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  • Liked Brian Robertson
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    Brian Robertson - Holacracy: Unleash Entrepreneurship in your Team

    Brian Robertson
    Brian Robertson
    Pioneer
    Holacracy
    schedule 9 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    How can the entrepreneurial spirit and culture scale beyond start-up size? Holacracy® offers a radical new answer to this question, in the form of a set of tested and customizable self-management practices. With Holacracy in place, every team member gains the ability to make meaningful decisions and drive change in service of the organization’s purpose. In addition to clarifying agreements and expectations, and increasing transparency, the Holacracy approach promises to fundamentally rewire your organization’s approach to power.

  • Liked Naresh Jain
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    Naresh Jain - Welcome Address

    Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    Founder
    XNSIO
    schedule 5 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    Welcome to Agile India 2019

  • Liked Rocky Woestenborghs
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    Rocky Woestenborghs - Scaling Enterprise Agility amidst Cross Border Merger

    30 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    ING has been a frontrunner in the banking industry for more than a century and aims to become 'one global ING' that delivers a consistent customer experience to all its customers across the globe. The bank has taken the first big step towards this ambition by uniting its two biggest countries – the Netherlands and Belgium. The project aims to create a single operating model across the border, with simpler, standardized processes and integrated activities that will improve operational efficiency and agility.

    While everyone acknowledges that mergers and acquisitions are an essential part of scaling an organization's impact, however, these are usually executed in a very top-down, waterfall-ish approach. Typically such initiatives don't embody any agile values or mindset. As a leader driving this change, Rocky will narrate the story of merging 2 agile organizations with more than 8000 people's workforce. He will share his experience on how the two countries are joining forces, pooling talent plus creativity to deliver one set of customer journeys on an integrated platform, that will result in a truly empowering customer experience.

  • Liked Jeremy Kriegel
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    Jeremy Kriegel - Sustainable Innovation - Moving beyond Jugaad

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Got a burning question you want an answer to and didn’t quite get it addressed during the day?

    This fishbowl-style conversation brings a select group of the day’s speakers and other invited Industry leaders to the stage to answer your questions about how to sustain innovation at scale. This is your opportunity to explore vexing questions about design innovation with our panelists.

    Here’s how it works:

    • You submit your questions to our volunteers during the conference.
    • We'll curate and short-list a few questions
    • Each question will be asked to the panelists and then discussed for 5 minutes.
    • After that, the audience votes on whether to continue the conversation for a few more minutes or move on.

    This is a session where you are in control. Also, this will be run as a fishbowl, which means anyone from the audience can join the panel if they want to contribute.

    Come ready to ask hard questions and get practical, actionable answers to your toughest questions.

  • Liked Shane Hastie
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    Shane Hastie - Business Agility - The Hard Questions

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Got a burning question you want an answer to and didn’t quite get it addressed during the day?

    This fishbowl-style conversation brings a select group of the day’s speakers and other invited Industry leaders to the stage to answer your questions about the what, why and how of business agility. This is your opportunity to explore vexing questions about business agility with our panelists.

    Here’s how it works:

    • You submit your questions to our volunteers during the conference.
    • We'll curate and short-list a few questions
    • Each question will be asked to the panelists and then discussed for 5 minutes.
    • After that, the audience votes on whether to continue the conversation for a few more minutes or move on.

    This is a session where you are in control. Also, this will be run as a fishbowl, which means anyone from the audience can join the panel if they want to contribute.

    Come ready to ask hard questions and get practical, actionable answers to your toughest questions.

  • Liked Jez Humble
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    Jez Humble - Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

    Jez Humble
    Jez Humble
    Owner
    Jez Humble and Associates LLC
    schedule 10 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    High performing organizations don't trade off quality, throughput, and reliability: they work to improve all of these and use their software delivery capability to drive organizational performance. In this talk, Jez presents the results from DevOps Research and Assessment's five-year research program, including how continuous delivery and good architecture produce higher software delivery performance, and how to measure culture and its impact on IT and organizational culture. They explain the importance of knowing how (and what) to measure so you focus on what’s important and communicate progress to peers, leaders, and stakeholders. Great outcomes don’t realize themselves, after all, and having the right metrics gives us the data we need to keep getting better at building, delivering, and operating software systems.

