Expert Agile Club

Events Calendar

Events

The Expert Agile Club partners with various industry experts, respected leaders and highly accomplished individuals to speak and share their knowledge and expertise with our community's members. These events are free for all our club's members. 

Aug 10, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Importance of Providing Psychological Safety in Scaling Agile Delivery

Cuneyt started his professional career in 2001 before graduating in Computer Science with a Management Information Systems Master's degree. As an IT specialist, hewas upgrading and servicing Hardware and Software for the NSU School of Business Department. Within a year or so, after my graduation, he was promoted to an IT manager to supervise IT specialists. Meanwhile, he has also started managing different-scale projects within the department. Since then, he has been an actively contributing member of the project and program management community focusing on agile delivery. Inevitably, scaling agile for enterprises has become his latest passion based on the industry needs. Macy’s, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Bank of the west are my latest enterprise-level assignments in scaling agile delivery, and working with the program and portfolio-level executives. 

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Aug 3, 6 PM EST - Webinar - 12 Best Practices of Facilitation

Jatin is a result-oriented IT professional with over 10+ years of hands-on in Business/Agile Transformation, Direction, Program/Project Management Consulting & Application Development experience. 
Training, Mentoring, Coaching, Leading, Planning, and Executing various types of programs/projects from inception to development to implementation to transition to transformation to support while demonstrating abilities in the execution of numerous multiple IT projects. 

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Aug 3, 6 PM EST - Webinar - 12 Best Practices of Facilitation

Jatin is a result-oriented IT professional with over 10+ years of hands-on in Business/Agile Transformation, Direction, Program/Project Management Consulting & Application Development experience. 
Training, Mentoring, Coaching, Leading, Planning, and Executing various types of programs/projects from inception to development to implementation to transition to transformation to support while demonstrating abilities in the execution of numerous multiple IT projects. 

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July 14, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Distributing the Human Work to Lower Human Debt

With a background in Psychology as well as Technology, Duena is on a crusade to see lasting change in our VUCA world, to help companies avail themselves of Agile and the new ways of work while eradicating their HumanDebtTM. An international keynote speaker, influencer, blogger and author of “Emotional Banking” and “People Before Tech: The Importance of Psychological Safety and Teamwork in the Digital Age”, Duena is also the Co-Founder and CEO of PeopleNotTech -a company designing a revolutionary team performance enhancing work-tool - the world’s first solution to check and increase Psychological Safety for teams.

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July 13, 7 PM EST - Webinar - "Building the Million Dollar Agile Team"

Greg Mester of 5amMesterScrum is an Agile Cheerleader, Trainer, Coach, Scrum Master, Keynote Speaker, and Entrepreneur working together with people and organizations, large and small, to help them bring about what they want in life and business. Greg loves getting teams to work at an enjoyable, sustainable pace, so they have time to enjoy life while producing valuable and timely customer solutions. You can catch him daily on his #5amMesterScrum video and podcast show. He is on about every social media platform with millions of views and 10Kplus connections and is open to connecting and sharing with everyone interested in agile or business. 

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June 29, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Agile Mindset and Emotional Intelligence, Is There a Link?

Carl Shea is first and foremost just a human being sharing this planet with all of its children. He serves as an Executive & Transformation Coach – Enterprise Agility with Tata Consulting Services (TCS). He specializes in Large Scale Agile & Digital Transformations, with a focus on the evolution of Agile Mindsets in support of the process and practice adoptions of Agility. He is certified in Leadership and Emotional Intelligence coaching, as well as, several Expert level Agile Coaching designations.  Carl truly believes he cannot fix a single thing as a coach, but, maybe; just maybe he can trigger some insight for others to begin a new journey of discovery. 

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June 22, 7 PM EST - Webinar - From Theoretical Agile Strategy to Operational Agile Implementation

With more than 15 years of experience in IT Management with an international exposure (France, Luxembourg, Canada), Kamel Djellal started his career as a software developer. 

From architect to Project Manager to startup founder, he finally settled in Canada in 2020 as a Director at Larochelle Groupe Conseil, a firm with core competence in Data analytics, software development & Management consulting. 

He has experienced Agile transformation with several big companies acting as a scrum master, a coach or a change leader. 

He is passionate about the agile transformation, innovation and helping people to drive them from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. 

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June 15, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Elevating Flow: The Flow System and How It Changes Transformation Conversations

Tim Dickey enlisted in the United States Navy after high school graduation.  His service started in the submarine force and ended by supporting deployed special operations units. With multiple shipboard and boots on the ground deployments, he has worked with top, high-performing teams. He served on both active and reserve duty for nearly 25 years until his retirement in 2016 when he learned servant-leadership in the crucible.  

Dickey worked for Carnival Cruise Lines, Verizon, IBM, and now Improving Enterprises.  He is a consultant working as a Scrum Master for an energy sector company.  He graduated from Excelsior College earning a Bachelor of Science (Computer and Information Systems) and a Master of Arts (Global Strategies). 

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June 1, 7 PM EST - Webinar - What is the Hidden History of Agile and How Can its Secrets Help You Fulfill Your Potential?

Rudolph A Johnson is an Agile Transformation Coach, Business Innovation Consultant, Economic Theorist, Agile Historian 

  • 12 years of experience as an Agile Transformation Coach for Fortune 1000 clients 
  • 20+ years experience as a trainer in Advanced Customer Service and Conflict Resolution 
  • A 15-year student of Austrian Economic Theory 
  • 5 years experience as a Business Innovation Consultant 

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May 25, 7 PM EST - Webinar - How to Run Successful Scrum Events

‘Tunji Alao is a seasoned Project Management professional and an Agile practitioner who is passionate about helping organisations organizations, teams, and individuals to adopt agile practices and methods while embedding agile values and mindsets. With over a decade of experience in IT project and product management, and a knack for helping teams enhance and streamline the processes by which they achieve their goals; Tunji thrives at resolving impediments and fostering collaboration through high-value conversations. ‘Tunji is a Project Management Professional and a certified Scrum Master. His career expands over several industries including advertising, automotive, digital transformation, and education. Currently, he works as a Scrum Master for multiple product teams in the automotive sector; facilitating all the communication and collaboration between leadership and team players to ensure a successful outcome. When not working, ‘Tunji can be found playing tennis or riding a bicycle to maintain an active lifestyle. 

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May 18, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Agile Transformation: The Dos and Don'ts

Markanthony is the founder of Agileseventeen LLC and Sr Lean Transformation Coach. He has had a long and rewarding career full of rich experiences in Agile software development, business analysis, and systems design, Design thinking, Lean agile transformation and Merger & Acquisitions. 

He sees change as an inevitable evolutionary force in any business’s life cycle. It is why he has dedicated his life to being an active agent of change. 

Through his efforts, he successfully implemented multi-million-dollar solutions across various industries. These solutions transformed the strategic outlook and market position of numerous fortune 500 companies. 

His dynamism is a result of the various environments that he has thrived in throughout his life. Born in England, he spent most of his life in Nigeria where he was awarded a degree in Economics from Ebonyi State University. His journey continued in the United States, where he received a graduate degree from the University of Phoenix. Graduating in among the top students of his class, Markanthony has and continues to display immense academic and transformational acumen. He holds multiple agile certifications in SAFe, Scrum, Communications and Leadership from various institutions. 

