For those of you in the Chicago area, I am excited about an invitation-only event I am hosting on March 21. The topic is, Agile Adoption - What's the Payoff?, and it will feature speakers from Nokia/Navteq and our very own Sally Elatta of Agile Transformation. The purpose is to provide a forum for senior managers who are passionate or interested in Agile to network and learn from each other. We are meeting at Maggiano's downtown and lunch will be included.
This is going to be an exciting opportunity to join the discussion on Agile Adoption. Below is a short blurb about each of the speakers and their topic. If you are a senior manager or leader in your organization, and you want to connect with like-minded individuals, please contact me. You can also download the attached flyer for more information: Invitation for Agile Executive Event Chicago March 21
Financial Payback of Agile Adoption, Jorgen Hesselberg
Agility enables organizations to quickly adopt to changing market conditions. This sounds attractive, but what is the financial impact of increasing the ability to deal with uncertainty? In this interactive talk, Jorgen Hesselberg will explain in plain language and through concrete examples how building a learning organization and maximizing embedded flexibility not only reduces waste, but dramatically improves the ROI of an organization’s initiatives and projects.
Jorgen Hesselberg is the Senior Manager of Enterprise Agile Adoption at Nokia. With over fifteen years of experience in a variety of business environments, Jorgen specializes in helping companies achieve value through strong leadership and effective project management processes and techniques. As Director of Agile Alliance’s Agile Adoption program and speaker at international conferences, Jorgen is a recognized thought leader of Agile Enterprise Transformation.
Enterprise Benefits of Agile Adoption, Sally Elatta
Are you practicing Agile methods but wondering how you can take Agile and Lean methods to the Enterprise Level? Does your organization approve too many projects without understanding capacity? Do you 'push' and multi-task several projects at the same time using the same team members? This short presentation will give you a glimpse into the Enterprise benefits of stable teams and Agile Portfolio Mgmt. Please watch this video before the session: http://bit.ly/VT4gCC
Sally Elatta is the President of Agile Transformation and an Enterprise Agile Coach. Sally has taught thousands and coached dozens of organizations through their Agile Transformation journey. She is the Agile Expert for the PMI Learning, Education and Development (LEAD) community of practice, hosts a popular 'Transforming to Agile' webinar series on PMI.org, and she is a frequent speaker at PMI and Agile conferences.