• Liked Krishnamurty VG Pammi
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    6 X 2 Planning Errors in Scaled Agile Delivery Model

    Krishnamurty VG Pammi
    Krishnamurty VG Pammi
    schedule 2 years ago
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    20 mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

    2 major errors across 6 agile planning events give us 12. Learning “what not to do”, can sometimes help us identify risks early in the cycle so that, as a team, we can effectively respond to these risks.

    Agile planning happens at multiple levels. In scaled agile delivery model, effective outcome of one planning event can influence the other significantly either positively or negatively.

    Come and learn top 12 experiential insights. These will help you alert your teams on “what not to do” during Scaled Agile Planning events. I tried capturing top 12 errors across 6 planning events namely Strategy Planning, Portfolio Planning, Product Planning, Release Planning, Iteration Planning and Daily Planning.

  • Anton Zotin
    Anton Zotin
    schedule 2 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    This workshop will help participants to understand how the Kanban method really works.

    We will learn how to use the Kanban method to visualize your current process ("start where you are"). Will figure out how to limit work in progress (WiP); define and make process policies explicit; measure and manage flow.

    Also we will figure out what does it mean to search for opportunities for continuous improvement. We will learn how to increase your team speed and at the same time decrease pressure at work.

    All of these we will touch through extremely hands-on step-by-step simulation using LEGO bricks.

     

  • Dhaval Dalal
    Dhaval Dalal
    Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    schedule 2 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    "To know, is good. To live, is better. To be, that is perfect." - The Mother

    During the Agile adoption, its a common complain that many team in many organizations get caught up in the ceremonies or mechanics of Agile and fail to understand/appreciate the true value and spirit of Agile. And because of this, the original intent of the Agile movement itself is lost. This is a serious issue!

    This workshop will highlight, a well-proven approach to transformation (not adoption) and show the distinct steps in this journey that an individual or a collective goes through when learning anything new. Activities, serving as examples, in the workshop, will focus to show the journey - that is, how to begin with rituals, then gradually move to practices, arriving at principles and eventually internalizing the values. Witnessing this gradual process of transformation will help participants discover for themselves their current progression. We hope this will serve as a guiding light during their Agile journey.

    Finally, we will leave the participants to ponder upon and discover for themselves their ideals in life and work as this is not only applicable to software development, but also to any discipline where humans are involved, including life itself.

  • Liked Jeff Lopez-Stuit, CEC
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    Exploit Core Agile Practices at the Program Level

    Jeff Lopez-Stuit, CEC
    Jeff Lopez-Stuit, CEC
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Core Agile practices establish visibility, remove impediments, and promote collaboration at the team level. Standup meetings, physical task boards, and focus on clearing impediments are well known practices to keep a team focused on the work, and establish a sense of flow towards frequent, tangible, and sustainable results.

    What about an entire program, when a large number of teams are involved? How can a large organization exploit the same core practices when there is highly interdependent work, and when there may be hundreds of people involved? How can Scrum be used to improve delivery times, increase quality, and promote sustainable development at a program level? How the can practices provide executive leadership the visibility they need into program progress?

    This workshop will introduce valuable, proven Scrum practices for large programs. Among the topics that will be discussed are:

    • What program management challenges are ripe for improvement through Agile practices?

    • The Program Impediment Board: Visible impediments, dependencies and milestones at a program level

    • The Program Stand-up: Lightweight activities to promote visibility, clear impediments and collaboration across the program

    • What does it look like when it’s working?: Improve delivery time, increase quality, and establish collaboration across the organization.

  • Liked Rathina
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    Edward De Bono's Creative Thinking meets with Agile

    Rathina
    Rathina
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    Slide Deck used in the conference:  http://www.slideshare.net/RathinaKumar2/edward-de-bono-agile

     

    Building 'happy' teams is one of the cherished goals for Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters. In my coaching experience, all the high-performance agile teams have joy and happiness as the core to their performance. 

