Sponsored by IEEE Vancouver Joint Computing Chapter
We’re Building What, When? Managing Change in UX Design
Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015
Time: Networking starts at 6pm, presentation starts at 6:30pm
Place: Hootsuite at 5 E 8th Ave in Vancouver
Registration: http://www.meetup.com/… (free, need to RSVP)
Our first meeting of the 2015-2016 season is with Su-Laine Brodsky, a local user experience practitioner and contractor. This will be our first meeting at the offices of Hootsuite. User experience design methods can dramatically improve a product, but it is not immediately obvious how to make them fit into Agile projects. Successfully integrating UX designers into Agile software development can require adaptations across the team in both process and culture.
Agile 101: The Fundamentals of Agile
Date: Thursday and Friday, September 24th and 25th, 2015
Time: Sign In at 8 am. Workshop is from 9 am to 5 pm each day
Place: Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Are you having challenges in figuring out the right Agile processes to use, or how different tools work together to help teams deliver better software?
This is a hands-on interactive workshop exploring what it means to be an Agile team, and experiencing some of the most widely used Agile tools and practices and finding out how they fit together to create an environment for the team and the business to deliver value to their customers and end users.
Through the process of putting together a team and doing a project, and through discussions and retrospectives, we will see where Agile came from and what it means to BE Agile. We will look at Agile environments and how Agile helps teams to “deliver value” in software. We will also explore ways to involve customers, get feedback, and adapt to both changing conditions and development processes.
The workshop will be lead by Susan Patch, Craig Dixon, and Marc Leblanc. Attendees will be delivering a project over a number of iterations, learning about Agile tools and practices, as well as experiencing how Agile works. Note that no coding skills will be required.
Much Ado About Agile X
Date: Monday, October 26th, for the conference and Tuesday, October 27th, for tutorials
Time: The conference starts at 8:30 am and tutorials start at 9 am.
Place: Sutton Place Hotel on Burrard
2015 marks a significant achievement for the Vancouver Agile Methods Users Group. Agile Vancouver, as the group is more widely known, has been following its mandate of “educating its members, sharing experiences, promoting Agile approaches in the local BC software industry, and fostering academic and industrial research” since it’s inception in 2005, and having a great time doing it. This year will be our 10th Much Ado About Agile conference.
To commemorate the anniversary, we have invited Philippe Kruchten back to deliver the keynote speech. This year’s speaker lineup has a lot of new faces in it, some local and some not, including Jennifer Fawcett, Mark Lines, Adrian Moise, James Shore, Byron Packwood, Ardita Karaj, and Jeff Morgan. As has become our custom, we will be wrapping up the conference by having a Panel Discussion with all the speakers. There are three full-day tutorials to choose from: “Lean Software Delivery” with Matt Heusser, “Bringing Fluency to your Agile teams: Coaching for Best-Fit Agile” with James Shore, and “Disciplined Agile Delivery in a Nutshell” with Mark Lines.