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    Practicing What I Preached: Confessions of a Reformed Enterprise Agile Coach

    Sean Dunn
    Sean Dunn
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Agile coaching is a booming industry -- but what do companies hope to get out of coaching, and what tangible impact does coaching actually have on a team? What happens when you take an agile coach and force them to "eat their own dog food"? This is what happened to me. Join me in my personal journey of transitioning from an enterprise agile coach to a programmer on a team, and what I learned about agile, coaching, and myself in the process. 

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    Leading, Following or Managing? Help your Group Thrive

    Isabel Evans
    Isabel Evans
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 mins
    Keynote
    Executive

    We work in teams. Teams that have goals, that work together to solve problems, that sometimes squabble and make up. How people in the group behave depends on the styles of leadership, management and followership adopted in the group, and on each of our individual behaviours.

    Do we have a mentoring, coaching, managing or leadership role towards others? Are we following or learning from others? Do we influence our colleagues and organisations in public or behind the scenes? Are these interactions built into a formal hierarchy in our group? Have we informally adopted an interaction role? Or have we even been forced into a particular interaction role?

    In order that we work together as efficiently and effectively as possible, we need to understand the range of approaches or styles for leadership and management, what styles we feel most comfortable with, and how we react to both being leaders and being led.

    It’s not just humans who work in groups. Other animals can tell us about how we interact with individuals, teams, and groups both as leaders and followers. Isabel discusses animal behaviour, predators, animal groups, parasites and epiphytes, and the richness of symbiotic partnership.

    Regardless of the project model/software life cycle model you use, you’ll need to understand these interactions, and when to adopt a leadership, mentoring, coaching, following or learning attitude in order to help your group thrive.

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    Work Culture Masala: 9 keys to innovation

    Andrew Kaufteil
    Andrew Kaufteil
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Designing a highly creative and productive work culture looks easy, but is actually hard work. In this talk, I will explain my transition from more traditional workplaces, like law firms and universities, to an innovative one. Using Cooper as a case study, I will explore nine steps you can take to create a culture of innovation at your organization.

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    Agile Leadership: Accelerating Business Agility

    Todd Little
    Todd Little
    Kent McDonald
    Kent McDonald
    Niel Nickolaisen
    Niel Nickolaisen
    schedule 3 months ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Leaders today face constant, accelerating change driven by technology and incredibly high expectations from both internal and external customers. Surviving and thriving in this environment requires IT leaders who can reliably deliver the following:

    • Innovation that drives the organization forward
    • Innovation centered on creating competitive advantage
    • Results in the face of dramatic change and ambiguity
    • Excellence in delivery
    • A culture of motivation and agility
    • Relationships of trust both inside and outside of the organization

    In short, as IT leaders we need to transform our roles and our departments. But, what can we use to pull off this transformation? In this workshop, we focus on, teach and practice the tools of transformational leadership.

    Part one of the training dives deep into the Purpose Alignment and Business Value Models. These tools are proven and can be put to use immediately. Part two of the training covers tools leaders use to re-define their roles using the Trust / Ownership Model including agile principles.

    All of these tools are concrete, pragmatic, and usable. After each part of the training, participants are ready to use the tools to re-define their roles and deliver what their organizations need – brilliant leadership.

  • Diane Zajac-Woodie
    Diane Zajac-Woodie
    Doc Norton
    Doc Norton
    schedule 3 months ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    The world as we know it is growing more complex. As we automate away those things that can be easily repeated, we leave ourselves with ever more challenging work. The way we’ve worked in the past won’t necessarily work for today’s problems… or will it? Join Diane and Doc as they explore dimensions of complexity in software development and look at how teams and leaders might adjust their behaviors (and the software they create) based on the complexity of the problem at hand.

    This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide a practical introduction to Cynefin (a sense-making framework for complexity) and show how it applies to the work we do every day as creators of software. You’ll map your own work to Cynefin and learn about applicable management styles and optimal team interactions for each of the Cynefin contexts.

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