Maria Matarelli

Co-Founder

Personal Agility Institute

Personal Agility: A Powerful Leadership Framework to Create More Alignment, Shift Your Organization's Culture, and Reach a State of Higher Performance

Discover the keys to truly embrace Agile values and uncover the power of gaining clarity around what really matters. In this session, you’ll learn how to create more alignment in your organization and apply Personal Agility as a leadership framework to guide your teams toward reaching a state of higher performance.

Focusing on people over process through this simple framework will allow you to uncover better ways to identify obstacles, visualize what’s important, and focus on what really matters as individuals and as an organization.


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Maria Matarelli is an international business consultant, experienced Agile Coach, and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) who is passionate about working with people and organizations to inspire agility. While looking for ways to continue to expand Agile outside IT, Maria and her team have been applying Agile to the Marketing realm with incredible results, which led to Maria co-founding the Agile Marketing Academy. Maria is also co-founder of the Personal Agility Institute and the Founder and President of Formula Ink, an international consulting company.

Eugene Bounds | Agile and Scrum | IIL |

Eugene Bounds

President, Bounds Associates

Why Government Leaders Must Embrace Agile

Agile is a pathway to innovation in many Government agencies. It is a response to challenges in Information Technology where traditional software development processes often did not yield expected results. This resulted in many projects exceeding budgets and timelines, and ignoring needed requirement changes.

At its core, Agile is about priorities, placing individuals and interactions above processes and tools; working products above comprehensive documentation; customer collaboration above contract negotiation; and responding to change above following a plan. Leaders can embrace this approach to improve processing times, and coordination among development teams and users. This presentation provides practical steps on how leaders can better understand and support the innovation practices introduced by Agile.

Bio:

Mr. Bounds is a highly respected and globally recognized Management Consultant with more than three decades of Information Technology and Program Execution experience. He established Bounds Associates, LLC in 2012 to provide strategy, execution, and agility training and consulting services. He is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and held leadership positions at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Robbins-Gioia, LLC.

Mr. Bounds served on the Board of Directors for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® from 2007 to 2012, and was Chair of the Board in 2010. He is a recipient of the Federal Computer Week “Federal 100” Award, which recognizes executives having the greatest impact on the US government information systems community. Mr. Bounds was also elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Scrum Alliance in 2013 and currently serves as Chair. Mr. Bounds holds a M.S. degree in Information Systems from the University of Southern California and a B.B.A. in Information Systems from Texas Tech University. He is a PMI® Fellow, a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and a certified ScrumMaster®.