Agile + DevOps East 2020 Concurrent Session : Partnering Up – Giving Leaders the Limelight of Transformation

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Partnering Up – Giving Leaders the Limelight of Transformation

As agile coaches, we feel the frustrations with teams and leaders, we see the pain points in the organization, and we want to lead people to a more lean-agile future. Moreover, agile coaches may put the weight of the entire transformation on their own shoulders. At times, our own egos can get in the way of our effectiveness by limiting our ability to partner with others and share the limelight.

What would it mean to share the burden of transformation—and the limelight—with leaders?

How can an agile coach enable them to be the face of the change and motivate others to think and work differently?

In this interactive session, learn a model on how to connect with leaders. Join Allison and Zeenat to hear their experiences, practice in a scenario-based activity, and walk away with practical tips on how to implement this model in your organization.

Allison Pollard

Allison Pollard helps organizations create Agility by building trust between business & IT, leaders & teams, and within teams. As Technical Director for Improving, she is a curator of agile frameworks and change methods who coaches leaders and teams to improve work relationships and enable better delivery. Allison is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.

Lean Agile Solution

Zeenat Fadwani is currently a Managing Partner with Lean Agile Solution. As a former IT executive, Zeenat is uniquely equipped to work across the value chain from one team up to the largest enterprises needing transformation. She was at the forefront of the Scaled Agile transformation at AmerisourceBergen (a Fortune 10 company) and implemented a SAFe Agile Release Train for the entire department. Her multi-disciplinary approach, passion for excellence, and ability to bring Business and IT together makes Zeenat a recognizable expert in business agility. With her clients, she brings fun to engage teams while changing mindsets with focus on flow of value.