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PMI Midlands Event

Business Agility - is it SAFe to scale?

30th April 2019 at 5.30pm

Beazley, Cornerblock, 2 Cornwall Street, Birmingham. B3 2DL


Main Speaker: Jon Terry

By now most large enterprises are past the experimenting stage with Agile. Many are beginning to realise that simply training teams in Agile techniques like Scrum and Kanban, while useful, isn't sufficient to achieve real business transformation and they are struggling with coordinating teams involved in work on large solutions and the tensions between Agile approaches and other organizational patterns and practices, things like budgeting and staffing, that were ignored or fudged until now. 

In this talk Jon Terry will share his experience working with executives on these challenges at large enterprise in Europe and North America. He will outline his view of the typical state of play. He will explain what he's seeing in terms of adoption of techniques from agile scaling methods like SAFe, DAD, LeSS, and Spotify. And he will discuss the big questions being raised by executives in their struggle to take Lean-Agile across the enterprise. The goal is to help those trying to get started to better understand key concepts and considerations. 

Jon Terry is Chief Evangelist, Lean-Agile Strategy for Planview, a market leading provider of portfolio management, agile management, collaboration, and ideation software. Before that Jon was co-CEO and co-founder of LeanKit, which pioneered the application of Kanban in knowledge work. Prior to that, Jon held a number of senior IT positions with hospital-giant HCA and its logistics subsidiary, HealthTrust Purchasing Group. He was among those responsible for launching HCA's adoption of Lean-Agile methods. 

Jon earned his Global Executive MBA from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School, and his Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional, a Certified Scrum Master, a Kanban Coaching Professional, is certified in the Lean Construction Institute's Last Planner Method, and is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).


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