Monthly Archives: October 2011

CANCELLED!!! November 2011 Meetup: Agile Goes Way Beyond Software

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Time: Networking 6:00-6:30PM , Meeting 6:30-8:00PM

Location: Adobe Ottawa, 343 Preston Street, First floor (Enter by Starbucks and go up one floor)

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Scrum-Users-Group/events/38774062/ (Requested by not required, Free)

Agile Methods have been used for some time to develop software applications with a great deal of success, however, this presentation focuses on its application for infrastructure projects, IT project management, and service and product development initiatives.

Our speaker, Dan Murphy, has had considerable success using this approach within the Federal Government to develop new IT services as it relates to the development of IT Shared Services, and believes a more global enterprise approach is required making Agile a much more transformational element within the GC and other large public and private sector organizations.

Mr. Murphy, President of DJM Systems, is a leader in Government of Canada Information Technology strategy. While at Cisco Systems  in the late 1990’s he led the development of the “Shared Services” concept and pushed it into existence at the political level.

More recently, as an advisor  to the Senior ADM of  Transformation at Shared Services Canada, he has spearheaded the movement toward cloud computing in the Canadian Federal Government through the implementation of benchmarking programs, Agile implementation approaches and competitive marketing techniques.

Video/Slides from Creativity for Agile Team Meetup

Video: http://my.adobeconnect.com/p4vu8yxu64g/

 

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/mlevison/creativity-for-agile-teams

Enjoy!

October 2011 Meetup: Creativity for Agile Teams

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Time: Networking 6:00-6:30PM , Meeting 6:30-8:00PM

Location: Adobe Ottawa, 343 Preston Street, First floor (Enter by Starbucks and go up one floor)

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Scrum-Users-Group/events/36609312/ (Requested by not required, Free)

Creativity can manifest in several ways including creation of something new, refinement of something that exists and problem solving. How do we support, enable and enhance the creative abilities of Agile teams? There are many ways to shape the work environment for greater creativity. We will describe how creativity happens and can be enhanced by providing a safe, nurturing environment, enhancing group interactions, pacing activities that utilize different sensory modes and trusting in the power of subconscious integration.

Mark Levison will lead this reprise of his and Roger Brown’s joint Agile 2011 conference session.

We look forward to the dialog with you as we build a strong Agile community here in Ottawa!