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Red Hat Security Symposium Victoria

Sept 5 2019 - Join the Security Symposium, where cybersecurity professionals can learn and network alongside Red Hat and Intel security experts, partners, and industry peers. No one can solve IT security issues alone. Solving problems together as a community is the future of technology.

Red Hat Security Symposium Victoria

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DevOps Commons MeetUp

The DevOps Commons MeetUp is the in-person forum focused on growing and evolving the BCGov DevOps community.

DevOps Commons MeetUp

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Cloud Native Victoria MeetUp

Cloud Native Victoria is the official Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Meetup group dedicated to building a strong, open, diverse developer community around the Cloud Native platform and technologies in Victoria.

Cloud Native Victoria MeetUp

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BC Gov UX Guild

We help build better digital products and services for government. The UX Guild is a group of user experience designers and researchers working within and supporting the B.C. government. We share ideas, support each other and push forward to make our collective work better.

BC Gov UX Guild

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OneTeamGov Victoria, BC

This meetup group hosts the Victoria Chapter of the global #OneTeamGov movement.

OneTeamGov Victoria, BC

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DevOps Victoria

This group is about Lean IT and the DevOp mindset, we aim to explore disciplined ways of applying DevOps and how it ties into both business and IT transformation. If your interested in networking, discussions, presentations around the people, process, technologies and strategy around DevOps then please feel free to join us.

DevOps Victoria

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Red Hat DevSecOps Roadshow

Held on August 8th, the Red Hat DevSecOps Workshop is a unique hands-on experience for building, deploying, and securing containerized cloud-native applications using industry-standard open source technologies

Red Hat DevSecOps Roadshow

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BC Gov Development Community Events

A listing of events of interest to the BC Gov Development Community

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Visual Facilitation Practices: Level 1

Are you often a facilitator and could improve your visual facilitation skills? Through Royal Roads University, the BCDevExchange is coordinating a one-day Visual Facilitation Practices course for government staff to take in the fall. There are two dates available but they are the same course. Who will benefit? Product Owners, Scrum Masters, or anyone involved in facilitating workshops or exercises who could use some upgraded visual facilitation skills.  Approximate Cost: The BCDevExchange (Ministry of Citizens' Services) will be covering the costs. Location: Royal Roads University (Details to come) Testimonial: “The Visual Facilitation Practices course at RRU was an engaging, unique and fun day! Who wouldn’t want to spend the day creating visual artifacts with Mr. Sniff markers, pastels and big poster paper? We explored tips and tricks for graphic recording and visual facilitation and I’ve been able to incorporate these into my meetings and workshops.”   Emily (Heayn) Moore Project Manager, Communications and EngagementDigital Platforms and Data Division, OCIO, CITZ When registering, please ensure that you have already obtained supervisor approval to attend this full-day off-site course at Royal Roads University. Participants are responsible for their own meals and transportation.

  • Oct112019
  • Royal Roads University

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Lab & Learn | The Journey of Widget the Product

