The Front Range Community for Agile Software Development
Time: July 23, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Tivoli Student Union Room 320 A&B
Street: 900 Auraria Pkwy
Website or Map: http://www.tivoli.org/tivoli/…
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Somnath Ghosh
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2012
Agile is not just a Software development practice, but a philosophy that has grown out valuing the creativity and inspiration of right-brain thinking. In our left-brain dominated world we aggrandize using systems and controlling behaviors to support a rigorous belief that data and oversight can ensure safety and success of our projects without fail. This mindset can provide some value, but it leaves personal accountability and inspiration on the sidelines for many team members. Agile is a reflection of a rising in our human consciousness for more balance in how we work, how we solve problems, and how we work as leaders. This conversation will energize thought around the nature of how we work, what motivates us, and how to challenge ourselves to become adaptive leaders using whole brain thinking in our lives and problem solving.
You will gain a wider understanding of the human psychology that underlies work, motivation, and leadership. Insights into our nature will give you the power to create space for others to lead. You will learn the time to govern our teams, and the time not to. You will begin to think of how humanistic values-based leadership can actually enhance the safety of your projects. This discussion will open up new paths of study for you to grow as a leader and a human being. Topics will challenge core left-brain systematic thinking and encourage you to begin to explore your current limitations as well as your potential.
About the Speaker:
James is a Portfolio Manager at Pearson eCollege, and has been an Agile project manager and coach for over 10 years. While his degrees are in Genetic Engineering and Bio-physics, his interests and studies have focused for over 10 years on the human element in our workplace, and how leaders and individuals can find more peace and joy in their work, and thus his interest in Agile. He has taught leadership classes and seminars, and coached many leaders to more humanistic ways of leading and valuing their people. James is also a certified life coach, motivational speaker, spiritual teacher, and lecturer.
6:00-6:30 - Food, networking, announcements
6:30-8:00 - Presentation
Attendance, parking and food are free! Parking vouchers will be provided for free parking in the Tivoli Auraria Parking Structure to the NW of the Tivoli Student Union.