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A New Biz Funk Meetup?

Nothing scheduled yet, but this looks like an interesting meetup group around lean content development.  Count me in!

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Biz Funk Meetup: Content Development & Marketing Go Lean

ImageHave you secretly been curious about the word “agile,” but were not quite curious enough to look it up?  Or have you never heard the word “agile,” but now find yourself strangely curious about it?  Do you like puppies?  If any of these things are true, the recent Agile for Business and Functional (Biz Funk) Teams meetup event is for you.  After some quick context-setting by the facilitators, a team writing a book and a marketing team discuss what prompted them to try agile and how it worked.  Check out the video of the event if interested!

Dennis Clemente blogged about the event here.

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Agile for Non-Software Teams – Agile / Lean Practitioners Meetup

On April 9th, I will be facilitating short presentations from an Editorial/Content creation Team and a Marketing Team that used Agile practices to execute their projects and work at Kaplan Test Prep.  This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion where team members and stakeholders talk about what prompted them to try it and how it worked for the execution teams, while sharing the good, the bad, and the future.

Sign up here!

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Sparking a Culture of Innovation at Kaplan

A nice article about sparking a culture of innovation at Kaplan.  Here is an excerpt:

“In November, Don Gregori and Ilio Krumins-Beens from Kaplan Test Prep presented at our Intrapreneur NY Meetup on Sparking a Culture of Innovation within the Enterprise. Earlier that year, they held a three-day hackathon at Kaplan where developers and non-developers worked in teams to unleash ideas for innovative Kaplan products. This hackathon spurred an innovation plan at Kaplan, complemented by the philosophy of agile practices and supported by an open and collaborative work environment. In February, I interviewed Don and Ilio to learn more about how they made their idea successful at Kaplan and how other organizations can learn from what they did…”

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