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**** Please park in the parking garage located just north-east of the Galvanize main entrance. Once in Galvanize, please take the elevator down to the basement level**** Everybody wants more efficiency and higher productivity. What are the skills that create high performing teams? What kind of communications do we need? We need authenticity, transparency, and trust. We need EQ now more than ever! Christie Ward is an internationally recognized speaker who will provide an experiential dive into the skills needed to build collaborative, high performing teams. Christie speaks and trains though experiences for her audiences all over the world, and doesn’t believe in preaching to you. We’ve all had enough of that! Learn to challenge your assumptions, check your perceptions, and leave with the actual verbiage to use in messaging so you only have to say things once. Empathy and speed can go hand in hand. Come find out how. Christie Ward, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) Principal of The Impact Institute In the ‘90’s, she coached and managed more than 200 of the best professional trainers around the world for CareerTrack , Inc. She coached the world champion of public speaking in 2000. Since 1999, as the principal in The Impact Institute, she has facilitated Communication topics that make the difference for performance on public and private sector teams in the US and internationally at conferences in Singapore, Yangon, Warsaw, Taipei, Mumbai, Bangalore and Dubai. Some of Christie’s public sector clients in the US are the US Air Force, Department of Interior, El Monte and Albuquerque school districts, the National Business Center, and several city and county governments. Her corporate clients include DISH Network, IHS, GE, Johnson & Johnson, SUN, TW Telecom, and AT&T. Among her non-profit clients are Goodwill, the National Scholarship Provider’s Association, the National Education Procurement Association, the Boettcher Foundation, ASU and the US Olympic Committee. Christie is past president of ATD-RMC (Association for Talent Development – Rocky Mountain Chapter), became part of the National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) for ATD in 2008, served 3 years and was elected NAC Chair for[masked] by her peers. She served on the National Board of Directors for ATD from 2011 to 2012. She has served as a judge for the Best Practices Awards for ATD for years and speaks at the international conference for ATD in the US every year, which draws a global audience of over 10,000. She has been part of the ICE PAC (International Conference and Exposition program advisory committee) since 2013, and was chair for ICE 2016 in her hometown of Denver, Colorado. Christie facilitates the Training Certificate, the Designing Learning Certificate and the Master Trainer program for ATD. She is past president for NSA (National Speaker’s Association) Colorado, and in 2016 was co-chair for their Winter Conference in Austin, TX. Christie regularly volunteers for the Tennyson Center for abused children, where she judges a speech contest with her NSA colleagues every year. She also conducts mock-scholarship interviews for inner-city youth in partnership with Goodwill and the Denver Chamber of Commerce, and at Strive Charter school as part of her commitment to the community. In 2017 she went to Myanmar with Together, We Can Change the World to work with impoverished women and girls. In 2020 she will join their board and help them create a strategy to meet the needs of more women in SE Asia. She is a leader on and off the platform.
Agile Denver Kanban SIG: is a community of practice for practitioners interested in sharing and learning with others about applying lean and agile principles along with flow, pull, and kanban system concepts to assist with catalyzing and effectively managing change to improve their business workflow processes, and to predictably forecast and answer the question “When will it be done?” It is a special interest group (SIG) of the Agile Denver group and is also associated with the global Lean & Kanban University and Limited WIP Society. Hi All, NOTE: The Agile Denver Kanban SIG will NOT meet in March 2019! As part of our 2018 Nov meetup, we did a "fit for purpose" (F4P) survey. We kicked off our 2019 year reviewing this data at our Jan meetup. Learning was identified as the top value and received a high fit for purpose rating based on the data we obtained. Networking was identified as the second top value, and with a fit for purpose rating indicating a desire to improve. In March, continuing to act our F4P data, John Bannister and I will be meeting with several of the long-time regular attendees of the Agile Denver Kanban SIG and re-visit the mission/vision, discuss strategic intents related to addressing our F4P findings, and develop an operational model going forward to help us achieve these intents. So Stay Tuned! We'll work to post updates soon! In the meantime, we hope you continue online and offline the great conversations started at our meetups, by sharing your questions and responses with each other as comments on the latest meetup or direct messages respectively. Take care, Frank www.vissinc.com
**** Please park in the parking garage located just north-east of the Galvanize main entrance. Once in Galvanize, please take the elevator down to the basement level**** User Unfriendly: A project-manager’s reflections on human-centered problem-solving, client communication, and user feedback in agile web development. The web is more than a technology platform, it was created with a mission statement. Design, code, and process trends also come with attached philosophies – and they aren’t always friendly to the user. We’ll talk about our human-centered approach to product-design, transparent client communication, learning to understand user-feedback, and designing for edge-cases with integrated teams. - An overview of the philosophy behind the web - How the medium influences what we make, and how we work - Understanding “open” and “opinionated” philosophies - Understanding (and seeking-out) user-feedback, without sacrificing vision - How we integrate developers and designers in tight feedback cycles - How we talk to clients about design choices About Miriam Suzanne Miriam is a co-founder at OddBird, with 15 years experience as a project manager, user-experience designer, and front-end architect. She is the creator of Susy, True, and other popular open source tools — author of SitePoint’s Jump Start Sass, and staff-writer for CSS Tricks. Miriam also creates music with Teacup Gorilla, theater with Grapefruit Lab, and visual art for albums, book-covers, and galleries. She won the 2017 True West Award for the stage adaptation: 10 Myths on the Proper Application of Beauty Products, and presents at conferences around the world on art, code, collaboration, and creative process.
The Agile Denver BoD invites you to join us for our Open Org BoD meeting. We ask that you only RSVP if you are committed to attending and update your RSVP if it changes for any reason. Topics for this meeting are: * Community Forum (30 min.; Max 5 min per topic) * TBD In addition to the in-person meeting, we'll provide a bridge for virtual participation using the following zoom.us. https://zoom.us/j/3035203191 If you have questions, please email [masked] and we will respond as soon as we can.