"Agile Adoption: The Organizational Change Dilemma" Speaker: David Mantica, West Region (Asheville & Fayetteville) Virtual Meeting

Ways of Working



Agile at its foundation is a way of conducting work governed by a set of principles. Agile has been “productized” (different Agile Flavors) for specific work needs and special practices have been established to get the work done. With all this said most organizations feel they just need to teach their team the practices and get to work. The reality is this is a major mistake.
As a way of working, Agile is a monumental transformation. It requires the worker to engage in their work with a completely different mindset. It requires organizations to monitor and measure its-self differently. Finally it requires manager to practices a completely new set of skills when it comes to “managing” their teams (the reality is you don’t manage your team any longer in agile).
This presentation discusses the transformational challenge Agile presents to an organization. It will go over organizational change strategies necessary to make the jump. As well as covering different start up models instead of complete enterprise adoption. The goal of this presentation is to properly prepare an organization for the “human” challenges associated with the decision to move to agile methods.


Learning Objectives

  • Ways to overcome the challenges inherent in an agile transformation
  • Learn the “human skills” needed to support moving to Agile
  • Core skills managers must have to support moving to Agile
  • When moving to agile, know your steps and priorities


Speaker:   David Mantica




Speaker Bio:

David Mantica serves as Vice President and General Manager for SoftEd US. Fueled by his passion for developing empowered knowledge workers, he helps companies develop their teams through training and coaching, equipping them with today’s critical skills needed to work effectively in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.
Drawing from his experience in successfully building a B2B training firm, growing it from scratch to $13M in seven years. David speaks and shares his insights and tactics on the impact of technology on leadership and management. His work at SoftEd helps organizations not only cope but thrive even with the ever-changing demands and complexities of modern business.  With over 30 years of experience and more than 700 speaking engagements, he inspires better work practices in marketing, product management, project management, software development, executive management, and other key areas of technology and business operations.
David’s home base is Raleigh-Durham, NC. From here he provides consulting to business owners here and worldwide. Driven by his love for helping people grow while maintaining their mental health, he also mentors several rising executive leaders, providing pro bono career coaching services that utilize his career insurance methodology. David is well known for his Manticaisms, a unique ability to refine or as he might say butcher the English language. His playful demeanor and style attracts and humanizes us all.

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Type of category: Asheville

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: November 22nd, 2023

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Students: $10.00

Members: Free

Non members: $20.00