Abstract/Description

Are you excited about adopting Agile? Have you put in place the roles, artifacts, meetings, tools, lingo, and teams? Are you then realizing the promised benefits -- happy customers, quality product, reliable delivery teams, faster releases?

Would you honestly answer "yes"? Or would your answer really be "only some of the benefits," "inconsistently," or "we did, initially"? If so, you're not alone. In most organizations, these results are due to an Agile implementation that is mechanical, rigid, and driven by tools and so-called "best practices." But Agile is much more than a process; it’s first and foremost a mind-set that permeates your actions. Without the mind-set, you cannot achieve *and sustain* great results.

In this talk, Gil Broza will guide you through the values, beliefs, and principles that define Agile thinking. You’ll learn how to choose Agile-minded methods, process, and practices for your needs and context. And with the deep understanding of what makes Agile work, you’ll be able to support mindful implementation and the necessary culture change.

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About the Speaker(s)

Gil Broza can help you increase organizational agility and team performance with minimal risk and thrashing. Dozens of companies seeking transformations, makeovers, or improvements have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful support for customizing Agile in their contexts. These days, several of the world’s largest organizations are having him train hundreds of their managers in technology and business (up to VP level) on practical Agile leadership. Gil’s best-selling 2012 book, The Human Side of Agile, guides Agile leaders in growing and guiding their teams to outstanding performance. His 2015 book, The Agile Mind-Set, helps practitioners become truly Agile about their work. Gil is a regular contributor to projectmanagement.com, a leading PMI publication. He has been a regular contributor and three-time track chair for the Agile 20xx series of conferences, a sought-after speaker for other industry events and groups, and a host of numerous public webinars about Agility. Get a taste of his approach at http://3pvantage.com/free_resources/. Since 2004, Gil has worked with organizations of every size and industry; he has conducted readiness and Agility assessments, skills and mind-set training, project kick-offs, large-scale transitions, ongoing process coaching, retrospectives, and process tune-ups. Prior to becoming a consultant, Gil was an R&D manager, team leader, and developer for 12 years. He remains proficient in Java, enterprise software, and web development. Gil has an M.Sc. in Computational Linguistics and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and has studied organizational behaviour and development extensively. Gil lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife and twins.