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How to create an environment for your teams to truly thrive by Brian Wills
As a leader, have you wondered how to create an environment for your Agile teams to truly thrive? If you answered yes, you’ll want to come to this workshop to learn how leaders can "FORM" an Agile Ecosystem including: Fun work environment, Obstacle removal, Rewarding teams, and Mentoring and coaching teams. Brian and other members of the Agile Mentoring Program (AMP) “Movement” are providing this model for free because they're tired of most Agile transformations failing due to 11 "giants" who are out to mess with your Agility! It is this Movement's mission to "Uncover better ways of producing valuable, working Agile Transformations by doing it and helping others do it through the Agile Mentoring Program (AMP), a self-organizing cell-division framework." Oh, and did we mention that it's all free?!? :) AMP has been used successfully at Western Digital, Symantec, HP, Disney, EXL, Nova/ProMatch, and various consulting companies so come join the fun and learn how to make your Agile Transformation rock, too! AGENDA: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Networking 7:00 PM - 7:10 PM Welcome & Introduction 7:10 PM - 8:10 PM Agile Speaker 8:10 PM - 8:30 PM Q&A 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Networking & Wrap-Up ABOUT Brian Willis https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmwills Mr. Wills is the President of MaxAgility Corporation and also the VP of Agile Transformation Services at Bridgeport Digital. He is an innovative and insightful leader, focused on helping others progress on their Agile Journey. Brian collaborated with other colleagues in our Agile Community to create the freely-available Agile Mentoring Program (AMP) so that transformations would thrive after consultants leave a client. His experience has spanned from the High-Tech industry in Silicon Valley to Global Finance in NYC. Brian frequently speaks on the topics of mentoring, leadership, transformation and culture change to help others continuously improve in a conference, open space and, especially, one-on-one format. In his spare time, he enjoys leading the Silicon Valley Lean Lunch Meetup and spending time with his wife and children in Santa Clara, California. Mr. Wills holds numerous Agile certifications including ICP-Agile Coach (ICP-ACC), Certified LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) Practitioner (CLP), SAFe SPC, CSM, CSPO, CSP, and PMP.

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6140 Stoneridge Mall Rd Room 174 · Pleasanton, ca

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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.

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