Wanda Eby
Programs Coordinator


Tuesday September 28, 2010 at 4:30 PM 
Tuesday September 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM 


The Accelerator Building 

295 Hagey Blvd
Room 2
Waterloo, ON

Agile/Lean Peer2Peer group

The Accelerator Centre

This P2P group is open to employees of companies that are Communitech Network Members

Topic: Learn how to accomplish more with the Quadrants of effectiveness Game
Speaker: Gino Marckx, Agile+ Practice Lead, Thoughtcorp

You know which agile practices will move your business forward. However, there’s no time to actually make it all happen. Whether you're introducing agile practices, you're a customer aching for new features, you're trying to keep your clients happy or you just want to get some work done, The Eisenhower Method (from Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”) is a simple yet powerful technique to become more effective and getting the right things done at the right time. Join us for the Quadrants of Effectiveness board game to learn and practice this method. Fun guaranteed!

Speaker Bio:
In 2002, Gino started working with some of Belgium's most prominent Agile promoters. Very soon after that, he joined the Belgian XP/Agile User Group and became actively involved in promoting Agile techniques and practices, because he believes in their effectiveness. As a consultant he has shifted his practice to coaching individuals and organizations as they embrace Agile. Gino strongly relies on his passion for team dynamics, his experience in leadership positions, and his technical expertise. Gino is co-founder of the Toronto Agile Software Development Community, organizing many agile events in Toronto. He is also actively involved as a participant and speaker in a number of Agile user groups in Belgium and Canada. He likes to spend his spare time with family and friends enjoying cycling, travel, art, music, poetry and bragging about the supreme quality of Belgian beer. Gino currently leads the agile consulting practice at Thoughtcorp.

Also, Ann-Marie and other group participants have organized a Code Retreat event on September 25th, to find out more information, please follow this link.

And, don't forget that the Toronto Agile Tour is coming up on October 20th.  Follow this link for details.  Remember this sold out very fast last year, so you may want to register quickly.

Links related to this group:  Waterloo Agile Lean BlogLinkedIn, and Facebook groups.

Information about group
Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of every month

Multi-functional teams will learn proven organizational transition approaches and best practices around Agile project and product management, Agile architecture and quality management. Development, management, and product teams will gain practical insights, tools, practices they can take away to help adopt or adapt agile/lean practices. The format of these sessions ranges from guest speaker, to soapbox, to roundtable, to workshop.

Volunteer group champions:
Declan Whelan, Whelan & Associates
Ann-Marie Kong, McAfee
Rob Kurz, Creative Options, A Protiviti Co.

Communitech group representative:
 Wanda Eby, Programs Coordinator

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Wanda Eby directly.

Resources (past slide presentations or links of interest)

Feb 2010 Continuous Integration slides and case study Leon Kehl, Boxbrite