  • Liked Jacob Singh
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    Jacob Singh - Innovation at Scale: A Community of Purpose

    Jacob Singh
    Jacob Singh
    CTO
    Grofers
    schedule 6 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Executive

    Grofers doubled its revenue every 6 months for the last 2 years. In January of 2019, we did it in one month. During this time, we've gone through 2 funding crunches, brutal government regulation changes and the entrance of two behemoths (AMZ and WALL) as direct competitors.

    This talk will explore how to optimize the organization towards big bets, and how we have created a culture of risk taking, managed chaos and rapid alignment to push through changes like:

    • The 2nd largest membership program in India in 2 months
    • A sale we set up in 2 weeks that doubled our revenue
    • A logistic innovation which halved our cost AND errors within 3 months
    • Launched 600 private label products in 6 months

    If you struggle to get your teams to see the bigger picture, or work together on "the most important" thing, maybe this will be helpful for you.

  • Liked Amy Jo Kim
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    Amy Jo Kim - Using "Game Thinking" for Rapid Product Innovation

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Join us as design expert Amy Jo Kim shares advice from her new book Game Thinking.

    How are market-leading products born? What conditions set the stage for successful innovation?

    By definition, successful innovations reach a mainstream audience. But they never start off that way. That’s the paradox of innovation: the “typical” people in your market are not the same ones you need to “woo” when bringing your idea to life.

    That’s where Game Thinking comes in. Game Thinking is a proven system for accelerating innovation and creating products that people love...and keep loving. Game Thinking empowers product managers, designers, and entrepreneurs to engage customers deeply over time - using design techniques from hit games. Learn how to create products that empower your customers to get better at something they care about -- like playing an instrument or leading a team. Building on the principles of Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking, Game Thinking delivers powerful strategies that help you:

    • Keep customers engaged with a coherent, compelling journey to mastery
    • Build a product customers love using insights from high-need Superfans
    • Rapidly improve your product concept by testing and tuning the core experience
    • Build the right MVP for your product using the Game Thinking roadmap
  • Liked Dave Farley
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    Dave Farley - Taking Back "Software Engineering": Craftsmanship is not Enough

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Advanced

    Would you fly in a plane designed by a craftsman or would you prefer your aircraft to be designed by engineers? Engineering is the application of iterative, empirical, practical science to real-world problems. Craftsmanship is a wonderful thing, and as a reaction to the terrible abuses of the term Engineering in software development Software Craftsmanship has helped in our learning of what really works.

    The term "Software Engineering" has gained a bad reputation. It implies "Big up-front design" and "Mathematically provable models" in place of working code. However, that is down to our interpretation, not a problem with "Engineering" as a discipline.

    In recent years we have discovered what really works in software development. Not everyone practices approaches like Continuous Delivery, but it is widely seen as representing the current state-of-the-art in software development. This is because at its root CD is about the application of an iterative, practical, empirical, maybe even science based approach to solving problems in software development. Is this a form of software engineering?

    Software isn't bridge-building, it is not car or aircraft development either, but then neither is Chemical Engineering, neither is Electrical Engineering. Engineering is different in different disciplines. Maybe it is time for us to begin thinking about retrieving the term "Software Engineering" maybe it is time to define what our "Engineering" discipline should entail.

  • Liked Doug Kirkpatrick
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    Doug Kirkpatrick - Futurework: Managing Complexity With Simplicity

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Executive

    The keynote will explore the lessons learned from the journey of vanguard companies as they unleash the power of organizational self-management. Is it possible to adopt an organizational model linking mission-critical processes to individual stewardship without the need for traditional management and formal hierarchy? Is it possible to slash the direct and indirect costs of bureaucracy to achieve strategic competitive advantage? Is it possible to manage great complexity with simple principles? The answer to all of these questions appears to be yes.

