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  • Bart den Haak
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    Bart den Haak - How to make OKRs Lean again

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    OKRs are a goal-setting, strategy execution tool that involves setting ambitious goals that lead to measurable results. The thing is, over the years, OKRs have gotten too complicated - they need to be put on a diet - and that’s where Lean OKRs step in. They are hyper-focused on one single OKR to rule all others. Often, OKRs are not set up for success and thus tossed aside. I can name four (and a half) common reasons why your OKRs aren’t working. Among them, the importance of finding a rhythm for making OKRs part of your way of working, leading teams with trust, and getting the foundation in place so teams aren’t running before they learn how to walk.

  • Steve Smith
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    Steve Smith - You Build It You Run It sounds great... but it won’t work here!

    Steve Smith
    Steve Smith
    Principal Consultant
    Equal Experts
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    You work in an enterprise organisation. You’ve got lots of delivery teams, and a central operations team that does deployments and production support. You need daily or weekly deployments. You need 99.9% reliability, and less than 1 hour to restore. You need a growth mindset, and learning culture.

    The good news is you can have it all with You Build It You Run It. It’s an operating model in which on-call product teams build, deploy, operate, and support their own digital services.The bad news is... well, for some, it’s a bit controversial. It’s a 15 year old idea that flies in the face of traditional IT, and still isn’t well understood in enterprise organisations.

    You’ll hear:

    • How You Build It You Run It can be proven to protect more revenue than it costs
    • How developers can be encouraged to try, and even enjoy, being on-call
    • How to clearly establish who to hold to account for reliability
    • How to build an effective, repeatable incident management process
    • How developers can spend most of their time on product features, not fires
    • How to balance demand and availability of specialist skills

    This talk demystifies You Build It You Run It fears, drawing on experiences from multiple enterprise organisations who’ve successfully implemented on-call product teams. It explains how to simultaneously achieve frequent deployments, high availability, and a high rate of learning across many teams and digital services.

  • Steve Adolph
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    Steve Adolph - Don't bulldoze the swamp for agile

    Steve Adolph
    Steve Adolph
    Senior Consultant
    cPrime, Inc.
    schedule 1 day ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    An enterprise is a diverse ecosystem, yet we often bulldoze that ecosystem imposing an agile framework to create a "consistent" mono-culture. The result is often a weakened organization that loses resilience.

  • Parul Bhargava
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    Parul Bhargava - Accepting to embracing change : An unknown tool to thrive in uncertain times

    Parul Bhargava
    Parul Bhargava
    Agile Coach
    Thoughtworks Inc.
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change "- Charles Darwin

    In life and work, we all experience change - big, small, good, bad, dramatic, sometimes it comes in a huge wave, and other times it trickles gently. Despite the presence of change all around us, individuals and organizations, by nature, are resistant to change. They would rather stay in their comfort zone and status quo than change

    Change is inevitable not only in life but in business too. The modern workplace is defined by constant change . Organizations are continually being forced to transform and evolve as a result of competition and technology. We may not always agree with changes, but when companies change, so must we.

    In this fast-paced world, being adaptive and willing to embrace change guarantees that we see change as an opportunity to learn, explore, and thrive even in the face of adversity.

    Research has shown that the ability to embrace change is key for growth in individuals and has a massive impact on the happiness and success of people.

    In this talk, through the medium of engaging storytelling, you will learn why do people resist change, explore a tool that aids in enabling change at an individual, team, and organizational level, and learn its practical application through a Case Study.

    HIGHLIGHT: You will discover and explore a new model, the "AAAAHA Model" (the original model of the speaker). It is a six-step model for embracing change, which will enable you to accept change naturally and use change as an 'opportunity' and 'strength' to transform your life.

     

  • Poulomi Nath
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    Poulomi Nath - Training and Coaching for Agile Mindset through Movies

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The aim of this talk is to introduce a technique of imparting knowledge about Agile Tenets to the non-initiated and/or team members who need reinforcement in their understanding of tenets of agility in teams, collaboration, XP practices and dependency resolutions in an agile par lance. The modus of operandi is to take a popular movie, which in this case is Lord of the Rings, and derive analogies from the movie that defines some core concepts of an agile journey with team, dependency resolution and a couple of agile engineering techniques including XP practices that are result driven in this era of distributed agile teams. The intent is to make it a fun session with an audio-visual link for deeper entrenchment and retention of the understanding it intends to impart. This sort of immersive learning with audio visual aims at connecting the learnings to existing neural pathways to create an understanding of the tenets of Agility in a language that everybody understands - "Movies and Fun".

