"Innovation in an Agile Portfolio: Enterprise Lean Startup"

Innovation in an Agile Portfolio: Enterprise Lean Startup

Zach Nies

Zach Nies, Chief Technologist of Rally Software comes to the Silicon Valley to share his thoughts on the Agile Portfolio.  Great companies build products that customers love. While this means they build valuable and useful features, it also means they don’t build things that aren’t valuable. Really great products and software are created by organizations that manage to put the customer at the center of their thinking and then work iteratively and incrementally to offer and test products to see what delights and what doesn’t.

The startup community has evolved disciplined practices that allow them to successfully navigate these highly uncertain environments. You aren’t a startup anymore, but these techniques can scale to your environment.

In this talk, you will learn the skills to become effective, disciplined explorers who know how to bring new features, products and services to market inside the context of a large company. This will allow you to successfully navigate uncertainty, while not sacrificing your ability to execute.

 

Agenda:

6:30-7:00    Networking and Reception (light refreshments)
7:00-7:10    Welcome/ Announcements
7:10- 8:20    Meetup Speaker and Exercise
8:20-8:30    Wrap-up Return on Time Invested (ROTI)
8:30-9:00    Networking

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  • Meeta V.

    It was great seeing our members in action with Zach Nies on Tue 8/13. Here’s link to his presentation.... http://www.slideshare.net/znies/innovation-and-enterprise-lean-startup

    Thanks to the key organizers that made this event happen... Kanu Kalra, Dennis Britton, Brian Drummond, Ravi Tadwalkar, EJ Svensson, Rex and many more who pitched in!!!! Huge thanks to Zach Nies for such engaging presentation, Rally for sponsoring food and wine and LinkedIn for providing the venue.

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Meeta V.

    Here are the slides from last night's presentation -

    http://www.slideshare.net/znies/innovation-and-enterprise-lean-startup

    August 14, 2013

  • Andy C.

    Will the slides from the presentation be available soon?

    August 14, 2013

  • David B.

    For the gentleman who asked about applying this to healthcare, I wasn't able to find you after the talk. I suggest reading up on what Mark Graban is doing in hospitals: http://www.markgraban.com/

    Mark also spoke at the lean startup conference last year in SF.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Kamal M.

    One of the best talks I have attended this year..design thinking applied. Thank you for the quote on Walmart too Zach. Also Meeta and Stacey you guys are awesome and a huge Thank you for organizing this.

    1 · August 13, 2013

    • Meeta V.

      Thanks for your kind words Kamal!! It's our pleasure to organize these events.

      August 14, 2013

  • Elina R.

    Kudos to Zach for being such a great presenter - one of the most professional presentations in the last couple of years I've attended.....and very good material covered - thanks!

    2 · August 14, 2013

  • Marie J.

    The meeting was very engaging and insightful. My first meetup was with Jeff Sutherland and the second is with Zach Nies, I can't wait for my third meetup. Kudos to the organizers and event hosts.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Kuruvilla M.

    Zach Nies' extension of Agile principles to Enterprise Lean Startup was very valuable. His presentation was insightful, concise, and comprehensive.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic presentation and great networking event! I will attend the next one for sure!

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Scott P.

    I was impressed with what an articulate speaker Zach is. Just wished there had been more time. But as he said, he was trying to fit the material from a 3 day workshop into 50 minutes.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Very good taste of a valuable subject.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • K Ramesh Babu, C.

    Nice presentation. Wondered how much of it is already coded in software.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Doug G.

    excellent!

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Professional, useful, had sufficient depth and pace while still entertaining. Very inspiring. Definitely five stars.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Steve M.

    I'd like to see the other 23 hours worth of slides for this presentation. Nice stuff, as always, from Rally.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • ravi t.

    Thanks to Brian Drummond of LinkedIn for live streaming this event:

    Here is the USTREAM Link:
    http://www.ustream.tv/linkedin-events

    1 · August 13, 2013

    • Doug Shelton, CSM/CSPO, SPC, P.

      FABULOUS! Thanks for the info, Ravi. Do you know if it will it be a "one-way" stream or will there be an opportunity to ask questions via chat for remote viewers?

      August 13, 2013

  • Doug Shelton, CSM/CSPO, SPC, P.

    Thought I'd check one more tme - anyone in the Oakland/Alameda area with a car going to this event that I can bum a ride from (I'll cover gas & tolls)?

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, anyone around the fisherman's wharf/downtown area who can possibly give me a ride? I'll cover gas money. If so, please text/call[masked] or email me at [masked]. Thanks!

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to an interesting exchange

    August 13, 2013

  • Shikha

    Sorry feeling sick and don't want to give it to others

    August 13, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Talking of car-pools, I could use a ride back from the Meetup to Campbell. Gas money not a problem. Anyone up for that?

    August 12, 2013

    • K Ramesh Babu, C.

      I can give you a ride back; I live in Saratoga, near West Valley College. (I may come to meetup from elsewhere).

      1 · August 12, 2013

  • Doug Shelton, CSM/CSPO, SPC, P.

    FOLKS! Anyone able to car-pool from the Oakland/Alameda area? I'll cover gas [am w/o a car for tomorrow).

    If so, call me at[masked] or email me at [masked] [And No: public transportation won't cut it - about 3 hours each way :-[

    August 12, 2013

  • ravi t.

    Sorry to miss this meetup! Hope to view recording later!

    August 12, 2013

  • Sid

    :)

    August 11, 2013

  • Brian M.

    If you saw Zach give this presentation at RallyOn 2013, then it will likely be a repeat. It is still a thought-provoking and attitude-changing concept that should not be missed. The slides were not part of the published presentation set from RallyOn, so I hope Zach will release them to the SVL-ALN community.

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not going to be able to attend after all. I'd love to get whatever materials I can afterwards, such as a slide deck or video, it's filmed. Thank you!

    August 11, 2013

  • Gildas L.

    When it comes to effectiveness and delivery, I can't miss it.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Sanjeev R.

    Looking forward to attending.

    August 1, 2013

  • Ravi S.

    Hosting a memory workshop; may be a tad late.

    July 28, 2013

  • David C.

    Have fun everyone. I'm traveling so I won't see you this time.

    July 27, 2013

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