    What you'll take away:

    • Learn How to Create a Highly Scalable Enterprise Without Bosses and Titles
    • Learn How to Drive Organizational Agility, Innovation and Resilience through Organizational Self-Management
    • Learn How Organizational Self-Management Can Create Strategic Business Advantage
    • Learn How to Slash the Costs of Management, the Least Efficient Activity of Any Enterprise
    • Learn How to Manage Great Complexity with Great Simplicity
  • Liked Chad Fowler
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    Chad Fowler - The Future of Software Development

    Chad Fowler
    Chad Fowler
    CTO
    Microsoft
    schedule 9 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    From autonomous vehicles, 3D printed rocket engines, and “affordable” consumer-owned satellites to rapid advances in AI and secure, decentralized electronic currencies, the past several years have shown us that the only prediction we can confidently make about the future is that it will arrive more quickly than any of us imagined. Yet with all of these major technological advances, the way we develop, test, deploy, and manage software has been incrementally changing over the years. Many of the most forward-thinking paradigms, practices, and technologies are based on concepts and even implementations created decades ago.

    How can software development itself benefit from the disruptive changes in technology in recent years? This talk will explore influences, tech trends and coming innovations which will change how we as an industry approach to software creation, maintenance, management, and even employment.

  • Liked Anita Sengupta
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    Anita Sengupta - The Future of High Speed Transportation

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    In the global marketplace that transfers knowledge at the speed of light, we have a massive time delay and that is modern transportation methods. The hyperloop is the first new mode of transport to be created in over 100 years. The motivation is to connect people, reduce congestion, and protect our planet by eliminating CO2 emissions from terrestrial transport. The hyperloop can best be described as space travel on the ground - a magnetically levitating, electromagnetically propelled, passenger vehicle in a vacuum tube. With the elimination of aerodynamic drag and surface friction, power consumption plummets, speeds can reach 700 mph, and waste and cost are minimized. With the use of autonomy the service is on demand and delays become a thing of the past. Dr. Sengupta will discuss how space-age tech coupled to the VC funded innovation environment are enabling the revolution in green transportation from suborbital rocket flights, to electric airplanes, to space travel on the ground with the hyperloop.

  • Liked Dan Makoski
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    Dan Makoski - Design for Prosperity

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    Prosperity is personal. For one person it’s inspirational and aspirational, for many others, the very thought of money inspires fear and dread. For design to be truly human we need to accept and address the varied and polarizing emotions around money. Join the conversation and see how, whether you’re designing for tech giants or the oldest banking institutions, retaining the human touch is key to empowering prosperity for everyone.

  • Liked Ray Arell
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    Ray Arell - Dealing with Unknowns

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Nothing rattles a company more than having unknowns, but this is mostly because we lack the situational processes and frameworks that enable us to maneuver effectively in uncertainty and complexity. This ultimately hurts our ability to deliver high customer value. In this talk, Ray Arell will outline the ways that you can effectively identify unknowns and use proven methods to gain knowledge quickly. This will include helping to identify the right decision-making context with Cynefin and other complexity methods. He will also discuss ways to establish experiments that can exploit novel and emergent behaviors to amplify you to high knowledge faster.

  • Liked Ray Arell
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    Ray Arell - Accelerating from Opportunities to High-Value Solutions

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Innovation programs within companies have fallen into the trap of chronic misuse of the word, to the point most programs are shoehorned into traditional project management frameworks that focus more on the word than addressing the needs of the innovator.

    In this talk, Ray Arell will talk about how to create the right environments and methods that allow true innovation to thrive. This will include an overview of Innovation Hubs, methods like Solutions Thinking, establishing networks of innovators via communities of practice, and other key methods/tools that can help to accelerate your time to value.

