Welcome to Agile New England

Agile New England is the leading community of Agile enthusiasts, practitioners and learners in New England.  Our meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of every month 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Constant Contact in Waltham, MA.  The main presentation is generally from 7:05pm - 8:20pm, with Agile 101 courses, food, and networking before, and announcements and more networking after.  Registration is required for most events, so please register here.

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Scaling Up Agile - Sociocracy and Consent Decision-Making: Jerry Koch-Gonzalez PDF Print E-mail

Jan 05, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Jerry Koch-Gonzalez

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez

Topic:

Sociocracy is a governance model based on equivalence in decision making that enables teams and organizations to make better decisions faster. Although developed independently, many describe sociocracy as a way to scale up agile to a whole organization and improve the communication and cooperation in and between all parts of an organization.

In this presentation, we will go through the principles of transparency, effectiveness and equivalence that are guiding sociocracy and the processes that support those principles. Examples from a software company using both agile and sociocracy will make is easy to understand how sociocracy can help software companies run their organization more effectively and in line with their values.

About the speaker:

Jerry helps companies and organizations implement sociocracy in support of their strategic goals, and to create adaptive and effective organizations where all members’ voices matter.

He is a consultant and certified trainer in both Dynamic Governance/Sociocracy and Compassionate Communication (NVC), with a focus on governance, decision making, communication skills, and conflict resolution. Jerry is a founding resident of Pioneer Valley Cohousing, a 22year old community in Amherst MA successfully using Dynamic Governance for the last four years. Jerry is the director for Sociocracy For All, a project of the Institute for Peaceable Communities and is the CEO of The Sociocracy Consulting Group, itself a sociocratic limited liability company run on cooperative principles.

 
Scrum Master/Agile Coach Lean Coffee Circle PDF Print E-mail

The group will meet from 5:45 to 6:45 in the main room to exchange ideas and advice on any Agile related topics. Up to 15 people, first come first served. At the start, we will choose from topics proposed by those attending. Every attendee is invited to share his or her perspective. Evie Fan and David Grabel will facilitate. Questions or advice? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Agile Dojo PDF Print E-mail

The "Agile Dojo," meets from 6:00 to 6:50 in a corner of the main room.

The Agile Dojo gives Agile practitioners an opportunity to improve Agile techniques. Participants practice an Agile skill such as facilitation, requirements elicitation, or estimation, then receive feedback. The group is facilitated by Richard Kasperowski, Bruce Conner, and Wendy Wong. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Member Discussion Forums PDF Print E-mail

We have a new feature!  It took a lot of work to implement, and required significant changes to the layout of the website (we think for the better), but we've added member discussion forums to Agile New England!  It's open for all Agile New England members, but you must be logged in to even see the menu option for it.  This is in part because it is meant as a benefit to our members (defined in our rules as anyone who has a login on our website), and in part for security and spam prevention.  The addition of the discussion forums is a big step in our efforts to help build the Agile community, even outside our regular meetings.

Once logged in, you will see a new menu option under Members Only, called Member Forums.  These forums can be used for talking about a particular meeting, beginner topics, advanced topic, jobs needed or opportunities announced, offering the group feedback, and even for coordinating rideshares, as was asked at several meetings.  For more information, be sure to visit the Rules and Help tabs once you get into the Member Forums.  Feel free to give us feedback on how we can improve the discussion forums.

 
Membership Policy PDF Print E-mail

Membership in Agile New England is open to everyone. There is no cost to join. Members have the right to vote in chapter elections, and to receive member benefits such as discounts on books and conferences. Becoming a member also makes it easier to register for an event, since most of the form will be filled out for you if you are logged in

You do not need to be a member to attend meetings and events, and registering for a meeting does not make you a member. Registering as a user on the website makes you a member, so please register as a member here. You will need to confirm your membership annually (we will send you a reminder).

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