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Agile Central at CA World '17 Recap: Pre-Conference (1 of 3)

By Caitlin Lam posted 11-20-2017 04:58 PM


Welcome to CA World '17!

This year, industry leaders, tech gurus, agile software experts, and CA customers and prospects gathered once again at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada for CA World '17. Starting Monday morning 11/13, the Agile Central and Agile Academy teams stocked the Pre-Conference (Monday and Tuesday) schedule with highly interactive learning sessions and certification opportunities.


For those who were not able to join in the festivities live, or for those who want to re-live the excitement of CA World, continue reading this post, and also check out part 2 (Wednesday) and part 3 (Thursday) of this blog series for a recap of Agile Central's involvement and presence at CA World '17.

(Photo Credit: Morgan Campbell)

On Monday and Tuesday, the Agile Academy team conducted all-day Agile Bootcamp classes, as well as a number of certification courses such as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Leading SAFe 4.5 to name a few.


Didn't get a chance to get certified at CA World '17? View upcoming Agile Academy certification & course offerings.


Our Agile Central product leaders, Scott Nusz, Doug Diehnelt, Val Zolyak and Shannon Mason (pictured from left to right, above) conducted a half-day pre-conference education workshop on the topic of how our CA Agile Central team uses our own product.

"To achieve success, find your coalition of the willing."

(On tracking work) "When you look at CA Agile Central data, it can trigger important questions."

"We strive to build a culture of sustainability, over a culture of heroism." 


(Photo Credit: Scott Nusz)

More Agile Central leaders connect with customers in a roundtable discussion. Shannon Mason (VP, Product Management) and Dilshad Simons (SVP, Product Management) provided a sneak peek of Agile Central product vision, and Laureen Knudsen (Principal, Presales) hosted a Business Agility Hackathon.



Getting Ready

(Photo Credit: Scott Nusz)

Pictured Above: AgilityZone managers Melissa Gallegos (Engineering Program Manager) and Joy Kohnken (Sr. Principal Events), with Agile Central team members gathering in the AgilityZone to prep for the next 2 days full of tech talks, Agile exercises/games, and open space sessions.

(Photo Credit: Scott Nusz)

Jeff Moloughney (VP, Product Marketing, Agile Management) sharing last words of motivation and advice to the Agile Management staff before we open up the exhibition center for the next 2 days.


Pictured above: Behind the scenes theater set-up. The Agile Management theater was the largest theater in the exhibition center, and would later in the week feature customer sessions from GE Transportation, and T-Mobile, to name a few. Read the Agile Central at CA World '17 Wednesday and Thursday recap posts to re-live the Agile Central and AgilityZone exhibition center experience!