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Music City Agile

Cardinal is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for Nashville's first local, full day conference dedicated to the principles and practices of Agile, Lean, Kanban, and more! We are also excited to share that Cardinal will be delivering two presentations at this year's event! Be sure to connect with Cardinal to learn about our Agile community including career opportunities and what we offer our clients.

Orienting Your Agile Team & Developing a Path to Excellence

Presented by Mike Ritchie and Mark Wavle

Come and discover how the familiar stages of Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing can guide Agile teams toward excellence by helping them determine where they're at, giving them a common language to discuss it, and then choosing their path forward. The Tuckman model can help new teams figure out their first steps stuck teams get mature teams find their next improvement...all of them working toward becoming highly-performing, kick-butt, problem-solving, software-developing teams.

This session has a mixture of lecture, discussion, and group exercises to help you:

  • Review and interact with the Tuckman model of team formation
  • Identify which stage your team is in
  • Experience how changes impact a team's stage
  • Explore steps teams can take based on their current stage
  • Take workshop instructions back so you can guide your team through these concepts"

Elephant Carpaccio: A Metaphor for Thinly Slicing User Stories

Presented by Michael Wallace

Too large user stories are a major contributor to Scrum teams not meeting their sprint goals. Through discussion and group activities we’ll discover how smaller user stories can improve team performance as well as help us deliver more value to the customer.

This presentation will begin with a discussion of the benefits of small user stories to both the team and to the customer, and review various techniques for splitting any user story. We’ll conclude with a group exercise where we will create micro stories for building a small application.

Learn more about Music City Agile.


Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN


May 31 - June 1, 2017
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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