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ACE - With Nigel Baker

Dates
21 Aug 2013
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location ASOS
Greater London House
Hampstead Road
London NW1 7QX
United Kingdom

Contact Information
Helen Meek
Email Helen Meek

http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange/events/120851582/

Summary
<p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; color: #555555;"> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em; padding: 0px;"><span style="display: inline; font-family: inherit;"><strong style="display: inline; font-family: inherit; font-weight: bold;">Optimus Prime is Cool: Organisational Transformation and Transformer</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em; padding: 0px;">Optimus Prime is a Transformer. Transformers are cool.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em; padding: 0px;">In this workshop we will use Optimus Prime, the transforming toy as a metaphor for organizational change and transformation.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em; padding: 0px;">We will humourously pull apart this metaphor and discuss whether "Transformation" is really the right word for what we put organizations through.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em; padding: 0px;">Truly, MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em; padding: 0px;"><strong style="display: inline; font-family: inherit; font-weight: bold;">Who is Nigel Baker?<img style="line-height: 0; max-width: 700px; max-height: 700px; float: right; padding: 0px; margin: 5px; border: 0px initial initial;" src="http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/9/a/4/4/event_202599492.jpeg" alt="" /></strong>&nbsp;<br />Nigel is a Certified Scrum Trainer</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em; padding: 0px;">He has been working with Agile techniques his entire twelve year IT and managerial career and was one of the Lead Agile Consultants for BT &ndash; Currently undergoing the largest Agile transformation in the world.&nbsp;<br /><br />Nigel&rsquo;s background includes being a Developer in traditional and Scrum teams before moving into Project Manager and ScrumMaster roles on many projects across the IT sector.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em; padding: 0px;">Nigel has been coaching and training Scrum and Agile techniques for the last 8 years and is regarded as one of the leading experts in training in this industry.</p> </span></p>