Upcoming Speaking Events

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I'm excited to share that there are quite a few agile events coming up in Texas where I will be speaking!  I continue to be amazed at the strength of the agile community, and I look forward to meeting new people and seeing old faces.

  • Dallas Agile Leadership Network - July 29, 2014 - I will be co-presenting with Ty Crockett on Creating Strong and Passionate Communities of Practice
  • 8th Annual UTDallas Project Management Symposium - August 14-15, 2014 - I will be co-presenting two topics with Cherie SilasBeyond Removing Impediments: Scrum Master as Team Coach and Motivating People through the Language of Appreciation
  • AgileDotNext in Houston, TX - August 22, 2014 - I will be co-presenting two topics: Beyond Removing Impediments: Scrum Master as Team Coach with Cherie Silas and Creating Strong and Passionate Communities of Practice with Ty Crockett
  • PMI Professional Development Day in Fort Worth, TX - September 12, 2013 - I will be co-presenting Motivating People through the Language of Appreciation with Cherie Silas
  • Houston TechFest - September 13, 2014 - I will be co-presenting two topics with Cherie Silas: Change Your Questions Change Your World and Beyond Removing Impediments: Scrum Master as Team Coach

What upcoming events are you excited about?

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.