DAN LE FEBVRE on: SUSTAINING AGILITY
In simplest terms, Agile adoption is about change. Changing our team structures, changing how we make decisions, changing how we deliver software. As we know, however, Agile adoption is anything but simple. Yes, frameworks like Scrum and Kanban can be simple to understand, but implementing them effectively in the real world can be daunting.
Attend this session to get a deeper understanding of the forces at work during an Agile adoption. We’ll show you how the status quo attempts to maintain itself and how to go about installing mechanisms the help you slide the staus quo toward Agile’s desired state. A state of sustainability.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Agile transistion dymanics through Force Field Analysis
- Designing and developing impediment removal mechanisms
- Managing fear and conflict during Agile adoption
- Creating internal communites of practice
- Adopting Agile in the annual project planing process
NOTE: This event is being held at Sungard in Boston. To accommodate security, registration will be closed at Midnight on Tue 7/24. Walk-ins will not be allowed to attend. Please be sure to register in advance for this event and bring a photo ID.
3:30 PM Agile Manifesto Introduction
4:00 PM Break with light food, beverage
4:20 PM MAIN EVENT: SUSTAINING AGILITY with Dan LeFebvre
5:20 PM DONE
5:30PM DONE DONE
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dan LeFebvre is the founder of DCL Agility, LLC, a provider of agile and Scrum coaching, training, and transition services. He is a Certified Scrum Coach with over twenty years in software product development as a developer, manager, director, and coach. He has been applying agile practices to successfully deliver products since 2003.
Dan helps software engineering organizations improve quality and productivity. After successfully delivering software products in diverse industries, he has developed a strong passion for helping organizations create great products and teams.
Dan spent two years as the internal agile coach for Kronos, Boston-based Software Company, where he coordinated and implemented Scrum in the 700 person engineering organization across all sites including Massachusetts, Atlanta, Chicago, Oregon, Montreal, British Columbia, Belgium and India. This resulted in increased visibility into the development process and a reduction in defects by 60% in 18 months.
Dan holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University. He is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, and the first Certified Scrum Coach in New England. He has contributed articles to Scrum Alliance and Boston SPIN. He has presented at Scrum Gatherings, agile conferences, and agile user groups around the country.
NOTE: This is a AGILE BOSTON/DOWNTOWN event. The venue is:
100 HIGH STREET, 19th Floor
BOSTON MA 02110
Please enter the building through the 100 High Street entrance. You must check in with security at the front lobby with a photo ID and get a temporary pass. After getting your temporary pass, take the elevator to the 19th floor. The conference room can be seen after exiting the elevator.