APRIL 19, 2018
1:00-2:00 PM CT

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Change means giving up old behaviors and adopting new ones. When organization or teams start on a journey to adopt agile, both practices and mindset, these new behaviors can create some friction with established and comfortable behaviors. Recognizing where these “rubs” will occur and the all too common anti-patterns typically adopted to address them can prepare managers and teams for this change. If you’ve ever been in a discussion and found yourself saying, “But we can’t do that here.” or Yeah, we tried that too; didn’t work for us, either!”, then you have experienced either a rub or an anti-patterns.

Teams and organizations that are new to Agile often face some common challenges. Through trial and error they attempt to adjust and resolve these issues. Agile will challenge existing policies and processes that are comfortable but may not be getting the desired results. Often, what seem to be logical and prudent responses actually produce a result that is the opposite of the desired outcome creating more problems than it solves. These solutions that seem to make sense but in practice don’t work are called anti-patterns. In this session we will examine numerous Agile Organizational Rubs and Anti-patterns that are commonly encountered, why they would seem to work and why they don’t, along with suggestions for solutions that truly do work.

Geof Lory is a SPL instructor and Board member. He is a project manager, consultant, trainer and writer. With more than 30 years of practical experience in the Information Technology field, Geof integrates the unique aspects of software development and infrastructure deployment projects into both Agile and traditional project management disciplines.

Geof is an engaging speaker and trainer with more than 30 years of practical project management consulting experience. He is the Product Owner for the SPL PM and Agile/Scrum Simulations and is certified to deliver various other team, leadership and project management curricula. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and an Agile Certified Professional (ACP) from PMI as well as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from the Scrum Alliance.


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