• Josh Long
    Josh Long
    Spring Developer Advocate
    Pivotal
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Demonstration
    Beginner

    "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." - W. Edwards Deming

    Work takes time to flow through an organization and ultimately be deployed to production where it captures value. It’s critical to reduce time-to-production. Software - for many organizations and industries - is a competitive advantage.

    Organizations break their larger software ambitions into smaller, independently deployable, feature -centric batches of work - microservices. In order to reduce the round-trip between stations of work, organizations collapse or consolidate as much of them as possible and automate the rest; developers and operations beget "devops," cloud-based services and platforms (like Cloud Foundry) automate operations work and break down the need for ITIL tickets and change management boards.

    But velocity, for velocity's sake, is dangerous. Microservices invite architectural complexity that few are prepared to address. In this talk, we'll look at how high-performance organizations like Ticketmaster, Alibaba, and Netflix make short work of that complexity with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud.

  • Liked Kurt Bittner
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    Kurt Bittner / Steve Porter - Scaled Professional Scrum with Nexus

    Kurt Bittner
    Kurt Bittner
    VPEnterprise Solutions
    Scrum.org
    Steve Porter
    Steve Porter
    Professional Scrum Trainer and Professional Series Manager
    Scrum.org
    schedule 3 months ago
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    960 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Learn To Scale Scrum Beyond A Single Team

    Scaled Professional Scrum™ (SPS) with Nexus™ is a 2-day course that is designed as an experiential workshop where students learn how to scale Scrum using the Nexus Framework. Throughout, you are introduced to the artifacts and events within the framework, the new Nexus Integration Team role, along with more than 50 associated practices. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Scaled Professional Scrum certification exam.

    Over the 2 days, students will simulate a large software development project using the Nexus Framework. The workshop is delivered using an end-to-end case study where students work together to organize and simulate a scaled software development project. Throughout the workshop, students will be introduced to more than 50 practices that can be used to help reduce complexity and dependencies at scale.

    The workshop will provide students with an understanding of how to launch, structure, staff, and manage a large Agile project using Scrum. Throughout the workshop, students will learn the infrastructure, tools and practices needed to successfully scale Scrum to maximize the value of their software development initiative.

    By taking a hands-on approach, students are fully engaged in the learning process where they see first-hand the challenges in large-scale development initiatives and solutions for getting the work back on track. They will leave the workshop with techniques to detect irregularities and how to address them appropriately.

  • Liked Teresa Brazen
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    Teresa Brazen / Andrew Kaufteil - Intro to Design Thinking

    Teresa Brazen
    Teresa Brazen
    Senior Director, Professional Education
    Cooper
    Andrew Kaufteil
    Andrew Kaufteil
    Senior Director, Growth & Partnerships
    Cooper
    schedule 3 months ago
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    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Have you heard the terms “Design Thinking” or “Human-Centered Design” and thought, “That sounds cool, but what exactly is it?” In this full-day, hands-on workshop, the Cooper Team will introduce you to the power of Design Thinking. You’ll learn the process of this strategic problem-solving approach, and how it can help you and your organization rethink the products, services, and experiences you offer to both internal and external audiences. The workshop will allow you to learn and practice a few Design Thinking tools and empower you to make your work more collaborative, innovative, and effective.

  • Liked Ray Arell
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    Ray Arell - Leading Your Agile Transformation

    Ray Arell
    Ray Arell
    Corporate Outreach & Business Development
    Agile Alliance
    schedule 4 months ago
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    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    In the past decade, Agile development has become mainstream in software development and now is spreading beyond software to other domains. It is crucial for leaders and managers to understand how to build, develop, and lead Agile teams - not just for the organization but their careers. Ray Arell introduces a cohesive set of methods, practices, and principles to maximize business results from Agile and lean development, while also cultivating a workplace where people thrive. The workshop topics are highly dynamic and customizable, and more than 80 percent of the discussion will be based on participants’ interests. Possible topics include Agile mindset, shared leadership models, building great teams, work environment, resources, transformation vision, creating common goals, experiments, value delivery, dealing with global culture, common Agile methods, lean - and much more. Join Ray in a workshop that has been taught to more than 2000 change agents, executives, and managers worldwide. Expand your abilities and tools in leading Agile transformations in your organization.

