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Agile Leadership Summit

Thursday, November 7 • 5:30pm–6:30pm and Friday, November 8 • 8:30am–3:30pm

Agile Leadership Summit

The business world is changing faster than ever. Dynamic global markets are forcing organizations to continuously transform to stay ahead. But internal and external forces provide both opportunities and challenges for leaders. Join in the conversation with your peers as experienced business leaders share their lessons learned while leading change. Learn about best practices and pitfalls from those that have done it successfully before.

At the 2019 Agile Leadership Summit, program chair Jeffery Payne brings together senior industry leaders— Andrew Glover and Jeff Gallimore — for an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences. Each of these leaders brings a unique perspective on leadership to the table and will provide Summit participants with lessons learned and practical techniques for leading teams, addressing management challenges, and gaining senior management buy-in.

Also, bring your biggest issues and challenges to the Agile Leadership Summit, where you can draw on the knowledge and experiences of these leaders and your fellow leaders who may have already faced and solved some of your issues. You’ll hear what’s working—and not working—and have the opportunity to share your experiences and successes. The Agile Leadership Summit is a perfect opportunity for you to:

  • Participate in insightful and informative sessions focusing on leadership issues
  • Meet and network with your peers in the industry
  • Join the “think tank” discussion with industry veterans
  • Develop new ideas and action plans for innovation within your organization


Friday, November 8

Andrew Glover

From Startup to Netflix: Leadership Lessons Learned

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 8:45am to 9:45am

While leadership styles may change when moving from a startup to a Fortune 500 company, leadership practices do not! Join Andrew Glover as he discusses his DevOps leadership journey, starting with his own company and ending at Netflix. Learn what works and what doesn’t from someone with hands-on, practical experience leading Agile and DevOps initiatives and teams. Hear Andrew’s lessons learned and how to overcome leadership obstacles during change. Take home valuable tips for leading Agile and DevOps change within your organization.

Jeff Gallimore

Decoding Culture: How Culture Can Improve Performance and Increase Joy

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

We’ve all heard culture is vital to creating and sustaining a healthy organization. It was even Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year in 2014! We also know culture is notoriously hard to describe in a meaningful way. Even harder than describing culture is demonstrating its contribution to organizational performance. We know culture is important. But for all its importance, we’ve had few tools and limited research to describe or quantify culture. Join Jeff Gallimore as he explores the critical aspects of culture and discusses how a strong culture can improve corporate performance while keeping...

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Jeff Payne

Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Join with your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. Using answers to the question “As a Leader, What is Keeping You Up at Night?” posed at Thursday’s evening reception, participants will form small groups to work on finding solutions to pressing test management issues. Discussions will review identified issues, barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank, all feedback will be collected and posted online to encourage further collaboration.

Jeff Payne

Think Tank Discussion Part II: Leadership Solutions

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Based upon the problem definitions developed during Part I of the Think Tank, small groups will brainstorm on how to best solve these challenges, leveraging the collective wisdom of peers and Summit speakers. Each group will designate a representative to present its results and practice delivery.

Jeff Payne

Think Tank Discussion Part III: Presentation of Results

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Small group representatives will each be given five minutes to present their leadership solutions. Summit participants will vote on which group produced the best solutions.