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Agile software development is moving from a fringe phenomenon to a mainstream idea that corporate America is taking seriously. With more companies willing to change the way they work, the stories and case studies vary from productivity miracles to complete disasters.
What is Agile? Why should you care even if you are not developing software? How is it relevant to your personal life? Join us for a complimentary presentation by Volker Frank, an executive coach, trainer, and "Agilist". He will provide us with a high-level overview about new ways of organizing work and collaboration that is designed to deal with the ambiguities and complexities of our time. Beyond specific software engineering practices, Agile is a state of mind, a different way of thinking about planning, and an approach that deliberately focuses learning in situations where we can't know and can't control future outcomes.
1. Agile at a high level
2. Agile values and principles with lessons beyond software and work
3. The difference between wishful thinking and planning for the unknown
4. Accountability that supports continuous learning
5. And how the scientific method can inform our everyday lives
About the presenter:
Volker Frank supports technology driven businesses improve their ability to deliver high quality products, quickly respond to changing customer demands and market conditions, and drive innovation. The center of effort is the ability to make business and product decisions based on generating customer value and build high-performance teams through cultural change and great leadership.
Volker brings a unique blend of experiences in technology, leadership development and coaching to his work with clients. He has 12 years of experience in software consulting, UX design, business analysis and product strategy. His involvement in technology driven change initiatives gives him a deep sense for organizational change and organizational development. He provides leadership and agile transformation trainings in combination with team and executive coaching for corporations, medium sized companies and start-ups.
Volker is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master of Design from the University of Cincinnati. He has 10 years of experience in organizational systems work (Systemic Constellations) and is a certified NLP Master Practitioner.