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Cape Town: Coaching Circles Kickoff

Passionate about Agile? Keen to grow your Scrum skills? Want to meet others who have the same challenges you do? Join a coaching circle.

Coaching circles are groups of people interested in Scrum and Agile who meet one a fortnight for 90 minutes and discuss a topic the are all interested in. Read about some of the things people have said in the past about coaching circles here.

If you are interested in joining, or in finding out more, make sure you attend the next kickoff session.

When: Monday 18 July 2011, 6pm

Venue: DVT, Annexe A, Long Kloof Studios, Darters Road, Gardens. See a map here.

Signup: Please signup here.

Willing to host: We need people to volunteer as hosts for this round of circles. Hosts are people who provide the venue for a coaching circle. You don’t need to facilitate the session, just be able to provide a venue where 6 people can meet in the evening. We are looking for venues all over Cape Town. The venue can be a meeting room at your office, or your lounge at home. If you are able to host a venue, please add your details to the following spreadsheet.

Cape Town: Discovering the value of Domain-Driven Design

Join SUGSA Cape Town on 7 July when Herman Lintvelt facilitates a workshop on Domain Driven Design. Read More…

Cape Town: Agile Games

Join SUGSA Cape Town on 2 June when Karen and Sam facilitates some Agile Games.

Join us for an evening of agile games. Agile is about more than processes and tools. It’s about individuals and interactions, and there is no better way to experience this that by participating in agile games…

For more info see the Events page. Please help us with catering by signing up here.

Cape Town: How can contracts facilitate customer collaboration?

Join our Cape Town group on 5 May when David Campey discusses contracting models for agile projects.

Although “on the right” of the agile manifesto, the contract is a necessary foundation of a working relationship. If handled correctly a contract can bake agility into an engagement and make sure the principles are communicated to board level…

For more info see the Events page. Please help us with catering by signing up here.

Cape Town: Collaborative Workspaces

The evening of April 7 sees a change in venue and a great topic – Collaborative Workspaces.
The Briteblue Project are our hosts in their theater-style office in Hout Street, Cape Town.

Expect an email with more info closer to the time.

Cape Town: Theatre of Perplexing Predicaments

Synopsis:
Join us for some fun and learning to end off 2010. Bring your most perplexing agile predicaments. We’ll act them out and all try our hand at facilitating your problems away, or at least giving you a few ideas to try for yourself.

Objectives:
Practise facilitation techniques
Get ideas for dealing with different situations
Have fun

for more info please click here

Sign up:

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October Event: Growing Agile Coaches

Sponsored by:

Where: Allan Gray Portswood office in the Presentation Room on the third floor. You can download a map here. Everyone parking in the Portswood parking area will have to pay for their own parking tickets. There is also parking available in Beach road.

When: 7 Oct, 6PM

Topic: Growing Agile Coaches – a facilitated discussion

Building on an open space session at the South Africa Scrum Gathering, Peter Hundermark and Karen Greaves, will facilitate a further discussion on how we can effectively grow agile coaches and ScrumMasters in our community.

If you are a ScrumMaster who has realised that implementing Scrum is hard, an internal or external agile coach who would like to improve your facilitation, or an agile manager responsible for helping ScrumMasters grow their skills, this forum is for you.

Peter and Karen will each provide their own views on what coaching is about, and some of the techniques they have used to grow their own skills. They will then facilitate a group discussion to discuss different ways to grow agile coaches.

During the course of the evening you will all assist with making some decisions about how we take this forward in practice, and take the first steps towards establishing a way you can personally benefit.

To help us with catering for this event please sign up here.