AgileWorks Romania
17Apr/140

Real Options (Part 2)

We like so much the subject that we'll do the meetup again, on a better weather and with more of us. Until then you can enjoy the video we have watched during Real Options Part 1: http://vimeo.com/30605539.

See you then,

Claudia


Real Options is an approach that allows people to make optimal decisions within their current context. This may sound difficult, but in essence it is a different view on how we deal with making decisions. There are two aspects to Real Options, the mathematics and the psychology. The mathematics of Real Options, which is based on Financial Option Theory, provide us an optimal decision process. The psychology of uncertainty and decision making (based on Neuro Linguistic Programming and Cognitive Behavioural theory) tells us why people do not follow this optimal decision process and make irrational decisions as a result.

Financial options are options written and stock and shares. A huge amount of mathematics has been developed to price and risk manage these options. "Real Options" is the term we've coined to describe our use of financial options mathematics to help us make optimal real world decisions... Real Options are real world decisions.

Much of the existing literature explains how we can use the Black Scholes formula to price real options. Fisher Black and Myron Scholes along with Robert Merton are Nobel Prize winning economists who invented an equation to value financial options. Unfortunately, most of that literature is wrong when applied to Real Options. We cannot price real options using Black Scholes' famous equation. Whereas a PhD or Masters in financial mathematics is required to derive Black Scholes or prove the statement we just made, no understanding of maths is required to use the results of these maths.

Description taken from http://www.infoq.com/articles/real-options-enhance-agility

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16Apr/140

AgileWorks Remote Open Space

History

Last year, after the Agile Lean Europe (ALE) conference, Franck Depierre had the idea to start a Remote Open Space to connect the different communities of practice of Europe, in the spirit of the ALE Network. Franck called this concept xALEc, or The Extreme ALE Club.

Inspired by his initiative we initiate the same concept to unite the AgileWorks Romanian groups: Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, IașiSibiu, Targu-Mures.

 

Why
You have some questions and you would like to find answers.
You want to share your ideas to others.
You want to be exposed to new ideas
You want to learn new things.
You can e-meet experienced professionals.

 

How
Every two weeks, on Tuesday, we meet at 19:30 (Romanian time) on Google Plus. To attend you need to either open the Google Document and click on the Google Plus Hangout link or you can follow the Twitter tag #awros to see the link to the Google Plus Hangout.

Each attendee makes a short introduction.

We add to this Google Document the topics that we would like to talk about.
We vote the topics we want talk by dot voting on the Google Document.
We chat about the voted topics and we want to keep our ideas on the subject.

After 30 minutes we stop and we draw some conclusions.
We write the conclusions in the Google Document.

We use Twitter to radiate the ideas we have come up with by using the twitter tag #awros

 

In order to attend
You need an internet connection, and a microphone attached to your computer.
You need a Google Plus account.
30 minutes of your time.
Good ideas.

 

More information
About Open Space here.

 

To register

We do not use Meetup, since this is a pan-city event. Please write your details in the Google Document when you want to attend. We need that information in order to create the Google Hangout.

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16Apr/140

AgileWorks Remote Open Space

History

Last year, after the Agile Lean Europe (ALE) conference, Franck Depierre had the idea to start a Remote Open Space to connect the different communities of practice of Europe, in the spirit of the ALE Network. Franck called this concept xALEc, or The Extreme ALE Club.

Inspired by his initiative we initiate the same concept to unite the AgileWorks Romanian groups: Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, IașiSibiu, Targu-Mures.

 

Why
You have some questions and you would like to find answers.
You want to share your ideas to others.
You want to be exposed to new ideas
You want to learn new things.
You can e-meet experienced professionals.

 

How
Every two weeks, on Tuesday, we meet at 19:30 (Romanian time) on Google Plus. To attend you need to either open the Google Document and click on the Google Plus Hangout link or you can follow the Twitter tag #awros to see the link to the Google Plus Hangout.

Each attendee makes a short introduction.

We add to this Google Document the topics that we would like to talk about.
We vote the topics we want talk by dot voting on the Google Document.
We chat about the voted topics and we want to keep our ideas on the subject.

After 30 minutes we stop and we draw some conclusions.
We write the conclusions in the Google Document.

We use Twitter to radiate the ideas we have come up with by using the twitter tag #awros

 

In order to attend
You need an internet connection, and a microphone attached to your computer.
You need a Google Plus account.
30 minutes of your time.
Good ideas.

 

More information
About Open Space here.

 

To register

We do not use Meetup, since this is a pan-city event. Please write your details in the Google Document when you want to attend. We need that information in order to create the Google Hangout.

