special interest groups
We have seven Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings each month. These are held over lunch or in the evening and are hosted at various locations around Austin. There are SIGs focused on a number of Agile topics, including DevOps, Agile coaching, Lean/Kanban, and Agile at Scale.
The Agile Coaching SIG helps agilists to improve their Agile coaching skills. This longstanding meetup brings experienced practitioners, new voices, and the ethical practice of coaching skills together in one place.
agile at scale
The Agile at Scale group gathers to discuss topics that apply when scaling agile across an organization. This includes DevOps, Lean UX, Transformational Leadership, and much more. If you're interested in professional growth and exchanging ideas about scaling agile across an enterprise, this group is for you!
This group is hosted by Leland Newsom and Ben Rogers, and meets on the third Friday of each month from noon to 1pm.
The Agile Austin Book Club was created as a group that could read, gather, and review Agile, Lean, and Organizational Dynamics books from different perspectives. (Discussions can get quite lively!) Participants also leave discussion notes for others to follow, so even if you come late to the party, you can benefit and add your own comments, too. Participants frequently refine their discussions and present at SIGs and elsewhere.
The group is led and organized by Ned Horvath, and they meet on the first and third Thursdays, most months.
The Agile Austin DevOps SIG is the place where those passionate about lifelong-learning and technology gather to connect with like-minded individuals. This is a hands-on group where we share DevOps stories and knowledge.
This group is led by JJ Ruescas and meets every Wednesday.
The Kanban/Lean SIG features a variety of presentations and discussions on topics related to Lean, Kanban, Scrumban, System Thinking, Complexity, Theory of Constraints, Agile, Scrum, and more. Come join them if you're new to Lean and want to learn, or an expert and want to discuss advanced concepts.
This group is lead by Jim Brisson and Satish Kumar, and they meet on the second Friday of the month from noon to 1PM.
The Agile Austin Leader SIG shares knowledge and expertise on leading Agile adoptions/transformations. Anyone is welcome to lead an Agile Transformation -- an executive, a developer, a tester, and so on. If you are interested in sharing or learning from others' experiences, we welcome you!
This group is led by Agile Austin President, Max Ekesi, and it meets on the first Friday of every month.
The Agile Austin Scrum Master SIG is a lively group of Agililsts who share innovative ways to guide their teams and support each other as change agents, regardless of the industry. They welcome anyone who is a Scrum Master or interested in the Scrum Master role, and they're always looking for fresh ideas and new presenters to speak at their monthly MeetUps.