PRESENTATION TOPIC: Agileholics Annonymous, Addicted to Happiness
Companies are spending thousands of dollars to make the work environment a compelling place to work only to find out that fitness facilities, unlimited free coffee, and Reese’s cups (my favorite) are not the answer. It turns out that employee happiness is one of the greatest factors affecting retention and productivity. Most people believe that when they become successful, they will be happy. However, the reverse is true. Happiness comes first, then success. After witnessing many agile teams in action, the best teams seemed to be the ones that were the happiest. Why? Agile methods, particularly Scrum, create opportunities throughout the entire process for team members to experience many factors that make you happier. This presentation introduces you to these happiness factors and how to exploit the opportunities during Scrum. The results are happier employees, first, followed by increased productivity.
|Event End Date||11-09-2021|
|Registration Start Date||08-31-2021|
|Cut off date||11-09-2021|
|Individual Price||Free Virtual Event|
Roger is a leader in the application of Agile to non-IT projects. He served as the agile coach for the first pilot agile hybrid project at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site. After working over 40 years as a project engineer, project manager and program manager, Roger retired to pursue his dream career as a professor at Augusta University, Augusta Georgia. Roger teaches project management in their Hull College of Business. He is also leading the agile transformation of the university’s IT department. As an Authorized Training Partner PMI approved instructor, Roger provides PMP, CAPM and ACP workshops via his company, Duke P3M. He has been a long-time leader in the Augusta-Aiken PMI Chapter, where he recently completed serving his second term as chapter president. He has mechanical engineering degrees from Auburn University and the University of South Carolina. Roger resides in Augusta, Georgia, married to his high-school sweetheart, Diane, and has twins, Matt and Lauren