- Conversations as Catalysts: Empowering Agile Teams for Better Business OutcomesLink visible for attendees
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It's right there in the Agile Manifesto - "Individuals and Interactions"! Bringing people together and having conversations can lead to some magical outcomes. In this session, we will discuss five types of cross-functional and cross-organizational meetings that ensure that critical conversations take place, maximizing teamwork, alignment, customer value, and business outcomes. In fact, only one of these five meetings is directly described as an official event in the Scrum Guide.
The five conversations that will be highlighted are product discovery activities, refinement sessions, sprint reviews, program status meetings, and metrics-oriented discussions. We will focus on how our relationship with customers changes when they are engaged in product discovery and sprint review. We will discuss how product discovery and refinement conversations drive better solutions. Finally, we will suggest how program status meetings and metrics-driven conversations can be reimagined to create a much improved relationship between teams and organizational leadership.
We hope this session sparks ideas for how people can incorporate powerful conversations beyond the Scrum team to enable great business and customer outcomes.
About our speaker:
Gary Cohen Gary is a Principal Consultant and Founder at Practical Agility LLC. Gary has led successful organizational change in many organizations both as an internal leader and as an external consultant. He works with companies small (startups), mid-size (growth-focused) and large (Fortune 10), and engages with both executive leadership and with individual product teams to cultivate habits, practices, and structures that lead to long-lasting change and continuous improvement.
- Value Stream Mapping; an important tool for Lean/AgileLink visible for attendees
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Title: Value Stream Mapping; an important tool for Lean/Agile
Abstract: At its core, Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is visualization of the end-2-end process to deliver value to the customer. By mapping out every step in a process and the interaction between these steps, VSM offers a bird's eye view, enabling the team to identify inefficiencies, redundancies, and areas for improvement. If you are looking for a clear understanding of how value is being added and where waste occurs in your workflow, be it
in time, resources, or effort, this webinar is for you. Attendees will come away with a better idea of how Value Stream Maps can facilitate collaboration and encourage continuous improvement.
• Identify the benefits of Value Stream Mapping
• Be able to begin implementing Value Stream Mapping in their own work
• Utilize VSM metrics, tips, and tricks
About our speaker:
CEO of RefineM and Enterprise Agile Coach, NK is a pioneer in Project Management & Agile transformations. In the last 30 years of his career, he has helped thousands of professionals, in companies large and small, learn and implement the best project management and Agile practices. In the past two years alone, he’s trained more than 2,000 team members at a Fortune 50 technology company, helping to create self-managed empowered Agile teams with enhanced time-to-market capabilities.
NK is a seasoned and engaging speaker. He enjoys sharing his learnings at international, national, and regional conferences and training engagements. His speaking engagements include PMI Global Conference, PMI Seminar World, PMI chapter professional development events including a keynote presentation, and numerous RefineM public courses and corporate engagements. A natural storyteller, he draws from his decades of experiences to help audiences absorb and retain concepts and leave feeling inspired with specific action items to lead change in their organizations.
- Leading Through ImperfectionLink visible for attendees
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In the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of leadership, the traditional notion of perfection has given way to a more nuanced and authentic approach. We can spot those who are self-aggrandizing a mile away. Let’s be honest, we thrive on vulnerability because it creates connection. And connection helps others decide to follow our vision.
This conversation explores the concept of "Leading Through Imperfection," emphasizing the significance of embracing one's flaws and vulnerabilities as a leader. We delve into the role of failure in leadership and how learning from mistakes can be a powerful catalyst for personal and professional development. It also addresses the challenges and misconceptions associated with leading through imperfection and provides practical strategies for navigating them.
About our speaker:
Apriel Biggs is a technologist who creates people centered workspaces that allow individuals to bring their whole self to work. She is committed to helping women craft magnificent leadership journeys while maintaining their sense of self. As the founder of Blagile, an organization dedicated to amplifying and elevating Black and Brown voices in agile, Apriel is passionate about creating spaces for technologists to thrive at work.