Join us on Friday, June 14th at 11:30am in the BS Roberts Room at OSU-Tulsa. Our guest speaker this month is Joe Vallone as he will present "Introduction to Agile and Scrum Project Management Framework."
Based in Norman, Oklahoma; Joe Vallone is a consultant with Improving Enterprises and the CTO for We The People LLC. Joe has been working in Scrum and XP environments since 2002. He is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, and has helped several large and small companies make their transition to Agile methodologies. He has an Engineering undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida, and an MBA Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business.
The Strategic Thinking course is designed to help participants change their focus from day-to-day issue management to a long-term, strategic perspective. The course involves the extensive use of case studies and real-world examples that encourage non-linear thinking and help participants “look around the corner.” Furthermore, the participants will not only have a chance to implement the strategic thinking tactics, but also develop a collective sense of ownership of the company’s strategic direction.
As a leader, do you have enough time in your day to “think” about leading effectively? For most of us, we can barely get through the day with all the little things—reacting to issues, putting out fires, and getting stuck in the “weeds”. This essential program focuses on being proactive, getting ahead, learning how to improve, and adapting to new situations. It will be focused on two parts: 1) the challenging aspects of creating and finding time to lead and 2) developing a “risk and innovation” attitude within our teams.