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The Slinkythink Sessions, Vol 015 | Assessments: All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful
March 17, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMFree
The #Slinkythink Sessions, Volume 015
Assessments: All Models Are Wrong Some Are Useful
Tuesday, February 18th
Free online webinar!
During The #Slinkythink Sessions, we’re covering a new topic every two weeks, diving in into the three pillars of our mission:
We deliver to you impactful insights, perspectives, and strategies you can add to your toolkit to empower your professional and personal journey.
These webinars are free and open to the public. Like multitasking? There’s no such thing, but we get it that life’s busy. That’s ok – we’d still love to have you. This is a view-only webinar. Just grab some headphones, log in, and we’ll take care of the rest. You’ll have the chance to engage with us directly via Zoom chat.
A bit about this webinar…
How Agile are you? How Agile do you want to be? In this data-driven world, everyone wants metrics, and assessments are the answer.
Assessments are used to identify current capabilities and future requirements. We are assessed throughout our lives. Starting with the pediatrician at birth, we are constantly compared to others for the rest of our lives.
What percentile are we in terms of height? What’s our BMI? What is our GPA throughout high school and college? Annual performance appraisals can be uplifting or crushing to our ego.
The cornerstone of many HR departments, assessments have become big business. .As we go through our careers, we get assessed on communication (DISC), EQ (Emotional Intelligence), and PI (Predictive Index). Now assessments are starting to make their way into the Agile domain (Agility Health and Comparative Agility). Evaluations are integral to our future. They are starting to become more prevalent.
“We need to see how Agile we are. Let’s google it.”
You can find all kinds of assessments on the internet, but which ones should you use? Are they valid?
“Let’s talk about it.”
We get it. The need for definition and certainty is always there. Leaders like assessments because they give the illusion of certainty and precision.
Join us for this free webinar, where we’ll explore the validity of George Box’s quote of “All models are wrong, some are useful.” In addition, we will discuss the different kinds of assessments, and how they can provide key insights.
Ultimately, you’ll leave with a better understanding of how to define what inspires the individuals within your teams and how to best leverage these motivations to connect and foster the growth of your teams.
Meet “Team #Slinkythink”
Chris has accumulated more than 30 years of executive-level experience in software development. He’s directly influenced various levels of start-ups such as Stratice Healthcare, where he served as the Chief Technology Officer, in addition to numerous Fortune 500 companies such as Experian, Fidelity National, and Angie’s List, where he last served as a Senior Director.
He’s most recently dedicated his focus to guiding teams through Agile transformations and processes in a variety of industries. Since 2011, he’s passionately empowered businesses and organizations to solve problems effectively and efficiently using Agile principles and frameworks. As a current candidate for the Professional Scrum Trainer designation, he holds the following certifications:
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Professional Scrum Master (PSM III)
Professional Product Owner (PSPO)
Certified Management 3.0 Facilitator
Work From Anywhere Facilitator
Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC)
Drew is a self-described optimistic realist. He has spent numerous years serving and working in Indianapolis’ coworking community, and currently is a member of The Speak Easy and Launch Indy while most recently acting as the General Manager / Director of Community Outreach at The Bureau. Through collaboration with countless entrepreneurs and professional organizations, Drew is connecting, inspiring, and driving real results for Indy’s small business community.
He also acts as Emcee for 1 Million Cups – Indy, Board Member for Indy VegFest, Committee Member for IndyVolved, and as a Community Stakeholder for the Indianapolis Innovation Council through Forward Cities.
Drew is nothing less than passionate about Agile, believing it holds no bounds in its ability to provide valuable foundations to foster dynamic, honest culture to fuel organizational success.
Drew graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a B.A. in Journalism, with a concentration in Political Science.
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