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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 1 year 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 1 year 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
    Technology Advocate
    Google LLC
    schedule 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 Talia Lancaster
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    Talia Lancaster / Angie Doyle - T-minus 10… 9… 8… We have lift-off!

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Getting new teams to work together is hard. Really. Hard.

    Is it because there is so much hype around new Agile teams? Or is it because there is such a focus on “doing things right” (or “doing” Agile right), that we forget about the people actually doing the work? Regardless of the reason, before we can change the way people work... we need to focus on the things that are important for teamwork to work!

    We believe that the key to high-performance teams is creating an intentional culture that respects and embraces diversity - whether it be race, gender, class, culture, age, beliefs, language, skills or background. So join us as we explore the Team Canvas – sort of like a Business Model Canvas for teamwork - covering nine essential teamwork elements:

    • Purpose - Why we are doing what we are doing?
    • People & Roles - What are our names, roles and responsibilities?
    • Common goals - What do we as a group want to achieve together?
    • Personal goals - What do I as an individual want to achieve?
    • Team values - What do we really stand for and believe in?
    • Needs and expectations - What do each of us need to be successful in a diverse team?
    • Rules & Activities - How do we communicate and keep everyone up to date?
    • Strengths & Assets - What skills do we have in the team?
    • Weaknesses & Risks - What are the weaknesses we have, as an individual and as a team?

    We will walk through our agenda for team lift-offs, facilitation posters and preparation work required, materials needed, and facilitation tips and tricks. All packaged in a handy pocket guide, that you can use to explore tried and tested techniques for each essential element. We will also have an opportunity to practice some of these techniques during the session.

    Get ready to lift-off your team in T-minus 10... 9... 8...

  • Liked Sohan Maheshwar
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    Sohan Maheshwar - Voice Design: How designing for voice is different from designing for screens

    Sohan Maheshwar
    Sohan Maheshwar
    Alexa Evangelist
    Amazon
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    This talk provides an overview of the history of design in technology, highlighting what we have learned over the years in developing for a screen. Designing for the ear is different from developing for the screen though. This talk establishes best practices for voice-first design contrasting them with GUI design principles. You will learn of the similarities and differences when developing for voice, compared to screen-oriented mediums. Learn how to create engaging experiences where customers can speak in their own words, receive individualised responses, and easily find what they need via voice.

  • Nick Tune
    Nick Tune
    Tech Lead
    Navico
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    If you’re a software developer or architect who wants to play a more influential role in ensuring your software systems are optimised to support business goals, then you need to learn about the benefits and techniques of modern strategic domain-driven design.

    Many people think that DDD is about software design patterns, but that’s only a small part, and the least important part of DDD. In fact, Eric Evans wishes he’d focused more on the strategic aspects of DDD in his famous book (Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software) and pushed the tactical coding patterns to the back!

    Strategic domain-driven design is about truly understanding the business domain. It involves collaboratively modelling business processes using advanced modelling techniques, like Event Storming and Domain Storytelling, with domain experts on an ongoing basis.

    One of the core outcomes of strategic DDD is identifying cohesive modules, known as bounded context. Bounded contexts help you to create a maintainable, comprehensible codebase by isolating dependencies and delineating concepts that reference different classes of business value.

    In this talk, you’ll see many of the most effective bounded context design heuristics, recurring patterns in the wild, and you’ll learn how to facilitate those vital modelling sessions so you can lead the adoption of strategic DDD in your organisation.

  • Liked Oana Juncu
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    Oana Juncu - Agile and Meaning - Building Shared Leadership

    Oana Juncu
    Oana Juncu
    Executive Coach
    Coemerge
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Throw a purpose in a middle of a crowd, it will start t self-organise. Act in a purposeful way is not an easy attitude in a business environment driven by compliance rather than by meaning. Larger the entreprise, more is the purpose diluted into process. This workshop offers a perspective of meaning as a powerful change agent and a framework of shared leadership development to offer alignment between actions and purpose.