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Thursday, May 25 • 10:55am - 11:55am
Beginning with the End in Mind - Developing a Dynamic Team Charter

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Aristotle once stated, “Well begun is half done.” However, many Agile initiatives suffer from a feeble launch. So how can we increase the likelihood of success for a team or organization? By developing a sound team charter. Beginning with the end in mind, we use retrospective techniques to develop consensus around objectives, vision, and mission.

Linda Cook and Chris Espy introduce the components of a good charter and explain how those components help focus the team toward a common goal. In addition, the development of the recommended charter components ensures that key questions are succinctly answered during the kickoff of a team’s efforts. Linda describes when to create or revise a charter and the associated artifacts and process that provide a framework for the team charter. Learn the various types of charters and their recommended content. During the workshop activity, teams will develop a complete charter for a team of their choice or for a provided case study.

This is a hands on workshop, following Sharon Bowman’s 4Cs format, in which the attendees will understand how to develop an Agile team charter for a defined team within Company X.

Speakers
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Linda M Cook

Chief Learning Officer, Project Cooks, LLC
Linda is a recognized technology leader and Agile Transformation expert. She is committed to helping organizations achieve their strategic goals. With over 21 years of experience as an IT executive, Linda offers a unique blend of leadership, innovation, and vision which allows h... Read More →
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Chris Espy

SolutionsIQ, SolutionsIQ
Chris Espy is a Senior Agile Consultant at SolutionsIQ. He has 28 years in IT product development with 10 years in helping companies adopt better ways of working. Chris is passionate about helping organizations and teams build a continuous improvement culture to effectively and efficiently achieve their goals. His background covers domains including US Army defense systems, Air Force missile systems, various simulation systems, Telecommunications, Financial, Insurance, and Healthcare. Chris specialises in organizational transformation, management and leadership coaching, Agile team development and training, and active portfolio management. Chris develops and delivers numerous public and private classes, ranging from the broad... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 10:55am - 11:55am
Room 1

Attendees (35)