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June 2023 CLE IIBA Chapter Meeting - Featuring Jim Schiel

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

June 21st at 6:00PM ET Cleveland IIBA Chapter Meeting
Featuring a presentation by Jim Schiel

Special Guest Speaker:  Jim Schiel​ will present Embracing Compassionate Leadership: A Path to Agile Excellence
In this presentation, we delve into the heart of Agile principles by shedding light on the paramount role compassionate leadership plays in team dynamics and organizational success. Drawing from real-world insights and research, we tackle the prevalent issues in traditional leadership, exploring their costly impacts on team morale and productivity. As we delve into compassionate leadership, we highlight its transformative effects, such as higher employee engagement, improved collaboration, and reduced turnover rates. Attendees will gain practical steps to incorporate compassionate leadership within their teams, emphasizing emotional intelligence, continuous learning, and the shift from blame to problem-solving. By the end of the session, participants will recognize compassionate leadership as an essential pillar of agility, poised to drive their organizations toward 21st-century success. This engaging presentation offers valuable takeaways for anyone looking to foster a more respectful, collaborative, and successful Agile environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recall the fundamental principles of the Agile Manifesto, especially "individuals and interactions over processes and tools."
  2. Define compassionate leadership within the Agile context.
  3. Explain the issues associated with traditional leadership approaches in Agile settings.
  4. Describe the benefits and positive impacts of compassionate leadership.
  5. Demonstrate how to apply key compassionate leadership principles within a team context.
  6. Show how to apply emotional intelligence principles like empathy and active listening in Agile teams.
  7. Discuss the differences between traditional and compassionate leadership approaches in Agile teams.
  8. Analyze the effect of compassionate leadership on team dynamics and productivity.
  9. Reflect on their leadership style and assess how compassionate leadership principles could be integrated.
  10. Develop a personal action plan for adopting compassionate leadership practices in their Agile team.

Don’t miss this exciting time, register now!

Cost:  Free

RSVP – Please register in advance:  This meeting will be held via Zoom.  Please register in advance for this meeting.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

6:00 - 6:10 Virtual Networking & Chapter Business
6:10 - 6:55 Presentation and Q&A
6:55 - 7:00 Wrap Up

About Our Speaker:  Jim Schiel has over 38 years of experience in software development, R&D management, leadership, and Agile Development in highly regulated industries, including healthcare and telecommunications.  He has been a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) since 2005 and a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2006, and a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) since 2008, when the certification was created.

Jim’s professional career started in 1983 as a systems programmer and operator. In 1985, he began working for Shared Medical Systems (purchased by Siemens Medical Solutions in 1999). He managed various development teams ranging in size from 5 to 155 developers, where he instituted iterative project management processes and improved product quality, development performance, and customer satisfaction in his product areas. At Siemens, Jim transitioned an organization of 1,200 developers from waterfall and various iterative processes to Agile Development using Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP) practices.  Jim left Siemens in 2008 to begin working as an Agile coach and trainer, and in 2009, founded Artisan Agility (formerly Artisan Software Consulting). Artisan provides coaching, training, and consulting to organizations attempting to transform into 21st-century organizations.

Jim has provided exceptional Agile training experiences for 18 years and has trained more than 22,000 students in 24 countries worldwide.  He currently teaches several Scrum certification courses and provides workshops on Agile leadership, Scrum and Agile techniques, agile management, release management, and more. Jim also provides coaching services to individuals and organizations looking to plan a transformation to agile development or to correct a transformation gone wrong.

Jim’s books, Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development and The ScrumMaster’s Study Guide, published in 2009 and 2011, cover much of his experiences managing and guiding large-scale transformations and helping new Certified Scrum Masters learn how to use Scrum.

Jim has worked with companies and government organizations around the world, including the Project Management Institute (PMI), PepsiCo, Tektronix, Siemens, Schwab, H&R Block, JP Morgan Chase, Cisco, L3Harris, Capital One, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the US Air Force and the US Army. He has helped save millions of dollars in costs by improving development practices and product quality.

*Note the Zoom meeting will open prior to the meeting at 6:00 PM ET for those who want to test their connection.  For assistance, questions or if you are interested in presenting a BABOK topic at a future meeting, send email to vpmarketing@cleveland.iiba.org.

Event Details: 
June 2023 CLE IIBA Chapter Meeting
Event Location: 
Zoom / Remote Event