Agile Transformation: the Enterprise, the Team & You

trans·for·ma·tion tran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n/  noun.  a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.

This virtual event featured must-see talks from Agile transformation and organizational design experts around the world.

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True transformation represents a permanent change to the DNA of an organization. Just as a caterpillar experiences metamorphosis to become a butterfly, so do organizations, teams, and individuals as part of an Agile transformation. In this one-day virtual event, we will explore transformational change at all aspects of an organization with special consideration for the team and the individual.

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Keynote Speakers

Esther Derby

I’m an expert in organizational dynamics and a leading thinker in bringing agility to organizations, management, and teams.

I started my career as a programmer, and over the years I’ve worn many hats, including business owner, internal consultant and manager. From all these perspectives, one thing became clear: our level of individual, team and company success was deeply impacted by our work environment and organizational dynamics. As a result, I have spent the last twenty-five years helping companies evolve their environment, culture, and human dynamics for optimum success.

Chris Fussell

Chris Fussell is a Managing Partner and Chief Growth Officer at McChrystal Group, leading the business development, sales, and marketing teams. Chris is an author of the 2015 New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.

Chris was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997, and spent the next 15 years on US Navy SEAL Teams, leading SEAL elements in combat zones around the globe. From war-torn Kosovo, to counter-terrorism operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to highly specialized efforts in the troubled areas of the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, he experienced and led through the modern evolution of the US military’s Special Operations community, first on SEAL Teams Two and Eight, then in the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

Chris was selected to serve as Aide-de-Camp to then-Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during General McChrystal’s final year commanding the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where they served for a year together in Iraq. He witnessed first-hand the Special Operations community’s transformation into a successful, agile network.

Rachel Mendelowitz

Rachel Mendelowitz is an organizational psychology expert and managing partner at McChrystal Group, an elite advisory services firm where she leads the internal product development and research team. She and her team conduct original research, develop new products, and consult on performance management and leadership development solutions. She received her Master of Arts in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, with a concentration in organizational change and consultation.

Session Speakers

Niels Pflaeging

Niels Pflaeging is a passionate and serious advocate for a “new breed“ of leadership and profound change in organizations. He is founder and associate of the BetaCodex Network, and president of his own consulting firm based in Wiesbaden/Germany. Prior to the BetaCodex Network, Niels was for five years a director with the prestigious Beyond Budgeting Round Table BBRT.

His latest book, entitled Organize for Complexity: How to Get Life Back Into Work to Build the High-Performance Organization was lauded by critics and readers and became a bestseller.

Since 2006, Niels has been strongly involved in transformational change projects for firms both in Europe and the Americas. Niels has more than 12 years of consulting experience with companies large and small, and frequently teaches at several academic institutions in Europe.

When Pflaeging shakes the dogmas of management, they crumble in his hands. Financial Times Germany

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Geoff Wilson

President and Founder of 352 Inc., Geoff Wilson is a tech entrepreneur, investor and mentor who found his passion for business at an early age. After starting a successful computer store in high school, Geoff began building websites in his college fraternity house room and 352 Inc. was born. 19 years later, his digital product development agency has grown to more than 75 employees with offices in Atlanta, Tampa and Gainesville, FL.

As 352 grew, Geoff began to focus on the powerful impact of lean and agile methodologies. Geoff implemented these principles into 352 by reorganizing the agency into cross-functional teams and turning managers into servant leaders. Free to focus on a single project at a time, his teams’ quality of work, productivity and morale dramatically increased. Good client relationships became great ones, and 352 began down a path of unprecedented growth.

Doc Norton

Doc is passionate about working with teams to improve delivery and building great organizations. Once a dedicated code slinger, Doc has turned his energy toward helping teams, departments, and companies work better together in the pursuit of better software. Working with a wide range of companies such as Groupon, Nationwide Insurance, and Belly, Doc has applied tenants of agile, lean, systems thinking, and servant leadership to develop highly effective cultures and drastically improve their ability to deliver valuable software and products.

Lisette Sutherland

Lisette produces a podcast series interviewing people and companies doing great things remotely. She is the creator of the Work Together Anywhere Workshop now offered in 18 countries and seven languages. She is about to release her long awaited book “Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things” packed with stories and tips for those who want to successfully bridge distance.

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Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen Appelo is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers.

Jason Yip

Agile Coach at Spotify since early 2015.  Was Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks since early 2001, mostly in Australia. Previously committer on CruiseControl, first Open Source continuous integration server.  First encountered Extreme Programming in 1998.

Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems and resolve risks and manage their product development.
Johanna is the author of more than ten books, including:

  • Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization
  • Project Portfolio Tips: Twelve Ideas for Focusing on the Work You Need to Start & Finish
  • Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Value in Your Project Portfolio (with Jutta Eckstein)
  • Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Project Schedule or Cost

See more of Johanna’s books and writing on http://www.jrothman.com, and http://www.createadaptablelife.com.


Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. With more than 30,000 members and subscribers around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. Agile Alliance organizes and supports events to bring the Agile community together on a global scale.


CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.


International Institute for Learning

IIL’s commitment to improving organizational performance with Intelligence, Integrity and Innovation has made us a trusted learning partner to thousands of global companies — in more than 150 countries. Core competencies include: Agile, Scrum, Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Project and Project Server, Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2®, ITIL®, Leadership and Interpersonal Skills, Corporate Consciousness and Sustainability. For a free consultation visit www.iil.com.

Scrum Alliance

Scrum Alliance

Become part of something bigger than you alone. Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance® is a nonprofit association, having certified more than 450,000 individuals worldwide. Its vision is to “Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. Come sprint with us at www.ScrumAlliance.org.



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