An Agile For Executives Morning Seminar & Workshop
Thursday, June 18, Harvard Club, Downtown Boston
Presented by: Rod Collins, former Chief Operating Executive,
Federal Employee Program, Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Companies like Amazon, Google, Whole Foods, Gore Industries and Zappos deliver more value to customers faster by leveraging collaborative networks and enabling their workers to respond quickly to change. But leadership in faster, smarter organizations requires new skills and management techniques.
Here are the videos of the keynote and panel sessions.
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The Role of Vice Presidents and Directors in the Success of Agile Initiatives
The evidence is in and it's compelling: well-executed Agile practices can shorten software project schedules by 30% while also cutting defects on the order of 75%.
Spend a morning with your peer executives as we explore the critical role you play in the success of Agile projects, and ultimately business success by using Agile to embrace change and adapt to the market's competitive demands. Meet those who who have guided Agile transformations and learn how success depends on the skills of the VP and Director roles in leading Agile projects.
You'll have the chance to hear from our keynote speaker, Steve Davi, who was featured in Ken Schwaber's book, Software in 30 days. Steve led SeaChange software engineering through the transformation to Agile, and is currently the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Synacor. He is responsible for their overall software product development as they continue to innovate and launch new products.
In addition, there will be a panel of executives who will discuss their Agile transformation experiences. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and consider Agile development in the context of your own company and situation.
You will then have an opportunity to ask questions and to consider Agile development in the context of your company.
A complimentary breakfast and luncheon are included.
Twitter Hash Tag: #agile4execs
Agile For Executives - May 2012
Highlights from the May 2012 Session
Learn how the world's best companies are succeeding by embracing change and adapting to the competitive demands of the marketplace using Agile.
Senior Vice President, Engineering - Synacor
Bruce Eckfeldt (Moderator) - Managing Director/CEO at Cyrus Innovation
Chad Wright - Director of Management Information Systems at Athena Health
Matt Kaplan - VP Products at LogMeIn
Paula Carroll - VP Quality Operations and Services at TriZetto
Michael Hurst - Director, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Program Management Office
Westin Waltham - Boston
70 3rd Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
7:00AM - 1:30PM (ET)
Agile New England
Agile New England is the leading community of Agile enthusiasts, practitioners and learners in the Northeast. Based in Boston, we are committed to fostering a greater knowledge of the Agile values and practices. We are a learning community focused on broadening our own understanding as well as the spreading that knowledge to the broader community of professionals in the area.