Agile Transformation Webinar for Leaders Transitioning to an Agile Methodology

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Aired September 16, 2020 – Watch a Recording of the Webinar On-Demand.

Transitioning from a different framework to Agile requires the organization to evaluate and change its culture and identify changes needed to support a more flexible way of operating.

How to Transition to Agile

Organizations need to acknowledge and address the change by strategizing how to proactively manage the people side of a transformation. Attendees will discover the common hurdles and misconceptions of transitioning to Agile and change management approaches to help solve these problems. 

Agile Transformation Webinar Takeaways

The Agile Transformation webinar will give leaders an overview of what Agile is, a high-level understanding of what it takes to be Agile as an entire organization, and how to start or continue an Agile journey. 

  • Become aware of common challenges leaders face when they transition to Agile 
  • Discover Change Management techniques to tackle challenges and turn business goals into outcomes 
  • Learn the importance of developing a vision and articulating the benefits of Agile 
  • Determine if your culture is primed to get the most value out of Agile 

Agile Transformation Workshop Experts

Meet the Agile Transformation Webinar Presenters

Rachel Breitbach

Change Practice Lead & Senior Advisor, FarWell
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Rachel is a results-oriented leader dedicated to achieving FarWell clients’ visions and goals through effective change and project management. A strategic thinker, she brings a structured approach to breaking complex change into digestible pieces. Rachel’s strong collaboration skills and clear communication style allow her to guide clients toward building their own set of change tools and skills, ensuring sustainable change. 

In addition to working with clients, Rachel also serves as a FarWell Engagement Manager where she coaches and empowers a group of our team members to be their best selves. No matter the situation, she brings a positive energy to her work and team. 

Rachel is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner and Professional Scrum Master. She also holds certifications in Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). She earned her MBA from Azusa Pacific University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northwestern University. 

Dean Giorgetti

Senior Advisor, FarWell 
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Dean delivers results to organizations working through large, high-priority projects/programs and coaching Agile. He excels at building rapport and credibility with his fun nature and incredible ease while managing complex initiatives or transformations. Dean offers his 19+ years of IT and project/program management experience and 6 years of Agile/Scrum experience to assess, plan, and execute business and technical projects or products for our clients. 

Dean believes in thinking big, learning by doing and having fun along the way. His mindset helps him collaborate and empower others as an Engagement Manager as he coaches and leads a group of FarWell team members. He ensures his team feels fulfilled, delivers quality work and is thriving. 

Dean is a Professional Scrum Master and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Meet the Agile Transformation Webinar Host

Mel Gillen

Customer Experience Officer, FarWell 
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Mel is a driven executive leader who empowers the FarWell team to work together in delivering an optimal customer experience. She leads the growth, development and strategy of best in class marketing, sales and client engagement practices for our fast-growing company. Her dedication to positive client experience ensures our partner companies get the right level of support to achieve their business objectives. 

Mel values trust, integrity and being a caring servant leader for others. Her leadership style is to first listen and then ask guiding questions to help her team and clients solve complex challenges. 

Mel is certified as a Professional Scrum Master, Prosci Certified Change Practitioner and Customer Experience Specialist (CXS). She earned her MBA in Management from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Maine. 

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