How did I accelerated my own training & coaching business using agile values?

It is a success story of my own where in I applied lot of different values, lernings, principles like Lean & Agile, Design Thinking, Lean startup, Kaizen etc to make sure I improve everyday as a person, as a trainer, as a coach, as a nice human being with whom people want to get connected & be in touch with.

At the same time I made myself visible in the community.

I hope this talk will inspire others in the community to 'be agile' vs doing agile.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • My journey - 3 years back vs now
  • What I was doing in my career?
  • What I wanted to do?
  • How I did it - by being agile?
  • Where am I in my professional career?
  • What is in it for audience?

Learning Outcome

People should start applying agile values in their daily life to be agile vs doing agile.

Target Audience

Scurm masters, developers, testets, aspiring agile coaches

Prerequisites for Attendees

Participants should have knowledge of agile manifesto & principles.

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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