schedule Oct 4th 08:30 - 08:45 AM place W201 - Lecture Theatre people 4 Interested

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  • Liked Shane Hastie
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    Shane Hastie - The Edge of Agility

    40 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    Drawing on his experience and community engagement through both ICAgile and InfoQ, Shane explores what is at the edge of agility in 2019. The trends that are impacting the way organisations are evolving; practices and approaches gaining traction in the innovators and early adopters and what’s next for agility.

  • Liked Tony Ponton
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    Tony Ponton / Phil Gadzinski - The Heart of Agile

    40 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate
    The Heart of Agile ( Developed by Dr Alistair Cockburn one of the signatories of the Agile Manifesto) simplifies two decades of practice into four critical imperatives that amplify your effectiveness:

    - Collaborate
    - Deliver
    - Reflect
    - Improve


    Phil and Tony will speak about :

    Why Agile is NOT Dead, The Evolution of Heart of Agile, and why we need it now to deal with the proliferation of methods and frameworks to focus on what matters.

  • Liked Ryan McKergow
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    Ryan McKergow / Jason Turnbull / Justin Hennessy / Paul Fitzmaurice - Panel discussion: Unleash your organisation's potential with OKRs

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Do your teams understand how they contribute to your company’s strategy? Are they focused on the highest priorities? Can they be more aspirational? Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are becoming an increasingly popular way to deliver step-change improvements across organisations.

    Hear from three Technology Executives on their experiences with successfully introducing OKRs at their organisations. Learn how they were able to link delivery execution to overall strategic intent. And get practical tips on what worked and what didn’t.

    You too can unleash your organisation’s potential!

  • Liked Alex Sloley
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    Alex Sloley - Dammit Jim, I’m an Agile Coach, not a Doctor!

    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    schedule 3 months ago
    Sold Out!
    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Just what exactly does an Agile Coach do? Coaches may vary in their response to this question. I would like to think that most Agile Coaches, with some variation, would be fairly consistent in how we perceive our role. However, some companies or orgs or people probably interpret the role of the Agile Coach in ways that coaches never intended.

    Let’s explore some of the things that Agile Coaches have been asked to do! Are these antipatterns? Doing what needs to be done? This session will delve into the topic of the role of the Agile Coach and highlight potential challenges and possible solutions.

  • Liked Sharon M Robson
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    Sharon M Robson - Honestly....it's not that hard!

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    There is so much white noise about agility, and I wonder sometimes if the "Agile Industry" is creating the complexity to grow it's own importance. To me agility, indeed all modern working practices, boil down to three things: Visibility, Transparency, and Team Work. In this session I will cover what each of these three aspects bring to the principles and practices of working in the modern workplace, delivering value for an organisation, and working in high performing teams.

    This session drills into the absolute fundamentals of agility in practical and tangible techniques that allows any team to adopt the practices that will support aligned, collaborative delivery of value. It's from these fundamentals that each organisation can create their own working practices and approaches to support their industry, domain or stakeholder's needs.

  • Liked Tyler Gale
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    Tyler Gale - From pockets of awesome to organisational agility at the Australian Taxation Office

    Tyler Gale
    Tyler Gale
    Agile Coach
    Australian Taxation Office
    schedule 4 months ago
    Sold Out!
    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Creating "pockets of awesome" agility in an organisation during an agile transformation is difficult, but how do you progress that awesomeness across the entire organisation? In this presentation, Tyler Gale will share how he moved from tribe level agile coaching towards applying agile strategically across the Australian Taxation Office to create an organisation of agility.

  • Liked Renae Craven
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    Renae Craven - Embrace the storm: Unlocking your organisation’s agility by harnessing the turbulence and chaos of Agile transformations.

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    A storm is defined as a disturbance of the atmosphere or the state of an environment and life brings them in many forms and sizes. Some bring significant disruptions to normal conditions, while others destroy the existing structures and force a rebuilding. As humans we will experience various storms throughout our lives with the aim of surviving them all.

