• Andy Bacon
    Andy Bacon
    schedule 8 months ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

     

    Are you a Scrum Master that has a strong affinity to sticky notes, dry erase markers, and other tools of Agile facilitation? Are you tired of seeing the same old blue painters tape on every kanban board? Want to learn some new facilitation techniques that you can use in retrospectives or to build awesome information radiators with your team?

    If so, join me for my session on the Super Agile Satchel.

    During the session, I’ll briefly talk about how the satchel came to be and its awesome contents.  Then we’ll jump right in to actual examples of information radiators that I created with the tools the satchel contains.  I'll discuss why choosing the right materials, colors, and sizes are critical to facilitation and creating information radiators that draw attention, are maintainable, and focus the team on what's truly important.

  • Camille Bell
    Camille Bell
    schedule 7 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    You're a Certified Scrum Master. Perhaps you are an Agile Manger, Agile Coach or Facilitator.

    Maybe you are newly minted or maybe you've been doing it a while, but either way you've noticed that not everything seems to work according the way the training or certification class implied it should.

    In this session, Camille Bell will explore what you weren't told in training, but need to know. Such as:

    • What assumptions Scrum makes that may not apply to your company or organization
    • Why some types of teams should not use Scrum and what they should use instead
    • How soon Scrum of Scrum stops scaling and what to use when it doesn't scale
    • Why some teams don't improve despite holding retrospectives
    • How to recognize the hockey stick burn down and what to do about it
    • What's a WIP limit and when it can be helpful
    • When estimation most helpful, when it's a complete waste and what to do instead
    • Why simple prioritization of a Product Backlog won't generate a Minimal Viable Product
    • Why the As a.., I want.. So that.. user story isn't enough and what you need to add
    • What are the critical missing practices your development team needs

     

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    Back to basics - improving the quality of your conversations and activities

    Chris Li
    Chris Li
    schedule 7 months ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Regardless if an agile team is just starting out or a seasoned crew, many groups not only need but also have a desire to improve their way of working.  This is challenging for these new as well as established teams if they have not revisited the fundamental elements and reasoning behind their team's activities.  These conversations and activities could potentially feel mechanical and impersonal at times as teams "go through the motions" and just try to make it through them.  This is a feeling we would all like to avoid, so let's explore some alternatives by going back to the basics. 

    This workshop will expose participants to some key principles, values and definitions that are present in teams that have the Agile Mindset.  Attendees will connect with other practitioners to explore and discuss their way of working in a dynamic setting.  Through these interactions, they will then work to identify a specific activity or conversation to focus on and collaborate with others to generate potential solutions.  We will wrap up the workshop by sharing these potential solutions, which participants could then bring back to their teams in the spirit of always trying to improve how they work.

    Participants in this session will identify and discuss specific activities and conversations regularly present on projects executing with an agile mindset.  They will then  revisit the fundamental elements, values and principles of popular frameworks.  Participants will then identify one activity that they could improve in and craft an "Improvement Pitch" to take back to their organization, leveraging the Inspection and Adaptation elements of Empirical Process Control. 

     

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