Here we are- Tampa! In less than 3 months, I was actively rooting myself with the local agile community- Tampa Bay Agile. I volunteered to organize Lean Coffee sessions in the area. Lean Coffee is one of my favorite forums since it does not require any preparation outside of a location to meet, sharpies, sticky notes and my phone as a timer.
What is lean coffee? It is a format using visual personal kanban, people post topics about agile they are interested in discussing on a post it note and everyone votes on topics he/she would like to discuss. Each person gets two votes. The most popular bubble up to the top. The post its are ranked by vote. The timekeeper starts the first topic for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, we roman vote- thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral to continue another two minutes. After that, we move on to the next topic. Simple as that!
If you are in the Tampa Bay area- check us out! We are springing up new locations in the area.by