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  • Liked Martin Kearns
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    Martin Kearns - How Jui Jitsu made me a better Coach

    Martin Kearns
    Martin Kearns
    Chief Digital Officer
    Innodev
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner
    I remember the year when I received two massive compliments the first was getting my advanced agile accreditation with Alistair Cockburn, which really stripped a layer from my soul through raw and honest feedback, my redemption from the depths of despair was the recognition of an agile signatory. The second was when Alistair called be a black belt in agile and one of his classes.
    So where do you go from there, I felt I needed to go back to the very beginning and walk in the beginner mind again and receive the type of humility that truely grows your. This came to see when I started to learning the gentle art of Brazilian Jui Jitsu. There are so many parallels we can talk back into our community. Some of the areas of want to focus on are
    1. Learning how to learn
    2. What true failure looks like
    3. The mindset of entering into a test knowing you are going to fail and why do it
    4. The conditioning of both mind and body to support learning
    5 Learning techniques is not enough
    6 The road from white to blue belt
  • Liked Stephanie BySouth
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    Stephanie BySouth - Great Lean Debate

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    Keynote Team Debate

  • Liked John Sullivan
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    John Sullivan - TBC

    John Sullivan
    John Sullivan
    CEO
    Elabor8
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    TBC

  • Liked Sandy Mamoli
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    Sandy Mamoli - Decentralising leadership: a story of Holacracy in practice

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    In her session ‘Decentralising leadership: a story of Holacracy in practice’ Sandy will share her story of implementing Holacracy at a New Zealand tech company, whose CTO gave her a one-line instruction: “I’d like you to make it happen.”

  • Liked Craig Smith
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    Craig Smith / Tony Ponton - Fail Agility

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    TBC

  • Liked Helen Snitkovsky
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    Helen Snitkovsky - Flexible Working versus Agile Conflict

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The conflict between flexible working and Agile stems from multiple perspectives.

    Agile wants a dedicated team space and full time collocation; while flexible working drifts into work from anywhere territory.

    How do you make Agile work under hot desking circumstances? What can be done to make teams productive?

    I will share experience report from 2 flexible working Agile departments, what worked, what hasn't, and things to watch out for.

  • Liked Sharon M Robson
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    Sharon M Robson - LAST Brisbane 2018 - Intro and Welcome

    10 Mins
    Welcome
    Beginner

    Intro and Welcome to the conference.

  • Liked Stephanie BySouth
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    Stephanie BySouth - Invited Talk - TBC

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    TBC

  • Liked Shane Hastie
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    Shane Hastie - Being Agile in a Remote Team

    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    In this interactive session Shane discuss his experience working in a distributed, virtual organization which is founded on an Agile Mindset. The challenges of maintaining agility when remote, the ways the ICAgile team have consciously designed their team and organization culture and provide actionable advice based on real experience on how to maintain collaboration, teamwork and live the agile values in a remote only organization.

    ICAgile is a global, virtual organisation working with partners across over 100 countries spanning almost every timezone. There is no single corporate office and the ICAgile team is spread across seven locations in three countries. We have managed to build a strong collaborative culture and a truly safe working environment focused on outcomes rather than activities, holding each other to account and being really effective and productive while having a joyful workplace.

  • Liked Naresh Jain
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    Naresh Jain - Lessons Learned by Quitting TDD

    Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    Founder
    ConfEngine.com
    schedule 1 month ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    By working with some of the most successful tech-product companies, I realised that code is NOT an asset, it's a liability. We should strive hard to minimise code. In 2011, when I started to hack on ConfEngine, I questioned my belief in TDD. I had also started playing around with APL style Array-Programming and Functional Programming. I felt, may be, I was getting a bit too dogmatic about TDD and automated tests in-general. As a thought experiment, I decided to build ConfEngine without ANY automated test. At first, it was really scary not to have the safety-net of automated test (something I took for granted for almost a decade.)

