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Loudoun Agile Network's May 2021 Meetup features Dhaval Panchal, who will present 'Introduction to Systems Thinking"
Abstract: “Traveler, there is not a path. We make the road by walking.” We have been here before. A decade of trying to install Scrum and then SAFe has not led to the changes we hoped for. The problems from before, still remain trenched despite ongoing efforts to resolve them. The Systems Thinking approach offers a way to build empathy for the people caught in the middle. Developing a nuanced understanding of the complexity surrounding most transformations will help leaders to practice curiosity and mindfulness. This talk presents an introduction to Systems Thinking and how it might aid leadership and coaching teams to approach transformations differently than attempting to enforce behavior changes by setting performance targets.
Speaker Bio: Dhaval Panchal is an experienced Executive, Agile Coach & Trainer, and Organization Design consultant. He is the founder of Evolve Agility®, Texas-based coaching, and training consultancy. Dhaval is ScrumAlliance Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC), Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST), Certified Agile Leadership-Educator (CAL-E). Dhaval works with leaders to create empowered work environments. He helps to amplify the scale and speed of Agile transformations. Dhaval has led large-scale Agile transformations for companies in Oil & Gas, Energy, Banking, Insurance, Gaming, and Medical business domains. He has more than 18 years of Agile implementation, coaching, and transformation experience.