Tuesday, March 12, 2019

RESCHEDULED: Agile PeopleOps Framework: An Agile HR Solution on 3/12/19

Join us for the rescheduled Lean / Agile Practitioners of NJ Meetup to see Christopher Goscinski and Naveen Ks discuss an 'Agile PeopleOps Framework' they have developed.  The event is now scheduled for Tuesday, 3/12.  Hope to see you there.

Agile is expanding beyond engineering and DevOps. Human Resources is next to adopt the mindsets and methodologies that enable quick feedback loops, focus on the customer, and drive better business decisions. Join us as we discuss the Agile PeopleOps Framework, a new approach how people function is driven keeping People central to it in an impactful way instead of old industrial management approach of managing machines and people in the same way.


About the speakers:

Christopher Goscinski is an agilest focused on helping organizations change how they interact with customers, both internal and external. He works with traditional scrum teams, as well as “meta” scrum teams - Human Resources, client relations, and the like. He enjoys enabling people to think differently and be the change they want to see in their organization.

Naveen Ks is an agile and organizational coach transforming individuals and teams through the adoption of agility in meaningful ways. He helps bring organizational agility and transformation efforts through assessments, coaching, training, mentoring and building motivated and outcome-oriented teams. He believes and quotes “self-awareness is central to become and remain agile”.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Celebrating 2 Years for the 'Lean/Agile Practitioners of New Jersey' Meetup

On Nov 7th 2016,  Sarah Diefenbach, Maddy Del Monte and I started The Lean / Agile Practitioners of New Jersey meetup.    Since then we've hosted 21 meetups, grown to over 740 members, and asked Ken Farer to join us as an organizer.

To celebrate our Meetup's two-year anniversary, we are hosting an Lean-Agile Fair and networking event on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6pm.  RSVP to join us and stroll through the booths and tables set up around the floor as we eat and connect with other Lean-Agile practitioners in the area.

Know someone who might be interested in our Meetup? Guests are encouraged as we celebrate and discuss topics for 2019!

Friday, June 1, 2018

'Team Dynamics and Difficult Conversations within the Lean and Agile Space' - June 13 at Lean/Agile Practitioners Meetup of NJ

Join us to discuss 'Team Dynamics and Difficult Conversations within the Lean and Agile Space' on June 13th at the  Lean/Agile Practitioners Meetup of NJ

Being a Servant Leader is hard…

No matter the role, Team member, Scrum Master, or Product Owner, it can lead to issues in team dynamics and having some difficult conversations. In this session you will learn techniques to help you survive in an ever-changing demanding Lean/Agile world.

Monday, May 14, 2018

'Using Lean Six Sigma to Drive Innovation and Maximize Revenue' at Lean/Agile Practitioners of NJ Meetup on May 24th

Join us on May 24th, at the Lean-Agile Practitioners of NJ Meetup to discuss, 'Using Lean Six Sigma to Drive Innovation and Maximize Revenue' presented by Dwight Harris.  He will discuss "what does a early investor look for in order to make an investment.  How does one know if a business opportunity or line of business reflects a sustainable business."

VC funding! We’ve all heard the terms "Series A", "Friends & Family Round" and so on…

But what does the terminology mean? And more importantly, how do Venture Capitalists assess value?

During the Meetup, we'll explore the methodology for conceptualizing whether a product or service has market value and acceptance potential, from a venture capital perspective. We will further discuss some tools to assess value longevity, capture the methodology on how to launch a new product or service utilizing Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), and introduce best practice approaches towards maximizing revenues through maximizing the customer experience.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Post Event:

Monday, April 2, 2018

Explore Agile Games on April 12th with the Lean / Agile Practitioners Meetup of NJ

Join us on October 5, 2017 at the Lean-Agile Practitioners of NJ Meetup so we can Explore Agile Games.

Within the Agile space, game theory is used to teach, enact, and explore the concepts of Agile in a fun and interactive way. Bring your game faces as we breakout into groups to perform some of the Agile games available to your teams. Have a game you'd like to share with the group? Bring your examples and we'll work to incorporate them into this session in an open space format.

Post Event:

Thank you for attending our event last night! I hope everyone found it fun and informative. I’ve included links to three of the Agile Games that were presented last night.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

World Retrospective Day - February 6th - with Lean / Agile Practitioners of NJ and Agile NJ

During this globally coordinated event, Agile communities around the world will share insights and best practices in organizing retrospectives.

Join  Lean/Agile Practitioners of NJ and AgileNJ in this co-hosted event where we will draw on our collective experiences to examine retrospective techniques and styles and help answer any questions.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Product Design Playbook via Lean/Agile Practitioners of NJ Meetup on November 14

Please join us at Lean/Agile Practitioners of New Jersey Meetup on November 14th, 2017 to hear Matthew Voshell share his thoughts on The Product Design Playbook

With the accelerated adoption of agile and multi-disciplinary teams known as ‘Pods” Product Design, as a profession, is on a trajectory to demand generalist designers over specialized ones. In response to this eventual pivot “The Product Design Playbook" is a comprehensive collection of methodologies and concepts that will guide designers and teams alike to build high quality products quickly and repeatedly.

For this Lean-Agile event, concepts covered will span across the spectrum of continuous agile product development. The presentation is intended to communicate a direct approach to help designers and teams discover and understand what to expect through learning about situational concepts to leverage at any given time throughout the continuous product development process.


About the speaker:

Matthew Voshell is a product designer in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Through his career he designed both SaaS and mobile products for fortune 500 companies. Before becoming a product designer Matthew worked in the cyber security field as a consultant to several different U.S. federal agencies.

His new book "Product Design Playbook: Concepts & Methodologies to Live By" is slated for release this winter.
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