• Liked Christopher Biggs
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    Christopher Biggs - DevOps for Dishwashers - Continuous Delivery for the Internet of Things (Invited Speaker)

    Christopher Biggs
    Christopher Biggs
    Director
    Accelerando Consulting
    schedule 2 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    The Internet of Things is undeniably here. In the last year we have heard tell of of security cameras, dishwashers and even ovens roaming the internet unsupervised. As a consultant and writer about the Internet of Things, I have worked to bring my experience from 20 years in manufacturing and internet security to the IoT world. This presentation will cover the tools and techniques I use to build secure, reliable and rapidly updatable IoT devices. The techniques covered are applicable to both the simplest embedded devices with no general-purpose OS, and more powerful devices running Linux or Windows.

  • Liked Robert Bratusa Brant
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    Robert Bratusa Brant / Mervin Chiang - Tackling Enterprise Agile using De Bono's Six Thinking Hats

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Introducing agile into business is a challenge for an agile evangelist and executive team in each organisation which would like to increase the level of agile practice in business.

    Digital transformation has a strong influence on the majority of other industries, and agile process management became feasible as industry agnostic approach. Companies started to introduce pieces agile principles across all business functions.

    This workshop with range of parallel (lateral) thinking and initial ideas about using agile initiatives to develop Enterprise agile into the day to day business. The patricians will be split into several working groups, use pre-defined business case about enterprise agile challenges and learn from each other’s using De Bono’s Six Thinking methodology. The participants at the workshop will generate initial ideas about enterprise agile.

  • Liked Andrew Rusling
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    Andrew Rusling - Joyous Retrospectives (Invited Speaker)

    Andrew Rusling
    Andrew Rusling
    Agile Coach
    Halfbrick Studios
    schedule 2 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Mixing my own experiences with a tongue in cheek look at the UN Climate Control council; this session will cover the key impediments to joyous retrospectives. Crucially this session will teach you specific techniques that have been proven to remove those key impediments. More than just the Five Whys, these techniques are broadly applicable and straight forward to get started with.

  • Liked Shay McAulay
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    Shay McAulay - Using Metrics to build better behaviour (Invited Speaker)

    Shay McAulay
    Shay McAulay
    Scrum Master
    Neto
    schedule 2 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    "Tell me how you will measure me and I will tell you how I will perform." Using the wrong metric will encourage business behaviours that will have a negative impact on your business. In this session we will look at some rules and good practice to show you how to take the behaviour we want and then build a metric to support it.

  • Liked Rupender Grewal
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    Rupender Grewal - Social Robots and Us

    Rupender Grewal
    Rupender Grewal
    schedule 2 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    How I ended up working in Social Robotics!!

  • Liked The Legendary Josh Wulf™ - As Seen on the Internet®
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    The Legendary Josh Wulf™ - As Seen on the Internet® - Making Magik

    30 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    Consistently rated by audiences as "Literally the best tech-entertainment talk of all time".

    "Magic is a power that allows people to do impossible things by saying special words."

    How we discovered and developed Magikcraft, from hacking in a public library to meeting a global CEO in a Danish castle. From running on a computer found in a garbage bin to burning $187,000 of cloud credits. From a good idea to a worldwide phenomenon. Along the way we've succeeded, failed, pivoted, won competitions and funding, changed focus completely, and WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING.

    If you want to create something from nothing and navigate uncertainty to arrive at awesome, then you don't want to miss this talk! Wherever you are in your journey, you will leave this talk inspired and with renewed vision. This is the last time this talk will be delivered in Australia before Magikcraft lifts off for Denmark. In the future people will ask you: "Where were you when the Magik™ Happened?®" This is your chance to be able to give the correct answer.

  • Liked Christian van Stom
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    Christian van Stom - Creating Agile Teams

    Christian van Stom
    Christian van Stom
    schedule 2 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    An agile coaching journey through creating agile teams at Global Payments AU/NZ

  • Liked Michi Tyson
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    Michi Tyson - One step forwards, two steps back - influencing change (Invited Speaker)

    Michi Tyson
    Michi Tyson
    chief idea generator
    agile attitude
    schedule 2 months ago
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    60 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    With the rate of change increasing constantly, it is now more important than ever to maintain adaptable processes and practices and create a "learning organisation" that constantly improves and changes to maintain its competitive edge. There's just that pesky problem of - you guessed it - people!

