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"Agile Smackdown!"

Dates
26 Feb 2009
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location SolutionsIQ AND Amdocs Digital Commerce
10785 Willows Road NE Suite 250
2211 Elliott Ave Suite 400
Redmond / Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Contact Information
Michael and Monica
Email Michael and Monica

http://groups.google.com/group/beyondagile

Summary
<p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p><span lang="en-us"><strong>Why come?</strong></span><span lang="en-us"><br />Here's your chance to be in on the beginning of an exciting new collaboration of the Seattle area (and beyond!) agile-interested. And if that's not enough, we'll hold a drawing to win a *free* seat in a two-day Scrum certification class!<br /><br /></span><span lang="en-us"><strong></strong></span><span lang="en-us"><strong>What's BeyondAgile?</strong></span><span lang="en-us"><br />It's the combination and follow-on to a number of the agile-oriented user and interest groups that have operated in the Puget Sound area. Representatives of the Seattle XP User Group and Seattle Scrum came together in December to try and combine the efforts of all of us who care about and use agile methods.<br /><br /></span><span lang="en-us"><strong></strong></span><span lang="en-us"><strong>Why a new group?</strong></span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Find best practices among all agile processes</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Build a bigger agile community</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Take advantage of overlaps between existing groups</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Expand beyond meetings and provide a place to collaborate</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Align software development and business</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Explore cutting-edge ideas and techniques</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us"><br /></span><span lang="en-us"><strong></strong></span><span lang="en-us"><strong>What will BeyondAgile be like?</strong></span><span lang="en-us"><br />That, in large part, is up to you. A primary reason for consolidating our efforts is to broaden our base of support, capability, and leadership. We envision a more active, multi-faceting organization that does more than just host talking heads. We'll gather at least once a month on the 4th Thursday of the month, and probably more at other events.<br /><br /></span><span lang="en-us"><strong></strong></span><span lang="en-us"><strong>Where will BeyondAgile events happen?</strong></span><span lang="en-us"><br />Our goal is to have many answers to this, and in that spirit, we've resolved to remove the impediment offered by bridges and commuting. For our monthly meetings, we'll alternate&nbsp; Eastside and Seattle locations, but with a twist:&nbsp; we'll videocast the physical meeting to the location it's not at that month, so you could attend every meeting instead of just the ones on "your side" of the lake. And we're working to enable people</span><span lang="en-us"><strong></strong></span><span lang="en-us"><strong>&nbsp;anywhere</strong></span><span lang="en-us">to attend through streaming video, even after the meeting's already happened.<br /><br /></span><span lang="en-us"><strong></strong></span><span lang="en-us"><strong>Kick-Off Event Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Build a Backlog (where to go in next six months, 30 min.)</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;"Agile Smackdown!" (60 min.)</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;&nbsp;Bleeding-Edge Demo (15 min., not boring)</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Traning-Class Giveaway Drawing (5 min.)</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Meeting Retrospective (10 min.)</span></p> <p><span lang="en-us">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span lang="en-us">&nbsp;Socializing and Breakout/Breakup</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Helvetica;"><span lang="en-us">Eastside:<br />SolutionsIQ<br />First Floor Training Center,<br />10785 Willows Road NE Suite 250<br />Redmond WA<br />directions and picture of building at<br /></span><a href="http://www.solutionsiq.com/about-us/contact-us.php"><span lang="en-us"><u>http://www.solutionsiq.com/about-us/contact-us.php</u></span></a><span lang="en-us"><br /><br />Seattle:<br />Amdocs Digital Commerce Division (formerly QPass)<br />Greece Room<br />2211 Elliott Ave Suite 400<br />Seattle WA</span></span><br /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>