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Wednesday, August 7 • 9:00am - 10:15am
The 7 Essentials of Leading an Agile Transformation (Brian Lawrence) FILLING

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Many companies think the way to transform to Agile is to bring in an Agile training company, train all their employees, then set the teams loose, sit back, and do business as usual. These companies can’t understand why, after a year or so, they still aren’t “Agile” and why projects continue to flounder. One of the keys is to understand that Agile transformations require managers to do more leading and less managing. For managers, Agile is about paving the way, then getting out of the way. Brian Lawrence talks about Gateway EDI’s Agile transformation and the role of both IT and business leaders in this transformation. He presents 7 key essentials that managers need to learn and follow in order for an Agile transformation to succeed. These essentials include dealing with non-Agile business thinking, IT management style changes, how roles such as project managers must transform, and how to measure success without fostering negative behavior.

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Brian Lawrence

IT Director, TriZetto Provider Solutions (formerly Gateway EDI)
I have been a process junky since the days of Edward Yourdan. During my career I've taken development organizations through many methdology transformations. I love process improvement and looking at ways of doing things better, faster, cheaper. In my spare time, I write short stories... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
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