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Diagnosing and Treating MMD: Multiple Methodology Disorder!

  • Jan 14, 2014 · 5:30 PM
  • Farm Credit Services of America

Speaker: Beth Schmidt, VP - Business Process and Project Management at Mutual of Omaha

Topic:  Some companies transform their entire organization to become an Agile Enterprise, while others add Agile to existing processes. Even if you did work for the former, team members' old habits have a way of creeping back in. In either scenario, your team may be suffering from Multiple Methodology Disorder! So, what can you do about it?  In this session, I'll talk about the signs of MMD and how team members can help treat MMD on their team or in their organization and help them become "more Agile." I'll share some tips on influencing change and helping teams through the confusion created when Waterfall activities still exist. In some cases, it may mean leveraging traditional Project Management skills, yet being a true servant leader to motivate others.

General Timeline

5:30-6 PM - Meet your fellow Agilists, Food and Drink Provided

6 PM - Annoucements and Speaker

7 PM - Conversation Cafe

7:30 - Door Prizes and End of Event. (Don't forget to leave feedback on meetup after the event).


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  • Asha S.

    Great meet up and topic! The only suggestion is to have a provision for name badges in the future meetings (just the sticky paper where you could write your name). It would be easier to get to know people for newcomers

    2 · January 14, 2014

    • Nikitas K.

      Yes, thank you for speaking up and for this reminder. If you have any other improvement ideas please don't hesitate!

      January 16, 2014

    • Ron S.

      wish those asking questions would have had a microphone. hard to hear in a large room when they only address the speaker.

      January 16, 2014

  • Raymond P.

    Great speaker and crowd.

    January 16, 2014

  • Michael B.

    Yet another great Meetup, many thanks to the organizers, hosts, speakers, and sponsors that make these possible!

    January 15, 2014

  • Michael L.

    Great presentation on some of the difficulties or starting -- and maintaining -- an effective Agile development process within an organization.

    January 15, 2014

  • Ron S.

    Beth took a very practical approach to introducing Agile into your organization.

    January 15, 2014

  • Darin P.

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences and recommendations with others in the Agile community. Much appreciated!

    January 15, 2014

  • Stephanie S.

    This was a great topic, and by all of the questions that came after, it's really apparent that a lot of folks are eager to talk about it. There is still so much to learn. Thanks.

    January 15, 2014

  • Amie C.

    Beth- great presentation!!

    January 14, 2014

  • Emily R.

    Very inspiring!

    1 · January 14, 2014

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