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AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, August 16th 6:00 PM

Why Bother Estimating? with Dave Moore

When: Wednesday, August 16th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

***** Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/ *****

Dave Moore, from 8th Light, has worked with a wide variety of organizations and has seen significantly different approaches to estimating. Some people claim to follow a "best practice" approach yet there is always contention over estimates in some form or another. This talk will cover a spectrum of approaches people take to estimating, the pros and cons of each approach, and dive into what the underlying problem all of those approaches are attempting to solve for in the first place.

Your Presenter:

As Director of Software Services, Dave Moore serves as the lead project manager for every client at 8th Light's Los Angeles office. He holds extensive meetings with clients, and develops plans to translate their ideas into concrete, deliverable software that accomplishes their goals. He bootstraps each new project, and helps coordinate and prioritize the team's workflow.


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 for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to Mike Cohn for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
Thanks to JetBrains for free tool licenses.
Thanks to Zensar for educational sponsorship.
Thanks to Agile Alliance for hosting our Meetup.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/ 24 hours prior to the meeting and be present to win.

 

AgileSoCal is your community for all things agile. Find us:

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On Meetup at "Agile-SoCal"

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On Twitter @AgileSoCal


Thanks to our ongoing sponsors:

VersionOne     Mountain Goat Software      

 JetBrains      Zensar O'Reilly Community


2017 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 25, 2017 - Outputs versus Outcomes with Ben Rodilitz
February 15 - no meeting
March 15 - Agile Coaching with Brett Palmer
April 12 - Agile Thinking with Phyllis Marbach (Note: this is the 2nd Wednesday!)
May 17 - The Agile Business Organization with Keith Montgomery
June 14 - Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability with Daniel Vacanti (Note: this is the 2nd Wednesday!)
July 19 - Agile, Complexity and the Cynefin Lego Game with Vic Bonacci
August 16 - Why Bother Estimating? with Dave Moore
September 20 - Group Glue with Jeff Cook
October 18 - Topic TBA with Kate Megaw
November 29 - TBA (Note: this is the 4th Wednesday!)
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

So Cal Local Agile Events Calendar

Monday, August 21, 6:00 pm
Lean Coffee
Location: Tustin
More info: https://www.meetup.com/agile-coffee

Monday, August 21, 6:30 pm
CodeLab
Location: Fullerton
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Orange-Countys-Creative-CoWorking-Downtown-Fullerton/

Tuesday, August 22, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange
Location: UCI
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Tuesday, August 22, 7:00 pm
Extreme Programming Roundtable
Location: Santa Monica
More info: https://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

Tuesday, August 29, 6:30 pm
Software Apprenticeships
Location: DTLA
More info: https://www.meetup.com/LA-Software-Craftsmanship

Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 pm
CodeCraft() - Open Space Micro Conference
Location: Westlake Village
More info: https://www.meetup.com/codecraftgroup/

Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 pm
Scrum and Wine
Location: Long Beach
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Thursday, September 14, 6:30 pm
Agile San Diego - Alan Shalloway
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.agilesandiego.org/

Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange
Location: Pasadena
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 pm
Extreme Programming Roundtable
Location: Santa Monica
More info: https://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 pm
Fullstack Open Source
Location: Downtown LA
More info: https://www.meetup.com/la-fullstack/

Also watch for California Agile Meetups, 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

August 7-11
Agile 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2017/

August 22
Jump into LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® with Paul Wynia
Location: Carlsbad, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/
Use code agilesocal for registration discount

August 22-24
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Methods Facilitator Certification with Paul Wynia
Location: Carlsbad, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/
Use code agilesocal for registration discount

August 28-29
Certified Scrum Master training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

August 30-31
Certified Scrum Product Owner training with Mike Cohn
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

September 7-8
Agile Open Southern California
Location: Irvine (UCI)
More info: http://www.agileopencalifornia.com/southern_ca.html

September 25
Agile Camp New York
Location: Newark, NJ
More info: http://agilecamp.org/new-york-metro

October 1-6
STARWest
Location: Anaheim, CA
More info: https://starwest.techwell.com/

October 9
SoCal Agile Leadership Summit
Location: Anaheim, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

October 13
ScrumPalooza
Location: Burbank, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

October 27
SCNA - Software Craftsmanship North America
Location: Los Angeles, CA
More info: https://scna.softwarecraftsmanship.org/

November 18
Global Day of Code Retreat
Location: worldwide - local site TBA
More info: http://gdcr.coderetreat.org/

February 5-7, 2018
Agile Open Northwest
Location: Seattle, WA
More info: http://www.agileopennorthwest.org/