April 2021 Chapter Meeting
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About the Event
Speed. Going faster involves changing how you’re doing things today. The world around us isn’t slowing down...it is speeding up. How does an organization continually increase its speed? Agility. But not “doing agile” like some practice, process, or technique. And not checking the box of “agile transformation” or “digital transformation”. What truly agile organizations of the future need is change agility. The quicker an organization can respond, reconfigure, relearn, reorganize is the secret sauce to unlocking new levels of change agility. Management and transformation fads come and go and re-brand the next best thing to adopt - change agility, on the other hand, will always be critical and relevant. Join us for a discussion on the structures that make change agility possible.
Chad Beier and Jeff Bubolz
Chad is an organizational agility advisor and external change agent with WhiteboardConsulting.org and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org. He promotes organizational agility and positive pressure for change through speaking, advising, coaching, and training. His first experience with "agile", Scrum specifically, was in 2005 on a global transformation team responsible for software customizations driven by a global consolidation of accounting software. He ran into typical implementation challenges and organizational impediments. Around 2012, his passion for lean, agile, and continuous improvement grew. He left his traditional business analyst and project manager roles behind and evolved into an internal change agent kickstarting an agile transformation. Now in an advising role as an external change agent across many organizations, he promotes organizational agility and positive pressure for change. In addition to speaking at conferences across the United States, Chad is active in the Wisconsin agile community - organizing meetups in multiple regions (Mad City Agility and Central Wisconsin Agile) and founder of the Mad City Agility Conference. Jeff is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org, organizational agility advisor and speaker. He has been a Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team member and has worked with companies ranging from enterprise to small start-ups. While working with many teams across many companies Jeff has found that most problems are not technology problems, but are organizational structure, process, and people problems. Jeff brings storytelling, a broad array of experience, along with a collaborative approach to teaching and speaking. Jeff is the co-host of The Agile Wire podcast where he speaks with industry leaders around the world. He also speaks at conferences across the United States. Jeff is active in the Wisconsin agile community - organizing meetups in multiple regions (Mad City Agility and Central Wisconsin Agile) and founder of the Mad City Agility Conference.