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Our 2019 keynote speaker

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Sanjiv Augustine will be speaking on Driving Flow, Value, and Innovation with an Agile VMO™. Historically, Project Managers (PMs) and other middle managers have hustled in a bureaucratic system to drive teams to deliver value. As organizations transition from a project to product model, where can these leaders best add value in a fast-moving, Agile and entrepreneurial world? In this new and exciting world, middle managers are enabling rapid delivery of value and successful business outcomes via the creation of the Agile Value Management Office™. Learn how an Agile VMO™ drives business agility through small batches, frequent releases, and continuous adaptation.

Sanjiv is the Founder and CEO of LitheSpeed, LLC and the Agile Leadership Academy. Sanjiv is an entrepreneur, industry-leading Agile and Lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant, and trainer. As a practicing executive driving business agility, he has evolved LitheSpeed over the past 13 years with self-management techniques modeled after Morning Star and Patagonia. With nearly 30 years in the industry, Sanjiv has served as a trusted advisor to executives and management at leading firms, including Capital One, The Capital Group, CNBC, Comcast, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, General Dynamics, HCA Healthcare, The Motley Fool, National Geographic, Nationwide Insurance, Pacific Gas and Electric, Royal Bank of Canada, Samsung, and Walmart.

Sanjiv is the author of the books, *Managing Agile Projects* (Prentice Hall 2005), and *Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart*, as well as several publications including Transitioning to Agile Project Management, The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery and Transformational Leadership for Business Agility.

Our call for speakers is now closed. See below or on Confengine for our first round of early acceptance speakers (the second round should be announced in late August).

early acceptance speakers

Congratulations to Anita Sagar, Cherie Silas, Chester Jackson, Colleen Esposito, Dave Rooney, David Bujard, David Fogel, Jennifer Forrest, Julie Wyman, Mathias Eifert, Matt Acors, Max Saperstone, Steve Moubray, Tricia Mulcahy and Zack Ayers!

New Voices Track

The new voices track is now closed for new submissions.

A founding principle of Agile DC is accessibility to all. The founders wanted to support the local Agile Software Development community, provide affordable access to great speakers, and offer opportunities to share lessons with each other. This year, we are expanding those opportunities with the addition of a “New Voices” track to the conference program

It can be daunting to submit a first proposal to a conference and then get in front of a room of people to give that talk. The Agile DC organizers are therefore offering you help. The New Voices track is intended to encourage people to share their stories. If you’re selected, you’ll get exposure in a friendly local community, newfound confidence, and skills you can take to your workplace and future community events.

New Voices submissions will be reviewed in the second round early acceptance timeline. If selected, your sherpa will also help you prepare the session itself.

Given the fact that we always have many more session submissions than we have time and space to host, submitting to the New Voices track is not a guarantee that your session will be included in the program. We’ll do our best to help you get there.

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