About the Presenter
Richard has over 25 years experience in software development in roles ranging from developer to executive and has been involved in Agile for over a decade. Prior to joining Scaled Agile Inc., Richard worked at IBM where his career spanned from Product Line Management (PPM domain) and Professional Services to Chief Methodologist, Agile and Lean. In his most recent role at IBM, Richard helped Customers and IBMers world wide become more agile by addressing the most difficult challenges, from scaling agile methods and software delivery practices, through organizational and cultural change. Richard is a certified IBM Thought Leader and Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist. He is also a certified SPC, PSM, Agile Certified Practitioner, PMP and a contributor to the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and PMI Portfolio/Program Management standards.
Agile teams are highly effective when individuals can make a paradigm shift in their thinking and can adopt the agile values and principles. The next stage to becoming a highly effective team is to make habits of the right set of agile practices to employ just enough rules to support autonomy while avoiding chaos, establishing a rhythm to maintain momentum and synchronize efforts, act supportively and transparently to cultivate trust and respect, and exchange ideas to realize the benefits of diverse skills. Since there are no set standards for agile, what exactly are those practices that are essential for teams to thrive? Come learn these habits and share with other like minded agile enthusiasts.