Leadership in the Agile Age
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475 Aquia Towne Center Drive - Suite 305
Stafford, VA, 22554
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Registration and breakfast buffet: 08:15 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Network with project management professionals: 08:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Announcements: 08:50 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Featured presentation: 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Wrap up: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Member Pre-registration: $15
Non-Member Pre-registration: $20
On-Site Member Rate: $20 (cash or check only)
On-Site Non-Member Rate: $25 (cash or check only)
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The rise of Agile is revolutionizing product development and is forcing organizations to change their view of management. Organizations are moving away a command and control approach to management toward self-organizing, self-managing development teams. Decision making authority has moved down to where the information is, thus increasing decision speed and quality. This trend has resulted in a myth that managers aren’t needed in Agile organizations. Nothing could be farther from the truth!
In “Leadership in the Agile Age: It’s a Journey Not a Destination,” Carmen Graver will provide a brief summary of the way in which management theory has evolved from the days of Frederick Taylor’s Scientific Management. She will highlight ways in which today’s managers can facilitate an environment that will encourage employees to invest their passion and energy and unleash their creativity to create products that will delight customers.
The intent of the presentation is to give participants a brief overview of management’s role in Agile organization and to dispel the myth that surrounds management in Agile organizations.
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.
Hard SkillsResource Problem Solving
"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints
Industry / SectorGovernment
Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities
About the Speaker
Ms. Carmen Graver is the founder and CEO of Graver Agile Innovations, LLC which specializes in bringing Agile practices to highly regulated environments. She is a founding member of the Software Engineering Institute’s Agile Collaboration Group, which provides a forum for the sharing of experience and knowledge about applying Agile practices within the Federal Government.
Ms. Graver began her Agile journey as a Marine Corps employee, where she championed the implementation of Agile practices. She led the effort to develop the first Marine Corps Agile Framework (MC-Agile) that tailored Agile practices to Marine Corps specific needs. She developed and delivered Agile training to more than 250 Acquisition professionals, from entry level to SES. Ms. Graver is working with Marine Corps programs to develop their Agile adoption strategy.
In addition to her work with the Marine Corps, Ms. Graver provides Agile coaching and training to large organizations in the entertainment, insurance and banking industries as well as the US Army and the Library of Congress. She is a PMI Certified Agile Practitioner, a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner, Certified Scrum Professional, and a Scaled Agile Framework Professional Consultant.
About the PM Saturday
The PM Saturday quarterly breakfast meeting continues with an engaging speaker, a delightful breakfast, and opportunities to connect with professionals located in the southern-most region of Northern Virginia. Come join us and discover that Saturday morning is also a great time to earn PDUs and to network!