Major Agile Communities to Network with on Colorado’s Front Range
- Agile Denver Main
- Agile Denver Coaches and Scrum Masters
- Agile Denver Kanban
- Agile Denver North
- Agile Boulder
- Denver Agile @ Scale
- Agile Denver South
- Westminster Agile Coaching Meetup
- The Heart of Agile – Boulder
- Women in Agile Denver
- New Tech Colorado (not Agile-specific)
Agile Networking Trends
…based on my subjective experiences with Agile-related networking in Colorado this summer
Agile Superstars as Presenters
By nature, Agile practitioners love learning and are open to sharing information.
Often, networking events feature Agile Superstars as speakers, like…
- Ken Rubin on Shared Dependencies
- William Kammersell on SAFe
- Lieschen Gargano on Conflict and Difficult Conversations
- Mike Cohn on “Why I Don’t Emphasize Spring Goals”
Agile Networking Globalization
The pandemic has affected networking, and as you probably know, groups have switched from in-person events to virtual. As a result, virtual Agile events draw attendees from all U.S. states and around the world.
Current Agile enthusiasts seem to have a passionate drive to influence the growing adoption of Agile.
In particular, I’ve noticed how excited Agilists become when they learn that I’m a Development Manager who is getting nerdy about Agile. They are by and large welcoming and available to chat with me to pick their brains and learn more about Agile.
Large Corporations on Agile Hiring Sprees
More and more large corporations go on hiring sprees when they are changing to adopt Agile practices.
Usually, corporate leaders have come to realize the money-saving and money-making potential of Agile, and are now changing to replace older, waterfall-based project management methodologies with Agile.
What Agile groups to do you network with?
What trends have you noticed?
Share in the comments below!