25 Oct 2010
5:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Tivoli Student Union, Downtown Denver
900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
United States of America
Free Agile Denver Event.
Please RSVP at http://agiledenver.org so we can estimate room sixe and refreshments for the group
Sponsored by Rally http://www.rallydev.com/
Email Somnath Ghosh
Location: Tivoli Student Union, Downtown Denver Detailed meeting room location information Provided at at http://agiledenver.org, Please RSVP
Games are great training tools, and they’re not just for trainers. Come learn some great games and exercises that *you* can play with your team(s) and coworkers to help them learn Agile principles and practices and to promote a sense of Team.
Ronica and Rachel will come ready to teach several games. They’ll give a brief sense of the games’ lengths, audiences and goals, and then the group will rank the list of games on-the-spot based on attendees’ interests. They’ll then teach as many as we have time for. They will play each game with you, so you can experience it first-hand, then explain everything you need to know to run the game with others.
Games we might play:
Ronica brings incomparable energy and passion to teaching and facilitating Agile principles and practices. Her mission is to build learning organizations that honor the individual, give everyone the chance to do what they do best, and harness the power of team to amplify great work and produce great software. As an Agile Coach, she has worked with ISVs and IT departments in companies in many industries, including healthcare, finance & insurance, government, telecommunications & media, helping Rally guide customers through iterative and incremental organizational change, following their individual art of the possible to bring new success. As product manager for professional services, Ronica works with stakeholders to set strategy for evolving Services offerings that support our customers’ needs for Agile coaching, consulting, and training.
Rachel Weston is an Agile Coach with Rally Software in Boulder, Colorado. She has over eight years of experience in the software development industry working with both in-house IT and product development teams and as a consultant working on software and strategic initiatives. Rachel has held many functional roles within software teams, including IT Manager and Director, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Tech Writer and QA. Throughout her career, she has worked actively to improve processes in order to create a more collaborative, successful and therefore satisfying working environment. She is passionate about the positive changes Agile methods can enable for software development teams and their customers. Rachel holds a Masters in Linguistics with a specialization in Computational Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of California Berkeley.