Sep 13, 2011 · 6:00 PM
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6:15 - 7:45pm - Agile From The Top Down By Jon Stahl
7:45 - 8:00pm - Q&A 8:00 - 9:00pm - Open Space Networking with Snacks from Cantina South at Rally Software Offices - 3rd Floor
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Agile From The Top Down
Organizations will have trouble sustaining a true Agile culture if the Executives & Sr. Management team does not live the same way. IT Executives must practice what they preach and help create the CULTURE, NOT PROCESS. If they want teams to be transparent and agile, they need to practice themselves and lead by example. This talk will share some Agile & Lean techniques, applied in a new way, to help organizations understand their constraints so they can transparently carry forward their journey to becoming Agile. “Seeing the Whole” includes customers, strategy, projects, applications, people, leadership, financials and Standard Work. I will propose creating a BVR (Big (I mean big) Visual Room), refactoring the PMO and suggest some practices to help support this journey. During this talk, I unveil 25+ physical boards and build a big visual room with open discussion.
Jon Stahl co-founded LeanDog Software Studio in 2008 after 18 years of experience providing IT leadership in both Fortune 500 and start up organizations. His passion is eliminating waste, optimizing the performance of IT teams and helping organizations become lean and agile. Jon provides extensive hands on experience in organizational transformations to Agile and Lean software methods. He is an active thought leader in the Agile, Tech and Entrepreneurial Community. He openly shares his studies & learnings at conferences and meet ups.
His company office is on a boat floating next to a WW2 Submarine in downtown Cleveland. In addition to providing a home for over a dozen monthly user group meetings at the LeanDog Studio in Cleveland, he has co-organized events such as Ignite Cleveland, Cleveland Startup Weekend and Code Retreat. He received his degrees from Ohio State University. He is married with two lovely children and two ugly bull dogs.