Am I Agile Yet? How individuals can gain by adopting an agile stanceSue Johnston
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The Agile Manifesto - its values and principles - describe an environment of teamwork. But are agile practices just for teams? Can anyone be agile? Is there such a thing as "Personal Agility?" Is it something that everyone can apply to their work as individual contributors?
As a solo practitioner, Sue Johnston has been experimenting to discover whether "Agile for One" is possible. If so, what does it look like? Can a team of one perform better by adopting an agile stance? Does that improve interactions, flow, delivery, quality and all that good stuff? Most importantly, does it create an environment where work is value-driven, meaningful and fun? And does it contribute to a sustainable pace?
In this interactive session, you'll be introduced to a workable model for personal agility. You'll explore ways to adopt and adapt agile practices for individual work. And you'll leave with your own personal agility framework.
In the spirit of an experience report, Sue will also share results of her recent experiment with Agile for One and how agile values, principles and practices contributed - or didn't - to her success.
Learning by doing at Bell Mobility OSS
In the fall of 2014, the OSS group in Bell Mobility began a transformation towards using more Agile and Lean software development practices in order to optimize the delivery of value to their business partners and better serve Bell clients.
In this presentation, Alain Fortier, the General Manager of the OSS group and Steffan Surdek, agile coach at Pyxis Technologies will talk about the first year of this journey. They will explore how putting the focus on learning by doing helped the management team as well as the development find better ways of working together.
Participants will hear many stories about the lessons we learned on this journey and how the pieces are starting to come together after a year. We will share stories around various experiments we tried and how we were able to build on these experiments to foster and enable a culture of learning by doing.