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16Apr/140

AgileWorks Remote Open Space

History

Last year, after the Agile Lean Europe (ALE) conference, Franck Depierre had the idea to start a Remote Open Space to connect the different communities of practice of Europe, in the spirit of the ALE Network. Franck called this concept xALEc, or The Extreme ALE Club.

Inspired by his initiative we initiate the same concept to unite the AgileWorks Romanian groups: Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, IașiSibiu, Targu-Mures.

 

Why
You have some questions and you would like to find answers.
You want to share your ideas to others.
You want to be exposed to new ideas
You want to learn new things.
You can e-meet experienced professionals.

 

How
Every two weeks, on Tuesday, we meet at 19:30 (Romanian time) on Google Plus. To attend you need to either open the Google Document and click on the Google Plus Hangout link or you can follow the Twitter tag #awros to see the link to the Google Plus Hangout.

Each attendee makes a short introduction.

We add to this Google Document the topics that we would like to talk about.
We vote the topics we want talk by dot voting on the Google Document.
We chat about the voted topics and we want to keep our ideas on the subject.

After 30 minutes we stop and we draw some conclusions.
We write the conclusions in the Google Document.

We use Twitter to radiate the ideas we have come up with by using the twitter tag #awros

 

In order to attend
You need an internet connection, and a microphone attached to your computer.
You need a Google Plus account.
30 minutes of your time.
Good ideas.

 

More information
About Open Space here.

 

To register

We do not use Meetup, since this is a pan-city event. Please write your details in the Google Document when you want to attend. We need that information in order to create the Google Hangout.

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16Apr/140

AgileWorks Remote Open Space

History

Last year, after the Agile Lean Europe (ALE) conference, Franck Depierre had the idea to start a Remote Open Space to connect the different communities of practice of Europe, in the spirit of the ALE Network. Franck called this concept xALEc, or The Extreme ALE Club.

Inspired by his initiative we initiate the same concept to unite the AgileWorks Romanian groups: Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, IașiSibiu, Targu-Mures.

 

Why
You have some questions and you would like to find answers.
You want to share your ideas to others.
You want to be exposed to new ideas
You want to learn new things.
You can e-meet experienced professionals.

 

How
Every two weeks, on Tuesday, we meet at 19:30 (Romanian time) on Google Plus. To attend you need to either open the Google Document and click on the Google Plus Hangout link or you can follow the Twitter tag #awros to see the link to the Google Plus Hangout.

Each attendee makes a short introduction.

We add to this Google Document the topics that we would like to talk about.
We vote the topics we want talk by dot voting on the Google Document.
We chat about the voted topics and we want to keep our ideas on the subject.

After 30 minutes we stop and we draw some conclusions.
We write the conclusions in the Google Document.

We use Twitter to radiate the ideas we have come up with by using the twitter tag #awros

 

In order to attend
You need an internet connection, and a microphone attached to your computer.
You need a Google Plus account.
30 minutes of your time.
Good ideas.

 

More information
About Open Space here.

 

To register

We do not use Meetup, since this is a pan-city event. Please write your details in the Google Document when you want to attend. We need that information in order to create the Google Hangout.

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16Apr/140

AgileWorks Remote Open Space

History

Last year, after the Agile Lean Europe (ALE) conference, Franck Depierre had the idea to start a Remote Open Space to connect the different communities of practice of Europe, in the spirit of the ALE Network. Franck called this concept xALEc, or The Extreme ALE Club.

Inspired by his initiative we initiate the same concept to unite the AgileWorks Romanian groups: Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, IașiSibiu, Targu-Mures.

 

Why
You have some questions and you would like to find answers.
You want to share your ideas to others.
You want to be exposed to new ideas
You want to learn new things.
You can e-meet experienced professionals.

 

How
Every two weeks, on Tuesday, we meet at 19:30 (Romanian time) on Google Plus. To attend you need to either open the Google Document and click on the Google Plus Hangout link or you can follow the Twitter tag #awros to see the link to the Google Plus Hangout.

Each attendee makes a short introduction.

We add to this Google Document the topics that we would like to talk about.
We vote the topics we want talk by dot voting on the Google Document.
We chat about the voted topics and we want to keep our ideas on the subject.

After 30 minutes we stop and we draw some conclusions.
We write the conclusions in the Google Document.

We use Twitter to radiate the ideas we have come up with by using the twitter tag #awros

 

In order to attend
You need an internet connection, and a microphone attached to your computer.
You need a Google Plus account.
30 minutes of your time.
Good ideas.

 

More information
About Open Space here.

 

To register

We do not use Meetup, since this is a pan-city event. Please write your details in the Google Document when you want to attend. We need that information in order to create the Google Hangout.

