02/06/2013 - 07/06/2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Agile Development and Better Software Conference West
Agile Development and Better Software Conference West, coming to Las Vegas this June!
Discover Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West—the premier collocated conferences for software professionals. These two events bring you the most up-to-date information, tools, and trends regarding agile, project management, people and teams, software testing and QA, software requirements, process improvement, metrics, design, and architecture. Join industry experts and peers for a week jam-packed with learning sessions that will help you make a powerful impact in your job role and for your company.
Planning to attend? Here is a breakdown of your must see sessions;
BigVisible Co-founder George Schlitz “The Five Facets of an Agile Organization” Thursday, June 6, 2013 – 10:15am – 11:30am
Is agile—or lean, kanban, lean startup, etc.—starting to follow the path of other management buzzwords in your organization? Is it losing steam, now resembling only a minor change from the old ways? Have you compromised to “make agile work in our organization?” As organizations introduce new paradigms, they often run into roadblocks of inertia. When these are not overcome, the initial excitement and the potential benefits drain away. Treating changes such as agile as merely a software delivery approach typically means disregarding four other key facets of the agile organization. It is from these neglected areas that most resistance and regression come. George Schlitz presents these five facets—execution, delivery, product, organization, and leadership. This holistic view helps us understand the complex nature of the changes we are introducing; provides a basis for a simple, evolving change strategy; and helps us head off problems before they occur in any organization—but only if we are serious about change.
Jim Elvidge,”Designing Your Organization for Innovation”
If innovation is not part of your team or organizational DNA, your company risks falling behind its competitors, losing market share, and demoralizing your best talent. And yet, you cannot create an innovative organization by simply saying “Be innovative” or adding it to the company values statement. Innovation requires a solid understanding of what motivates people and a deep examination of organizational structure, culture, and leadership styles—such as top-down project control or directive leadership—that may be barriers to innovation. Jim Elvidge explores a path to changing such an environment by improving team empowerment and creating an environment where it is safe to fail. Leaders championing this approach of “environment design” present people with a wider range of learning experiences, resulting in increased responsiveness to change, unleashed creativity, and greater job satisfaction. Learn how to use thinking and analysis tools—including double-loop learning and current reality trees—to find and remove your impediments to innovation
Matt Barcomb presents on “Patterns for Team Collaboration: Toward Whole-Team Quality”
Need more information on the event, including the conference schedule, location and registration? Check it out here.
See you there!
|Las Vegas, Nevada||BV Attended Event|
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Experiment Mapping Workshop with David Bland
Enterprise Lean Startup
Experiment Mapping Workshop
If you experiment just to see what happens, you’ll always be successful at seeing what happens. In this interactive Lean Startup workshop, we’ll introduce Experiment Mapping as a way to get the most out of your experiments. We’ll speak to different types of experiments and how to prevent experiments from becoming decoupled from your value proposition and customer segments. So bring your startup ideas as this will be a hands on session.
David has enjoyed success using lean and agile techniques at several companies in San Francisco and Washington DC. David joined his first dot com startup in 1999 and helped lead it to a 13 million dollar acquisition in 2006.
His current focus is bringing startup thinking into large organizations to foster corporate entrepreneurship. David can usually be found writing, speaking and coaching around lean startup, business model generation and kanban.
Lean Startup Seattle is for anyone interested in the application of Lean Startup Principles and the Customer Development process developed by Steve Blank and refined by Eric Ries. We are bringing the Seattle Lean Startup community together in a variety of formats to learn from each other. What works? What doesn’t? Is lean just a buzzword? Or can it really help build businesses?
REGISTER for the event.
6:00 – Registration
6:30 – Start w/ Intro & Scope
6:35 – “15 Second” Spotlights
6:45 – “15 Minute” Networking (Pizza Included)
7:00 – Presenter and Discussion
8:00 – Closing Remarks
8:15 – Networking Hour
|Seattle, Washington||BigVisible Training|
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Enterprise Lean Startup Workshop - Seattle
Enterprise Lean Startup Workshop – Seattle
Startups aren’t the only companies facing extreme uncertainty. Large organizations are struggling to retain product/market fit as corporate life spans continue to dwindle.
You don’t want to miss your chance to join this one-day, free event in Seattle on June 6! BigVisible coaches will share insights & work hands-on with you, showing you how Lean Startup, Business Model Generation and Customer Development can help your organization. Learn how embracing an experiment driven model can catalyze real change in the way you create and deliver work.
|TBD, TBD||BV Attended Event|
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Lean In With Experiment Mapping - A webinar with David Bland
Enterprise Lean Startup – The Workshop
You’ve read the book, you’ve heard the buzz – it’s time to get started.
If you experiment just to see what happens, you’ll always be successful… at seeing what happens. In this enterprise lean startup webinar, BigVisible’s David J. Bland will introduce Experiment Mapping as a way to systematically identify and validate your riskiest assumptions. We’ll provide insight into experiment design, metrics, users and tips to prevent your work from being decoupled from value.
You don’t have to be a startup to innovate like one.
|Enterprise Lean Startup|