August 15, 2014
Valpak Agile Flyer … “Livin’ an Agile life”
My boss (CIO of Cox Target Media, Chris Cate) came looking for a one-page “media kit”, as he called it, to give to people interested in our Agile story. This is what I came up with. Any feedback is welcome!
About Stephanie Davis
Stephanie is now VP of Product Excellence at LeadingAgile focused on the growth, development, and delivery of some amazing agile products. Recently, she spent the past two years as Executive Director - Enterprise Agility Office at Catalina leading another top-to-bottom, inside-out agile transformation. Prior to that, Stephanie was Senior Director of Enterprise Agility at Valpak. She was with Valpak for 13 years, most of which were focused on leading their agile transformation to what became a world renowned success story published in case studies and demonstrated to over 50 different companies through the years via agile tours. Prior to Valpak, Stephanie held past positions in the project management domain with AT&T and IBM.
Stephanie's academic credentials include a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida and an MBA in International Business from the University of Bristol in England. She also maintains the Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credentials.
Stephanie is big on tech community involvement! Most recently, she served as an elected board member to the Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization with global membership, committed to advancing agile development values, principles, and practices. In addition, she serves her local community as an organizer for Tampa Bay Agile, the largest and most active tech Meetup in the area, and the annual Agile Open Florida event.
In 2016, Stephanie was awarded Tampa Bay Tech’s Technology Leader of the Year and the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year (Tech) and Emerging Technology Leader of the Year.
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August 16th, 2014 at 9:52 am
Stephanie – great 1-sheet and the links to other resources help. Perhaps you could have a “What’s next?” section in the blue area between “Our Agile” and “And More…” sections that make a reference to continuous improvement or helping others with their adoption through Agile Open Florida? That would get rid of that empty space.
Also, in the Our Agile section, I was curious when the decision was made after Oct 2011 to go SAFe? Might be interesting to mention if there was a “trial period” which I think I heard you mention before.
August 18th, 2014 at 12:46 pm
In early 2012 after several sprints under our belt, we asked @ryan_dorrell , our Agile Coach at the time, “How do we scale this thing?” He pointed us in the direction of SAFe and the rest is history.