Agile IT Special Interest Group Meeting 

Agile Metrics and Hybrid Frameworks 
December 12, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
How do you create the best-fit agile framework for your organization and create the most meaningful metrics to ensure success? 

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The seventh meeting of the Agile SIG will look at two interesting and compelling topics for all Agile practitioner and leaders: (1) Hybrid Agile frameworks and (2) Agile specific measures and metrics. IT is used to delivering services across a variety of frameworks and methodologies; from Scrum to Kanban to XP to Continuous Delivery. But, increasingly organizations are looking at hybrid delivery models that build upon deeply entrenched organizational methodologies including specific business or systems constraints while incorporating unique features of a variety of other methodologies and frameworks. This has enabled organizations to develop their own unique flavor of Agile that capitalizes on existing cultural and business norms, while deriving efficiencies of iterative delivery models.

The second topic of the day is on Agile specific measures and metrics. As organizations mature with their Agile deployments, metrics that specifically assess the performance and effectiveness of Agile teams is becoming increasingly important. While burndown charts, velocity diagrams and balanced scorecards have been widely adopted, practitioners should exercise caution in creating meaningful metrics that effectively and efficiently demonstrate measureable success. Creating the correct metrics for the correct audience while ensuring transparency is important to effectively manage Agile teams.

The upcoming meeting of the Agile SIG will address these two pivotal topics and provide an exceptional opportunity for Agile team leads, coaches and senior practitioners to discuss how best effectively deploy Agile within their own technology environments. Please join your peers from other world-class companies in Wisconsin to learn, share and discuss how best to incorporate Agile practices.

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to watch and listen from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Welcome and Overview (webcast available)
  Cavinda Caldera, IT Practice Director, UWEBC
9:20 AM Value Stream Mapping and Adopting Agile: Creating the Best Fit Approach (webcast available)
  Bradley Clerkin, BreakFree Solutions
10:20 AM Break (not webcast)
10:30 AM Case Study: Hybrid Agile at Colony Brands (webcast available)
  Carrie Baumhover and Todd Tupper, Colony Brands
11:15 AM Breakout Discussion I (not webcast)
12:00 PM Lunch (not webcast)
12:45 PM Revisiting the Value Prop of Agile (webcast available)
  Jeffrey Bubolz, Centare; Chad Beier, Whiteboard Consulting
1:45 PM Breakout Discussion II (not webcast)
2:25 PM Structure for Agile and Measuring Success (webcast available)
  Konrad Hajdukiewicz, Centare
2:55 PM Closing Remarks (not webcast)
3:00 PM Adjourn (not webcast)
Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
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