Agile IT Special Interest Group Meeting 

Kickoff Meeting 
May 25, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
How do you run a very successful Agile team? 

The Agile IT Special Interest Group offers a forum for those individuals leading Agile teams within UWEBC member companies to interact, share opinions and expertise, and leverage each other’s experiences. The SIG will address a variety of topics and issues pertinent to the successful deployment and operation of Agile methodologies and practices within IT teams. The objective of the SIG is to serve as an educational and professional resource and support platform and network for Agile team leads, coaches, and product owners with experience of running Agile teams. The SIG will allow participants to glean validated operational paradigms, ideas and best practices from other member companies and adopt them to their own Agile environments.

The kick-off meeting of the Agile SIG will examine two closely related and foundational topics: Agile organizational change, and leading and managing an Agile team. This meeting will give attendees the opportunity to not only hear from practitioners with many years of experience running Agile environments, but also actively engage in discussion amongst Agile leaders on how best to position teams for success. The charter for the Agile SIG will also be discussed at this meeting and attendees will have the opportunity to propose topics to be included in future meetings of the group.

For more information and for the charter for the Agile SIG, please contact Cavinda Caldera at

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:45 AM Whiteboarding Agile: Where to Start and Why - Chad Beier, Centare
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Managing Agile Teams - Doug Knesek, Flexion
11:30 AM Organizational Change and Culture: The people side of Agile - Francie Van Wirkus, Agile Betty's
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Adopting Agile: Lessons Learned - David Manning, Skyline Technologies
1:15 PM The Agile Journey: The Story of American Family Insurance - Renee Vogt and Ken Landolt
2:00 PM Breakout Discussions
2:40 PM Debrief and Plan Future SIG meetings
3:00 PM Adjourn
The Sonata Room on the second level of Gordon Dining and Event Center, UW-Madison 
Jennifer Anderson, 608-890-1406, 

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