• Liked Alan Cooper
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    Alan Cooper - Working Backwards

    Alan Cooper
    Alan Cooper
    Founder
    Cooper
    schedule 1 day ago
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    45 mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Using examples from his award-winning design consultancy, Alan Cooper shares the secret to his success: working backwards. Working backwards means taking the time to ask the hard questions before wading into unfamiliar territory. It can be scary (and for some, frustrating), but it's the only way to innovate.

  • Liked Verna van Schaik
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    Verna van Schaik - If Agile Transformation was a Guinness World Record

    45 mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    I hold the Guinness World Record for the Deepest Dive by a Woman on Scuba. 221m). At first glance you wouldn't think there is much to connect the world of deep diving (in caves) with business - on a deep dive the risks include death, in an Agile Transformation physical injuries are rare ( we hope). A deeper look

  • 45 mins
    Case Study
    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? Aaron 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.

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    Gopi Kallayil - 9 Principles of Innovation at Google

    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Since its founding, Google has created six products that each have at least a billion monthly users. Google continues to innovate rapidly, and in many new areas. The organizing principles and cultural elements that drive this monster of innovation are a hot topic among designers. So what are they? Find out in this engaging talk by Google’s Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing.

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    Praveen Vajpeyi - Brand as Experience

    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Successful companies know that brand is about more than aesthetics; it’s a tool for building and reinforcing strong emotional relationships with their customers—across touch points, over time. When you focus on creating positive customer experiences in each of those moments, your brand benefits. In this talk, Praveen Vajpeyi will show you how to leverage the powerful, symbiotic relationship between brand and experience—so that you can build deeper, more enduring relationships with your customers.

  • Liked Mary Wharmby
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    Mary Wharmby - Transforming Organizations through Design

    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    New technologies are driving a revolution in customer expectations, fueling a wave of competition which threatens the very existence of businesses with aging structures, processes and cultures. Many companies are turning to methodologies like agile, big data and design to not only drive innovation but to attempt profound internal organizational change.

    This is the story of how design is helping transform BBVA — one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most traditional banks. At BBVA, design is not only creating more innovative products and services for customers, it is reshaping the organization and culture into a more customer-centric, collaborative and innovation-friendly entity.

    Because the story is still being written, this is not yet a case study but rather a report from the field and an invitation to the conversation. We will explore the changing role of design vis-a-vis business and technology, where design should live in our organizations, how to get the most impact out of design and how to grow an internal design culture — not just in the Design Department — but throughout the entire organization.

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    vinaya muralidharan - Psst...your data could be lying to you!

    vinaya muralidharan
    vinaya muralidharan
    Agile Coach
    Capgemini
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Lies, damned lies and Statistics!

    (the phrase is frequently attributed to the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli).

    Many of us work in environments that value Agility or are at least attempting to be more Agile.

    We frequently turn to data, metrics, reports to help us navigate through our complex software environments, to help make sense of what's happening, to support subjective information we see around us and gain insights about the way we work.

    But with the myriad of reports and metrics available to us, it is easy to misinterpret, over-analyze, overlook and generally make a big mess of things.

    Through this talk, I will present some of the popular Agile reports and metrics and how they can be misread.

    I will also share tips of how to counter some of these "lies".

  • Liked Puneet Khanduri
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    Puneet Khanduri - Democratizing Machine Learning at Twitter

    45 mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    Twitter has rapidly evolved in how we do Machine Learning over the last few years. We rapidly evolved from making incremental improvements to our existing Logistic Regression models to a wave of new Deep Learning architectures. At the same time, we were faced with the challenge of uneven distribution of ML expertise across the company. This is the story of the Cortex team that enabled this machine learning transformation across the entire company by making a set of careful strategic investments.

  • Liked Anand Bagmar
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    Anand Bagmar - Build your own MAD-LAB - for Mobile Test Automation for CD

    Anand Bagmar
    Anand Bagmar
    Director - Quality
    Vuclip Inc.
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    In this age of a variety of cloud-based-services for virtual Mobile Test Labs, building a real-(mobile)-device lab for Test Automation is NOT a common thing – it is difficult, high maintenance, expensive! Yet, I had to do it!

    Attend this talk to understand the Why, What and How I built my own MAD-LAB (Mobile Automation Devices LAB). The discussion will include –

    • Understanding the context,
    • Why no cloud-based solution worked for me,
    • The automation strategy for Android / iOS / Web platform,
    • The tech-stack (cucumber-jvm / Appium), and,
    • The core implementation to build your own MAD-LAB! (already open-sourced)
    • How this results in Continuous Delivery (CD)
  • vinaya muralidharan
    vinaya muralidharan
    Agile Coach
    Capgemini
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Product Owners and others responsible for creating and maintaining the Product Backlog often focus on functional items.

