Kansas City Web Professionals (KCWebPros) August Meeting

Topic: Agile and Lean Development Practices

Date/Time: WED, August 26th, 2015 -- 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Location: The EBS Group, 11320 West 79th St, Lenexa, KS -- West Side of the building. BYOF - Bring Your Own Food.
Please RSVP via email to John Krzysztow at johnk@cjk-consulting.com so he can have some idea of a head count.

Speaker: Kay Harper

Presentation Description:

Agile and Lean development practices are increasingly in demand, not only globally but locally. Curious about what is it like to work on an Agile team? Why are Agile/Lean teams, principles and practices getting so much attention these days? What would be different if you took "the plunge" and joined an Agile/Lean team? This session is designed as an interactive session, scripted by you the participants, focused specifically on providing answers to the questions you have

Kay Harper Bio:

Kay Harper is a coach, trainer and consultant committed to developing excellence in leadership, teams and partnerships. Her current area of focus is assisting organizations with positive change through various methods including Lean and Agile frameworks and Systems Coaching. Kay also works with the Johnson County Community College to develop and deliver Continuing Education Agile course offerings.

Prior to launching Kay Harper Consulting LLC, Kay worked for 20 years performing coaching, mentoring, training, project and product management in a variety of industries. Kay started utilizing Agile principles and practices in 2008. She quickly determined that, when wholly implemented, these principles and practices give organizations the competitive advantage needed in the new, Information Age. Additionally, she sensed the critical impact of organizational systems not only on organizational performance but also any respective changes. She values opportunities to teach and coach others to navigate the pitfalls related to systemic, organizational transformation.

A member of the International Coaching Federation and graduate of Organizational Relationship and Systems Coaching (ORSC). Kay is also a founding member of Agilehood KC and a long-standing member of Agile KC and the KC Project Management Institute chapter. She holds a Project Management Institute certification as an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and ICAgile certification as a Certified Agile Team Coach (ICP-TC). She is also a Scaled Agile Framework Certified Consultant (SAFe CSP) and a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrummaster (CSM).