Upcoming Events

    • 14 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual (Link will be sent)
    • 284
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    Explore the intersection of Leadership, Management, and Innovation

    In the tradition of Lincoln and Douglas debates, the careful deliberation of the trade-offs that exist in approaching a collective endeavor lies squarely at the center of organizational leadership.

    Experiential learning while “thinking out loud” will occur as participants grapple with tough choices and unavoidable human factors that sway the outcomes and make all the difference in the world of innovation.

    Standing in inquiry, having fun with thought experiments, and bringing your “A” Game to the table will leave you with a reference point to jump off from in your future world of work.

    You will find yourself emerging from the stands, and getting on the court to score points for your team, both metaphorically and literally.

    Prepare to be surprised…and unprecedentedly powerful.

    A very wild ride awaits you…

    Jon's Bio

    Jon likes learning about everything: business, people, software development, languages, brain science, improv; pretty much whatever he runs into.

    Jon spent 17 years working in Japan, learning to be Lean, Agile, and to flow with work. He won’t toe-dip. He dives in head-first and goes deep. He returns to the surface with ideas which are uncommon, unconventional, and simple, but just might work when nothing else will. (Think: MacGyver without the mullet.) Jon has literally won a competitive Japanese game show (The Magic Lamp, 1997) paired with his wife’s grandfather.

    During his travels to Japan, Jon set up the Xbox and Apple Xserve call centers, and took call escalations in Japanese for many years. Making a difference in people’s lives by being of service to them, is his passion. Jon brings many people together to discover what’s possible, when facing a challenge. He emboldens emerging leadership everywhere in the enterprise.

    Coaching teams and leaders is a passion of Jon’s. He won’t fix or protect people, because they don’t need it. Instead he gets curious about them, and what they really care about. If they feel “stuck” he helps them find their way to break through. That’s Jon’s happy place; where people are being awesome and are acknowledged for their greatness.

    He sees the irony in life, sees his mistakes, and relishes learning from both. He appreciates the counter-intuitive bits of work, and rolls with it. He feels he’s at his best amidst uncertainty.

    Based in Mission Viejo, California, if given the opportunity to sail a boat, Jon will try even in gusty conditions. He has capsized more than once; no damage nor casualties. On weekends his wife and children don’t sail with him, and keep his phone dry.



    AGENDA

    • 6:00pm: Welcome
    • 6:15-7:15pm: Featured Speaker
    • 7:15 -7:30 pm: Questions & Wrap-up
    • 12 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual (Link will be sent)
    • 178
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    Explore the intersection of Leadership, Management, and Innovation

    In this session, you’ll learn about one team’s struggle to improve collaboration and how they sought to shorten cycle time by carefully crafting an experiment with an Andon Cord. The Andon Cord is a Toyota innovation designed to empower front-line employees to recognize issues, initiate a stoppage of work, and work together identify a path forward. The emergency cable strung above assembly lines became a symbol of the Toyota Way, and has widely been copied throughout the auto industry and beyond.  

    You’ll be introduced to metrics that show a surprising correlation between collaboration through Andon Cord pulls and Cycle Time!

    Zack's Bio

    Zack is an experienced Agile Practitioner for Capital One's CreditWise product. He previously worked at Excella, an IT consulting firm based in Arlington, VA. He's a champion of continuous improvement and you'll always find his team experimenting with ways to improve how they work together. He's hoping to relocate to the Indianapolis-area soon!



    AGENDA

    • 6:00pm: Welcome
    • 6:15-7:15pm: Featured Speaker
    • 7:15 -7:30 pm: Questions & Wrap-up

Past Events

10 Mar 2021 March 10, 2021 (Virtual): Making Sense of the Messy Middle: the gap between business goals and delivery teams (with Chris Shinkle)
10 Feb 2021 February 10, 2021 (Virtual): Why Agile Transformation Fails (with Mike Cottmeyer)
9 Dec 2020 December 9, 2020 (Virtual): An Overview of the Scrum Guide Changes Announced on November 18th
11 Nov 2020 November 11, 2020 (Virtual): You have an Agile Certification(s), now what? with Shenà Newman
20 Oct 2020 October 20, 2020 (Virtual): Applying Flow in Kanban with Ryan Ripley
14 Oct 2020 October 14, 2020 (Virtual): HOW TO AVOID MANAGING YOUR AGILE PROJECT INTO A CORNER W/Dr. Charles Suscheck
15 Sep 2020 September 15, 2020 (Virtual): Want to Super Charge Your Career? Learn to Write w/Jake Miller
8 Sep 2020 September 8, 2020 (Virtual): Up for Adoption: A mini-workshop based on the Agile Fluency® Game w/ Ahmed Avais and Jim York
18 Aug 2020 Aug 18, 2020 (Virtual): Creating Boundaries, Practicing Curiosity, and Making Requests w/Jessica Katz
12 Aug 2020 Aug 12, 2020 (Virtual): A profound journey of an ornate Scrum Team w/Dimple Shah
21 Jul 2020 July 21, 2020 (Virtual): Dear Nexus, You Scaled My Scrum w/Laura Hansen
8 Jul 2020 July 8, 2020 (Virtual): Shifting Culture Through Leadership Agility w/Aaron Kopel
16 Jun 2020 June 16, 2020 (Virtual): Creating Boundaries, Practicing Curiosity, and Making Requests w/Jessica Katz
10 Jun 2020 June 10, 2020 (Virtual): Fast, #NoWaste Agile Estimating for Remote Teams w/Ron Lichty
19 May 2020 May 19, 2020 (Virtual): Metrics That Matter: Moving From Easy to Impactful w/ Joel Tosi
13 May 2020 May 13, 2020 (Virtual): Let Me Tell You A Story: The Power of Storytelling in Agile Coaching w/ Mark Cruth
1 May 2020 Annual Conference 2020 - CANCELED
21 Apr 2020 April 21, 2020 (Virtual): Live from Indy It's Saturday Night - The Agility of Saturday Night Live! w/ John Krewson
8 Apr 2020 April 2020 (Virtual) Monthly Meetup: Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems with Liberating Structures w/ Ryan Ripley & Todd Miller
17 Mar 2020 CANCELED: March 2020 (Downtown) Monthly Meetup: People ≠ Resources: Resource thinking may be stifling your success w/ Sydney Johnson & Alex Schick
11 Mar 2020 March 2020 (Northside) Monthly Meetup:Principles for Empowered Product Teams w/ David Mathew
18 Feb 2020 February 2020 (Downtown) Monthly Meetup: How to Estimate While Being Chased by Rhinoceros w/James Smith
12 Feb 2020 CANCELED: February 2020 (Northside) Monthly Meetup: Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems with Liberating Structures w/ Ryan Ripley
21 Jan 2020 AgileIndy Monthly Meetup (Downtown): CK Taneja
8 Jan 2020 January 2020 (Northside) Relentless Improvement – Deliver and Celebrate w/ Rita Breen
11 Dec 2019 December 2019 (Downtown) - Kanban Christmas w/ Marcy Elhamidi
13 Nov 2019 November (Northside) Discover Your DISC w/ Toyna T’ere Webb-Wallace
15 Oct 2019 Scrum Team Tune-up w/ Scott Cunningham
9 Oct 2019 Hire Quality Technical Personnel Quickly w/ Matt Wuertz

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