  • Liked Ray Arell
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    Ray Arell - Change Your Focus: From Speed and Efficiency to High Customer Value

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    For decades, product development has been focused mostly on the speed and efficiency of delivery. So now we are stuck in the quagmire of talking about the methods and activities of delivery rather than focusing on the actual goal - delivering high value to the customer. Ray Arell shares an evolutionary process to refocus both traditional and agile lifecycles. He describes a more dynamic way of defining value and addressing the needs of the customer, the business, and the developers. Ray provides practical examples of how to identify opportunities, expand concepts, and deliver high-value solutions. He includes an overview of heuristics and models that are critical to solutions - safe-to-fail probes, sensemaking for product requirements capture, the Kano model, the Cynefin framework, the Three-Circle model, Beer’s viable system, and other proven industry models that enable a coherent approach to solutions development. Join Ray as he resets the epidemic of activity-based thinking. Agile - or any other method/activity - is not the destination. It is time to move to a mindset of high-value delivery.

  • Liked Naresh Jain
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    Naresh Jain - Infrastructure as Text: Setting Up AWS Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, and DynamoDB using arc.codes

    Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    Founder
    ConfEngine.com
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Demonstration
    Advanced

    With Functions as a Service (FaaS), the smallest billable unit of computation is a single function execution. It's a beautifully simple idea, rejecting the metaphor of a server, and freeing developers to design smaller and simpler services. We can iterate on our code with a high degree of isolation, without fear of affecting other parts of the system; deploy systems in seconds with zero downtime, and always be available regardless of load.

    However, building serverless apps is relatively new and filled with complexity:

    • Configuration tooling was designed for the last generation of computing metaphors (and often lags behind the releases of new functionality)
    • AWS is massive and overwhelming with many similar, but not the same, products
    • The web console is confusing, with divergent interfaces between interlocking services
    • Deep proprietary knowledge is required to configure and maintain common infrastructure primitives

    In this talk, Naresh will walk you through a new approach to architecting applications with plain text using arc.codes to create apps in minutes and subsequently deploy in seconds with zero downtime and unprecedented availability.

    This talk is an inspiration from Brian LeRoux's presentation Architecture as Text: Setup AWS Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, and DynamoDB on Easy Mode at YOW! 2017 Conference.

  • Josh Long
    Josh Long
    Spring Developer Advocate
    Pivotal
    schedule 4 months ago
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    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    In this workshop, we'll look at how to build cloud-native Java applications. A cloud-native application is one that is designed to fully exploit a cloud platform both in the application layer – where things decompose into microservices – and at the data layer where NoSQL offers better horizontal scaling and fitness for specific purpose.

    WHAT WILL I LEARN

    • writing services and handling non-functional requirements like metrics and logging with Spring Boot
    • scaling out safely and building fault-tolerant systems using Spring Cloud and its support for distributed systems patterns like the circuit breaker, service registration and discovery, and centralized configuration management.
    • offloading as much operational work as possible to the platform, Cloud Foundry
  • Liked Ken Mugrage
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    Ken Mugrage / Varsha Srinivasa Iyengar Varadarajan - Building Continuous Delivery Pipelines

    Ken Mugrage
    Ken Mugrage
    Technology Evangelist
    ThoughtWorks
    Varsha Srinivasa Iyengar Varadarajan
    Varsha Srinivasa Iyengar Varadarajan
    Software Developer
    ThoughtWorks
    schedule 3 months ago
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    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Although continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps are growing in popularity, not much practical information is available about how to get started. This hands-on technical tutorial is the place to get your feet wet and your questions answered. For this workshop, Ken and Varsha will provide a cloud-based instance of the continuous delivery server GoCD for you to learn on. You will configure a complete continuous delivery pipeline from source code commit through deployment. Learn when to run each common type of automated test for the fastest possible feedback and how to run tests in parallel for shorter cycle times. Moving from practice to theory, Ken explores industry studies and peer-reviewed scientific research that show the value of practicing continuous delivery and adopting a DevOps culture. He describes how the need for CD developed and then fed the requirements for culture change to support DevOps and CD practices.

    In this workshop, learn how to create and then practice creating a continuous delivery pipeline—from the ground up.

  • Liked Deepa Bachu
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    Deepa Bachu - Insights that Inspire Innovation - Harness the power of Design Thinking and Rapid Experimentation

    Deepa Bachu
    Deepa Bachu
    Co-Founder and CEO
    Pensaar
    schedule 3 months ago
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    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Ready to drive innovation at your company? Want to discover unexpected opportunities that will drive business growth and understand your customers at a deeper level? Then dive in and get your hands dirty

    Design Thinking as a tool, process and mindset has become popular in the world of business today. Inventors like Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs were quintessential innovators who used a problem-solving process called “design thinking” to revolutionize entire industries and establish an enviable competitive advantage for their companies. Organizations, big or small, required re-inventing themselves almost constantly to establish an enviable competitive advantage for their companies. Design Thinking is helping entrepreneurs in our time directly approach complex problems and innovate disruptive solutions that change lives!

