Monday, April 8, 2013

Last Chance: NY SPIN April 9: Facilitating Meetings - The Forgotten Skill in the Software World (Ram Srinivasan)

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NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Ram Srinivasan. His topic: Facilitating Meetings - The Forgotten Skill in the Software World

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Date: (Tuesday) April 9, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Facilitating Meetings - The Forgotten Skill in the Software World
Presenter(s): Ram Srinivasan

Location: Thoughtworks


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Facilitating Meetings:
The Forgotten Skill in the Software World

How often do you cringe running meetings? May be you don't feel the butterflies, but your meetings don't produce the results you expect to produce. Your meetings run over the allocated time, and still you did not discuss everything that should have been discussed. Never let this happen again. 

In this session, you will learn :

1. About different kinds of meetings, their purpose, and how to effectively run them.
2. Various tools at your disposal to facilitate meetings
3. Different methods of facilitation to make your meetings more meaningful
By the end of this session you will know how to  make your meetings fun, engaging, and productive.

Biography: Ram Srinivasan

Ram Srinivasan is a transformation catalyst and works as an Agile coach and trainer. He partners with his clients and uses his expertise in strategy, product management, Innovation Games®, and human psychology to create pragmatic solutions. He regularly conducts public and private training sessions on Agile methodologies, Lean-Kanban systems, coaching, facilitation, and Innovation Games®.

Ram has a project management background (PMP, CSP, PMI-ACP) and has more than 10 years experience working with start-ups, mid-size and large organizations (e-commerce, media, telecom, finance, and insurance).  He is an Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor, and is also trained as an Organizational Coach (ORSC). His other interests include lean start-ups, complex adaptive systems, change management, gamification, and conflict management.

Ram frequently speaks at local meet-ups as well as international conferences. He believes in contributing to the community and co-leads the webinar team for PMI Agile Community of Practice. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering from The University of Arizona and is currently based out of New Jersey. You can reach him at email[at]

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Re-Energize Your Agile Transformation Workshop

Re-Energize Your Agile Transformation Workshop

May 3, 2013 - NYC

Too often, agile transformations that start out with a bang quickly fizzle under the weight of the status quo, existing business processes, and misunderstandings about what it means to be agile. 

If this has happened to your team, don't panic! And don't give up! Discover how to refocus your transformation for success with this free, one-day workshop from BigVisible! 

Leadership buy-in is crucial. Find out how to advance agile across the business.
Agile has many flavors. Determine if you are using the framework that's right for you.
You are not alone. Learn what has (and has not) worked for others.
Don't wait! Discover what you can put in place now for an immediate impact. 

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