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  • Nick Hadjinicolaou
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    Nick Hadjinicolaou - Scaled Agile … Is it really worth the investment?

    30 Mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    A number of organisations have implemented Scaled Agile of various forms, but what problems are they really trying to solve? and is it really worth the investment? In this presentation a look at the various scaled methodologies available to support strategy execution and the problems they are trying to address. Things to look out for and things to consider like the importance of cultural change when embarking on the Scaled Agile Journey. This presentation will cover lessons learned from an implementation, why a hybrid scaled model is needed and tips if you are about to start an implementation. It will cover how industry certifications help and where to find resources to support your journey.

    It will also cover the difference between being and doing Agile, Agile Portfolio Management and Agile practices that can be applied to both traditional and non-traditional approaches to improve Organisational Agility.

  • Adam Thompson
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    Adam Thompson - Are You Ready? The Inner Game of Agility

    Adam Thompson
    Adam Thompson
    Principal
    Thompson Organisations
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The outer world of agility; the processes, methods, philosophies and approaches are crucial.  And they are half the game.  

    The other half is the inner game of agility - not just the mindsets and beliefs, but the fundamental human identifies and sense-making of the world.

    The field of adult development is becoming more clear on what is needed to be able to function at a truly robust and flexible level.

    Learn the fundamentals of this inner game through Adam's trademark accessible language and style, and the practical actions you can take for yourself and your groups to develop the identity and sense-making required for what agility demands of us.

  • David Clifford
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    David Clifford - Want Agility in your organization? Ditch the process and frameworks, focus on the people!

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Why do so many Transformational initiatives fail?

    Why does anxiety spread through your organisation when another Transformational initiative is announced?

    When trying to introduce agility in organisations, the guiding principle should be "People and interactions over Frameworks and process".

    We will explore why introducing agility into your organisations should be people-centric, emergent and containing multiple layers of feedback. We will examine how to create the conditions to amplify agility within your organisation and empower your people. 

    To leverage Business Agility within your organisation, it needs to be people-powered!!

  • Lesley Parker
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    Lesley Parker - adaptive joy- bringing people together to achieve outcomes

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Imagine if we were able to bring organisations to change direction like a school of fish or a murmuration- how do we create environments that enable people to do great things?

    Experiments I've completed, things I've learnt

  • Orod Semsarzadeh
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    Orod Semsarzadeh - Create a sustainable solution with the Kanban Maturity Model.

    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Orod is an Agile Coach, public speaker, Accredited Kanban Trainer, Scaled Agile Consultant, Scrum Master, and food vlogger.

    Since 2013, he has helped many organisations in various industries to design sustainable systems and supported them in improving their business agility gradually.

  • Jessica Fazackerley
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    Jessica Fazackerley - The Power (and fun) of Lean Thinking

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Lean Thinking is one of the greatest cultural Improvement methodologies that creates huge change easily. Join me for an interactive session where you will experience the power of Lean Thinking through fun!

  • Saman Attarian
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    Saman Attarian / Ben Smart - The Inner Game of Leadership: An exploration of Inner Developmental Goals

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    We are complex individuals operating in a VUCA world (VUCA²), but we are not trained as professionals to deal with this level of complexity. Leaders need to possess not only technical skills and competencies but also a strong inner capacity to navigate complexity and ambiguity effectively. This workshop will use a paired gallery walk, small group discussions, and all-group sharing to introduce participants to the Inner Developmental Goals framework, a set of inner abilities that can be developed to enhance leadership effectiveness. The workshop will provide practical tools for participants to improve their inner game of leadership.

  • Mansoor Mohammed
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    Mansoor Mohammed - Hybrid Scaling of Agile: A New Way to Support Strategy Execution

    30 Mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    Often in Agile transformations, organisations use off-the-shelf scaling frameworks. But these frameworks have limited success when deployed as-is and should be customised to cater for varying needs across people, processes, and technology. A hybrid scaling of the agile approach, evolved and deployed iteratively, helps adapt to these needs — informing how practices, teams, interactions, and value streams should be designed. The execution of strategy continues to be a challenge for most organisations, with some looking to new ways like Hybrid Scaled Agile approaches. What is a Hybrid Scaled Agile approach?

    In this presentation, Mansoor will explain this and cover some examples of Scaled Agile frameworks and how these can support the implementation of the strategy by incorporate changes to.

    • Organisational structure
    • Leadership style and management
    • Development approaches
    • Funding and governance structures
    • Continuous learning and innovation culture

    Mansoor will also cover what some of the Hybrid approaches are and what this means: Agile and Lean Portfolio Management, participatory budgeting, guardrails, portfolio performance aspects and ways to improve strategy execution.

    Concepts and knowledge levels for this event are people new to strategy, students and emerging strategy professionals. No prior knowledge of the IASP Body of Knowledge or strategy frameworks is required.

     

  • Craig Brown
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    Craig Brown - Talking about value

    Craig Brown
    Craig Brown
    CEO
    Everest Engineering
    schedule 2 months ago
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    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    How often do you find teams drifting off target? How often are stakeholder expectations not met? How often does work done fail to amount to anything meaningful? 

