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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Pin the Tail on the Metric: Steve Martin PDF Print E-mail

Mar 03, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Topic:

Metrics don’t have to be a necessary evil. If done right, metrics can help organizations identify trade-offs between options and make better forward-looking decisions.

In this interactive presentation, we’ll take a different approach to metrics. Instead of giving the “top 10 list” of field-tested metrics, we’ll first talk about characteristics of good metrics, whether for a team, portfolio or transformation. We’ll then walk through an activity called “Pin the Tail on the Metric.” This technique will help you facilitate the critical thinking necessary to determine what types of metrics will empower your organization and teams to improve their performance and job satisfaction.

About the speaker:

Steve Martin is a Principal Enterprise Agile Consultant at SolutionsIQ with over 20 years’ experience helping companies deliver exceptional results. He consults with coaches and trains companies to apply Agile and Lean Startup concepts enabling them to scale Agile across their enterprise.

Steve has worked in many industries (Healthcare IT, Finance, Biotechnology, Hospitality) and partners with organizations at all levels ranging from those in the Executive Suite to Management to Product Development Teams.

You can follow his latest blogs and white papers published on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stevemartinpmp

 
Agile Dojo PDF Print E-mail

The "Agile Dojo," meets from 5:30 to 6:30 in a corner of the main room.

The Agile Dojo (formerly the Agile Practice Group) gives Agile practitioners an opportunity to improve Agile techniques. In each meeting several participants practice an Agile skill such as facilitation, estimation, or requirements elicitation, then receive feedback from the audience. The group meets at each monthly meeting from 5:30-6:30 and is facilitated by Bruce Conner and Richard Kasperowski. If you would like more information, please contact Richard Kasperowski at 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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