You want to be Spotify because you saw those fancy videos about how awesome they are. The problem is, Spotify was built that way from the ground up and you need to undo years, or sometimes decades, of organizational debt to get there. The Agile community likes to say you must adopt the agile mindset or 'be more agile', but what the heck does that mean? In this session I show you how to figure out how to build a bridge from where you're at, to where you want to get to.
Jason Little (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonlittle) (@jasonlittle (https://twitter.com/jasonlittle)) began his career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth. Over the following years, he moved into management, Agile Coaching and consulting. The bumps and bruises collected along the way brought him to the realization that helping organizations adopt Agile practices was less about the practices, and all about change.
In 2008 he attended an experiential learning conference about how people experience change and since then, he’s been writing, and speaking, all over the world about helping organizations discover more effective practices for managing organizational change. He is the author of Lean Change Management (http://amzn.com/0990466507) and an international speaker who has spoken all over the world from Canada, the US, Finland, Germany, Australia, Belgium and more.
Book Giveaway: 1 agile-related book
When: February 1st, 2016 at 6:00 pm (See Agenda Below)
Where: 2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 610, Arlington, VA 22102
Cost: Free thanks to our sponsors
Thank you to our main sponsor Excella Consulting for hosting our meetings and providing pizza and refreshments.
Excella is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities (http://www.meetup.com/DC-Scrum-User-Group/pages/Open_Job_Opportunity/) page. Excella is offering DCSUG members a discount for upcoming Agile training classes (http://excella.eventbrite.com/).
6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network
6:30 – 8:00 Presentation/Discussion/Game/Workshop
8:00 – 8:30 Q&A and more networking
Can't make it this month?
We meet monthly. So if you can't make it this month, hopefully we'll see you at the next meetup. Also, if you have an idea, game, workshop, or story to share with the group, then please contact the organizer to setup a presentation for a future meeting.