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. 

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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