Agile + DevOps West 2019 - Leadership Summit Sessions
Thursday, June 6
Kickoff the Agile Leadership Summit with a reception and some networking.
Friday, June 7
Search the internet for agile transformation roadmaps and you’ll find multiple articles, blogs and experts talk about major agile transformations taking between 3-5 years. Three to five years is too long to transform anything in our rapidly changing world. Once a transformation effort runs over 12 months, it’s in the danger zone. You’ll start hearing the cynics come out of the wood work saying, “We already tried this before and failed.” or “I told you so.” Next your CTO’s position is in danger and the revolving door keeps going around and around. Join Stan Guzik to learn how he transformed...
Whether you are responsible for driving transformation in the DevOps, Data, Cloud or Agile spaces, success hinges in large part on your ability to effectively message and engage executive leaders. Knowing how to strategically manage the executive landscape by educating leaders on benefits, earning their trust, gaining sponsorship and motivating them to action is an art, and something that doesn’t just happen – it takes a focused and purposeful approach, hard work, creativity and a lot of patience. Michelle DeCarlo will share proven executive engagement strategies she has successfully...
Join with your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. Using answers to the question “As a Leader, What is Keeping You Up at Night?” posed at Thursday’s evening reception, participants will form small groups to work on finding solutions to pressing test management issues. Discussions will review identified issues, barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank, all feedback will be collected and posted online to encourage further collaboration.
Based upon the problem definitions developed during Part I of the Think Tank, small groups will brainstorm on how to best solve these challenges, leveraging the collective wisdom of peers and Summit speakers. Each group will designate a representative to present its results and practice delivery.
Small group representatives will each be given five minutes to present their leadership solutions. Summit participants will vote on which group produced the best solutions.