    Change is not a "one-off" thing anymore - change has become a constant in our professional (and personal!) environment and the best teams and organisations not only keep up with change, they CREATE change! This talk looks at change resistance, why it exists and how you can work with people and teams to overcome the resistance that holds you back from constantly improving your products, services and practices.

    Using real life examples and experiences, you will learn about the "rules of change", why change resistance exists and how to address it. I will introduce you to individual and organisational change models and you will leave the talk with a toolbag full of tips & tricks to influence change and help people become more awesome!

  • Liked Nicole Stark
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    Nicole Stark - A very different way of making video games (Invited Speaker)

    Nicole Stark
    Nicole Stark
    Game Designer
    Disparity Games
    schedule 2 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    Veterans of Brisbane's video game industry, Nicole and Jason Stark, went from making games in a studio of 800+ people to making games together in their kitchen, with their teenage daughter. It took a painful adjustment period and a completely different approach to getting things done before they could call it a success.

  • Liked Jessica Reddrop
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    Jessica Reddrop / Joe Stepowski - Thin Vertical Slices: When cake gets complicated (Invited Speaker)

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    In a team aligned by layer rather than product, thin vertical slicing was a foreign concept that “wouldn't work” in our context. With a new project came a new opportunity to work across components in a cross-functional team. Although the UI layer was small, we were able to introduce thin vertical slices in a way that made sense for the project and for the team. In this talk we cover two distinct perspectives on introducing thin vertical slices to a team that traditionally broke up the backlog by component, i.e. ‘horizontal layers’. This is not a technical deep dive on how to create thin vertical slices. Rather, this is the story of introducing a new concept to the team, making it work in our context, the challenges we faced, and how we overcame them. The cake analogy is often used when talking about thin vertical slices, but in our experience it’s more complicated than that.

  • Liked James Hayes
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    James Hayes - Game of Scrums (Invited Speaker)

    James Hayes
    James Hayes
    Director
    AginicDS
    schedule 2 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Based on experiences with many different large organisations and teams, this talk tackles the realities of large multi team delivery and explores practical techniques for encouraging true collaboration and avoiding the Game of Scrums.

  • Liked Eduardo Nofuentes
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    Eduardo Nofuentes - 7 steps to coaching agile non-software development teams (Invited Speaker)

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    You are a scrum master or an agile coach that has been working with software development teams for some time; suddenly someone else from a different department (marketing, HR, sales...) asks you if you can help them also to "do" this agile thing...

    In this talk, you will learn our successful approach to coaching non-software development agile teams; the tools we use, our approach and a step-by-step guide you can follow when you go back to work the next day.

  • Liked Phillip Crockford
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    Phillip Crockford - Empower Your "No": how to refine the art of decline

    Phillip Crockford
    Phillip Crockford
    CEO
    v-teamwork
    schedule 3 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Lightning Talk
    Beginner

    In both Lean and Agile approaches, the ability to say "no" is essential to short and long term success. There are hundreds of books on articles on the power and value of saying "no", yet for many of us it continues to be problematic in practice. Others dismissively say: "I have no problem saying no", yet they are oblivious to the damage they do to the morale and the mood of the team. Tips and hints won't do much. The answer lies in deep, system-level understanding and actual practice.

    Don't miss this talk if:

    a. You want to really understand at a deeper level why "no" is so necessary and so challenging in complex knowledge work.

    b. You want practical improvement in your on-the-ground, real world ability to contribute value by saying "no" and listening to the "no" of others more effectively.

  • Liked Tiago Griffo
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    Tiago Griffo - Hypothesis Driven Software Selection

    Tiago Griffo
    Tiago Griffo
    Principal Technologist
    ThoughtWorks
    schedule 4 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) applications are a part of most (perhaps every) medium to large enterprises. A lot of money is spent every year in selection and implementation projects of such applications - think millions to billions of dollars if you consider lost opportunity costs which are hard to measure.

    Unfortunately, buying instead of building is no guarantee of success. Tales of monumental package implementation overruns and disappointing functionality - not to mention outright failures - abound.  These failures occur despite elaborate, detailed evaluation processes meant to select just the right package and reduce the risk of implementation. It is clear that businesses have to get better at researching, evaluating, and selecting software products.

    In this talk we'll describe an approach to selecting and implementing package software that focuses on engineering quality and business agility.  We prefer an approach that involves hands-on, experiential hypothesis testing and evidence gathering over endless feature checklists and vendor demonstrations.

  • Liked Will McNelis
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    Will McNelis - Iterative Ethics: Can our moral compass be agile?

