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Embracing Agile Methodology: Mastering The Art of the Career Pivot
Embracing Agile Methodology: Mastering The Art of the Career Pivot

Fri, Apr 19

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Microsoft Teams Event

Embracing Agile Methodology: Mastering The Art of the Career Pivot

In today's fast-paced and ever-changing world, it is important to be adaptable and open to embracing new possibilities in our careers. This session aims to provide you with a fresh perspective and practical tools to navigate career transitions using Agile methodology.

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Microsoft Teams Event

About the event

Event Info: Join us as we explore how Agile principles can be applied to personal career development, enabling you to pivot with confidence and success. Learn how to leverage the overall steps of project management, such as planning, strategizing, collaborating, executing, and reflecting, as a framework for your career journey. Gain valuable insights from personal examples, discover effective strategies to overcome obstacles, and leave with a renewed sense of empowerment to harness your technical skills as essential life skills for advancing your career.

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Agenda: 

  • 12:00PM Welcome
  • 12:05PM Introduction of speaker, presentation
  • 12:55PM Wrap up

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a deep understanding of how Agile methodologies can be leveraged to navigate career transitions successfully.
  2. Explore the application of Agile principles through the execution process, using the steps of project management as a guide.
  3. Learn practical strategies to overcome obstacles and embrace change in your career journey.
  4. Discover how to harness your technical skills and adapt them as valuable life skills to propel your career forward.

Chimere Brown Biography: Chimere Brown is an accomplished and versatile leader with a comprehensive background in strategic project management, consulting, sales operations, and business planning within the Information Technology (IT) and Consulting industries. With a remarkable track record of success, Chimere has consistently delivered exceptional results by spearheading domestic and international sales programs, facilitating sound business decisions, driving revenue growth, fostering valuable business partnerships, and successfully leading multiple projects. Chimere's core strengths lie in her meticulous problem-solving abilities, exceptional business acumen, effective communication skills, resourcefulness, thorough research capabilities, attention to detail, and remarkable adaptability. She possesses a genuine passion for creating, implementing, and enforcing process improvements, operational excellence, and complex change initiatives, all geared towards driving organizational growth and unlocking success. In her current role as a Senior Sales Programs Manager at Salesforce, Chimere collaborates closely with executive sales leaders, sales teams, and front-line sales managers, diligently understanding their pipeline generation and progression needs. Through close collaboration with diverse cross-functional teams, she develops and implements targeted sales programs tailored to specific business objectives, actively monitors, and measures results, and remains agile in adapting strategies as needed. Her notable achievements include effectively devising and implementing global sales programs across seven European regions, in addition to leading impactful initiatives that bolstered business partnerships and drove significant revenue growth. Chimere's extensive professional experience encompasses working with esteemed organizations such as Biogen, Eide Bailey LLP, CareerBuilder, Keystone Business Services, and Oracle Corporation. Throughout her career, she has made significant contributions by enhancing project management practices, orchestrating successful change management initiatives, optimizing sales operations, and driving process improvement efforts. Noteworthy accomplishments include streamlining the document management and digital transformation audit process, fostering substantial growth in business accounts, spearheading the creation of deal governance processes, and generating remarkable revenue and product retention for key global accounts. Education-wise, Chimere holds a Certification in Project Management from DePaul University, an esteemed Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Marketing and Operations from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to her exceptional academic and professional achievements, Chimere Brown exemplifies a deep commitment to community service and personal growth. Currently serving her second term as the BOLDforce Chicago Philanthropy Chair, Chimere actively contributes to the mission of BOLDforce - the Black Organization for Leadership and Development. BOLDforce strives to expand and empower Salesforce's Black community by providing a robust platform for Black employees to voice their aspirations and advance their careers through a supportive network of allies within the company. In her role as Philanthropy Chair, Chimere not only spearheads impactful initiatives that make a positive difference in the community but also reinforces the importance of community engagement. Beyond her impressive dedication to professional achievements and community endeavors, Chimere possesses an insatiable sense of wanderlust. As an avid explorer, she consistently embarks on thrilling travel adventures, with this year marking her 42nd expedition. Her love for discovering new cultures and embracing diverse experiences continues to fuel her personal growth and commitment to making a difference in the world. Whether she is actively engaging with her community or venturing into new territories, Chimere tirelessly strives to leave a lasting impact by fostering growth and bringing about positive change.

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