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May 11, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Agile Training (Ironically) Isn't Agile - and It Stalls Your Transformation

It just shouldn't be that difficult to get people a basic understanding of agile foundations. We are part of the problem. Agile training historically (and ironically) isn't agile. As a professional online coach, trainer, and facilitator with over 3 decades of IT experience, Mike brings passion, energy, and enthusiasm to the world of online agile training, based on proven work in the field. He has taught thousands of people the ways of agile, all over the world and takes an agile approach to all things. 

Connect with Mike on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyberlyons/

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May 4, 7 PM EST - Webinar - What is an "Agile Mindset" and Why it May Not Be What You Think it is?

Rudolph A Johnson is the Managing Director of Meta Scrum SEZC, Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach, Agile Historian and Theorist.  

Rudolph has 12 years of Agile Coaching experience, predominately transforming Fortune 1000 clients in the finance industry. Previous to his Agile career Rudolph enjoyed a 20-year career as a Corporate Trainer specializing in Customer Service and Conflict Resolution. He is currently a 15-year student of Austrian Economic Theory.  

Rudolph has been able to employ his experiences and knowledge to great effect in his Agile Coaching career. 

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April 27, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Is DA Too Complicated?

Joshua is the Founder of Process, a PMI Authorized Training Partner, and the First PMI Consulting Partner.  Head of Business Agility Practice and a Value Stream Consultant supporting commercial, non-profit, and government agencies. Has coached hundreds of teams and trained thousands of people, ranging from Executive Leadership through agile team members.  

  • Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC)  
  • Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC)  
  • Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM)
  • Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)  
  • Instructor for all above DAVSCi, DACi, DASSMi, DASMi  
  • LinkedIn Learning Author
  • Scrum PSM I & II, PSP
  • Scaled Agile Framework SPC 

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April 21, 12 PM EST - Webinar - Overcoming the Resistances. Make your Organization Truly Agile. It Can Be Done!

Georgios is the founder of GF-ACCORD AI, www.gf-accord.biz  An enterprising, agile senior IT management professional with over 11 years' experience in the management or direction of 40 IT, Fintech, and consulting via IT projects or programs. Creating multi-cultural, agile, self-organizing, cross-functional teams of max size 25. Brought to fruition 3 entire development lifecycles of innovative AI, Big-Data consulting-oriented software on the cloud (IaaS – Digital Ocean). An Agile team member, scrum master, coach since 2005. Plus has a MSc (Cambridge), PhD (Geneva).

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April 20, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Adapting Agile to Your Environment (Making Agile Work for Your Organization)

Oliver T Asaah has 24 siblings thus has become an expert in conflict resolution and management. He is a Law School Graduate, a Certified Quality Control Associate (CQIA). A certified SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), and a Certified Product Owner (CPO). Oliver has worked as a scrum master across three industries: Transportation, Healthcare and Telecommunications. He is the author of The Broken Bond, a poet, writer, songwriter/singer, and a public speaker.  Using his personal mantra: “Nothing Is Too Bad, Not To Be Good”, he sees every challenge as an opportunity for growth by transmuting adversity into plenty. 

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Apr 14, 11 AM EST - Webinar - Agile and Beyond (Previously Scheduled for Mar. 24)

Chloe is working as a Program Manager, and she has developed several skills in team management, enhancing performance, internal reporting, timeline planning for the project release and identifying the roadmap of the project as well as respecting the client commitment, delivery deadline and agile methodology practices.

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April 6, 7 PM EST - Webinar - How to Coach an Agile Team Remotely

Dr. Ernesto Custodio has over 25 years of experience working in the IT field. His experience includes Product Management, Software Development Management, Business Development Management, Project Management, Agile Coach, and Agile Trainer working with startups and Fortune 500 companies. His expertise includes Agile coaching, Agile transformations, and managing geographically dispersed teams. Dr. Custodio is a Certified Scrum@Scale Trainer (CS@T), Scrum Inc Trainer, Certified SAFe Program Consultant (CSPC), Certified Scrum Professional – SM and PO (CSP-SM/PO), and PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Information Systems

 

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March 17, 12 PM EST - Webinar - How to Estimate Stories using Jira and Azure DevOps

A customer centric certified scrum master/agile coach with hands-on experience in setting up and administration of Jira and azure DevOps. serving and leading scrum teams turn out successful digital products in the agile way. 

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March 16, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Value Stream Mapping: Find and Measure Your Biggest Flow Challenges

Steve is the CEO – Visible.

Steve is obsessed with making tech human, and leveraging it to deliver continuous value.

He shows teams how to use simple tools and techniques to make big changes. For the past 20 years, his focus has been on sharing mapping techniques to guide ambitious and struggling teams towards their true north.

He's a former startup CTO, agency consultant, systems and release engineer, finance IT manager, tech support phone jockey, and pizza maker. All focused on the flow of value, all the time.

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March 10, 12 PM EST - Webinar - Design Sprints – How Do We Use to Bring an Innovation Culture

Ashutosh is a Senior Industry Professional having 22 years of experience in Coaching, Consulting and Leading Organisation & Agile Transformation. A person who loves to wear the Coaching hat and help teams, entities and organisations find solutions to their complex problems. 

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March 2, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Applying Agile Principles to Increasing Your Compensation and Getting the Right Job

spent 15 years in investment banking with Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse and time as a full-time recruiter, Mike has now been focusing for the past 10+ years on providing clients with a feeling of stability, increased confidence, and improved family life from finding a job they love. He enables them to step up their title and compensation.  He helps them pursue long-term stable careers, not just jobs for the moment. He also received his BS from Wharton and his MBA from Columbia University. 

Additionally, Mike works with every type of professional, including retail and institutional bankers, analysts, technology experts, project managers, CFOs, risk professionals, portfolio managers, and many more.  His clients come from over 25% of the Fortune 500, every Wall Street firm, and many startups. 

With his clients, he builds a strategic customized career plan, so they have a very tangible set of activities and objectives. He focuses on career direction, resume, LinkedIn Profile, networking, interview preparation, and so much more. He is also proud to be one of the 26 members of the Columbia University Career Coaches Network and the only one of the 26 with double bulge bracket experience. 

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Feb 23, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Design the Perfect Week to Get More Done Using the Slimey Frog Technique

Nada Buhendi is the CEO and certified master career coach at Unleashing Your Awesome. Her mission is to help hidden gems & undiscovered leaders overcome imposter syndrome, take their career to the next level, and find true fulfillment. She is a former Agile Coach and Product Manager with 15+ years-experience across companies like Deloitte, Accenture, and Slalom. Nada became a master career coach because she discovered and unleashed her own awesome to learn that her North Star is helping clients who are burned out (like she was) take their career to the next level. You can find Nada at nadabuhendi.com and connect with her on linkedin. 

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Feb 16, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Key Facets of the Agile Organizational Transformation

Jim Sywilok is an IT professional with over 25 years of progressive technical and business experience and holds Certifications in Enterprise Agility and Coaching Agile Transitions. During his career he had the rare opportunity to work on both sides of many organizations. He has seen firsthand the subtle disconnect within companies between their technical side and the business side which has often led to frustration and mistrust on both sides. He has seen instances where this also affected the relationship between the companies and their clients. 

