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AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, May 18, 5:00 PM

Deadlines with Dave Moore

When: Wednesday, May 18th
Networking and food, 5:00 PM.
Activities start, 5:30 PM.

IMPORTANT NOTE - We are meeting in Pasadena this month!

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

Deadline pressure is usually a taboo subject. Deadlines often lead to poor quality, overworked employees, and low team morale. As a consultant Dave Moore has been in the trenches at a lot of organizations big and small. This talk is a combination of his observations and strategies he has implemented around getting in front of deadline pressure. As an industry this topic is becoming increasingly important as society's dependence on working software grows stronger. You can expect to leave this session with ideas on things you can change at your workplace to increase effective communication with stakeholders and lessen the burden of deadline pressure.

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: ADP Innovation Center
55 S. Lake Ave, 4th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101

Note: Meetup attendees will have to bring a government issued ID to gain entry to the floor.

Parking: There is metered street parking along Lake Avenue. There's street parking on Hudson and Green Street after 6pm. There are several paid parking lots nearby. They can be found on this map: parkopedia.com
Transit: The Metro Gold Line Lake station is a half mile north of the meeting location. From there you can walk or catch the Pasadena Bus 20 or LA Metro Bus 180 to the Lake/Colorado intersection (free transfer with Metro fare).

Thanks to ADP (www.adp.com) for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne (www.versionone.com) for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to Mike Cohn (www.mountaingoatsoftware.com) for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
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.

 

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Upcoming 2016 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.

May 18 - Deadlines - Dave Moore [Note: this meeting is in Pasadena!]
June 22 - The Fearless Agile Human Edge - Valerie Nash, Raman Sivasankar, & Colleen Kirtland [Note: this is the 4th Wednesday!]
July 20 - Transforming Your Leadership Character: The Lean Thinking and Agility Way - Dave Cornelius
August 29 - Managing for Happiness - Jurgen Appelo [Note: this is a Monday night meeting!]
September 21 - How Culture Threatens Agile: The 7 Deadly Dysfunctions of Organizations & How to Fix Them - Aparna Suresh
October 19 -
November 9 - Vanessa Shaw - Human Side of Tech [Note: this is the 2nd 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!

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, May 17, 7:00 pm
Pair Exchange
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 pm
Pairing Programming Night
Location: Los Angeles (downtown)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/la-fullstack/

Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee
Location: Escondido
More info: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Thursday, May 26, 6:45 pm
SoCal Continuous Delivery - Automated Testing at Yahoo
Location: Irvine, CA
More info: http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Continuous-Delivery-Meetup/

Tuesday, May 31, 7:00 pm
Extreme Roundtable
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - "Change Happens!"
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 pm
Pair Exchange
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange
Location: Pasadena
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Thursday-Friday, September 15-16
Agile Open SoCal
Location: Irvine (UCI)
More info: http://www.agileopencalifornia.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

May 14-15
ICSSP - Process in Action
Location: Austin, TX
More info: ICSSP

May 16-18
LeanKanban North America
Location: San Diego, CA
More info: http://lkna16.leankanban.com/

May 23-24
Heart of Agile Conference
Location: Philadelphia, PA
More info: http://heartofagile.com/

June 5-10
Better Software West Conference
Location: Las Vegsa, NV
More info: https://bscwest.techwell.com/

June 17
Scrum Day San Diego
Location: San Diego
More info: https://scrumdaysandiego.com

July 25-29
Agile2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/

September 10
PMI-OC Conference
Location: Anaheim, CA
More info: http://www.pmi-oc.org/conference

Friday, September 30
Scrum Palooza
Location: Los Angeles (Skirball Center)
More info: coming soon!

October 6-7
Agile Open California
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/

October 22
Global Day of Code Retreat
Location: Worldwide
More info: http://coderetreat.org/