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Agile 101 for February 5, 2015
David Grabel

David Grabel

 

Topic: Servant Leadership for Functional Managers

Should managers be servant leaders, just like Scrum Masters?

Managers are taught to allow their teams to self-organize, to stop assigning work, and to stop dictating implementation. Product Owners define the "what.” What’s left for managers to do?

Servant leadership in the context of the Agile principles provides a path for traditional Engineering and QA managers to become leaders. Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches need to truly understand servant leadership in order to buy clomid help managers on their journey from managing to leading. This hands-on workshop will help participants take servant leadership from a buzzword to a guiding principle. Drawing on the just try! cialis approved writings of Robert Greenleaf and true-life servant leaders, the participants will work through their challenges to define the job description of buy cheap nolvadex today’s functional managers in tomorrow’s Agile world.

Led by David Grabel and Shyam Kumar

Shyam Kumar

Shyam Kumar

David Grabel is President of Agile New England and an Agile coach helping enterprises adopt Agile at the team and enterprise level. He has introduced Scrum, Kanban, XP, and SAFe at  small and delende.com large organizations and helped develop a process for integrating Lean UX design with Scrum delivery teams. Recent clients include Trizetto, Bose, and PayPal. Previously positions included Vice President of Engineering at Monetrics, Vice President of Product Technology at Thomson Gale Group, and Vice President of Development at Politzer & Haney. David has an MS in Applied Math and Computer Science from Harvard and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Math from Columbia University, and is certified as CSM, CSP & SPC.

Shyam Kumar is a Senior Agile Adviser and Principle Enterprise Agile Coach at UST-Global. He has consulted and coached teams on Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Lean and Kanban. He is a Certified ScrumMaster, a Certified Scrum Product Owner, and a Certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant. Shyam is an active participant in Boston-area and we use it cialis low price national Agile communities, including Agile New England, Agile Coaching Community, Agile Alliance, and the Lean-Kanban community.


Agile 101 and Kanban 101 courses run from 6:00 to 6:45 during the networking period of the monthly meeting. A sign-up sheet is levitra soft posted at 5:30 near the check-in table. Capacity is limited to 10 people per class, and sign-up  is first come, first served.

 
Agile and Innovation, Being Responsive Without Losing Your Way: Hugh Beyer

February 5, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Hugh Beyer

Hugh Beyer

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Topic:

Agile is great for fast, responsive design to specific problems. What happens when you want to respond quickly, but still want to pursue disruptive innovation over months and years? How can Agile feed a long-term strategic view--and how can a long-term strategy feed Agile? Hugh will talk about what a long-term vision looks like, with examples from industry, and how to lowest price propecia best think about the generic viagra without prescription us pharmacy care and feeding of such a vision.

About the speaker:

Hugh is a UX designer and thought leader with extensive experience in a wide variety of industries and product types. He has a strong track record creating innovative designs through user research, needs analysis, ideation and iteration, and of guiding teams through these activities.

Hugh is also a thought leader and www.luckyrentals.co.nz innovator in the area of Agile Development, working with agile teams since 2004. He wrote one of find cialis no prescription required the first papers on integrating UX techniques with agile in 2004, and has published a book on User-Centered Agile Methods.

 

 
Kanban 101 for January 8, 2015
Ajay Reddy

Ajay Reddy

Exploring How Kanban Offers New Dimensions in helping the Scrum Master Role

The Scrum Master plays a critical role in Scrum.  He or she is charged with helping the team resolve impediments.  He or she is responsible for helping the team "keep things moving."  These responsibilities come with many challenges. In this session we’ll lead a discussion on cialis dose how Kanban can provide additional capabilities to aid a Scrum Master.

 

About the session leaders:

Ajay Reddy has coached several teams in Scrumban and Kanban in the last five years. He founded Code Genesys, an Agile-Kanban boutique in 2009 and ScrumDo, a Scrumban tool in 2010, with the express purpose of facilitating Agile implementations. His most recent production is the GetScrumban game has been a valuable learning aid to teach Flow principles to Scrum teams. He is the Chief Product Strategist for ScrumDo.com -now used in 145 countries. Twitter: @ajrdy

Jack Speranza

Jack Speranza

Jack Speranza leads operations for Code Genesys.  In addition to serving as a trainer and coach, Jack’s passionate about maximizing the impact of technology throughout a business.  He’s implemented Kanban as a management framework across non-IT operations, and enjoys contributing to the creation of high-performing organizations.  Jack teaches the Entrepreneurship Capstone at Clark University, and has served on the University’s  Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program Board of Advisors for the past several years.

 
A Systems Approach to Modern Leadership: Matt Barcomb

Jan 08,2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Matt Barcomb

Matt Barcomb

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Topic:

Many organizational change initiatives fail due to cialis fedex overnight shipping lackluster leadership support. This should not surprise us as we often find that just below the surface nothing has changed. We should not expect organizations to transform if we don't design an ecosystem that allows emergence and growth to thrive.

The future of leadership lies in the ability to cultivate this ecosystem. Modern leaders need to facilitate continuous change by seeing their organization as a system while simultaneously embracing uncertainty.

Attendees will leave this session with the ability to facilitate pragmatic practices they can use immediately to apply fundamental concepts about systems and uncertainty.

About the speaker:

Matt (@mattbarcomb) is a product development specialist with a penchant for organization design. He works with companies to turn software development into a core competency by integrating product development activities with business practices.

Matt takes a pragmatic, systems approach to improvement, working with stakeholders throughout medium and large organizations. He has experience working with product management and software delivery teams as well as executive leadership teams, sales, services, and operations in a variety of industries.

Matt enjoys challenging mental models, simplifying the seemingly complex, and uncovering the "why" behind the "what". He shares his experiences, questions and plaisirdecreer.be ideas at www.odbox.co

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Wiki Management: The Future of Management Has Already Arrived!

Dec 04, 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Rod Collins

Rod Collins

Topic:

Conventional management thought assumes that command-and-control is the most effective way to viagra 50 mg organize the efforts of cialis price in canada large numbers of people, but rapid change and increasing complexity have rendered that model obsolete. As a result, most managers today lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in world where new technologies have made collaborative networks smarter and faster than top-down hierarchies.

Designing organizations to succeed in a time of great change demands a new and very different model—Wiki Management. Discover a revolutionary new business world where leaders are catalysts and facilitators rather than bosses, workers are highly engaged in shaping strategic thinking and operational practices, and business processes are designed around what’s most important to customers. Learn how a new breed of innovative business leaders have completely overhauled the we choice discount brand viagra pfizer ways we build organizations and why, despite being hidden in plain sight, the future of management has already arrived!

About the speaker:

Rod Collins is http://festivalhealth.com/cialis-on-line-canada the Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors, a national management consulting firm. Rod is leading expert on the next generation of business management. He works with forward thinking business leaders who understand that managing great change means changing how we manage. Rod is the former Chief Operating Executive of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, one of the nation's largest and levitra 20 most successful business alliances, which today has over $30 billion in annual revenues. Under his leadership, the business experienced its greatest five-year growth period in its 50-plus year history, as year after year, it set new records for operational and financial performance.

Rod is also the author of recommended site buy cialis without prescription Wiki Management: A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World (AMACOM Books, 2014). His previous book, Leadership in a Wiki World: Leveraging Collective Knowledge to Make the Leap to Extraordinary Performance, won the 2011 EVVY book award for Business/Finance.

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