from the summer break! For our first session on September 3rd, we have a local expert, Sean Dunn presenting: Building a Sustainable Agile Organization: A Leadership-Driven Approach.

Deploying to Production 50+ Times a Day: Software is Eating the World by Stuart Charlton

"The future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed." -- William Gibson

How far can you go with agile processes? What are the limits of how fast a business idea can be conceived, developed into software, and deployed into production? Development velocity drives business velocity, and some companies are taking the culture of "release early, release often" end-to-end across their value streams: from business development, through software development, to production operations.

Apr 2nd - Working outside your comfort zone - Building a boat by Chester Fitchett

Most of the time, we don't stray too far from what we learned in university, honing our skills throughout our careers without taking big leaps. Incremental learning and specialization is a good thing. In general, specialists make better money and deliver higher quality results than a jack-of-all trades who flips between disciplines. For Chester Fitchett, founder of Phidgets Inc., his day-to-day job is business strategy, electronic design and embedded programming; this is his comfort zone.

Mar 5th - From doing agile to being agile: 10+ ways of developing an agile mindset - Klaus Boedker

Let me start by asking you a question: "How many of you follow the same route every day when driving to work, to the grocery store or to pick up your kids?" When you do that, the reticular activating system (RAS) in your brain puts you into autopilot mode because you have driven the route so many times before. The system simply says: “relax, I got this. I will alert you if something important happens”.

Feb 5th - Disciplined Agile Delivery: Going Beyond Scrum with Mark Lines

The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process decision framework is a hybrid which adopts proven strategies from Scrum, XP, Agile Modeling, Outside In Development, Lean/Kanban, DevOps, and others in a disciplined manner. DAD provides goal-driven, tailorable advice for the full solution delivery lifecycle that goes beyond the software-construction focus of other agile methods. Because delivery teams do not work in a vacuum DAD is enterprise aware, showing how agile teams can leverage and enhance their existing IT ecosystem in a governable manner.


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