Agile + DevOps West 2023 Leadership Summit Session: Summit Keynote: The Agile Hero’s Journey: Discovering the Treasure of Agile Transformation

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

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

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 transformation aligns with the common “stages” of the Hero’s Journey, and the various roles leaders play along the way. For each of the major stages, Shaun will describe hallmark examples to help you recognize where your organization lands along the path, and provide insights on how to move to the next level. Attendees will leave this presentation with an understanding of where their organization is on its agile journey, recognition of the role you play in your organization's transformation, and what steps can be taken to get to the next stage in the process. Regardless of whether your organization just made the decision to go agile or it’s been doing agile for years, you will gain valuable insights from this presentation as organizational transformation is a never-ending effort.

Zenergy Technologies, Inc.

Shaun Bradshaw is Vice President of Agile & Quality of Zenergy Technologies, a modern software delivery solutions firm with multiple industry experts under one roof. With more than 25 years in the IT industry, Shaun is a recognized expert, coach, and thought leader in QA and test process improvement, metrics, and agile adoption. Shaun has architected the test strategy and managed large teams of testers for numerous projects, including multi-year software development implementations. Shaun has been practicing agile since 2006 and spends a majority of his consulting time assisting organizations through their agile transformations, coaching leaders, managers, and teams to embrace both agile practices and agile mindsets.