BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON! June 30 2015

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This is THE conference

for innovators and change makers

in every kind of organization

who are responsible for enabling BUSINESS AGILITY and SELF MANAGEMENT

across their entire enterprise…beyond software.

 

 

This event answers these questions:

  • How can we consistently stay ahead of nimble start-ups, and other relentless competition?

  • How can we apply Agile more greatly, across our entire organization?

  • What techniques have others used to get their entire enterprise on an Agile footing?

  • What must executive leadership DO to foster Agile thinking across the enterprise, beyond software?

  • How can we retain our most adaptive people…and recruit the best Agile talent?

 

 

BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON:

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PMI and SCRUM ALLIANCE MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE!

REGARDING PDUs and SEUs:

ATTENDEES CAN EARN SEUs from SCRUM ALLIANCE and PDU’s from PMI

Learn now to earn “CATEGORY C” SEUs FROM SCRUM ALLIANCE (link)

Learn how to earn “CATEGORY 8 & 9” PDUs from PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (link)

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THE THEME:

“FROM SMALL STEPS TO BIG CHANGES”

WHEN AND WHERE:

JUNE 30, BOSTON

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BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON is the place for leaders…

…who are expected to help TRANSFORM their enterprises.

 

 

 

BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON is the place…

…for gaining know-how of very specific tools & techniques…

…techniques that can rapidly shift your org from a slow-to-respond, slow-to-adapt stance…

…to a nimble, responsive, adaptive, Agile stance.

 

 

 

This is the conference for every kind of leader…

…in every kind of organization…

…business leaders are seeking tools and techniques for making BUSINESS AGILITY a reality.

 

 

   BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON is the place

to meet and interact with others leaders…

…from other organizations…

…leaders who are seeking actionable tools and techniques…

…to bring business agility to their entire enterprise…

…to every aspect of the business… beyond software.

 

 

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Here are the steps for claiming your PDUs:

Notes Claiming PDUs under Category B (Continuing Education) (link)

PMI Guidance on how to claim Category B PDUs (link)

How to submit a PDU claim: Step-by-Step from PMI (link)

 

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
  • How to get consistently higher performance from your organization by REDESIGNING YOUR MEETINGS

 

  • How to consistently engage customers, leaders, team members and managers by leveraging FACILITATION techniques

 

  • How to port Agile principles and practices to the entire enterprise, BEYOND SOFTWARE: Hear experience reports from those who have ACTUALLY DONE IT

 

  • How to reduce the number of meetings, and increase the throughput of the the meeting you do have

 

  • How to create high-performance interactions that help foster a high performance organization by using PROTOCOLS

 

  • How to build and use facilitation skills to create more innovation, adaptability and a rapid response to change, in your organization

 

  • Learn How to Find and Use Culture Technology. By attending this conference you will discover  proven organizational frameworks and meeting designs that increase productivity and results. You’ll learn about collaborative meeting formats like Open Space, World Cafe and more….and HOW TO APPLY THEM

 

 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

 

  • EXECUTIVES who are responsible for creating a responsive, adaptive enterprise that is SELF MANAGING

 

  • DIRECTORS who are responsible for better results for their departments and divisions

 

  • HR MANAGERS who are charged with increasing the level of employee engagement at work, as well as retaining in-house expertise and talent

 

  • TRAINING MANAGERS who are responsible for creating and maintaining an adaptive, innovative workforce

 

  • LINE MANAGERS who have authority to hire and fire employees, and convene meetings

 

  • PROJECT MANAGERS responsible for completing projects with results that delight customers and stakeholders

 

  • TEAM MEMBERS who design and build software and other complex products

 

  • INTERNAL & EXTERNAL AGILE COACHES who want to improve their skill-set and know-how in encouraging enterprise Agile… beyond software

 

 

 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Our GOLD Sponsor:

RALLY Software

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Our participating sponsors include:

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THE SPEAKERS

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ALLISON MNOOKIN

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 2.57.18 PMAllison Mnookin is an executive and General Manager with direct experience bringing business agility to her entire high growth business.

She led her leadership team and her 200+ person organization through the many twists & turns of Agile adoption. Using an open, flexible approach, she and the engineering leader in her organization introduced Agile principles & practices to their organization.  Her own executive business team also adopted the Scrum methodology, on an experimental basis, initially for 3 months in support of the engineering & product management teams adoption.  Her leadership team continues to work in this way over 16 months later.  They hold daily standup meetings, utilize an online backlog-management tool, have month-long iterations, plan with quarterly epic-planning events, and hold a “leadership team demo” presented to the entire 200+ person organization during their monthly All-Hands meeting.

