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NYC Scrum User Group - November meeting

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

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

Contact Information
Rob Purdie
Email Rob Purdie

http://ibm.com

Summary
<p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">Scrum practitioners of New York!</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Please join us for the November meeting of the&nbsp;<a style="color: #ee6600; text-decoration: none;" href="http://www.scrumalliance.org/user_groups/71">NYC Scrum User Group</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, November 21st</strong>&nbsp;at the IBM Design Lab!</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Time</strong>: 6:00 - 8:00pm</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Place</strong>: IBM Design Lab,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">590 Madison Avenue</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">, 13</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">th Floor,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">New York, NY 10022</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Agenda</strong>:&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">6:00 - 6:30pm - Pizza and networking</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: -webkit-auto;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">6:30 - 8:00pm -&nbsp;<strong>Complex Adaptive Systems and Scaling Agile&nbsp;</strong>with Dr Carol Mase</span></p> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">"Scaling Agile is a challenge because what works for establishing individual Agile teams does not work at the program and portfolio level.</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">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.</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">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.</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">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.&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">However, the current tools frameworks and canned scaling techniques ignore or are unaware of this and doom scaling efforts to failure or sub-optimization.</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Above this level, Agile enterprise and business unit, the laws morph again requiring an ecosystem approach. &nbsp;At network of network, or webs of living systems that include more of the environment external to the company."</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: helvetica, arial;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Fascinating!</span>&nbsp;</div> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: -webkit-auto;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: -webkit-auto;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Best,<br />Rob &amp; Mary</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: -webkit-auto;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: -webkit-auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.921569); color: #222222;">----</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The&nbsp;<a style="color: #ee6600; text-decoration: none;" href="http://www.scrumalliance.org/user_groups/71">NYC Scrum User Group</a>&nbsp;meets on the third Thursday of every month to talk about&nbsp;<a style="color: #ee6600; text-decoration: none;" href="http://www.scrumalliance.org/pages/what_is_scrum">Scrum</a>, to share experiences, to network, and to provide support for local Scrum practitioners.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff;"><strong><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Our sponsors:</span></strong></p> <table style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.828125px; background-color: #ffffff;" border="0" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="20" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img title="Havas Worldwide" src="https://evbdn.eventbrite.com/s3-s3/eventlogos/2125673/rsz1logohavas.jpg" alt="Havas Worldwide" width="456" height="109" /></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img title="IBM Design Lab" src="https://evbdn.eventbrite.com/s3-s3/eventlogos/2125673/ibmdesignlab300.png" alt="IBM Design Lab" width="300" height="50" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>