Widget is the personification of a product that is just trying to go out an visit with users. In this Lab and Learn we will discuss how to successfully “GET STARTED” with the overwhelming amount of new tools, frameworks and practices coming out of the Exchange Lab. We will also discuss the importance of both using and contributing to common services. The community is growing. As it matures there are going to be growing pains. This is one reason to stress the importance of doing retrospectives on a regular basis. Sharing this knowledge is vital to the ongoing health of the community. In the Lab and Learn we will talk about: The Common Components Program An example common service built for system automated messaging (email) Common Service Types Common Service Pillars Determining when to improve your DevOps tools and when you’ve hit the sweet spot. Who will benefit from attending? This presentation is for Developers, Product Owners and strategic level management who are looking for ways to reduce the wasted effort of rebuilding similar solutions multiple times. Need to know Introduction Video to DevOps - 7 minutes In order to participate in the interactive portion of the Lab and Learn, please take a moment to answer the following questions and bring the answers with you to the lab and learn: What are common services? What makes a common service healthy? How much DevOps do I need before I can start adding value to users? What are some examples of a common service in use today? Presenter Matthew Hall, A product owner with the Natural Resource Ministries, working in Information, Innovation and Technology Division. Matthew Hall started in government in the UVic Co-op program in 2005. He has worked in Website Development, IM/IT Help Desks, Project Management Offices, Business Analysis Support, and Business Portfolio Management. Three years ago he attended an agile sprint review meeting to observe the CSI Lab team and knew this was something he wanted to try. So he proposed a shift to Agile for of a Software Development project that had been struggling to get the product out into the hands of users. He then took on a role as Scrum Master for the next 2 years, following this he moved to his current role as Product Owner on an Agile team. The team’s focus is on building and showcasing the capabilities of common services. Presentation: 11am to 12pmNetworking: 12pm to 12:30pm Register today! By registering, you will be helping us in our ongoing discussion to improve and bring in talks that interest you. Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to government on the @Work Page  Questions? Contact us at ExchangeLab@gov.bc.ca

  • Oct162019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Oct162019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

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OpenShift 201

This two-day training session will cover DevOps platform training for advanced topics. Pre-requisites OpenShift 101 Experience on an active OpenShift project.  This course will cover the following topics: Templates and codifying deployment artifacts Jenkins and many things CI/CD Databases and associated operational recommendations Application availability and scalable design patterns Granular resource and operational controls Note: This course is for BC Government staff and contractors only. Also, those who are part of a team in the Exchange Lab will have priority in taking this course. Come Prepared! Ensure that: You have completed the OpenShift 101 course (this is a mandatory pre-requisite) Your GitHub account has 2FA enabled Git is installed on your laptop You have downloaded oc cli tool (Here) Once registered, reminder emails will be sent out closer to the session dates. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by logging in to your Eventbrite account and cancelling the ticket on your Ticket page. Thank you.

  • Oct162019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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Digital Leadership Training

This course is designed for leaders responsible for high performing Agile Teams.  Course content unpacks new leadership competencies, the new OCIO Digital Framework and focuses on Agile Governance, Lean IT and Servant Leadership.  The aim of this course is develop awareness of how to lead across self-organising, cross-functional teams, so that you can delegate the delivery of all aspects of a service.  The course is delivered by experienced practitioners in an inclusive adult learning team setting.   By the end of the course you will be able to: Role model the changes required in leadership and culture that support Agile ways of working Explain the importance of value and user research and the importance of user need Identify the agile and digital principles and methods adopted in government.

  • Oct222019
  • Exchange Lab

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Agile Fundamentals - BC Gov

A one-day BCDevExchange course on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, with the practical methodology worked through as Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. Contents Course summary Course aims and objectives Modules Eligibility Duration Cost Training locations and dates Register BCDevExchange training locations Course summary Agile Fundamentals aims to introduce agile concepts and techniques in a classroom situation using a combination of presentations, exercises and fun activities embracing the principle of ‘learning by doing’. Whether you're a recently minted Scrum Master, Product Owner or have little to no experience of this thing called "Agile", or even if you'd like a refresher on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, this course will be of value to you. The day is made up of fun activities, from wrestling with spaghetti and marshmallows to fiddling with lego in our Lego4Scrum workshop, along with a brief history of Project Management, Agile, its values and principles. The practical methodology that we work through is Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. During the course, there will be the opportunity to apply the techniques with a ready-prepared simulation, which will help consolidate learning. This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. What Agile Looks Like in Gov: Watch this video of one of the Product Teams at the Exchange Lab to see how we work! Course aims and objectives Agile Fundamentals introduces agile methodology and techniques to teams who need to understand and apply agile to their work area or are dealing with other teams or services that are already working in an agile way. By the end of the course you will be able to: explain the origins of Agile including the values, principles and how process fits recognize the importance of a different mindset and different ways of understand the Scrum framework Modules Traditional Way of Approaching Work Agile Origins Mindset Agile Manifesto and Principles Agile and Process Scrum overview Project Simulation Agile estimating and planning Backlog refinement Kanban Project simulation Eligibility This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. Duration The course takes 1 working day. It usually runs from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Cost There is no cost to taking this course at this time. Training location and dates Visit Eventbrite for location and dates information New course dates We publish course dates around 4 times a year. Stay tuned – send an email to CSILab@gov.bc.ca with “Subscribe me” as the subject to stay in the know about new course dates, courses and programmes. Register Register via Eventbrite for upcoming sessions. BCDevExchange training locations Victoria, BC Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page Once registered, you will be able to manage your own registration should you need to cancel*. *To cancel your ticket, login to your Eventbrite account and go to your profile > Tickets > click on the ticket you wish to cancel > there will be a “Cancel Order” button.

