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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Agile Readiness

Thieves of Agile Adoption: Approaches to Avoid Prior Year Content

Businesses are hit by thieves from all angles. Thieves often go unnoticed until something is missing. If you are adopting agile, you may have thieves stealing from your transformation right now. Every organization is different, but some thieves of agile adoption are well-known. Francie Van Wirkus shares her “most wanted” list of thieves, common organizational impediments and patterns, and her ideas on how to mitigate them. At the foundation of all solutions is strong leadership muscle, so expect stories and action items on how to raise your leadership game. Francie introduces high-level concepts including the mistakes of managing change instead of leading change, pushing culture ahead of environment, and skipping agile coaching. Awareness of what’s stealing from your agile adoption is only part of the conversation. Francie provides real-life actions to keep your strategy and goals on track. Don’t wait for something to go missing from your organization before you take action.

1.00 PMI® PDU
Francie Van Wirkus
Francie Van Wirkus, Francie Van Wirkus

A conqueror of mediocrity, Francie Van Wirkus is a lean agile coach in the insurance and financial services industry, helping people take sustainable steps toward their goals. Her innovative ways of leading and sustaining change have helped lead a large IT transformation effort. Francie is a certified coach, keynote speaker, author, and host of CL&I Radio, an internal corporate radio show focused on all things continuous learning and improvement. Her next challenge is co-hosting Agile Bettys, a fun, motivational podcast about living an agile lifestyle. Francie enjoys racing in Ironman competitions and lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three delightful children.

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