Who: Attendees will benefit from several educational sessions and workshops delivered by recognized and experienced agile experts, including:
Dr. Ahmed Sidky has a Ph.D. in value–based process frameworks for effective agile adoption. Ahmed’s work has gained popularity and respect in the agile community as a pragmatic approach for organizations of all sizes attempting to adopt agile. Ahmed is frequently referred to as “Dr. Agile,” on account of developing a free online agile readiness assessment tool named Doctor Agile (http://www.doctoragile.com). He is the co–author of a top-rated agile adoption book, Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World. On Twitter @ASidky
Diana Larsen Drawing on 15+ years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana is a pragmatic agile consultant with FutureWorks Consulting. Diana leads system-wide groups in collaborative thinking and planning, as well as guiding teams through project kick-offs, chartering and retrospectives. She coaches managers and leaders on their roles in a changing workplace, and presents workshops on agile adoption, self-organizing team development, team leadership and management, organizational change, and leading retrospectives. Diana is a current officer and former chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, and has co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! On Twitter @DianaofPortland
Dave Sharrock drives change within technology-driven organizations through the introduction of agile product development practices, using agile frameworks such as Scrum. As an agile coach, Dave works closely with clients to help introduce sustainable agile change into an organization, providing direction and coaching to executive management teams, supporting organizations to overcome the challenges of agility at scale, and introducing and working with agile teams and product managers on the implementation and improvement of agile methods. On Twitter @DaveSharrock
What: For $69, attendees receive a full day of agile learning, lunch and the opportunity to participate in one of two tracks: Practicing Agile and Planning Agile. The Practicing Agile track is geared toward those interested in agile fundamentals and engineering practices and the Planning Agile track is for those planning and managing multiple teams and projects.
Additionally, the all-afternoon Open Space continues to provide great opportunities for learning. Open Space is a fun, interactive, simple, collaborative discussion format where all attendees have a chance to share best practices with peers and VersionOne’s network of experts.
Added by jmcappello on March 28, 2012