  • Oct232019
  • 1012 Douglas Street

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Webinar | DevOps Enablement in the Public Service: Lessons Learned from the Journey of Bjorn

From July thru September of 2019, the Justice Sector’s ISB took a service design approach to DevOps enablement. Our objective was to learn how we can better enable DevOps within the Justice Sector, and across BC Government, by gaining a deeper understanding of the unique challenges a DevOps Specialist and their many stakeholders face while working in the BC Public Service. We conducted three workshops, and a dozen interviews with DevOps Specialists (vendor contractors), Ministry Information Security Officers (MISO), Mid-Tier specialists, Application / Solution Architects, Client Portfolio Managers, Product Owners, and others across the Information Services Branch. What we came up with was the Journey of Bjorn, a DevOps Specialist, which presented many lessons learned, new opportunities, processes and roles to improve the DevOps experience within the BC Public Service. Who will benefit from attending? Any role that is tied to software development in the Public Service. The Journey of Bjorn covers the legacy software conflict, and how both streams exist. Need to know If you know what DevOps is, great! The talk is an overview. Understand the basic concept of Service Design is helpful. If you know what a Site Reliability Engineer does, even better! The DevOps Vs Site Reliability Engineer is an excellent 5-minute overview video of DevOps and Site Reliability. Presenter Justin Hewitt is currently on a temporary assignment as Product Owner of Integration and DevOps Enablement with the Information Systems Branch in the Ministry of Attorney General. As a Product Owner he works closely with Agile and DevOps teams developing system integration microservice architectures connecting internal and external systems in the Justice Sector. He is working on DevOps enablement, DevSecOps as a stakeholder in the Next Generation Security Project, the sector’s Integration Strategy, and consulting on Artificial Intelligence Challenge for five Justice sector projects. Presentation: 9 am to 10 am Register today! By registering, you will be helping us in our ongoing discussion to improve and bring in talks that interest you. Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page  Questions? Contact us at ExchangeLab@gov.bc.ca ......................................................................................................................................... Join Skype Meeting       Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App Join by phone   Local - Victoria: +1 (250) 952-9304,,808125373# (BC, Canada)                 English (United States) Local - Vancouver: +1 (604) 398-9304,,808125373# (BC, Canada)                                 English (United States)   Toll-Free: +1 (888) 952-9304,,808125373# (BC, Canada)                            English (United States)     Find a local number   Conference ID: 808125373 Forgot your dial-in PIN? |Help     [!OC([1033])!] .........................................................................................................................................

