The Agile Management Northwest conference is for leaders, executives and managers who use agile practices and techniques to help organizations find a better way of working and delivering value. Our conference provides a place to hear what’s working and explore new ideas with colleagues. Unlike many larger conferences, we are keeping Agile Management Northwest small, with only 60 attendees from local organizations, so that we can focus on creating a high quality, thoroughly engaging experience.
Agile Management Northwest facilitates community conversation and peer learning. For managers who need to understand what it means lead within agile organizations, our conference is an open space (Open Space Technology or Unconference) forum dedicated to leaders that provides a place for us to share our experiences, have conversations with leading agile practitioners, and find better ways to help our organizations become more agile.
Unlike other more traditional conferences our conference delivers community, ideas, and ultimately, action. Agile Management Northwest is focused on those of you who are accountable for successful outcomes and value delivery using agile practices.
Whether you are new to agile or a seasoned agile leader that has experience with agile practices, tools and techniques, we hope that you’ll join us for an engaging experience and gaining new ideas to take back to your organization.
The Agile Management Northwest conference premiered in September, 2016 with 80 attendees. Topics ranged from strategic leadership, managing distributed teams and the impact of offshore development to defining and measuring success, and organization structure including defining job titles/ families to support agile.
The sustainably built Brightwater Center features multi-purpose meeting areas for community groups, conferences, weddings and special events. The Center has a large event space that accommodates up to 260 people as well as a classroom and laboratory.
The Center is surrounded by 70 acres of natural area with ponds, wetlands and walking trails. Additional amenities include an exhibit hall, kitchen facilities, outside patios, fireplace and ample parking.
Tom has worked on teams at startup companies, large corporations in the Fortune 100 and the State and Federal Government. His background includes testing, development, project/program management, agile coaching/mentoring and training. e led the Seattle eastside chapter of the APLN as well as creating the Agile Management conference. He is a speaker and author on Agile topics in local and international forums. He wrote "The Little Book of Impediments" which can be found on www.leanpub.com.
Connie is a value and customer driven Agile Product Manager with 30+ years successfully delivering well-received products. She has substantial experience in product planning, roadmap development and product lifecycle management including assessing organizational core competencies, building and delivering web-based software products that generate new revenue. She has been practicing Agile software development principles since 2006 as Senior Product Owner or Agile Coach.
Jay Vandewark started his agile journey in 2000. Along the way he has helped 15+ organizations, 5+ release trains, 30+ teams, and 500+ individuals with their journey in his role as an external consultant or an internal organizational leader. Volunteering as a co-organizer of Agile Management Northwest is one more way of trying to help people develop better products in a better way. linkedin.com/in/jayvandewark
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