wbodwell

About Walter Bodwell

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Walter Bodwell has created 44 entries.

Looking for Speakers

The Keep Austin Agile 2015 Conference team is looking for the best Agile presenters to share ideas. Apply now! http://bit.ly/1wYob4T

By |September 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Looking for Speakers|

Monthly Meeting – Practicing Agile in a Waterfall World

Summary: Techniques and tools to plan and track Agile programs in a non-Agile organization

Non-Agile organizations demand timelines and status readouts that present challenges to Agile development teams and product owners.

We will walk you through techniques developed at Dell which have been used in 1.0 product releases and initial releases of products transitioning to Agile. […]

By |April 2nd, 2014|Agile Austin Events, Monthly Meetings|Comments Off on Monthly Meeting – Practicing Agile in a Waterfall World|

Kanban SIG – Lean Coffee! Remote-only edition!

This month we will have a remote-only edition of the Lean Coffee format for the Kanban SIG. We will be using https://pinitto.me/ — an online collaboration tool for gathering topics and questions. This meeting will be very similar to the previous Lean Coffee event that we had late last year and the format is described here: http://leancoffee.org/.

This […]

By |March 31st, 2014|Kanban SIG|Comments Off on Kanban SIG – Lean Coffee! Remote-only edition!|

Kanban SIG – How to use Kanban to become predictable

The Kanban SIG this month will focus on how kanban can help your team become more confidant with the predictability of their work. Attendees will learn what key measurements and visualizations they should be making. How to understand the data that you are looking at and using this information to manage project risk, staff projects, and plan projects.

Speaker: […]

QA SIG North – What Lessons Have You Learned Working In QA?

Based off of a great topic suggestion from one of our community members, we’d like to have an open discussion on lessons learned as QA professionals. What are the best words of wisdom you have for someone starting out in QA? If you could go back and do it all over again, how would […]

By |March 31st, 2014|Agile Austin Events, QA SIG North|Comments Off on QA SIG North – What Lessons Have You Learned Working In QA?|

Board Meeting – April Meeting

Join the board in discussing how things are going with Agile Austin.

See here for the current agenda / notes (it will be updated during the meeting). To add to it, send an email to board@agileaustin.org.

The first thing we do in board meetings is ask for additional topics / prioritize the topics at hand. As a result, […]

By |March 30th, 2014|Agile Austin Events, Board Meetings|Comments Off on Board Meeting – April Meeting|

QA SIG Downtown – Test Automation on Legacy Systems – The Agile Way

Dena Laterza has graciously agreed to give the same presentation that she gave at the QA SIG North back in March. Hope you can make it!

I’ve heard it said, “the definition of a legacy application is one that has no automated tests”. I agree! In the past, applications were tested manually and therefore not […]

By |March 27th, 2014|Agile Austin Events, QA SIG Downtown|Comments Off on QA SIG Downtown – Test Automation on Legacy Systems – The Agile Way|

Agile Leaders SIG – Retrospectives: Learning and improving (the what and how of) what you got

“If you do what you did, you’ll get what you got.” — Susan Jeffers

Is what you’re getting satisfactory? Much more importantly, will it be in the future? Might Lao Tze’s observation that “If you do not change your direction, you may end up where you are heading” apply right now?

We’ll talk about your Teams’ […]

By |March 26th, 2014|Agile Leaders SIG, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Agile Leaders SIG – Retrospectives: Learning and improving (the what and how of) what you got|

Dev SIG – Being Agile in Organizations That Aren’t

Let’s talk about ways developers can work in an Agile way while still working with non-Agile groups. This might include ways to handle everything from calendar-based release planning, marketing groups, and even other development teams that are not using Agile techniques.

SPECIAL NOTE: This month’s meeting is delayed a week because of space availability!

Date/Time: 3/27/14 […]

Monthly Meeting – What the Marine Corps Can Teach Us About Empowered Teams

Agile organizing principles are often contrasted with hierarchical “command and control” organization of work. However, there are lessons to be learned from the best C&C outfits, and here we’ll examine one of the most admired.
In the late 1980s the United States Marine Corps (USMC) re-examined its strengths and roles. Out of that introspection the […]

By |March 7th, 2014|Agile Austin Events, Monthly Meetings|Comments Off on Monthly Meeting – What the Marine Corps Can Teach Us About Empowered Teams|