    I have taken Edward De Bono as my support and his work on creative thinking as my guide for this purpose. Edward De Bono's crative thinking patterns include several aspects like curiosity, provocation, synergy, fun, hypotheis etc. Edward De Bono's work can be applied in every field where we look for creative outcomes. 

    These creative thinking patterns can be adopted by agile coaches/scrum masters to improve their effectiveness in building high-performance teams.  

    This session has exercises that are derived from Edward De Bono's work on creative thinking patterns. These exercises can be used by agile coaches/scrum masters with appropriate modifications in their real world contexts.

    Join me in building "happy" teams with the help of Edward De Bono.

  • Liked Diana Larsen
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    Coaching for "Best Fit" Agile: Applying the Agile Fluency(™) Model

    Diana Larsen
    Diana Larsen
    schedule 2 years ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Agile has a problem. When we started out with Agile, people used it because it made their lives and products better. Now people complain that Agile is about meetings, top-down mandates, and wasting time. We can do better. It’s time for a change.

    In response, Diana Larsen and James Shore developed The Agile Fluency™ Model and Martin Fowler published it, “Your Path Through Agile Fluency” (http://agilefluency.com). The model describes how teams grow in their understanding of Agile over time. It's a descriptive model, because it reflects what happens in the real world, and in it's an aspirational model, because you can use it to understand how to invest in improving your teams.

    We've found the model very useful for helping teams, managers, and executives understand what they can get from Agile and what they need to invest in order to get those results. The model's emphasis on concrete outcomes means executives are open—even eager—to devote the effort needed. Leaders appreciate being able to see the tradeoffs and make a strategic decision, and teams thrive when given meaningful goals and the time and resources needed to achieve them.    

    In this workshop, led by Diana Larsen, together we’ll dig deeper into the model, including:

    -       Agile Fluency Model Overview

    -       Bringing Agile Fluency into your organization

    -       Examples of Agile Fluency in real-world teams

    -       Examples of organizational investments

    -       Supplemental materials for metrics and assessments

    -       Agile principles and practices in the model

    -       New directions and support for the Agile Fluency Model

  • Liked Ahmed Sidky
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    Value Teams: The Next Evolution of Product Owners

    Ahmed Sidky
    Ahmed Sidky
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    When people learn about agile they usually learn about Scrum (since it is the most popular flavor of agile). While Scrum is beneficial, it does not have answers to all the challenges of software development. One of the common challenges teams face is that of having an effective Product Owner. From experience, it is not about who is fulfilling the role of the Product owner in your organization but about the definition of the role itself. We have played with many different variations of the PO role, till we ended up with the concept and structure of the Value Team. To keep it simple, the Value Team is responsible for making sure the product is (1) Feasible, (2) Valuable, (3) Useable.  After using Value Teams in many corporations (the session will have many real-life examples of this) they seems to be a practical solution to many problems about how agile can work in complex environments where there is no ONE product owner, but rather multiple organizations and people that have a say in what needs to get build and how. This session will present the idea of Value teams and answer questions on how to create them, how they operate, who is in charge, and why they are so critical to the success of the agile delivery team.

  • Kamlesh Ravlani
    Kamlesh Ravlani
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Organizations invest energy, effort and real dollars to stay in trend. Here's one of the trend: Agile is no longer a buzz word, Scaling Agile is. Terms like Enterprise Agile, Scaled Agile, SAFe, LESS, DAD, Agility Path are conveniently thrown around in meetings and speeches as organizations line up to get on the bandwagon of 'Scaling Agile'. Scaling Agile - from the team and product level to the organizational level has it's own benefits and challenges. Is scaling Agile right for you? Are you ready for it? If you've been thinking of scaling, you might be in luck. In this session, we will discuss grounds up approach of how to analyze and evaluate if an organization (or a business unit) is ready for scaling Agile. You'll create your own set of evaluation criteria specific to your organization's situation and learn steps your organization can take to be more prepared for scaling Agile and reap organization-wide benefits. The focus will remain on your context and not on promoting any particular scaling framework.

