Past Meetup

Business Transformation through an Agile Mindset

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VISA Building M1 Auditorium

900 Metro Center Boulevard · Foster City, CA

How to find us

Parking Information: Enter on Metro Center drive, look for the signs for Visa M1 visitor parking, use the phone at the security gate to request access.

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Many transformation efforts are abandoned halfway through or require extensive course corrections. Others limp to the finish line, delivering only a fraction of the expected business value. Even when the effort is completed as planned the resulting solution is often obsolete before it can be implemented. Transformation normally costs a lot of money and hopefully brings significant change to the organization, so our natural tendency is to approach these efforts very conservatively. Executives ask for (and rely on) business cases, ROIs, and extensive project plans or road maps, even though our past experiences can no longer predict the future.

We must expect uncertainty and be able to adapt when changes hit. The key to success is changing your mindset, not just your business processes and technology. Successful transformations are never really completed. We have entered a world of continuous change, and we need to create organizations and leaders who have the agile mindset needed to deal with that reality.

By attending this session, you will know -

* The core pillars of an Agile Mindset and how they help us cope with our human “flaws”
* How to use an Agile Mindset to respond to complexity and unpredictability
* How to create an environment of trust in your teams improving their performance


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Registration and Networking
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM - Presentation
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM - Networking break
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM - 3 Lightning Talk(s)
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM - Presentation continues
8:00 PM - 8:15 PM - Takeaways and Retrospective
8:15 PM - Adjourn

PDU Info:

PMP, PMI-ACP: Category "B", 2 PDUs (Strategic & Business)

CSP: 2 SEUs (We are certified Scrum User Group)


This event includes FREE food and beverages!

About the speaker -

Nathalie Udo, Business Strategist @InDepth Strategies

Thanks to a diverse background spanning many industries and continents, Nathalie Udo has unique insight into the strategic importance of different cultural values and backgrounds. The founder of InDepth Strategies in San Francisco, she specializes in executive coaching, business strategy, cross-cultural communication, program management, workshop facilitation, and leadership. Nathalie has managed complex international projects for companies like Boeing Corporation, Alcatel-Lucent, Autodesk, New England Journal of Medicine, and Allianz Fireman’s Fund, and presented at international conferences on a wide range of topics. In addition, she has designed workshops on global leadership, effective teamwork, agile practices, and project management. She creates high-energy learning experiences in her workshops—emphasizing that leadership, team effectiveness, innovation, and the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial spirit spring from behaviors that can be learned and honed with practice.

Nathalie is co-author of Organizational Survival: Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future (McGraw-Hill, 2013), which describes and documents how building sustainability into core business strategy can positively impact society and the bottom line. Driven by her passion for the oceans and the planet, Nathalie volunteers for several organizations. Currently, she serves as vice-chair of the Marine Conservation Institute Board and as a strategic advisor to Ice911.

Nathalie has a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from University of Maastricht, Netherlands. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC®), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM®).

When she is not traveling the world, Nathalie lives in San Francisco and is an active scuba diver, motorcyclist, and skier.


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