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Agile Fluency Project

100 NE Farragut Street
Portland, Oregon 97211, USA (map)

Future events happening here

  • Tuesday
    Apr 7 2020
    CANCELLED - Agile Fluency® Game night

    Cancelled due to Coronavirus.

    Come play the Agile Fluency Game! You’ll gain new insights into the benefits and trade-offs of adopting agile practices—and you’ll have a great time doing it.

    The Agile Fluency Game authentically simulates 2½ years on a software development team. It was developed so experiments in the game lead to new insights about your real-world options. As you play the game, you’ll make decisions about which agile practices to adopt. Of course, you have to deliver features, too! Or what’s the point?

    This is a great experience for agile team members interested in learning more about their options; managers and leaders wanting to better understand agile development; and people who enjoy modern board games such as Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride.

    “Saved us money on our agile transition effort by getting a preview in 90 minutes!” —Director, Agile Center of Excellence

    “Makes the need for best practices come to life.” —Manager

    “Played first game and beautifully painted ourselves into a corner through the same mistakes real teams make. How’d that happen? Powerful teaching.” —Senior Learning & Development Manager

    “[Our leadership team] experienced 20 years of agile learning in 4 hours!” —Director, R & D

    “The shift from playing the game gave new focus to our discussion of leadership challenges.” —VP, Product Management

    Doors open at 6pm. We’ll start playing at 6:30. Be sure to arrive before then: the building is secured at 6:30 and no further entry is allowed.

    To learn more about the game, visit https://www.agilefluency.org/game.php.

    CORONAVIRUS NOTE: We've been asked if we still plan to hold this event given the concerns about Coronavirus. We DO plan to hold the event, with the following precautions:

    • Attendance is limited to 16 people. (First come, first served.)
    • We will not be serving food or drink or allowing food in the game room. If you bring food, we have a separate dining area where you can eat.
    • Hand sanitizer and tissues will be available. Restrooms for washing hands are right across the hall.
    • Do not attend if you're sick or have flu symptoms.
  • Monday
    Jun 1 2020
    Faster, More Effective Test-Driven Development (Training)
    through
    Agile Fluency Project

    (This is a paid training course. Sign up by using the website link above.)

    Are your tests slow, brittle, or prone to random failures? Do you get a sinking feeling when you need to refactor? Do you worry that your unit tests aren’t actually testing anything important? If so, you need this two-day course. Led by industry veteran James Shore, it will change the way you think about testing.

    “It provides a solution to what makes unit testing painful and cumbersome.” —Jeff P.

    “It was the best workshop I’ve been to.” —anon

    “Your course has completely rewired my development brain and changed the way I work for the better.” —Graham M.

    In this workshop, you’ll use Node.js to explore a cutting-edge approach to test-driven development that doesn’t depend on mock objects or end-to-end tests. We’ll re-examine test-driven development from first principles to create tests that are fast, reliable, and easy to write. We’ll tackle real-world problems such as testing infrastructure, working with microservices, and working with legacy code.

    Learn more and sign up here.

    Website

Past events that happened here

  • Monday
    Mar 9 2020
    Agile Fluency® Game night

    Come play the Agile Fluency Game! You’ll gain new insights into the benefits and trade-offs of adopting agile practices—and you’ll have a great time doing it.

    The Agile Fluency Game authentically simulates 2½ years on a software development team. It was developed so experiments in the game lead to new insights about your real-world options. As you play the game, you’ll make decisions about which agile practices to adopt. Of course, you have to deliver features, too! Or what’s the point?

    This is a great experience for agile team members interested in learning more about their options; managers and leaders wanting to better understand agile development; and people who enjoy modern board games such as Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride.

    “Saved us money on our agile transition effort by getting a preview in 90 minutes!” —Director, Agile Center of Excellence

    “Makes the need for best practices come to life.” —Manager

    “Played first game and beautifully painted ourselves into a corner through the same mistakes real teams make. How’d that happen? Powerful teaching.” —Senior Learning & Development Manager

    “[Our leadership team] experienced 20 years of agile learning in 4 hours!” —Director, R & D

    “The shift from playing the game gave new focus to our discussion of leadership challenges.” —VP, Product Management

    Doors open at 6pm. We’ll start playing at 6:30. Be sure to arrive before then: the building is secured at 6:30 and no further entry is allowed.

    To learn more about the game, visit https://www.agilefluency.org/game.php.

    CORONAVIRUS NOTE: We've been asked if we still plan to hold this event given the concerns about Coronavirus. We DO plan to hold the event, with the following precautions:

    • Attendance is limited to 16 people. (First come, first served.)
    • We will not be serving food or drink or allowing food in the game room. If you bring food, we have a separate dining area where you can eat.
    • Hand sanitizer and tissues will be available. Restrooms for washing hands are right across the hall.
    • Do not attend if you're sick or have flu symptoms.
  • Thursday
    May 30 2019
    "Coaching for Results with the Agile Fluency™ Game" Workshop
    through
    Agile Fluency Project

    Only a few seats left and only a few days left to sign up for “Coaching for Results using the Agile Fluency Game” workshop in Portland OR, May 30-31. Play the simulation of 2.5 years in the life of a software team. How much benefit can you earn? Learn many ways to share the game experience with teams, product people, managers & leaders, scrum masters, and more. Register now. More details at https://afp_game_workshop_portland.eventbrite.com

    Website