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In this one-day Workshop, Dave Snowden, the creator of the Cynefin framework and famous in the agile community as an inspiring and sometimes controversial speaker, will address agility from the point of view of complexity. Participants will be exposed to a realistic approach that puts context before dogma and shows a future for Agile that goes beyond fighting over methods and towards a sophisticated application of agility in organizations.

This class will offer an introduction to the Cynefin framework by its creator: the Cynefin framework is a transformational idea that uses a situation-specific approach to making sense of the world in order to act in it, and ensures effective work, decision making, and management even in complex and uncertain environments. For Agile practitioners, this framework supports effectively tailoring methods and practices to different situations. Cynefin-informed methods and practices help Agile organizations harness change and turn complex situations into a competitive advantage for customers and the business.

DateTime: This workshop is scheduled on Oct 12th and 13th from 2 PM to 6 PM IST (4 hours each day)


Learning Outcome

  • What is complexity and what makes it different?
  • How can we develop practices based on general principles of complexity science, anthropology, evolutionary biology, and cognitive science?
  • How have things changed for Agile since the Agile manifesto?
  • How can we manage for the complex and the unpredictable?
  • What is the Cynefin framework?
  • How do we incorporate change and transformation in the way we approach organizations and strategy?
  • Where do Agile methods fit in the context of Cynefin?
  • How do you adapt fast in a complex environment?

Target Audience

Executives, Leaders, Managers, Coaches

schedule Submitted 3 years ago

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  • Danny Kovatch

    Danny Kovatch - The new era of the Scrum master

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    When the concept of a Scrum master was introduced to the world, it was way too far to digest. Having a coach to a team was a new time that hardly anyone could understand how to implement in a technical world. Even going back one step for being a trainer who train the team was a mission that not all the companies and the team could understand its benefits, so another one step backward was needed to be done to a facilitator. Along the time , more and more teams became more Agile mature hence the role of a Scrum master could have been gained into the right direction to again become the coach of the team.

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  • Anand Bagmar

    Anand Bagmar - Visual Validation - The Missing Tip of the Automation Pyramid

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    The Test Automation Pyramid is not a new concept.



    The top of the pyramid is our UI / end-2-end functional tests - which simulate end-user behavior and interactions with the product-under test.


    While Automation helps validate functionality of your product, aspects of UX validations can only be seen and captured by the human eye and is hence mostly a manual activity. This is an area where AI & ML can truly help.


    With everyone wanting to be Agile, make quick releases, the look & feel / UX validation, which is a slow, and error-prone activity, quickly becomes a huge bottleneck. In addition, with any UX related issues propping up cause huge brand-value and revenue loss, may lead to social-trolling and worse - dilute your user-base.


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    First time in India! The latest 2020 version of this popular simulation (ran at 45 conferences in 15 countries).

    This train-the-trainer workshop will prepare you for many successful facilitations of DevOps Culture simulation and give you access to the licensed training material (PowerPoint slides, handouts, flipcharts design etc). You will learn to run effective debriefing with your groups and help them connect learning from the simulation with solutions to the real-life challenges in their organization.

    The simulation is designed for a broad audience, enabling participants to gain the insights into the “Why” and the “What” of the DevOps before jumping into the “How”. Through this powerful role-based simulation, participants experience the benefits of cross-training, learn to eliminate silos, "shift left" on security, adopt systems thinking and practice optimizing the flow of value from business to development and to IT operations.

    Become one of the DCCT holders - DevOps change agents who are able to create the DevOps Culture simulation experience, providing participants with additional insights into taking the next steps to embracing DevOps mindset and leading organizational change. Guide your workshop participants through the experiential discovery of the following practices: optimizing flow, amplifying feedback loop and growing safety culture. Deliver real-life examples from medium to large size organizations, latest findings from the State of DevOps report and key ideas from “The Phoenix Project” by Gene Kim.

    This unique simulation uses cognitive neuroscience principles, game design theory and elements of “Training from the Back of the Room” framework.

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  • Anna Obukhova

    Anna Obukhova - Neuroscience for Product Owners

    Anna Obukhova
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    schedule 3 years ago
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    We usually underestimate how difficult the Product Manager or Product Owner role is. If we think about how much energy and how much brain they need to be able to generate creative ideas, be full of insights and handle market feedback – this is definitely the hardest role ever. Hopefully we have research in neuroscience that helps to understand how insights happen, how to improve decision making and how not to fall into confirmation bias (and some other biases that spoil how clear we see the situation). This talk will share ideas and tools that will help Product Managers to create even better products and keep brain fresh and creative.

  • Pragyan Misra

    Pragyan Misra - Artfully Empathize - Enable Design Thinking using Neuro-Linguistic Programming(NLP) Techniques

    Pragyan Misra
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    The Agile Manifesto establishes a set of four values that are people-centered and results driven. As we all know, while there is value in the items to the right, we value the items on the left more. In my workshop, I will focus how the agile value "individuals and interactions over processes and tools" is leveraged during the design thinking using neuro-linguistic programming techniques.

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    How do we understand what our customers/stakeholders need from us?

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    How do we develop the art of asking the right questions with empathy?

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    Welcome to the exploration journey of being artfully empathetic!

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