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Date TBD: Join us for Tales From "The Other Side" with Mark Pushinsky
Date & Location: TBD Join us for Tales From "The Other Side" with Mark Pushinsky! Abstract: Hear from an Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer who has transitioned into Product Management. How can you take the fundamentals of Agile and Scrum and use them as a foundation for developing a Product Management team. Topics will include: - Skills necessary to be a successful Product Owner/Product Manager - What does a Product Manager actually do? Do they really exist? - Dual track agile, and why its critical to building innovative products - Why teamwork is necessary to truly build great products. Who Should Attend: - Product Managers and Product Owners looking to learn from someone else's mistakes - Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches who want to have more insights to help their Product Owners - Engineers who are part of a team looking to innovate - Leaders who want to learn how to up their organization's agile game About the speaker: Mark Pushinsky, Agile Coach, AgileRocks Mark Pushinsky is an agile coach, trainer, and consultant whose broad experience in business management and team dynamics enable him to create breakthrough results for his clients and their companies. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, Pushinsky has led and supported more than 30 agile projects and has trained over 600 Certified Scrum Masters around the world. Pushinsky is skilled at helping teams and executives through the initial change to the Scrum process and at assisting large scale enterprise adoption through assessment, strategic planning, and executive coaching. He has seen numerous failures and developed a keen sense of the project environments that are ready to accept the change and transparency that an agile process demands. As a senior manager at a financial services company, Pushinsky was a member of a change team that initiated and led a two-year lean/agile adoption initiative that resulted in a time-to-market reduction of over 40% and a process execution time savings of 70%. A former NCAA Division 1A football player, Pushinsky's deep understanding of leadership and dynamics in high-performing teams has helped him design and deliver high-impact Scrum training for local and distributed teams of various sizes. Pushinsky holds a master's degree in IT Management from University of Virginia and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from William and Mary. SPONSORS: Berkana Enterprise Consultants (http://becteam.com) Net Objectives (http://netobjectives.com)

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    Formerly known as Scaling Agile Tidewater

    This scaling start-up group was created to provide a place to get together, to learn and collaborate about SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), Lean Start-up methodologies, and also Agile Methodologies.

    As a group, we will look at how Lean start-up and SAFe relate to business model innovation, service design, quality driven product development, design strategy, and visual strategy among others.

    As a Lean Community built on an Agile foundation our goal is to learn and understand tools, learning, and collaborate experiences amongst the entire group.

    Members should expect to discuss different obstacles and impacts of Scaling Agile and implementing Lean-Thinking at large enterprise levels. This group will provide the skills and knowledge on how to adapt throughout the Agile and Lean transformation.

    This group is made up of entrepreneurs, executives, product managers, software developers, established businesses, start-ups as well as large corporate institutions. So bring your SAFe and Lean Startup thoughts along. Be prepared to collaborate, share your questions, ideas, opinions and goals.

    Agenda of Objectives:

    - Collaborate/Make Connections

    - Hear Feedback from Thought Leaders

    - Hear from local experts on the Lean tools they're using

    - Brainstorm with peers

    - Exchange ideas

    - Learn from others' mistakes

    - Learn how to adapt to the Agile Transformation

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