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  • Brendon White
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    Brendon White - Sustainable Pace and Team Health

    Brendon White
    Brendon White
    Agile Coach
    Zen Ex Machina
    schedule 1 year ago
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    20 Mins
    Ted-Talk
    Beginner

    Sustainable Pace is a core tenet of agile working. Team Health is a necessary ingredient in creative teamwork.

    Come hear Brendan explain the principles and ideas here, and learn how to recognise when you need to take action and what you can do to improve things for your team.

  • Craig Smith
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    Craig Smith / Tony Ponton - The Agile Revolution - Live!

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The seminal industry podcast Agile Revolution is coming to LAST - not just to record vox pops, but to host a live show on stage! This will be a don't miss interactive session that the guys may even manage to publish in the same year that it's recorded! Come along to hear from the best in the business, as they discuss their thoughts and get your own thoughts recorded for posterity! Via La Revolution!

  • Darren Menachemson
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    Darren Menachemson - How systems thinking can create more ethical design

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    The biggest problems we face as a society are systems problems. Systems thinking gives us not only the tools to zoom out and see these in their full, dynamic complexity, but to understand where we can most effectively intervene to make a difference.

    But systems thinking can give us more than that. It can also give us powerful signals about whether our interventions will be ethical, and how we can overlay concepts like compassion, social license and fairness into the loops and the nodes. In the wake of two Royal Commissions and on wavefront of a third, Darren will discuss systems failures, their human cost, and how systems thinking can inoculate our designs from becoming, ultimately, harms.

  • Ryan Whitmore
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    Ryan Whitmore - Using the Service Design Approach and Gamification to discover unique solutions

    Ryan Whitmore
    Ryan Whitmore
    UX Designer
    DXC Technology
    schedule 1 year ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Hear from Product Designer Ryan Whitmore on how you can use the service design approach and gamification to discover unique solutions to your own business problem.

  • Shane Martin
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    Shane Martin - Mapping Culture

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    In late 2017 as part of efforts by Geoscience Austrlia's Cultural Reference Group chaired by the CEO, Cognitive Edge's sensemaker software was deployed to explore the cultural landscape of the organisation. The survey was extraordinary easy to get up and running and resulted in the anonymous collection of some 200 stories about "what it's like to work here" within a two month period. This talk introduces the methods we used in the survey, the results and actions that immediately followed it, as well as the base it has become to further map and improve our organisational culture.

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

    40 Mins
    Presentation
    Beginner
    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


    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.

  • Will Grant
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    Will Grant - The Wholesome Show - Live Podcast

    Will Grant
    Will Grant
    Senior Lecturer
    ANU
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    What was the Hanoi Rat Massacre, and what can it tell us about Systems Thinking, and unintended consequences?

    The Wholesome Show - science communication for the people who sit up the back of the class - is coming to LAST, and will use this story as a jumping off point to engage with systems thinking, and how it fits into the broader world around us.

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

    40 Mins
    Presentation
    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.

  • John Tooth
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    John Tooth - Evolve through delegation of influence

    John Tooth
    John Tooth
    Head of Partnership
    remote:af
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Self-organisation can be confronting to leadership. When you support a team to become self-organised it usually means giving up some control. In this workshop we will examine three core patterns and supporting practices that enable influence to be distributed. After this workshop you will have the tools to explicitly distribute influence with confidence.

  • Simon Bristow
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    Simon Bristow - Searching for strategic agility

    40 Mins
    Presentation
    Advanced

    In today's world, if businesses aren’t more agile in the way they execute on their strategies, they risk over investing on initiatives that won’t result in the future growth they seek.

    In this talk, we explore how and why businesses should think differently about what strategy means to them, followed by a discussion of some simple frameworks and models that can help organisations better check the performance of future growth strategies, and act earlier when it looks like those strategies are not going to turn up.

  • Joe Schmetzer
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    Joe Schmetzer - Effective Communication

    Joe Schmetzer
    Joe Schmetzer
    Head of Engineering
    QA Chef
    schedule 1 year ago
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    40 Mins
    Presentation
    Beginner

    Communication is a core skill. It is at the heart of all our interpersonal relationships with family, friends and work. It is something we instinctively learn from birth, and continue for the rest of out lives. Effective communication unlocks better relationships, and dramatically improves effectiveness, adaptability, innovation, competitiveness and profitability.

    We are inherently bad at communication.

    This talk explores the various ways in which we fail to communication effectively, including:

    • Unconscious assumptions and cognitive biases
    • Mismatches between individual and group goals (the Unilateral Control Model)
    • Hiding information due preserve control or minimise losses

    It's not all lost, though! There are a number of techniques and skills we can use to communicate more effectively, including the Mutual Learning Model and Non-Violent Communication (NVC).

    At the end of this talk, you will understand the causes of ineffective communication, along with different models for better and more effective communication. The practice is up to you!

  • Romain Vailleux
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    Romain Vailleux - Liberating Structures - An overview of powerful workshop formats

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate
    Less time waste, more USEFUL meetings!

    The Liberating microstructures (K. McCandless & H. Lipmanowicz) are a repertory of workshop formats that enable collective intelligence and enhance trust among the participants.

    Inclusivity, collective intelligence, collaboration, innovation; these words resonate a lot in today's business world where compagny tries to keep up with a growing complexity.
    And that's why every change agent, leader or facilitator needs to know about Liberating structures.

    This workshop will be an interactive overview of the liberating microstructures, making every participant aware of the diversity of Liberating formats available.
    After a quick introduction to the subject, the participants will investigate the framework to finish with the key principles behing the liberating structures.
  • Soma Mazumder
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    Soma Mazumder - Just Be Emotionally Smart

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    How can a Scrum Master/Agile coach/Leader ensures that the team feels safe and protected? Why building connections within the team is so important? Do we know what is the secret sauce for the magical recipe of high performing teams?

