Something New - Lightning Talks

Photo by Carolina Odman

Photo by Carolina Odman

I've presented a number of different topics at various conferences with different co-presenters, and I thought it would be fun to stretch my skills by trying something new. I've submitted a 7-minute Pecha Kucha on Communities Support Transformation and a 3-minute lightning talk called Coaches Say the Darndest Things. Both formats are outside of my comfort zone, and I'm hoping at least one will be selected for the Agile 2016 conference. If you are attending the conference, please vote for my topics at the links above. I'd love to have a deadline to create and refine the talks by--external accountability helps!

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.