All too often professionals find themselves in a regular setting: convening with others to do ‘something’. Even more often, once here you may start asking questions like “Why am I
All too often professionals find themselves in a regular setting: convening with others to do ‘something’. Even more often, once here you may start asking questions like “Why am I here?”, “What is it we are trying to do here?”, “Didn’t we already talk about this?”, or “Do I -really- need to be here?” The setting I’m talking about is meetings, and nothing can be more frustrating than making room in your schedule for a meeting that isn’t clear, isn’t productive, and is potentially wasteful.
This talk will provide you with a new and effective way of approaching meetings by exploring facilitation, and expanding on the building blocks of an effective meeting. At the end of this session, you will have some new tools and techniques to apply to any meeting situation, independent of your method of working.
Chris Li is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), and the first trainer in North America certified by Scrum Alliance as a “Path to CSP” educator to teach both the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) courses.
Originally a Microsoft developer and database administrator, his close work with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security give him a unique perspective into organizational change and technical delivery. He founded the Agile Institute at Agilex (now Accenture Federal), introducing agility and demonstrating its effectiveness to clients in these challenging sectors.
In addition to working with teams and enterprises throughout the United States in improving their work through Scrum adoption, Chris frequently speaks at major agile conferences and supports initiatives of the world’s major agile organizations.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys a wide range of interests. He’s an auto enthusiast, music lover, trumpet player, a closet foodie, a poker player, and a sports fan. He is also a former video game competitor who now works to help organize competitive fighting game events.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm