Abstract/Description

If Agile is no “accident” and has emerged at exactly the right time, then what is its purpose in meeting today’s significant challenges and paradigm shifts? This is the question our panelists will help you explore as they share how they are applying agility to address planetary-level issues such as climate change, poverty, sustainability, and more. As a global community, we are at the very beginning of this exploration and we are experimenting with others inside and outside the agile community to find out what role we Agilists have to play.

About the Speaker(s)

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Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. Jutta has recently pair-written with John Buck a book entitled Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (dubbed BOSSA nova). Besides that, she has published her experience in her books Agile Software Development in the Large, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio. Jutta is a member of the Agile Alliance (having served the board of directors from 2003-2007) and a member of the program committee of many different American, Asian, and European conferences, where she has also presented her work. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. (MSc.) in Product-Engineering, a B.A. in Education, and is trained as pollution control commissioner on ecological environmentalism.

I believe that Agile is a brilliant, emergent response to help us thrive in our ever-increasingly complex, changeable and interconnected world. My current focus is coaching Leadership Teams and Boards of Directors to take up the Agile transformation that is theirs to do -- on both a personal and group level. For many years I have been a passionate contributor to the discipline and profession of Agile Coaching and have trained thousands of agilists in the knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to coach teams and organizations to get full benefits of Agile.  In 2010, I authored Coaching Agile Teams which is still a best seller 10 years later.

Sally Elatta is the CEO and founder of AgilityHealth and AgileVideos. Sally is a thought leader in the space of Business Agility and Measurement. She is a dynamic and engaging speaker who advises top executives of leading global organizations. Sally strongly believes in measuring what matters, and that measurement without growth is effort without impact. In her free time, she is an activist and founded the non-profit Sudan NextGen. Sally has three beautiful children, loves music and travel.

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