    Will McNelis
    Will McNelis
    Agility Coach
    Tatts Group
    schedule 4 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Our moral and ethical landscape has changed greatly over the last 100 years. We used to be able to view the world very much in terms of right and wrong, black and white, but today we are constantly operating in shades of grey.

    We have a recipe for disaster when this is coupled with the fact that everything in our life is now run by software. We must have a way to iterate on our values, morals, and ethics to ensure we are aware of the dilemmas we face daily and the impacts of our choices.

    In this session, we will cover codifying a team's ethics to be in line with their companies’ values, and include this in their definition of done (project, feature, story). We will then discuss techniques to review and iterate on ethics in line with the usual feedback cycles.

    Basically, let's make sure our work is something we would want to bring home to our mum.

    Coming from experience in his current coaching role in the Australian Gambling industry coupled with a background of delivering agile marketing strategies and technology across the Asia Pacific region, Will is uniquely positioned to highlight ethical and moral success stories as well as failures.

  • Liked James McMenamin
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    James McMenamin - How the hell do you get people to talk to each other?

    James McMenamin
    James McMenamin
    Senior Consultant
    Elabor8
    schedule 3 months ago
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    60 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    This is a workshop style presentation where we will introduce a number of collaboration techniques, then break into groups who will use the different techniques to examine the idea of collaboration. Finally, the groups will report back to the larger group about what they learned about collaboration techniques from each other and from the actual experience of employing the technique.

  • Liked Jacinta Streat
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    Jacinta Streat - Sticky notes to improve your life

    Jacinta Streat
    Jacinta Streat
    Agility Coach
    Tatts Group
    schedule 3 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    This talk is all about Jacinta’s agility journey and how it’s impacted every aspect of her life. Jacinta will explore the traits, characteristics and values that make up an agility mindset.

    There’s been set backs, inspirations and life milestones that have triggered Jacinta to grow her agility mindset. By reflecting on this growth and being prepared to share her journey with the teams she coaches allows her to build trusted relationships and demonstrates her passion for agility. She hopes you will be inspired to grow yours or support others to grow their agility mindset and consider how it can impact your life.

  • Liked Jochy
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    Jochy - Cognitive biases in agile teams

    Jochy
    Jochy
    Senior Consultant
    Elabor8
    schedule 4 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner
    Cognitive biases often results to poor decisions that could affect your teams. This talk provides an introduction to cognitive biases and how they impact team performance and effectivity.
    I'll cover 3 aspects of teams that could be impacted by these cognitive biases - team dynamics, communication and productivity.
    I'll discuss the symptoms of these biases and show you how to proactively control and reduce its effects for more effective teams. 

     

     

     

     

  • Liked Rebecca Harris
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    Rebecca Harris / Paul O'Keeffe - A Testing Safety Net for the Traditional Enterprise High Wire Act

    30 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    The classic enterprise software Catch-22: We need tests before we can risk changing our software applications, but those applications are not designed for testability, so we first need to redesign them.

    There is nothing to do but bite the bullet and build a testing safety net around the outside.

    This session will describe our experiences while building the net and show you the ropes so you too can reduce risk while speeding up delivery cycle times in the traditional enterprise circus.

  • Liked Phillip Crockford
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    Phillip Crockford - Level Up Your Team! ...building customer collaboration skills using WoW

    Phillip Crockford
    Phillip Crockford
    CEO
    v-teamwork
    schedule 4 months ago
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    60 Mins
    Original Research
    Intermediate

    Agile, lean, devops etc are powerful process-driven collaboration frameworks that do not always realise their potential in practice. Our qualitative research has shown great promise: using coaching and reflective practice inside immersive MMPORG environments. The aim: to develop the skills and sensibilities we need for effective collaboration in complex knowledge work.

    Building on the work of Chilean philosopher and technology pioneer Dr. Fernando Flores, we started our research with the premise that every human action generates value when it is performed to take care of what someone cares about. The person taking the action is the Performer and the person with the concern to be taken care of is the Customer. Inside this definition then, customers are everywhere, including within the team.

    In this talk we outline our Why? What? and How? We also overview our results to date and future directions. From our experimental research, we believe that this highly innovative approach has the potential to disrupt the traditional coaching and workshop-style delivery methods that are the staple of communication, collaboration, and leadership skills development.

    You will walk away with actionable insights about the human elements of customer collaboration that you can put into practice immediately.