Thursday 11:30 - 12:14
Session type: Lecture
Session level: Suitable for all
Agile vs agility, making Agile work for you (notes from the trenches)
DOING Agile and BEING agile are not always the same; adoption of the Agile techniques needs to encompass far more than just the ceremonies and procedures as its the behaviours of the team that makes the difference. Taken from real life experiences across environments as diverse as the Public Sector, Insurance, Publishing, and Car Leasing, this presentation shows how, ultimately, it has been the agility and dedication of the team members themselves that has been the lynch-pin for success
Elaine Sullivan started her career within the IT industry having caught the IT bug at 9 years of age. By 24 she was the Network Manager for Compaq UK and headed up Compaq’s European Network Managers group and continue to work within IT and technology throughout her career working with companies such as IBM, Siemens, Fujitsu, Aviva, Vodafone and O2 and, having trained under Jeff Sutherland, been an early adopter of Agile.
Founding her company Skybrook Consultants, she now uses this experience to bring training, coaching and mentoring to the personnel of small and large businesses alike. Her approach of bringing energy and drive to those she works with, is designed to help companies make the ‘human investment’, to engage and enable staff, help others become great leaders and to build a workplace culture of mutual respect, collaboration and internal motivation.