    The workshop has a human-centered approach to deal with Rapid Experimentation. Many people believe that once they find the “right” idea, their job is done. Not really. First of all, the ideas are based on assumptions. Hence, the best way to overcome uncertainty is to spread your bets with small and quick experiments. This is also a way to test customers on what they say versus what they do. The surprises come in early, and one can make more informed decisions. It also lets them know whether the idea is viable.

    The workshop is a dynamic mix of short instructional lectures, with an emphasis on hands-on learning. You'll put those new tools into practice right away with a real-world ideation and experimentation challenge.

    • You will hit the ground running, to test your ideas.
    • You will refine your ideas based on the experiment results.

    Implementing the design thinking principles and practices you've learned is our top priority. We also help you create an action plan for real work projects.

  • Liked Mukund Gopalakrishna
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    Mukund Gopalakrishna - Designing Service Experiences

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Great service experiences involve elegant orchestration of all the moments customers engage with your company, whether they are using your product, engaging with an app or website, visiting a physical space calling an 800 number, or receiving an SMS alert. In this workshop, you’ll get acquainted with tools that will help you see your customer’s entire journey with your service clearly, identify ways to make it more seamless and delightful, and unite your organization in delivering on this vision.

    In this workshop, you’ll learn to:

    • Understand service design as it relates to a product and services company.
    • Map the entire customer/user journey across all existing and future touchpoints that allow for your company to service your customers in a delightful manner.
    • Understand individual touchpoints and the moments within each touchpoint that allow for a positive service experience.
    • Design a service that mixes digital and non-digital interactions.
    • Identify opportunities for your service to evolve and grow.
  • Liked Fred George
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    Fred George - Microservices - Let's Build Some (V2)

    Fred George
    Fred George
    Consultant
    Fred George Consulting
    schedule 4 months ago
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    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Hands-on development of asynchronous micro-services using a bus architecture.

    While “micro-services” is becoming a heavily over-worked term, it has been interpreted many ways. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore a particular style, tiny asynchronous services, that was the core of one of the most successful implementations. Given an animated specification of flow, we will embark on delivering the proposed services, wrestling with the issues common to this new paradigm. Participants have a choice of languages, with new starting code in Java, C#, and Ruby. At the end of the workshop, we will discuss MicroServices challenges and organizations that are optimized for such architectures.

  • Liked Jeff Patton
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    Jeff Patton - Passionate Product Ownership: A Certified Scrum Product Ownership Workshop

    Jeff Patton
    Jeff Patton
    Chief Trouble Maker
    Jeff Patton and Associates
    schedule 4 months ago
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    960 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    Product Ownership is hard! If you're working as a product owner in an Agile team, you already know this is the toughest and most critical role in a successful product organization. If you're a UX practitioner, senior engineer, or marketing professional in your organization, it may seem like adopting Scrum or Agile development has stripped away your ability to contribute as a product decision maker.

    If you're adopting an Agile approach, your organization may be struggling with bloated backlogs that aren't well understood, stressful planning meetings that last too long and fail to get at details needed to deliver predictably, a nagging feeling that you're building the wrong thing, a lack of time to work with customers and users, chronically late delivery, and frustrated business stakeholders...There's hope!

    The Passionate Product Ownership workshop takes on the bad assumptions and bad practices that often emerge from overly simplistic approaches to agile development and Scrum. Jeff Patton will leverage his past product leadership experience, and years of coaching product teams to teach an effective product ownership strategy.

  • Liked Bargava Subramanian
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    Bargava Subramanian / Amit Kapoor - Hypotheses-Driven Problem Solving Approach for Data Science

    90 Mins
    Tutorial
    Beginner

    The ever-increasing computational capacity has enabled us to acquire, process and analyze larger data-sets and information. We increasingly want to take a data-driven lens to solve business problems. But business problems are inherently 'wicked in nature' - with multiple stakeholders, different problem definition, different solutions interdependence, constraints, amplifying loops etc.

    There is no one trick to solve them. What is required is learning a structured approach to problem-solving that can be applied to a large set of these problems. One possible way is to use a Hypotheses Driven Approach - problems definition, scoping, issue identification and hypothesis generation - as a starting point for this. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply a hypothesis-driven approach to any business problem through seven pragmatic steps:

    1. Frame
    2. Acquire
    3. Refine
    4. Transform
    5. Explore
    6. Model
    7. Insight

    The focus will be to learn the principles through an applied case study and using an iterative and agile methodology.