  • Oct242019
  • Webinar

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Agile Fundamentals - BC Gov

A one-day BCDevExchange course on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, with the practical methodology worked through as Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. Contents Course summary Course aims and objectives Modules Eligibility Duration Cost Training locations and dates Register BCDevExchange training locations Course summary Agile Fundamentals aims to introduce agile concepts and techniques in a classroom situation using a combination of presentations, exercises and fun activities embracing the principle of ‘learning by doing’. Whether you're a recently minted Scrum Master, Product Owner or have little to no experience of this thing called "Agile", or even if you'd like a refresher on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, this course will be of value to you. The day is made up of fun activities, from wrestling with spaghetti and marshmallows to fiddling with lego in our Lego4Scrum workshop, along with a brief history of Project Management, Agile, its values and principles. The practical methodology that we work through is Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. During the course, there will be the opportunity to apply the techniques with a ready-prepared simulation, which will help consolidate learning. This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. What Agile Looks Like in Gov: Watch this video of one of the Product Teams at the Exchange Lab to see how we work! Course aims and objectives Agile Fundamentals introduces agile methodology and techniques to teams who need to understand and apply agile to their work area or are dealing with other teams or services that are already working in an agile way. By the end of the course you will be able to: explain the origins of Agile including the values, principles and how process fits recognize the importance of a different mindset and different ways of understand the Scrum framework Modules Traditional Way of Approaching Work Agile Origins Mindset Agile Manifesto and Principles Agile and Process Scrum overview Project Simulation Agile estimating and planning Backlog refinement Kanban Project simulation Eligibility This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. Duration The course takes 1 working day. It usually runs from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Cost There is no cost to taking this course at this time. Training location and dates Visit Eventbrite for location and dates information New course dates We publish course dates around 4 times a year. Stay tuned – send an email to CSILab@gov.bc.ca with “Subscribe me” as the subject to stay in the know about new course dates, courses and programmes. Register Register via Eventbrite for upcoming sessions. BCDevExchange training locations Victoria, BC Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page Once registered, you will be able to manage your own registration should you need to cancel*. *To cancel your ticket, login to your Eventbrite account and go to your profile > Tickets > click on the ticket you wish to cancel > there will be a “Cancel Order” button.

  • Oct302019
  • 1012 Douglas Street

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Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Oct302019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

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Webinar | The Journey of Widget the Product

Widget is the personification of a product that is just trying to go out an visit with users. In this Lab and Learn we will discuss how to successfully “GET STARTED” with the overwhelming amount of new tools, frameworks and practices coming out of the Exchange Lab. We will also discuss the importance of both using and contributing to common services. The community is growing. As it matures there are going to be growing pains. This is one reason to stress the importance of doing retrospectives on a regular basis. Sharing this knowledge is vital to the ongoing health of the community. In the Lab and Learn we will talk about: The Common Components Program An example common service built for system automated messaging (email) Common Service Types Common Service Pillars Determining when to improve your DevOps tools and when you’ve hit the sweet spot. Who will benefit from attending? This presentation is for Developers, Product Owners and strategic level management who are looking for ways to reduce the wasted effort of rebuilding similar solutions multiple times. Need to know Introduction Video to DevOps - 7 minutes In order to participate in the interactive portion of the Lab and Learn, please take a moment to answer the following questions and bring the answers with you to the lab and learn: What are common services? What makes a common service healthy? How much DevOps do I need before I can start adding value to users? What are some examples of a common service in use today? Presenter Matthew Hall, A product owner with the Natural Resource Ministries, working in Information, Innovation and Technology Division. Matthew Hall started in government in the UVic Co-op program in 2005. He has worked in Website Development, IM/IT Help Desks, Project Management Offices, Business Analysis Support, and Business Portfolio Management. Three years ago he attended an agile sprint review meeting to observe the CSI Lab team and knew this was something he wanted to try. So he proposed a shift to Agile for of a Software Development project that had been struggling to get the product out into the hands of users. He then took on a role as Scrum Master for the next 2 years, following this he moved to his current role as Product Owner on an Agile team. The team’s focus is on building and showcasing the capabilities of common services. Presentation: 9 am to 10 am Register today! By registering, you will be helping us in our ongoing discussion to improve and bring in talks that interest you. Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page  Questions? Contact us at ExchangeLab@gov.bc.ca .........................................................................................................................................

