Agile Twin Cities Meetup

Minneapolis, MN
February 26, 2019
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.
Unchartered Territory: Navigating A Path To Enterprise Business Agility
Target is a U.S. retailer with over 350,000+ team members distributed between U.S. and India. Early in its journey, Target found success in accelerating agile adoption with IT and Business teams via the Target Dojo, but now a small group has its eye on Enterprise Business Agility. While charting a course towards Enterprise Business Agility has proven to be a journey in and of itself; the group is leveraging a number of learnings and adjustments to forge the way.

Travis Klinker, Director of Agile & Engineer Enablement, and Ross Libby, Lead Agile Coach; will share stories behind the journey and outline their approach to tackling the elusive endeavor of achieving Enterprise Business Agility at a large corporation.

The road to Enterprise Business Agility is paved with tons of learning and long-term investments in areas such as architecture and product management; combined with ongoing investment in coaching and training of lean-agile principles to empowered teams. We will share stories behind Target’s journey and outline our path to Enterprise Business Agility at a large corporation, such as navigating through Team Agility, Product Agility, Strategic Agility, and Operational Agility.

  • 5:30 to 6:00 pm - Social (Food and Drinks)
  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm - Topic and Discussion
  • 7:00 to 7:30 pm - Q&A / Wrap Up

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.

Ross Libby Lead Agile Coach

Accomplished business analyst, consultant, coach, and agile team leader passionate about building and being part of teams that experiment and learn rapidly to deliver value continuously – 10 years of corporate retail experience driving business and project results, managing cross-functional teams and timings & actions, and collaborating with partners and clients; proficient at micro and macro comprehension to steer strategy through execution and understand the people, process, data, and technology dynamic.