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    Practice agile programming with coding dojo

    Johannes Brodwall
    Johannes Brodwall
    Buddhima w.wickramasinghe.
    Buddhima w.wickramasinghe.
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    A Coding Dojo is a fun and social way to become a better programmer. Johannes is an experienced coding coach who will guide you through a few hours of programming that will transform your understand your craft and yourself as a programmer. In the workshop you get to try out pair programming, test-driven development and continuous refactoring for yourself and you get lots of recommendations on how to improve your coding and testing. You will need to bring your own computer with a development environment of your choice. Recommended for Java, Ruby, JavaScript and C# developers.

    This is what previous participants say about the workshop:

    • What did you learn? New tools, pair programming and fun exercises; Ide tricks, programming language basics, testing tools, using tests as a reasoning tool; you can comfortably pair with strangers.
    • What surprised you? Small steps work better than planning; It's easy to get started when you pair program; Pair programming is nice
    • What do you plan to do next? Using TDD every day; Listen to partner more carefully - he may already have solved the problem.
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    Build Your Dreams: User Requirements Gathering with LEGO Serious Play

    Ellen Grove
    Ellen Grove
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Let your hands be the search engine for your brain! LEGO® Serious Play® is a powerful thinking, communicating and problem solving technique that can help you and your team do serious work through structured play activities using a popular and playful 3D modeling toy. Through a facilitated process of building models that, storytelling and reflection, every person at the table is engaged and actively participating in the discussion, whether the topic is individual aspirations, team relationships, developing a new product or solving a wicked organizational problem. Everyone builds and everyone tells their story – all participants have equal opportunity to put their own points of view on the table, unlocking new perspectives and exposing the answers that are already in the room.  LEGO Serious Play has been used successfully for team-building and problem solving in a variety of organizations, from NASA to RBC to academic settings and public utilities.  

    This presentation provides a hands-on introduction to LEGO Serious Play, so that you can experience firsthand how using LEGO to do real work unleashes creativity and enables meaningful conversations in a very short time. We will explore how to use this playful technique to collaboratively elicit information about user requirements and strategic design issues using the open source User Requirements with Lego methodology developed by a team at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.  This approach is particularly suited to Agile teams that want to get team members and stakeholders sharing their different perspectives on common goals in an open and light-weight manner.

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    Self-management and Self-organization: Agile Games with Motion

    Richard Kasperowski
    Richard Kasperowski
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Self-management and self-organization are important themes in Agile software development, but what do they actually look like?  We pontificate about worker empowerment, but then we revert to command-and-control: our product owners mandate project scope and deadlines, and our Scrum Masters assign tasks to team members.  Why can’t we let teams be self-organized and workers be self-managed?
     
    These activity-based learning activities are kinesthetic learning games.  Players learn by playing fun, physical games of movement.  These games create a social atmosphere and a full body and mind experience that make it easy and fun to learn.  We’ll play five games, including Line Up, 60 Paces, Triangles, Human Knot, and a special surprise game.
     
    In this session, we explore and experience self-management and self-organization via Agile games.  You will leave with a deep internalized understanding of self-management and self-organization and an appreciation of how they work better than command-and-control.  You’ll be able to share these games with your coworkers.

  • 45 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    There is a level of "assumptions" that each one of us work with, while we deal with any system. Here in this case the system could be a team member, the manager, the management, or the entire organization. While we work with assumptions, the conversations or the discussions or the work we do, can seem like getting nowhere because of the conflicts, and a sense of frustration piles on .This is a common situation and a very common feeling amongst Coaches/Scrum masters/Project Managers or anyone dealing with project management scenarios. That is where "contracting" helps us get our way through!

    Contracting is a concept of "Transactional Analysis" school of psychology. Eric Berne defines it as "an explicit bilateral commitment to a well-defined course of action". Sometimes contracts will be multi-handed - all parties to the contract will have their own expectations. In the unusual event that these are all congruent, then fine. However, if not, then discussing everyone's expectations will lead to greater understanding and therefore to a clear contract. The risk in not doing this is that problems in completing the contract will emerge at some stage.

    3 Categories of contracts are administrative, professional and psychological.

    Administrative contracts deals with the operational agreements- like fees, who has to do what, time, frequency, attendees etc.

    Professional contracts deals with the expectations from each role and clarifies the essential setup required to achieve the same

    Psychological contracts talks about how we work as people and help to understand how we express our comforts/ discomforts       

    Amongst the three contracts psychological contracts are very essential and often ignored in projects. This type of contract will help us co-create any assignment and it’s a powerful tool for Agile coaches while they work with their teams, managers, organization etc.

