8:00 - 9:00
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15
Keynote George Labelle
"There are no Short Cuts: the good, bad and ugly truth about Agile Transformation"
Management guru, Peter Drucker, once wrote that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
Drucker believed that culture was the principle cause and predictor of profitability in the business world. Today, we see that Drucker was right. Companies that outperform their competition do so because of great cultures.
But what is culture and why is it so elusive? How much time are you spending creating a vibrant, engaged and healthy culture? Better yet, how do you create a vibrant, engaged and innovative culture?
In 2006, George Labelle, CIO of Independent Purchasing Cooperative, set out to change the culture of his technology team from one of stagnation, frustration and disengagement to one where high-performing teams could create incredibly valuable technology assets. In George’s keynote address, he’ll share the good, the bad, and the ugly about what it took to transform his culture to where it is today: the foundational driver for hyper-productive technology teams.
He’ll discuss how to spot a great culture, the leadership blunders that doom culture change and what you and your teams can do today to ensure that your agile transformation will be a huge success.
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30
Every Agile transformation includes pulling out the right approach or framework from the Agile toolkit. Join this panel discussion as leaders from IPC share which approaches were most effective for their respective parts of the organization in adopting a more agile approach.
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:20
Agile Adoption Helpful Hints
Join us for a discussion with two of Thrivent’s Agile Adoption leaders to hear what is working and what has not work so well in their continuing Agile transformation journey. Leverage what Jerry and Jeff have learned at Thrivent to help get your program up and running.
1:20 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:20
5 Easy Ways to get started with Scrum at Home
Have you used Scrum at work and wondered how you can get started at home? If life outside of work is feeling chaotic, Scrum may help you feel better organized and empower your kids. During this session, Stacey Ackerman, agile coach, and her 11-year-old son, Evan, will share how they started using Scrum to manage household chores. Before you leave, you will learn 5 easy ways to jump start Scrum in your home.
2:20 - 2:30
2:30 - 3:30
Jump start from the Product Owner Perspective
Wondering how to jump start Agile or Scrum with a new team at your organization? This session will cover how to start, key success factors, and common pitfalls. As part of this discussion we’ll cover gaining alignment with your leader, team, and key business stakeholders across the organization from the PO perspective.
3:30 - 5:00
On Site Happy Hour