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  • Liked Raquel Silva
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    Raquel Silva - The 4 Horseman of Toxic Behaviour

    Raquel Silva
    Raquel Silva
    Agile Coach
    JP Morgan Chase
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    Toxic behaviours in a Team cause damage to the Team. Affecting their performance, causing high levels of stress and demotivation. Conflict Navigation is one of the biggest challenges within the Teams. Can you help them to overcome this challenge? Are there any antidotes?

    When a Team member shows a toxic behaviour, how the Team reacts to it? Can we educate the team and help them as a System to overcome these challenges? As a Scrum Master or a Coach, our main mission is to help out teams to be their better selves. By the end of this workshop, you should be able to help your team to be better prepared to deal with conflict.

  • Liked Venkatesh Rajamani
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    Venkatesh Rajamani - Liberating Structures : How we unleashed collaboration to enable Organizational Agility !

    90 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Intermediate

    About Liberating Structures

    Liberating Structures offer a revolutionary solution to collaboration in groups. Invented by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless, Liberating Structures are a set of microstructures (33 at the moment) that use a handful of simple rules to unleash and involve everyone - no matter the size of the group.

    About the CASE:

    In this CASE study, I will demonstrate the power of Liberating Structures in 90-mins quick Immersion using Strings (I will string 5 LS together to solve a problem to demonstrate participants how we used them in one of the Organizations that I worked to enable Organizational Agility. We used a string of LS and involved 3 in a box leaders to unleash collaboration among the 3 in a box leaders ( Program, Product & Engineering) and enabled the leaders to build consensus and unleashed collaboration.

    PS:

    There won't be any slides for this workshop. The entire activity will be demonstrated using number of LS.(Strings) and the participants will be able to easily apply them at their work.

    You could find some pictures of LS workshop from the website of mine. I am happy to provide more information if you want. I have been running the same as part of my meetups.

    Format of Running:

    Participants will be engaged throughout the session using the Structures mentioned below. For the detailed session, Please refer the Structure of the presentation.

    When can we use them?

    1. We can use LS to engage and achieve 100% participation from a Larger Crowd

    2. Build Consensus from different groups

    3. A Facilitation Technique that unleashes the power and intelligence of people.

    Where I used them?

    I used LS when i was working with one of the Financial Product Companies on their Agile Transformations journey. We brought the 3-in-a box leaders together using the LS Structures and we are going to demonstrate them with a simulation of the same during this 90 mins hands on session.

  • Liked Jayaprakash Puttaswamy
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    Jayaprakash Puttaswamy - "Leadership Coaching " - LIVE DEMO and Coachability Assessment tips

    90 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Advanced

    Coaching leaders is an art and a science. While attempting to coach leaders (especially the CXOs and senior leaders), it is very important to assess the coachability aspects of the leaders before proceeding.

    In this hands-on workshop, I would be sharing a few tips on assessing coachability aspects. I would also demonstrate LIVE, a few coaching conversations with leaders (participants need to volunteer to be coached).

    In addition, participants can practice what they learn through coaching simulations with peer participants.

  • Liked Lalita Chandel
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    Lalita Chandel / Amol Jain - The secret sauce of Team Symphony !

    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    The famous quote from H.E. Luccock - “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it" strongly resonates in our mind advocating the need of building strong effective teams. Similarly, Michael Jordan once said: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”. Whether its a basketball ground, F1 racing pit or the battleground of infantry battalion of our army men, what are some of the common attributes of these ultra performing teams ? Going straight to the Individual and Interactions manifesto, this talk takes a deep dive on both these very important sauce ingredients of teams recipe. An Individual is a complex dynamic entity reflecting its needs, core values, belief systems and cognitive biases. Similarly, interactions represents an individual's expressions to the outer world and reinforced feedback message back to the inner self. Maslow's 5 stage model defines the 5 levels of an Individual needs and they all need to be well addressed to forum strong teams. This talk connects the Maslow's model with Patrick lencioni's 5 dysfunctions of Teams to uncover some core attributes of Team Behaviour. The cohesiveness of a team also depends on its members bonding and hence, the need of understanding the basic personality type before applying the common vanilla norming. We will be leveraging and exploring the Myers-Briggs Dichotomies to uncover 16 types of personalities and sharing some Agile games on ice breaking and reflecting. More to come with this Talk..

  • Liked Rahul Sharma
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    Rahul Sharma - Servant Leadership: An Art of Creating Legacy

    Rahul Sharma
    Rahul Sharma
    Agile Coach
    Think Agile
    schedule 2 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    Management is cake walk, Leadership is not and Servant Leadership is definitely not. Becoming a great Servant Leader and creating legacy is beyond any of the certifications. I will unpack some useful aspects of servant leadership which delegates can start implementing in their life and working environment from the very next day

  • Liked Rosita De Rose
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    Rosita De Rose - Enterprise Agile transformation and importance of culture and mindset

    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    Many companies are quite keen on adopting agile practices. As of now a lot of companies had successfully achieved it, but still there are companies which had failed. Adapting to the change is not very easy, if it is not planned properly. This change has to be absorbed by the top management, before it gets to the rest of the company.

    One of the important things in agile transformation is that, it is not just a process change but a culture change and the mindset of people, which requires a lot of change including the role of the management.

    This presentation is to share the experience of an agile transformation of a company that was following strict waterfall methodology and how the role of the management changed in order to support the transformation, to get the best results out of it.

  • Liked Amir Peled
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    Amir Peled - The Power of Habits

    Amir Peled
    Amir Peled
    Agile Coach
    ING
    schedule 1 month ago
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    90 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Intermediate

    Human beings are creatures of habit. However, embracing new habits and making them stick are not as trivial as they may first sound. It takes discipline and courage to adopt new practices instead of old ones and turn them into a routine of behavior which is repeated regularly. Yet how can we achieve that? And how can we break some previous learnt habits which persist in organizations for years? Join us in this interactive hands-on session and explore a simple yet powerful tool which you can bring back to your workplace and serve your colleagues and you well.

  • Liked Laura Quattri
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    Laura Quattri - A Late-Night Bus Trip, Personal Agility and Me: How Powerful Questions Can Change a Life

    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    There are moments in life when we feel overwhelmed, scared, or stuck in a dead-end situation. Some of that is due to external circumstances, some is self-inflicted.

    But it doesn't have to be that way. We can get out of the quagmire to become who we really want to be. All starts with having the courage to acknowledge that we need to change.

    My talk is about a true story: How I started my journey into Agility and Personal Agility, how I discovered about the force of powerful questions, and how what I discovered allowed me to help someone else. We have in ourselves everything we need to take our lives back into our hands. Sometimes we just need a helping hand!

    How can we transform the way we look at things? Where do we start to change the aspects of our life we are not happy with? What questions help us discover what we really want for ourselves?

    I will reference the powerful questions presented by the Coaches Training Institute. I'll give examples of powerful questions compared to closed questions, and I will show how different the outcome of the two types of questions may be.

    I will discuss how powerful questions help us recognize our role in what happens to us, and help us change our attitude in how we respond to the events of life. By looking for answers to powerful questions, we begin to accept responsibility for our life, and that responsibility process is very empowering. I will use my story of a casual encounter with a stranger to show how, even if we can't always control the events in our life, we always have a choice of how we respond to them.

  • Liked Verna van Schaik
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    Verna van Schaik - Deep Dive : Exploration - The Spirit of Agile

    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    What if the spirit of Agile was one of exploration ? To explore is to be curious. Explorers relish stepping out of their comfort zone and finding new ways to do old and new things. Its about living with change and relishing finding our how to sustain exceptional performance – and isn’t that exactly what Agile promises ? If we look at Agile from the eyes of an explorer or in my case, the view of my Guinness World Record Journey to become the Deepest woman on Scuba, then what would we learn and how could that change how we use agile ? What are the anti-patterns to be aware of and what are the skills and practices to strengthen ?

