• Liked Dipesh Pala
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    7 Things Agile Executives Should Do Differently

    Dipesh Pala
    Dipesh Pala
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Executive

    One of the keys to a successful enterprise agile transformation is the support of Executive Leadership, which is more than simply providing approval. The Agile Executive enables, empowers and engages rather than controls.

    According to one recent survey, more than one in three organisations claim that the lack of Executive Leadership engagement within their businesses is plaguing current journey towards sustainable organisational Agility.

    With a special focus on Executive teams, Dipesh will be drawing upon more than a decade of Agile transformation experiences across multiple organisations, and share real-life case studies and insights to illustrate the following key things that Agile Executives need to do differently:

    1. Stop Starting, Start Finishing
    2. Slow Down to Go Faster
    3. One Team, One Dream
    4. Foster Fully Capable Teams
    5. Fail Early & Fail Small
    6. Deliver Business Value, not just Projects
    7. Servant Leadership

    Awareness of the above principles is important and may sound simple; however turning the awareness of these elements into the inner workings of our daily routine takes discipline. With that in mind, all attendees will also be given ‘The Agile Leaders Checklist' that will assist them in making such behaviours habitual.

    If you are an Executive or a Leader of an Agile team, this session will provide clear implications for where to focus your efforts in order to unleash the full potential of Agile methods to gain a competitive edge. You will be inspired by knowing what serves to catalyze and nourish progress – and what does the opposite.

  • Fabiola Eyholzer
    Fabiola Eyholzer
    schedule 1 year ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    Traditional Performance Management systems are in deep crises. Their industrial era approach is unable to meet the demands and thinking of 21st century people and organizations. Join this interactive workshop to discuss how Lean | Agile enterprises can push the reset button and move from an administrative Performance Management process to a successful iterative performance flow.

     This is a highly participative open space session and we will cover questions like:

    • Why is there a need to push the reset button on Performance Management?
    • How do we approach goal settings in an agile environment? What is the best balance between collective vs. individual goals? Can you align individual goals with agile thinking?
    • Why is there a trend to eliminate employee appraisals? Are 360-feedbacks the new employee appraisals? Can we still promote people without appraisals and less/no hierarchical structure?
    • How valid are traditional bonus models or are there better ways for remuneration and acknowledgement?
  • Danielle Jabin
    Danielle Jabin
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    How do we actually know if our teams are doing well? Is gut instinct enough? Furthermore, in a rapidly growing organization such as Spotify, how can we ensure some sort of consistency in our baseline level of Agile knowledge across the technology, product, and design organization? 

    In this talk, I’ll discuss techniques we have developed and use at Spotify to benchmark health and performance for our teams and some tactics we use to bring them closer to—and beyond!—being the best teams they can be. I’ll explain frameworks that can be used to give us tangible evidence about how we’re doing as teams, as Agile Coaches, and as managers of people and product. Furthermore, I’ll tell you about the organization-level methods we use at Spotify to share knowledge and maintain alignment of our agile practices as we scale in order to bring music to people all around the world.

  • Liked Jez Humble
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    Lean Product Development

    Jez Humble
    Jez Humble
    schedule 1 year ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Large organizations often struggle to leverage software to create innovative products. Conspiring to create obstacles to moving fast at scale are a number of organizational factors, as well as outdated project and program management paradigms that do not take advantage of the unique characteristics of software. In this tutorial—designed for directors of IT, program/project managers, and software professionals—Jez Humble describes how to take a lean approach to developing new products and running large scale programs of work. Jez shows how to grow a culture that enables organizations to turn software into a competitive advantage. He presents the principles and tools that enable a disciplined, scientific approach to product development, including hypothesis-driven delivery, lean UX, and impact mapping. To illustrate these principles, Jez uses case studies from organizational units that have successfully applied lean principles at scale in the context of software delivery. There will also be hands-on exercises to help participants try out the techniques presented. 

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    The Joy of Agile Work: Managing Performance and Sparking Innovation

    Sanjiv Augustine
    Sanjiv Augustine
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Do you find your work exciting and fulfilling? Is your team rewarded for finding better ways to work? While many organizations have adopted Agile approaches at a project level, few have effectively aligned their HR processes with Agile values, or made finding better ways of working a truly rewarding and exciting proposition for their teams. With a new generation of employees who are interested equally in purpose as in profit, it is imperative that we revisit schemes like the 3600 annual review, and recognize not only their limitations, but also the damage they cause to individual morale and team productivity.

    Join Sanjiv to explore the subject of creating a holistic performance management system that not only adheres to Agile principles, but actively promotes individual drive and team innovation. Learn how delink merit pay from feedback, the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; and how to create a “flow state” on your agile teams to enhance performance and spark innovation.

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