Agile Philly

Committed to helping members build better software

Information about AgilePhilly

 Sponsoring the group

  • You/your organization can support this user group by
  • Sponsoring food: We'll read out an announcement about your company when you send us a check for $150, which covers the cost of food for one of our user group meetings.  You and your events/products/openings are listed in the Announcement Emails that go out twice a month.  Checks should be payable to TPG, Inc. to: 64 West Gowen Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.
  • Volunteering

Group Information
This is a volunteer run, non-profit organization which aims to provide a community for individuals involved in agile software development.
This group aims to provide an environment where you can exchange ideas and meet with individuals involved in agile community. The AgilePhilly listserv has all meeting announcements and local Agile Discussions.

Moderation Policy
To promote the flow of free information, we restrict advertisements for job offers, paid events, surveys, and commercial advertising--these may only appear on our Job Listings and Local Events and Announcements pages.
Moderators are in place not to guarantee high standards (which tend to be subjective) but to prevent low standards (which can usually be expressed more objectively). In that regard, posts should generally be let through unless they are clearly either:
1. Not relevant to the group
2. Not consistent with the publicly stated standards or guidelines for the group (listed above)

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Book Recommendations
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Credit for attending AgilePhilly meetings.

Some professional accreditation groups recognize extra-curricular activities like AgilePhilly meetings as part of a lifelong pursuit of professional excellence.  SEU and PDU continuing education Units can be satisfied by attending our meetings.  Although we cannot provide these directly, we encourage our members to pursue these and other certification steps in their professional education.  Examples and Instructions follow: 

From the Project Mgmt Institute website: 


For PDUs from the PMI, you have to attend ( you do not have to speak )


CATEGORY B for the P.M.I.

"....By attending relevant educational courses offered by training organizations  NOT registered with PMI (like AgilePhilly). . . 

This may include training or a Webinar offered by  your employer, another professional or membership association, or a non  R.E.P. training organization.... "


Category B PDUs are self reported. 

The session is in general correlated in a way the PMI thinks is appropriate, and anyone can self report Class B PDUs for any session.


Example for maintenance for PMI-ACP continuing certification . . .


Category: Cat B: Continuing Education

Activity Title: 2014 Agile Philly Tour

Date Started: 06 Oct 2014

Date Completed: 06 Oct 2014

Hours: 4


PDUs Claimed: 2


General Information




From the Scrum Alliance website has two different areas for their SEUs 


Category B: SEUs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



 Category D: Volunteer Service by speaking or coordinating sessions


Up to 15 SEUs may be earned by providing non-compensated, professional Scrum services.

Scrum Alliance is looking for ways that you give back to the community.

You will be asked to affirm that your volunteer work was not compensated and was not for your employer.

 Please provide all information requested on the application form.


( so credit is given for SEUs if you also help coordinate events. )




We at AgilePhilly have chosen not to become an R.E.P. ( Registered Education Provider ) Program Developer for the PMI or other certifying agency, as this is not in our mission statement.  


Promoting Agile Ideas since 1776

Meetings are monthly. Get meeting reminders by joining here.  

  • Our events are Free, and Evening Meetings in the Western Suburbs are usually on the Third Tuesday and  usually begin at 6:30 pm.  A sample agenda would be:
    • 6:30-7:00 pm: Eat & Greet & Network
    • 7:00-8:20 Main Topic/Speaker
    • 8:20-8:30 Q & A , Pack-Up, More Networking
  • When we meet in Center City, our timeline may adjust (there's a $5 evening rate for Parking near the Municipal Services Building, at 15th & Vine):
    • 6-6:30pm: Eat & Greet with members of multiple usergroups
    • 6:30-8:20pm: AgilePhilly meeting (concurrent with other groups' meetings)
    • 8:20-9pm: Networking with everyone
  • Our AgilePhilly events are those with the Liberty Bell Logo.  And center-city-downtown is the logo of Big Buildings - APCD But we often cross-post other User Group events in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and Jersey area. . . PB&J . . . and others, so tell us of your event to list here alongside ours.
  • We are always on the lookout for new ideas and new topics to energize our discussions.
  • Sponsors cover the cost of pizza / sandwiches for an evening.
  • Want to help run Agile Philly? Or suggest a topic? Our Inbox is at agilephillycoordinators AT yahoogroups DOT com , or read about future plans at
  • And see our Linked In Group for Opportunities and Chats
  • And if you are in the Wilmington Del area, our sister group is


Our attempt with the group is to provide an environment where you can exchange ideas and meet with individuals involved in agile community.


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