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ALI Presents: Martin Kearns (Innodev, Aus) & Keith Bohanna (Bank of Ireland)

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Verizon Connect Ireland

Blackthorn Road · Dublin

How to find us

Sandyford Luas stop - Verizon - Stillorgan Luas stop - Verizon - If driving, car park is at the rear of the Atrium building, access via Arkle Road. There is a buzzer to access the car park

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You are cordially invited to the ALI March meetup. This month we will be joined by Martin Kearns and Keith Bohanna

About Martin Kearns
Martin is a pioneer in the field of Agile, he was one of first three certified enterprise coaches in the world by the Scrum Alliance. He has been a practitioner in Agile methods for over 12 years.

Recently, Martin has been examining the significance of Agile in becoming an operational mindset for the future of work. Now as the Chief Digital Officer he is focused on the synergy between partners, people and problems to generate the need for adaption. He has spoken at numerous Australian Conferences and his thought leadership has been recognised through his selection to speak at Scrum Alliance Global Gathering in Dublin.

Martin is a director of Scrum Australia and is a co-author of the e-book Agile Transition (available through InfoQ).

Martin’s talk is entitled ‘How Jui Jitsu made me a better agilist ‘
I remember the year when I received two massive compliments. The first was getting my advanced agile accreditation with Alistair Cockburn, which really stripped a layer from my soul through raw and honest feedback, my redemption from the depths of despair was the recognition of an agile signatory. The second was when Alistair introduced me as a black belt in agile at one of his advanced classes.

So where do you go from there, I felt I needed to go back to the very beginning and walk in the beginner mind again and receive the type of humility that truly grows your resilience to feedback. This came to see when I started to learning the gentle art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. There are so many parallels we can take back into our community, such as:
- Learning how to learn
- What true failure looks like
- The mindset of entering into a test knowing you are going to fail and why do it
- The conditioning of both mind and body to support learning
- Learning techniques is not enough
- The road from white to blue belt

About Keith Bohanna
I’m a recovering accountant who now works in a bank. That can’t be right……

Every large enterprise is undergoing fundamental change and where I work is no exception. I will be speaking about Process Modelling as one of the core building blocks for that transformation and how processes, people and technology intersect.

Within that a key part of my teams early success is developing modelling standards that make our process models relevant to Process Owners and others in the business areas who implement and change those processes.

Having originally qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG Keith then spent 4 years working in the fashion sector in the UK before coming back to Ireland and starting his own digital consultancy working with clients such as Eir, Bord Gais and Met Eireann in digital strategy and implementation.

3 years ago he joined Bank Of Ireland and moved from Digital CX into Business Process Management where he is responsible for Group Standards within the new Centre of Excellence.

About Verizon Connect
At Verizon Connect, we guide a connected world on the go.

We’re in it to win it. Today we’re the #1 global provider of fleet management solutions for both enterprise and small/medium businesses—but we’re not stopping there. We’re seizing this unique moment in our industry to grow our market share to ensure more customers can benefit from our best-in-class solutions, encompassing emerging trends in the connected vehicle ecosystem. Our consumer solutions, like hum, create a more connected ride with vehicle diagnostics, emergency assistance, and WIFI. / @verizonconnect

18:00 Networking and snacks
18:30 Introduction, AgileLeanIreland & Verizon Connect
18:35 Keith Bohanna - No-one cares about process modeling
19:00 Martin Kearns - How Jui Jitsu made me a better agilist
20:00 Closing notes & head to the pub