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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Lean Executive Agility Framework

In today’s business environment, organizations cannot afford to resist change and move slowly. They have to move quickly, adapt frequently, and turn on a dime when conditions demand it. This is not always easy to do. Organizations of all shapes and sizes can become rooted in habits and processes that get in the way of efficiency and productivity. Adopting lean and agile practices is a great way to break free from those impediments. However, if leaders want their teams to be transparent and agile, the leaders must first embrace those practices themselves and lead by example. Based on his experience as CEO of LeanDog, Jon Stahl shares how he and his leadership team apply agile and lean techniques not only to delivering software but also to running the company. Explore practices including Fist of Five, Six Thinking Hats, Collaboration 8, and building Big Visual Rooms complete with Program Alignment Walls, Key Performance Indicators, and “Delight” walls.

Jon Stahl

Jon Stahl is CEO and co-founder of LeanDog, a company that focuses on agile consulting as well as software design and delivery. Jon has been practicing and upholding the values of the Agile Manifesto and lean for more than twelve years, coaching companies at all levels across IT and business. He is known worldwide for his public speaking and coaching on topics such as executive agility, kanban, PMO, and Agile Explained. Jon is the lead author of the LeanDog Agile Discussion Guide, which instructs on more than sixty best agile practices. An eBook version of this guide can be downloaded free from LeanDog.