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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Leadership Summit Sessions

Monday, November 16

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT1

Agile Leadership Summit: Opening Remarks: Jeffery Payne, Coveros (Summit Moderator)

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:15pm

Join Jeff Payne as he kicks off the Agile Leadership Summit right before the first Keynote speaker presentation.

Michelle-DeCarlo
Lincoln Financial Group
SMT2

Turning Execs Into Champions for Driving Tech Change

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Whether you are responsible for driving transformation in the DevOps, Data, Cloud or Agile spaces, success hinges in large part on your ability to effectively message and engage executive leaders. Knowing how to strategically manage the executive landscape by educating leaders on benefits, earning their trust, gaining sponsorship and motivating them to action is an art, and something that doesn’t just happen—it takes a focused and purposeful approach, hard work, creativity and a lot of patience. Michelle DeCarlo will share proven executive engagement strategies she has successfully...

Perry-Riggs
SoftPro
SMT3

Managing the People Side of Change

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Change in any size organization happens at the individual’s level. Compelling visions, world class strategies, and an army of consultants are powerless to transform the organization if the needs of the individuals are not incorporated into the program approach. Join Perry Riggs while he looks at the application of ideas from various organizational change management frameworks such as Prosci/Adkar, Lewin, and the Kotter change framework. We will also review ideas from recent literature like Drive - Daniel Pink, Start with Why - Simon Sinek, Dare to Lead - Brene Brown, The Fifth Discipline...

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT4

Agile Leadership Summit: Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

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?” that we will discuss as a larger group, participants will form their own 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.

Tuesday, November 17

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT5

Agile Leadership Summit: Think Tank Discussion Part II: Leadership Solutions

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 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
Coveros
SMT6

Agile Leadership Summit: Think Tank Discussion Part III: Presentation of Results

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.