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The Future of Work: Survival of the Agilest - Abby Fichtner @KENDALL SQUARE

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Pegasystems - 1 Charles Park Entrance

1 Charles Park (Use the park entrance, opposite the Galleria mall. Don't use the U-shaped courtyard entrance) · Cambridge, ma

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Parking:Metered parking requires money before 6pm and free after 6pm.Garage parking available at Cambridgeside Galleria. ENTRY TO BLDG:Use the park entrance, opposite Galleria mall. Don't use U-shaped courtyard entrance. T-STOPS:Kendall,Lechmere

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REG. REQUIRED - MEETUP IS FULL, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE. Main presentation starts 7pm, breakout sessions start 5:45pm. We are on the brink of unprecedented technological change that will alter the way we work and force us to rethink our approach to work.

We will explore:

• Creating Agile organizations that elevate employees to partners in growth and innovation
• Adopting ideas from lean startup for running experiments and making data-driven decisions
• Using Agile's feedback loops to deal with uncertainty and minimize risks

We can create the future itself by learning to tap our potential to recognize patterns, see possibilities, and adapt to the unknown.


Abby Fichtner is The Hacker Chick. She writes about creativity, the future of tech, and pushing the edge on what’s possible, and was the original hacker in residence for Harvard Innovation Lab. She’s done everything from developing bleeding-edge tech for startups, to helping large corporations like Microsoft and Pepsi operate with the agility of startups, to teaching entrepreneurship at MIT and HBS. Today, Abby teaches organizations how to thrive when everything around them is changing -- by embracing their possibilities and taking advantage of their employees (in the best possible way). , Find her at

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5:30 Doors open, sign ups for Agile 101 intros

5:30-7:00 Networking, breakout sessions (see below), food and beverages provided


• Agile 101 Intro and Technical Practices

• Agile 101 Intro: Coding Dojo

• Lean Coffee

6:00-6:50 Agile Dojo

7:00-8:30 Main talk

8:30-9:00 Networking

9:00-? Meet at local restaurant for drinks, snacks, and socializing