As an Agile Practitioner of 15 years, he firmly believes that Agile Transformation is an idea whose time has truly come. Given today’s business pace and the speed of technological improvements, we really have no alternative but to adapt the way we work to account for these rapid changes in our environment or fall to the wayside. 

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Feb 10, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Managed Engineering Teams: How to Build a Quality Software Product using Cost-Effective Development Best Practices

Matthew Lowinger is a Product Manager & Startup Advisor at Octaria, a Houston, TX-based engineering firm. Partnering with globally distributed managed engineering teams and growing startup founders, Matthew has led the delivery of 10+ software products reaching 100K+ users.

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Feb 9, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Heroes of Agility

Damon is an Enterprise Agile Coach and the co-author of Professional Coaching for Agilists (Addison-Wesley). In addition he offers courses on Agile Coaching and Professional Coaching. He has coached and trained thousands of people at companies such as EMC, Capital One, Oanda, Ford, and Fidelity. As a coach of coaches at Eliassen, Damon led the Agile Delivery team which grew to hundreds of Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches in the field. He is an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Academy Certified Professional Coach, and ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching. Damon frequently presents at local and international Agile meetups and conferences such as the Agile Alliance Conference, Play4Agile, and Agile and Beyond. He has also co-created a series of popular Agile games such as User Story Games, Agile Coaching Games, Heroes of Agility, and a small collection of online games. Learning through play is a consistent element of his work. 

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Feb 3, 7 PM EST - Webinar - The Future of Hybrid Working

Distributed working is here to stay, mixing a hybrid combination of face to face and remote elements. After 18 months of a battling through the global pandemic that forced organisations into this new way of working, it is now that organisations globally are thinking about how to transition this distributed working culture to BAU. As Dom Price from Atlassian recently mentioned that the last 18 months were infinitely easier (for the organisation, not necessarily the people!) than the ones we’re about to go into.   Distributed working is here to stay, mixing a hybrid combination of face to face and remote elements. After 18 months of a battling through the global pandemic that forced organisations into this new way of working, it is now that organisations globally are thinking about how to transition this distributed working culture to BAU. As Dom Price from Atlassian recently mentioned that the last 18 months were infinitely easier (for the organisation, not necessarily the people!) than the ones we’re about to go into.   Distributed working is here to stay, mixing a hybrid combination of face to face and remote elements. After 18 months of a battling through the global pandemic that forced organisations into this new way of working, it is now that organisations globally are thinking about how to transition this distributed working culture to BAU. As Dom Price from Atlassian recently mentioned that the last 18 months were infinitely easier (for the organisation, not necessarily the people!) than the ones we’re about to go into.   

 

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Feb 2, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Show Your Work. How to Build Better Products by Demoing to Clients and Getting Feedback

With 15 years of experience working as a Scrum Master/Agile Coach, software engineer, and designer with startups and big companies, I help teams innovate, perform, and deliver value faster. 

He pulls on the knowledge founding multiple business ventures to help existing companies understand how to bring principles and tactics from the highly innovative world of startups and use them to build the next big thing. 

 

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Jan 27 , 7 PM EST - Webinar - The Future of Agile Coaching Might Look Very Different - And It's Not What You Might Think

Steve brings real-life context with multiple teams, leaders and multiple frameworks. His background spans 30 + years’ successful consulting to international organizations on corporate change with significant experience leading teams from Senior Developer through Development Manager, Program Manager, and on to CIO and Acting COO for 300+ reports. Now Founder and CEO of DragonsArm, an agile training organization based in New Zealand but delivering to multiple international locations.

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Jan 19, 7 PM EST - Webinar - From Command and Control to Servant Leadership – The Journey

Currently, Martin is an Agile Coach-Scrum Master at an international health care company. He has been utilizing Agile principles and Scrum framework for over 15 years. 

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Jan 6, 12 PM EST - Webinar - HumanDebt™ - What is it and Why it's More Dangerous than Technical Debt

With a background in Psychology as well as Technology, Duena is on a crusade to see lasting change in our VUCA world, to help companies avail themselves of Agile and the new ways of work while eradicating their HumanDebtTM. An international keynote speaker, influencer, blogger and author of “Emotional Banking” and “People Before Tech: The Importance of Psychological Safety and Teamwork in the Digital Age”, Duena is also the Co-Founder and CEO of PeopleNotTech -a company designing a revolutionary team performance enhancing work-tool - the world’s first solution to check and increase Psychological Safety for teams.  

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Jan 5, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Agile 2 and DevOps - Why We Need Both

Lisa Cooney is an agile coach at Spotify and an instructional systems designer with a passion for sharing Agile ideas. She is co-author of Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile (2021) and editor of Evolvagility: Growing an Agile Leadership Culture From the Inside Out by Michael Hamman (2019). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Masters Degree in Education, as well as a variety of agile-related certifications. She speaks on the topics of Agile 2, cognitive bias, DevOps, and developmental feedback. Lisa lives in Vienna, Virginia with her husband and spends time with her children and extended family each summer in Maine. 

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Dec 16, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Flow Engineering – Boost Velocity, Quality, and Happiness through Your Entire Value Stream

Steve is the CEO – Visible.

Steve is obsessed with making tech human, and leveraging it to deliver continuous value.

He shows teams how to use simple tools and techniques to make big changes. For the past 20 years, his focus has been on sharing mapping techniques to guide ambitious and struggling teams towards their true north.

He's a former startup CTO, agency consultant, systems and release engineer, finance IT manager, tech support phone jockey, and pizza maker. All focused on the flow of value, all the time.

 

 

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Dec 15, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Using Agile Principles to Manage Organizations (Previously scheduled for Oct 20)

Mr. Starsia has been at the University of Virginia for over twenty years in roles including Sr. Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer at the McIntire School of Commerce and the Darden Graduate School of Business. After a successful career as a project manager, program manager, and project executive, and the founder and CEO of a real estate and construction firm specializing in medical design/build projects, Gerry pivoted to higher education and earned a PhD in Higher Education Administration with the goal of applying the lessons learned in the field as a PM and business owner/operator, to researching the application of applying agile principles to the management of complex organizations.

Gerry lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife Marianne.

 

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Nov 17, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Knowing Why the Why is Important

Kevin is an Agile leader committed to ongoing success for organisations in a fast-changing and accelerating world. He is a proven business partner who guides organisational change management with executives and teams in Fortune 500 companies including, healthcare, biotech, aerospace defense, and food manufacturing industries and high education. Kevin delivers proactive and interactive learning experiences and program design that gives stakeholders and process owners an opportunity to safely explore new behaviours and proven patterns that will immediately improve results.

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Nov 10, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Making the Transition to Disciplined Agile

Chastine lives in Palmer Alaska with her husband of 10 years. She has been working in Project Management in the Telecommunications industry for over a decade. She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is certified as a Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC), and Project Manager Professional (PMP), along with her Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBBP). She has been PMI’s Alaska DA representative since 2019.