    Often the root of the problem is people haven't been telling the value story frequently or clearly enough.

    And the barrier to that is we actually struggle to tell a simple sharp version of the value of what we are working on. 

    Go on, test yourself right now. Write down the value of the program you are on right now. Do it in one or two sentences. Does it pass the grandma test? 

     

    This session will cover the issues, share some tools and collectively iterate on telling our value stories. 

    You'll walk away with improved ability to align your team and stakeholders,and improve your chances to make an impact on the world. 

  • Ally Duncan
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    Ally Duncan - The scales of the chameleon - how to secretly scale your organisation

    Ally Duncan
    Ally Duncan
    Portfolio Delivery Manager
    HAMBS
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    The scales of the chameleon - how to secretly scale your organisation

     
    Agile, scrum, sprints, stand ups, retrospectives...
     
    These are now often considered dirty terms associated with negative connotations, the eye roll, the glazed look, or the "here we go again"
     
    These terms have often been overused, used out of context, used incorrectly or weaponised to push an agenda.
     
    And now, as scaling is on the rise and on many organisational agendas, the issues with misuse and misconceptions are also being scaled and are compounding.
     
    So how do we avoid these issues and overcome the impact on individuals and organisations? 
     
    In this informative session, we will share stories, tips and show you how to put on your chameleon suit to influence agile at scale within your organisation without even the use of the word agile.
     
    Different terminology, same great outcomes!!
  • Adam Wensor
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    Adam Wensor - Aligning the Organisation, Embracing Customers and Empowering the Role: Triangulating for Product Management Success

    Adam Wensor
    Adam Wensor
    Product Manager
    Everest Engineering
    schedule 2 months ago
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    60 Mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

    In late 2022, we interviewed a suite of Product Managers and execs/senior leaders that work in partnership with Product Managers. Some sobering truths surfaced around how the Product Manager role is perceived by those holding the position, together with their partners in industry. Three key themes (and multiple sub-themes) emerged around what frustrates Product Managers and their stakeholders, together with key blockers that stand in the way of progress. In consideration of how each is addressed, hypotheses will be workshopped and shared.

  • Dr Amanda Keenan
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    Dr Amanda Keenan - 41 Shades of Design Thinking for Agile

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Customer centricity and design thinking are integral to Agile team methodologies such as SAFe. 

    LUMA Institute have developed 41 different methods to apply design thinking to Agile practices like:

    • Ways to kick off a sprint by exploring future possibilities
    • Ways to inform and invigorate daily scrums, standups, and other team meetings
    • Ways to groom a backlog, prioritize tasks, and clarify requirements
    • Ways to keep customers top-of-mind throughout a project
    • Ways to collaborate with customers to understand their needs and expectations
    • Ways to incorporate iterative feedback loops through rapid prototyping and testing
    • Ways to frame business challenges & respond to changes or requests
    • Ways to enhance retrospectives and reviews through regular reflection
    • Ways to improve cross-functional collaboration, communication, and teamwork

    In this interactive, fun, and dynamic session we will apply just 3 of the LUMA methods, focusing on understanding stakeholder needs as the foundation for a successful and well-governed project. 

    We will focus on 

    1. Ways to keep customers top-of-mind throughout a project and
    2. Ways to collaborate with customers to understand their needs and expectations
  • Sally Sloley
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    Sally Sloley - AICAnon: Uncovering the AIC Conspiracy

    Sally Sloley
    Sally Sloley
    Agile Coach
    Sally Sloley
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    This talk is a parody where I, AICAnon, an agile whistleblower, discover the AIC hiding in plain sight here in Australia. I'll share my discoveries and uncover their plot, one point at a time. Then I'll share my thoughts on what we can do to counteract the horrors that they have spread throughout our companies and hopefully prevent further spread of this infestation.

  • Erin Soo Kee
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    Erin Soo Kee - Crafting a Killer Sprint Goal

    Erin Soo Kee
    Erin Soo Kee
    Head of Customer Strategy
    GravityLab
    schedule 2 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    We all dream of that utopian sprint goal. You know the one that is focussed on customer impact, shippable at the end of the increment, and created collaboratively with the team?

    In this workshop, I'll share with you my approach to collaboratively crafting killer sprint goals with your teams, and provide you with my canvas to facilitate it.

    No matter where your team is on the maturity scale, this workshop will show you how to continuously improve your sprint goals, keep your team focussed on the customer, and measure that improvement over time.

  • Anita Schneyder
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    Anita Schneyder - Empower You

    60 Mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

    'Empower You' will help individuals empower themselves and their colleagues in confronting challenges faced in their personal and professional lives. We discover the concept of Power Triangles, a mindset and personal effectiveness tool which helps us to understand that we all play different roles in life and some of these roles are empowering and disempowering and each role brings its own rewards and costs . We explore six different characters (some you may recognise) the Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor, Masterful, Teacher and Persecutor and explore the power dynamics at play between them. With multiple applications this tool is strongly applicable to teams and the culture they choose to operate from and will help you to: - Increase your personal effectiveness and get the best out of yourself. - Understand how to empower yourself and others. - Notice and shift unhelpful and disempowering thinking patterns. - Help to understand your personal power in responding to tough situations/ conflict.

