Creating Strong and Passionate Communities of Practice
Everyone hits a challenge at some point in adopting agile and belonging to a larger community can help you overcome those challenges. Whether you call it a tribe, a user group, or a community of practice, having a group of people to share ideas with and learn from is a valuable tool to further your personal development and maintain your sanity. Learn from two leaders who have created and grown communities of practice about what they are, how to start them, and why they’re an important part of growing agile.
Allison Pollard is a Principal Consultant with Improving Enterprises in Dallas; she is an agile coach working with 20 teams in a large enterprise and loves to create communities for those interested in developing their agile instincts. She mentors project managers to become great Scrum Masters and coaches managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results and an organizational community that provides sustainability for agile. Allison is also one of the organizers of the Dallas-Fort Worth Scrum user group that hosts monthly sessions with over 60 attendees and serves on the Dallas Agile Leadership Network board.
Ty Crockett is a Principal Consultant for Improving Enterprises. He is an Enterprise Agile Coach, Scrum Master, and Project Manager and has spent his professional career in the field of Information Technology. His strength is in getting newly formed groups to become cohesive, self managing, high performing teams. Ty has an intense interest in interpersonal interaction and personality dynamics.