Grow and transform your team with an Agile-Lean mindset
Organisers of the Agile Lean Ireland conference (ALI 2020), which is the largest agile-lean event of its kind in Europe, taking place at Croke Park on April 20 – 21st, are delighted to offer your members a 20% discount to attend this year’s event.
The discount code is ‘ALI2020’ for use when booking online at https://www.agileleanireland.org/agile-lean-ireland-2020-tickets/
This conference would be of particular interest to tech companies, financial services professionals, HP profs, the banking sector and most businesses using project management practices, as Agile-Lean is becoming one of the fastest growing project management practices globally.
‘One of the best Agile-Lean conferences globally’ – Tech Beacon, 2018, 2019, 2020
Agile-Lean is becoming one of the fastest growing project management practices globally but Ireland needs to catch up, according to one of the founders of the Agile-Lean Ireland (ALI 2020) conference, which takes place in Dublin this coming April.
The 4th annual ALI 2020, which is Europe’s largest and fastest growing Agile-Lean learning event, returns to Croke Park on April 20th and 21st 2020. Almost 1000 people are expected to attend the event, which was recommended as one of the best Agile-Lean conferences globally by Tech Beacon for the past 3 years in a row (2018-2020).
ALI 2020 will have a mix of talks, workshops, and coach clinics, and will host the cream of the crop of Agile speakers and trainers internationally. The conference, which has grown from just 150 delegates since it began in 2017, will this year see Lyssa Adkins, co-founder of the Agile Coaching Institute and author of ‘Coaching Agile Teams’ - the go-to guide for agile coaches and scrum masters around the world - take to the stage to deliver the opening keynote address.
Another significant keynote speaker is Dave Snowden, who developed the Cynefin framework, a conceptual framework used to aid decision-making, when he was working with IBM. Dave also developed counter-terrorism software that is now being actively deployed by Governments worldwide.
Daniel Vacanti is also one to watch out for. The software industry veteran, who helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work, will speak about this workflow management method, which is designed to help visualize workload, maximize efficiency and encourage agility.
The final keynote will come from Josh Seiden, co-author of ‘Lean UK’, which won a Jolt Award which is given to books that "every serious programmer should read." He will give advice on how to make your organisation leaner, more entrepreneurial and more agile.
Further highlights of this year’s conference include a Women in Agile workshop, which will look at integrating female and male energies for a better agile world, and also a workshop on how to take sketch notes.
First popularised in software development companies for helping teams to deliver faster and more sustainably, the methods of Agile-Lean are now beginning to be used across other sectors including project and product management, finance, banking, insurance, manufacturing, AI, HR, Government, Telecommunications and marketing to name a few.
The Agile-Lean philosophy favours adaptability and encourages companies to break larger projects down into smaller goals, so teams can learn and change as they go, instead of waiting until the end of a project to assess how it went. The practice puts processes in place that support this culture of continuous change, learning, improvement and knowledge sharing, which enables and empowers teams. It’s about outcomes rather than outputs.
ALI2020 is a fantastic networking opportunity as it attracts top companies including Accenture, Central Bank of Ireland, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Ryanair, Vodafone, National Treasury Management Agency, Revenue and more.
Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who has spent most of the last 15 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. In 2011 he founded Corporate Kanban, Inc., which provides world-class Lean training and consulting to clients all over the globe–including several Fortune 100 companies. Recently he co-founded ActionableAgile™ which provides industry leading predictive analytics tools and services to any Lean-Agile process.
Lyssa Adkins, top 10 agile book-selling author and co-founder of the Agile Coaching Institute will be discussing ‘Women in Agile’ and also thinks Agile can make the world a better place.
Dave Snowden, who has 22k followers on Twitter, has had an incredibly interesting career. The Welsh native developed the Cynefin framework, a conceptual framework used to aid decision-making, when he was working with IBM. He also developed counter-terrorism software which is now being actively deployed by Governments worldwide.
Potential topic: How to ensure a lean Brexit.
Josh Seiden helps organisations become leaner, more entrepreneurial and more agile. Josh is a designer, strategy consultant, coach and author who has worked with clients including Johnson & Johnson, T. Rowe Price, JP Morgan Chase, SAP, American Express, Fidelity, Hearst, PayPal, Taproot Foundation, and 3M. Josh is co-author of Sense & Respond (Harvard Business Review Press, 2017) which was nominated for Thinkers50 distinction in Innovation, and which Eric Ries, founder of the Lean Startup movement called "a crucial framework for the modern world of business." Josh is also the co-author of "Lean UX" (O'Reilly, 2017), which won a Jolt Award, an award given to books that "every serious programmer should read." Lean UX has become widely recognized as one of the top User Experience books of all time.
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