Centric Consulting’s Katherine Paquet to Speak at Agile2019
Kathi Paquet will present on “Traveling the Agile Base Camps to Scale” on August 8 as part of Agile2019.
Many organizations feel it is time to scale their teams and experience many challenges in their efforts. Are you asking yourself such questions as: Is the organization ready to scale? Are your agile teams stagnant and appear to be doing agile or going through the motions?
Do you have a lack of team cohesion? Does your team appear to be falling back into the storming stage? Are scrum practices dwindling out with lack of enthusiasm? Do we want to scale due to governance or integration issues? Are you trying to scale your teams and facing struggles such as disengagement or unmotivated teams?
Kathi will introduce the concept of base camps to help with the questions and challenges in the teams’ journey to scale! As in climbing, base camps are positioned throughout your climb to provide supplies and an area for climbers to regroup. We want to give the same support for agile teams throughout their agile journey. The base camp concept helps teams acclimate to the culture change, new ways of working with stakeholders, socializing and collaborating techniques, and understand the overall business. By utilizing the base camp concept, the teams understand their interpersonal dynamics to reflect and improve how the teams can work together constantly.
This session will help you determine if your organization and teams are ready to scale, explain the various base camps, identify and provide recommendations/actions to move to the next base camp, and provide a template to take back to your teams.
- Understand the different agile maturity levels by utilizing base camps
- Capability to identify the anti-patterns at each base camp
- Utilization of the “Agile Team Assessment” tool to help teams at various base camps
- Recommendations for a successful agile scaling
The Agile Alliance
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The group of seventeen has grown in a global community focused on coming together to share ideas and experiences.
Agile2019 is a five-day event dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish.
Kathi Paquet is an enterprise agile coach with a diverse background. Kathi has played roles in application development, quality assurance, management, and process improvement. Kathi holds a Ph.D. in Information Assurance and Security and has a background in implementing agile in regulated environments. She loves to continuously learn about new technology (i.e., RPA, ML) and how she can apply these with an agile mindset.
Kathi enjoys helping teams experience new ways to innovate, encourages continuous learning, and agile around anything security/compliance related. Kathi’s technical background, leadership experience, and natural personality, allow her to naturally communicate with the team at a deep level as well as with executive stakeholders.