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Speaking to West Central Florida IIBA Chapter Meeting

Speaking to West Central Florida IIBA Chapter Meeting

Date(s) - 09/08/2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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On Tuesday, September 8, I will be speaking to the West Central Florida chapter of the IIBA, the International Institute of Business Analysts.  I will be delivering my talk “Getting Started with Agile: A Guide to Building High Performing Teams”.    Here is a link to the website:  http://tampabay.iiba.org/index.php/chapter-events/event-listing/details/81-getting-started-with-agile-a-guide-to-building-high-performing-teams

Below is a description of my talk:

Agile has exploded in the last decade. Started in the software industry, Agile has now gone mainstream and is being adopted by a wide range of organizations. This rapid growth can be attributed to its core principles of delivering customer value quickly, while seamlessly dealing with change.

Due to this growth, there is a ton of online information about how best to become Agile. Many training courses focus on adopting an “Agile Mindset” or learning a prescribed framework like Scrum. Blog articles discuss specific Agile practices, like the daily standup meeting, while webinars promise increased ROIs and customer satisfaction. For newcomers, this information can be overwhelming, especially for those assessing if Agile is even applicable to them.

What is lacking is a clear guide on how to get started. This talk will explain why every Agile journey must begin with the formation of independent, cross-functional teams that do not require assistance from outside resources to deliver value. We will focus on how to create high performing Agile teams by instilling a culture of accountability and transparency. Finally, we will review the critical Agile practices to which every team must adhere with commitment and discipline.