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Nov 4, 7 PM EST - Webinar -Disciplined Agile Value Stream Management (DAVSC)

Joshua is the founder of Process Mentors Inc., head of Business Agility Practice. Process Mentors is a PMI Authorised Training Partner focusing on training, assessments, and coaching services.
He is a leader in the Disciplined Agile community and recognised for his mastery of Disciplined Agile. He is currently 1-of-8 Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant Trainers (and was the first one in the world). Joshua is a Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) as well as Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) and Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Instructor. He has trained thousands of people in both co-located as well as virtual live formats. One of his personal goals is to support the growth of the PMI Disciplined Agile community
Joshua has executive and mastery level certifications based on his extensive experience and knowledge. With over 20+ years coaching organisations on how to apply agile and lean principles to achieve business agility, solution development experience and supports organisations to enable delivery of value sooner, limiting risk, and becoming flexible to changing conditions by focusing on sustainable change. He has established and led enterprise-wide transformation programs for organisations adopting agile frameworks. Joshua has significant expertise in helping organisations adapt quickly to changing technology and cutting through complexity to focus on building solutions that meet business needs. He has established and led enterprise-wide transformation programs for organisations adopting agile frameworks and has significant expertise in helping organisations adapt quickly to changing technology.
In addition to his Disciplined Agile certifications, he has earned other multiple certifications from industry frameworks: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4.5) Professional Scrum Master (PSM1 and PSM2), and Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO).
Coach and Mentor: As an agile coach, he provides training, whole team coaching and one-on-one mentoring at the team level as well as executive management, leadership and oversight roles. Consulting: Performed team member, leadership, and oversight roles throughout his career in commercial and federal sectors. He started his career as a licensed CPA, focusing on audit and accounting systems and has significant experience in banking and financial sectors. Writing: Author of Implementing the IBM Rational Unified Process and Solutions: A Guide to Improving Your Software Development and Maturity (IBM Press, 2007). Joshua has written for publications including the IBM developerWorks and InformIT. Workshops and Seminars: Has over 15 years of experience teaching and facilitating both formal courses and many types of workshops. He regularly facilitates workshops for development teams, business roles, leadership, and executives. Speaking: Joshua has spoken at multiple conferences on a wide variety of topics related to software development.

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Nov 3, 7 PM EST - Webinar -The Role of Agile in the Future of Innovation

Markanthony is the founder of Agileseventeen LLC and a Sr Lean Agile transformation coach with several years of experience across industry verticals ranging from banking, e-commerce, manufacturing as well as start-up tech companies.

As a seasoned change agent, he holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s Business Administration from the University of Phoenix with multiple certifications and training in DevOps, Scrum, Agile coaching, Product Management, and a leading change in the 21st century certificate from MIT.

Markanthony has written multiple widely accepted publications in agile ranging from – Why agile teams fail, Agile a practice and principle “my relocation account”, and ROV (Return on Value) vs ROI (Return on Investment) amongst others.

He is committed to training and equipping agile professionals for today’s market in his capacity as the lead Agile coach/trainer for Agileseventeen.

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Oct 28, 12 PM EST - Webinar -Humans are not resources, Change my mind ( Previously Scheduled for Aug 26)

For eight years now Chris has been fostering an environment for the success of high-performing teams and organisations through agility. He has worked across a wide range of industries and with some of the largest organisations in the world, as well as with smaller, more lean enterprises.
As the Virtual Agile coach, he intends to enable frictionless innovation, regardless of location. He is therefore a firm believer in enabling agility whilst working virtually. He is constantly challenging the status quo, being a ‘pirate’ and rebelling for good cause and in topics, he is passionate about.

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Oct 27, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Scaling Agile & DevOps Practices for Large Industrial Enterprise

Arun Saxena is working as an Agile DevOps consultant for one of the largest IT service providers in the world. He has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Science & Engineering and has 15+ years of tech industry experience. He worked for customers across North America, Europe, and India across industry verticals like financial services, Public Sector, Engineering, and Industrial Services sectors. He has a specialization in Data Analytics, DevOps, and Agile.

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Oct 13, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Scrum @ Scale - Distributed Agile Team Collaboration

Dr. Ernesto Custodio has over 25 years of experience working in the IT field. His experience includes Product Management, Software Development Management, Business Development Management, Project Management, Agile Coach, and Agile Trainer working with startups and Fortune 500 companies. His expertise includes Agile coaching, Agile transformations, and managing geographically dispersed teams. Dr. Custodio is a Certified Scrum@Scale Trainer (CS@T), Scrum Inc Trainer, Certified SAFe Program Consultant (CSPC), Certified Scrum Professional – SM and PO (CSP-SM/PO), and PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Information Systems.

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Oct 7, 9 AM EST - Webinar -Is HR the Most Important Enabler of Agility?

Myles is the founder and CEO of Be Agile which is a boutique global consulting company that prides itself in guiding and enabling their clients to thrive in a highly disruptive and evolving world.
They partner with organisations to imagine and drive adaptive strategies that deliver accelerated and disruptive innovation and time to market. They developed the IMPACT Framework™ to address the disconnect that many organisations experience in connecting strategy to delivery i.e. one group of people working on strategy, with another working on innovation, yet another working on delivery, etc, etc.
It is their mission to support and grow the global agile community and to champion the concept of "one community for all". On 26 September 2020 they won the award for the Community Organisation category at the World Agility Foundation Awards.

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Oct 6, 7 PM EST - Webinar -Sorry, I Cannot Hear You Over My Awesomeness –How Being a Hero Erodes Trust

Tim Dickey enlisted in the United States Navy after high school graduation. He served on both active and reserve duty for nearly 25 years until his retirement in 2016 where he learned servant-leadership in the crucible. Tim worked for Carnival Cruise Lines, Verizon, IBM, and now Improving Enterprises. He graduated from Florida State College Jacksonville earning an Associate Degree in Art and an Associate Degree in Science (Computer and Information Systems). He graduated from Excelsior College earning a Bachelors’ Degree in Science (Computer and Information Systems) and a Masters’ Degree in Arts (Global Strategies).

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Sep 30, 12 PM EST - Webinar -How OKR Can Help Agile Minded Teams Work Smarter

A customer-centric certified scrum master/agile coach with hands-on experience in setting up and administration of Jira and azure DevOps. serving and leading scrum teams turn out successful digital products in the agile way.

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Sep 29, 7 PM EST - Webinar -Get your Hands Off the Team’s Work!

Angela is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Less Practitioner (CLP) and Training from the BACK of the Room (TBR) Certified Trainer. Clients that Angela has transformed include agency/services, software, hardware, marketing, learning and development, and more. A graduate of Hamline University (B.A.) and the University of St. Thomas (M.B.C.), Angela focuses her work on the upper Midwestern areas of the United States to best serve in her most important roles: wife and mom.

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Sep 22, 7 PM EST - Webinar -The ’T’ in ’Team’

 

Since 2011, Sherry Hall has served as an enterprise and agile team coach, a scrum master, and product owner in a variety of engagements ranging from health care to financial services to manufacturing.
Sherry’s forte is building high-performing delivery teams while streaming processes and reducing impediments. Under her guidance, teams typically attain a high degree of productivity, gain deeper product understanding, and enjoy greater satisfaction and a sense of professional accomplishment.

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Sep 15, 7 PM EST - Webinar -10 Things Your CIO Probably Doesn’t Know (But Should)

Larry Apke has been working in software development for over 20 years with the last 10+ years involved with agile software development. His current "day job" is with Pacific Gas and Electric as an Agile Coach for the Infrastructure and Operations division. Outside of his "day job", Larry is Co-Founder and Chief Agile Officer for The Job Hackers, a nonprofit organization that has trained hundreds of people in career transition for free. A thought leader and a frequent speaker at agile software events. He has two books on agile software development, over 100 blog posts, podcasts.