  • Liked Nick Cochran
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    Nick Cochran - Better Experiences & Faster Development with an Enterprise Design System

    Nick Cochran
    Nick Cochran
    Design Practices Lead
    ExxonMobil
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Enterprise users are demanding great software experiences, but the demand seems to be outpacing the ability to supply designers at many companies. And even if you could meet demand, how do you maintain consistent user experience across an enterprise? Come hear the story behind how ExxonMobil introduced an enterprise-wide design system to help scale great UX practices, enhance designer/developer interactions, and accelerate development of applications across the company.

  • Liked Ricardo Viana Vargas
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    Ricardo Viana Vargas - Connecting Strategy Design and Delivery: Closing the Expensive Implementation Gap

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Executive

    Is your next strategic initiative doomed to fail? According to a Brightline Initiative's survey, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU, 2017) with 500 senior executive leaders across the globe, only one in ten organizations successfully reach all of their strategic goals. On average, organizations fail to delivery 20 percent of their strategic projects. Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director of The Brightline Initiative, will share some insights and key findings of the research and discuss what Leaders are doing to successfully deliver their strategic objectives. Ricardo will draw connections between the research findings and the Brightline’s 10 Guiding Principles to help organizations close the expensive strategy-implementation gap.

  • 45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    All transformations have to start from within. This session was an attempt to create awareness on Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Liked Nils Kappeyne
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    Nils Kappeyne - Winning Capabilities in a changing Energy Environment

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Executive

    Shell is one of the largest energy companies in the world, with a long history in Oil & Gas. The Oil & Gas market is known for its long (multi-year) projects and pay-back periods. However, the rise of renewable energy and a changing technology landscape requires doing business differently. One of Shell’s responses to the changing environment is embracing digitalization as an opportunity, and fundamental element of doing business. Nils Kappeyne (VP & CIO of Integrated Gas & New Energies) will share his perspective on how Shell is ‘acting its way into the future’. In this key-note, Nils will explain more about the ‘digital ventures’ that are part of Shell’s New Energies business, and share how a corporation with >90,000 staff is on its way to embed digitalization in the way we do business on a daily basis.

  • Liked Peter Jacobs
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    Peter Jacobs - From Doing the Things Right to Doing the Right Things

    Peter Jacobs
    Peter Jacobs
    CIO
    ING Netherland
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    ING has been undergoing a large-scale transformation with respect to how we work. From waterfall to end-to-end agile, from a few, large, manually controlled IT changes per year to ten thousands of fully automated changes per month. From outsourcing where ING thinks and partners do to co-sourcing where thinking and doing is distributed with the partners. We have become proud but intrinsically face the risk we focus too strongly on how we work and forget what we do. Hence the strong focus on strategy definition, a QBR process, and Obeya rooms being the start and end of design thinking.

  • Liked Aarron Walter
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    Aarron Walter - Story First

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Story is a profoundly important device to unite design teams around a shared product vision. This powerful communication tool helps us retain information and empathize with others. As companies scale and teams sprint through product iterations, it’s easy to lose sight of how your product should fit into the lives of your customers. The best way to keep everyone pointed in the right direction is with a clear, compelling story—a story that will unite and guide teams towards success.

    But how do we fold storytelling into our design practice? Aarron Walter uses real-world stories of product teams at Disney, Apple, Airbnb, Twitter, and more to show how storytelling improves team communications and elevates design practice.

  • Liked Teresa Brazen
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    Teresa Brazen / Deepa Bachu / Mary Wharmby / Poornima Girish / Reema Diwan / Sue Cooper / Sujitha Karnad - Women in Design & Tech Leadership

    45 Mins
    Panel
    Intermediate

    In a recent publication by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, it was found that gender diversity at top management levels improves companies’ financial performance - yet the numbers show that we're far behind in hitting goals of balancing leadership roles. Join an international panel of leaders from design and tech for presentations and a town hall discussion. Learn how these individuals develop goals and practices to move toward leadership equality while addressing the similarities and differences between American, European, and Asian cultures and the way we work together.

    Panel
    Sue Cooper, Co-Founder, Cooper
    Reema Diwan, Corporate Director - Technical Services & Interiors, Taj Hotel
    Mary Wharmby, Head of Design Transformation, BBVA
    Deepa Bachu, Co-Founder & CEO, Pensaar
    Poornima Girish, General Manager – Digital Development, Shell
    Sujitha Karnad, CEO, Sekai Solutions

    Facilitated by
    Teresa Brazen, Senior Director of Professional Education, Cooper