Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd present
Windows on Transformation: Four Pathways to Grow a more Agile Enterprise
It is easy to envision a more Agile enterprise, yet we have found as a community it is quite difficult to accomplish. The transformation process goes on in many dimensions and unless we have a framework that helps us see from each of those perspectives, our efforts are much more likely to fall short. Based on Michael Spayd’s upcoming book, Coaching the Agile Enterprise, this session will (literally) walk you through each of the four fundamental perspectives and the power and limitation of each. We will explore together approaches that are suitable to each perspective and how to activate them in your team, division or organization.
Since 2004, she has taught Scrum to hundreds of students, coached many agile teams, and served as master coach to many apprentice coaches. In both one-on-one settings and small groups, Lyssa enjoys a front-row seat as remarkable agile coaches emerge and go on to entice the very best from the teams they coach. Prior to agile, Lyssa had more than fifteen years of expertise leading project teams and groups of project managers (she was even a PMO Director — twice!), yet nothing prepared her for the power of agile done simply and well.
Lyssa believes that agile is more than an alternate project management methodology and she is passionate about deepening the roles in agile – specifically agile coach and agile manager – to help agile move into its fullest expression.
Lyssa holds an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB) and she is also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader. In 2010, Lyssa authored Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.
In a word, Michael’s professional work is about transformation. He seems to be wired to help people–and systems–change. Michael is drawn to cutting edge ‘technologies’ for coaching and developing organizations, leaders and teams. He has worked as an organizational change coach and consultant for more than 20 years, working with Fortune 500, small businesses and non-profits. For 11 years he specialized in large-scale Agile transformation efforts, working with numerous organizations, leaders, and over 75 teams in that time.
Michael was trained as a Team and Organizational Coach and hold a Masters degree in psychology, and is trained in Co-Active leadership, executive coaching, and organizational behavior. He is a Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). He currently writing a book in the Mike Cohn series called Coaching in the Agile Enterprise.