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With Robie Wood (Dir. Agile Portfolio Lead, Capital One) & Dana Pylayeva (Agile Play).
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 06:00 PM   $4
Capital One, 114 5th Ave


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Liberating Structures ( offer a revolutionary solution to collaboration in groups. Invented by Henri Lipmanowicz & Keith McCandless, Liberating Structures are a set of microstructures (33 at the moment) that use a handful of simple rules to unleash & involve everyone - no matter the size of the group.

Join Dana Pylayeva ( and
Robie Wood ( to experience a small LS string - a set of Liberating Structures assembled for a specific outcome. Learn what you can make possible with Liberating Structures!

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Arrival & Networking
6:30 - 7:45 PM - Introduction to Liberating Structures
7:45 - 8:00 - Future plans, groups updates & goodbyes


**What becomes possible with Liberating Structures:**

- Teachers & educators sharing more freedom & responsibility in classroom to shape learning in partnership with one another

- Business & personal partners developing more capability to face down uncertainty with greater ease, imagination, & confidence.

- Leadership teams becoming more cohesive & able to tap into the collective intelligence of their people in a way that generates better than expected results

- Product & innovation groups finding ways to strengthen their portfolios & act with greater strategic & tactical agility

- Scientists & research engineers finding ways to synthesize & integrate the key insights from their deep domain expertise in order to generate novel ways of making progress on entangled problems (like climate modeling)

- Conference participants discovering longer term connections & ideas that endure over time

With over 31 years experience as a business leader, program manager & information technology practitioner, Robie Wood is specializing in Information Technology portfolio strategy & delivery with emphasis on building & leading strong Agile teams & organizations. He has led numerous programs & projects & currently leads Agile management support for the Consumer Products portfolio at Capital One Bank. Robie has served as a Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, Agile Transformation Leader, Agile Coach, & Agile Trainer. Robie has presented at conferences & workshops on business intelligence, project management, & team agility. Prior to Capital One, Robie's clients have included federal, state & county governments as well as commercial entities in the financial & physical security industries. Robie can be reached atrwood@willshowvalue.comand can be followed on Twitter at @ImprovAgility

Dana Pylayeva is an Agile/DevOps Coach & Trainer with 18 years of experience in IT. She works with teams & organizations in US, Canada, Ireland, Japan & Russia as well as speaks internationally about DevOps, Agile & organizational culture.
Dana is the author of Introduction to DevOps with Lego, Chocolate & Scrum Game & the "Fear in the Workplace" game.
She is a certified Training from the Back of the Room trainer, Open Space facilitator, CSM, CSP, CSPO, Certified LeSS Practitioner & the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day conference in NYC.

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