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DePaul University O’Hare Conference Center

8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, 60631 · Chicago, IL

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The DePaul campus is located at the corner of Bryn Mawr and East River Road. It is a very short walk from the Blue Line - Cumberland station.

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On May 18th, the Agile Professional Learning Network will take you on an epic, full-day voyage into an agile future...

Agile Professional Learning Conference 2017
"Explorations in Leading an Agile Journey"

May 18,[masked]:00am - 4:30pm at the DePaul University O'Hare Conference Center

Early-bird Registration is now open. Early Bird registration ends on April 30th, then price will increase.

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"Okay - close your eyes and imagine that we begin our agile journey to a distant galaxy. No matter where we begin it is an eternal quest for knowledge - as it should be.

A leader on this journey will need a few things:

The Mission - Boldly Go

Keynote Address by Doc Norton: "It Starts with an Invitation"

The Ship - Mechanics

Chad Beier: "Cultivate Organizational Agility - Make the Hidden Visible"
Randy Spiess: "Simplicity; Maximizing the amout of work not done; and The DevOps Investment"
Jordon Job: "Agile CoPs and Robbers: How do you prevent status quo protectors from robbing you of the benefits of change and improvement? Become a CoP!"

The Crew - Human Factors

Dave Saboe: "The Five Scrum Masters You'll Meet in Hell"
Joanna Drapala: "The BA Working in Agile"
Robert Pieper: "I Manage an Agile Team. Am I Obsolete?"

Navigation - Plotting a Course

Ahmed Avais: "Becoming Fluent in Agile"
Danielle D. Pollard: "The Trust Factor: 7 Keys to Unlock the Power of Trust to Build the Perfect Agile Team"
Chris Powers: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics"

Communication - Contact

Rick Waters from the Agile Chicago Style Podcast will be on hand, recording material and interviews for an upcoming show.

Space - The Great Unknown

The afternoon activity will be in the form of an Open Space event facilitated by Michael Herman


May 18, 2017 at the DePaul University, O’Hare campus 8:00am - 4:30pm

Registration Now Closed


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