Join us at our next User Group meeting and Presentation!
Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Venue: Columbus Public Library (Auditorium), 3000 Macon Rd, Columbus GA 31906
Presentation titled "The Age of Business Agility. Did you miss the fork in the road?"
Presenter: Lowell Lindstrom CST, Founder of Oobeya Group
Refreshments and Networking: 5:00 - 5:30 PM. Presentation will start at 5:30 PM. Please plan to be there at 5:00 PM.
The most adaptive companies have left what we know as agile and scaling in their rear view mirror, innovating new capabilities as the manifesto authors intended. Companies are now realizing the impact and opportunity for businesses to reinvent themselves around adaptive capability. This presentation will review the current trend towards business agility and the implications for companies that are yet to see the real benefits of their agile journey.
Lowell Lindstrom, CST, Founder, Oobeya Group
Lowell Lindstrom has been involved in developing and deploying software products for over 32 years and is among the early pioneers in Agile software development. He is the founder of The Oobeya Group. He has guided agile transformations with dozens of companies and hundreds of teams across a diverse set of industries, domains, and technologies.
Lowell wrote software through high school and college, graduating from Northwestern University with a BSCS. He began his professional career as a software developer with Teradyne Telecommunications. After succeeding in a wide breadth of roles at all levels of the product engineering organization, he held management roles focusing on the TQM, Product Management, and Sales. In 1998, he received his MM degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is a currently a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the MSIT program at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering.
From 1998 - 2005, Lowell was a partner, ran the business operations, and created the role of Agile Business Coach at Object Mentor, the company that incubated the agile movement. In 1999, he worked with many of the Agile Manifesto creators to develop the first and benchmark Agile learning experience, XP Immersion™. In 2001, Lowell developed the first commercially available course on the business practices of Agile (the precursor to modern Product Owner and Agile Leadership training).
In 2005, Lowell founded The Oobeya Group, which helps organizations spread the successful use of agile techniques to all teams and functional areas. Lowell also served as the VP, Services for VersionOne, leading a broad team of technical and enterprise agile coaches.
Lowell continually takes on speaking and leadership roles in the Agile community, keeping him at the forefront of the latest techniques and agile thinking. He has attained and helped create many of the certifications in the lean, agile software communities.
Lowell most values pragmatism and leverages in-the-trenches experience across a broad background to enable client success.