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2065 W. Obispo Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
6:00 - Registration (Infusionsoft providing Food and Drink)
6:20 - Announcements and topic selection
6:30 - Begin the “Le(t)go your organization!”
8:00 - Announcements
PLEASE REGISTER - If you are already a member of the Phoenix Scrum User’s Group, you have already received an email about this event, just select the “Registration Link” in that email. If you’ve not received that email, please sign-up (on the right), and we’ll get it out to you!!
Topic Overview: Le(t)go your organization!: Analysis of Organizational Design using “Whole-team Dynamic Organizational Modeling
In large geographically distributed organizations where the size of the product exceeds what a single Scrum team can build, we think through the best way to organize teams and work. Over the past year, we have been working with large projects (over 100 people), distributed in several countries and helping them develop organizational models that they can use to visualize how teams and work could be best organized to maximize agility.
In this workshop, we guide the participants through the process of assessing and developing large organizational models. The models provide business stakeholders with a tool to assess the trade-offs of different organizational models visually and rapidly. Whether you are responsible for building a large scale global Agile organization, or are a team member with ideas on how to organize teams and work, this workshop provides you with tools to develop organizational “preto-types” to use for communication and troubleshooting large-scale Agile organizational design.
In this session we will build a backlog of organizational structural impediments – and then we will model the proposed fixes. The modeling will be done using Lego bricks, pipe cleaners, among other provided modeling tools.
Speaker Bio: Catherine Louis
Catherine’s focus is on helping organizations transition from traditional (waterfall) project-driven governance to adopting Agile/Scrum in a Lean, continuous flow framework. Her focus is not just on the R&D development teams, rather it is on the end-to-end flow from the “idea” phase at the front-end of development, through to full support of large, multi-customer based established products involving Channel Partners, Supply Management, Operations and Offshore partners. Catherine has over 20 years of software development experience in complex product development in large telecommunication firms. Her focus is on Agile methods, Agile R&D, and managing organizational Agile transitions: Enabling change to build speed and flexibility in business. She can be reached at: cll at cll-group dot com.
Speaker Bio: Mike Vizdos
Mike is an experienced agile coach, Certified ScrumTrainer, speaker, and author. In addition to working with clients converting to more iterative and incremental methodologies (including one of the largest enterprise agile rollouts to date), he is the creator of the website www.implementingscrum.com. He conducts international agile coaching and training sessions along with speaking at many users groups and conferences about real-world agile experiences. His preference is to work with clients on a short-term basis, no matter where they are in the adoption change-curve.