Santeon Agile Coach to Speak at Agile DC Oct. 8th, 2013
SANTEON COACH TO SPEAK ON AGILE TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION
Santeon has been fortunate enough to participate and/or sponsor the AgileDC conference since its inception. As the conference continues to grow with the rise of Agile development practices, as has our coaching staff. This year one of our coaches will be leading workshops and presentations at the conference. We'll be tweeting and covering the event. Below you'll find the topics and abstracts for each upcoming presentation. Following the conference we will make these presentations available for download in our insight blog.
WHAT IS AGILEDC?
AgileDC 2013 is the largest Agile community organized event in the Washington DC metro area. Designed to bring together Agile thought-leaders and practitioners from government agencies and private industries alike, for an engaging series of talks, workshops and networking opportunities.
Last years conference sold out with 500 registered attendees.
AGILE TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION PRESENTATIONS
Paul Boos - Taking Flight: from Aspiration to Transformational Action
I've been implementing a combination of many concepts into a transformation model that can work for a large organization, starting by helping the organization take ownership of what Agile means to them (personalizing it). This has been performed within the Federal space at varying levels and currently is being used to transform a large Agency. I'll present the differences between an Aspirational Model and an End-State Model and why an Aspirational Model is a better fit for Agile Transformations. From there, I'll discuss different techniques for developing an Aspirational model and how to assess the current state of the organization and its people, and develop strategies and actions for the necessary change management to move towards the organizational Aspiration. The talk will discuss understanding progress and the conceptual change-in-progress limits that we must think of... and how to help the organization become more responsive to change. We'll close with how to create feedback loops on progress for this change management.