    We are so used to the occurrence of storms that preparing for them has become second nature. We have the technology available to us to help predict them, their size and intensity so we know what to expect and plan accordingly. Best practices exist to manage the storms. However with climate change it feels like there are more ‘freak’ one in a 100 year occurrences happening which take everyone by surprise. The best practices lead to chaos. What’s the future going to hold and what can we learn today to in order to build our resilience for future storms? Do we reflect the shifting environment into our existing practices?

    How do we apply these learnings from our life to an Agile transformation of an organisation?

    On the horizon, a cyclone is growing in intensity and heading towards your organisation to disrupt the existing paradigms. Everyone is scared and uncertain of what will survive or need to be rebuilt after the agile transformation has hit. What do we need to do to prepare for the transformation? How are we going to work together to build our resilience in the chaos of the cyclone?

    How do organisations embrace the storm?

  • Liked Andrew Rusling
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    Andrew Rusling - Feedback Dojo: Amplify your colleagues with feedback that makes a difference

    Andrew Rusling
    Andrew Rusling
    Agile Coach
    Zen Ex Machina
    schedule 4 months ago
    Sold Out!
    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Feedback is a skill that allows you to bring Kaizen into your workplace on a daily basis. By regularly encouraging small changes in your colleagues (feedback); you can collectively be "doing the basics brilliantly" and hence have a high performing team. In the Feedback Dojo you will practise and refining your feedback; learning skills you can immediately apply at work.

    Regardless of your experience with giving feedback, this Dojo will help you develop your skill. Participants will be grouped by experience so that they can support and challenge each other.

    If you find it hard to give feedback, especially constructive feedback, you are not alone. Many people feel uncomfortable when thinking about giving feedback and lots of us have a bad experience when we delivered constructive feedback. This workshop will provide some guidance and structure that can help with this.

  • Liked Jacinta Streat
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    Jacinta Streat - Learn how to play the game!

    Jacinta Streat
    Jacinta Streat
    Agility Coach
    BOQ
    schedule 3 months ago
    Sold Out!
    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    A workshop inspired by the game Monikers where you will form teams and be able to move from a feeling of “We’ll never get this done” to “High fives all round!”. By demonstrating and understanding the value of establishing a common language, leveraging each others strengths, iterating, reflecting and most importantly taking what you have learnt and applying it to your work life. You’ll also laugh a lot and have a heap of fun in the process.

    I have played this game alot, most recently at BOQ as our team formed and again as new team members joined. The existing team members reflect on how hard it would be for a team member to join the game in Round 3 and what they need to do to get new team members up to speed. New team members cut themselves some slack recognising that it will take time and effort from everyone to have them running at the same pace.

  • Liked James Hayes
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    James Hayes / Paul Thornton - Missing the final - Lessons learned from a painful service failure

    James Hayes
    James Hayes
    Director
    AginicDS
    Paul Thornton
    Paul Thornton
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    schedule 3 months ago
    Sold Out!
    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    On the final day of the 2013 EPL season, as Liverpool and Manchester City battled for the title, millions of people logged in to watch the matches simultaneously. Sat in an incident room, a small group of tech leaders and engineers watched as their streaming platform crashed and burned under the strain. Your presenter pressed the button to shut people out of the streaming service until we recovered. Cue a lot of angry football fans and (after a stiff drink) a lot of reflection on how this had happened.

    In this short talk I’ll share how, even with seemingly the right ingredients, things can still go horribly wrong. I’ll leave you with the lessons I’ve taken from this to go on to achieve success with agile service management around the world. Disclaimer: you don’t need to be a sports fan to enjoy this talk!

  • Liked Rebecca Harris
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    Rebecca Harris / Rebecca Roberts - Adaptive Portfolio Management - Inviting Innovation In

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Organisation Leaders and more importantly customers are looking for faster, proactive and innovative solutions to their problems.

    Instead of simply doing ‘better’, organisations must do more.

