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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Agile Leadership

The Mindset of Managing Uncertainty: The Key to Agile Success

The speed of global change and the advancement of technology will continue to increase the uncertainty in our work. Those with an Agile Mindset can manage uncertainty through continuous value-based discovery; those with a Fixed Mindset try to “freeze” things early to decrease uncertainty. Unfortunately, many people never switch their mindset and are doing agile while not being agile. Ahmed Sidky explains that your mindset is at the heart of your day-to-day challenges as you try to manage uncertainty more effectively. He describes how mindset impacts not only the way people think but also how people use agile practices including iterations and estimation. Whether you are just starting your journey to agile or have been doing agile but feel that you are missing some of the underlying theories and concepts behind the practices, this session is for you. Come and examine your mindset for a more productive agile journey.

Ahmed Sidky, SCG Inc.

Ahmed Sidky, aka Dr. Agile, combines more than fifteen years of software development experience with research from his Ph.D. in agile transformation and agility assessment to guide enterprise agile transformations in Fortune 100 companies. Ahmed helps small to medium companies worldwide realize sustainable organizational agility and educates people—CEOs to developers—on the agile mindset and creating lean high-performing teams. The principal consultant at SCG Inc. and co-author of Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World, Ahmed consults, teaches, and writes.

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