With so much competition out there, businesses and their teams must meet customer and business needs faster. Moving to more agile methodology of planning and delivering helps teams do just that. An agile process helps organizations -- in multiple industries -- improve product quality, time to market, and employee satisfaction.
Join us for this May, virtual panel event as four Wisconsin expert Agile professionals explain:
- What is agile methodology/Scrum/Kanban and more,
- The first-hand successes they've seen with adopting agile processes, and,
- The challenges they had to overcome and how they persevered.
Curious about how to implement agile processes in your business or in your own life? Our panelists will share the next steps with you!
Our Scrum/Agile methodology panelists:
Diana Rivera: Diana is an enthusiastic MBA graduate with experience in executing agile strategies that result in faster product and service delivery to customers, and leading the implementation of built-in quality practices through process improvement and automation. As a SAFe Program Consultant and Agile Delivery Leader, one of my key passions is to enable organizations to adopt a DevSecOps mindset and culture, and apply a set of technical practices to improve the communication, integration, automation and close cooperation among all the people that are needed to plan, develop, test, deploy, release and maintain a solution.
Nicole Hurd: Nicole Hurd, an award recipient of the Fox Cities Future 15 young professionals award has since accelerated her career and now holds the working title of a CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner). Today, Nicole’s role is within the global tech space and is responsible for the “what gets built” as defined by the vision, roadmap, and new features in the program backlog. She is responsible for defining and supporting her developers and DevOps teams in order to create desirable, feasible, viable, and sustainable products that meet the stakeholder’s needs throughout the product-market lifecycle. Nicole has successfully worked her way from traditional waterfall processes and has proven to be successful in guiding her team to practice SAFe Agile methodologies that break the barriers of silos, strengthen communication and allow for self-guided work met with team collaboration.
LaTasha Langdon: Ms. Langdon holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University and Bachelor of Science degree from MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering). She holds a PMP as well as certifications in SAFe, Six Sigma green belt and Lean certificate. She is a Sr. Scrum Master at FIS. In her role of Scrum Master and/or Project Manager she has managed of variety of projects including infrastructure, software, financial, operations, construction, etc. She has over 15 years of corporate work experience with top 500 companies and is an active volunteer and mentor to youth and young adults. Ms. Langdon has over 20 years of experience providing life strategies to over 1,000 youth and young adults from all backgrounds and ages.
Caroline Sheridan: Caroline has been in the software industry since 1995 and brings more than 15 years experience in the IT Financial Services Industry. Caroline has a background in an array of IT positions; Information Architect, User Interface Designer, Business Analyst and Systems Analyst. Caroline transitioned to Agile Scrum Master in early 2020 while working for Associated Bank. Having spent so many years under the Waterfall method of software development, Caroline is a strong proponent of the many benefits of the Agile process.
Caroline holds a B.S and a Masters degree in Education from the University of Iowa. Caroline graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a doctorate in Educational Software Design and is a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®).
Event moderator, Lindsay LaCourse: Lindsay LaCourse currently serves as a Marketing Chair for Women in Technology, WI, as the Digital Marketing Manager for Associated Bank, and is a CSM (Certified ScrumMaster®). In the past 5-10 years, agile methodology has really caught on with marketing teams. Once a marketing team begins to works in an agile process, Lindsay says everything else seems inefficient. Mrs. LaCourse has years of experience in managing marketing campaigns and project launches using Agile methodologies in the financial institution industry, the insurance industry, and in the supply chain/logistics industry.