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Agile Conferences For 2021

Image From Chicago Scrum GatheringI recommend conferences and MeetUps as a great way to learn, network, and earn Scrum Educational Units (SEUs). This past year was challenging for such events. Many were cancelled. Some managed to inspect and adapt, moving online.

I’m pleased to share our 2021 list of agile, and agile adjacent, conferences. It’s the largest list we’ve ever published.

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Online Office Hours With Chris, And More!

Chris Sims Office HoursThe COVID-19 situation has brought many changes and challenges. Every change creates new possibilities for something good. For Agile Learning Labs, it gives us the opportunity to connect with our community in new ways.

Online Meetups

We are moving our MeetUp group online. The Scrum Professionals MeetUp group is going to resume our regular schedule starting this month. Tune in every third Wednesday of the month for a talk or workshop, as well as facilitated open discussion. We will continue having time for job seekers and companies to connect.

Online Office Hours

Every Monday afternoon, you are invited to join me for my open office hour: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT. This is your chance to ask me anything, and get free advice and coaching. I’m planning to use a Lean Coffee approach to structure each office hour, so the most important and popular topics get the most attention. Each office hour will be listed as a free event in the Scrum Professionals MeetUp group.
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Agile Conference List 2020

Graduates of our workshops often ask how they can continue their journey of learning about scrum, and earn some Scrum Educational Units (SEUs). Attending conferences is a great way to accomplish these goals. Here is a list of conferences that you might consider attending in 2020. I’m sure we’ve missed some good ones, so point those out to us by leaving a comment.

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Agile And Scrum Conference List 2019

Graduates of our Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) workshops often ask how they can continue their journey of learning about scrum, as well as earn Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) to help them renew their Scrum Alliance certifications. Attending conferences is a great way to accomplish these goals. Here is a list of conferences that you might consider attending in 2019. I’m sure we’ve missed some good ones, so point those out to us by leaving a comment.
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Agile Learning Labs launches Dymaxicon with a pretty darn swanky party

Our thanks to everyone who turned out for Saturday’s Dymaxicon launch party at Internos Wine Cafe in the city. If you have been too busy building software to keep up with our hijinks here at Agile Learning Labs, we’ve launched a publishing company. We publish agile titles like The Elements of Scrum by Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson (me) and we also publish controversial literary fiction, graphic novels and gardening books. Why? Because we’re just that agile.
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Agile Learning Labs is having a book party! Come find out what agile publishing is all about

Late last year, Agile Learning Labs began incubating a new venture, Dymaxicon, to explore the publishing space for agile-themed books, and beyond. This Saturday, August 20th, we’ll be celebrating the success of our first two titles, The Elements of Scrum by Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson, and The Bad Mother, a novel by Nancy Rommelmann. We’ll also be introducing a rash of new titles.
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Video of “The Elements of Scrum” Book Release Party

An extraordinary agilist and friend, Harold Shinsato, captured this video at the release party for our new book “The Elements of Scrum.” My favorite moment is when Hillary explains why they chose not to capitalize scrum and how agile is not a noun. Enjoy!

The Elements of Scrum – Book Release Party from Harold Shinsato on Vimeo.

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East Coast Swing: Chris is heading for Maine and Connecticut next week

A string of training opportunities has Chris headed for the East Coast next week. Never one to sit alone in a hotel bar in the evening listening to guys who don’t look like George Clooney and girls who don’t look like Vera Farmiga compare frequent flier privileges, Chris will be speaking at a couple of local user groups during his trip, so if you’re on the East Coast, this is your chance to experience Agility California-style.

On July 12, Chris will be the guest presenter at the first-ever meeting of the newly-minted Portland Agile User Group. There will be free beer and a raffle that will include a half-off certificate to any Agile Learning Labs public workshop. (If you’re the lucky winner, we suggest the December 4-5 Certified ScrumMaster workshop–on the premise that you’ll be pining for some sunshine right about then.)

On July 14, Chris will be presenting at Agile Connecticut, in the Windsor area. Don’t know about free beer on this one, but both presentations will involve lots of fun and learning games–the TSA guys who go through Chris’ luggage probably think he’s a professional rodeo clown when they see the colorful supplies he carts with him.

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