March Chapter Meeting: What is an Agile DoJo, and why should BAs care?
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 5:30 – 8:00 pm //
Location: AIM Specialty Health / 8600 W. Bryn Mawr Ave / Chicago, IL 60631
The traditional "DoJo" is a hall or space dedicated to immersive learning or meditation. During this session, Business Agility Consultant Dan Miklusicak will share his personal experiences related to helping individuals and teams become more agile in the context of Dojo style learning and practicing. He will explain how the ideas from the "DoJo" approach used in Karate are emulated to establish Lean-Agile-DevOps DoJos in Corporate America to facilitate and accelerate transformation to the very different way of working, and away from traditional Project Management approaches.
Dan will discuss how BAs play a key role in Agile techniques like journey mapping, visioning, design thinking, systems thinking, and more. He will also talk about how BA's are helping teams by playing the "Glue Role", bringing and keeping many different roles together to accomplish big things, and how sharpening these skills in the context of the DoJo makes everyone better.
Dan Miklusicak is a highly sought-after consultant/speaker/instructor & DevOps-Lean-Agilist with 25+ years in areas including Big5 Mgt Consulting, Prog Mgt, leading major F500 transformations & programs in traditional & Lean-Agile-DevOps. He has coached, taught, mentored thousands of Business & IT alike. A life-long learner, Dan's earned certs include SAFe Program Consultant [SPC5], DevOps, PMP, CDA, TOGAF, ITILv3, CSM, DSDM, e-Commerce, RTE & Lean6SigmaBB.