  • Liked Satya Jyoti Yellapantula
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    Satya Jyoti Yellapantula - Smart way of choosing Retrospective Technique

    Satya Jyoti Yellapantula
    Satya Jyoti Yellapantula
    Scrum Master
    Pegasystems
    schedule 2 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    There are many retrospective techniques available and its a widely discussed topic too. But every sprint and release is different with respect to outcomes and learnings. The Scrum Master need to have the expertise to chose what technique or Agile game for Retrospective event so that it opens up healthy discussion and best learnings from the time boxed event. Example, Speed Boat is a great Retrospective technique, but may not be the best during the first or second sprint. Similarly, in case of release retrospective, where relatively large number of audience are present, there are multiple things to consider while chosing the format of Retrospective, like do you have a distributed audience, the number of audience, to what extent was their work co-ordination needed during the release, etc.

    Hence, chosing the right Retrospective Technique is an art, and in this session we will discuss practical situations and what retrospective technique works best in those situations. I will discuss the tried and proven techniques based on my experience. I will share what retrospective technique worked when the team was newly formed, when the Scrum Master was new to an old team, when the team was continuously unable to meet sprint commitment, and a few practical ways of effectively facilitating the event for large audience.

  • Liked Diana Kirkova
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    Diana Kirkova - Communication sometimes is not what you first hear - a guide to agile communication

    Diana Kirkova
    Diana Kirkova
    Agile coach and Product manager
    -
    schedule 1 month ago
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    90 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Intermediate

    It is really hard to communicate in a good way, but we all think “we” do it, it’s just the other people who struggle. Effective communication is a fundamental requirement for agile modeling. There are various modes of communication that people may choose to apply when working together. What are the Communication Technologies? When is communication most effective? How to set up good, solid communication mechanisms that will allow teams to grow their communication, and ultimately their collaboration skills. We will have some insights on all those questions and a taste of games with a focus on experiential learning.

  • Liked Abhigya Pokharel
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    Abhigya Pokharel - Agile For All- Transformation Journey of a Telco

    Abhigya Pokharel
    Abhigya Pokharel
    Sr. Project Manager
    Ncell
    schedule 2 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    The talk, ‘Agile for All – Transformation Journey of a Telco', shall cover the Agile Transformation journey in a Telecommunication Operator with 500+ employees. It shall explain why transformation was important in achieving the best ROI, identifying the 'Fit for Purpose', and achieving Happy Customers and Happy Employees. The talk focuses on the real time experiences, stating what challenges were faced during the transformation, how they were mitigated, how the transformation was structured and what worked and what not.

    The talk is designed with real time experiences in the telecom industry, and co- relates the practices into an Agile framework.

  • Liked Krishnamurty VG Pammi
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    Krishnamurty VG Pammi - Agile EVM (Earned Value management): Product owner’s must-to-have AID

    Krishnamurty VG Pammi
    Krishnamurty VG Pammi
    Agile Coach
    IVY Comptech
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    The main challenging reasons why organizations are struggling to appreciate scrum implementation in their context today are of two folds:

    1. Scrum is an agile project management framework. This focuses on maximizing “Return on Investment (ROI)”. Scrum, however does not define how to manage and track costs to evaluate actual ROI against the set vision.

    This is preventing product owner community to prioritize maximum ROI features to the team sprint after sprint based on a rational performance assessment yardstick. Instead, they are proceeding with their expert gut feel. Some are hitting the target and most of them are falling apart the target.

    This is making organizations endure some benefits that come out of discipline that scrum is institutionalizing. But most of the organizations are struggling to reap further benefits beyond certain level as they lack performance yardstick that guide them meet their set vision.

    2. On the ground, most of the scrum teams work in their silos. That is, they dwell in their own sprint planning, sprint goals, retrospectives etc. They do not even get time to think on how their peer scrum teams are contributing towards overall project goal. Finally, we witness disjointed teams lacking understanding on “Where our current overall project stands? Do we reach our vision if we continue with the same rate collectively?”

    In essence, scrum and leadership teams lack complete picture of project performance on the ground. That is why, they are struggling to take efficient and effective decisions based on current information. This is preventing organizations reaching their vision. They end up working for scrum instead of scrum working for them.

