Agile is a beautifully egalitarian process requiring little traditional management, in theory, and for the lucky ones, in practice. For the rest of us, making Agile happen in our companies and/or sustaining it in ways that are mutually beneficial to Agile proponents and suspicious clients and/or companies alike, is a challenge. We'll discuss how Managers, Directors and VPs can help business stakeholders understand the value of Agile and how colleagues at all levels can get "be more Agile about Agile" to help make the Agile process a success.
Discussion Leader: Steve Koes
Steve is currently President of Antiphon, Inc., a company he founded to help small businesses liberate themselves from cumbersome, expensive technology by empowering them with relevant, real-time insight into relationships among operations, CRM and marketing data, and hosted services. We do this by offering easy and/or sourced integration of existing hosted productivity, marketing, accounting and CRM tools in the cloud!
Steve graduated Duke University in 1997 with a BA in Computer Science and Sociology and will complete his MBA at Wharton this April with a concentration in managing innovation. He began his career in the networking software division of IBM in Research Triangle Park, NC. Over the past 15 years, he has been a founder of a rapid application development tool and services company, a development and methodology consultant, travel technology developer, and development manager and enterprise architect for NPR, HBO and McGraw-Hill Higher Education (MHHE). He was most recently Director of Engineering for MHHE, managing development of shared architecture, online course, instructional content authoring, custom publishing, assessment and eCommerce platforms.
6:00-6:15 - Arrival and networking
6:15-7:30 - Discussion