January 10, 2020
Happy 2nd Agile Anniversary, Catalina
Two years ago this month Catalina went full bore, head first into Agile, applying the Scrum methodology, to deliver and execute on the top priorities of the company. Now, two years later, we continue to embrace and uphold the Agile values and principles.
We’ve made it all the way to Sprint 53, but who’s counting? In fact, you might think of us as Baby Yoda right now. In the past two years, Catalina has delivered thousands of valuable stories to our stakeholders including retailers, CPGs, and corporate. We continue to scale Agile up and across our enterprise. And, we’ve got our senior leadership team applying Kanban at the portfolio level to manage Portfolio Epics as part of our Agile Portfolio Management process.
While we are at the end of our transformation, we are only at the beginning of our journey. As we begin to roll (or shall we say sprint) into year 3 of our Agile journey, we continue to work towards being a truly Agile enterprise. The cultural change to be an Agile enterprise is constantly a work in progress and the journey never really ends. Each day, we just try to be a little more agile than we were the day before.
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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