Come to Intergalactic Brewing Company Tasting Room at 9715 Carroll Centre Rd #107, San Diego, CA 92126

About the talk: Agile Culture Hacking

What is an Agile Culture? How do you hack one?

In this talk we will look at what an Agile Culture looks like in a company and why the culture is important to an Agile organization.
By looking at the organizations where you work & play from a number of different lenses, we will examine where your Agile Culture stems from, how it got started and how you can make it grow. At the end of the talk, you may have a new understanding and new tools to hack an Agile Culture in your company.


We’re meeting on a different date this month – the first Wednesday in May: May 3rd, 2017 – we hope you can join us! Come to Intergalactic Brewing Company Tasting Room at 9715 Carroll Centre Rd #107, San Diego, CA 92126

Bring your most challenging Scrum development and scaling questions and get them answered!

Richard Hundhausen is the president of Accentient – a company that helps software teams develop better products by leveraging ALM tools and Scrum. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer, author of the book “Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio” and is the co-creator of the Scaled Professional Scrum framework. As a software developer and consultant with over 30 years of experience, he understands that software is built and delivered by people and not by processes or tools.

About the talk: Scaling Professional Scrum

When multiple development teams cooperate on the delivery of a single software product, they face unique challenges: dependencies, integration issues, and quality differentials. Even if those teams are high-performance Scrum teams, the communication pathways in Scrum won’t suffice. The Scrum framework wasn’t designed to support more than a single team. The Scaled Professional Scrum framework (a.k.a. the “Nexus“) was designed to handle these higher level functions.

In this presentation, Richard will introduce the Nexus and its new roles, events, and artifacts that provide an “exoskeleton” to existing Scrum teams, enabling them to scale effectively. Even if you have evaluated or adopted other scaling frameworks and methodologies or are just starting to experience the friction of software development at scale, come and be part of the conversation.

Update: In case you missed the meeting – here’s a copy of the presentation. Thanks, Richard!

PDF – Scaled Professional Scrum (The Nexus)


No Agile SD meeting for the month of April since Global Scrum Gathering San Diego 2017 takes place the same week.  Be sure to check out #SGCAL for the latest news from the event!

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Many speakers from of our local agile community will be attending and giving presentations this year, including Paul Wynia who was our most recent Agile SD Agilist of the Year! Have fun, everybody!


Have you found yourself frustrated by the amount of work you didn’t get done at the end of a Sprint? Is your team struggling to improve the quality of their work but can’t seem to get ahead? Does your leadership complain that their long list of projects keeps growing but so few of them are getting done? Perhaps you need to work on less to get more done!

Join Gary Moore at the next Agile San Diego meeting on Thursday March 9 where we will discuss the Scrum Value “Focus” and explore ways to put it into practice so you and your team can get things done faster with higher quality. Gary is an Agile coach and trainer based in San Diego. He is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Agile Coach (ICP-ACC), Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner, and Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4). Since 2008 Gary has coached and mentored teams and organizations as they adopt Agile practices.


Remember to come to our new location, Intergalactic Brewing Company! 9715 Carroll Centre Rd #107, San Diego, CA 92126

We will have some fun networking activities starting at 6pm, the talk with begin at 6:30pm, and we’ll organize some food for 8pm-ish, after the presentation.  Feel free to come and go as you’d like for whatever interests you!


Remember to come to our new location, Intergalactic Brewing Company! 9715 Carroll Centre Rd #107, San Diego, CA 92126

This month we are excited to welcome back Peter Green!

Peter Green is a leadership development coach, agile organization researcher and consultant, and a Certified Scrum Trainer. He spent 12 years at Adobe, where he led the Agile transformation that enabled the business model shift from perpetual license, long release desktop software products to subscription, frequently released Creative Cloud products. During this time, he trained hundreds of teams in Agile approaches like Scrum, Kanban, and Lean Startup, including such flagships as Photoshop, Acrobat, and Premiere Pro, and coached at all levels of the organization. Since joining Agile For All, Peter has worked with a diverse set of clients helping them thrive in complexity – personally and organizationally.

About the talk:

Sometimes in our work helping organizations adopt an Agile mindset, it seems like people just don’t get it! Can’t they see how Agile is so much better than whatever we were doing before? Maybe the problem is not that “They don’t get it”. Maybe the problem is that we’re not working hard enough to get them!

In this session, we’ll explore the research into different but distinct and categorizable ways that people see the world. We’ll then practice taking perspectives that differ from our own, and communicating the benefits of Agile adoption from within each of those different perspectives. Through this practice, we develop deeper empathy for what others care about, helping us be more effective in meeting needs that are most important from all of the different perspectives.



Remember to come to our new location, Intergalactic Brewing Company! You’ll find us in the smaller meeting room – to the left after you walk in through the main entrance.
9715 Carroll Centre Rd #107, San Diego, CA 92126

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Clinton Keith is an independent agile coach and Certified Scrum Trainer with 15 years of video game development experience.  Clinton introduced the game industry to Scrum in 2003 and Lean/Kanban in 2006.  He has coached teams at many studios.   He is the author of “Agile Game Development with Scrum”. Learn more on his website: www.ClintonKeith.com.


We have a new monthly meeting location starting in 2017: Intergalactic Brewing Company!

9715 Carroll Centre Rd #107, San Diego, CA 92126

Agile San Diego new meeting location

Here are some reasons we picked this new location:

  • We have a special private room within the Tasting Room for our meeting space
  • This location is accessible for both our San Diego and North County agilists
  • There is plenty of parking!
  • Did I mention Award Winning Beer?
  • You can bring in outside food
  • We’re not the only ones smitten with this place, check out the yelp page 😀

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!


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Grab a pint with us this Thursday, December 8th! We’ll be there at 6:30PM, and parking is plentiful! Duck Foot Brewing Company – 8920 Kenamar Dr #210, San Diego, CA 92121 – http://duckfootbeer.com/

Regular meetings will resume in January in a new location. We’ll share more details soon!


Big thank you to Dr. Dave Cornelius for providing Agile SD with a great talk on leadership and introducing us to his Agility LeaderShift game!

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If you missed the meeting – you can listen to his talk here!


3Dr. Dave Cornelius is an experienced business professional and lean and agile catalyst, who leads and empowers others to achieve their very best. Dave holds a doctorate of management in organizational leadership (Information Systems & Technology emphasis), a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. His professional certificates include the PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP, SSBB, and ITIL v3. Dave has significant experience leading IT transformations from concept to delivery and business optimizations through agile and lean adoption.



zachAgile has become a set of principles that companies ignore at their peril. After all, what CEO would admit his/her company is “not Agile?” Yet we frequently bemoan the difficulty of using these principles to “be Agile”, instead relying on Agile-like practices that fail to change the status quo. Therefore, as we enter the next generation of business thinking, we meet a critical challenge: how can we learn to adjust to our behaviors, at all levels of a company, to successfully navigate the complexity of human systems?

One answer is training – and one that we most often select to drive our Agile transformations.
Is training the best method to cause a change in behaviors? In this interactive session with Zach Bonaker, you will experience activities that engage both mind and body to reveal the essence of systems thinking. Additionally, Zach will emphasize cause and effect relationships in a system, specifically, how Agile-related training might result in unintended consequences!

The talk begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 14th, thanks to our gracious hosts at Learn Academy.