Robert Woods has spent years working with organizations on collaborative lean development, Agile testing techniques, requirements analysis, project envisioning, relationship management, Agile within ITSM and Agile leadership. Robert is the creator of the CLEAR (Collaborative, Lean, Evolving, Adaptable, Reportable) Portfolio Management concept and has developed an entire Agile adoption curriculum. Robert’s passion is helping organizations achieve Business and IT Alignment through creating visibility and collaboration across the enterprise, focusing on delivery of real business value, and creating great teams focused on innovation, communication and trust.
Business Agility Atlanta
The Business Agility Atlanta meetup is an open, interactive and collaborative discussion of Business Agility approaches across the enterprise including HR, Marketing, Finance, Support, Sales, Recruiting, Operations, etc. Come join the conversation at one of our monthly meetups, share your experiences and collaborate with others actively pursuing ways to be more responsive and effective in all parts of the enterprise.
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October Topic: Successful Agility - Change Your Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategies
Presenter: Robert Woods, Sr. MATRIX Consultant
Wait! Stop! Don't hire that highly talented person with the great resume, numerous certifications and years of valuable experience! Believe it or not, that person could undermine your cultural agility.
One of the biggest mistakes companies make in trying to scale the mountain we call organizational cultural change is bringing in the wrong people to help support that change. Too often we remain stuck in old hiring practices based on keyword searches, years of experience or quantity of certificates. While valuable to know, this does not mean, though, that they will fit what you are trying to do within the organization. You may even be creating a cancerous situation that is causing leadership to question whether or not Agile methods were the right way to go at all!
Robert Woods, Sr Consultant at MATRIX, will be outlining the absolutely critical adjustments required to how we look for people, hire and why they are so impactful to the success of any cultural support. These adjustments impact areas ranging from Product Development to Change Management, Business and IT alignment, Team Building, Leadership and Facilitation on up to Executive buy-in. Learn how to watch, engage, hire and retain the people you need before its too late!
Team leads, managers, coaches, executives, and small to mid-size business owners across all areas of the business looking to create more effective, responsive and sustainable businesses.