Upcoming Events

    • 12 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual (Link will be sent)
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    Explore the intersection of Leadership, Management, and Innovation

    In this session, you’ll learn about one team’s struggle to improve collaboration and how they sought to shorten cycle time by carefully crafting an experiment with an Andon Cord. The Andon Cord is a Toyota innovation designed to empower front-line employees to recognize issues, initiate a stoppage of work, and work together identify a path forward. The emergency cable strung above assembly lines became a symbol of the Toyota Way, and has widely been copied throughout the auto industry and beyond.  

    You’ll be introduced to metrics that show a surprising correlation between collaboration through Andon Cord pulls and Cycle Time!

    Zack's Bio

    Zack is an experienced Agile Practitioner at DMI (Digital Management, LLC) in Indianapolis. He's previously worked at Excella Consulting (Arlington, VA) with clients within the Department of Homeland Security. Most recently, he served as an Agile Delivery Lead for Capital One's CreditWise product. A champion of continuous improvement, he's constantly pushing his teams to experiment and celebrate opportunities to learn. In his spare time, you'll find him spending time with his wife, two golden retrievers, and likely talking to someone about college hoops!





    AGENDA

    • 6:00pm: Welcome
    • 6:15-7:15pm: Featured Speaker
    • 7:15 -7:30 pm: Questions & Wrap-up
    • 9 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual (Link will be sent)
    • 122
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    Powerful Activities

    Powerful questions are a mainstay of coaching individuals. They stimulate the coachee’s thinking in a direction the coachee is already moving. Powerful questions can be expanded to teams by applying a Professional Coaching mindset to facilitated team activities. Just as with powerful questions, use powerful activities to stimulate the team’s thinking in directions of their own choosing. The power of the activities comes from choosing just the right activity based on the team’s context and current state of mind.

    Powerful activities are valuable for helping the team to draw on their collective knowledge and talents, determine the goal of their conversation, discover and explore topics, come up with action items, and stimulate learning and growth. Thus, you can apply the same thinking behind powerful questions to teams. In this session we’ll explore the characteristics of an activity that make it a powerful activity as well as take a look at a couple of examples including Team With the Best Results Ever. As part of exploring Powerful Activities we will run a few of them in breakout rooms.

    Damon's Bio

    Damon is an Enterprise Agile Coach and the co-author of Professional Coaching for Agilists (Addison-Wesley). In addition he offers courses on Agile Coaching and Professional Coaching. He has coached and trained thousands of people at companies such as EMC, Capital One, Oanda, Ford, and Fidelity. As a coach of coaches at Eliassen, Damon led the Agile Delivery team which grew to hundreds of Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches in the field. He is an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Academy Certified Professional Coach, and ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching. Damon frequently presents at local and international Agile meetups and conferences such as the Agile Alliance Conference, Play4Agile, and Agile and Beyond. He has also co-created a series of popular Agile games such as User Story Games, Agile Coaching Games, Heroes of Agility, and a small collection of online games. This element of learning through play is a consistent element in all of his work.


    AGENDA

    • 6:00pm: Welcome
    • 6:15-7:15pm: Featured Speaker
    • 7:15 -7:30 pm: Questions & Wrap-up

Past Events

14 Apr 2021 April 14, 2021 (Virtual): Explore the intersection of Leadership, Management, and Innovation (with Jon Jorgensen)
10 Mar 2021 March 10, 2021 (Virtual): Making Sense of the Messy Middle: the gap between business goals and delivery teams (with Chris Shinkle)
10 Feb 2021 February 10, 2021 (Virtual): Why Agile Transformation Fails (with Mike Cottmeyer)
9 Dec 2020 December 9, 2020 (Virtual): An Overview of the Scrum Guide Changes Announced on November 18th
11 Nov 2020 November 11, 2020 (Virtual): You have an Agile Certification(s), now what? with Shenà Newman
20 Oct 2020 October 20, 2020 (Virtual): Applying Flow in Kanban with Ryan Ripley
14 Oct 2020 October 14, 2020 (Virtual): HOW TO AVOID MANAGING YOUR AGILE PROJECT INTO A CORNER W/Dr. Charles Suscheck
15 Sep 2020 September 15, 2020 (Virtual): Want to Super Charge Your Career? Learn to Write w/Jake Miller
8 Sep 2020 September 8, 2020 (Virtual): Up for Adoption: A mini-workshop based on the Agile Fluency® Game w/ Ahmed Avais and Jim York
18 Aug 2020 Aug 18, 2020 (Virtual): Creating Boundaries, Practicing Curiosity, and Making Requests w/Jessica Katz
12 Aug 2020 Aug 12, 2020 (Virtual): A profound journey of an ornate Scrum Team w/Dimple Shah
21 Jul 2020 July 21, 2020 (Virtual): Dear Nexus, You Scaled My Scrum w/Laura Hansen
8 Jul 2020 July 8, 2020 (Virtual): Shifting Culture Through Leadership Agility w/Aaron Kopel
16 Jun 2020 June 16, 2020 (Virtual): Creating Boundaries, Practicing Curiosity, and Making Requests w/Jessica Katz
10 Jun 2020 June 10, 2020 (Virtual): Fast, #NoWaste Agile Estimating for Remote Teams w/Ron Lichty
19 May 2020 May 19, 2020 (Virtual): Metrics That Matter: Moving From Easy to Impactful w/ Joel Tosi
13 May 2020 May 13, 2020 (Virtual): Let Me Tell You A Story: The Power of Storytelling in Agile Coaching w/ Mark Cruth
1 May 2020 Annual Conference 2020 - CANCELED
21 Apr 2020 April 21, 2020 (Virtual): Live from Indy It's Saturday Night - The Agility of Saturday Night Live! w/ John Krewson
8 Apr 2020 April 2020 (Virtual) Monthly Meetup: Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems with Liberating Structures w/ Ryan Ripley & Todd Miller
17 Mar 2020 CANCELED: March 2020 (Downtown) Monthly Meetup: People ≠ Resources: Resource thinking may be stifling your success w/ Sydney Johnson & Alex Schick
11 Mar 2020 March 2020 (Northside) Monthly Meetup:Principles for Empowered Product Teams w/ David Mathew
18 Feb 2020 February 2020 (Downtown) Monthly Meetup: How to Estimate While Being Chased by Rhinoceros w/James Smith
12 Feb 2020 CANCELED: February 2020 (Northside) Monthly Meetup: Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems with Liberating Structures w/ Ryan Ripley
21 Jan 2020 AgileIndy Monthly Meetup (Downtown): CK Taneja
8 Jan 2020 January 2020 (Northside) Relentless Improvement – Deliver and Celebrate w/ Rita Breen
11 Dec 2019 December 2019 (Downtown) - Kanban Christmas w/ Marcy Elhamidi
13 Nov 2019 November (Northside) Discover Your DISC w/ Toyna T’ere Webb-Wallace
15 Oct 2019 Scrum Team Tune-up w/ Scott Cunningham
9 Oct 2019 Hire Quality Technical Personnel Quickly w/ Matt Wuertz

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