Thanks for the feedback, although I couldn't accommodate everyone,
there's enough participation to make 10/6 the best choice. Sorry for
those who can't make it this time, there are some decent tools for
scheduling times for larger groups that I'll try and use next time.
Here's the scoop:
* Meet-up starts at 6:30 here: http://www.mapquest.com/mq/3-pZZiy7mckDBB
* The topic will be: "Enterprise Scrum implementation war stories:
What has worked, what has failed and everything in between."
* Like last time, we'll chat informally until about 7:30 allowing
people to filter in.
* At 7:30ish we'll start discussing the topic, and break into groups
* We seem to end at around 9.
Also, if you have any feedback on the format, I think we've had enough
of these that I might start listening :-).
See you there,
Here's our charter again:
* We grow the group organically through word-of-mouth rather than
email-blasting all the yahoo group lists.
* At least at the beginning, the focus will be on aspects of Scrum
as defined by Ken Schwaber, i.e. here’s a planning meeting format that
worked for me, here’s a problem I often run into, how do you integrate
user design in sprints, etc…
* I plan on not talking too much about things like: what is
agile, XP practices, what is scrum, how can I learn more, how do I
adopt, etc… It will focus on practicing. That said, who knows what
will come up.
* The makeup of the group seems to be Scrum Masters or people
playing that role, so I would expect the meetings to veer in the
direction of that role. All different roles are welcome though
(developer, product owner, tester, UxD, etc…).
* There will rarely be speakers or guests, except when there is a
* It will generally be over dinner/at a restaurant, there will be
no fee but you’ll need to pay for your own food.
* It will usually be in Alexandria.