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Agile + DevOps Leadership Summit

Leading in a Challenging World

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 | 8:30AM-3:00PM PT


Leadership has never been more important. Between having to lead remotely, deal with economic uncertainty, and navigate the COVID waters, the current environment is a challenge. Join in the conversation with your peers as experienced technology leaders share ways to lead and make organizations successful. Discover how seasoned leaders have grown their leadership skills and what they believe the keys are to becoming an exceptional leader.

At the 2022 Agile + DevOps Leadership Summit, program chair Jeffery Payne brings together senior industry leaders— Arlen Bankston and Bob Galen — 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:

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


Please be sure to add-on the Agile + DevOps Leadership Summit to your in-person conference package!

Friday, June 17

Jeff Payne

Opening Remarks

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 8:30am to 8:45am

Welcoming remarks from Leadership Summit Moderator, Jeffery Payne to kick the Summit off and discuss the days agenda.

Arlen Bankston
Adaptagility LLC

Summit Keynote: The Secret Recipe of Scaling

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 8:45am to 10:00am

With the rapid proliferation of agile scaling frameworks, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and simply grab a popular one off the shelf. However, there are certain practices that can be helpful in some circumstances and active hindrances in others, and many come with trade-offs that require close consideration. Agility means adapting your approach to your circumstances, but before you construct a method of your own it’s important to understand the variations between available frameworks and their suitability to your situation.

Join Arlen Bankston as he explains how...

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Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

Summit Keynote: Coaching Your Way to Leadership

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

There are perspectives that imply Agile coaching is for a small set of specialized agilists who serve to improve everyone else. Or that it’s a unique role that others, including managers and leaders, will find difficult to impossible to master. This talk intends to debunk those notions. Everyone has leadership potential and can rise to be a leader. And leaders must learn to effectively coach if they are to be successful.

In this workshop, Bob Galen will explore the nuance associated with Agile coaching to demystify it and encourage you to find your inner Agile...

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Jeff Payne

Think Tank Discussion Parts I, II, III, and Wrap-Up

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions

11:30 AM

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...

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