  • Priya Malhotra
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    Priya Malhotra / Usha Ramaswamy - Hello, I’m Culture…Did you forget me in your transformation journey???

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Any transformation journey usually has a roadmap that focuses on process, tools, technology and people. Studies have shown that some key reasons why transformations fail are due to cultural aspects. However, culture is often ignored and we expect magic to happen quickly. Hence, a transformation needs to weave in culture shift as a critical part of the roadmap.

    We delve into…

    • What constitutes culture?
    • Why should a transformation look into culture shift?
    • A ‘culture gauge’ as a tool to calibrate the cultural aspects
    • The E3R model as a recipe to plan the culture shift journey
    • The elements of ‘thin slice’ and ‘1% improvement’ as key ingredients

    … we weave in our stories of failure, some good practices and envision how we would use the culture gauge and E3R model.

  • Abhishek Gupta
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    Abhishek Gupta - Are you ready to delete some YAML?

    20 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    The combination of Containers and Kubernetes has emerged as a de-facto standard for packaging, deploying and orchestrating applications. However, developers don't want the world to remember them as YAML engineers! Jokes apart, the (harsh?) reality is that Kubernetes app development workflows and specifications are dominated by YAML config which become harder to manage and maintain over time. Solutions such as Helm, Kustomize etc. help relieve some of the pain, but at the end of the day, they too are YAML-centric.

    What if you could replace YAML with good old code - the same way you write your applications? Well, cdk8s (short form for Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes) is an open-source CNCF project, that you can use to define "Kubernetes applications and reusable abstractions using familiar programming languages and rich object-oriented APIs"

    Get an overview of cdk8s and it's workflow, how to define your first cdk8s application and building reusable components called "constructs". You will also see "cdk8s in action" with some live-coding and demos!

  • Dushyant Sahni
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    Dushyant Sahni - Delivering chaos at scale

    Dushyant Sahni
    Dushyant Sahni
    Director
    Nagarro
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Wondering how organizations are getting the RoI of their chaos programs? 

    In this session, we walk through examples of how Chaos engineering is used by organizations. We will answer the following questions in this session:

    1. How organizations are scaling chaos and adopting shift-left pragmatically? 
    2. How do teams collaborate to maximize the value of a chaos engineering initiative?
    3. What are the challenges teams face while evangelizing the chaos initiative and examples of how they position the benefits of the program? 

    Overall the audience will have the following learning outcomes:

    1. Practical operational plans of typical chaos engineering initiatives
    2. Working models and critical roles for a typical chaos engineering initiative
    3. Examples to convey the RoI of the program
  • KRISHNA PRASAD
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    KRISHNA PRASAD - Seeking Business Agility - Neglect Middle-Management at your own Risk !

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Technology Companies seeking Business Agility go through some steps of Transformation. But few see the expected change across the entire organization. Most often it would get limited to few engineering teams claiming to 'Go Agile' while rest of the organization is battling in their own world. Or, with a lot of fan-fare, due to Senior Executive push, initial change efforts yield some results, but tend to lose steam. In either cases, there is a high probability that Middle-Management is not on-boarded to believe in and drive the transformation at scale. Our hypothesis is that this layer of management is the most influential.

    We propose a Growth Model for Middle-Management which not only addresses Personal Transformation but also will have the ability to drive change in the teams and across. One of the Model's core value is 'Managing Outside by Mastering Inside'. This is about Personal Development.

    Another Core value of the Growth Model is Leading Others with Growth Mindset at the center as well as with a higher level of EQ. This leads to personal development of team members but also increases Manager Productivity.

    Finally the Growth Model looks at Enhanced Customer Journey for Organizational Growth. 

  • Jutta Eckstein
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    Jutta Eckstein / John Buck - Experiment: How Can You Be Both Sustainable And Profitable?

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    It’s an emergency! The sea is expected to rise by 65 centimeters 2025-2027, coral reefs are expected to be extinct by 2030, and mass starvations are anticipated in the very near future. You want to help stop this development but are overwhelmed by the complexity of the problem.

     

    How can your company make a difference in increasing sustainability. How can it be a leader in coping with sustainability issues while still making money as a business? As a coach or manager, you’re often the one who drives and sustains the changes that will bring noteworthy, outstanding results. Yet, how do you sustain change within a team, across teams and departments, or even within the whole organization in ways that are reliable and safe enough to try? 

