Events

We’re a Scrum User Group that meets regularly in Irvine, CA. Come join us for coffee and conversation.

Forums

We'd like you to join the conversation. Head over to the coffee-powered forums to share what's on your mind.

Podcasts

We record one meetup each week and post the audio on iTunes and Stitcher. Think of it as coffee to go.

ALL the POSTS

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 25

Vic is joined by Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) for a lively morning of Agile and coffee. Today our heroes discuss the following topics: Agile Planning - discussed WSJF and Donald Reinertsen's book The Principles of Product Development Flow User Story Mapping Roles in pair-coaching Servant Leadership Want more? Visit our brand new forums on the AgileCoffee website. AgileGathering.com has the info about our upcoming Agile Coach

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 24

Vic is joined by Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer), Jon Jorensen (@waterscrumban) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) for a lively morning of Agile and coffee. Today our heroes discuss the following topics: Agile Budgeting - Larry lent his copy of Agile Estimating and Planning to his CEO. Will he get it back? The power of Standing for Agile - getting the team to arise Mike Lavery (@baconPhilosophy) asks

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 23

Vic is joined by Dale Ellis (@thedigitaldale), Dr. Dave Cornelius (@DrCorneliusInfo) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) for a lively morning of Agile and coffee. Today our heroes discuss the following topics: Agile Coach kits - what do you keep handy? Dale mentioned a handout by CarbonFive. He actually meant Lane Halley's Lean UX recipe cards. You can find them on Slideshare here and

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 22

For this episode, Vic is joined by Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead), Dale Ellis (@thedigitaldale) and Dr. Dave Cornelius (@DrCorneliusInfo) for quick and efficient morning of Agile and coffee. Today our heroes discuss the following topics: How does practicing Agile/Lean change people? The Value of Scrum to Organizations Roadmapping with Lean Coffee and Six Thinking Hats - see Vic's recent post book: Six Thinking Hats by

Roles in Pair-Coaching

Agile coaching demands many skills of the practitioner. In addition to being conversant in common agile processes, we are also called to serve as teacher, facilitator, mentor, counselor, negotiator, and leader. Of course, this is a partial list; there may be no limit to the skills identified as valuable to our coaching profession. Where did you

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 21

For this episode, Vic is joined by Jon Jorgensen (@WaterScrumBan) and Dale Ellis (@thedigitaldale) for a lively morning of Agile and coffee. Today our heroes discuss the following topics: Training vs Discovery - learning styles, immersive learning, guided discovery, peer stimulus Positivity-resistant peeps - believe in your team, like attracts like books: Joy, Inc by Richard Sheridan & Five Dysfunctions of

Kafka, Agile Coach

At the latest lean coffee, we had two cards with a similar question: how do you neutralize the bad apples / stop the eye-rolling? Later that night I remembered something I thought might apply, so below I try to craft it into a parable. (This post offers a huge tip of the hat to Robert

Roadmapping with Coffee and Hats

Does your IT organization make a practice of yearly roadmapping? Mine does. The current shop, the previous one, the one before that, and on and on. Just about every technology department I've been a part of does some form of yearly roadmapping exercise. The one characteristic that they all share? They're drudgery. The process of

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 20

This just in! We're announcing that Vic will serve as facilitator for the upcoming Coach Camp. To learn more and see who will be attending, point your browser to AgileGathering.com for all the info about Agile Coach Camp US West, April 10-12, 2015 For this episode, Vic is joined by Jon Jorgensen (@WaterScrumBan) and Dale Ellis (@thedigitaldale) for a

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 19

For this episode, Jon (@WaterScrumBan) and Brett (@brett_palmer) find themselves reminiscing about their trip to Indianapolis for Agile Coach Camp last September 26-28, 2014. There they met Bryan Beecham (@BillyGarnet) of Iceberg Ideas and Mike Bowler (@Mike_Bowler) to discuss the following topics: Using LEGO to teach technical topics - Mike has begun posting some of the LEGO exercises for