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Sep 8, 7 PM EST - Webinar -Agile Automation: Closing the gap between humans and technology

Mark Lombardi-Nelson is the Chief Automation Officer and principal at Lombardi XP; an organization dedicated to advancing humans and technology. He empowers organizations and teams by leveraging access to new technologies and best practices in software implementation to scale organizational effectiveness and impact. His collective knowledge of IpaaS, SaaS, Agile Transformation, and Enterprise Design Thinking provides a foundation for teams to accelerate their ability to collaborate and deliver on their shared objectives and key results. As a TEDx speaker, Mark has highlighted a variety of topics from the importance of altruism to continuous improvement while leveraging iterative processes to maximize results

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Sep 2, 9 AM EST - Webinar -Agile People – How to Inspire and Motivate for Success

Pia-Maria Thorén is a true multi-talent – she describes herself as a person in the middle of HR, IT, finance, and management.  As Inspiration Director for her company, Pia-Maria is a key influencer in Agile HR, Leadership, and Motivation, a popular guest at conferences, and participates in numerous interviews on podcasts and blogs. In a personal, informal way – Scandinavian style – she makes it very clear that leadership needs to change.

She talks about a new leadership role, The Agile People Coach – An alternative career for HR and Managers in the Future of Work. The world is getting more complex, and there are few competitive advantages still remaining for companies who want to survive and flourish. It requires a totally different Leadership style that lets people make mistakes and learn from them. It requires different principles for HR and cross-functional business teams on all levels. The old structures with top-down hierarchies, annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets, and rewards will not support the speed and personal motivation that needs to permeate future workplaces.

She is the author of Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees) and Agile People Principles – Your Call to Action for the Future of Work.

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Aug 25, 7 PM EST - Webinar -Lean Portfolio Management in SAFE: Connecting Strategy to Execution

Alva is an Enterprise Agile Lean DevOps Coach, Director, and Consultant with over 25 years of experience. She is passionate about transforming, innovating, developing software using agile, DevOps, lean, design thinking, and customer-centric orientation. Alva is a servant leader capable of building high-performing teams with strong leadership, presentation and communication skills.

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Aug 19, 7 PM EST - Webinar -Bad Scaling is One of The Biggest 'Agile Problems' of Modern Days

Gene Gendel is an organizational design specialist, agile/lean coach and trainer, consultant, and adviser to senior leadership. Almost 15 of 20+ years of his professional experience – Gene is dedicated to working with companies of various sizes and lines of business, trying to help them improve internal dynamics, organizational structure, and becoming a better place to work. Gene engages at all organizational levels: senior- and mid-level management, teams, and individuals. In his work, Gene uses various methods, tools, and techniques to amplify learning by others and to ensure that people gain autonomy after Gene “coaches himself out of the job”.

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Aug 18, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Psychological Safety

Shaju Shekhar is an experienced Agile Coach and Scrum Master. At this time, he is leading the Agile Transformation Program within Whirlpool helping new and old teams in their Agile Journey. Since 2011, he has coached and trained many teams at fortune 100 companies such as Whirlpool, General Motors, BASF, and Anthem Inc. on Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe frameworks. He is passionate about enhancing organizational agility and team effectiveness.

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Aug 12, 9 AM EST - Webinar -Servant Leadership! How do I do that?

From developer to team manager, from coach to Head of Transformation. With over 8 years of experience in the agile space, Marcella has seen a lot. Her passionate, energetic, and most of all pragmatic approach to change gets many people inspired. Her view on organizational change is simple: it starts with people.

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Aug 11, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Interview to Offer Secret: Doctor Frame Technique

Nada Buhendi has 15 years experience as an IT consultant playing multiple roles: agile transformation coach, product manager, UX, and tech architecture. As well, she has coached technology professionals at Deloitte, Slalom Consulting, Accenture, RBC, and Scotiabank build their confidence, hit the ground running, and ensure job success. She transitioned into becoming a certified master coach because she discovered and unleashed her own awesome to learn that her North Star is helping clients who are burned out (like she was) take their career to the next level (as any rock-solid Agile Coach is!) and one of her greatest joys is helping people create their purpose. Nada is a brand manager & talent agent for hidden gems and undiscovered leaders in the tech world. 

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Aug 5, 9 AM EST - Webinar -New Normal and the ‘Forever Working from Home’ Generation

Jon Spruce is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Trainer who combines his qualifications and extensive Agile experience with a real-life story full of pivots, challenges, and some real heartache. All combine to make him a strong, effective, sympathetic leader in the transformation process.

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Aug 4, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Introduction and Application of the Theory of Constraints

Mitch is currently the Enterprise Agile Strategist for Box, the premier cloud content company. As a consulting coach and strategist for Accenture and other prominent consulting firms, Mitch has been an early Agile adopter, a Scrum Master, a Product Owner and became an Agile Coach eight years ago after a career as a software developer, manager, author, and journalist. Mitch is credited with the invention of several specialised techniques for organisational and technical coaching and has been studying ways to implement facilitation techniques, such as Liberating Structures, for remote settings. Mitch makes his home in Pittsburgh, PA, where he is a budding jazz guitarist and successful watchmaker and collector.

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July 28, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Psychological Safety or How can Scrum Masters Help Teams Innovate and Perform Better

Adil has 15 years of experience working as a designer, software engineer, and a Scrum Master/Agile Coach with small and big companies I help teams innovate, perform, and deliver value faster. Adil pulls on knowledge founding multiple business ventures to help existing companies understand how to bring principles and tactics from the highly innovative world of startups and use them to build the next big thing.

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July 22, 12 PM EST - Webinar -Reimagining Agility with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

Leonor is the founder and CEO of Agile Literacy, they design and develop agile learning solutions to help companies apply agility, improve performance, and shape leaders. She is a seasoned Enterprise Coach, and agile practitioner with over 20 years working across different industries to help companies create environments for continuous learning.

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July 21, 7 PM EST - Webinar -Time to Rethink the Agile Manifesto

 

Abrar Hashmi is the Chief Agile evangelist and Founder of Agile Brains Consulting Inc. He has assisted in value-based delivery transformations in various Fortune 500 companies and spoken at multiple Agile conferences as well. Agile Brains was listed as Top 10 Agile Solution Provider of 2020 by CIO Applications for their customer-centric focus approach to help achieve business agility.

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July 8, 9 AM EST - Webinar - Coaching Conversations – How Do We Challenge Ourselves & Raise the Bar?

Ashutosh Bhatawadekar is a Senior Industry Professional having 21 years of experience in the field of Enterprise-wide Agile Transformation, Scaled Agile & Scrum implementation, Agile Coaching, Agile Test Strategy, Software Project Management, Project Consulting, Test Process Consulting, IS Audit, IT Governance, PMO, Center of Excellence (CoE), Software Quality Assurance & Control, Coaching and Mentoring.

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July 7, 9 AM EST - Webinar - Leading and Transforming with Outcomes

Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is the author of Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2nd edition March 2021), Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile (2019, audiobook 2020), and the Lean-Agile classic Kanban from the Inside (2104). Mike is recognized for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and for his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Past leadership roles include global development manager and Executive Director at a top-tier investment bank, CTO for an energy risk management startup, and interim delivery manager on two of the UK Government Digital Services ‘exemplar’ projects.