    Further to agree with any contract, both the parties should operate from a space where there is mutual trust and concern (I am Ok , You are Ok).

    This report will discuss in detail about these contracts with examples from Agile projects, in an activity based sessions. We will also discuss the life positions based on 'I am OK, You are OK' theory.

    Note: Please note that this presentation is not about the business/financial contracts that most of us are aware of. However, the framework of contracts could be applied in any situation including the business/financial contracts.

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    SAMPLE PROPOSAL - Product Discovery Workshop

    Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    90 mins
    Tutorial
    Beginner

    Many product companies struggle with a big challenge: how to identify a Minimal Viable Product that will let them quickly validate their product hypothesis?

    Teams that share the product vision and agree on priorities for features are able to move faster and more effectively.

    During this workshop, we’ll take a hypothetical product and coach you on how to effectively come up with an evolutionary roadmap for your product.

    This 90 mins workshop teaches you how to collaborate on the vision of the product and create a Product Backlog, a User Story map and a pragmatic Release Plan.

    This is a sample proposal to demonstrate how your proposal can look on this submission system.

  • 45 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    There is a level of "assumptions" that each one of us work with, while we deal with any system. Here in this case the system could be a team member, the manager, the management, or the entire organization. While we work with assumptions, the conversations or the discussions or the work we do, can seem like getting nowhere because of the conflicts, and a sense of frustration piles on .This is a common situation and a very common feeling amongst Coaches/Scrum masters/Project Managers or anyone dealing with project management scenarios. That is where "contracting" helps us get our way through!

    Contracting is a concept of "Transactional Analysis" school of psychology. Eric Berne defines it as "an explicit bilateral commitment to a well-defined course of action". Sometimes contracts will be multi-handed - all parties to the contract will have their own expectations. In the unusual event that these are all congruent, then fine. However, if not, then discussing everyone's expectations will lead to greater understanding and therefore to a clear contract. The risk in not doing this is that problems in completing the contract will emerge at some stage.

    3 Categories of contracts are administrative, professional and psychological.

    Administrative contracts deals with the operational agreements- like fees, who has to do what, time, frequency, attendees etc.

    Professional contracts deals with the expectations from each role and clarifies the essential setup required to achieve the same

    Psychological contracts talks about how we work as people and help to understand how we express our comforts/ discomforts       

    Amongst the three contracts psychological contracts are very essential and often ignored in projects. This type of contract will help us co-create any assignment and it’s a powerful tool for Agile coaches while they work with their teams, managers, organization etc.

    Further to agree with any contract, both the parties should operate from a space where there is mutual trust and concern (I am Ok , You are Ok).

    This report will discuss in detail about these contracts with examples from Agile projects, in an activity based sessions. We will also discuss the life positions based on 'I am OK, You are OK' theory.

    Note: Please note that this presentation is not about the business/financial contracts that most of us are aware of. However, the framework of contracts could be applied in any situation including the business/financial contracts.

  • Liked Prabhakar Karve
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    Inspect and Adapt – Powerful technique to increase productivity through continuous improvement

    Prabhakar Karve
    Prabhakar Karve
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Inspect & adapt is an important agile practice. Inspection helps us to see the reality beyond our filters. Better awareness of reality helps us to more effectively re-plan our work and modify our existing way-of-working.

    There are multiple benefits of this practice, but in this workshop we focus on how it can lead to continuous improvement in productivity.

    Inspect and adapt can be used while carrying out regular work activities across the entire agile life cycle. However our focus will be on the Scrum ceremonies and common artifacts.

    In this workshop, through discussions and exercises, we explore Innovative ways to expand our capability to carry out inspection & adaptation, without adding any extra overhead.

    During the session you also get a few simple yet powerful tips which can be practiced immediately once back from the conference.

  • Liked Meghana
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    TFS based Workitems tracking (WIT)

    Meghana
    Meghana
    schedule 3 years ago
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    20 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner
    TFS is used as an integration environment for feature and task planning, issue and defect tracking. Tool mix (MSProject, local-in-house tools) and MSExcel “hell” is therefore obselete.
  • Liked Johannes Brodwall
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    Practice agile programming with coding dojo

    Johannes Brodwall
    Johannes Brodwall
    Buddhima w.wickramasinghe.
    Buddhima w.wickramasinghe.
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    A Coding Dojo is a fun and social way to become a better programmer. Johannes is an experienced coding coach who will guide you through a few hours of programming that will transform your understand your craft and yourself as a programmer. In the workshop you get to try out pair programming, test-driven development and continuous refactoring for yourself and you get lots of recommendations on how to improve your coding and testing. You will need to bring your own computer with a development environment of your choice. Recommended for Java, Ruby, JavaScript and C# developers.

