The Xavier Leadership Center, in collaboration with the Eliassen Group introduces the principles and practices of Agile, as well as Scrum, Kanban, and the technical practices of XP (What is XP?). Newcomers will gain a basic understanding of Agile and an initial training in its practices. Participants with Agile experience will refresh their knowledge of the fundamentals.
Sep 20-21, 2017 (8:30am-4pm)
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In this unique workshop, all activities are performed as part of cross-functional teams. Participants not only learn about their own role, they also gain an appreciation for how all roles on an Agile team operate, and also how to interact with people in other roles.
The workshop alternates guidance from the instructor with hands-on exercises involving all of the participants.
Everyone involved in development, including management, product managers, product owners and business analysts, developers, designers and DBA’s, testers, technical writers and project managers. Participants can include existing teams, individuals from different roles, and combinations.
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As a facilitator for Xavier Leadership Center, Robert Annis brings over a decade of traditional Project Management experience, prior to transitioning to Agile. Because of his background in both methods, he has a unique understanding of many organizations current situations and their difficulty in transitioning to Agile.
As the Training Services Director of Eliassen’s Agile Consultancy, Robert manages the training effort of the organization. This includes directing Agile coaches and trainers, creating training materials, managing training events and, of course, delivering training. Critically, he also defines the overall vision for the group.
Robert presents to industry groups such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP). He regularly speaks at industry events and local groups, such as Agile Cincinnati 2016, Southern Fried Agile and for the International Institute for Learning’s Agile and Scrum 2016 conference. He has trained and coached many clients and has ongoing relationships with many of them including: Harvard University, Toys R Us, United Airlines and Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Capital)
Being British by birth, Robert also has considerable international experience (Europe, Australia, Asia and North America) and often travels to train and coach, with India and Europe being frequent destinations.