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June 30, 12 PM EST - Webinar - Connectedness in Agile?

What is a common thread shared by both artistic research and new product development methodologies? Join us to find out how Connectedness in Agile has enabled us in our respective domains. We explore “connectedness” from two distinct perspectives of the speakers, artistic research and business process, we explore “connectedness” within the Agile Framework in this talk. Notions of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations among the actors in both fields are juxtaposed with the Agile Framework. The speakers share the similarities in their respective fields of work and open up the discussion with the audience to explore these further.

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June 24, 7 PM EST - Webinar - What does it mean to be Agile?

Britt was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Home of the Kentucky Derby and some of the finest bourbon in the world. She began her career in technology, building laptops for HP but soon discovered her joy for the project management space and transitioned into an IT Project Manager, leading infrastructure and software implementations for a large healthcare company. Over the span of her career, Britt evolved from Project Management to Program and Portfolio Management, Agile Coaching, and Senior Management. Leading and supervising multi-phased portfolios, delivering multiple complex solutions with an emphasis on Digital Transformation, Organizational Development, and Support. 

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June 23, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Discipline Agile-What Is It?

Chastine Lynch lives in Palmer Alaska where she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband of 10 years. She has been working in Project Management in the Telecommunication industry for over a decade now. She has a BS in Business Administration and her PMP and her Discipline Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) certifications from PMI along with having her Six Sigma Black Belt. She also services as the VP of Programs/Publication for the PMI board, Alaska Chapter.

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June 17, 9 AM EST - Webinar - Rebecca Dainton’s Top Ten Tips on being an Effective Scrum Master

Rebecca Dainton thrives on building high-performing Agile teams. Rebecca’s Domain is tech, with over seven years in tech and software delivery roles. As a Scrum Master Rebecca is passionate about Scrum and working with development teams to build customer centred high-quality software products. Rebecca is an active Agilist, with her own YouTube channel ‘Candid Agile’ which is dedicated to sharing honest & frank insights into agile ways of working. Rebecca is also a Mummy and Partner and loves to spend quality time with her family. 

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June 16, 7 PM EST - Webinar - The Art of Agile Banking

Nirbhay Gandhi is a seasoned Enterprise Coach and Entrepreneur with over 19 years of extensive field experience in the area of applying Lean and Agile at scale. Throughout his career, he has guided several organizations across industries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia to achieve better business agility through the adoption of lean-agile methods and mindsets at various levels.

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June 10, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Managing Government Projects at the UMD UAS Test Site

Mark Porter is an experienced project manager with over 15 years of experience supporting the Census Bureau and the Department of State. He has successfully managed dozens of projects in the areas of logistics, non-proliferation, international grants, and government operations. Mark’s specialties include budgeting, scheduling, contract support, and proposal development. Mark graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1998 with a B.S. in Physics. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds the ITIL V3 Foundation and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certifications.

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June 3, 12 PM EST - Webinar - Agility at the Intersection of Transformation and Change Management

Susan Santiglia is a dynamic, results-driven, people-centric leader who gets to the heart of strategic, operational, and technology challenges and delivers creative solutions. Susan has recently been Agility Transformation Director for Honeywell International and Business Agility Transformation Manager at Verizon. She is passionate about partnering with leaders and teams to solve business challenges together. A frequent conference speaker, she will tackle the topic of Business Agility at the 5th World Annual Operational Excellence & Business Transformation Summit in Orlando in September 2021.

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May 19, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Outcome Based Thinking Through OKRs - Get Real Outcomes Done Right!

Luiz adopted Scrum in early 2006 and was trained by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the creator of Scrum and the inventor of Scrum@Scale, and co-trained with him. He is the co-author of “Scrum Done Right”, the first Scrum@Scale book, with a foreword by Dr. Jeff Sutherland.

Luiz is an international speaker on Scrum, Agile, Product Management, and Software Engineering practices with years of experience in multiple industries, including healthcare, financial services, banking, insurance, oil and gas, chemicals, government, and energy.

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May 12, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile

Lisa Cooney currently serves as the Agile Coach at the new media company Axios. She is a co-author of the book Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile (2021), and the editor of Evolvagility: Growing an Agile Leadership Culture from the Inside Out, by Michael Hamman (2019). Lisa helps organize the DC Women in Agile (WIA) meetup, is on the program committee for the Business Agility Institute’s conferences in NYC, and speaks at meetups and conferences about Agile 2, cognitive bias, and developmental feedback. She can be found here on LinkedIn.

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May 6, 12 PM EST - Webinar - Aligning performance with strategy in Agile Portfolio Management (was previously April 22)

Septina is an experienced project delivery specialist who has excelled in running complex programs of work that require cross-organizational orchestration. From the roles she has held at companies including British Heart Foundation, Ofcom, and currently, reed.co.uk– Septina has built a strong reputation for driving business-critical initiatives to successful strategic outcomes for web, mobile, and software products. 

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Apr 29, 12 PM EST - Webinar - Powerful questions, active listening, and tricks & treats of Agile coaching

Faye Tsampardouka is an MSc Backend Engineer, whose heart was stolen by Agile. With years of experience in the Software Industry in leading teams and executives towards achieving their full potential.

As an Agile Coach, she manages all aspects of delivery, ensuring short time-to-market delivery of business value.

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Apr 28, 12 PM EST - Webinar - Psychological safety in Agile Transformation

Pamela Ayodele is an Agile Coach currently working on a large Agile Transformation with one of the world’s largest Telecoms organization.  She started her career working as a traditional IT Project Manager across various industry sectors, but her extreme restlessness and inquisitiveness led her down the agile path and its endless possibilities a couple of years ago. Pamela has expanded her learning journey with industry-standard qualifications – She is a Certified Scrum Master, an ICA Agile Certified Coach, and SAFe accredited Practitioner.

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Apr 21, 7 PM EST - Webinar - How to Lead Effective Retrospectives

Isaac is a passionate agilist who assists organizations and teams in navigating change without losing sight of their values, principles, or people. He finds joy in coaching individuals and teams in their personal and professional goals. His motivators are to have a positive impact on the agile community and to continue his learning and improvement journey. He currently serves as a Retrospective Evangelist focused on elevating the practice of effective retrospectives.

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Apr 15, 12 PM EST - Webinar - Agile Metrics: Let My People Flow​

Haroon Khalil is an agile coach and visual facilitator working with global organizations to experiment and uncover better ways of working. He has worked within Financial Services, Insurance, Consultancy, and Public Sector organizations with the pursuit of creating a better environment for people to collaborate and deliver awesome products and services.

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Apr 8, 9 AM EST - Webinar - Inner Agility and Adult Development – The Sobering Truth

Antoinette Coetzee is an ex-software developer that took a detour through academia to end up in the world of coaching. Her focus is growing agility in leaders across the organization. She is a coach of Agile coaches and develops coaching and facilitation skills at both the Team and Enterprise level internationally. She is the founder of Centre for Agile Coaching, based in Cape Town, South Africa, and member of both Team Catapult faculty in the US and Adventures with Agile faculty in the UK. She is a certified Organizational and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC) and loves working with systems in conflict.

