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About the Agile Leaders Special Interest Group Meeting The purpose of the Agile Leaders SIG is to provide a forum in which those responsible for leading agile adoption and improving agile practices can learn from each other.  Attendees are expected to share their knowledge with the group and contribute their unique perspective.

Meeting Format:

A member will bring a topic for discussion, provide a short introduction to that topic, and then facilitate a dialog for the remainder of the meeting.

  • 15-20 minutes presentation on topic
  • 40-45 minutes for group discussion and sharing of experiences

Meeting Logistics:

  • Max Eseki, Sr. Program Manager with Dell, and Chis Buoy, Director of Software Engineering at Drillinginfo will address meeting logistics and facilitation 
  • Lunch will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin
  • When: 12:00-1:00 first Friday of the month –  please be punctual
  • Where: CA/Hyperformix office – 5001 Plaza on the Lake, Suite 102, Austin, TX (first floor)

Informal Directions and Parking Info:

Hyperformix is on the south side of Lake Austin at the 360 Pennybacker bridge.

  • Coming down 360 from the north, turn right into the first driveway (immediately) after the bridge.
  • Coming up 360 from the south, exit right before the bridge, take the turnaround under the bridge and then turn right into first driveway.

You can park in the open lots or any of the garages that aren’t indicated as reserved. The meeting will be held on the first floor.

Seating is limited!

Please make sure you are able to attend this session. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend, so please only sign-up if you are committed to attending and have an interest in the topic. Meetings are held on a monthly basis, and topics vary, so don’t worry if the topic for this month does not interest you–there will be plenty of chances to attend future events. If you have an idea for a future discussion, please tell us!

About this Month’s Program:

“Are you my Product Owner?  Symptoms of a weak or missing Product Ownership Role” 

If you were to ask 100 companies to point out their product owner for a given product, my guess is you would find lots of fingers and nobody really at the end of them.  It’s not that we don’t have product managers and marketing specialists and it’s not the case generally that teams are struggling to build backlog.  Let’s see if we can help our organizations by defining three things: 

  1. How do I know that we are missing the role?
  2. What really do we want our Product Owners to do?
  3. How do we measure that the job is getting done?

The job of our leaders group today will be discover how we are all handling these questions.

Topic Facilitator Bio:

Gary Brown is VP of Engineering at Troux Technologies.  Troux is an innovative leader in strategic IT planning and enterprise architecture.