February 4, 2016

Have you heard about our 3 new event streams?

If you have attended one of our previous meetups in 2016, you may have heard Simon talk about the 3 new event streams. The idea to do this came from a planning meeting just before Christmas. We were talking about how we could do more for the agile community and whether our events were the best they could be. A unanimous decision was made that we should do more events as the first step to improvement. Let us know what you think about AWA here.

 

The 3 Event Streams

The SAFe Planning in Action Game with facilitated by Mckenna Consultants.

The SAFe Planning in Action Game led by Mckenna Consultants.

  1. Talks/workshops by international framework creators, trainers & thought leaders. Often we offer the opportunity to attend training courses with the presenter that are not usually available in the UK.
  2. Talks led by local experts and practitioners who are confident in taking to the stage to share their stories, case studies, successes and failures, or ideas.
  3. Experiential learning via games. Learning via sharing is hugely beneficial and agile games are a valuable tool to do this. We want to share the games that you have created so that you can get valuable feedback from experienced practitioners and at the same time spread ideas across the community.

You can see confirmed events and register for future games on our meetup site. We’re always looking for people to get involved – email us here.

 

New Quarterly Meetups

We’re also holding 3 larger events, with more speakers and activities, which will run each quarter:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

These may come with a small entrance fee to cover costs, but we’ll confirm this at a later date. Again – volunteers, speaker, work-shoppers and game creators are needed – so please get in touch here.

 

AWA Q&A Panel

We have also launched a new feature for the monthly newsletter called the AWA Q&A Panel. Each month – you can submit questions/problems that you’re experiencing within a scaling agile and organisation change context.

We then select a question and get three answers from:

  • You?
  • A trainer / thought leader
  • Simon Powers

We then include the question and 3 answers in the email newsletter the following month. You can read last month’s panel here. If you would like to enter a question or answer, please get in touch here.

We need feedback so we can continue to inspect and adapt to what the community wants and needs. So keep sending us your ideas to charley@adventureswithagile.com.

 

 

 

Charley
I work at AWA HQ looking after day-to-day operations, speaking with people, organising events and training, and thinking of the next cool thing we can do. Outside of work you kind either find me in the gym, on the mat practicing yoga, or out in the countryside with my family.