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The Agile Mindset: The Key to Being Agile Not Just Doing Agile - presented by Dr. Ahmed Sidky

8 May 2013
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location Microsoft
5404 Wisconsin Ave
5th Floor
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
United States

Contact Information
Manjit Singh
Email Manjit Singh,+Chevy+Chase,+MD

<div id="event-description-wrap"> <p><strong>The Agile Mindset: The Key to Being Agile Not Just Doing Agile</strong></p> <p>The talk will explain why Agile is a Mindset, not a process, nor a methodology. This session is not only intended for people new to Agile but also people that have been <span style="text-decoration: underline;">doing</span> Agile but feel that they are still not <span style="text-decoration: underline;">being</span> Agile. We will explore the Agile mindset and how to <span style="text-decoration: underline;">be</span> value-driven and flexible in the way we think and behave not just <span style="text-decoration: underline;">do</span> iterations and stand-ups. The talk will help decipher why most Agile implementations are challenged with a culture change and why many Agile teams end up doing just the &ldquo;rituals&rdquo; of Agile instead of truly embracing the mindset, values and principles.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Presented by:</p> <p><strong>DR. AHMED SIDKY</strong></p> <p>Executive Vice President, Strategy &amp; Innovation, Santeon Group (Reston, VA)</p> <p>Along with many years of experience in software development, Ahmed Sidky has a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in value-based process frameworks for effective agile adoption. Ahmed&rsquo;s work has gained popularity and respect in the agile community as a pragmatic approach for organizations of all sizes attempting to adopt agile. Ahmed is frequently referred to as, Dr. Agile, on account of developing a free online agile readiness assessment tool named Doctor Agile ( He is a frequent speaker at numerous national and international agile conferences as well as the co-author of a new book on practical agile adoption titled Becoming Agile.</p> </div>