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Agile Leadership Summit


Thursday, June 18 (1pm-4:30pm) &
Friday, June 19 (1pm-3:30pm)

Agile Leadership Summit

The business world is changing faster than ever. Dynamic global markets are forcing organizations to continuously transform to stay ahead. But internal and external forces provide both opportunities and challenges for leaders. Join in the conversation with your peers as experienced business leaders share their lessons learned while leading change. Learn about best practices and pitfalls from those that have done it successfully before.

At the 2020 Agile+DevOps Leadership Summit, program chair Jeffery Payne brings together senior industry leaders— Jeff Gallimore and Lee Eason — for an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences. Each of these leaders brings a unique perspective on leadership to the table and will provide Summit participants with lessons learned and practical techniques for leading teams, addressing management challenges, and gaining senior management buy-in.

Also, bring your biggest issues and challenges to the Agile+DevOps Leadership Summit, where you can draw on the knowledge and experiences of these leaders and your fellow leaders who may have already faced and solved some of your issues. You’ll hear what’s working—and not working—and have the opportunity to share your experiences and successes. The Agile+DevOps Leadership Summit is a perfect opportunity for you to:

The Agile Leadership Summit is a perfect opportunity for you to: 

  • Participate in insightful and informative sessions focusing on leadership issues
  • Meet and network with your peers in the industry
  • Join the “think tank” discussion with industry veterans
  • Develop new ideas and action plans for innovation within your organization

Thursday, June 18

Jeff Payne

Agile Leadership Summit: Opening Remarks: Jeffery Payne, Coveros (Summit Moderator)

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:15pm

Join Jeff Payne as he kicks off the Agile Leadership Summit right before the first Keynote speaker presentation.

Jeff Gallimore

Agile Leadership Summit: Decoding Culture: How Culture Can Improve Performance and Increase Joy

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

We’ve all heard culture is vital to creating and sustaining a healthy organization. It was even Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year in 2014! We also know culture is notoriously hard to describe in a meaningful way. Even harder than describing culture is demonstrating its contribution to organizational performance. We know culture is important. But for all its importance, we’ve had few tools and limited research to describe or quantify culture. Join Jeff Gallimore as he explores the critical aspects of culture and discusses how a strong culture can improve corporate performance while keeping...

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Lee Eason
IHS Markit

Agile Leadership Summit: Transform Yourself Before Transforming Others

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The aspiration of leadership is often rooted in character traits that make effectively leading healthy organizations difficult. Pride, ego, and ambition are powerful internal motivators, but they must be tempered in order for you to grow into the kind of leader your people need. An effective transformation of any kind must start with you to be successful. Join Lee Eason as he shares his stories of leading organizational change while highlighting the personal growth that had to occur for him to be successful. Learn how Lee lead product development turn-arounds and widespread organizational...

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Jeff Payne

Agile Leadership Summit: Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

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.

Friday, June 19

Jeff Payne

Agile Leadership Summit: Think Tank Discussion Part II: Leadership Solutions

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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.

Jeff Payne

Agile Leadership Summit: Think Tank Discussion Part III: Presentation of Results

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.