In today's volatile business environment, the tools that served us well in the past don't necessarily still apply - change is constant, disruption is an expectation and innovation is a competitive advantage. People at every level and in practically every role need to focus on customer delight, and bring innovation and continuous improvement into their daily work. This is a hard challenge and one that requires new ways of thinking and working. This experiential workshop examines what it means to be truly adaptive in today's dynamic environment.
Drawing on the latest thinking in neuroleadership, influenced by the values and principles of agile development, lean and lean start-up, design thinking, complexity theory, human dynamics and organisational change, this lab provides a foundation for truly adaptive business agility.
Participants learn by doing, they explore scenarios and apply techniques to envisioning and designing the future and will experience new ways of thinking and working in teams and will craft a prioritized Personal Agility Plan that outlines the approaches they will take to improve their personal agility and leave with a practical toolkit and fresh perspective on how to optimize their value and better:
Pat is a principal consultant and co-founder of iHoriz Inc, instructor at UC Berkeley with an impressive VC as Agile executive, coach, transformational leader, teacher, trainer and entrepreneur with proven success transforming large Agile organizations and developing world class Business Agility processes and practices. Pat has deep domain expertise in enterprise Agile Accounting, PMO, Portfolio Management, Dev Ops, Change Leadership, Compliance, Performance Management, Artificial Intelligenceand Adaptive career processes and practices and has a proven track record of delivery, leading and coaching teams that have transformed Fortune 100 companies. Pat excels in leveraging cutting edge technology, delivery and project management methods to solve challenging business problems with impressive results across a wide range of industries including her work as Executive Director for 15 years at the Walt Disney Company, 5 years at Universal Studios / GE and 8 years at Gap Inc. Pat is passionate about creating healthy, high performing and learning teams.
She designed, co-created and currently teaches the Agile Management Certificate program for UC Berkeley extension and has over 40 years of experience in teaching technical and business process improvement and Artificial Intelligence at the undergraduate, graduate and extension level as an adjunct professor. She is a popular speaker with numerous keynotes and Agile Conference sessions and workshops; and co-founded the Agile Alliance Executive Forum with Jim Highsmith. Pat is equally passionate about advancing agile practices and previously led the PMI Agile Community of Practice Council Leader with over 42,000 global members; directs the Agile Accounting Program for the Agile Alliance and co-developed the Agile Alliance Value Model.
Pat graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Behavioral and Clinical Psychology and an MBA from Woodbury University and is devoted to promoting lifelong learning.
Elina Razdobarina is a pioneer in Business Agility and coaches executives and teams to improve business performance and develop the capabilities to thrive in uncertainty, volatility and complexity. She helps clients navigate through the latest in management thinking to customize approaches that will benefit their unique business. Agile, lean, design thinking, systems coaching and neuroleadership are the sources she draws from. With background in Chemical Engineering, studies in HR and Coaching, and MBA in Information Systems she combines her knack for continuous improvement and minimum viable process with a respect for an individual, and helps to build environments where people, processes and purpose are aligned to produce great results
Elina leverages everything she has learned over 15+ years managing in pharmaceutical manufacturing, finance, software engineering and utility industries across Russia and the U.S. , thrives in world of high-growth startups as far as Tanzania doing work on strategic alignment, culture building and leadership training.
She’s been an agile devotee since 2007, introducing it to the engineering and management teams, has earned CSM, CSPO and PMP certifications and since 2013 is one of the organizers of Bay Area Agile Leadership Network (BayALN) and Agile Open Northern California.