The Agile Community in Dallas-Fort Worth

Photo by David Grant

Photo by David Grant

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has a number of user groups related to Agile, and it's been amazing to see how our community has grown over the years.  Below are just a few of the community groups:

  • DFW Scrum - I've been attending this group for a long time, and I'm actually one of the organizers now.  We strive to have a "big name" speaker once a quarter--and we've been quite successful at that--and have more organic meetings the rest of the time.  The group has grown considerably.
  • Agile Leadership Network - Another great group, the ALN is a support group for executives, managers, and other leaders who want to increase the agility of their organizations.  A fantastic forum to talk about Agile on a different level than the "hows" of particular practices or frameworks.
  • DFW Agile Coaches Network (aka Coaches Need Beer Too) - Ok, this one's more informal.  These are irregular meetups organized by my coworker Jay Packlick, but they're always good conversation about anything related to Agile!


on 2012-10-13 11:18 by Allison Pollard

There's a new group in Dallas that recently formed:

DFW Agile Community of Practice - Affiliated with PMI, the group's focus is agile project management.  It's had one meeting so far, and it looks to be a good group for those that are transitioning from more traditional project management styles.

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.