  • Daniela Amuchastegui
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    Daniela Amuchastegui - An Outcome-Driven approach to Business Agility  (and get your Transformation team to "drink their own champagne"!)

    Daniela Amuchastegui
    Daniela Amuchastegui
    Agile Consultant
    Modern Work
    schedule 2 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Sometimes it is not simple to demonstrate the Business impact of the Agile Transformation, and it is not easy for the organisation to understand the incremental value that the new Ways of Working is creating.

    This workshop will help you see the connection between Business Outcomes and the Transformation backlog, getting our hands dirty and work at " user stories" level. As Transformation agents we will apply a value driven, iterative and incremental approach, practicing what we teach Agile teams to do: Focus on what provides highest value to the customer, and deliver the change the organisation needs early and often.

    We will also explore a software tool designed to assess, measure, and provide visibility into our Agile Transformations. This can help us to provide transparency and align teams and leadership on the capabilities needed to build impactful, sustainable business agility.

  • Stephen Gleeson
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    Stephen Gleeson - High Performance Teams: Characteristics, Communication, and Impact

    Stephen Gleeson
    Stephen Gleeson
    Agile Coach
    Oz Minerals
    schedule 2 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    This presentation delves into high-performing teams’ characteristics and the communication strategies that enable them to reach their full potential. The presenter discusses the key factors contributing to a high-performing team, including effective communication, collaboration, and a shared vision. The presentation then explores the role of communication in team performance, including the VAKOG communication model and the impact of perception on our communication styles. The presenter also explains the concept of conscious vs unconscious thought and how this thought processes impact team dynamics.

    The second half of the presentation focuses on the cause-and-effect relationship between high-performance teams and their impact on an organisation. The presenter highlights the various benefits of high-performing teams, such as increased productivity, improved morale, and enhanced innovation. The presenter also emphasises the importance of recognising and addressing the unconscious biases that may hinder team performance.

    Throughout the presentation, the audience will gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to create a high-performing team and the critical role that effective communication plays in achieving this goal. The presentation will conclude with practical tips and strategies for building and sustaining high-performance teams in any organisational context.

     

     

     

     

    The target audience for this presentation is likely professionals in various industries and fields, such as managers, team leaders, human resources personnel, and executives. It may also be relevant to employees at any level interested in improving their teamwork skills and understanding the dynamics of high-performing teams. The presentation is designed for individuals who want to learn practical strategies for building and sustaining effective teams in their workplace or organisation. It may also be helpful for those involved in team-based projects or initiatives who want to learn how to communicate and collaborate more effectively with their team members.

  • Susan Abishara
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    Susan Abishara - Is This The End of Agility?

    Susan Abishara
    Susan Abishara
    Global Agility Director
    FROMHEREON
    schedule 4 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Is This The End of Agility?

    Is that too provocative a question for an agile conference?

    I hope not. Surely this is exactly the place where we should be discussing such things?

    Are you afraid of this question? Is the agile community afraid of this question.

    We shouldn’t be afraid of it of critical thinking and less than positive results.

    Agile is based on empiricism which is evidenced based just like medicine and science.

    Medicine and science both embrace positive and negative test results to get better.

    If we also believed in evidenced based results why would we be any different?

    Perhaps this is the question we need to step change an organisations chances of success?

    Join me, lets debate this question.

    I will tackle this question in 5 key parts

    • Is this the end of agility, what went wrong?
    • Who has achieved agility mastery and what do they do differently
    • What is agility and what are the most common pitfalls
    • Helping organisations put the why into their agility journey
    • How to custom design your agility journey for success

    I have written a book on this very topic – I will have 20 free signed copies for people who attend my session

  • Elijah Eilert
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    Elijah Eilert - INNOVATION ACCOUNTING - Financial and Mission Impact Modelling that works for Innovation/Agile Projects!

    Elijah Eilert
    Elijah Eilert
    Founder
    Innovation Metrics
    schedule 3 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Financial forecasts for startups and corporate innovation initiatives are notoriously unreliable. But instead of throwing them away entirely, innovation accounting allows us to create a meaningful financial (& mission impact) model under high uncertainty. Whether you have a UX background and are a bit weary of spreadsheets or you have a financial background and are not sure what to make of qualitative insights, you will learn how to bridge the gap between innovation/design teams and finance/sponsors and make better decisions.

  • Frank Buechele
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    Frank Buechele - One Minute, One Hour, One Day - building relationships and partnering across the organisation

    Frank Buechele
    Frank Buechele
    Founder
    Convivial Ideas
    schedule 1 month ago
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    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    You've got your agile boots on and your Scrum is buzzing with excitement. You're excited about delivering value but is the rest of your organisation on board. This session will take you on a journey to consider what is the best way to engage the broader organisation as you evolve from a service provider to a true partner

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