AGL at the 2016 California Technology Forum

AGL at the California Technology Forum

I have the pleasure of participating on a panel discussion at the California Technology Forum on August 11 in Sacramento.

My session, “Examining California’s Agile Strategy,” is at 12:30 p.m., and I’ll talk about the work I’m doing with Agile Government Leadership and all of the strides to overcome risk and culture shifts that government agile practitioners are actively doing.

The conference is at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento and will be a full day of interesting sessions on how California is using technology. Session topics include agile, human centered design, open source and cybersecurity.

If you want to meet and discuss how we can work together, share ideas from panel and learn how to get involved with AGL, connect with me via email at [email protected].

I hope to see you there!

2017-08-17T12:11:09+00:00 Categories: Agile, Agile Government Leadership, Events, Government|Tags: |

About the Author:

Elizabeth joined CivicActions in 2010 as an Agile Project Manager, leading teams of developers and designers through successful digital projects for nonproft and government clients. Her impeccable attention to quality and enthusiasm for human connection propelled her to become Director of Professional Services in 2014. In this role, she oversees hiring, business development, team leadership, client relationships, and thousands of small details per day — all while helping team members remain present and productive.

Elizabeth excels at facilitating change, encouraging growth, and empowering people. She brings an aura of confidence and balance to even the most complicated projects, inspiring her teams to problem-solve and collaborate until victory is achieved. She has served on a myriad of projects for CivicActions clients such as the Department of Defense, the City of Los Angeles, C2ES, Denver Public Library, EatFresh (San Francisco Human Services Agency), FosterClub, GlobalMDP Program (Columbia University), Netpop, and SACNAS.

As a certified ScrumMaster, Elizabeth is passionate about spreading the positive impact of agile project management in public sector organizations. She helped establish and expand Agile Government Leadership (AGL), a community powered network of agile professionals working to increase user-centered, iterative processes in government. She collaborates with the AGL working group to provide resources, arrange partnerships, host events, and facilitate conversation so agencies can be empowered to start using agile methods. Elizabeth has also moderated and spoken at a number of events across the country on the topic of agile government.

Before joining CivicActions, Elizabeth served as Director of Project Management for the software company Casting Networks, where she helped form the PM and QA groups, along with introducing and implementing agile methodologies.

Elizabeth holds a BFA from Wayne State University and lives in the Bay Area with her husband and young daughter. She appreciates the flexibility of working full time from home, hanging out with her kiddo during lunch breaks, and practicing yoga for mental balance and physical health. Elizabeth also enjoys reading the funnier side of the internet or getting outside with her family — being in California, this means the beach and the mountains.