Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:00:00 AM Pierpont's at Union Station 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO

How to Create and Execute a Strategy for Scaling Agile

Agile practices have become the de facto standard for organizing around work in the today's organizations. Here's your chance to find out how to
better leverage Agile at your business.\

Who This For
In their '11th Annual State of Agile Report', VersionOne reports the top benefits enjoyed by companies adopting Agile Practices include improvements in:
• Ability to manage changing priorities
• Project visibility
• Increased team productivity
• Delivery speed/time to market
• Team morale
• Business/IT alignment
• Software quality
• Project predictability
• Project risk reduction
• Engineering discipline
• Software maintainability
• Managing distributed teams
• Project cost reduction

If you are a C-level executive facing challenges in any of the areas listed above, then this Executive Breakfast is for you.
Transitioning vs Scaling

Making the transition to Agile practices often begins with a few teams or workgroups. But, to fully realize the benefits of Agile, business leaders must scale those practices from the team level to the enterprise. Bringing Agile to the enterprise has unique challenges. What worked for a smaller group, may not hold at scale.

Learn the best practices, as well as the pitfalls to avoid, when planning your training, communication and execution of Agile practices at the enterprise level.

No Silver Bullet
While there is no silver bullet when it comes to scaling Agile practices, there are some successful patterns that can be leveraged for their intelligence and structure.

Join us for an executive breakfast on Friday April 27, 2018 from 7-9 AM where we'll discuss:
• the Scaled Agile Framework or (www.scaledagileframework.com)
• the importance of having a roadmap for introducing, planning and executing the change management involved when scaling Agile
• some experience reports others have seen when introducing and leveraging SAFe.

Martin Olson, of Scaling Matters, LLC and Silicon Prairie Solutions, Inc. will lead the session. Martin has been working with Lean and Agile practices for over seventeen years and has been helping companies with the Scaled Agile Framework for the last five. His clients range from Fortune 50 organizations to privately held companies of less than 100 people. Martin provides a unique perspective on this topic as holds certifications both as a Scaled Agile Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), and as a Certified Organizational Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC). He also holds an MBA from the University of Kansas. Martin can be reached at martin@scalingmatters.com

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