Caitlin Lam

CA at Agile 2018 Conference - Day 1 & 2

Blog Post created by Caitlin Lam Employee on Aug 14, 2018

Last week, the CA Technologies team and I were present at the Agile 2018 conference in beautiful and sunny San Diego, hosted by Agile Alliance. Once again we were title sponsors of this spectacular event, and we had the pleasure of connecting with and learning from over 2,000 members of the global agile and agile software community.

 

At our exhibitors booth, we were asking Agile 2018 attendees the ever-important question, "What is your True North?", or what kinds of goals are you looking to achieve in your organization?

 

Our team engaged with attendees at all stages of their agile journey and transformation which resulted in great conversations about how CA products and services can help organizations of all sizes become purpose-driven and create an outcome oriented culture.

 

The CA team pictured at the show floor booth, ready to welcome Agile 2018 attendees and kick off a great event! Pictured above include leaders and experts from our sales, product management, services and product marketing organization.

 

Pictured, left: Our team of Business Agility thought leaders and Agile experts, Laureen Knudsen, Ronica Roth, Christine Hudson and Deema Dajani eagerly awaiting for the show floor to open.

Pictured, right: Andrew Homeyer and Adam Zolyak from the waffle.io team ready to demo their product to attendees.

 

Deema Dajani (Advisor, Transformation Consulting, CA) presented on Monday to a full room of attendees, on the topic of Business Agility experiments at scale. She shared 8 focus areas of Business Agility that span across strategy and execution, and across work and people that shaped the various Business Agility experiments that she and her team conducted with customers.

 

Tweet-worthy takeaways:

  • "The evolution of agility is emerging. We are learning, continuously pivoting and revising our thinking of what the definition of Business Agility is.”
  • "Through implementing a “high visibility executive initiative”, a CA Agile Central customer achieved improved cycle time and major cross enterprise collaboration.”

 

The Coaches Corner was buzzing with activity as Agile 2018 attendees played various Agile Games, and wrote on the Inspiration Wall. We asked attendees "What drives you?" and here are some of the responses we got:

Making life easier

Restoring organizational health

Successful facilitations

Building trust

Having a voice

Fostering an environment of continuous learning

Happy customers!

 

Deema Dajani (CA) and Natalie Warnert (President & Executive Director, Women in Agile Inc.) recorded an AgilityCast video/podcast to recap the Women in Agile event on Sunday that kicked off the Agile 2018 week. Natalie and Deema shared the journey behind the creation of this powerful non-profit organization, and revealed some exciting news of how Women in Agile is growing and reaching women across the country. AgilityCast episode coming soon!

 

To learn more about Women in Agile and to get involved, visit their website: http://womeninagile.org/ 

 

We ended Tuesday night with a bang with our Networking Reception at the Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop in the historic Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. Attendees enjoyed food, music, city sunset views, and networking with the CA sales, product, services and marketing teams and peers in the agile community.

 

Read the next recap blog in this series: 

Outcomes