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Apr 1, 12 PM EST - Webinar - Embracing the Resistance to Change

Nabil Zawadi is an independent agile coach and delivery consultant that helps organizations succeed and realize outcomes earlier through ways of working that are tailored to their context and needs. He helps leaders and teams build the right culture that enables them to build amazing products. Nabil has spent 10 years working in industries such as publishing, telecoms, government, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and technology. His passion for agile has led him to support the community by organizing events, talks, and workshops to help create a more informed community of agilists.

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Mar 31, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Ethical Systems Design within Agile Teams

Gwen is the CEO and Co-founder of Athena Advisory LLC whose business goals include helping clients innovate with technology and data and institute practical cultural, process, and policy changes to embed digital ethics into businesses. The Athena mission includes supporting programs and sustainable solutions that leverage emerging technology to improve the lives of underprivileged groups and the general promotion of technology for humanitarian purposes. 

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Mar 25, 9 AM EST - Webinar - Celebrating the New Abnormal: The Agile Way

Myles is the founder and CEO of Be Agile which is a boutique global consulting company that prides itself in guiding and enabling its clients to thrive in a highly disruptive and evolving world. ​They partner with organizations to imagine and drive adaptive strategies that deliver accelerated and disruptive innovation and time to market. They developed the IMPACT Framework™ to address the disconnect that many organizations experience in connecting strategy to delivery

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Mar 24, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Are you a Credible Agile Leader?

Angela is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Less Practitioner (CLP), and is a “Back of the Room” (TBR) Certified Trainer and one of the first Scrum Alliance Path to CSP Approved Educators. Angela helps others successfully implement Scrum and Agile to achieve their goals and objectives.

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Mar 18, 9 AM EST - Webinar - Why All Attempts to Improve Estimation Have and Will Continue to Fail!

Vasco wants to transform product development organizations into product business organizations. He does that by focusing on the work of the product development teams on the end-to-end life-cycle of their products. From Concept to Cash and Back! Product Manager, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Director, Agile Coach are only some of the roles that he has taken in software development organizations. Having worked in the software industry since 1997, and Agile practitioner since 2004.

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Mar 17, 7 PM EST - Webinar - The Stories We Tell Ourselves: The Power of Storytelling in Cultural Change

Melissa Boggs is a leadership, agility, and culture coach and executive with a background in leadership, business, and product development. She offers a unique blend of coaching expertise and executive experience. She has worked with executive teams, software teams, marketers, and educators in domains such as healthcare, public education, technology, and finance.

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Mar 10, 7 PM EST - Webinar - What does “Good” Look Like? The 4-Quadrants of Product Ownership

Bob Galen is an Agile Practitioner, Trainer & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards agile methods of working. Bob has been doing that since the late 1990s, so he’s deeply experienced. He is the Director of Agile Practice at Zenergy Technologies, a leading business agility transformation company. Bob is also President and Head Coach at RGCG, a boutique agile coaching firm.

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Mar 3, 7 PM EST - Webinar -The Art of Unlearning: Conscious Choice for Successful Agile Transformation

Savita is an Agile Coach, Mentor and Trainer. She has experience working in start-ups as well as big financial organizations in distributed and multi-cultural environments. Her coaching spectrum involves team coaching, leadership coaching and facilitation of workshops. She believes in helping the clients look into the whole system and bring sustainable change for their good. Her coaching is inspired by “Transformative Coaching” and “Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching.”

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Feb 25, 7 PM EST - Webinar -Emotional intelligence in Leadership and Agility

A visionary and dynamic Business & Technology Leader/Agilist with over 21+ years of prodigious experience in product/program/project management, application design, development, and deployment, infrastructure, change management, and IT/Agile transformation.
He is a successful Enterprise Agile Coach/Facilitator/Agile Trainer, a strategic partner thought leader for an organization transitioning to Agile mindset/Agile Delivery methodologies by coaching and enabling the development teams, management, and executives.

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Feb 24, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Diversity and Inclusion- Impact Over Virtue Signaling​

Larry Apke has been working in software development for over 20 years with the last 10+ years involved with agile software development. His current "day job" is with Pacific Gas and Electric as an Expert Scrum Master helping data science teams as they figure out innovative ways of providing safe and clean energy. Outside of his "day job", Larry is Co-Founder and Chief Agile Officer for The Job Hackers, a nonprofit organization that has trained hundreds of people in career transition for free. A thought leader and a frequent speaker at agile software events. He has two books on agile software development, over 100 blog posts, podcasts. 

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Feb 17, 7 PM EST - Webinar - An Agile Coach's journey in helping a Government Department's move to Agile

Steve brings real-life context with multiple teams, leaders, and multiple frameworks. Steve’s background spans 30 + years’ successful consulting to international organizations on corporate change with significant experience leading teams from Senior Developer through Development Manager, Program Manager, and on to CIO and Acting COO for 300+ reports. Now Founder and CEO of DragonsArm, an agile training organization based in New Zealand but delivering to multiple international locations.

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Feb 11, 12 PM EST - Webinar -The Agile People Coach, an alternative career path for HR and Managers

Pia-Maria is the author of Agile People - A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees) and Agile People Picture book and together with 34 Agile People Trainers the book Agile People Principles. She is also the founder of Agile People, which is a global network of people who work to improve workplaces by helping HR and leaders to attain an agile mindset for the future of work by using agile tools, methods, values, and principles

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Feb 3, 7 PM EST - Webinar - What They Say vs What You Say in Agile Delivery

A Servant Leader and Scrum Master with a wide overview of Agile processes and business analytics merged with progressively responsible experience in Banking, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Product Development, Healthcare, Insurance, Business Management, Change management, and succession planning. A Strong business analytics professional with a Master in Business Analytics (M.Sc.) from Grand Canyon University GCU. He teaches and mentors on the sides both nationally and internationally. He is currently working on his CTC & CEC badges from Scrum Alliances. He also champions the #AgileIn60Seconds video series on LinkedIn. He is the one and only #Scrum Apprentice.  

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Jan 28, 9 AM EST - Webinar - 17 Dependency Management Hacks to Improve Flow Efficiency​

Ian is a consultant, coach, trainer, and speaker on all topics related to Kanban and Agile software development. With over 30 years of hands-on experience, he has a solid track record of helping clients nurture high-performance teams. He makes software development less painful - for the people that build it, and those who use it. Ian has trained and coached hundreds of software development teams in Kanban and Agile techniques. He is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) and Accredited Kanban Consultant (AKC).

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Jan20, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Enhance communication in Agile Teams with Neuro Linguistic Programming(NLP)

Toby is an experienced Enterprise Agile Coach, and a certified NLP, Leadership, and Executive Coach. He uses his 25+ years of professional experience in IT, Business, and operations management to relate to the needs of his clients and effectively coach them, and help them accomplish their fullest potential and achieve their goals.

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Jan 13, 7 PM EST - Webinar - Using Agile Methodology to Advance Your Career

Having spent 15 years in investment banking with Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse and time as a full-time recruiter, Mike has now been focusing for the past 10+ years on providing clients with a feeling of stability, increased confidence, and improved family life from finding a job they love.  He also received his BS from Wharton and his MBA from Columbia University.

He is also proud to be one of the 26 members of the Columbia University Career Coaches Network and the only one of the 26 with double bulge bracket experience.

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Jan 12, 9 AM EST - Webinar - Agile in the After Time: What Agility Will Look Like Post-COVID

Jon Spruce is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Trainer who combines his qualifications and extensive Agile experience with a real-life story full of pivots, challenges, and some real heartache. All combine to make him a strong, effective, sympathetic leader in the transformation process.

