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Dealing with Organizational Growing Pains

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Dealing with Organizational Growing Pains

Time: May 11, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Vertex Inc.
Street: 1031 Old Cassatt Road
City/Town: Berwyn, PA 19312
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: AgilePhillyCoordinators
Latest Activity: May 12, 2010

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Event Description

6:00 - 6:30 check-in, light dinner and networking
6:30 - 7:30 Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 Networking

Please note: No Handicap access. Meeting will be in 1031 building on the second floor, it is an older building with no elevator. An attendee with a physical disability should park on the north side of the building (side closest to Route 202) and then would be aided by fellow attendees up to the second floor. (Identify the 1031 building by its outline - the 2nd floor does not extend as far out as the 1st floor. Vertex will have volunteers to let attendees into the building and escort them up to the meeting room. )

Abstract:
Dealing with Organizational Growing Pains: Change, while energizing for some, is painful for many. During this active session, we will solicit real obstacles to change from audience members and collaborate on creative solutions for these obstacles. Next we will look at organizational "low hanging fruit" for gradual process change. Finally, this session will help set a new understanding of the role that personal motivation for change plays in an organization's pace of change.

Bio:
Tiffany Lentz is proudly employed as a Principal Consultant and Program Manager with ThoughtWorks, a global IT services firm focused on end-to-end software delivery. She has worked extensively for large clients in the US, Canada, and China, delivering solutions for both disparate system delivery projects. Tiffany focuses her clients on agile enablement and transformation efforts to incorporate and enhance efficiency and delivery processes. She is an author, mentor, coach and trainer of agile methodologies, processes, and practices. Tiffany is the author of Iteration Management Chapter in the ThoughtWorks anthology book and believes that the Iteration Manager’s job is to build a well-oiled delivery machine.

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Comment by Subbu on May 11, 2010 at 9:20pm
I missed it..!:(. Hope it was a great event.
Comment by Audrey R. Troutt on May 11, 2010 at 1:37pm
Hi Subbu, I went ahead and reserved a car. Let me know if you want a ride!
Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on April 27, 2010 at 6:31am
As backup, the event site is only about 3 miles from the Paoli Train Station, just so everyone knows. Drop me a line 24 hours beforehand if'n you need a shuttle from the Paoli Train Stn and back.
Comment by Subbu on April 26, 2010 at 12:53pm
Audrey, i'm in center city. i don't have a car but was thinking of zip car for this event. I'll be happy to car pool.
Comment by Audrey R. Troutt on April 26, 2010 at 9:31am
Is anyone driving out from Philly that wants to carpool? I can get a phillcarshare car for the evening.

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