  • Oct312019
  • Webinar

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Visual Facilitation Practices: Level 1

Are you often a facilitator and could improve your visual facilitation skills? Through Royal Roads University, the BCDevExchange is coordinating a one-day Visual Facilitation Practices course for government staff to take in the fall. There are two dates available but they are the same course. Who will benefit? Product Owners, Scrum Masters, or anyone involved in facilitating workshops or exercises who could use some upgraded visual facilitation skills.  Approximate Cost: The BCDevExchange (Ministry of Citizens' Services) will be covering the costs. Location: Royal Roads University (Details to come) Testimonial: “The Visual Facilitation Practices course at RRU was an engaging, unique and fun day! Who wouldn’t want to spend the day creating visual artifacts with Mr. Sniff markers, pastels and big poster paper? We explored tips and tricks for graphic recording and visual facilitation and I’ve been able to incorporate these into my meetings and workshops.”   Emily (Heayn) Moore Project Manager, Communications and EngagementDigital Platforms and Data Division, OCIO, CITZ When registering, please ensure that you have already obtained supervisor approval to attend this full-day off-site course at Royal Roads University. Participants are responsible for their own meals and transportation.

  • Nov012019
  • Royal Roads University

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Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Nov132019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

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OpenShift 101

This two-day training session will cover DevOps platform training (application operational tasks). Note: This course is for BC Government staff and contractors only. Also, those who are part of a team in the Exchange Lab will have priority in taking this course. Please complete this survey to provide us with information on your training needs.  Come Prepared! Ensure that: your GitHub account has 2FA enabled Git is installed on your laptop you have downloaded oc cli tool (Here) Content:https://ocp101-content.pathfinder.gov.bc.ca Once registered, reminder emails will be sent out closer to the session dates. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by logging in to your Eventbrite account and cancelling the ticket on your Ticket page. Thank you. Are you waiting to take OpenShift training? There are LOTS of resources available to you in the meantime – see below to start learning! Thanks to Todd Wilson for his help in putting this list together. -          Interactive Learning Portal -          Getting Started on the DevOps Platform -          Free EBooks OpenShift for Developers: EBook Deploying to OpenShift: EBook DevOps with OpenShift: EBook Community: Do you have immediate questions about OpenShift? We have a whole community to support you. Head to rocket.chat and ask in the #devops-how-to channel. New to rocket.chat? Register for rocket.chat here Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Nov212019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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Certified Scrum Master Training

