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President Pollyanna Pixton, Author of "Fear, Trust, and the Bottom Line"

President Pollyanna  Pixton

Pollyanna developed the models for Collaboration and Collaborative Leadership through 35 years inside and consulting with corporations and organizations. She was primarily responsible for leading the development of the Swiss electronic stock exchange.

In addition, she led the development of control systems for electrical power plants throughout the world and the merging of the technologies and data systems of large financial institutions. She speaks and writes on topics of collaborative leadership and business ethics and is currently working on a book focusing on collaborative leadership.

Vice President of the APLN, her education includes a master's degree in computer science, three years of graduate studies in theoretical physics, and a bachelor's degree in mathematics.

Presentation: "Introduction: Scaling Agility"

Time: Thursday 10:45 - 11:00

Location: Cornell

Presentation: "Cultures Where Agile Emerges"

Time: Thursday 11:00 - 12:00

Location: Cornell

Abstract: Agile practices emerge in a collaborative environment. As the leader on several projects, Pollyanna used collaboration processes to create a culture that fostered the emergence of iterative development, test first, evolving functional specs, pair programming, minimal documentation, and customer involvement at every step of the way. Pollyanna presents the steps leaders can take for emerging agile methods.

Presentation: "BayAPLN Agile Expert Panel"

Time: Thursday 18:45 - 19:45

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom