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PMINJ 2017 September Meeting 

19 September 2017 - Morristown - Madison Hotel

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PDP Information

Program Number: C020-20170919
Organizational Change Management with Agile
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.0
Strategic - 0.0
Technical - 1.5

Abstract

How is it that some agile adoptions and transformations are successful and some fail? Is it hype or something that really works? Is your Organization struggling or thriving with agility?
 
In this engaging presentation, two enthusiasts will share their journey and expertise on Agile practices, adoptions and transformations. While some welcome change, others resist it. We will touch upon the Scrum framework very lightly.
 
At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. What is needed for the introduction of agility to be successful in an Organization?
  2. Determine whether “Agile” practices may be a good fit for their initiatives?
  3. Be aware of some pain points in the industry.
  4. Understand how agility can be introduced into an Organization – “top-down” or “bottom-up” or “stealth”
  5. What makes “self-organizing teams” thrive or fail?
  6. Hear anecdotal stories of how agility was introduced, thrived or evolved at different companies.
  7. Better assess what to look for in Agile Coaches, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Dev Team Members
  8. Understand how an external Agile Coach works with Scrum Teams
  9. Understand the offerings of a few coaching institutions (ORSC, ACI, ICF, etc.) and why they matter.


Speaker

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Bob Phillips and Nitin Khanna

Bio:
Nitin Khanna (ACP, ICP-ACC/ATF, ORSC) and Bob Phillips (MBA, PMP, ACP, CSP, ICP-ACC) bring years of experience in a variety of industries. Their combined background is in Project and Program Management, being a Scrum Master, Product Owner and Professional Coaching.

Bob is currently with a bank in NYC and Nitin is with a management consulting firm in NJ.  Both represent the PMINJ Agile LCI and have been instrumental in helping it grow, organically, with other Core Committee Members. Bob is an agile practitioner who has served as Scrum Master and Agile Coach across many areas. Bob finds ways to help teams 'Be Agile' while helping organizations remove impediments and align their processes and procedures to enable agile teams. He’s currently the lead Scrum Master and Coach at BNY Mellon leading a strategic agile program to modernize the Trade Capture process across the entire Bank.  As the Salesforce Program Manager at Teach For America he was selected to present Scrum innovations he brought to his teams at Dreamforce. At IBM, he led efforts to obtain organizational buy-in for teams to have the option to leverage agile methods within the Global Technology Services Division. Bob received his MBA where he is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society from the New Jersey Institute of Technology as well as an MS in Management and BS in Mechanical Engineering.
 
Nitin Khanna is a Scrum enthusiast and Agile practitioner. He comes with practical experience and the alphabet soup in certifications such as a Product Owner (PSPO II, CSPO), Scrum Master (PSM III, CSM, CSP) and Agile Coach with various Teams and Organizations. He is also a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is currently assisting a global pharmaceutical Client with agile strategy using a "top-down" approach. Prior to this, Nitin wrapped up an Agile adoption at a data center and at a wealth management Company in NJ. Both Organizations continue to leverage agility and carry the momentum forward. Nitin has also worked extensively in the Life Sciences domain. As a former Product Owner (PSPO II & CSPO), he has helped launch various internal products (100+) for Scientists and Researchers. Some of the initiatives have received corporate recognition, the most prominent of which received a Chairman’s award for bringing about lab safety.

Other Meetings:

Business Analysis LCI

Topic: The Next Generation of BA in Agile and Lean Projects

How the role and functions of the Business Analysis evolves and changes throughout the course of an Agile organizational transformation.

Career Networking LCI

Topic: The Art of Preparation -– Interview with Confidence!

Very thorough preparation for an interview or a networking meeting can make the difference between getting the next interview or being written off. Comprehensive preparation is essential, but how best can this be accomplished? Bill Belknap, career coach with 30 years of senior management and human resources experience, will describe how the “A” Players prepare for an interview -- how much time should be invested in this step, how to deconstruct a job description to be prepared for nearly every conceivable question, the “not so obvious” uses of LinkedIn, Google, and the company’s website, plus much more.

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