Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : Leading in an Era of Constant Change


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Leading in an Era of Constant Change

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Change is a good thing. Leading in an era of constant change can be frustrating. Putting a company through a significant transformation is a serious process that takes a lot of people, time, and money. However, if your organization doesn't innovate and change by market-driven needs and demands it will fail - it's just that simple. So how do you do it? This workshop will introduce five key factors to successful change management. You'll not only learn about the five keys, but you'll also experience them. Take away how change can be invigorating instead of exhausting. Attendees will go through techniques to get everybody actively involved in transformation, from top-level executives and stakeholders to the team level, to clients and partners. What goes on in Vegas doesn't always have to stay in Vegas. You'll be able to go back to your organization with tools and techniques to change management and truly lead a successful agile transformation.

Kim Brainard
Agile Brain Group

Kim Brainard trains and coaches teams to embrace collaboration and discover new ways of thinking and create greater outcomes. She works with organizations to change the way they change as innovation requires breaking down the old rules of thought and create new ones. She draws on a diverse background in software development, engineering, sociology, politics, non-profit, and public and private sectors. Kim is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer, as well as a certified trainer of the accelerated learning method, Training from the Back of the Room. In addition to training and coaching, Kim is the founder of Agile Brain Group and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She is a skilled facilitator who facilitates large events to situations dealing with intense conflict. Kim is passionate about growing people and skilled in teaching positive change. She has over 15 years of experience transforming public and private sectors from traditional practices to being agile. Kim’s passion is about creating something bigger than herself. "It’s quite fun to do the impossible” –Walt Disney