    With good engagement in the Backlog Management process from the Development Team and Architects, technical and architectural items also find their way into the Product Backlog.

    But what about the human-centric items related to accessibility, inclusivity, internationalization and sustainability?

    Through the talk and with the help of several supporting examples and a short exercise, I would like to highlight the importance of addressing these aspects in the Product Backlog. The examples will include examples of good and bad backlog items and design decisions.

    I will also share some tips on how Product Owners and supporting roles can work these aspects into the Backlog Management process. These will include some ideas from Design Thinking but will not be limited to that.

  • Liked Michael Chik
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    Michael Chik - Agile Project Management using Kanban

    45 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Adding value to Scrum projects as a Project Manager isn't easy. The common Scrum tenor is that the role "Project Manager" shouldn't exist, not in title and even less so in spirit. However, reality is that PMs or roles with traditional project management responsibilities are still more prevalent than agile servant-leader Scrum Masters or Kanban Flow Managers.
    So, if you find yourself in a position of being an [Agile] Project Manager or in a similar role, join my session to learn how you can add value and foster an agile system at the same time with Kanban. You will leave the session with hands-on techniques that you can implement the very next day to improve the way you and your team works!

  • Liked Mangalam Nandakumar
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    Mangalam Nandakumar - Why story points make no sense for a product company

    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    T-shirt sizing. Fruit Sizing. Planning pokers. You might be familiar with any or all of these estimation (relative sizing) techniques. Story points based estimations (along with velocity mapping) is touted as a predictable method to plan for software delivery. Teams are expected to get a good sense of the effort needed to deliver a piece of work by comparing estimates with references of similarly complex work they have delivered in the past.

    The accuracy of point based estimates fares more or less in the same range as sheer gut feel. So, the natural inclination for software teams is to try and make it more accurate than gut feel. Thereby, we obsess with breaking functionality into smaller byte sized stories. We freak out when there is "scope creep". We debate endlessly about ideal days vs. person days. We fuss over the specific visual representation for the burn-up or burn-down.

    Does it matter anymore how many days the team spent chipping hard at a feature that added no value to the business? Have we made agile teams into mini waterfall teams by focussing on the wrong metrics? Can product companies afford this?

    Process heaviness in product companies can cost a lot. We need to find better ways to invest in success metrics. We need to change the conversation from productivity to value add.

    My talk intends to challenge prevalent estimation practices and contest their validity in product companies. I will also introduce ideas around capturing relevant business metrics and sizing stories using business value.

  • Liked Nitin Mittal
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    Nitin Mittal - Design Led DevOps adoption using Double Diamond– An approach and Implementation

    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    It’s a common mindset to jump into “Solution to a Problem” without deep thinking about the problem. We know what the solution is but do we really know what the problem is, have we really empathized with customer to solve the wicked problems? That’s where Innovative design practices come into picture.

    Many of us have successfully adopted DevOps, some of us have started with the journey and some are still thinking about it. Irrespective of the stage you are in, you will benefit from moving towards “Design-Led DevOps adoption”. An approach which will “help you solve a problem” which “you didn’t know existed”.

    Design-Led DevOps adoption first focuses on understanding the problem, understanding customer needs, tap customer emotions and gain insights before designing and prototyping solution.

    In this session, We will talk about innovative way to apply design thinking, how it can be implemented and a case study of how it was applied to solve the DevOps problem.

  • Liked Siddharth Kulkarni
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    Siddharth Kulkarni - Dr Culture Shock - Or How I stopped worrying and embraced Org Culture

    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The org culture mantra is usually considered a silicon valley mumbo jumbo. Although many companies and teams rant about culture, very few in my opinion take it seriously. In this talk I would like to discuss the importance of Org culture and how it makes or breaks businesses and teams. I will lay out some key pointers that will help the influencers in the audience make decisions about their org or team culture. The talk will be in the context of culture in tech companies.

  • Liked Bernie Maloney
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    Bernie Maloney - Wipeout! Make *New* Mistakes

    Bernie Maloney
    Bernie Maloney
    Agile Coach
    Persistent Systems
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Ever feel like the market moves faster than your marketing team? Or, wonder how flexible your finance (& leadership!) teams would really be if self-direction glitched and blew $1M? Organizations introduce Agile believing it will lead in part to greater responsiveness and resiliency. Yet, why do so many fail to achieve those outcomes?

    It isn’t just that they’re structured and operated by default along hierarchical lines rather than by design for iterative work. Achieving the full benefits of Agile comes from shifting the culture and mindset of a whole organization, sometimes as radically as encouraging it to “Make New Mistakes.” This very philosophy was a driver in the fastest division in HP’s history to reach $1B, a hardware division that was focused on manufacturing operations, with razor thin margins, and markets that changed 3x faster than the development lead time.

