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Agile Philly September 2014 Meeting

Event Details

Agile Philly September 2014 Meeting

Time: September 16, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Location: Vertex Inc
Street: 1041 Old Cassatt Road
City/Town: Berwyn / Paoli
Event Type: meeting, governance, holacracy
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2014

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Event Description

Our topic is . . . Dynamic Governance, or How to Structure your Organization so itself will be Agile.


The meeting will run a little long, as it is a workshop format.

The meeting location will be VERTEX Inc in Berwyn / Paoli


Our Speaker  Sheella Mierson, Ph.D. presented this topic earlier this year at Agile Delaware entitled "Dynamic Governance: A Method for Agile Organizations

Learn a simple process you can use immediately to tighten up your sprint planning meetings and your retrospectives.

Learn also about a new strategy to scale up Scrum to an entire company – even outside the software development area.

The tool is Dynamic Governance (DG), a method of governance, decision-making, and project management, developed in the Netherlands based on cybernetics and systems theory.

A key innovation is its structural approach to improving communication and decision-making. DG supports the broad implementation of Agile principles.

This session will introduce you to the principles of DG, and give you hands-on practice with a new decision-making method. If you wish to read something in advance (optional), see The Creative Forces of Self-Organization or the links below

( As this is a workshop, plan on 1.5 hours, not just a one hour talk )

6:30 – 7:00 Mingle and Eat

7:00 – 8:30 Talk and Workshop

8:30 – 8:45 Q & A

Sheella Mierson, Ph.D. is principal at Creative Learning Solutions, Inc., a partner in The Sociocracy Consulting Group LLC.

She helps companies implement Dynamic Governance in support of their strategic goals, and to create adaptive and effective organizations where all members’ voices matter."

This talk is geared mostly more toward leadership and management roles responsible for Agile transformations. But will be of interest to all roles and levels.



Best Directions . . . is still use Southbound Rte 202, not the PA Turnpike (those directions are under Events > Directions To Meetings )

The best way to Vertex is the old standby Chesterbrook Blvd off of Rte 202.

Take Rte 202 Southbound.  After ValleyForge Road (Devon) and Rte 252 (Paoli),  Get off  at the Chesterbrook Blvd Exit.

Left at the top of the ramp.  Left at the light on West Swedesford Road Rte 252

Slowly make the sharp Right onto Old Cassatt Road ( it looks like a Driveway )

Left into the Vertex Complex   



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