            "Scaling. Its about the context not the process." - Jeff Sutherland

    PS: This will be a no slides, hands-on workshop. Be prepared to actively participate throughout the session.

  • Dave Snowden
    Dave Snowden
    schedule 2 years ago
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    960 mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    Make better decisions

    Learn to engage with the unanticipated for strategic advantage. For leaders, consultants and project managers.

    How to manage uncertainty in increasingly complex environments?

    The ability to manage and navigate complexity is a key strategic advantage. However, many organizations are trapped in past practices and structures. Breaking through such inertia requires praxis - theory informed practice.

    The Cynefin framework, and its application in managing complexity is at the heart of this training program.

    The Academy of Management awarded the Harvard Business Review article, Cynefin & Leadership, the "Best Practitioner Paper". Their citation reads:

    "This paper introduces an important new perspective that has enormous future value, and does so in a clear way that shows it can be used. The article makes several significant contributions. First, and most importantly, it introduces complexity science to guide managers’ thoughts and actions. Second, it applies this perspective to advance a typology of contexts to help leaders to sort out the wide variety of situations in which they must lead decisions. Third, it advises leaders concerning what actions they should take in response"

    Cognitive Edge has developed a modular training program that allows participants to understand the theory of complexity and how to put it to practice.

    Crucial new knowledge for:

    • Project management
    • Change management
    • Innovation and development
    • Risk and crisis management
    • Shaping culture
    • Safety management
    • Knowledge management
  • Liked Debbie Wren
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    Training and retaining the basics of Scaling Scrum through the power of play

    Debbie Wren
    Debbie Wren
    schedule 2 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    How do we provide Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Team Members and others who are applying agile practices with a safe environment in which they can experience and “have a go” with Scrum?

    Scrum simulation with Lego’s is a tried and tested technique that has been successfully applied to help teams build up their understanding of the ceremonies and rigors of Scrum.

    In this highly interactive workshop session we will take participants through how they can customize, build and facilitate an agile lego simulation that addresses their particular learning points. We will also show you how you can use this approach to help distributed Feature teams who share a common backlog understand how they work as one to deliver their Product. Participants in this workshop will leave with the confidence to apply the power of play.

  • Liked Ahmed Sidky
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    The Agile Team Facilitator; ICP- ATF Certification

    Ahmed Sidky
    Ahmed Sidky
    schedule 2 years ago
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    960 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    When you dissect most Agile practices (e.g. Iteration Planning, Retrospectives, Group Estimation Sessions, Backlog grooming sessions, etc.) you will notice that they are basically collaborative meetings/work sessions where a group of people need to creatively produce an outcome that they agree upon and can all commit to. One of the main duties of ScrumMasters and Team Facilitators is to design these agile practices and run them. Professional Facilitation tools are extremely valuable tools to help ScrumMasters, Product Owners, and Team Facilitators engage all the participants in the meeting, probe into their creativity and help bring them to consensus. Unfortunately many ScrumMasters, Product Owners and Team Facilitators are not aware yet of some of these facilitation tools and skills they need to design Agile practices to truly serve their teams. In this 2 day highly interactive workshop Ahmed will briefly introduce some of the basics of facilitation and some key facilitation tools and techniques such as Home and Away, Brain-writing, Nominal Group Technique, etc. During the workshop Ahmed will engage the audience in the "art" of facilitation and designing new innovative agile practices that can serve the team in the most effective way possible. All the tools introduced in this session will be applied to real agile practices and examples from real-life sessions will be incorporated to show the audience the practicality of the tools and that it is not just theoretical. For example he will show the participants how to use small groups and large groups facilitation tools to engage 50 people in a group estimation session for 300 stories where everyone participated and we finished in 90 mins.

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