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Agile Leadership Podcast

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I am excited to announce the new Agile Leadership Podcast with myself and Michael Sahota talking about Agile Leadership and the challenges that organizations face and ways to overcome them.

Many companies begin using Agile to increase their speed to market and with the goal of delivering more value in a more effective way, however have experienced many challenges applying Agile across the organization.

In this Podcast, we discuss the challenges that organizations face and patterns for empowering organizational effectiveness.

Agile Leadership Podcast with Maria Matarelli and Michael Sahota

Listen now –> http://bit.ly/2rVIp2k

If you would like to learn more about this topic, we have another Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) course coming up in Chicago on June 5-6 with a few seats still available!

Find more details here –> www.AgileLeadershipChicago.com

Agile for Social Good: Boy Scouts Using Scrum

By | Maria Matarelli, Social Impact, Training | No Comments

Enclosed is a preview of the topic that Maria Matarelli and Rick Waters will be presenting at the Global Scrum Gathering held in Orlando, Florida on April 19, 2016:
“Agile for Social Good: Boy Scouts Using Scrum”

Imagine using Scrum for social good. What impact could we make if we introduce Scrum to new groups, applications, and environments. While discussing Agile for social good in an open space session in Shanghai, we decided to teach and certify Boy Scouts and help a Veteran Not For Profit group along the way. Join us to discover how you can begin applying Agile and Scrum for social impact.

Press Release: Announcing the Agile Marketing Academy Expanding Agile Outside of IT

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“After discovering the benefits of Agile and helping organizations get to market as much as 80% faster than other organizations around them, our team began looking for other applications of Agile outside of IT.” – Maria Matarelli

Read the full Press Release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/AgileMarketingAcademy/2016/prweb13236515.htm

See an excerpt below:

Maria Matarelli_Press Release_Agile Marketing Academy

Organizational Agility

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Many companies are looking at ways to scale their Agile practice and apply Agile throughout their organization. We want high performing teams, to increase our speed to market and embrace innovation while exploring new opportunities. We want to find the path for true Organizational Agility.

Join Maria Matarelli and Olivier Lazar discussing the importance of organizational agility, including the importance of having a clear vision, organizational alignment, shared accountability for success, and the right mindset, environment, and culture.

Announcing the Agile Marketing Academy!

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It has been really exciting to see the benefits and incredible results of Agile applied to Marketing! While applying Agile frequently in the IT and Software Development arenas, it has been exciting to explore more applications of Agile outside of IT.
 
After seeing great results with clients using Agile in their Marketing efforts, we launched a case study program to pull together the best practices we have seen over the last few years. We have an online program designed specifically for entrepreneurs and a 2 day in-person training course for larger organizations.
Discover more on how you can leverage Agile outside of IT, aligning other areas of the business with common language and terminology. Learn how to begin applying Agile to Marketing at your organization.
 
After pulling together the best practices of Agile applied to Marketing, we are excited to announce the launch of the Agile Marketing Academy!
 
Agile Marketing Academy Website Launch

A New Year, A Clear Plan for Success!

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As we begin 2016, I am reminded of how important it is to start the year off with a clear plan on how you intend to actualize your goals. We started with a strategic planning session with my team. We retrospected on 2015 and what went well, not so well, and what should be done differently. We then put together a plan for achieving our goals in 2016. Personally, professionally, and otherwise, success comes after hard work, consistent planning, and serious accountability to yourself as well as others.

With January having nearly come and gone, it is time to evaluate what major initiatives are happening this year, and how on track you are to making things happen. When you break your yearly goals down into quarterly goals, monthly goals, and weekly goals, now you have a plan for how to achieve them and you can track to them.

With Agile approaches to business, no matter what industry you may be in, know that there are ways to create even more consistency in daily endeavors that deliver great results within your company. Learning how to streamline your workflow, shifting to being results focused, and most importantly, inspiring those around you to do the same–these are all invaluable components of a highly functioning team and organization. These are the components of success!

I’ve started to see this year begin to fill up fast! With speaking events, training classes, and a lot of exciting new things on the horizon, there are countless ways we continue to discover how to help others build a more Agile workspace and world overall.

Follow me and my team as we travel and make stops across the globe again this year. From Keynote presentations already booked from Portugal to Poland, as well as a closing Keynote presentation at the 2016 Orlando Global Scrum Gathering, know that there are exciting methods, madness, and amazing discoveries to be shared with an ever-growing audience.

If you’d like to learn more about how Agile is beginning to rapidly expand outside of IT into applications such as Marketing and beyond, follow the link below to see where you can begin this incredible journey.

Our latest discovery, the power of Agile applied to Marketing… www.AgileMarketingAcademy.com

Agile Boy Scouts

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Maria Matarelli and Rick Waters led a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class for Boy Scouts in Chicago, IL. Hear from Scouts, Scout Masters as well as Rey Delcourt, Senior District Executive from the Boy Scouts of America, to see what opportunities are being created for Boy Scouts by learning Agile and Scrum.

Agile in Shanghai, China

By | Maria Matarelli, Professional Speaking, Travels, Uncategorized | No Comments

I had the honor of speaking at the Shanghai Scrum Gathering on the value of connecting with our customers and the importance of customer collaboration.

Maria Matarelli_Shanghai Presentation

There were so many great conversations and I had the opportunity to talk with several Agilists about the Agile Advantage they see in their use of Agile and Scrum around the world.

I had the opportunity to interview several of the speakers and agile practitioners including Joe Justice, Keynote Speaker, Founder of Wikispeed, and Trainer at Scrum Inc.

Maria Matarelli_Interview Joe Justice_Shanghai

Expert interviews include Joe Justice, Manny Gonzales, Vernon Stinebaker, Julien Mazloum, Stephen Forte, Daniel Gullo, and Jun Wang.

The Agile Advantage Interviews in Shanghai

Joe gave an incredible Keynote presentation on Scrum in Manufacturing

Joe Justice Keynote Shanghai

Stephen Forte, Managing Partner at Fresco Capital talked about Agile and Lean full circle.

Stephen Forte Keynote Shanghai

Manny Gonzales, the CEO at the Scrum Alliance talked about the State of Scrum survey results.

Manny Gonzales Keynote Shanghai

The Shangri-La venue for the Gathering was incredible and people attended from all around the world.

Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai

It was an incredible trip to Shanghai and a good refresher that the challenges we see in one location tend to be similar challenges around the world and the same good agile practices can combat those challenges to reach a level of continuous improvement and a level of higher performance.