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Agile India 2012

Started Sep 27, 2011 0 Replies

Hi all,If you are an Agile Coach and/or are deeply involved in helping teams and organizations become agile, let the agile community hear your ideas. Check out the Agile Coaching and Mentoring stage…Continue

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Call to speakers from Agile Tour to upload their presentation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl Richter Oct 21, 2010. 3 Replies

Here is a link to my presentation from last night at Agile Tour: …Continue

What motivates us?

Started Sep 27, 2010 0 Replies

I made this blog entry. I hope people find this interesting.…Continue

Dealing with Organizational growing pains

Started May 12, 2010 0 Replies

Members, yesterday's meeting was great. I am attaching the presentation that Tiffany did with this blog post.RegardsRavindarContinue

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Building Trust

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Building Trust as you work with a new team is crucial. To achieve a collaborative work environment, trust has to be built between all the involved parties be it team members or outside stakeholders. Trust helps teams function in a manner…


QA Team Member as an Equal

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Many organizations give a lot of weight to their developers but neglect their QA departments. There are many misconception about the role of QA. This happens more in bigger organizations where there is a greater emphasis on strict demarcation of responsibilities. This creates a culture of silos. It encourages developers to believe that they are not required to interact with QA. Most developers start thinking that they are better than…

Local Motors- A story of integrated development

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 9:50pm 0 Comments

This is a great story of a company that is trying to challenge the existing model of a mass producer building something that everyone consumes. Local Motors is an integrated and a more distributed mechanism to buying cars: This company exemplifies the movement towards a more decentralized way of doing things, where you empower not just your employees but the client itself.

I have yet to see…

On Planning

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 12:33pm 2 Comments

Let me start this article with a story I heard listening to a presentation by Ricardo Semler: Gary Kasparov, the chess grandmaster, played a computer nicknamed “Deep Thought” sometime in the 1980’s and he won. Deep Thought could think many moves ahead,…


On Teams- Forming, Changes and Stability: An Opinion piece.

Posted on November 8, 2009 at 12:36am 0 Comments

On Teams- Forming, Changes and Stability: An Opinion piece.

Teams are a collection of individuals that come together as a cohesive unit to work on a shared common goal. The group understands that the shared goals and outcomes are achievable if everyone cooperates and works towards a solution as a team, much like being in a lifeboat together. When we are in that boat together we learn to deal with those who are different and to tolerate those we don't like.

This is a basic,… Continue


Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Agility is the motto of AgilePhilly, a not-for-profit user group of volunteers in the Philadelphia area dedicated to better software development practices.

At AgilePhilly, we have been Promoting Agile Ideas since 1776

Meetings are monthly. Get meeting reminders by joining here.  

  • Our events are Free for those who RSVP.  We have Evening Meetings in the Western Suburbs, usually on the Third Tuesday.  They 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 other locations and cross-postings of other User Group events in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and Jersey area. . . are denoted PB&J . . . So please 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.
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  • Sponsors cover the cost of pizza / sandwiches for an evening.


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