Agile Singapore

This group was formed to promote the adoption, and general discussion around Agile software development practices. I believe that the biggest challenge in developing software is communication. Projects usually fail due to bad communication. This is where Agile is strong. Agile practices emphasise communication. As a developer, socially constructing software is also a richer and more enjoyable experience. Doing "Agile" ordinarily means having short iterations of development, adopting a test driven approach, continuous integration, pair programming, design patterns and refactoring to improve quality both in experience and delivery. I love to work in agile environments. From my impressions so far, these seem a little few and far between here in Singapore. The use of Agile methods in Singapore appears to be in its infancy, its not the "status quo". Everyone is most welcome to this new group. From curious newcomers who wish to learn more about what "doing Agile" means, and experienced old hands from the trenches who have valuable know-how to share. The aim of this group is not just to discuss process, but also to talk about different languages, tools and technologies that are well suited to these environments. And perhaps have a beer too :-).

The Agile Manifesto

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Working software over comprehensive documentation. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. Responding to change over following a plan. That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

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Past events

  • Oct/2012 - Open Space

    Tue, 30 Oct 2012, 11:00 - 14:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Agenda7:00pm - Drinks and food7:30pm - Open Space (topics will be created during the session)9:30pm - EndWe welcome contributions of drinks and snacks! =)What is Open Space?Open Space is a highly collaborative and self-organized meeting where the participants themselves create the agenda and make it happen on the spot. Some of the past topics includes:+ How do you preach Agile without making it a scary cult?+ What to say about quality and software?

  • Sep/2012 - Open Space -> 2nd Oct

    Tue, 2 Oct 2012, 11:00 - 14:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Agenda7:00pm - Drinks and food7:30pm - Open Space (topics will be created during the session)9:30pm - EndWe welcome contributions of drinks and snacks! =)What is Open Space?Open Space is a highly collaborative and self-organized meeting where the participants themselves create the agenda and make it happen on the spot. Some of the past topics includes:+ How do you preach Agile without making it a scary cult?+ What to say about quality and software?

  • Jul/2012 - Open Space

    Fri, 27 Jul 2012, 11:00 - 14:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Agenda7:00pm - Drinks and food7:30pm - Open Space (topics will be created during the session)9:30pm - EndWe welcome contributions of drinks and snacks! =)What is Open Space?Open Space is a highly collaborative and self-organized meeting where the participants themselves create the agenda and make it happen on the spot. Some of the past topics includes:+ Enterprise software needs big architecture verses emergent design+ Pairing with QA

  • Jun/2012 - Open Space

    Fri, 22 Jun 2012, 11:00 - 14:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Agenda7:00pm - Drinks and food7:30pm - Open Space (topics will be created during the session)9:30pm - EndWe welcome contributions of drinks and snacks! =)What is Open Space?Open Space is a highly collaborative and self-organized meeting where the participants themselves create the agenda and make it happen on the spot. Some of the past topics includes:+ Git at Viki+ Pairing with QA+ Tips starting Scrum+ Agility through messaging, ZeroMQ

  • May/2012 - Open Space

    Fri, 25 May 2012, 11:00 - 14:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    See this thread to follow up.Agenda7:00pm - Drinks and food7:30pm - Open Jam (see following for topics)9:30pm - EndWe welcome contributions of drinks and snacks! =)Open Space potential topics+ [waiting...]Place and DirectionsBy Train: Exit F, Farrer Park MRTThis building is secured with a security door. Press #05-01 button beside the door on the ground floor so that we can unlock the access door for you to enter.

  • Apr/2012 - Open Jam

    Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 11:00 - 13:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Agenda7:00pm - Drinks and food7:30pm - Open Jam (see following for topics)9:30pm - EndWe welcome contributions of drinks and snacks! =)Open Jam potential topics+ Unit testing, TDD with JavaScript by Stanly+ On Management and Agile Adoption by Bas Vodde

  • Mar/2012 - Open Jam

    Tue, 27 Mar 2012, 11:00 - 13:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Agenda7:00pm - Drinks and food7:30pm - Open Jam (see following for topics)9:30pm - EndWe welcome contributions of drinks and snacks! =)Open Jam potential topics+ Unit testing in JavaScript by Stanly Lau+ Old Dogs and New tricks by Steve Clancy"Legacy systems may not be sexy but they are often the bread and butter of the industry and deserve the benefit of an agile approach.

  • Feb/2012 - Maintainability, Extensibility, Testability & ATDD and BDD

    Fri, 24 Feb 2012, 11:00 - 13:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Agenda7:00pm - Drinks and food7:30pm - Talk #1 then #2 with 5 mins break (sequence to be decided on that day)9:05pm - Continue beer time9:30pm - EndTrack: Development Practices & Craftsmanship (45 mins)Maintainability, Extensibility, Testability: Big words, but you can do it! by Pan Wei

  • Jan/2012 - 3 Practices to Help Bootstrap Your Dev. & Agile is not Enough

    Wed, 18 Jan 2012, 11:00 - 13:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    This time we are going to try a new agenda! See this link for the background.Agenda7:00pm - Socializing7:30pm - See below for the 2 talks8:30pm - Open Jam9:30pm - EndFood and drinks are provided!Track: Development Practices & Craftsmanship3 Practices to Help Bootstrap Your Development by EdwardcherThis talk will try to give an introduction about Version Control, Unit Testing & Automation concepts.

