TGG Sponsored Agile PDX Event: Wilderness Adventures – Agile Practices in a Complex World

Posted by admin in Company Updates on October 11, 2018

We hope you will join us for October’s event to learn about one man’s journey (and the journey of others) to devise better tools for managing a world of complex systems.


RSVP here: Wilderness Adventures – Agile Practices in a Complex World  

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Puppet Labs, 5th Floor
308 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Details about the event:

Ever had a project go very, very badly? Ever had a team completely fall apart? Ever suddenly discover that the underlying assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, and aspirations of the group weren’t what you thought?

Rest assured, you’re not alone. Welcome to the world of complex systems. Every one of these things (and more) have happened to the presenter of this talk. Join Michael as he shares his own journeys and the journeys of other adventurers, in an attempt to devise better tools for managing our (mis)adventures.

Speaker bio:

Michael is a veteran of numerous software development adventures. He’s built software for power companies and banks, for the trucking industry and education, for internet start-ups and established companies. Some have been spectacular successes…others, not so much. He’s currently delving into the intersection of complexity theory and cognitive science, as seen through the lens of wilderness adventuring, in an attempt to improve our chances of survival.


In case you missed our previous posts, Agile PDX is a large organization of Agile practitioners among the greater Portland metropolitan area. Their vision is to see Portland as a world-class leader in software development, defining “world-class” as profitable, sustainable, and joyful. Their mission is to work together to create a vibrant, successful Agile community of practice in Portland, sharing experiences, distilled wisdom, and innovative ideas for Agile done well.

Their regularly held meetings are as follows and more information can be found on their Meetup page:

Downtown Pub Lunch: 12:00PM-1:00PM on the first Friday of the month.
Westside Cafe Lunch: 12:00PM-1:00PM on the fourth Friday of the month.
Downtown Evening Events: Third Wednesday of the month at Puppet Labs: Doors open at  6:30PM, main event starts at 7:00PM and usually runs to 8:00PM, out of the building by 8:30PM.

We will announce each TGG sponsored event as they are posted, so please check back for updates! Mark your calendars now for October 17th and we hope to see you there!

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