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Are you on the same page as your senior executives?

Doug Sundheim, leadership and organizational consultant to C-level executives, will be sharing how to get aligned with senior executives.  This is a key aspect of creating value from agile adoptions and finding leverage points to be part of and affect a high-performance agile culture.


One of the biggest reasons technology projects stall, fail, or never get off the ground has nothing to do with technical execution. It has to do with weak stakeholder alignment. In particular, alignment with senior executives. Do you really understand what keeps your senior execs up at night? Do you really know why they’re funding your project?

What’s their strategic plan for the business for the next 2,3,5 years? How does your project fit into that plan? I’ve found too few technology executives ask and get answers to these sorts of questions. And if you don’t know the answers to these questions – I mean really know them – you’re flying blind and you will struggle to control your own fate.

In this presentation I’ll discuss strategies for getting and staying aligned with your senior executives. The benefits of doing this are immense. You’re able to see problems on the horizon sooner. You’re able to see opportunities for growth more clearly. You’re able to avoid wasting time—yours and your team’s. Ultimately you’re able to have a much bigger impact in the business.



Doug Sundheim is a leadership and organizational consultant with over 20 years of experience in growing businesses and helping others do the same. He works with leaders and teams of Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial firms to help them maximize their effectiveness. His clients include Morgan Stanley, Harvard Management Company, The Chubb Corporation, Citigroup, University of Chicago, and Procter & Gamble among others. Prior to his work in leadership and organizational consulting, Doug spent several years in the Internet strategy field and started a 100-person catering company. Doug holds a BS from Cornell University and an MA in Adult Learning & Leadership from Columbia University. He lives in Westchester, NY with his wife and two sons.

Doug’s second book Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes Are High was published in January 2013 by McGraw-Hill.

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  • Damien C.

    I am sorry for the late notice, unfortunately I will be unable to attend due to a non-serious family matter. I have shared experience with Amr on this topic and look forward to learning practical lessons from that and the group's similar experiences.

    July 30, 2013

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    Unable to make it.

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