Agile2022 Conference

Need some help with your organization’s Agile transformation?

In the Business Agility Lab at Agile2022, experienced business leaders who understand the benefits of applying Agile across an organization will be on hand to offer workshops (listed below) and one-on-one guidance to help you improve your company’s ability to respond to your customers’ emerging needs.

Meet the Agile experts at the Business Agility Lab

Ray Arell

Ray Arell

Director of Agile Transformation
Dell Technologies

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Ray Arell is the Director of Agile Transformation at Dell Technologies. Ray is a collaborative and inclusive leader who loves to inspire and motivate others to achieve their full potential. Ray has 30 years of experience building and leading outstanding multinational teams in Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits, and startups. He is recognized as a leading expert in large-scale Agile adoptions, engineering practices, Lean, and complex adaptive systems

Tobey Aumann

Tobey Aumann

Principal Flow Advisor
Tasktop

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Tobey Aumann is the Principal Flow Advisor at Tasktop. A sort of chaotic good DevOps cleric, they model influence without authority while working with leaders and highly technical teams to find and exercise their power in their organizations.

Shawna Cullinan

Shawna Cullinan

VP of Product Delivery
GoodRX

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Shawna Cullinan is the VP of Product Delivery for GoodRX. Before joining GoodRX, she led large agile transformations in highly complex enterprise organizations, including Ticketmaster, E! Online, the LA Times, and Tribune. She brings over 20 years of experience in software development and empowering organizations seeking to move faster, be more nimble and motivate and advocate for their teams. Shawna has spent time in multiple leadership disciplines, including program management, product, UX designer, and Front-End Development. Her well-rounded experience and visual learning approach support collaboration, facilitation, and empowering change across the entire organizational ecosystem.

Dana Dismukes

Dana Dismukes

Agile Transformation Leader
Dell Technologies

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Dana Dismukes is an Agile Transformation Leader at Dell Technologies. Dana is the Strategic Agilist for Dell’s APEX program, joining the program in 2021. Before joining Dell, Dana was Director of Project/Program Management Execution at MetLife. She was an Agile Trainer, launched agile transformations, and led a team of coaches, Scrum Masters, and Release Train Engineers. Dana has experience as a Scrum Master herself, leading a cross-functional, multi-regional development team at IBM. Dana is a Registered Scrum@Scale Scrum Master/Product Owner and Practitioner trainer. She is also a SAFe SPC and trainer.

Rhea Stadick

Rhea Stadick

Director of Agile Leadership

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Rhea’s experience extends from Agile coaching and transformation to complexity-based design and practices in Fortune 50 companies. Throughout her career, she has been driven to improve the work approach and environment of organizations to enable healthy, thriving teams that create and innovate high-value products. Rhea is a community builder and has started large global conferences, guiding coalitions to empower change agents, and co-founded the Future of Work community. She has a passion to create spaces that connect diverse ideas and experiences for emergent, generative results.

Suma Sundaram Aggarwal

Suma Sundaram Aggarwal

Agile Transformation Leader
Dell Technologies

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Suma Sundaram Aggarwal is an Agile Transformation Leader at Dell Technologies. She has enjoyed her career in Technology in the areas of Telecom, Data Storage & IT Solutions. As a results-oriented, collaborative, and transparent leader, she is interested in developing high-performing teams. Suma is currently the Lead Agilist for Dell’s Primary Storage Division. She also leads a global team of agile coaches and Release Train Engineers who enable planning and execution at scale across all PowerStore Product Solutions at Dell. She has experience as a Release Train Engineer herself and drives positive change through continuous improvement. Suma is a Registered Scrum@Scale Scrum Master/Product Owner and Practitioner trainer, and a SAFe SPC and trainer.

The 2022 Business Agility Lab Workshops

Monday, July 18th


Introduction to Business Agility
Business Agility is the organizational heuristics and flexible mindset to detect and react quickly to opportunities or issues within a diverse set of circumstances to maintain or grow stakeholder value. This is a broader context than just using Agile to develop software. It expands the Agile mindset and tools to the entire organization. This introduction will give an overview of the critical heuristics and have an open discussion about the concepts.

It All Starts With a Vision
Organizations try to rally at the project level and fail to bring culture and agility into their vision statement. Creating a single vision is core to having something concrete to ideate around and have some fun with. In this session, we will do several exercises to help you create and form a vision to help rally and motivate your organization.

Afternoon ACN Lean Coffee on Business Agility Topics

The Agile Coaching Network (ACN) has grown to over 4000+ members! It is a monthly live event and podcast that has reached over 120K people. We will be holding a daily ACN Lean Coffee session to talk about whatever is top of mind about your Agile adoptions. Please join us and add your voice to the conversation.

Tuesday, July 19th


Facilitating a Mindset Shift
In this session, we will give you an overview of ways to amplify a mindset shift in your organization. This topic will also address dealing with internal bureaucracies and people defending the status quo.

Dealing with the Frozen Middle
Since it was coined the frozen middle a decade ago, we have had a number of methods and ways to thaw and help teams pull away from current norms. This session will work to explore what the frozen middle is and strategies and technics to help this group move more toward an Agile way of work.

Afternoon ACN Lean Coffee on Business Agility Topics
The Agile Coaching Network (ACN) has grown to over 4000+ members! It is a monthly live event and podcast that has reached over 120K people. We will be holding a daily ACN Lean Coffee session to talk about whatever is top of mind about your Agile adoptions. Please join us and add your voice to the conversation.

Wednesday, July 20th


Remote and Hybrid Work
With work shifting in a post-covid world, how are teams working to create effective teams and shared communities?  Also, as coaches how do we adjust our own work patterns to reach, engage, and help teams to learn when working remotely. Lastly, we look at some of the key anti-patterns of remote work.

The Frozen Middle
Since it was coined the frozen middle a decade ago, we have had a number of methods and ways to thaw and help teams pull away from old norms. This session will work to explore what the frozen middle is and strategies and techniques to help this group move more toward an Agile way of work.

DudeFest
For decades, David Hussman helped a number of us with our Agile transformations and business agility. Unfortunately, the death of the Dude several years ago was a massive loss to our community. So, here at Agile2022, let’s spend a little time remembering David. Come with your stories and fond memories. If you never got a chance to meet the Dude, here is your opportunity to learn the Dude’s law and learn more about David Hussman.

Thursday, July 21st


Building a Lean Enterprise
In this session, we will demonstrate the breaking down of the crucial elements of a lean enterprise. This will include how to build out Lean Value Trees and strategies around investments. Seating is limited, so please plan appropriately.

Agile Roles in Large Transformations
In this session, we will talk about strategic vs. execution Agilests, and dig into what is the scope of each role and how they work together.

Business Agility Mentoring and Small Group Chats
Have questions about Agile working across your business? Then please stop by the lab and sign up for 1:1 or group mentoring on the subjects of your choice. We’ll have many business agility mentors available to provide you with advice.

Agile 101 Team Illustration

Get the Agile help you need at Agile2022!

The Business Agility Lab is just one series of sessions at Agile2022, that includes keynotes, in-depth workshops, panel discussions, speaker sessions, and more! All are designed to help you learn about the latest Agile practices, ideas, and strategies from the world’s leading experts, change agents, and innovators. We hope to see you in person this July in Nashville, Tennessee for Agile2022!