    In this session, we shall learn a rational performance measurement yardstick called Agile EVM (Earned Value management) that integrates scope, schedule, cost parameters adapting to scrum values and principles. We shall take an agile scrum project as an example and learn how to calculate EVM indices that give below beautifully "carved interpretations" during scrum project's journey (after sprint 2 in our specific example):

    1. We are currently behind the planned scope by $ 5,000 worth of work.
    2. We are currently running over the budget by $ 7,000.
    3. Rate at which the planned scope is realized is 80%.
    4. For every one dollar we put into our project, we are getting 74 cents worth of work back.
    5. If we continue at the same productivity rate, the expected total cost of completing the project is $ 67,500. Thus, we incur additional budget of $17,500 compared to our original budget.
    6. If we have to complete the project on the original estimate of $50,000, all our scrum teams have to demonstrate 30% more productivity in the upcoming sprints. Else, we should be prepared for deviation.

    This way, product owner can take rational decisions based on current information sprint after sprint and release after release. Also, teams on the ground can have complete picture on where the project stands and collaborate towards achieving maximum ROI.

    We use the concept called value points in arriving at EVM indices for the targeted release wise business value. In some project contexts, we may experience imperfections in arriving at value points. That’s okay… because “Imperfect leading metrics are generally more valuable than perfect trailing metrics, since the leading metrics give us the opportunity to re-plan our approach”.

    Agile EVM is must-to-have “AID” for product owner community because it enables them to prioritize high ROI features to the team early in the project journey. It thus enables them to take rational decisions based on current performance information. Agile EVM helps collaborate all the scrum teams well towards set vision by visually depicting the current performance and predicted future state at any stage during agile project life journey.

    Unless we achieve maximum possible ROI, team collaboration keeping end customer satisfaction into our mission, no methodology or framework survives in the long run…. Let SCRUM work for us fully when we work for SCRUM fully.

  • Liked Krishnamurty VG Pammi
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    Krishnamurty VG Pammi - Conflict Resolution: Don't rush...Objectively assess the severity of the conflict and then resolve using Leas' framework

    Krishnamurty VG Pammi
    Krishnamurty VG Pammi
    Agile Coach
    IVY Comptech
    schedule 1 month ago
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    20 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    We must admit that we are living in the age of conflict. We all are surrounded with conflicts in one form or the other. More than 20% of current leadership team's bandwidth is estimated to be going on resolving one or the other types of conflicts.

    Whenever people come together to solve problems, there will be difference of opinion and competing interests. Thus, conflicts are normal and inevitable. Coaches, Scrum masters and managers often feel obliged to help resolve conflict, but before rushing in, it is best to observe the situation to get a better view of the issues.

    Some degree of conflict is healthy, to ensure that ideas are sufficiently tested before they are adopted. However, we need to make sure the conflict does not escalate beyond healthy levels, else we will end up with a negative and repressive team environment.

    Speed B. Leas Framework can help us objectively assess the severity of a conflict on severity scale of Level-1 to Level-5. In this session, we shall discuss Leas’ framework by detailing below topics:

    1. Objective assessment of conflict levels (Level-1 to Level-5) based on environment and language being used.
    2. Suggested conflict resolution approaches for different levels.

    Thus, this session will equip you with Leas’ framework that can help you revisit your team level conflicts objectively by separating emotions. This way, you can create an environment in which people can use conflict constructively towards development of successful people, projects and products where each idea is successfully tested before it is adopted.

  • Liked Khurram Bhatti
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    Khurram Bhatti - A nerd's story from developing software to developing people - An Agile coaching journey

    Khurram Bhatti
    Khurram Bhatti
    Agile Coach
    DPOrganizer
    schedule 3 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    In 2003, I started my first internship at a small company. It was simple and yet amazing to integrate different open source products into a working solution to provide customer value.

    It was not a picture cut into the puzzle pieces and ready to assemble again, however, it required some code understanding and interface tweaks to make the user application flow smoother and easier.

    But what does it have to do with Agile Coaching journey? Yes, it does!

    In this talk, I will share my experience from developing software as a nerd to developing people. It is a reflection of my past 10 years. It further discusses the importance of self-awareness, continuous learning, patience, facilitation, experiments, team dynamics, powerful questions, and "patience" again.

    I will further share the leadership and coaching models, books and workshops which had a huge impact on me and helped me to stay motivated on this course. I will share what worked for me and what didn’t.

