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Thursday, August 10 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Agile Transformations Beyond Teams (Bill DeVoe) POPULAR

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Agile transformations are usually focused on our IT organizations. As change agents, we've become adept at changing our software teams but we often experience resistance when talking with groups outside of IT - in particular HR and Finance. If your people systems use carrots and sticks and your company funds projects, not teams, your transformation won't see it's maximum benefit and may flounder. In this talk, I'll discuss how I've engaged HR and Finance teams to bring them along the agile path. We'll cover common challenges and missteps and how to address them. And I'll provide you with talking points and practical actions you can take immediately to start making changes to your whole company and effect transformations beyond your teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will understand the roots of resistance to agile from HR and Finance teams. They'll leave with talking points to bring to their departments and action plans on what they can do to start working with those departments to transform them to support an agile framework.


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Bill DeVoe

Principal Agile Evangelist, Velocity Partners
I've worked in agile shops as a developer in the trenches, a manager, product owner, coach, and agile evangelist. I have a diverse background and I've introduced or adapted agile processes with everything from Fortune 10 companies to small startups. My role at Velocity Partners encompasses... Read More →

Thursday August 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am EDT