Agile is so much more than an approach to software development under which requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams and their customer/end user. It advocates adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, continual improvement and it encourages rapid and flexible response to change.

What you will learn:

  • Practical Agile - Scrum/Kanban - when to use and how we used it.

  • Agile orthodoxy versus reformation - assumptions, persistence, and resistance.

  • Shifting ceremonies - anecdotal evidence.

  • The dangers of “group think” within self-organizing groups.

  • The Herd of Elephants

Our Speaker:


Chris Wiener, principal at Specialized Application Workshop and Software Mill, has 30 years of experience in software, construction and project delivery industries and more than 20 years engaging with C-level executives, and 10 of those years as either a partner, founder, financier, and/or director of entrepreneurial ventures. He is adept at understanding business requirements with expertise in technology design and development management. He is a seasoned leader and decorated military veteran proficient in managing and unifying teams to achieve results that meet or exceed expectations.


  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

  • Packard Place | 220 S. Church St. | Charlotte, NC


  • 6:00 PM Registration Opens, networking, light food/refreshment

  • 7:00 PM Program Begins

  • 8:30 PM Program Ends

Registration and Cost: 

Sponsor: Packard Place