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.