Milwaukee SPIN

The Software Process Improvement Network is comprised of individuals dedicated to improving the software engineering practice. Regional groups called "SPINs" meet and share their experiences - initiating and sustaining software process improvement programs.

Strategy Mapping: Clear path to a successful Agile strategy

Strategy is about change and your Agile strategy is no exception. Your Agile strategy needs to describe what changes will be made, what will bring about the changes, and what the resulting value will be for the organization.

A Strategy Map – a diagram used to capture and communicate an organization’s strategy invented by Robert Kaplan and David Norton – illustrates the cause-and-effect relationships of actions and outcomes that will drive change and achieve the strategic goals of an organization. Whether you are about to embark on an Agile transformation journey or you’re currently using Agile methodologies and looking for ways to drive improvement, the process of strategy mapping is an absolute prerequisite.

Strategy mapping helps create much needed clarity around the critical and interconnected concepts of goals, objectives, and activities. Each plays an important and specific role in a well executed strategy including an Agile strategy. Thus, aligning and communicating goals, objectives, and actions you will take to arrive at the future state is critical for engagement and execution of the strategy.

Participants will walk away from this session with the ability to use strategy mapping as a tool in leading transformation and continuous improvement initiatives in their organizations. Participants will be given an overview of the strategy mapping process and will co-create a strategy map with other participants through a facilitated workshop. Participants will also see how the strategy map can be used beyond strategy development and support continuous improvement and action planning at an organizational level.


Learning Outcomes:

Participants will understand the structure and design of a Kaplan- & Norton-style strategy map

Participants will co-create an Agile strategy map through a collaborative workshop

Participants will learn how a strategy map can be used as a continuous improvement tool at an organizational level

Participants will walk away with a tool and process to facilitate engagement and understanding of an Agile strategy

Date and Time
Thursday, 09/24/2015
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Free Food (Provided by Corvisa) and Networking 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM MSPIN Board introduction and updates 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM Presentation and Q&A * Space is Limited
1610 N 2nd St Suite #101
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Free parking along 2nd street

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Free thanks to our Sponsors and Corvisa
Speaker Bio:

Dave Neuman

Brady Corporation

Digital Engineering & Emerging Technologies Leader


Dave Neuman is a seasoned technology and business leader with almost 20 years of experience working with organizations of various sizes from Fortune 100 to small, regional consulting to advising startups in roles of software engineering, product engineering, consultant, IT, PMO, and management. Dave is a Certified Scrum Professional and Innovation Games Collaboration Architect with experience leading two major organizational Agile transformations including adoption of Scrum and Lean at the team, portfolio, and management level. Dave combines a systems-thinking technical mindset with a passion for people and leadership development that inspires and contributes positively to the improvement of those around him.