    As I scaled ConfEngine without any automated tests, I had certain interesting realisations:

    • How to embrace Simplicity and Minimalism WITHOUT automated tests
    • Why Throwing Away Code frequently helps you achieve a better decoupled-design and how this helps in better experimentation
    • Fear of Refactoring WITHOUT Tests is over-rated (Good IDE and safe-refactoring techniques can take you a long way)

    ConfEngine grew from a pet-project to a 8 member product team. It has over 60K users and has done financial transactions worth over half-million USD. And we continue to push forward without ANY automated tests. Its not perfect, but it has certainly helped me challenge my dogma around TDD.

    Background: In 2001, I stumbled upon the Test Infected paper. For the next 2 years, I struggled to really apply the test-first concept on real projects. Finally in 2003, I felt that I had fully internalised TDD and was able to apply on almost all projects. Then I started playing around with FIT and FitNesse, using ATDD on some of the projects. In 2006 I published "Avatars of TDD" paper in which I explained various styles of TDD and its design implications. Until 2011, I was a very big advocate of TDD, ATDD and BDD. I still like those practices, however I would not recommend it in all projects.

  • Liked Chris Wildeboer
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    Chris Wildeboer - Energize and Enhance Your Impact

    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Do you find your efforts and enthusiasm being ignored?

    Would you like others to understand and see the value you provide?

    You have tried every possible way to communicate the contribution you make.

    When others appreciate your professional set of skills it encourages you to go the extra mile which allows your team to achieve goals and commitments.

    There are always different abilities and skills that an individual brings to a team and these differences can cause friction within the team dynamic which impacts on focus, direction and timings.

    When we understand the multiple drivers it creates the capacity for a team to achieve effortless results.

  • Liked Kate Johanson
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    Kate Johanson / Steve Randall - Dirty Agile - Agile that works. Agile that delivers disruptive solutions that your customers love.

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Executive

    Dirty Agile draws on the world leading concepts of Lean, Agile, Change, Customer Experience Oppositional Thinking, Continual Improvement & Psychological Principles of High Performing Teams.

    We have led multiple projects across Australia and internationally with successful delivery through driving co-design, team collaboration, continuous improvement and innovation.

    We’d like to give you some insights into our experiences, our learnings. We have coined how we do this “Dirt Agile” – Agile from the trenches. Gartner called our last program an exceptional transformation.

  • Liked Melissa Khim
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    Melissa Khim - User Story Writing Workshop

    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    User stories are a common agile artefact that are used to capture and communicate requirements. They are the essential narrative of functionality-based Product Backlog Items and while they have a generic and seemingly simple formula, they can sometimes be more art than science. Finding the right balance for your project stakeholders and the development team, between story size and depth of documentation, can be tricky.

    This session will cover the theory of how and why user stories are meant to capture the context of user interactions. We’ll then explore interactively what works and does not work, where you’ve experienced challenges or failures, with a view of learning from each other to discover ways to improve and strengthen our story writing.

  • Liked Nhi
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    Nhi - Practice what you preach

    Nhi
    Nhi
    Product Owner
    Console
    schedule 1 month ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    There is a common theme in an "agile" industry where people talk about "doing" lean and "being" agile, but what does that really mean? Having been in a totally different industry of real estate for more than a decade, there was an opportunity that came knocking on my doorstep - becoming a Product Owner. Reading the position description was like reading a different language. Accepting the role was like jumping into an open ocean without knowing how to swim. In just 12 short months, I transitioned from an SME to becoming a dedicated Product Owner and living, eating and breathing this new role... but what does that even mean!?! Practicing what you preach is an art form on it's own but changing parts of my life to "being" lean and "doing" a agile made me fall in love with an industry I was never even interested in. It became about building relationships and bridging a gap.

  • Liked Andrew Rusling
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    Andrew Rusling - Experimentation from the real world; move from outputs to outcomes

    Andrew Rusling
    Andrew Rusling
    Agile Coach
    Independent
    schedule 4 weeks ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Outcomes such as “subscriptions increased by 20%” or “complaints regarding the upload feature reduced to zero” are what makes a real difference in our customers lives and hence to the company’s bottom line. When a team is delivering outcomes like that, there is no denying their performance and hence their value to the company.

