Agile Cincinnati May Meeting: Real-World Agile Transformation: A One Year Case Study

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On May 14th, Agile Cincinnati will hold their monthly meeting at MAX Technical Training. This meeting will examine “Real-World Agile Transformation.” For more information and to RSVP, visit

A consistent challenge companies face are finding real-world ways to implement Agile practices in a large, possibly waterfall, environment.  People with day-to-day business problems are often confronted with theories and textbook approaches that may not seem practical in their complex enterprise structure.

In this session, you will be given real examples and immediately applicable techniques you can apply to either start your Agile journey or enhance your current progress.  For several years, Paycor had “pockets of Agility”.  But in early 2014, Paycor kicked off a focused, determined Agile Transformation.  We will review the steps taken over the last year to dramatically increase the company’s agility and reflect on areas of difficulty most organizations face.

Areas of discussions will include:

  1. Identifying Practical Techniques to Get Started
  2. Developing Agility at the Team Level
  3. Expanding Agility to the Enterprise

Shawn Brock is a Director of Product Development at Paycor where he leads Paycor’s cloud-based Platform Services scrum teams.  With a background as a software developer, project manager, and entrepreneur, he is also a contributing member of Paycor’s “Enterprise Transformation Council”.  Amy Owens and David Granger are Program Managers at Paycor who oversee all company infrastructure and product development projects.  They have been, and continue to be,  primary contributors to the ground-up Agile Transformation of Paycor.  Zachery Werden is a software developer at Paycor who helped lead the launch of Paycor’s cloud-based Time Solution.  He is a founding member of the Wisdom Cube, and a pioneer of Paycor’s Agile transformation with grassroots efforts such as “The Agile Trail”.

Presenters: Shawn Brock, Amy Owens, David Granger, and Zachary Werden of Paycor

Paycor and MAX have a long standing client/provider partnership. Paycor has trusted MAX to educate and consult their IT and Business Professionals for over 16 years in just about every aspect of IT from Project Management and Business Analysis, Agile and Scrum, to Mobile and Web Development, Database and Report Writing, Infrastructure,  and Data Center training.

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