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Wednesday, July 27 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Agile for Social Good - a discovery session to identify non-profit needs and how to help (Manoj Vadakkan, Bob Payne)

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Abstract:
Join us for a discovery workshop with the Agile community and representatives from non-profit agencies. We will identify what problems non-profit organizations need help with and what help our community can provide. As an added bonus, participants get an opportunity to learn how to effectively run a World Cafe workshop for engaging in “conversations that matter”. We are passionate about sparking connections and generating ideas from the community.
There have been few philanthropical movements in the Agile community. Manoj and Bob have been instrumental in a few of these including Agile Philanthropy, AgileDC, and Scrum For Good. Though there have been some successful programs from those philanthropical movements, they tend to die out over time, possibly because we haven’t been meeting all of the stakeholder needs. In this discovery session, Manoj and Bob will bring all the stakeholders together to find out what they really need and what adds value to them. These stakeholders will include the people who want to contribute their time and talent, and the people who would benefit from them. Manoj and Bob will arrange to have a few national representatives of non-profit agencies to be present at the conference session. In order to sustain this program, we also need to explore how it helps the Agile community while doing social good; such as a pair program where experts join hands with newbies where both gain experience while doing social good.
Why this session?
We want to create a stronger program for "Agile for Social Good." This workshop is to bring everyone involved together to get a better understanding of what the stakeholders (non-profits, community members) needs are and how our community can help. This will hep us kick off a better program for "Agile for Social Good". We also want to energize the Agile community. While in this session, the participants also get an opportunity to experience the workshop method world café.
If you are passionate about how Agile can help the world or are curious about the world café method, please join us in this session.
We will explore several topics in this workshops including the following:
-How do we get the community excited about their charitable dreams
-How do we serve the community to energize and bring joy to others
-How do we sharpen our skills while serving the community with our skills, knowledge, and experience
-What are some of the needs of the non-profit organization where Agile community can help
We will be utilizing the World Café Method of facilitation and creative inquiry. If you would like more information, it can be found here: http://www.theworldcafe.com/key-concepts-resources/world-cafe-method/
Learning Outcomes:
  • - Learn from non-profit representatives on how Agile community can help
  • - Learn from Agile community how we can help non-profits
  • - Learn from Agile community what we can get out of it
  • - Learn how to effectively run a World Cafe workshop for engaging in “conversations that matter”


Speakers
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Bob Payne

VP Consulting Services, LitheSpeed
An early adopter of Extreme Programming, Scrum and SAFe, Bob has worked exclusively as a Lean+Agile Transformation leader since 1999.   | | Bob hosts the Agile Toolkit podcast and has produced over 170 podcasts, recording a variety of industry leaders and Agile practitioners. His consulting and training style is build on years of Lean+Agile experience, a MSEE in Computer Architectures for Artificial Intelligence and having grown up... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Dunwoody