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Agile + DevOps Leadership Summit

Leading Change in the New Normal

FRIDAY, JUNE 9 | 8:30AM-3:00PM PT

Leadership has never been more important. Between navigating on-going economic challenges, dealing with staffing changes, and addressing tough issues surrounding back-to-office policies, while keeping our teams focused on business results is a challenge. Join in the conversation with your peers as experienced technology leaders share ways to lead and make software organizations successful. Discover how seasoned leaders have grown their leadership skills and what they believe the keys are to becoming exceptional leader

At the 2023 Agile+DevOps Leadership Summit, program chair Jeffery Payne and industry quality leader, Shaun Bradshaw, team up to lead 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 9

Jeff Payne

Opening Remarks

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 8:30am to 8:45am

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

Zenergy Technologies, Inc.

Summit Keynote: The Agile Hero’s Journey: Discovering the Treasure of Agile Transformation

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 8:45am to 10:00am

Joseph Campbell, in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, explains that myths from across the globe follow a similar pattern. He theorized that these myths were (and are) so powerful because every person sees in themselves the opportunity to improve and transform. Similarly, organizations seeking the treasure of agile transformation: increased productivity, better value for their customers, improved working relationships across the organization, etc. can relate to, at least some aspects of the Hero’s Journey.

Join Shaun Bradshaw, as he explains how organizational agile...

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Jeff Payne

Summit Lean Coffee: Leadership Secrets From the Room

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 10:15am to 11:30am

While everyone has their own approach to leadership, we all have our go-to tips and tricks that can help others lead teams, organizations, and ourselves. These may be techniques for motivating staff, growing team skills, managing senior executives, or finding the right people for your organization.

During this collaborative lean coffee session, Jeffery Payne will facilitate a discussion to elicit and discuss those leadership secrets used effectively by Summit participants. Using a lean coffee meeting format, participants will choose which aspects of leadership to discuss, vote on...

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Jeff Payne

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

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 11:30am to 3:00pm

Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions11:30 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 leadership & 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...

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