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"Agile Teams: Achieving Aligned Autonomy with Inceptions", by Lakshmi Ramaseshan and Hadar Ziv

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Pacific Standard Time, UTC -8 hours

What is the value of Collaboration as part of Organizational Agility? Are your Agile teams aligned with the overall purpose & outcome of an initiative they are working on? How might we change that & increase the chance of their success?

This talk starts with a brief history of Agile that (re)visits Lean, SCRUM, and the Rational Unified Process (!), with an eye toward Business Analysis, Requirements Engineering, and Lean Inception.

The talk then focuses on the value of Disciplined Collaboration during an Inception, when the whole team & other dependent team(s) come together for a day or two to align on The Strategy (Why), The Work (What) and The Team (How). 

Creating a “Shared Understanding” and “Achieving Aligned Autonomy” are the Goals of an Inception and, when done well, it can be very energizing for teams and set them up for project success

Key Point:

Inceptions create the platform for true Collaboration & sets Teams up for success

Lakshmi Ramaseshan, Director, Agile Coaching, Paciolan
Lakshmi considers Agile Coaching her true calling! With 20+ years in the software industry, her journey started as a developer on an agile team. After which she quickly realized good product development is all about having the right conversations, building happy teams, and being aligned with your customer. 

Lakshmi is passionate about growing people, fostering trust amongst the team members, and building high-performance teams. She also believes in giving back to the community & paying it forward to help inspire others on their Journey!

One of Lakshmi’s recent focuses has been to up her Facilitation game and enable teams to come alive & collaborate in a meaningful way. She takes great care to create a generative space where the team can have the right conversations, have diversity of thought when collaborating where everyone feels safe & energized to contribute.

Hadar Ziv, Professor of Teaching Informatics at UC Irvine

Hadar teaches at the Department of Informatics, School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at UC Irvine, and has over 30 years of experience in academia and industry. He has been a consultant and (Agile) change agent for several organizations wishing to upgrade their software development to include use cases, object-oriented analysis and design with UML, software architecture and Agile development. Hadar has provided consulting, training and mentoring services to companies such as Capital Group Companies, Fidelity National Title (NYSE:FNF), Logicon (Northrop Grumman), Experian, AT&T, MCA/Universal and most recently St. Jude Medical (NYSE: SJM).

This will be a Zoom Meeting, not a Webinar.

To register for this presentation, click here:  https://iiba-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtf-2grzwoGtX30U7LpHHxBqWHaTFoIGzx 

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Zoom Meeting, not a webinar.
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Lakshmi Ramaseshan and Hadar Ziv
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