human resources


Agile HR

Location: Salon E
April 12th, 2016
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Agile HR represents a new, emerging way for HR to partner with their leaders and people. The paradigm is shifting from one of controls and standards to a new level of engagement – one that focuses on the facilitation and improvement of organizational agility. This means helping to build and drive programs that create adaptability, foster innovation, provide transparency, and inspire collaboration. Building on these principles, Comcast’s Technology + Product team is reimagining Performance Management. We are an innovative and agile organization and we are transforming our Performance Management approach to reflect our culture, provide real-time feedback, and develop our
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Leigh Ann Shaffner

Executive Director of Talent Management, Comcast

Agility at Scale: Tactical and Strategic Approaches

Location: Salon B
April 12th, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

An agile enterprise increases value through effective execution and delivery in a timely and reactive manner. Such organizations do this by streamlining the flow of information, ideas, decision making, and work throughout the overall business process all the while improving the quality of the process and business outcomes. This talk describes, step-by-step, how to evolve from today’s vision of agile software development to a truly disciplined agile enterprise. It briefly examines the state of mainstream agile software development and argues for the need for a more disciplined approach to agile delivery that provides a solid foundation from which to scale.
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Scott Ambler

Author, Disciplined Agile Delivery

Agile Hiring: It’s A Team Sport

Location: Salon B
April 11th, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

When you think of hiring for your team, does the paperwork overwhelm you? Are you concerned about the number of interviews you seem to need to make a great decision? Do you ever have trouble making a decision, to know if this candidate is right for you --the team, the project, and the organization? You know the cost of hiring people is high, and the cost of not getting the right person is even higher. You can apply agile approaches to your hiring, iterating on everything. You can get feedback as you go, and involve the entire team, including the
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Johanna Rothman

Product Manager, Author, Speaker