• Liked Pavel Dabrytski
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    Agile Economics: Contracts, Budgets, Capitalization

    Pavel Dabrytski
    Pavel Dabrytski
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    How much does one story point cost? Is Sprint 0 an expense or an asset? Can you run Scrum with a fixed-cost contract? Agile challenges the existing approach to financial aspects of running projects: i.e. budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and vendor contracts.

    Applying new financial models becomes increasingly important for larger organisations adopting Agile. While they are going through an Agile transformation, they also need to maintain transparent financial governance and reporting. Shareholders would not be too excited about messy Annual Financial Statements.

    Join me if you would like to know more about Agile Economics. No financial degree is required and all the content explained in plain English with plenty of pictures!

  • Liked Sean Dunn
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    7 Sins of Scrum and other Agile Antipatterns

    Sean Dunn
    Sean Dunn
    Chris Edwards
    Chris Edwards
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
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    Intermediate

    This is about agile “anti-patterns”: “something that looks like a good idea, but which backfires badly when applied” (Coplien). Todd has been around agile development from before it was called agile.  In that time, he’s seen teams fall into the trap of many of these anti-patterns, becoming stuck without ever realizing it. Frequently, this is due to a dogmatic understanding of what is right and wrong about Scrum and agile development. The first step to getting unstuck is to be able to detect these “sins.” The presentation aims to expose teams to these common pitfalls and then also provide a vision for a virtuous path to take them to the Promised Land.

  • Liked Mathew Aniyan
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    Data @ the core of Enterprise Agile

    Mathew Aniyan
    Mathew Aniyan
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
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    Intermediate

    Agile adopts an empirical approach to software development. One of the key aspects of a successful Agile Implementation is how quickly we can react to change. For this, we need to ensure that data flows seamlessly from customer to the Agile team. This data should form a critical part of our decision making.

    • Is the customer successful in using our product or service?
    • Which features are customer most interested in?
    • Where are the friction points in usage?
    • Where are the failures happening in our product?
    • How is the customer engaging with our product over time?

    and many more similar questions.

    In this talk, I discuss best practices in data collection, analysis and visualization and how data can make your Agile process and thereby your business more effective.

  • 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
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    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.

  • Liked Ran Nyman
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    The transformational power of LeSS and SAFe

    Ran Nyman
    Ran Nyman
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
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    Executive

    In this session, we will study how two scaling approaches, LeSS and SAFe, affect the fundamentals of the organization: leading flow, unity, and learning. A critical choice is the balance between program execution and long term evolution. We will give valuable thinking tools for choosing the correct approach.

    Scaling Agile is easily misunderstood. Do you want to handle bigger programs and more teams or do you want to have more value with less hassle? Or do you want to widen the Agile adoption to the whole of the organization: culture, business, and leadership.

    Both Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) have a history with Nokia and use it as a reference. The pattern of Coordination Chaos (http://www.slideshare.net/gosei/coordination-chaos) was one of the main reasons leading to the infamous “Burning Platform” of Nokia Mobile Phones. It is a core challenge in scaling. Most big organizations around the world face similar problems. Nokia provides a relevant story to understand and compare what these approaches offer.

    Another challenge is learning. Big corporations often use the machine metaphor for the organization. This management thinking optimizes resources and cost, locally and in the short term. It treats learning as cost, especially learning outside of one’s special role. Let’s contrast this with a Scrum team (the team + the product owner + the Scrum master). It cross-learns inside the team. It inspects and adapts at the market. Here learning creates value. This is what you want to scale up.

    We will look at the approaches by using organizational control theory created by William G. Ouchi where he defines three main control mechanisms; bureaucratic, market and clan control. This explains why teamwork is the only way. Even having the same basis the frameworks differ how control is achieved, and it has an impact on long-term sustainability.

    The flow of work is analyzed looking at batching of work, length of detailed planning horizon and organizational structures.

    Finally, we will point out the main questions you should look at when selecting LeSS or SAFe. What is their transformational power. Are they aiming at a fundamental change from Taylorian organization to Lean and Agile.

