Community Meetings - Past and Upcoming

Photo by Will Lion

Photo by Will Lion

I am very fortunate to live in a community with multiple agile user groups that provide amazing learning opportunities, and I just have to share the goodness.

DFW Scrum hosted a meeting last week with Eric Nusbaum speaking on Creating a Culture of Quality in Scrum that was quite popular, and the presentation and additional resources have been posted on the group blog.  

Next month, Dallas is going to be wowed with meetings on Portfolio and Program Management--DFW Scrum will have Kenny Rubin speak on Portfolio Management, and the Dallas Agile Leadership Network will have Brian Adkins and Susan Fojtasek with a Reality Check for Program Management.  Both topics become challenges when scaling scrum, and both meetings should prove to be insightful.

Lastly, there's a new agile meetup group for those who are just outside of DFW and wish to meet on the weekends: Servant Leadership & Scrum -- Giving Back to the Community.  The group organizer, Cherie, is a fantastic coach, and I look forward to seeing the group form and grow.

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.