 

 

At this conference, Allison is our expert on Executive-level Agile. Allison conveys and teaches the lessons learned, as her leadership team and her entire 200++ person organization continues to implement business agility across the whole  enterprise.

 

 

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SALLY ELATTA

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 7.48.31 AMSally Elatta is Enterprise Transformation Coach and President of Agile Transformations Inc. She is the creator of Agile Team Health Radar
She is a transformer, someone who is passionate about helping teams and organizations do what they do better. She works for moments when individuals, teams and leaders begin to realize how much more potential they can unlock once they understand why work isn’t flowing the right way and keep an open mind to the cultural and personal change needed for success. Sally comes from a technical background, being a software engineer and architect but now I’m in love with seeing enterprise level transformations succeed within technology teams and beyond. I love strategizing with executives who have the vision, passion and ‘courage’ to make real transformations happen!At this conference, Sally is our expert on AGILE METRICS. will explain and teach how to measure and manage the leading indicators of team health during the implementation of business agility across the organization. These measures of team health tend to precede lagging, correlated changes in other Key Performance Indicators.

 

 

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DANIEL MEZICK

Daniel MezickDANIEL MEZICK has played a pivotal role in dozens of Agile adoptions as an executive and Agile coach since 2007. Daniel is an author and keynote speaker, and serves on the board of the Open Space Institute USA.
He is the formulator of Open Agile Adoption, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility using Open Space Technology. He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME, a book describing sixteen patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. Daniel’s client list includes CapitalOne, INTUIT, Zappos Insights, CIGNA, SEIMENS Healthcare, CIGNA Insurance and many smaller enterprises.Daniel brings expertise in changing your culture though changing your MEETINGS. At this conference, he will teach specific ways to redesign meetings that immediately lead to higher performance.   In this conference he will also teach how to use the Open Space meeting format to quickly and successfully get enterprise-wide traction with business agility.

 Daniel is also one of your hosts from Agile Boston. Agile Boston is the Agile-community user group organization that has arranged BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON and is hosting this event. Learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.

 

 

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Explore THE CULTURE GAME: TOOLS FOR THE AGILE MANAGER from Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOE TINDAL

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 8.34.12 AMJoe Tindal is the Enterprise Agile Champion at MASTERCAM located in Tolland CT. For the past 3 years MASTERCAM has developed their Agile adoption to include not just software engineering but also Marketing, Sales and the Executive leadership team. Three years into their Agile adoption, MASTERCAM continues to learn and has reached impressive levels of enterprise-wide Business Agility. MASTERCAM has used many coaches and consultants over the years  to achieve their current level of enterprise-wide agility.

Joe is our expert on the stages of Agile adoption and Business Agility. Come and hear what he has to say as he tells the MASTERCAM story about the trials and tribulations of reaching enterprise-wide Business Agility

Reference Link: www.MasterCam.com

 

 

 

ELLEN GOTTESDIENER

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 3.00.13 PMEllen Gottesdiener, founder and Principal with EBG Consulting, is an internationally recognized facilitator, coach, trainer, and speaker. She is an expert in Agile product and project management practices, product envisioning and roadmapping, business analysis and requirements, retrospectives, and collaboration.

Ellen works with global clients and speaks at numerous industry conferences. Ellen’s most recent book, co-authored with Mary Gorman,  Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis provides the essentials planning and analysis practices you need to deliver high-value products. Ellen is author of two other acclaimed books on requirements: Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger.

Ellen is our expert on roadmapping and building a backlog of well-defined, prioritized requirements for business teams. She will teach business teams how to have great conversations about product requirements so they discover to deliver the right product for the right customer at the right time.
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FRANK TINO

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 12.34.17 PMFrank Tino has direct experience bringing business agility into organizations. At this conference he tells those leadership stories… and the difficult lessons learned.

Working in a leadership capacity, Frank has championed the spread of Agile in three different organizations. Frank brings that experience directly into this conference, along with over 30+ years of experience in developing and managing software projects.

Frank is currently the Director of Product Development for Intuit managing the Engineering and Operations teams for Quickbase.  Prior to that he was CTO for the Game Show Network.  He’s also held VP roles at Vela Systems (acquired by Autodesk), Connected Corporation (acquired by Iron Mountain), and Revenio (acquired by Vignette).

