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NYC Scrum User Group - June meeting

16 Jun 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location Euro RSCG
350 Hudson Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10014
United States of America

Contact Information
Rob Purdie
Email Rob Purdie


Scrum practitioners of New York!

Please join us for the June gathering of the NYC Scrum User Group on Thursday, June 16th at Euro RSCG!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Place: Euro RSCG, 350 Hudson Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10014


6:00 - 6:30pm - Pizza and networking

6:30 - 8:00pm - The Agile Practitioners Problem Workshop

Facilitated by Mike Dwyer, Principal Scrum Coach at BigVisible Solutions and Certified Scrum Trainer

The Agile Practitioners Problem Workshop is a highly interactive session. The people participating have to be practitioners that want to discuss problems they face in doing Agile, not getting a job, not learning the basics, but practicing the art of ScrumMastering or Agile project management, Product Ownership or being a team member. People who are not presently practicing are invited to listen (like chickens!)

Participants write down three points they would like to talk about on sticky notes; each group works to consolidate the notes into sets, and picks a set of notes to discuss. Mike choses one note and asks the person to tell his or her group the story behind it.

Along the way Mike asks other people to take over telling the story based on their experiences in the situation until the group has a self-organized conversation. The story concludes with the original story teller summing up what he or she takes away from the discussion, and then asks the group to record what they felt was important on a flip chart.

Each group repeats this with another set of notes until within 10 minutes of the close of the session.

The individual groups then come together and wrap up by discussing the similarities between the two or three stories that were covered. Mike puts these on a flipchart and invites all to copy what they want.

About the facilitator:

Mike Dwyer is a Principal Agile Coach at BigVisible Solutions.  He is a Certified Scrum Trainer and his practice focuses on Agile transformation into enterprise efforts through innovative and proactive use of Quality Assurance and Test.

Mike has been successful implementing Agile teams beyond development including support, help desks, product visioning, maintenance, operations, architecture, and infrastructure in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, public sector, and professional services industries.  He is a well known and respected contributor within the Scrum, Agile, and Lean software community as well as a speaker at AST and STP groups. Prior to BigVisible, Mike founded 3SidedCoin, an Agile innovation company where he developed his ground breaking work bringing Testing Agility to Operations and Support. Mike has worked extensively in all phases of a product’s life cycle as a coach, sr. manager and as a member of R&D organizations.



The NYC Scrum User Group meets on the third Thursday of every month to talk about Scrum, to share experiences, to network, and to provide support for local Scrum practitioners.

Our Sponsors:

Agile Ethos BigVisible









We also thank Euro RSCG for the use of its facilities.