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A Group of Agile Teams ≠ Organizational Agility!

Join us on Thursday the 24th for a talk by Angela Johnson on Organizational Agility.

 

Topic: A group of Agile Teams ≠ Organizational Agility!

Most Agile adoptions put emphasis on training team members or specific roles.  Having a group of “agile” teams does not provide the holistic change that is required within an organization looking to improve by adopting Agile, Scrum or Lean practices.
Organizational Agility requires culture and paradigm shifts, changing the way work is approached, tackling impediments that are transparently exposed and in many cases, restructuring.  Many organization leaders and managers say “this sounds great but where do I get started”?
Join us for this session on how leaders can pragmatically begin the shift from traditional management to Agile management, enabling self-organization and becoming designers of the new environments that many organizations need to create in order for a successful Agile transformation.



Guest Speaker:  Angela Johnson

Angela is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Transformation Coach providing education consulting services to clients across the United States who are adopting Agile. Angela has successfully implemented Scrum and Agile principles in a variety of projects from web-based applications to enterprise level retail and financial projects coaching teams, managers, stakeholders and executives.


A graduate of Hamline University (B.A.) and the University of St. Thomas (M.B.C.), Angela has presented to PMI’s Global Agile Community of Practice and at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Minnesota Professional Development Days and chapter events.  Angela is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP). Angela facilitates the PMI Minnesota Agile Local Interest Group and is also an active member of the Scrum Alliance, and Agile Alliance.

 

When: January 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm (See Agenda Below)

Where: Excella Consulting, Ground floor conference room, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201


Sponsors:

Thank you to our main sponsor Excella Consulting for hosting our meetings and providing pizza and refreshments.

Excella is offering DCSUG members a discount for upcoming Agile training classes.

Excella is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities page.

 

Agenda:


6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network and setup

6:30 – 8:00 Talk

8:00 – 8:30 Q&A and wrap-up

 

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.

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  • Geoffrey M.

    Good conversation about the unique impact of government contract vehicles on implementing Agile.

    1 · January 26, 2013

  • Camille B.

    Very engaging and interactive. Of the formal part of the presentation, I thought that the management backlog material was particularly interesting.

    1 · January 25, 2013

  • Philip R.

    Interesting talk with a lot of good audience participation

    2 · January 24, 2013

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