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NYC Scrum User Group - November meeting

21 Nov 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location IBM Design Lab
590 Madison Avenue
13th Floor
New York, NY 10022
United States of America

Contact Information
Rob Purdie
Email Rob Purdie


Scrum practitioners of New York!

Please join us for the November meeting of the NYC Scrum User Group on Thursday, November 21st at the IBM Design Lab!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Place: IBM Design Lab, 590 Madison Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10022


6:00 - 6:30pm - Pizza and networking

6:30 - 8:00pm - Complex Adaptive Systems and Scaling Agile with Dr Carol Mase

"Scaling Agile is a challenge because what works for establishing individual Agile teams does not work at the program and portfolio level.
Scaling Agile to the enterprise level follows the laws of complex adaptive systems: as complexity increases and uncertainty increases, new structures processes and rules of engagement are needed.
At the program and portfolio level of the organization, Agile principles that work at the team level no longer suffice. Now the ability to be agile (small a) depends on networks, relationships, and social capital.
Fortunately the rules of networks are known and Organizational Network Analysis provides visibility into the informal networks that people use to get work done. This allows leaders to intervene and design networks that support the Agile teams at the level below without requiring a full re-organization or restructuring the existing hierarchical structure. 
However, the current tools frameworks and canned scaling techniques ignore or are unaware of this and doom scaling efforts to failure or sub-optimization.
Above this level, Agile enterprise and business unit, the laws morph again requiring an ecosystem approach.  At network of network, or webs of living systems that include more of the environment external to the company."

Rob & Mary


The NYC Scrum User Group meets on the third Thursday of every month to talk about Scrum, to share experiences, to network, and to provide support for local Scrum practitioners.

Our sponsors:

Havas Worldwide  
IBM Design Lab