    What I realize now is that I am combining different personalities to build teams and organizations to deliver value by understanding them and help adjust behaviors as per values. It is important to have empathy to build high-performing teams.

  • Liked Vivek Ganesan
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    Vivek Ganesan - Happiness at Work - Does Business Agility Lead to Happy Workplaces?

    Vivek Ganesan
    Vivek Ganesan
    Agile/DevOps Coach
    SolutionsIQ
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    Have you ever wondered about the meaning of 'Happiness at Work'? Does everyone define them the same way? If not, how can an executive work towards improving the happiness of his employees? If you have these questions, this session is for you.

    With the increase in population that separates ‘work’ from ‘life’, as if work is the absence of life, it becomes increasingly important to study about what happiness means to people at work so that they can be made to feel alive in their offices too.

    This session is aimed at introducing two interesting research studies that aimed to do just that. Also, this session helps people understand if Business Agility keeps us happy in the true sense.

    The two studies that this session will discuss are as follows:

    1. Richard M. Ryan et al’s Self Determination Theory – led to a book Drive by Dan Pink
    2. Mihaly’s Measurement of Flow in Everyday’s life – led to book Flow by Mihaly himself

    This session does not just explain these two research works but also will find the commonalities between these and will engage the audience with discussions using scenario-based questions, thereby bringing out personal examples that they can relate to.

  • Liked Suresh Konduru
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    Suresh Konduru - Exepedia - A Scrum Coaching Model for senior leaders and managers

    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    Exepedia is a Scrum coaching model that was innovated during the Agile Coaches Retreat in India during Feb'17.

    In organisational Agile transformations, one of the biggest reasons for failure is lack of alignment by various departments and their leaders. In many cases, engineering teams are Agile while leaders are still catching up.

    This models enables managers and executive leadership team to co-create a shared transformation vision; and a collaborative plan for organisational alignment. Scrum Masters and Coaches can leverage this model to coach executives, senior leaders and managers. The model consists of a set of workshops - a mix of collaborative group workshops, one-one discussions, questionnaires etc.

    It perceives organisational transformation in three stages - Know, Believe and Achieve - and conceptualises the various activities during the three stages.

    The proposed session helps you experience Exepedia, in a workshop style. This model is being leveraged by organisations (both large and small sizes) during their Agile transformation journey.

  • 90 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Intermediate

    In this workshop, participants will generate awareness and insights regarding their individual working styles (Hay, Julie 2009). Through an engaging online game and a fun activity, everyone will be able to identify their preferred working style(s). We will discuss the strengths and drawbacks of each working style, and identify personalized strategies to develop agility in one’s own working style. This way, I wish to embellish the agility quotient of each participant.

    Reference:

    Hay, Julie (2009). Working it out at work. Hertford: Sherwood Publishing.

  • vinaya muralidharan
    vinaya muralidharan
    Agile Coach
    Fiserv
    schedule 2 months ago
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    20 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Product Owners and others responsible for creating and maintaining the Product Backlog often focus on functional items.

    With good engagement in the Backlog Management process from the Development Team and Architects, technical and architectural items also find their way into the Product Backlog.

    But what about the human-centric items related to accessibility, inclusivity, internationalization and sustainability?

    Through the talk and with the help of several supporting examples and a short exercise, I would like to highlight the importance of addressing these aspects in the Product Backlog. The examples will include examples of good and bad backlog items and design decisions.

    I will also share some tips on how Product Owners and supporting roles can work these aspects into the Backlog Management process. These will include some ideas from Design Thinking but will not be limited to that.

  • Liked Sudha Khandelwal
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    Sudha Khandelwal - Overcome the challenges faced during practical Agile transformation projects

    Sudha Khandelwal
    Sudha Khandelwal
    Agile Coach
    Sapient
    schedule 2 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    Through this session, I will discuss

    • The challenges faced during the agile implementation in some of the big projects from various industries.
    • What steps we took to overcome these challenges
    • How some of the solution worked and some didn't yield the results as expected
    • How quickly we responded to risks and changed the course.
    • Tips & Tricks

    This session will provide practical tips, experiences and suggestions on where to access when you get a non-agile project.