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Changing Ways: Organizational Change in an Agile World
Hello Agilists, I would like to invite you to join me on Tuesday 3/20 at 6:30pm. I am honored to have Shawn Presson with us to present Changing Ways: Organizational Change in an Agile World. Title Changing Ways: Organizational Change in an Agile World Abstract IT standards, models, best practices, and methods have emerged throughout the past 65 years. Some have stuck and some have faded away. Often their success or failure has less to do with the merit of a given approach, and more to do with how it is understood and accepted. Change itself as the problem is the proverbial elephant in the room that no one wants to speak about. And approaches to it often resemble the proverbial men who describe the part of the elephant they encountered, but without understanding the whole. This session will explore some of the basic concepts of organizational change and the mechanics of making it happen. Bio Shawn Presson is an Agile Coach with a passion for setting people up to succeed. He has worked with numerous methods, standards, and models, and has evolved a pragmatic view of tools and methods. He does not believe in silver bullets, but does believe that some approaches have been through “trial by fire” and are worth using – until they encounter a situation where they don’t work. Shawn has worked with many organizations internationally undertaking organizational change, and finds that the superiority of any given approach usually is lost on those who can only see the disruption it presents. His approach addresses this by seeking analogies and ways forward that make change (relatively) untraumatic. Outline 6:30 - 7:00 Food and Networking 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation Parking 1. Please head toward parking garage (located next to CapitalOne building) and let Security know that you are with Agile NOVA. Security will direct you to visitors parking. 2. Once parked proceed to P3 to enter the building then check in with security officer on duty (security desk located inside the building). Thanks to Capital One for hosting the space and providing the food.

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