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Dec 17, 9 AM EST - Webinar - Webinar - Agility in the World of Data Science, Machine Learning & AI

Chris Wolff is a Consultant Agile Practitioner, Agile Coach, and Scrum Master.

Originally he trained as a developer but quickly found his place as a Technical Project Manager. He spent his first 12 years working for various Digital Agencies across London, delivering digital products and websites (as well as a few videos and bits of print) for global and international clients such as Disney, Land Rover, British Airway, and the British Government. 8 years ago, a chance conversation led him to discover Scrum, which in turn led to Agile.

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Dec 16, 7 PM EST - Webinar - The Intersection between Agile Coaching and Psychotherapy

Lisa is a student of Gestalt psychotherapy and is entering her third year of five. Spanning a twenty-year career, she has worked with Fortune 500 corporations and coaches technology teams to be empowered, accountable, and purpose-driven. Lisa is naturally drawn to themes close to her heart; tech addictions, adoption, socialization and conflict resolution.

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Dec 3, 7pm EST - Webinar - Power of Virtual Facilitation for Agilists

Maria Fafard is an Executive and Agile Coach, facilitator, and speaker who loves helping leaders, teams, and organizations reach their potential. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a graduate of a leadership coaching program at Georgetown University. Drawing on two decades of experience in Tech, Finance, and consulting, she coaches executives and teams and shares her passion for coaching and facilitation through speaking.

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Dec 2, 7pm EST - Webinar - Inspecting your​ Retrospectives

Isaac is a passionate agilist who assists organizations in navigating change without losing sight of their values, principles, or people. He finds joy in coaching individuals and teams in their personal and professional goals. His personal motivators are to have a positive impact on the agile community and to continue his learning and improvement journey. He currently serves as a Director of Community and Retrospective Evangelist at Retrium.

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Nov 19 12pm EST - Webinar - Fall In Love With (Signs Of) The Solution, Not The Problem

Carsten has a background as a Computer Scientist but now works as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach. Carsten's loves to mix Liberating Structures, Solution-Focused Coaching, and Graphical Facilitation together to create workshops where the participants are in control of what is happening and maximize the learnings.

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Nov 18 7pm EST - Webinar - What Nobody Told You about Enterprise Agility and Accelerated Change

Erich R. Bühler is a consultant who is passionate about organizational change. He has helped leading organizations around the world to drive exponential growth. Erich is the author of the best selling book on Enterprise Agility, Leading Exponential Change 2nd edition.

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Nov 10 7pm EST - Webinar - Agile and Mindfulness

Dahm Mongkol is an Agile coach, a Scrum Master, and a business consultant with 5 years' experience in high-tech and Startup industries in Silicon Valley, Thailand, and Australia. He is the first and only Thai to become a Scrum Trainer (ST) with Scrum Inc. He can certify Scrum Masters (SM) and Scrum Product Owners (PO). He has 16 years of accomplishments with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma in chemical production at Thailand's largest company. He is also an Agile trainer to help people understand Agile via Agile Cooking, Agile Drawing, Agile Gardening, and Agile Working in the U.S.A, Thailand, Hong Kong, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Poland.  

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Nov 4 7pm EST - Webinar - The Scaled Agile Framework Lean Portfolio Management

Allen is a SAFe Certified Agile Transformation Coach. He was trained as a Scrum Master by the inventor, Jeff Sutherland. He was trained on Agile Coaching practices by Lyssa Adkins, author of the book Coaching Agile Teams and he was trained on SAFe by the inventor Dean Leffingwell. Allen is a Co-Founder of the newly created Global Agility Consortium LLC, a Scaled Agile Framework Silver Partner, for the purpose of teaching remote and in person SAFe courses in a public setting. He is also the CEO of Alladys Consulting LLC, A SAFe Transformation Consulting company where he teaches SAFe Certified Courses. 

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Oct-28 7pm EST - Webinar - Agility over Agile Frameworks

Kyle Griffin Aretae has 25 years of experience as a programmer, process improvement specialist, and teacher. His extensive knowledge of programming includes C/C++, Android/Java/Groovy, and Python. He has been teaching and implementing XP programming practices since before the Agile Manifesto was written. In the last 10 years, he has worked variously as a lead programmer, agile coach, and trainer/mentor. Because of his forty thousand hours spent teaching and his experience as a programmer, he understands deeply the importance of taking a hands-on approach in the classroom. For fun away from work, Kyle writes android education software and treatises on the theoretical foundations of Agile methodologies.

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Oct -21 7pm EST - Webinar - Scrum @ Scale - Distributed Agile Team Collaboration

Ernesto Custodio has over 25 years of experience working in the IT field. His experience includes Product Management, Software Development Management, Business Development Management, Project Management, Agile Coach, and Agile Trainer working with startups and Fortune 500 Companies. As a Certified Scrum@Scale trainer, (SAFe) Program Consultant (SPC), CS@SP, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSM, CSPO, and PMP, he promotes Agile practices to build innovative solutions.  Ernesto holds an MBA and is a current Information Systems Ph. D. candidate.

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Oct-15 9am EST - Webinar - The Agile Manifesto needs an Update - Change my Mind

For eight years now Christopher has been fostering an environment for success of high-performing teams and organizations through agility. He has worked across a wide range of industries and with some of the largest organizations in the world, as well as with smaller, more lean enterprises. As The Virtual Agile coach, he intends to enable frictionless innovation, regardless of location. He is therefore a firm believer in enabling agility whilst working virtually. Christopher is constantly challenging the status quo, being a 'pirate' and rebelling for good cause and in topics he is passionate about. 

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Oct-08 9am EST - Webinar - Owning your leadership: Why Organizational Change Initiatives tend to Fail​

The ugly truth is that organizational transformations are failing at an alarming rate. Based on their extensive working experience as business consultants, Bartwin and Marcella believe to have found the missing piece in the puzzle of ownership. Something so profound, that you just have to hear it first in order to believe it.

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Sep-30 7pm EST - Webinar - User stories splitting - "Finding the Seams"

An Agile Program and Technical Coach with SolutionsIQ/Accenture. Mitch Goldstein has more than thirty years of experience in the software development industry, working with Agile principles and teams since they came into common use. A pioneer of object-oriented development, enterprise platforming, and Java User Interface (Swing) development, he has spent years honing his craft as a consultant for investment, accounting, insurance, and healthcare organizations.

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Sep-23 7pm EST - Webinar - Accuracy of Estimation and Forecasting in Scaled Agile Environments

Gene Gendel is an organizational design specialist, agile/lean coach and trainer, consultant and adviser to senior leadership.  Almost 15 of 20+ years of his professional experience  – Gene dedicated to working with companies of various sizes and lines of business, trying to help them improve internal dynamics, organizational structure and and becoming a better place to work.  

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Sep-18 7pm EST - Webinar- Unlocking the pathway to Agility through Culture and Leadership

Michael de la Maza is the founder of Heart Healthy Scrum and a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). Previously, he was VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity (acquired by Microsoft in 2006) and co-founder of Inquira (acquired by Oracle in 2011). He is the co-editor of Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners and co-author of Professional Scrum with TFS 2010 and Why Agile Works: The Values Behind The Results. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT. 

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