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The Dojo – Implementing an Immersive Learning Environment for Teams

August 10, 2016  |  9:00 AM

As your company continues to evolve and transform, so do their needs. Is your coaching strategy evolving to keep pace and stay relevant to meet those needs? Is it even possible? At Target we are continually evolving our immersive (Target Dojo) and enterprise/team coaching strategies to provide all levels of the company with the coaching needed to keep our transformation relevant in an incredibly fast changing technical landscape.

In this presentation, we will share with you the steps Target is taking to ever evolve our coaching strategy to keep this pace. We’ll walk you through how the Target Dojo is evolving from immersive learning on a single topic, to supporting holistic team coaching plans that ensure teams have access to specifically tailored learning needs that quickly change. We’ll talk about how we are exposing our internal coaching business as an external coaching service (to other companies!), not only because we think everyone benefits from shared learning, but also to accelerate our own internal rate of growth and development. Finally, we will talk through how we are leveraging our PLAD (Product, Lean, Agile, DevOps) model to ensure that we are delivering the RIGHT value, instead of merely accelerating the rate at which we deliver low value busywork.

Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

Travis Klinker is the Director of Agile & Engineering Enablement which operates the Target Dojo and manages a team of coaches who are leading an organizational transformation with a focus on Product, customer-centric value, Lean-Agile adoption, and DevOps.

Travis is an accomplished technology leader with over 15+ years of experience in building and managing self-succeeding global teams for software development and technology operations. A lean and agile practitioner, with an emphasis on enterprise business agility, Travis promotes product discovery and delivery in support of the customer experience via empowered teams and the adoption of new ways of working.

Christopher Schwartz Lead Agile Coach

Highly accomplished self-driven Agile Coach / Senior Business Analyst / Project Manager with comprehensive technical and business skill. Experienced in managing onshore and offshore projects and teams, clarifying business requirements, analyzing and improving procedures and processes to reduce costs, and managing small to large projects across multiple teams. Team player with strong interpersonal skills and adept at facilitating discussions with project teams and stakeholders.