  • Nov/2011 - How do you start using Scrum? by Stanly

    Wed, 30 Nov 2011, 11:00 - 13:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Talk: How do you start using Scrum?In this talk, I'll introduce Scrum briefly and share some examples of how the adoption could be done and a few important things to take note in the early period. This is based from my experience in helping organizations adopting Scrum.Agenda7:00pm - Socializing7:30pm - Talk: How do you start using Scrum?8:30pm - Open Space9:30pm - EndFood and drinks are provided!Place and DirectionsBy Train: Exit F, Farrer Park MRT

  • Refactoring Dojo (Java)

    Mon, 31 Oct 2011, 11:00 - 13:00 in , Singapore

    Attn: ProgrammersThis is a 2 hour coding event for you to practice Refactoring so that gradually, you learn how to deal with nasty codes and spend more time writing valuable software.You are expected to pair and refactor some smelly Java codes in a fixed amount of time followed by a review. Switch pairs and repeat. Luckily, you can refactor safely because you are already provided with solid unit tests.This event is free and organized by Stanly Lau.

  • Oct/2011 - Collaborating with Stakeholders by Stuart Turner

    Thu, 27 Oct 2011, 11:00 - 13:00 in , Singapore

    In this October meet-up, we have Stuart Turner to give us a talk on "Collaborating with Stakeholders".Agenda7:00pm - Socializing7:30pm - Talk: Collaborating with Stakeholders8:30pm - Open Space9:30pm - EndFood and drinks are provided!Place and DirectionsBy Train: Exit F, Farrer Park MRTThis building is secured with a security door. Press #05-01 button beside the door on the ground floor so that we can unlock the access door for you to enter.

  • Refactoring Dojo (Java)

    Thu, 29 Sep 2011, 11:00 - 13:00 in , Singapore

    Attn: ProgrammersThis is a 2 hour coding event for you to practice Refactoring so that gradually, you learn how to deal with nasty codes and spend more time writing valuable software.You are expected to pair and refactor some smelly Java codes in a fixed amount of time followed by a review. Switch pairs and repeat. Luckily, you can refactor safely because you are already provided with solid unit tests.This event is free and organized by Stanly Lau.

  • Sep/2011 - Multiple presentations and discussions @ Pivotal Labs

    Thu, 22 Sep 2011, 11:00 - 13:00 in 089691, Singapore

    Agenda7:00pm - Socializing7:30pm - Presentation #1 - Details TBD8:00pm - Presentation #2 - Details TBD8:30pm - Open discussion/Socializing9:00pm - EndBeers and food will be provided!

  • Meetup 04/11 - What shall we do?

    Tue, 26 Apr 2011, 11:00 - 13:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Hi all,I can help to host and organize this month's (and subsequent ones) meetup.I have created a discussion forum at https://groups.google.com/group/agilesingap... facilitate our discussions better. If you have questions about Agile or something to share with the community, ask and contribute there! The discussions there can also be brought up as topics in our monthly meetup.Also, for the past year there are 2 sides of the same community in Singapore.

  • 4th Coding Dojo (C#)

    Sat, 16 Apr 2011, 02:00 - 04:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    A coding dojo is a group programming exercise to learn things like test-driven development, evolutionary design, refactoring and etc.This event is free. We will have some take-away food from the neighborhood but please *do* bring some snacks and drinks. =)ThemeProgramming language: C#Kata: selecting...Agenda1000hrs -> Introduction to Coding Dojo and perhaps short introduction to TDD1020hrs -> Explaining the exercise1030hrs -> Start1300hrs -> Food

  • [Training] Introduction to Agile & Scrum

    Fri, 25 Mar 2011, 05:00 - 07:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    Agile Development has gain adoption by many companies and is still increasing. For the past few years, there are more than 100 books published, hundreds of user groups formed and many conferences held around the world related to Agile. This will probably grow over the next decade.Why is Agile important? What kind of impact will Agile have on the organization and an individual developer? How does Agile relates to practices such as Scrum and Test-Driven Development?

  • Special guests from Korea sharing their experiences

    Thu, 10 Mar 2011, 11:00 - 13:00 in Singapore, Singapore

    June Kim, an excellent Korean Agile coach will be here in Singapore next week. He and his friend Seungjoon Choi was thinking if there is any community events he could join. And so, this meetup! =)They will share their experiences in this session. An interesting one is how Seungjoon Choi applies Agile in his Kindergarden.If you are interested, join us!Place and DirectionsBy Train: Exit F, Farrer Park MRTThis building is secured with a security door.

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