What we're about

The Tri-Valley/ East Bay Agile Leadership Network (TV/EB-ALN) is a Agile/Lean community based in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area that includes counties of Amador Valley, Livermore Valley, and San Ramon Valley. It includes cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville as well as other East Bay locations in Contra Costa county like Walnut Creek and Concord. Our purpose is to evangelize and educate Agile and Lean skills to our members as well as building our community to serve as a networking platform for those companies in the area using Agile/ Lean methods to create great products. Our members include agile coaches, scrum masters, executives, project managers, product managers, engineers, QA, designers, and many others from Apple, Adobe, Cisco, Comcast Innovation, eBay, Ericsson, The Gap, Good Technology, HP, Language Weaver, LinkedIn, PayPal, PG&E, Visa, Walmart.com, Yahoo! among many other large firms and start-ups. We are associated with the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network with roots to the Bay Area Agile Leadership Network.

Upcoming events (3)

Agile Acrobatics: Dynamic Balancing of Multiple Priorities & Perspectives

Part of successfully navigating the Agile multiverse is mastering the ability to artfully balance and prioritize multiple sets of dynamic opinions. During this session I’ll share three things I’ve found particularly useful in identifying the signal in the noise to create a productive path forward:

• A framework for sorting multiple (sometimes conflicting) opinions.
• A set of powerful questions for making sense of the information you have.
• A tool for quickly illuminating next steps and the start of a path forward.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
The founder @ Responsibly Rogue LLC, Jen Berg is a leadership, innovation and creative mindset coach, trainer, and facilitator. She helps startups, small businesses, and large multi-national corporations build their creative confidence, collaborate powerfully, and listen to each other and to their clients in new ways through her coaching and workshops.

Jen is also a founder of an artisanal ice cream sandwich business, and continues to prototype new flavors frequently! More about Jen: http://www.jenberg.com/

Hosted by the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network and the Tri-Valley Agile Leadership Network

Presented by Hyperdrive Agile

SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework (SELF) Scaling Excellence thru People

For the last 10 years, Agile has been dominated by scaling frameworks such as SAFe, LeSS, and the Spotify Model. Even though Agile is supposed to be "People Over Process", the focus is on process and structures.

What happens when we focus on scaling through people? Michael Sahota joins us to share highlights and the foundation of his framework, SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework (SELF™), from the book “Leading Beyond Change: A Practical Guide to Evolving Business Agility”. SELF provides the maps, models, principles and tools needed to scale excellence. It operates at the level of people – culture and leadership – and amplifies the success of your favorite scaling framework.

This framework can be understood as a way to rethink Agile at an organizational level and it’s application to all new ways of working: Agile, Digital, Lean, etc. At the core is an advanced approach and an integrated understanding of culture, leadership and organizational change.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Michael is the co-creator of the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF) that provides practical step-by-step for the inner and outer shifts needed to unlock Business Agility, Teal and other new ways of working. Michael has trained thousands of leaders worldwide through his highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership Training.

Since 2001, Michael has been guiding success with Agile. As a thought leader, in 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". In 2018, he published “Emotional Science: The Key to High Performance”. Michael’s upcoming book “Leading Beyond Change” will be released Aug 2021. His vision is to support the evolution of leadership capabilities that can create change and impact on a global scale.

Hosted by the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network and the Tri-Valley Agile Leadership Network

Presented by Hyperdrive Agile

Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile

Online event

The Agile movement took us away from big up-front plans, micromanagement, and projects-by-numbers. Yet it dismissed the importance of leadership, structure, forethought, and individual differences. It defined one-size-fits-all practices, often favouring some styles of work over others, and too often defined by frameworks or methodologies that were pushed in an all-or-nothing way by their most ardent advocates. Despite its technical roots, Agile also quickly devalued the importance of engineering. A fresh start was needed: a start that is informed by the first Agile experiment, but that does not hesitate to make major departures: a new beginning. We call it Agile 2.

Learning objectives:
Why Agile needs to change in order to stay relevant
How the Agile 2 values and principles support "true" business agility

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Lisa Cooney is a Principal at Agile 2 Academy, an agile coach, and an instructional systems designer. She is co-author of Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile (2021) and editor of Evolvagility: Growing an Agile Leadership Culture From the Inside Out by Michael Hamman (2019). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Masters Degree in Education, as well as a variety of agile-related certifications. She speaks on the topics of Agile 2, cognitive bias, and developmental feedback. Lisa lives in Vienna, Virginia with her husband and spends time with her children and extended family each summer in Maine.

Hosted by the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network and the Tri-Valley Agile Leadership Network

Presented by Hyperdrive Agile

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