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Scaling Up by Scaling Down: Successful Agile Adoption in the Large by Focusing on the Individual

Agile Leadership Network Houston

Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)

Houston, United States

Scaling Up by Scaling Down: Successful Agile Adoption in...

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Note that this meeting has been moved one week prior to our normal schedule due to the Christmas holidays.

Scaling Up by Scaling Down: Successful Agile Adoption in the Large by Focusing on the Individual

Over these years I’ve had a growing suspicion which has actually become a certainty regarding the success of Agile adoption. I have found that successful Agile adoption efforts are not primarily based on the practices - and actually not even the "team." I’ve come to believe that the number one reason for the success of any Agile adoption efforts are the individuals themselves - their skills and personalities.

All other aspects of successful Agile adoptions – and the accompanying software development practices - are actually of secondary importance. After all - how do we move a team forward - if the individual members of a team have a hard time understanding the role of personal responsibility in overall success?

The level of personal responsibility of each team member will certainly affect the overall success of the enterprise. In this session - we will explore the ways that individual responsibility can help or hinder Agile development efforts.

Speaker Update

Due to unexpected personal reasons Amr Elssamadisy is unable to travel to Houston as planned. We are grateful to Tim Snyder from Gemba Systems for steipping in to present the same topic.

Tim SnyderTim Snyder is an entrepreneur and dynamic leader in the field of product development and management.

Having spent over 20 years leading and coaching product and service organizations, Tim has gained unique insight into the patterns of organizational success and failure. His career began in the 1980s as a software developer with a start-up product company merging object-oriented programming with rapid application development tools. Ascending from developer to project manager and then Product Development Director, Tim acquired critical experience and insight into how product teams improve and how change impacts productivity.

The latter half of Tim's career has been spent as a coach and trainer in the management and technical services field, guiding transformations at small private firms and multinational fortune 500 enterprises. In 1999 Tim joined then startup Valtech and helped grow the firm from small regional start-up to a multi-national, publicly traded firm with offices around the world.  As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Valtech, Tim was responsible for conceiving and developing the unique services and programs for guiding enterprise transformations to hyper-competitive, lean and agile product development teams. After eight years driving the Valtech strategy and service differentiation, Tim co-founded a new service firm - Gemba Systems - specializing in high-performance development teams and lean-development adoption strategies.

 

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Sysco Corporation

Please join us in thanking Sysco for their generous support in hosting tonight's meeting.

1390 Enclave Parkway - Houston, Texas -  281-584-1390 

Please park in front of either Sysco building (1370 & 1390 Enclave Parkway).

If front lots are full, park on the street along Forkland Drive and walk around to the front entrance of 1390.

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Sysco Corporation
1390 Enclave Parkway
Houston, 77077

Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)


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Agile Leadership Network Houston promotes the growth of agile practices, shares real world experiences with agility, and provides a networking forum for like-minded professionals.

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