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A Holiday Soirée
JOIN US for the last PSOS meetup of 2018. An evening of celebration, learning, networking, food and more! We are very fortunate to have Deena McKay of Highland Solutions to come and share her wisdom and experience about becoming an agent of change! 6-7 pm Networking with food and drinks 7-8 pm Presentation PRESENTATION: Everyone Wants Change, Yet Nobody Wants to Change Even though Agile is not a new concept, it is new to companies and it's staff who are transitioning to it. And as we know, people are always resistant to change. That's why at this talk will discuss examples of resistance as well as provide insight for approaching the change process. Come ready to discuss and solve your real-world examples of resistance to Agile. And after you leave, be prepared to be a change agent for those who resist the agile methodology. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Deena McKay works at a Business Analyst at Highland Solutions in Chicago, IL. In her role, she assists with creating customer relationship management (CRM) software for small to mid-size businesses. She is also Scrum Master Certified. Additionally, Deena also is the founder and host of the podcast, Black Tech Unplugged. Black Tech Unplugged is a podcast that highlights Blacks who innovate and work in the tech industry. You can find her podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Spotify and www.blacktechunplugged.com. EVENING SPONSOR: Responsive Advisors, whose mission is to provide clients with a holistic approach to agility. Responsive Advisors partners with clients to help create a sustainable culture that is change responsive. Learn more about our Professional Scrum training and agile services at www.responsiveadvisors.com

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Respond by: 12/19/2018

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    Building products as a team requires people at its core. All the advanced technology and modern agile frameworks won't save you from the (often) awkward experience of working with others especially when you're accustomed to working on your own and meeting occasionally with other technologists.

    Discover the PEOPLE side of products and software. This group is for those interested and engaged (sometimes frustrated and flailing) in Product Development. Regardless if your product has anything to do with software, asking the right questions can help you build the right product and that takes people skills. Building up the right team can make all the difference even if you're working with outdated tools and a clumsy delivery process.

    We're focused on helping you and the community be better with the people side of software and as a result, build amazing products.

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