     

     

  • Liked Gopinath Ramakrishnan
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    Laying A Strong Foundation for Agile Transformation

    Gopinath Ramakrishnan
    Gopinath Ramakrishnan
    schedule 1 year ago
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    20 mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

    Success of an Agile Transformation depends a great deal on how effectively it gets initiated.
    This experience report presentation will discuss a 5-Step approach deployed for successfully initiating an Agile Transformation engagement at a client location.
    The practices that ensured effective identification and execution of two pilot projects will be shared.
    We will also talk about how using a customized version of  Comparative Agility™ Assessment  Framework, the impact of the Agile way of working on these pilot projects was measured.

    The impact of Agile on pilots was presented in terms of quantified measures (metrics) of benefits and areas of improvements to the leadership team. The results were encouraging enough for them to continue with the Agile Transformation exercise by bringing the rest of the projects in the organization into its fold.

  • Jeronimo Palacios
    Jeronimo Palacios
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
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    Executive

    In 1995, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber introduced Scrum, today the most popular Agile methodology, according to every Agile report. 

    20 years later, that same collaboration, led by Scrum.org, produced Nexus, the proposal from the Scrum creators to Scale Scrum in large Software development initiatives that include hundreds of people. 

    Over 45 minutes, we'll explore the Nexus framework, its artefacts and roles, as well as some practices, differences and similarities between Scrum and Nexus. The underlying philosophy will be displayed and discussed. 

    We'll also take a look at real organisations already using Nexus to scale their software development efforts using the Scaled Professional Scrum program from Scrum.org to transform their product development

    Resources: Nexus is free and available for download on https://www.scrum.org/Portals/0/NexusGuide%20v1.1.pdf

  • Fabiola Eyholzer
    Fabiola Eyholzer
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
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    Advanced

    Inspired, empowered, and engaged people are the heart and soul of Agile – and HR.

    Transforming your organization into an agile enterprise is no small deed. And it does not matter where you are on your way towards embracing agility on all levels. There will be a time when you need to align your people solutions with the mindset and demands of agile people and organizations. We will talk about how to turn your Human Resources into Agile People Operations and boost your agility. 

    Join this session to

    • gain valuable insights into the world of Human Resource Management
    • recognize the impact of Agile HR practices through stories and examples
    • discover why Agile needs HR and vice versa
    • learn about People solutions in Agile Enterprises
  • Liked Shane Hastie
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    Applying the Agile Mindset to Tough Business Challenges

    Shane Hastie
    Shane Hastie
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    45 mins
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    Intermediate

    Business Agility is the latest buzzword – what does it really mean? In this talk Shane examines the underlying drivers and motivation for adopting agile approaches, explores what an agile mindset actually means and shows how the ideas embodied in the Agile Manifesto are applicable in areas of the organisation within and outside information technology. Drawing on current management theories and emerging practices shows how ideas from different sources complement and enhance each other to deliver better organisational outcomes.

  • Liked Michael Chik
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    Rise and Downfall of a Large Scale Scrum Implementation

    Michael Chik
    Michael Chik
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    45 mins
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    Advanced

    We were at the forefront of scaling Scrum and Agile. Past tense. This talk will explore lessons learnt, and how to increase the probability of success for your scaling efforts.

    To be clear, this is a failure story. However, failure inevitably leads to learning. And I would very much like to share my learnings with the wider agile-community.

    This talk is divided into the following sections:

    • How we implemented Large Scale Scrum and were proud of it
    • What we tried that went well and you should try, too
    • Things we tried that didn't work - but may work for you
    • What we tried that failed - and you shouldn't try either
    • General advice on what to look for in scaling frameworks
  • Liked Sanjiv Augustine
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    Scaling Agile: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Sanjiv Augustine
    Sanjiv Augustine
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    45 mins
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    Intermediate

    Scrum, XP, and Kanban are familiar agile methods. Now in the second decade of their adoption, agile methods continue to help organizations worldwide respond to change and shorten the time to deliver value. An overwhelming 88 percent of executives cite organizational agility as key to global success. So, in recent years, many have begun scaling their early agile adoptions beyond individual teams to programs, portfolios, and the enterprise. Even though today’s scaling techniques are not yet fully understood, new scaling frameworks continue to emerge. Join Sanjiv Augustine to explore this exciting area and discover approaches to scale agile in a way that makes the best sense for your organization. Learn about scaling frameworks including the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), as well as the simple Scrum-of-Scrums meeting. Join Sanjiv to explore how you can develop a straightforward scaling strategy for your organization.

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