    This is what previous participants say about the workshop:

    • What did you learn? New tools, pair programming and fun exercises; Ide tricks, programming language basics, testing tools, using tests as a reasoning tool; you can comfortably pair with strangers.
    • What surprised you? Small steps work better than planning; It's easy to get started when you pair program; Pair programming is nice
    • What do you plan to do next? Using TDD every day; Listen to partner more carefully - he may already have solved the problem.
  • Liked Priyank
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    Deriving business case for a Product development ( using Agile Innovation Game )

    Priyank
    Priyank
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    In this session participants will learn how to 'derive a business case for a product' using simple method aka AGILE GAME (also known as Innovation Games, Gamestorming )

    Agile innovation games are one of the most effective way to solve a business problem or derive a solution. (For detail refer: www.innovationgames.com)  Participants will play Hot Air Balloon game to 'derive a business case for a product'. This game can help  -

    • Derive a Business Case
    • Identify Constraints & the path to solution.
    • Get multiple stakeholders on the same page
    • Identify RAIDS upfront
    • Plan to mitigate risk early in the cycle
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    Build Your Dreams: User Requirements Gathering with LEGO Serious Play

    Ellen Grove
    Ellen Grove
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Let your hands be the search engine for your brain! LEGO® Serious Play® is a powerful thinking, communicating and problem solving technique that can help you and your team do serious work through structured play activities using a popular and playful 3D modeling toy. Through a facilitated process of building models that, storytelling and reflection, every person at the table is engaged and actively participating in the discussion, whether the topic is individual aspirations, team relationships, developing a new product or solving a wicked organizational problem. Everyone builds and everyone tells their story – all participants have equal opportunity to put their own points of view on the table, unlocking new perspectives and exposing the answers that are already in the room.  LEGO Serious Play has been used successfully for team-building and problem solving in a variety of organizations, from NASA to RBC to academic settings and public utilities.  

    This presentation provides a hands-on introduction to LEGO Serious Play, so that you can experience firsthand how using LEGO to do real work unleashes creativity and enables meaningful conversations in a very short time. We will explore how to use this playful technique to collaboratively elicit information about user requirements and strategic design issues using the open source User Requirements with Lego methodology developed by a team at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.  This approach is particularly suited to Agile teams that want to get team members and stakeholders sharing their different perspectives on common goals in an open and light-weight manner.

  • Liked Richard Kasperowski
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    Self-management and Self-organization: Agile Games with Motion

    Richard Kasperowski
    Richard Kasperowski
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Self-management and self-organization are important themes in Agile software development, but what do they actually look like?  We pontificate about worker empowerment, but then we revert to command-and-control: our product owners mandate project scope and deadlines, and our Scrum Masters assign tasks to team members.  Why can’t we let teams be self-organized and workers be self-managed?
     
    These activity-based learning activities are kinesthetic learning games.  Players learn by playing fun, physical games of movement.  These games create a social atmosphere and a full body and mind experience that make it easy and fun to learn.  We’ll play five games, including Line Up, 60 Paces, Triangles, Human Knot, and a special surprise game.
     
    In this session, we explore and experience self-management and self-organization via Agile games.  You will leave with a deep internalized understanding of self-management and self-organization and an appreciation of how they work better than command-and-control.  You’ll be able to share these games with your coworkers.

  • Liked Samir Penkar
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    What agile project teams can learn from marathon coaching?

    Samir Penkar
    Samir Penkar
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Ever wonder how trainers coach marathon runners to run a distance of 26.2 miles or 42.1 kms?

    Chock full of incredible techniques and practical advice, this session will motivate everyone to expand their thinking on coaching agile teams for optimal performance.

    You will walk (or run) away with a fresh understanding of how you can inspire and uplift your project teams. As a running coach and SCRUM Master, Samir shares his insights into how you can affect small changes, inspire the right behavior and build trust among your team. You’ll learn how marathon coaches build endurance, stamina, strength and speed and how you can adopt these techniques for your project teams.

