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Steve Beise - How To Make Change Happen? Identifying Organizational Change Agents

Date of Event: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
University of Minnesota, Amundson Hall

Many software development organizations struggle with how to adapt to a new methodology or development technique, such as Agile. Although there are volumes of web pages and books showcasing best practices and approaches for implementation, real-world deployments of these methodologies are challenging for most businesses.

Steve will pull from his deep client expertise to share stories where he leveraged a change agent model to roll out SDLC methodologies and introduce new development techniques in challenging environments. His examples include multiple scenarios where he affected change through the development of a framework and roadmap that successfully moved software development organizations from Waterfall to Agile.


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Amundson Hall - 124 (next to Keller, Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Steve Huck – Trissential
Steve Beise – E2 Practice Director, Trissential
How To Make Change Happen? Identifying Organizational Change Agents
PDF iconChange Management.pdf2.54 MB

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting


We have reserved parking at the Washington Avenue Ramp! If there is event parking, tell the parking attendant when you enter that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN. If there is no event parking, take a ticket and
Please note the free parking process at the U has changed. Free parking tickets will be handed out at the meeting.

Speaker Bio: 

As E2 Practice Director for Trissential, Steve Beise is a project portfolio management (PPM) improvement and execution specialist with more than 20 years of experience in business and technology. Steve excels at providing leadership, vision and clarity to large, complicated initiatives. His ability to quickly assess organizational roadblocks and instill confidence in his teams, coupled with his skill at developing tactical execution solutions and demonstrating value to executives, has resulted in numerous successful program and project implementations for Trissential clients. In addition, Steve has helped transform software development organizations, introducing multiple Agile, Universal Life Cycle and Software Development Life Cycle Organizational Change Management initiatives for clients, resulting in impactful workforce transformations.