After her keynote speech at Agile Australia Jean will travel New Zealand and has kindly agreed to do an interactive session on "Tell Me Why: The Golden Circle of Agile Transformation".
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- We will start with nibbles and drinks (cash bar) from 5.30pm and will start the session at 6.00pm.
- The venue will be the Backbencher's.
Jean's description of her session:
In this session, using Simon Sinek's "Golden Circle" model, I guide participants to challenge their Agile adoption and transformation approaches.
We first look at WHAT practices we've engaged in that tell us, "Yes, we are doing AGILE." We then investigate, "But HOW do we know which practices to choose or how to improve upon them?" That is where we engage in the notion of guiding principles.
Finally, we challenge ourselves to dig deep into the truth of, "But WHY have our organizations chosen to engage in an Agile transformation at all?" Practices are not enough.
From this session, participants will be able to go back to their organizations and guide dialogue about the real WHY, HOW, and WHAT of their Agile world. They will be able to create better Agile adoption plans and more robust Agile transformations.
Jean Tabaka is an Agile Coach with Rally Software Development in Boulder Colorado.
With over 25 years of experience in the software development industry, she has navigated numerous plan-driven methodologies in a variety of contexts (government, IT, consulting) and in a variety of roles (programmer-remember paper tape?, architect, project manager, methodologist).
Her move to Agile software development approaches came in the late 90's as a result of studying DSDM in the UK. Since that time, she has become an Agile devotee, consulting with teams of all sizes worldwide seeking to derive a continuous flow of value through the adoption of Agile principles and practices.
She specialises in scaling Agile practices, applying lean principles and practices, and building continuous planning and testing into organisations. She also creates a strong collaborative approach in how she guides organisations in adopting Agile.
Jean is a Certified ScrumMaster and Practitioner, a Certified Scrum Trainer, and a Certified Professional Facilitator. She holds a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and is the author of Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders published in the Addison-Wesley Agile Software Development Series, 2006.