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16Apr/140

AgileWorks Remote Open Space

History

Last year, after the Agile Lean Europe (ALE) conference, Franck Depierre had the idea to start a Remote Open Space to connect the different communities of practice of Europe, in the spirit of the ALE Network. Franck called this concept xALEc, or The Extreme ALE Club.

Inspired by his initiative we initiate the same concept to unite the AgileWorks Romanian groups: Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, IașiSibiu, Targu-Mures.

 

Why
You have some questions and you would like to find answers.
You want to share your ideas to others.
You want to be exposed to new ideas
You want to learn new things.
You can e-meet experienced professionals.

 

How
Every two weeks, on Tuesday, we meet at 19:30 (Romanian time) on Google Plus. To attend you need to either open the Google Document and click on the Google Plus Hangout link or you can follow the Twitter tag #awros to see the link to the Google Plus Hangout.

Each attendee makes a short introduction.

We add to this Google Document the topics that we would like to talk about.
We vote the topics we want talk by dot voting on the Google Document.
We chat about the voted topics and we want to keep our ideas on the subject.

After 30 minutes we stop and we draw some conclusions.
We write the conclusions in the Google Document.

We use Twitter to radiate the ideas we have come up with by using the twitter tag #awros

 

In order to attend
You need an internet connection, and a microphone attached to your computer.
You need a Google Plus account.
30 minutes of your time.
Good ideas.

 

More information
About Open Space here.

 

To register

We do not use Meetup, since this is a pan-city event. Please write your details in the Google Document when you want to attend. We need that information in order to create the Google Hangout.

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11Apr/140

BYOC – Bring Your Own Code

The idea
Participants come with real code:

- Real work project
- Personal project

- Code kata
- Others

Purpose
Bring a short piece of code that has a problem which you do not know how to attack.

Conditions
- The project can compile
- Maybe we can even run the project

Codebase
It can be a piece of code which we are particularly proud of and you want to show it to the world.
OR
It can also be a piece of code that asks us because:
- It is not pretty
- You do not know the test
- It has too many dependencies across
- You do not know how to evolve it without breaking it
- The design is flawed
- Any other reason

Mechanics
All the group reviews this code, see how we can attack the problem and improve the code.
The piece of code which we will focus must have been thought about in advance by the author / owner. We do not want to review all 250,000 lines of an application. A method, a class, or interactions between different objects is often sufficient to allow enough material for such a session.

Thank you Antoine Vernois and Tolouse Software Craftsmanship Group for this original idea: http://www.meetup.com/Software-Craftsmanship-Toulouse/events/128862682

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10Apr/140

Code & Beer Cluj

What

The code and beer idea is simple enough: we gather in the evening after work, in a pub, have a beer and write some code. It is a social coding event where you can share ideas with other developers. You can come and leave whenever you want.

The duration of the meeting is two hours, but that does not mean that you cannot stay as much as you want.

Why would you come and join us

Meet-up with other programers 
Work on your own project 
Help others on their projects 
Find someone that might help you on a specific topic 
Pair with someone and learn new things 
Just hang around to talk with people

How

Bring your laptop and some code that you can work on. If you don't have code that think about what you would like to practice during the evening.

There is no predefined agenda. We just meet-up and work on whatever we feel like it. It will be over... when it will be over.

Important

Please specify what you would like to do during the evening by answering the question "what would you like to practice" when registering.

When you know you cannot attend the meeting any more please change your RSVP to NO as soon as possible. Consider this gesture as a sign of respect to other members of this group that might want to attend in your place.

The number of attendees is limited because of the difficulties of finding a big pub and making reservations for a big group.

 

Promoted by IT-Events.RO

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9Apr/140

Code and beer

What

The code and beer idea is simple enough: we gather in the evening after work, in a pub, have a beer and write some code. It is a social coding event where you can share ideas with other developers. You can come and leave whenever you want.

The duration of the meeting is two hours, but that does not mean that you cannot stay as much as you want.

 

Why would you come and join us

Meet-up with other programers
Work on your own project
Help others on their projects
Find someone that might help you on a specific topic
Pair with someone and learn new things
Just hang around to talk with people

 

How

Bring your laptop and some code that you can work on. If you don't have code that think about what you would like to practice during the evening.

There is no predefined agenda. We just meet-up and work on whatever we feel like it. It will be over... when it will be over.

 

Important

Please specify what you would like to do during the evening by answering the question "what would you like to practice" when registering.

When you know you cannot attend the meeting any more please change your RSVP to NO as soon as possible. Consider this gesture as a sign of respect to other members of this group that might want to attend in your place.

The number of attendees is limited because of the difficulties of finding a big pub and making reservations for a big group.

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