    Let’s explore together two activities which can help in building connections within the team.

  • Inga Pflaumer
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    Inga Pflaumer - ORGANISING A NON-COMMERCIAL REMOTE STUDY TEAM

    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    A year ago in my free time, I started a remote study group for female junior developers, focusing on creating a game using Node.js, React, Redux and Electron. This year, three of the participants found jobs in the industry, and the project continues to grow.
    How do you motivate junior developers to work in a non-profit study project? What are the main issues for them, and how to address those? How do you inspire people to learn, let them experiment and try new things, but at the same time deliver results and move the project forward? And to do all of this with an all-remote team?

  • Joel Madden
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    Joel Madden - High impact interpersonal skills and frameworks to amplify your, and your team's, performance

    Joel Madden
    Joel Madden
    Wily Raconteur
    IntegrationQA
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    In this advanced workshop we demonstrate a combination of experiential activity and theory in practice.

    The session will help attendees identify how to accelerate Agile effectiveness through advanced interpersonal dynamics by observing that the key link between just doing Agile and successfully being agile is understanding how Agile works in a human systems perspective.

    We will provide an introduction to concepts and behaviours that attendees can explore to improve the effectiveness of Agile practices and activities within their own unique situational context.

    Attendees will take away a working knowledge of key practices and the practical skills to apply change with their teams immediately.

  • Sally Sloley
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    Sally Sloley - Scrum Master Dog Pound

    Sally Sloley
    Sally Sloley
    Agile Coach
    Sally Sloley
    schedule 1 year ago
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    25 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    You are a Scrum Master, but you find yourself in between jobs. You begin your search. How do you choose the home that will be a great fit for you? How do you know which company you want to be adopted by? This talk is a fresh way to look at the companies that may be trying to hire for a role they don’t understand and don’t want to pay for.

  • Mia Horrigan
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    Mia Horrigan - How to survive the Zombie Scrum Apocalypse

    40 Mins
    Zombie Apocalypse
    Intermediate

    A couple of years ago Christiaan Verwijs and Johannes Schartau coined the term ‘Zombie-Scrum’. What's it all about?

    Well, at first sight Zombie Scrum seems to be normal Scrum. But it lacks a beating heart. The Scrum teams do all the Scrum events but a potential releasable increment is rarely the result of a Sprint. Zombie Scrum teams have a very unambitious definition of what ‘done’ means, and no drive to extend it. They see themselves as a cog in the wheel, unable and unwilling to change anything and have a real impact: I’m only here to code! Zombie Scrum teams show no response to a failed or successful Sprint and also don’t have any intention to improve their situation. Actually nobody cares about this team. The stakeholders have forgotten the existence of this team long time ago.

    Zombie Scrum is Scrum, but without the beating heart of working software and its on the rise. This workshop will help you understand how to recognise the symptoms and cuases of Zombie Scrum and what you can do to get started to combat and treat Zombie-Scrum.Knowing what causes Zombie Scrum might help prevent a further outbreak and prevent the apocalypse

  • 60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    What would be the Rebellion’s or the Galactic Empire’s Vision Statement?

    Join me in a lightning game of crafting multiple Vision Statement prototypes. You will experience an engaging, inclusive, interactive and innovative technique to craft a Vision Statement that you can immediately take away and apply in your own context.

    Learn how to help your organisation, program, product, service or team become awesome.

    I will present the winner and runner-up with an exciting Star Wars prize. This will be like the medal ceremony at the end of Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope.

    First: Encounter two conventional Vision Statement techniques. One involves a quadrant, for people who like quadrants.

    Next: Try to remember the plot of the first Star Wars movie ever made. Become one with the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire.

    The game: Experience a visioning technique based on Design Thinking. We will draw on the early Star Wars Universe so that we have a shared context. This is something I might have invented. The game, not Design Thinking or Star Wars.

    The game is played in quick, successive rounds. We will then debrief and figure out what we learnt.

  • Rowan Bunning
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    Rowan Bunning - Agile Knowledge Check-up with the Agile Doctor

    40 Mins
    Presentation
    Beginner

    Does your organisation use terms “Agile”, User Story, MVP, Iteration Manager or ScrumMaster? Do you do a demonstration at the end of each iteration? If you organisation is like most in Australia, it’s likely that people in it are misunderstanding the primary purpose of these concepts. When the main point of such concepts are missed repeatedly, it can cripple the effectiveness of your Agile adoption. Don’t fear, the Doctor is in and there is a clear prescription for your ailment. Come and test your knowledge. Be prepared to be surprised.

  • Niall McShane
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    Niall McShane - Telstra's Agile Coach Academy

    40 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    WHY come along?
    Recently there has been quite a bit of discussion in the practitioner community about what an Agile Coach Academy is and what it means for independent coaches.

    In this presentation I will take the audience through the process from idea to establishment of Telstra's Agile Coach Academy. My role as the Academy Lead was to take 50 internal staff members of varying backgrounds and have them move through a developmental journey taking 20 weeks before they were deployed as beginner coaches.

    Concurrently I was hiring senior experienced coaches to support and act as mentors; which was an critical part of the approach. I'll explain what we did, who was involved and how competency was progressively built throughout their journey.

    You’ll hear from my heart not just my head
    It was a transformational experience for all of us and I want to tell the community the story.

    You’ll hear about my journey and the journey of the trainee coaches; what we all learned about agile coaching and ourselves from this experience together.

    Come with your questions about agile coaching- I’ll have time to answer them

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