BeyondAgile is the Puget Sound-area user group for people using Agile and Lean practices to improve software and business.

We were formed from the combination and extrapolation of some previous Agile-related user groups: the Seattle XP Users' Group and Seattle Scrum. Mostly, we're people who want to share and learn about the latest ideas for better software development and delivery.

Our Mission

To be the Puget Sound-area Agile users' group that attracts people who use or are interested in using Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban, and other Agile/Lean methods and practices by presenting fun informative programs on compelling topics.

October BeyondAgile

October 26th 2016

Putting Humans at the Heart of Product Development

@ Experis

Bellevue WA

6:30 - 8:30  p.m - Agenda Details Below



"Be customer obsessed!" "We’re human centered!" "Design Thinking is what we do!"

We’ve all heard these things or are part of (or maybe work with) a team that has adopted these phrases or ways of working. But what do they really mean? And how do we really do this, in real life?

Product development requires diverse teams across the organization, and we've learned through practical application that we can apply the same tools and processes that we use in customer development with our teams,  lowering barriers and increasing collaboration. For our time with you, we'll introduce you to a couple that we have found most useful and discuss, as a group, how they might positively impact your work.

Presented by

Jen Berg & Cristy Stone - co-founders & creative directors, evolv

Based on our deep experience as product managers, innovators and consultants, we know that putting humans at the heart of all we do enables us to collaborate more effectively with our colleagues, customers, and community; be more engaged; and bring joy, curiosity, and play back into everything we do.

We do this through experiential immersive workshops that weave together tools and frameworks pulled from a variety of disciplines, ranging from science and technology to music and theater. These experiences provide the space to explore what’s possible when we open ourselves up to the full spectrum of our human experience and how those possibilities magnify the work we do every single day.


  • 6:30             Food and Social Time - Sponsored by Dan?

  • 7:00             Main Program

  • 8:15           Retrospective