     

    Especially for a complex change, you will undoubtedly want to experiment with what is possible. Your steps may be small now but big if they are copied by others. In this session, we will help you experiment with how best to do experiments in your organization. What are the key skills and concepts you need for being a great experimenter? Well-disciplined probes (based on the hypotheses you’ve first created) can show you what’s working and what is not through one or several experiments. Probes help you make sense of both your current complex situation and even more important of the situation you are aiming for.

     

    In this workshop, we will work in small teams to develop probes around increasing sustainability in your organization. . The workshop will prepare you to execute your probes in your companies. We’ll encourage you to share results with each other - later, after the conference, so you can keep learning from each other. You will experience creating and improving probe designs and using the designs to create exciting new paths for action.

  • Poulomi Nath
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    Poulomi Nath / IFFAT MALIHA - Agility in Leadership - A Story

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The aim of this talk/mini workshop is to utilise a Story telling way of sharing our experience in the space of Leadership Agility. As the business world moved from the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world to BANI (Brittle, Anxious, Non-Linear and Incomprehensible) world, we as change agents have come to understand time and again the importance of having a leadership that supports “Being Agile” over “Doing Agile” in their organisations. So it has become more imperative that we design paths for leadership training and coaching that can enable leaders to embrace change with alacrity instead of compulsion. In this session we would give a glimpse of what Leadership Agility workshop might look like and what we had done for one of our customers in our organisation to enable tenets of newer ways of operating in the minds of leaders and important stakeholders for achieving a critical business goal

  • Jorge Luis Castro Toribio
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    Jorge Luis Castro Toribio - devops for agile coaching collaborative model

    Jorge Luis Castro Toribio
    Jorge Luis Castro Toribio
    agile coach
    NTT DATA
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    devops for agile coaching collaborative  model

    zurück zum Wesentlichen - back to basics

    In this paper we are sharing our experiences from the trenches about how we as a agilits ( agile coaches, scrum masters, ATFs. and so forth) can support, accelerate and collaborate with DevOps culture and practices adoption through a collaborative-work inverted Y model 

  • Nilesh Kulkarni
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    Nilesh Kulkarni / Ashish Pathak - Value Driven Digital Transformation

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Executive

    Digital disruption is all about how fast you can deliver customer and business value in a most efficiently to beat the competition. Most of the transformation efforts are spent on IT as a function and local optimizations but time to value goes far beyond only IT functions. Digital transformations need to focus on several aspects across business and IT. In this session, participants will learn holistic approach of transformation which enables the organizations to truly build products and services in a most disruptive, efficient and innovative ways.

  • Munish Malik
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    Munish Malik - Sandwiches, trash and doing the little things right

    Munish Malik
    Munish Malik
    Product Lead
    Equal Experts
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

     “When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it—but all that had gone before.”

    ― James Clear, Atomic Habits

    What we all see as a big transformation, is actually the sum total of all the little things that add up to such big events. Yet, how often, we ignore those little things, but instead keep trying to achieve the big transformation through large scale changes.

    In this talk, I explore the value of building trust and human connection, the power of little habits, and how, even the best intentions of doing the right thing and doing the thing right, can fail miserably if we don't address the issues at the system level.

  • 45 Mins
    Talk
    Executive

    Where will organisations be in 20 years from now? Actions we take today shape the future of organisations. What if, organisations become platforms for positive change, business and personal growth, and good in the world. 

    I think organisations today are having to make a bold change. We have seen it in the past.

    Throughout history, humanity has faced periods of chronic change. To meet these challenges, we worked together in an organised way. As a result, organisations have evolved into different shapes.

    Today we are facing another period of great challenge, what shape will organisations take next? I want to propose a shift in the paradigm, a real pragmatic change to the way we see organisations.

    Imagine an organisation shaped in a way where every person can truly be who they are and lead from a place of personal power and purpose. Imagine an organisation where employees and customers align around the needs of the world. 

    Is this too much to ask? And if not, how can it be done? 

    With people at the centre, the shape of organisations has the potential to evolve into platforms: platforms for positive change, for growth, for good in the world. And managers and leaders have a pivotal role to play in this new future. 

    In this session, Anna will present a new way of looking at the evolving role organisations play in our world. She will share a vision of the future of organisations as platforms, evidence where this change is already happening, and present an actionable take away for leaders and managers to start shaping a better future of work. 