  • Liked Evan Leybourn
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    Evan Leybourn / Jeremy Kriegel - Presentation Karaoke

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Something a little bit different. There’s a great exercise for conference speakers (or anyone else) to practice their craft - Presentation Karaoke.

    Wikipedia describes presentation karaoke as “an improvisational activity in which a participant must deliver a presentation based on a set of slides that they have never seen before.” What it doesn’t say is that it is absolutely hilarious and fun to play. I describe it as; 1 minute, random topic, random slides — GO!

    You can step up and give it a try, or sit back and watch. Either way, you will not forget this!

  • Liked Hendrik Esser
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    Hendrik Esser - Organize for business agility - creating organizations, that thrive in a complex business world

    Hendrik Esser
    Hendrik Esser
    Special Projects
    Ericsson
    schedule 10 months ago
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    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    One of the challenges when driving business agility is the question of how a company should structure its organization to make it fit for the modern, complex business world.

    There are many opinions about this - but what is the right thing to do for you? How can you find a structure, that empowers people and teams? How can you keep your business "on track" at the same time?

    This workshop will empower you to answer that question for yourself:

    You will learn about different organizational models and structural approaches, their philosophies, advantages and disadvantages.

    You will learn about several concepts, that are key to increasing business agility in your company and you will learn about how the implementation of needed changes can be driven practically.

    The workshop consists of some conceptual/theoretical lectures, group work for experience exchange and exercises to experience and try out concepts and approaches.

  • Liked Gopinath Langote
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    Gopinath Langote - Confidently Releasing Microservices With Consumer Driven Contracts

    Gopinath Langote
    Gopinath Langote
    Software Engineer
    N26 GmbH
    schedule 10 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Many teams working with microservices need confidence they don't break functionality when making changes. System integration tests, functional tests, and sometimes manual tests are older ways to obtain that confidence. These processes may take more than 1 day or even more if different teams or a different company own the services.

    To ensure the same level of confidence and speed up delivery, we can create Contracts for integrations between consumers and providers. Contracts created by consumer services need to pass with every build going in production to guarantee the integrations between systems/services work fine. Checking these contracts in a CI/CD pipeline makes feedback loops even faster.

    A Contract is a collection of agreements between a Consumer and a Provider that describes the interactions that can take place between them. Consumer Driven Contracts (CDCs) is a pattern that drives the development of the Providers from its Consumer's point of view. It is TDD for microservices.

    This talk covers an end to end demo of contract testing between two microservices to show how to release microservices with confidence, get early feedback, speed up delivery, and comparison with other testing strategies.

    Happy CDC!

  • Liked Alex Sloley
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    Alex Sloley - The End is Nigh! Signs of Transformation Apocalypse

    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    schedule 11 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    How can an Agile Coach figure out when an Agile “Transformation” is going wrong? Are there signs that they might see, heed, and take action upon? Of course, there are!

    Hindsight is 20/20, but in the moment, these warning signs can be hard to see. Let’s explore some of the more common, and frightening, warning signs that your Agile “Transformation” might be exhibiting. We will discuss transformation provider types, frameworks, keywords, and other anti-patterns that might be signs that THE END IS NIGH.

    This session will review common themes and help familiarize you with the warning signs. Armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to plan as appropriate, to help navigate your organization through potential impending doom.

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    Alex Sloley - Liberating Structures... 36 tried and true facilitation techniques to amp up your org's collaboration

    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    schedule 11 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The communication tools of Liberating Structures will teach you how to facilitate the discussions your org needs. I am going to demonstrate how to use these techniques in the workshop. And all the attendees are going to be fully immersed and ready to wield their new knowledge the very next day at work.

    Come learn how to help your team(s), org(s), and company(ies)!!!

    For more information, watch my video at http://youtu.be/UNOjqMUv8h0

    A version of this workshop that was presented at Agile Tour Sydney 2016 is at http://bit.ly/2f4Bie8