    Delivering outcomes comes from understanding our customers, producing an output that may result in an outcome and then validating if we have achieved the desired outcome. At the very least one of these cycles produces knowledge. The Lean Start-up by Eric Ries, clearly explained this cycle unfortunately it did not explain clearly how we should design, set up, run or analyse our experiments. I have met many people who agree we should follow the Lean Start-up approach; however, there is rarely any consensus on the experimentation approach that will make it a reality.

    In 2017 Australia’s largest independent game studio, Halfbrick Studios, embarked upon a mission to better understand their customer and experiment their way to renewed success. Fruit Ninja Fight is one of the results of that approach. In 2018 Australia’s largest Telco, Telstra, focused on “co-creation” with their customers through a series of experiments; delivering improved customer satisfaction and faster results than ever before. This presentation shares with you my experiences of working with those two organisations as they sought to improve their outcomes through Experimentation.

  • Liked Gert Erasmus
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    Gert Erasmus - Impossible, is nothing! How scrum helped me run 90 km and made me realise this…

    Gert Erasmus
    Gert Erasmus
    Sr. Consultant
    Elabor8
    schedule 1 month ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    How does one run 90km in less than 12 hours?

    Come along to my session to discover how I used the scrum framework and empirical process to prepare for the Comrades marathon, a 90km road race that is also the world's oldest and largest ultra marathon and how I used the scrum framework on the day of the run to achieve my goal of finishing within 12 hours.

    This is a practical example of how scrum can be used outside of software development and it's application to real life problems and projects.

  • Liked Mervin Chiang
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    Mervin Chiang - Business Agility - How do we bridge the gap when business wants to "go agile"

    Mervin Chiang
    Mervin Chiang
    CTIO
    Procensol
    schedule 3 weeks ago
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    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    We are not all created equal. Some, much to my frustration, can eat a lot but remain slender. Some hardly exercise and look really good. Some are tall, some are short, you get the idea. So why do we think that one diet or one exercise routine can change everyone’s health? In the same vein, why do we think that getting a [Insert-Agile-Method-Here] certified person can make a project, program, or worse an organisation, “Agile”? In this workshop, we would hear from the Acting CIO of Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission on how they did it. Also, we would discuss the differences between what I'd call an "Agile Technician" vs. an "Agile Consultant". To truly help businesses "go agile", we must move on from Jira and ticket shuffling to speaking the language of the CEO, COO and Senior Executives. We must study change management.

  • Liked Craig Brown
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    Craig Brown - Better Collaboration

    Craig Brown
    Craig Brown
    VP Collaboration
    Aconex
    schedule 4 weeks ago
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    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    This session is a guided walk through collaboration; what it is, why it is valuable and what areas you should focus on to improve your collaboration capabilities.

    The purpose of the session is to help participants put some structure around the thinking and to help develop a roadmap for maturing collaboration at their workplace.

  • Liked Mike Burns
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    Mike Burns - Outrun to Daytona USA - Creating roadmaps for success

    Mike Burns
    Mike Burns
    Agile Coach
    WorkingMouse.com.au
    schedule 2 months ago
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    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    The classic arcade game Outrun (1986) was a critical and commercial success for Sega. But in 1994 Sega released Daytona USA which became one of the highest grossing arcade games of all time.

    The reason - roadmaps! Knowing where you are heading makes it easier for you to create a strategy for success.

    This workshop will show you how to level up your roadmaps and break-free of the Gantt chart mentality of many roadmap providers

  • Liked Daniel Ginn
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    Daniel Ginn - Gambling on Estimates

    Daniel Ginn
    Daniel Ginn
    Agility Coach
    TattsGroup
    schedule 3 weeks ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    This session talks to the hilarious/scary behaviour that surrounds estimates and forecasts.

    I'll look to discuss:

    • why teams need to estimate
    • some of my own funny experiences when discussing estimates with teams
    • the difference between estimates and forecasts
    • probabilistic vs deterministic forecasting methods

    You'll level up by being more aware of the problematic behaviours with estimates, and how probabilistic forecast methods can help.