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Assessing the Agile Mindset: Achieving Organization Growth through Agility Health

Date of Event: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)


For the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area

Free parking tickets will be handed out in the meeting.

Meeting   Announcement:


February 1st, 2018
5:30-8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting.

Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)
 Keller Hall Room 2-260 (
Look for signs)

EE/CS Building has been renamed Keller Hall
Minneapolis, MN

A map is available here.

This Month’s Meeting:


Assessing the Agile Mindset:  Achieving Organization Growth through Agility Health

Speaker: Colleen O’Neill, PMP, CSM, SA

Colleen O'Neill, PMP, CSM, SP 4.0, CCMP, is an Agile Practice Leader for SPL. In this role Colleen brings outstanding strategist experience specializing in innovation for process improvement and IT delivery. With over 25 years of experience as a portfolio, program and project professional, she has developed a unique blend of technology expertise, leadership and business strategy perspective to provide innovative solutions to meet business needs. 


Facing competitive pressure, many organizations launch an initiative based adoption of Agile practices without preparation to support complex agile team configurations at the enterprise level. Organizational impediments can hinder team productivity.

Organizational impediments can hinder team productivity. Hearing the voice of the team through the lenses of performance, leadership, culture, foundation and clarity will help grow an Agile team environment that is fully supported in process refinement and engaged leadership.

Assessing the Agile Mindset can be approached by several methods. These methods will be discussed in terms of trust, transparency and growth potential.

In this session we will examine:

·         Real world pain points that hinder achievement of the Agile value

·         A framework for growth: measure, evaluate, grow

·         Case study results

·         Additional resources

Program Manager: 

Jesse Freeze - Simulation Powered Learning/Fissure

Twin-SPIN Mission Statement:
The Twin-SPIN software process improvement network  (SPIN) is a regional organization established in January of 1996 as a forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement   experiences and ideas. Representatives from industry, government, academia, other professional organizations, and consultants are welcome to participate. Our mission is to help sustain commitment and enhance skills in the area of software process improvement through an active program of networking and mutual support. The organization strives to serve as a source of educational and experiential information for its members, other SPIN organizations, and the general community of software professionals.  

Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 5:45-8:00 p.m. Twin-SPIN is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Software Engineering (UMSEC).  See:

2017 Sponsors:

Facility Sponsor
University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

$2,000 Sponsors
University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center (UMSEC)

$500 Sponsors

$100 Sponsors

Glewwe's Castle Brewery


Quality Software Technologies

Best regards.   Hope to see you on February 1st  

Dick Hedger

Twin-SPIN Meeting Planner


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