     

  • Liked Abhilash Chandran
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    Workshop- Agile user story and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) using Gherkin

    Abhilash Chandran
    Abhilash Chandran
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    In this session I will introduce the audience to the concepts of Gherkin language. Gherkin is a popular language used to encapsulate the requirements in agile world.

    This was successfully implemented in our group across India & USA. I will go through this case study also.

     

  • Liked Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
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    WORKSHOP- Defining Behaviors as a team

    Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
    Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    In lot of agile teams, often times, all the team members will be doing the grooming and planning exercise as a team. Often times, defining the behaviors is either ignored, overlooked, skimped or done by individuals on their own without a common understanding as a team.

    To solve this problem, I have used this hands-on time-boxed activity for all of my teams to define behaviors as they move along in the sprint. This will help all the team members to have a shared understanding on their users and their behaviors as it relates to their user story. This is an activity that any agile team member can take and implement the next day at work.

     

     

  • Liked Tarang Baxi
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    1000 Words - Illustrating Project Challenges with Visuals

    Tarang Baxi
    Tarang Baxi
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    A project can face varied challenges through its life, foreseen and otherwise - runaway scope, high defect volumes, depressed velocity, and many more. Addressing many of these first requires recognition of the problem and then action from one or more sets of project stakeholders. Telling the story with simple visuals can be a very powerful way to articulate a challenge (the what), the potential root causes (the why) and the options available to fix it (the now-what). Teams typically already track a lot of data related to throughput, quality, scope and cost. Creative use of this data combined with simple, hand-crafted visuals can be much more effective than hundreds of bullet points. In this hands-on workshop, you get to exercise your visual thinking and visual communication skills. We introduce some simple visual thinking techniques like Look-See-Imagine-Show, and then let you apply them in a project simulation, so that you can practice hand-rolling simple visuals that speak volumes (no fancy tools needed!).

  • Liked Kanchan
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    Come! Take a plunge with us into the world of Self Organization!

    Kanchan
    Kanchan
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    In agile teams there is a belief that the teams self organize. But do we really understand what this really means? The scrum guide simply says three things autonomous, self transcendent, cross functional.

    In this interative workshop we will experience what self organization is all about via a fun filled game. You will go back with key learnings through your own experience. 

    This session will be a combination of audience participation in activities, discussions combined with presentations and loads of fun!

    This interactive game session is for anyone who wants to learn more about  being self organized and what makes the self organized teams tick.

  • Phil Abernathy
    Phil Abernathy
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Understaning the big picture is vital to one's sense of purpose.

    In this workshop you will learn how to take an idea in an Agile way of working from its conception, to business case, to project initiation, project setup and then on to delivery. 

    You will also learn how to handle production support and enhancements in an Agile way and when to use Kanban and when not to. 

    All this will be done agaist a backdrop of the history of Agile from the Pharaohs to today. 

    The Agile PMO, the role of the PM, the setup of a project for success and how to link multiple streams into one large program of work in an Agile world. These are some of the issues that will be covered in this workshop, in an interactive and dynamic set of exercises. 

  • Liked Anand Bagmar
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    Build the "right" regression suite using Behavior Driven Testing (BDT)

    Anand Bagmar
    Anand Bagmar
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    BDT is a way to identify the correct scenarios to build a good and effective (manual & automation) regression suite that validates the Business Goals. We will learn about how this is different from BDD, and do some hands-on exercises in form of workshops to understand the concept better.

  • Liked Priyank
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    Learn Kanban Core Principles by Fun way - Pizza Game

    Priyank
    Priyank
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Learn what Kanban is, and understand core principles of Kanban in a game embedded session.

    Pizza game is a fun way to learn the principles of Kanban, very quick and easy way in place of only theory based sessions.

    Pizza game to be based on something that everybody knows about and everybody can do : 'Making PIZZA'   that's it.   ..really.

    Refer more about game at- www.agile42.com  & www.priyankpathak.com

  • Liked Prashant Gandhi
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    Product owner game

    Prashant Gandhi
    Prashant Gandhi
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Have you wondered what life is like as a product owner ? What kind of decisions are they faced with ? What puzzles them ?

     This 90 minute hands-on workshop is aimed at simulating product development in an uncertain environment. You will work in a team with other participants to shape roadmap for a product in a familiar domain. Each participant will be given a 

    The  workshop is also being run at Innovation Games Summit in Amsterdam in September 2013 (http://www.igsummit.net/prashant-gandhi.html) . It has also been successfully delivered at a number of blue chip clients in the UK for an introduction to product management and lean startup concepts.