Agile Impacts for the Enterprise

Agile's Impact on the Enterprise

At its basis, Agile is a way of working. Based on a set of values and built on a foundation of guiding principles. The reality is those values and principles run contrary to the way business operates today, they are basically counter intuitive to how we've been taught to live and work. So when an organization, at any level, considers moving to Agile the must be prepared for a transformation. Most people expect a new process, method or practice. Agile requires a transformation in the way the organization conducts its work.

In this presentation, we will initially discuss what is Agile from a business prospective. This section will look at the values and guiding principles through the filter of how the world thinks today verses how Agile wants you to think. From there we will discuss some of the fundamental Agile practices that have developed off those values and principles, one of the primary practices we will discuss is the self-organized team. Which can carries through to any deployment of agile (from software, to marketing, to sales, to operations).

Finally, we will look at the impact Agile is having on business and jobs. We will look at salaries, certifications, professions and industries. All the data will be taken from the 2013 Agile Salary Survey conducted by ASPE Inc. (over 2,000 professionals across North America filled out the survey). This will help you as a professional decide what direction if any you would want to take on a path to adding Agile to your professional toolkit.

Featured Speakers

ASPE's David Mantica is president of the ASPE (American Society of Professional Education) family of professional training companies. His career as a business leader in the training industry spans almost twenty years. As a specialist in business-to-business continuing education, David brings deep experience to roles in executive, product management, marketing and operations capacities. He has an impressive portfolio of goal-driven successes identifying market opportunities in the training sector and responding with training product development initiatives. He has led or conducted product management efforts around more than 300 training courses, delivered both as expert-led classroom programs and live online training delivered remotely.

David started his career with an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Maryland. During his career as a professional training leader, he has sat on numerous certification committees and supported the work of many certifying bodies including the Scrum Alliance, PMI, IIBA, TruSecure and CompTIA. David was instrumental in the development and delivery of the professional training industry's first remote, voice over IP enabled live instructor-led training. David also chaired CompTIA's Learning Alliance formulation committee and is currently on the board of IIOM (International Institute of Outsourced Management).

David has been a broad contributor to the field of professional training. Besides his tenure on various private industry certification boards, he has written articles and spoken at many industry conferences, including numerous IIBA and PMI chapter meetings, Comdex Chicago, OSP Conference, ACUTA conference and 1-jobs Career Fairs. He currently writes weekly on the ASPE-SDLC and ASPE-ROI blogs, and has facilitated or presented many dozens of free information sessions and web seminars to more than 3,000 professionals. These programs encompassed a wide array of topics on software development, technology tools, marketing and project management. David has directed and published multiple salary surveys in the professional areas of Agile development, project management and business analysis. He also specializes in topics focusing on the alignment of business needs and technology resources, and building training solutions around it.

Schedule of Events

5:30pm - 6:00pm Registration and appetizers
6:00pm - 6:15pm WITI Introductions
6:15pm - 7:15pm Speaker & Q/A
7:15pm - 7:30pm Networking & Raffle
7:30pm adjourn

(* Appetizers and soft drinks included in registration fee).

Meeting Notes

Appetizers and soft drinks included in registration fee
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