At this conference, Frank is our expert on implementing Agile. He is speaking to directly to people in Director and VP level roles who are pondering how to implement and improve enterprise-wide Agile results. He will explain what worked for him (and what didn’t!) when encouraging  the spread of Agile principles across software development teams, and the wider enterprise.

 

 

ERIC WILLEKE

Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 7.39.23 AMEric Willeke is an experienced transformation consultant with deep Agile expertise and an extensive history of working with enterprise customers. Eric guides Rally’s largest customers through their complex Agile adoption and transformation efforts, helping them build capability to sustainably and successfully deliver on the needs of their business.

Since joining Rally, Eric has worked with a broad range of Fortune 500 companies in the technology, media, insurance, financial services, and healthcare industries. As both an individual consultant and leader of a Rally coaching team, his work includes advising executives, facilitating planning meetings and release trains, identifying and mitigating adoption risks, helping enterprises train internal coaches, teaching SAFe and Kanban training classes, and guiding and mentoring other Rally coaches.

Eric has earned SPC, AKT, KCP, CSP, and CSM certifications, as well as various technical certifications, throughout his career. He has served on the program committee for the Agile 201x conference series and as the lead editor for the Proceedings of the LSSC conference series, and speaks frequently at conferences around the world.

 

 

 

MICHAEL HERMAN

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 2.59.17 PMMichael Herman is recognized internationally as a leader in the practice of Open Space Technology. He founded and manages the OpenSpaceWorld.org global practice website, has served on the board of the Open Space Institute USA, has authored/edited numerous articles on the practice of Open Space. He is an active, innovative contributor to the international development of the practice.

Michael has facilitated meeting and development processes for United Airlines, Schlumberger, BP/Amoco, the Agile Alliance, the cities of Aspen, Buffalo, and Milwaukee, the NGO Federation of Nepal, and many other youth, corporate, community and government organizations. He has led training and practice workshops and helped create local practice groups in Alaska, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Ireland, Australia, Canada and the US.

Michael’s formal training is in Economics, Finance and Healthcare Administration, at Indiana University and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Learn more at www.MichaelHerman.com

At this conference Michael is our expert on FACILITATION for business agility. At this event, he teaches how to achieve HIGH PERFORMANCE THU FACILITATION through various sessions throughout the day..

 

 

 

 

 

DEB PONTES

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Deb brings several years of experience across 4 different Agile adoptions, most recently the Quickbase unit of INTUIT.

 

At this conference, Deb is our resident expert in the essential  Enterprise Agile Champion role. She explains the various kinds of trouble and triumphs that occur when bringing business agility to the wider enterprise. She also teaches what to look for, how to head off trouble, and how to quickly effectively encourage business agility across the enterprise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD KASPEROWSKI

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 10.49.30 AMRichard Kasperowski is the author of THE CORE PROTOCOLS: A GUIDE TO GREATNESS (seel related links below.)

He works as an Agile trainer and coach, Open Space facilitator, and Core Protocols trainer and coach. Richard helps people, teams, and organizations understand what they have, discover and align around what they want, and then transform to get it. He has worked with some of the largest (and smallest) technology companies in the world, helping them get better outcomes.

Follow Richard on Twitter at @rkasper, read more about him at www.kasperowski.com, and email him at richard@kasperowski.com.

At this conference, Richard is the resident expert on the use of interaction protocols as a tool of business agility. He will explain and teach how to use specific interaction protocols to help business teams get aligned, get clear, and  orient themselves in the direction of great results.

 

 

 

 

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HEANG LE

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 2.37.25 PMHeang Ly is an expert on collaboration, facilitation, and group process. As Director of Consulting and Training at The Center for Teen Empowerment, Heang provides seminars and consulting using Teen Empowerment’s Moving Beyond Icebreakers interactive approach to leading meetings, facilitating, and managing groups. For more information about the organization’s powerful work in the community, visit teenempowerment.org. Ms. Ly has been with the Center for Teen Empowerment for seven years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in Psychology and Education as well as a Master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy.

At this conference, Heang is our expert in the use of interactive group activities as a tool for enabling more enterprise business agility. You’ll also learn the “hows and whys” of structured group interactions and facilitation for solving a variety of problems.

