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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!

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July 5: The Agile Leadership Kata: Discovering the Practice of Leadership

Presented by Tom Perry

Development on Kiwi Dials started in June, 2015. Seven months later, the product launched simultaneously on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone on a common Azure cloud platform. 

In software development, we use the term "practice" loosely compared to many other disciplines. We have all sorts of "Best Practices" that we refer to all the time. It is as if by repeating the word "practice" we might somehow arrive at that professionalism that so many desire. Are there things we can practice to become better agile leaders? If so, what would that practice look like?

Tom introduces some of the latest research into how deliberate practice works. He explores the techniques you can use to apply deliberate practice and hone your skills as an agile team leader. From individual exercises through collaborative games, we examine how we can refine and improve our leadership skills. Take back an understanding of what the impact of practice is on the performance of individuals and teams. Gain hands on experience with different models of practice. Take away a framework for a set of exercises that you can use to form your own deliberate practice for improving your leadership skills. 

Tom Perry 

Tom has been working in software development for over 20 years. He has worked on teams at startup companies, large corporations in the Fortune 100 and the State and Federal Government. His background includes testing, development, project/program management, agile coaching/mentoring and training. As part of his involvement in the greater agile community, he led the Seattle eastside chapter of the APLN. Tom speaks at a wide variety of software development conferences all over the world on a wide variety of Agile and Lean topics. He is also the author of the recently published "Little Book of Impediments". Check out his blog for more information about his writing, presentations and current projects http://agiletools.wordpress.com or follow him on twitter @tlperry.

Meeting Schedule

  • 5:30-6:15 pm: Networking and Pizza supplied by our generous sponsor, SolutionsIQ
  • 6:15-6:40 pm: Business meeting
  • 6:45-8:00 pm: Featured presentation "The Agile Leadership Kata" by Tom Perry

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


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