    What does this all mean for the traditional PMO and how can they disrupt themselves to be the valueable business partner they need to be?

    During the 30 minute discussion the 2 Becs will discuss and provide insights from a recent client engagement where they assisted the PMO to become:

    • Start up Funders

    • An Innovation Hub

    • Investment Advisors

    • LEAN Portfolio Machine.

    Lessons learnt about what worked, reinforcements to get the change to stick and the pivots required along the way.

  • Liked Kristy Theissling
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    Kristy Theissling - The Art of Storytelling for Empowered Teams

    Kristy Theissling
    Kristy Theissling
    Consultant
    Elabor8
    schedule 3 months ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    The Art of Storytelling for empowered Teams

    Talk outlines:
    - Personal journey from working Journalist to Scrum Master
    - Storytelling as a coaching tool
    - Story types: Vulnerability (Team Building); Craft (Methodologies); Influencing (Stakeholders) etc
    - Leveraging your own style
    - Sharing knowledge through Story, a little on the craft
    - A Single Blog Post - From 0 to 7.5 million distribution in 6 months. How I did it, and how you can do it too - Knowing Your Message

  • Liked Carsten Veit
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    Carsten Veit - Business Agility - The Third Wave of Agile

    Carsten Veit
    Carsten Veit
    Enterprise Agile Coach
    Accenture
    schedule 3 months ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Organisations are striving to use Agile to unlock customer value and competitive advantage. Many organisations focus only on scaling frameworks and adopting Agile practices. While these are important, they’re not enough on their own. We must look to the third wave of Agile: business agility.

    Carsten Veit will explore how Agile has evolved through three waves and what each has contributed to the industry… and the world. You’ll gain an understanding of the organisational capabilities that make up business agility, such as Delivery Agility, Product Innovation, Organisational Adaptability and Leadership Effectiveness. Carsten will also stress the importance of holistic thinking in business agility, raising key questions you should consider: what are the business outcomes? What capabilities are needed to achieve these outcomes? What activities and initiatives should businesses engage in to develop and mature these capabilities?

  • Liked Manuel Gomes
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    Manuel Gomes / Arthur Poropat - Integrating outliers in agile

    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate
    Agility is, at its core, a humanist approach. The manifesto's first value highlights the primacy of "individuals and interactions".
    "Individuals and interactions" are, however, frequently where people struggle the most: Outsiders misconstrue what agility is, while insiders frequently have difficulty with working in such proximity with their colleagues, especially when they behave in surprising and strange ways.
    In this workshop, we explore stories of difference and integration, of how cognitive diversity contributes to innovation and problem solving, and of how teams can achieve excellent outcomes because of, rather than despite, their differences.
  • Liked Melody Hastie
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    Melody Hastie - So sharp we'll cut ourselves! Honing the Cutting Edge of Agility

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    As we continue our forays into Business Agility, we need to ask ourselves "have we lost our way?" "if we don't pay attention to the values, do we exist in the Agile forest?"

    A case study in recognising our Agility vs Agile journey, where we are at and why, what is next?

    Interestingly a learning oriented organisation is both a great and terrifying place to be. Whilst we totally get investing to learn, we can also cut ourselves with the bleeding edge, lets go for cutting edge and do it well!

    • An Epiphany: Establishing a frame of reference
    • Returning to the basics
    • Moving forward: Our Agile may not be your Agile, let's embrace diversity
  • Liked Ryan McKergow
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    Ryan McKergow - Unpacking the Heart of Agile Leadership

    Ryan McKergow
    Ryan McKergow
    Group Manager (Queensland)
    Elabor8
    schedule 3 months ago
    Sold Out!
    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    As a leader in an agile environment, the change needs to start with you. Agile isn't just for your teams. Agile leadership is a key enabler for creating a high performance culture and to truely appreciating the benefits of business agility.

