Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 5th and 6th 2013
I lead. For fun.
I'm an international speaker, coach, and trainer who's helped grow businesses from break even to beyond $100M. Over the past 15 years I've led businesses & programs using Agile & Waterfall in both software and hardware, B2B and B2C. Currently, I'm working with teams running Kanban and Scrum while advancing Lean practices. I love helping organizations bring order out of chaos, turning strategies into results.
Who do you know who might know someone who could SEE a benefit in CLEARLY sharing their ideas? Or, do you simply wish you could persuade stormtroopers these are not the 'droids they're looking for?
Would you like to influence how others perceive you when networking, leading teams or interviewing? In this interactive (that means audience participation!) session we’ll cover:
* Why this works
* Simple, verbal techniques to build rapport fast
* Practice on how to build and break rapport (helpful to keep discussions concise!)
Come learn some simple, yet subtle techniques to shift communication effectiveness by a factor of 5 or more. And while participants are advised away from initial use with stormtroopers - VCs, angels, executives and clients are fair game.
Want to build a high performing team? How about a high performing business at enterprise scale? Agile thrives with individual teams, yet even Ken Schwaber asserts 75% of organizations using scrum won't succeed in getting the benefits they hope for from it. Many such organizations have been structured by default along hierarchical lines, rather than by design for iterative work. A set of established and emerging ideas to address organizational impediments point to a future where Agile introductions Go Big, rather than Go Home. Not simply theory, this session will overlay some of these ideas onto a real world example of a hw/sw business that scaled from break even to $4B in 4y. Come learn some Tricky Bits to help run Agile at Enterprise Scale.