Agile Trends: Create a Self-Learning Organization

— SW projects, competition, higher passion, shared vision, faster launches …
Speaker: Anup Deshpande, Sr. Director, Program and Portfolio Management, Visa, Inc.
Presentation Slides: “Agile Trends: Create a Self-Learning Organization”
Meeting Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 6.00 pm Networking; 6:30 pm Management Forum/Guided Networking; 7:00 pm sandwich dinner; 7:30 pm Presentation
Cost: See Eventbrite for tickets, pricing and registration.
Location: AMD Commons Building / AMD Campus, Sunnyvale
Reservations: Eventbrite Link
Management Forum / Guided Networking: Bring Your Management Challenge; Arrive by 6:30 PM to join this exciting Management Forum. Following informal networking is a guided discussion typically related to the topic of the evening’s after dinner talk, or of general Technology Management interest.
Light Dinner: This month we’re continuing with our light dinner format — typically sandwiches, salad, drinks, and cookie or similar light dinner.
Presentation: Agile Trends: Create a Self-Learning Organization
Do you wonder why some organizations are more successful than others? Why some companies have higher spirit with more passion to make a dent in the universe? Well, you could get some answers in this experiential session. The competition for every business has increased with higher market expectations and reduced time for new product launches. It has become essential to pause and take a hard look to make the organization self-learning; use the right level of Agile techniques and win in the market place.
Come and experience how to create a learning organization with systems thinking, shared vision, personal mastery, mental models, and team learning.

By attending this event, you will: — Understand what is a learning organization; — Build a community around shared vision; — Learn the techniques to implement systems thinking — Inspire teams for personal mastery, autonomy and purpose.
If you learn better with seeing, exploring, and doing things yourself, then this engaging and experiential session is for you.
Bio: Anup has been an Agile Evangelist in the Bay Area for the last decade. He has been instrumental in Agile Transformations at the enterprise level and has over 20 years of portfolio and program management experience in the Software Industry. He has served at the board of PMI Silicon Valley Chapter for 5+ years and has led the chapter as a President & CEO in 2012. As a President Emeritus, he currently volunteers as the Advisor to the President for last two years. He also serves in the Agile Advisory Board and teaches at UC-Berkeley Extension as an Adjunct Faculty for wide variety of Agile and Project Management certificate courses.
He is the founder and an organizer of a meetup — Silicon Valley Agile Trends and Leadership — that has over 1200 active members and attracts 130+ professionals on amonthly basis.
He is currently employed at Visa as a Sr. Director of Program and Portfolio Management for one of the world’s largest Online Payments Platform and has tremendous energy to drive audacious goals for the company. Prior to this, he has worked at various companies including Yahoo where he has driven multiple high-priority cross-organizational goals to successful completion. Connect with him on LinkedIn: