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Porto Community Meetup #55 - Lean Coffee Session

Thursday 26 May 2022

Starts 18:30 PM

Finishes 20:00 PM

Organized by Agile Connect Porto

Venue: COCUS Portugal

Address: Av. da República 427

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Hello folks! Here comes our 55th meetup of the Agile Connect Porto held in partnership with Aveiro and Braga communities. As we aim to give voice to the community, bring your topics to discuss in a Lean Coffee Session, at the Cocus Matosinhos office 🙂


• 18h30 - Welcome

• 18h40 - Lean Coffee Session

• 20h00 - Closing


Lean Coffee (https://leancoffee.org/) is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated.

Lean Coffee started in Seattle in 2009. Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith wanted to start a group that would discuss Lean techniques in knowledge work – but didn’t want to start a whole new cumbersome organization with steering committees, speakers, and such. They wanted a group that did not rely on anything other than people showing up and wanting to learn or create.

The format for a Lean Coffee is very simple. This is intentional. It is meant to be the least structure necessary for a coherent and productive meeting. No more, no less. So, how do we do that? Simple:

1. SET UP A PERSONAL KANBAN: =» To Do \| Doing \| Done

In this Personal Kanban we´ll have the items to discuss, what we are currently discussing, and the discussed columns. This provides a structure for the conversation. Next we populate it.

2. WHAT TO DISCUSS? =» People will get pads of post-it notes and a pen. They then start to add their topics for conversation into the “to discuss” column. Right now, we want to encourage as many unique ideas as we can. Each topic gets up to 1 minute sentence introduction so people know what to vote for.

3. VOTE AND TALK =» Each participant gets two votes. You can vote twice for the same thing or for two different topics. Simple put a dot on the sticky you are interested in. Tally the dots. Then you are ready to have a conversation.

The power here is that you now have a list of topics everyone at the table is interested in and is motivated to discuss for real.


The meetup will take place on Thursday, May 26th, 6:30 pm - 8 p.m., in the offices of Cocus Matosinhos.

Obs.: After the event we traditionally go some restaurant nearby to have dinner and keep talking about interesting topics that may emerge from the session. Feel free to join us ;-)

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This meetup will be presented in Portuguese or English, depending on the audience.

This event is FREE to attend, but you have to register yourself first.

See you there & invite a friend to join us!

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