Agile Twin Cities Meetup

Minneapolis, MN
September 11, 2018
Agile Twin Cities provides training, guidance, and community engagement opportunities within the Twin Cities area, including: Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding region. This forum is designed to connect people with their peers and other agile practitioners in the community at large. It fosters engineering excellence and agile maturity. We bring together an organization's most valuable asset -- their people -- and connect them to industry best practices, agile values, and a learning culture focused on continuous improvement. As an independent and free user group open to all agile practitioners, we hope you will join us on our agile journey.

Earlier this year on World Retro Day you (the community) asked us to get senior leaders on a panel and hear how they have lead the agile journey for their companies. Based on your feedback we compiled a list of senior leaders across the Twin Cities to share the tales of their journey and answer questions you have as you are on your own journey.

The panel participants are:
  • Paige Vinall – Vice President, Application Development, Allianz Life
  • Vanessa Adams – VP IT, Software Capabilities, CH Robinson
  • Tammy Quant –Senior Director Innovation Lab and Agile CoE, Securian Financial
  • Travis Klinker – Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement, Target
5:30 Social Hour
6:00 Guided Panel Discussion
Panel Participants
Travis and Jeremy will be on the panel to answer questions about Target's transformation with other organizations and will also be available for questions during the social hour.

Look for us in our Dojo t-shirts!

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.

Jeremy Moede Lead Agile Coach

Agile Coach at Target Corporation who has been through the full transformation thus far. Started as one of the first in a small volunteer group supporting Agile adoption as a grassroots effort that has grown into a full coaching team supporting the adoption of Product, Lean, Agile and DevOps model.