Agile Philly

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General Info about Agile and the AgilePhilly User Group

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Meeting Times
Info About Agile Practices
Group Information
Sponsoring The Group
Book Recommendations
Professional Credits
Policy Statements

Meeting Times

Meetings are free and are monthly, usually in Malvern, PA and usually at 6:30 on the Third Tuesday of the month ( but not during the summer). Get meeting reminders by joining us by clicking on the link "Sign Up".  Once you Signup, we will send you reminders, but only twice a month since noone wants an inbox full of that stuff.  We also have Fall and Spring Conferences where we only charge for lunch.

Due to the Security Departments of our hosting companies, our events although Free, do require an RSVP so we can provide names of people entering the building. A sample agenda for a meeting night 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 to A HALF HOUR EARLIER
6:00-6:30pm: Eat & Greet
6:30-7:50pm: AgilePhilly meeting
7:50-8:30pm: Optionally, Extra Time for Networking

Info About Agile Practices

A good reference for Agile Terminology, History of Agile and more is at

Group Information

Agile Philly was early to the Agile Movement.  The Agile Philly User Group has been in existence since 2003-2004, and the SPIN Software Process Improvement Network of the American Society for Quality was active in Chester County before then.  We are a very active user group and was approved as an official affiliate of the Scrum Alliance on April 23, 2014.  Agile Philly meetings are free and open to the public - and common sense Security procedures of our hosting companies require attendees to RSVP at our AgilePhilly event webpages - or notify us so we can notify the hosting company. Anyone can attend.  Meetings are held twice a month; 1) the second or third Tuesday of every month in the suburbs. Meetings in Center City are sporatic.  

AgilePhilly embraces all aspects of Software Development using practices and frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP and even Waterfall, with the proper amount of Testing, Team Building, and other areas included in our meetings.  The mission of the group is to helping it's members build better software.

If it has to do with creating Software, we are interested in it.

Our members have identified themselves as being broadly distributed across the range of experience: ( April 2016 survey)

15 % Expert

15 % Intermediate

15 % Novice

15 % Curious

40 % = 0 =  ( joined before question was added to enrollments in Nov 2012 )

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 its members can exchange ideas and meet with individuals involved in agile community. The AgilePhilly listserv has all meeting announcements. Discussions throughout the month are encouraged at our channel.

Our website crossposts events of other Technical User Groups, Meetups and Vendor Events that we feel our members will appreciate learning about. RSVP's for those other Meetups & events are done on their own websites.

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)

Credit for Attending Meetings

Members can get SEU Continuing Education Credits for attending meetings.  See the webpage for more info.


We are always looking for People to present.  We like boith Hour-long talks and Lightning Talks, too.

For advice on presenting, please refer to

Find out More about AgilePhilly

 Sponsoring The Group
  • You/your organization can support this user group by . . .
  • Sponsoring food: We'll read out any announcement from your company for those sponsoring food.  For about $180, to cover pizza for one of our meetings, you and your events/products/openings are also listed in the Announcement Emails that go out twice a month.  Email for more information 
  • Volunteering We encourage you to contact any Coordinator or Email us with comments, ideas, or other actions to help us in our mission.

Book Recommendations
Please follow the link for book recommendations to learn more about Agile Practices


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