 

 

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CAROL DANIEL KASBARI

 

Carol Daniel KasbariCarol Daniel Kasbari is our subject matter expert on conflict, conflict processing, and conflict resolution inside organizations.

She is a veteran facilitator for groups in conflict in the Middle East since 1995. Her op-ed articles on Jerusalem and reflections on the Israeli Palestinian dialogue were published widely in several languages internationally in Washington Post, NY times and media outlets in the Middle East.

She has worked with numerous groups such as senior media professionals, high school educators, women activists and many others in Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Greece and Bosnia.  She was the co-founder and director of the Israeli Palestinian Media Forum (IPMF) and a consultant for UNESCO’s division of Freedom of Expression for 8 years. She is well known in the region for her capability to create partnerships among organizations and people in conflict and has succeeded to gain the trust of Palestinians and Israelis actors personally and professionally.

In 2003 she produced the only co-production ever between Israeli and Palestinian official TV stations, a documentary “On the Road to Dialogue” which was co-broadcasted simultaneously on PBC and Channel 2 to give a message of tolerance and hope in the heat of the second Intifada. In 2011, she held a powerful TEDx talk on “Going beyond the Dialogue of Words” to illustrate through her personal experience the numerous ways to act and reach out to the other, to cross the emotional and physical borders to create a dialogue of actions.

She holds B.A in Sociology and Anthropology, and Master degree in NGO Administration and Public Policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a PhD student at the prestigious school of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, and Graduate Research assistant at the school.

 

 

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YOUR HOSTS:

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Gary Lavine and Daniel Mezick designed the BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON event and also serve as your hosts during the day.

 

 

 

DANIEL MEZICK

DANDaniel MezickIEL MEZICK is a member of the leadership team of Agile Boston and is co-Event-Lead for the BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON event.

 

 

 

GARY LAVINE
Gary LavineGARY LAVINE is a member of the leadership team of Agile Boston and a Senior Consultant with Perkin-Elmer One Source, a firm specializing in supporting pharmaceutical laboratories. Gary obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Michigan State University in 1998 and was then awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the NIH.  Over the course of his career he has worked on a number of unique projects, from developing applications on a one-of-a-kind prototype instrument to more recently developing a new method for confirming the sequence of short strands of RNA. This work has led to a variety of technical publications.

 

 

 

 

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Please consider the generous sponsors of BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON:

 

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE & AGENDA: 

0915AM Opening & Welcome

0930AM Short Plenary Presentations

1015AM BREAK FOR COFFEE

1030AM Panel Discussion Part 1

1100AM Panel Discussion Part 2 (start)

1115AM BREAK FOR COFFEE

1130AM Panel Discussion Part 2 (continued…)

1145AM Panel Discussion Part 3

1215PM BREAK FOR LUNCH- also some great activities and LIVE music at lunch !

0100PM OPEN SPACE OPENING CIRCLE

0130PM OPEN SPACE small SESSIONS

0215PM OPEN SPACE small SESSIONS

0300PM OPEN SPACE small SESSIONS

0345PM INTEGRATION OF LEARNING- facilitated whole-room session

0430PM Closing Circle

0500PM DONE-Beer/wine/snacks after-event social

 

 

 

New to Open Space? Learn more here:

ABOUT OPEN SPACE: “OST” EXPLAINED: http://www.openspaceworld.org/cgi/wiki.cgi?AboutOpenSpace

BRIEF HISTORY of OPEN SPACE: http://www.openspaceworld.com/brief_history.htm

THE BRIEF USERS GUIDE to OPEN SPACE: http://www.openspaceworld.com/users_guide.htm

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Figure: Some of the key principles of Open Space Technology

 

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CONFERENCE VENUE

NERD Center

Microsoft New England R&D Center

1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (857) 453-6000

 

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LODGING

We have a limited # or rooms at the MARRIOT for “just” $309 with tax. (Regular price? $459!) Call The MARRIOT at 1-800-331-3131 and mention AGILE CULTURE CONFERENCE to book your rooms.

Other options: Explore lodging options here: http://web.mit.edu/institute-events/visitor/stay.html

The event is near the Kendall Square T stop. Get your Boston T/subway system map here: http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/

AirBnB is also a great way to find great lodging options: AirBnB for Cambridge MA June 25-27

 

 

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Interested in sponsoring BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON 2015? Click here to learn more: Contact Us By Email

Please consider the generous sponsors of BUSINESS AGILITY BOSTON:

 

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  eliassen-group