• Scott Ambler
    Scott Ambler
    schedule 4 months ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Disciplined Agile (DA) is an IT process decision framework for delivering sophisticated agile solutions in the enterprise. It builds on the existing proven practices from agile methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean software development, Unified Process, and Agile Modeling to include other aspects necessary for success in the enterprise. DA fills in the gaps left by mainstream methods by providing guidance on how to effectively plan and kickstart complex projects as well as how to apply a full lifecycle approach, with lightweight milestones, effective metrics, and agile governance.

    The one-day workshop is not technical and is suitable for all team members. Many group exercises reinforce the principles learned. The workshop is also valuable for management tasked with moving from traditional approaches to agile.

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    Modern Agile Workshop

    Joshua Kerievsky
    Joshua Kerievsky
    schedule 3 months ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Much has changed since the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001.

    Pioneers and practitioners of lean and agile methods have examined weaknesses and friction points, experimented with simpler approaches, and produced agile processes that are safer, simpler and far more capital efficient. The result is modern agile. It’s values-driven, non-prescriptive and an easier starting point than antiquated agile processes. Modern agile amplifies the values and practices of organizations that have discovered better ways to get awesome results. Are you still cramming low-quality work in the end of each sprint, struggling with growing technical debt, arguing about “definition of done” or frustrated that “management/product never gives us time to do it right?”

    In this 1-day workshop, you will learn to deliver awesome results by

    • experiencing how the four principles of modern agile guide decisions,
    • increasing safety in your culture, code and products,
    • identifying friction points and simplify your process,
    • engage the entire team to continually uncover better ways of working.
  • Craig Brown
    Craig Brown
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    How does your team improve? What are the limits to what you can do? Have you set your sights high enough?

    We are in this together in everything. We need to improve as a team, as well as deliver work products together. 

    Furthermore, best practices lead to dead ends and bad practices. Don’t seek a standard pattern that will drag your team and work towards mediocre. Seek to do better than what you do today. Never stop seeking. Think mindfully about your situation and work to improve from there.

    A key thing about this talk is that I won't be telling you how to do your job better. I'll be helping you do that more effectively.

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    Let’s play the ‘Choose Happiness@work’ game

    Maartje Wolff
    Maartje Wolff
    schedule 5 months ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Happiness@work is about a lot of things. For example purpose, culture, autonomy, personal grow, attention, fun, flow, results, being yourself and friendship. How are you doing when it comes to your happiness at work? This workshop is a 90-minutes fun experience by playing the ‘serious’ game ‘Choose Happiness@work’.

     

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    Agile Leadership: Accelerating Business Agility

    Todd Little
    Todd Little
    Kent McDonald
    Kent McDonald
    Niel Nickolaisen
    Niel Nickolaisen
    schedule 4 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.

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    Blow your self-sealing bubble of Beliefs ... about Agile

    Oana Juncu
    Oana Juncu
    schedule 6 months ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Executive

    We are drawn to people who share the same beliefs and have had similar relevant experiences. These groups give us strength and a sense of belonging. However, this creates a “self-sealing logic” that can lock out learning, because we state our beliefs as proven evidence. Every missed opportunity of collaboration, may it be at enterprise, organisation, or team level, is a symptom of our inability, as a group, to observe and learn from other group experience and set of values. We are here at the most important Agile Conference, seeking to meet people who have similar experiences, and eventually share same conclusions. What if we were about to create another bubble of "Self-Sealing-Logic" ? 
    The hands-on exercices used in the workshop use "Liminal Thinking", the latest fabulous work of Dave Gray, combined with examples of "Third Culture Kids" profiles. The approach aims to support organisations become continuous learning entities, that reinforce leadership and trigger cultural shift. 
    Session's main goals are :

    • create a space of opportunity to "unlock" our own bubble of beliefs through a set of hands-on exercices, 
    • experience , through the open discussion during the exercices, how learning enhances leadership, 
    • allow the audience to discover Dave Gray's "liminal thinking". We will learn to unveil the impact of our beliefs and start understanding why we have needed them. What were the relevant needs that lead to our assumptions? On the other hand, during the session, we will pick some other "self-sealing logic" group and try to understand without judgement their own process that led them from their own relevant experiences to different beliefs.
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    NoEstimates?

    Woody Zuill
    Woody Zuill
    Todd Little
    Todd Little
    schedule 4 months ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Let’s explore the purpose and use of estimates in the management of software development efforts, and consider possible alternatives. Why do we estimate and are we making estimates that are actually useful?  We say we depend on estimates to make important decisions, and yet we’re often disappointed by the results.

    Why are we so challenged at estimation?  Are estimates for cost, time, or effort always needed? Is it possible there are other ways to approach our work?  If we didn’t estimate, how could we still be successful at making businesses successful?

    The default use of an "estimate-driven" approach is pervasive in software development efforts, and while estimates can be useful, it is worthwhile to scrutinize our use of estimates for cost, time, and effort, and to seek better ways to manage software development projects.

    There are a number of things to explore and many questions to ask. For example, do we really need estimates for all the things we are currently using them? Are we getting a reasonable benefit from them? Is it possible to manage software development projects without these estimates, or at least with fewer estimates?  Is there a way to prove that estimates are helping us make good decisions?

    In this session we’ll participate in some interactive information gathering exercises to see if we can gain a shared idea of our current understanding of the purpose and use of estimates.  We will examine the nature of software development projects and explore some real data to shed light on the art and science of software estimation.  Our exploration goal is to see if we can work together to come up with some ideas about improving on the traditional approaches to using estimates.

  • Diane Zajac-Woodie
    Diane Zajac-Woodie
    Doc Norton
    Doc Norton
    schedule 4 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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