2019-06-12 3 Keys to Unlock the Power of Trust to Build the Perfect Agile Team - Danielle D. Pollard

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

3 Keys to Unlock the Power of Trust to Build the Perfect Agile Team

Speaker: Danielle D. Pollard

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

5:45 pm (Social Hour, light refreshments)

6:30 pm Presentation

7:30 - 7:45 pm Q&A

8:00 pm Closing


Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)

111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611

Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers) Campus map

Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public

17 percent of large IT projects go so badly they can threaten the very existence of the company, according to a recent McKinsey & Associates study on large scale IT Projects. Even more terrifying is that 75% of business and IT teams believe their projects will fail right at the start before one requirement is gathered.

With these kinds of statistics it’s no wonder why companies are scrambling to do things different. In today’s market the pressure to remain competitive and anticipate customer needs is felt way beyond the IT department. To dominate the competition you have to outwork or outthink them; many companies turn to Agile.

Yet only about 50% of Agile projects are successful. What good is having better ideas if your time to market is dictated by disconnected & underperforming teams?

In this highly energetic and interactive discussion participants will learn three proven strategies that create a culture that supports Agility including:

- The #1 enemy that can derail any Agile workshop or transformation

- Three key elements that will transform your current Agile transformation

- A one question assessment to tell if your company promotes or prevents Agile


With an Industrial and Systems engineering background and more than two decades of training, executive coaching, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches leadership experience, Danielle believes that we are all connected, and that success only happens with the cooperation of others.

She is a project/program management consultant and Lean/Agile transformation coach. She is referred to as “the transformer” for her innate ability to bring the best out in others to consistently drive results and deliver value. Founder of 7 Wolves Consulting, LLC. and author of the upcoming book “How to Succeed at Agile in a Waterfall World”, Pollard is passionate about making work fun and cultivating peak performance for teams and companies across the globe.

When she is not hard at work Danielle can be found serving her community by impacting the lives of hundreds of inner-city youth and aspiring women entrepreneurs through her nonprofit performing arts and empowerment programs.

While there will be light refreshments available, feel free to "brown bag" it and bring in food from the outside to eat during the social hour.


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