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Welcome to SeaSPIN

Free and open to all the Software Development community, our group is comprised of local practitioners, students, academics, and leaders in IT and Software Development. We meet monthly and invite you to join us!

For more information on SeaSPIN, contact Patrick McMonagle or chime in on our LinkedIn group!

May 3: FAST Agile

Presented by Ron Quartel

FAST Agile is an experiment that proposes a new approach to organizing work, organizing people and also a collaboration model. FAST combines elements of Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Story Mapping and Open Space Technology (OST) in a way that has never been done before with the goal of high bandwidth, high-quality software in short iterations.

FAST is equal parts management technique, culture changing tool, agile scaling framework, and a way to reboot creativity and innovation in an organization .

Please come along and help perfect what might become the best agile idea this decade.

Note: The original speaker for this meeting was Paul Osborn but he was unable to attend at this time

Ron Quartel

Ron's passion is for profitable software development in a happy, productive work environment. He has been programming computers for decades and over the last 15 years has worked as a Development Manager, Agile Coach, Trainer, Extreme Programmer, XP Coach and Lean Entrepreneur. 

He is the inventor of FAST Agile™ - a lightweight scaled agile framework which focuses on self-organization and collaboration over process. Also co-founder of a startup which created the Backlog Optimizer™ - a tool that uses choice modeling to enable collaboration and remove bias. Ron describes his personal mission is to "Create harmony between business and development."


Meeting Schedule

  • 5:30-6:00 pm: Networking and Pizza supplied by our generous sponsor, SolutionsIQ
  • 6:00-6:20 pm: Choose either Networking or a Roundtable presentation on the SeaSPIN Slack group, by George Smith
  • 6:30-6:45 pm: Business meeting
  • 6:45-7:45 pm: Featured presentation "Fast Agile" by Ron Quartel
  • 7:45-8:30 pm: Q&A and/or more networking

The meeting will hosted by Solutions IQ, 6801 185th Ave. NE #200, Redmond, WA 98052.

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SeaSpin is hosted by Solutions IQ and coordinated by Patrick McMonagle. The SeaSpin charter can be found here.