    By leveraging the Heart of Agile, we will unpack what it means to be an Agile leader. By starting with self-reflection and a radical commitment to continuous improvement, you are able to enable collaboration across your software development teams through the use of Social Contracts and Objectives and Key Results. This approach will deliver results. I will share a story on this of how our team built a Test Automation Framework for one of our clients that has saved costs, increased quality and reduced risk.

    Through out the talk, I will be share a number of insights, tips, and practices that you can adopt to be an Agile leader. Be the leader your teams need you to be!

  • Liked Teri Christian
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    Teri Christian - Case Study: Transform 4500 people with 8 coaches - impossible?

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    This is a case study discussion to share how we are transforming the 2nd largest bank in Australia with a core enterprise team of 3 people and an extended coaching team of 8 professional coaches. We not only transitioned ways of working but also helped with organizational design, transitioned job titles (from over 150 to 7) and workflow management. We are using a model that helps teams change incrementally with weekly measures and understood results. We have been able to have remarkable success using a distributed coaching model, introducing new ways of learning and developing a learning organization.

  • Liked Paul Thornton
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    Paul Thornton - Escape [Velocity] to Victory: A story of failure-triggered true agility through technical excellence

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    This is a story about how failure impacting 100s of thousands of paying customers, watching a major sporting event online, triggered a journey toward true agility through technical excellence at a leading European broadcasting video streaming organisation.

    There was a pivotal moment, around 2015, during my time working within a major broadcasting company's Online Video Platform, which had undergone an agile transformation dating as far back as 2007 whereby an agile way of working was very much the norm across a large section of the technology division, scrum, kanban, scrumban methods a standard and change was being promoted at a pretty reasonable rate. We thought we were pretty awesome at this agile thing... and then the wake up call!

    On one major date in the European sporting calendar, the Champions League Final, we experienced what was to become a step change in our engineering practices and saw us embark on and mature with Continuous Delivery and embrace a DevOps culture.

    This story will briefly touch on the triggers and offer up some ingredients that helped us achieve excellence through an array of technical agility process, practices and behaviours.

  • Liked Manuel Gomes
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    Manuel Gomes - The cognitive edge: Shape, sharpen, and sustain

    Manuel Gomes
    Manuel Gomes
    Consultant
    Independent
    schedule 3 months ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    We see it every day, in every job advertisement, mission statement, corporate brochure: "our greatest asset is our people". For some reason, we roll our eyes. Why? After all, we agree with it.

    We roll our eyes, not at the statement, but rather at the reality we suspect lies behind it. Even in knowledge work, people are frequently treated as no more than cogs in roles, even though their unique point of view, peculiar skills, and emergent impact on the team's collective intelligence are the competitive advantages - the cognitive edge - that we rely on for success.

    We tell ourselves we are practising the art of the possible, are making a difference and... someday things might change?

    We will examine some unstated concessions we make to the status quo, and speculate on how these elephants in the room remain unaddressed. The conclusion is inescapable: Ninja elephants!

    Ninja Elephant

    We'll talk about how to spot ninja elephants in the wild, how to handle and address them with safe-to-fail experiments, and even enlist our stealthy pachyderms to help people and organisations learn more about themselves.

    This talk aims to inspire a reexamination of how we work together, and the impact our willingness to engage with hard questions has on our cognitive edge and our ability to change the world.

  • Liked Sharon M Robson
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    Sharon M Robson - Collaboration Applied!

    50 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    In this workshop teams learn about the 10 key factors of Collaboration, they learn how to apply them in a practical problem solving task (jigsaw puzzles) and they learn how the puzzle analogy relates to our working practices. Teams will get the process as a take-away that they can then apply at work.

    Collaboration

    1. Be intentional
    2. Have a shared (and common) goal
    3. Define a process
    4. Build a language
    5. Build relationships
    6. Be brief
    7. Listen with intent to learn
    8. If you don't know, say so
    9. Everyone gets to contribute
    10. Iterate

    By working together to solve a problems teams can apply this collaboration approach and learn the value of having structure and discipline to the most important skill we can all develop.