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David Jost: What You will do Wrong by Being Agile: Best Practices

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David Jost is a proactive and resourceful top information technology executive with extensive experience in enterprise systems, business automation, e-business applications, software development, strategic alliances and acquisitions, product development, and sales/marketing.  He possesses an exceptional record of accomplishment designing and implementing large-scale, architecture driven solutions to achieve client goals.  David defines and fulfills business needs through broad and detailed understanding of big and small picture business processes across multiple industries. 

As a visionary and analytical leader, he demonstrates the ability to build and motivate cohesive teams with a focus on personal growth, accountability, and collaboration.  He is an excellent communicator with strong skills in persuading clients, resolving issues, and negotiating beneficial alliances to make a visible impact on business standing.  

About our discussion he says, "Agile is cool.  “Agile-ists” sit on the back of the bus.  In the software development world today, if you are not doing agile you missed the boat.  Agile is a transformational process, and to be as effective as possible that transformation must occur organizationally. But there isn’t a magic wand that can take an organization and make it agile.

'The most common approach organizations take is to start small, a project (or twos).   A team (or team).   This approach (while logically, and executable) often fails.   “Agile” is blamed for the failure.   In some cases, “Agile” never gets another chance within the organization.  I will discuss common pitfalls and how to avoid and/or minimize them."

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