5:30 PM17:30

Agile at Allstate - Scrum & XP in Action

With Uber upending the transportation industry, Airbnb shaking up hospitality, and a host of financial services companies aiming to unseat the incumbents, it can be a scary time to be a legacy company, whatever your current market position. Billions of dollars are flowing into startups, most of them hoping to destroy the old guard across a variety of industries.

If you're Allstate, the insurance giant founded in 1931 with over $35 billion in revenue and an impressive spot (#81) on the Fortune 500 list, you fight back by forming a company-wide effort called CompoZed Labs, the stated goal being to "provide fully functional technology services and products at extreme speed, improving quality and delivering beautiful business solutions that work at Allstate."

Join us for an Agile in Action Field Report on Julie Clayton's two-year journey of launching Allstate's Charlotte-based CompoZed Agile development lab and leading cross-functional  teams into a zone of elevated innovation, productivity, and performance. Additional details and to RSVP for this Next Wave Agility-sponsored free event. 

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to Jan 19

Managing for Agility - LKU Kanban Certification Class

The Kanban Method as developed and promoted by David Anderson and the Lean Kanban University has become a powerful method for teams and organizations to achieve predictability, increase business agility, and deliver on customer expectations.

This Kanban System Design (KMP I) class, the first step in becoming a certified Kanban Management Professional (KMP), will cover the principles and practices of the Kanban Method, providing you with the tools you need to adopt a lean and evolutionary approach to increase the flow of value in your teams and across your organization. Additional information and to register.

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to Jan 25

Certified Scrum Product Owner training

In an agile organization, Product Owners are responsible for aligning the business, IT, and customer perspectives, and in doing so, have extraordinary power to create value. Developing the skills and discovering the passion needed to drive business value in the role of product owner is the focus of this 2-day certification workshop.

Upon completion of this 2-day training, you will be designated a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) by the Scrum Alliance and receive a 2-year membership with the Scrum Alliance. Additional information and to register.

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8:30 AM08:30

Around the World of Agile Metrics

Agile transformations, like globetrotting adventures, are never predictable. And like any pioneering journey, success hinges on your ability to adapt to changing priorities and conditions in a systematic and objective way. Agile metrics offer just that.

Around the World of Agile Metrics is a dynamic 1-day workshop with industry thought leader Larry Maccherone that will cover the entire lifecycle of a Lean/Agile metrics process, from metric selection to gathering, reporting, and interpreting data. Additional information and to register.

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