    Let’s start a conversation on how we can move away from change as just a one-and-done tick-box exercise and instead focus on impact and implementing changes in a more meaningful way so that this next stage of evolution is a win-win-win for us all!

  • Abhigya Pokharel
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    Abhigya Pokharel - Agility in Times of Uncertainty

    20 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Organization Agility has always been a hot topic for the past couple of years. However, the recent pandemic has redefined the way of doing work and adopting to the new normal, while thriving business and not only sustaining it. The pandemic has stimulated a paradigm shift and has changed the way we interact with our surroundings and address customer needs. The focus is now into building a resilient agile organization and letting go of the traditional ways.

    In my talk, ‘Agility in Times of Uncertainty’ I shall be addressing the common issues that organizations are facing post pandemic and the ways they have built their resilience to bounce back after an adverse series of events. The talk shall also discuss about the importance of team work and collaboration to continuously drive change and innovation, while seamlessly adapt to changing market needs in the face of uncertainty.

  • Ashutosh Bhatawadekar
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    Ashutosh Bhatawadekar - The Lion King - How a Disney movie changed my approach towards Servant Leadership

    20 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    During the lockdown, I happened to watch the 2019 movie "The Lion King" . This movie was an eye opener to me and what I learnt in those 120 minutes truly amazed me. The movie has all the learnings & Trappings of What  Servant Leadership is all about.

    In the proposed talk, I try to bring this learning to all of you. This talk delves into the reason why Servant Leadership is the need of the hour in this crisis time. I draw inferences & inspiration from the movie "The Lion King" to drive home the relevance of Servant Leadership in our work life.

  • Christina Lovelock
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    Christina Lovelock - Retrospect Yourself!

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    This session will provide the opportunity to apply simple yet powerful techniques using pen and paper as they are discussed!

    With communication and collaboration being key to project delivery and organisational success, how we behave as agile delivery professionals is more important than ever. Every role within a team has two sides, what we do and how we do it. We must master both of these to become truly successful. Self-awareness is critical to becoming great at what we do, but what is it and how do we improve it? In this session we will look at the common behaviour traps we can fall into and discover visual retrospective tools that will facilitate self-reflection and improve self-awareness.

    Key Takeaways
     The purpose and power of retrospectives.
     Retrospective and reflection techniques which can be used to increase self-awareness.
     Become a great agile professional by focusing on your behaviours

  • Ashutosh Bhatawadekar
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    Ashutosh Bhatawadekar - Wheel of Change - Transforming Agile Coaching using the Personal Coaching model

    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    The Wheel of Change is a powerful tool created by award-winning coach Marshall Goldsmith, and is designed for individuals to assess their particular skills and behaviors, and therefore to plan their personal development.

    In this proposed workshop , I am going to cover, how this tool can be used and leveraged by Agile Coaches / Change Agents in their Transformation journey.

    The main benefit of this tool is

    1. Identifying the patterns & Anti patterns in an Agile coaching engagement
    2. Identifying the right items to be picked up for Coaching after prioritization
    3. Visualization of Coaching Strategy / Blueprint 
    4. Transparency in the overall Coaching process
    5. Formulating an Action Plan for Coaching

    The proposed session would be a Hands on session with more focus on participants to identify and prioritize the right items and create a Coaching Backlog

    The session can be conducted in the following 2 formats

    Option 1 : 

    In this option, we leverage the breakout room feature of meeting collaboration platform and slot the audience in groups of 5 to 6. In this format, the participants as a Group, brainstorm and identify the Coaching backlog and come back to the main room for a debrief.

    Option 2 

    Each person individually works on the scenario and builds a coaching backlog on the Wheel of Change template provided. Post completion of activity, we do a session debrief.

  • JOANNA Koprowicz
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    JOANNA Koprowicz - To be successful it takes much more than Agile methods

    JOANNA Koprowicz
    JOANNA Koprowicz
    SM
    Change Angel
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    20 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Many organizations focus all the energy on mechanics of Agile and blindly implement some techniques and practices. Frequently this leads to Agile becoming one of the wastes from Lean thinking. 

    Without a deeper understanding of the purpose behind those specific ways of working, the meaningful - behavioural change never happens. To avail of the true opportunities Agile offers, it’s essential that the organizations move beyond doing and implementing and understand the “WHY” behind we do something this way not the other, rather than just blindly following the process. 
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