IMPORTANT - Training Session Registration Notes: 1. Prior to registering, ensure that you have supervisor approval to attend. Cost: Please be approved for $875.00 + GST. The final amount is dependant on the total number of participants (could be as low as $725 per participant), but $875 is the MAXIMUM amount you will be charged. Payments will be processed internally via JV (this is NOT a free course). 2. Email CSILab@gov.bc.ca with the following information: Name of your expense authority and email of financial contact from your branch. Financial Coding information: [CL.RESP.SVC.STOB.PROJ] [xxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.6516.xxxxxxx] On the day immediately following this course (November 28) there will be a Scrum Master Panel to bring learnings in to a Government context, further discussion and provide examples of Government teams/products. This will run from 10:30am - 12:00pm. Course Pre-requisites: - all participants are encouraged to participate in Agile Fundamentals first, which is a free, one-day session offered at the Exchange Lab for internal government employees.  Course Description This ​two-day ​ScrumMaster ​certification ​course ​is ​a ​great ​jumping ​off ​point ​for ​becoming ​a ​servant ​leader ​or ​effective ​member ​of ​a ​Scrum ​team. ​You’ll ​first ​learn ​the ​essential ​concepts ​and ​tools ​of ​Scrum, ​including ​how ​to ​execute ​a ​discovery ​session, ​plan ​releases ​and ​sprints, ​track ​and ​report ​progress, ​and ​continually ​improve ​via ​feedback ​loops. ​Then ​we’ll ​cover ​how ​to ​build ​a ​roadmap ​for ​implementing ​Scrum, ​and ​facilitate ​or ​participate ​in ​Scrum ​ceremonies, ​such ​as ​release ​planning, ​sprint ​planning, ​daily ​Scrums, ​sprint ​reviews ​and ​retrospectives. ​ ​ All ​attendees ​will ​receive ​Scrum ​training ​materials ​to ​take ​back ​to ​their ​teams, ​a ​2-year ​membership ​in ​the ​Scrum ​Alliance, ​and ​eligibility ​to ​take ​the ​ScrumMaster ​Certification ​Exam ​upon ​completion ​of ​the ​class. The trainer for this class is Petra Skapa, Certified Scrum Trainer. Trainer Bio – Petra Skapa Petra Skapa was taught Scrum by Ken Schwaber, co-creator of the Scrum Framework, in 2002 and has been a team member as a developer, Scrum Master, Iteration Manager and Agile Project Manager. Her experience has great diversity of domain, including airlines, retail, public sector, medical and telecom. Petra holds a Bachelors degree in Human and Social Development from the University of Victoria, 1998, and a post graduate diploma in Object Oriented Software Technology from Saint Mary’s University, 2001. She has been a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2011 having taught hundreds of students globally, in both English and French. She is also a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO) and a Certified LeSS Practitioner (Large Scale Scrum). Petra’s IT career began through an internship at TransCanada Pipelines as a developer in 2002, and she then joined ThoughtWorks, an international Agile consultancy, in 2003. She worked for a range of Fortune 1000 clients around North America on product delivery and agile coaching engagements. In 2007, she joined the Gap as their Chief Agilist, leading their enterprise wide agile transformation. From there she worked in Europe with ValTech, a leading consultancy, on large scale agile transformations. In 2011 she co-founded her own practice focused on supporting enterprise wide agile transformations through Scrum training, Agile consulting and coaching. Petra’s background as a social worker makes her unique and brings with it the understanding that all change comes from individuals. Petra understands that people’s choices are directly influenced by their motivations, be they external or internal. She can get inside an organization quickly by immediately connecting with people and goes to where the work is. Petra can quickly build trust with a team by seeking understanding of their perspectives, and lead them in a direction where they see value for themselves, their product and their organization. She believes every Agile adoption is as unique as every individual and therefore she varies her approach to each specific context. Petra presents regularly at conferences such as, Agile Central Europe, Agile Eastern Europe, Better Software Conference, Dev Chicks, XP Suisse, Scrum Gatherings and Agile Open Canada. She is the co-organizer of the Agile Victoria Meet-up and hosts a Scrum Breakfast Club. Petra’s key values are integrity and respect for people. http://www.linkedin.com/in/petraskapa   CSI Lab on LinkedIn

  • Nov262019
  • Exchange Lab

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Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Nov272019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

Event

Visual Facilitation Practices: Level 1

Are you often a facilitator and could improve your visual facilitation skills? Through Royal Roads University, the BCDevExchange is coordinating a one-day Visual Facilitation Practices course for government staff to take in the fall. There are two dates available but they are the same course. Who will benefit? Product Owners, Scrum Masters, or anyone involved in facilitating workshops or exercises who could use some upgraded visual facilitation skills.  Approximate Cost: The BCDevExchange (Ministry of Citizens' Services) will be covering the costs. Location: Royal Roads University (Details to come) Testimonial: “The Visual Facilitation Practices course at RRU was an engaging, unique and fun day! Who wouldn’t want to spend the day creating visual artifacts with Mr. Sniff markers, pastels and big poster paper? We explored tips and tricks for graphic recording and visual facilitation and I’ve been able to incorporate these into my meetings and workshops.”   Emily (Heayn) Moore Project Manager, Communications and EngagementDigital Platforms and Data Division, OCIO, CITZ When registering, please ensure that you have already obtained supervisor approval to attend this full-day off-site course at Royal Roads University. Participants are responsible for their own meals and transportation.

  • Nov292019
  • Royal Roads University