    Through a series of short stories and exercises, attendees will explore 5 practices from that business which led to roaring success. We’ll probe their parallels in Lean / Agile practice. With each one, you’ll briefly self-inspect the state of your own organization, as well as create a backlog you can use to adapt in your “real world” beyond the conference.

    Do you have, or want, a vision that takes you beyond high performing teams, to a high performing, resilient business? Come hear how you can help your organization shift from mechanics that “do” Agile, and walk away with a feel for what’s possible when not just development, but a whole organization surfs the flow of “being” Agile.

  • Liked Maartje Wolff
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    Maartje Wolff / Fennande van der Meulen - Build an agile mindset, resilience and happiness@work

    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The only one who can make you happy and successful is you. One of the most important things for success, happiness and resilience is the right mindset. Carol Dweck did a lot of research about fixed and growth mindset. This workshop is based on her work. First participants will rank their feeling of pleasure, flow and purpose in work. After that we will immerse into the subject of fixed and growth mindset. Besides sharing our knowledge, insights from science and best practices, we will do a lot of tests and exercises so the participants can experience what kind of mindset they prefer. Besides that they get tips and tricks to work agile on a more growth mindset; because that mindset will add to their success and happiness. A free workbook is provided with the workshop. The workbook contains links to more background information and more exercises and 'how-to's to continue the journey, also after the workshop.

  • Liked Maartje Wolff
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    Maartje Wolff / Fennande van der Meulen - From Work Stress to Choose Happiness(@work)

    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Reducing stress and choosing happiness@work are two sides of the same medal. It is all about mindset and morale, engagement and relations and results and performance. How are you doing when it comes to your stress and happiness at work? This workshop is a 90-minutes combination of facts and figures about stress and happiness@work and a fun experience by playing the ‘serious’ game ‘Choose Happiness@work’.

  • Liked Bernie Maloney
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    Bernie Maloney - Bootstrap your Business Model - Business Agility on the Back of a Napkin

    Bernie Maloney
    Bernie Maloney
    Agile Coach
    Persistent Systems
    schedule 1 week ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    With every product we ship, we learn what we wished we’d known: what customers *really* wanted. What if you could gain those insights before beginning development? What if you could “unit test” a product idea? Or at a bigger level, what if you could “system test” your business idea/plan?

    Engineering teams are experiencing productivity gains of 30-300% when applying Agile and Lean practices and methods. These same Agile and Lean principles can be applied beyond engineering, to the business itself. Using a lightweight yet powerful tool, assumptions behind a business plan can be tested and iterated almost on-the-fly. With a hands-on exercise, attendees will learn how to build a map of any business ecosystem, and how to use it to check and iterate solution viability. Come experience the application of Agile to Business so you and your team can focus on your richest opportunities over chasing your competitor’s taillights.

  • Liked Henny portman
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    Henny portman - Will the project manager and PMO disappear in the agile world

    Henny portman
    Henny portman
    Partner
    HWP Consulting
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    I will focus on a possible transition of organizations who are introducing the agile way of working. Starting with a traditional project setup using permanent PMO (portfolio level) and a temporary PMO (project level). What will happen if the keep the team together as an agile team. What does that mean for the project manager. I will continue my story by adding an agile team. Coordination between the teams can be managed by a scrum of scrum. Still no need for a project organization with a project manager and a project board and no need for a temporary PMO. I add more teams and the coordination asks for a project manager. What dos this mean for a PMO? We can continue and institutionalize the coordination by using frameworks like Nexus, S@S, SAFe et cetera and has an Integration Manager, a Roadmap Manager or a Release Train Engineer and Product managers and Product Owners. I will add some new to be created teams (aks for a Project Manager to organise) et cetera. I will end with an overview and positioning of different agile frameworks and the role of the permanent PMO (focus portfolio management and Center of Excellence) in an agile world.

  • Liked Fennande van der Meulen
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    Fennande van der Meulen / Maartje Wolff - The power of purpose and storytelling

    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Introduction

    Having a clear purpose in both life and work is essential to happiness. And, science and business support this view. Companies with a clear purpose perform better than companies without. Purpose is increasingly mentioned as the key to navigate the volatile and complex world we live in. And, people with a purpose in their live longer and are healthier. However, finding your purpose, your personal and companies purpose, is not an easy task. In this workshop we discuss what purpose means and key elements of a sustainable and meaningful purpose. When playing the Happy Purpose Game, we elaborate the four steps to identify the company purpose and build your business around it.

    Outline:

    In this workshop we will immerse in the subject by playing the Happy Purpose Game. After sharing our knowledge, insights from science and best practices, we will play this game in small groups. By answering questions, role-plays and discussion participants will dive deeper into the subject. A free workbook is provided with the workshop. The workbook contains links to more background information and more exercises and 'how-to' s to continue the journey to purpose-driven leadership, also after the workshop.