• Liked Peter Lam
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    Peter Lam - Using Jurgen Appelo's Management 3.0 to build better teams

    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    World of work has broken.  According to Gallup in a study conducted worldwide between 2011-2012 - only 13% of employees working for an organisation are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. 

    I'll explain why our current standard patterns in management are no longer good enough, and what we can do differently and better.  I will showcase a number of modern modern management techniques - popularised by Jurgen Appelo and Management 3.0 - that are fundamentally aligned with lean and agile principles.  These will help you get better engagement, better teamwork and make management an easier job.

    You will walk away with a number of simple techniques you can use to help initiate teams or projects; change the level of conversation that you will with your peers and team members; and give you a way to build happier teams.

  • Liked Alistair Sloley
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    Alistair Sloley - Build your own Canvas

    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The Business Model Canvas and the A3 Report are classic examples of using visualization tools to help you/a team/an org analyze and plan. However, you might find that available canvases don't really suit your needs. Would you really use the traditional Business Model Canvas for a legacy product in a large enterprise?

    Come learn about classic examples of canvases and what they are trying to achieve. Learn about a simple framework that enables you to build a custom canvas that is suited to your needs. And walk away with a custom canvas, because you are going to build your own canvas in this workshop!

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    Alistair Sloley - Coaching Up to the C-Suite

    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    According to the 2016 State of Agile Survey the #3 cause of agile project failure is “Lack of management support” at 38%. To compound the matter, the #5 cause of prevention of further agile adoption is “Management support” at 29%. In contrast, the #2 reason for success in scaling agile is “Executive sponsorship” at 40%.

    Clearly the executives and C-suite are a key part of a successful agile transformation. As an agile coach or transformation agent it is imperative that you work with the C-suite so that your org can successfully adopt agile.

    Learn about the different types of C-suite executives through the use of personas. We will cover 6 persona types in detail.

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    Alistair Sloley - Liberating Structures... 36 tried and true facilitation techniques to amp up your org's collaboration

    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The communication tools of Liberating Structures will teach you how to facilitate the discussions your org needs. I am going to demonstrate how to use these techniques in the workshop. And all the attendees are going to be fully immersed and ready to wield their new knowledge the very next day at work.

    Come learn how to help your team(s), org(s), and company(ies)!!!

    For more information, watch my video at http://youtu.be/UNOjqMUv8h0

    A version of this workshop that was presented at Agile Tour Sydney 2016 is at http://bit.ly/2f4Bie8

  • Liked Howard Deiner
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    Howard Deiner - How We Get Agile Transformations Wrong By Trying to Do It All So Right

    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Sorry to say it guys, but Agile has gone limp over the last few years.  As we get more and more coaches into the mix, both external as well as internal, organizations somehow have forgotten that it’s software that we’re trying to produce.  Not great stand-ups.

    Technical practices matter.  In fact, if we could dispense with ALL process and still create the valuable quality software that is needed, we should do that.  From a Lean perspective, process adds no customer facing value.  But getting rid of all process is crazy talk.  Even Fred George, who promoted “Programmer Anarchy” several years ago never got away from all process.  In reality, his movement was premised on driving business decision making directly into technical decision making, and completely empowering teams to “be” the company.  He premised the concept of “Programmer Anarchy” on using the best and brightest developers out there, and trusting that if they could do something as difficult as create great code that they could do the business decision making as well.

    But perhaps we don’t have the absolute best talent out there.  Perhaps it’s hard to lure people away from Google and Facebook because of the money and the chance to get great work environment and unbelievable work challenges (change the world, anyone?)  Does that mean that we have to go back into the Fredrick Winslow Taylor world view of “The One Best Way”?  With that way becoming making a choice between Scrum, SAFe, Lean/Kanban, and other development processes?

    I’d like to convince you that what’s going to work for your organization and your employees is something in the middle.  I, of course, lean into the “better technical practices will yield better outcomes” frame of mind.  You may as well.  But when Garrison Keillor said, on “A Prairie Home Companion” (a long running radio show on National Public Radio in the States), “Well, that's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average”, that was satire!  And the same is true of your organization.  It can logically be true that all organizations’ developers are all above average.  But we can hold people to an acceptable level of technical practices that will yield in writing better code than merely having a process that talks about writing better code. 

    This session will speak to the specifics of the whats and whys.

  • Liked Kevin Cox
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    Kevin Cox - A Discussion on the Structure and Governance of an Agile Programmer/Developer Cooperative

    Kevin Cox
    Kevin Cox
    CEO
    White Label Personal Clouds
    schedule 3 hours ago
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    25 mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    A Panel Session on the governance and structure of an Agile Cooperative to deliver systems.

  • Liked Fabiano Morais
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    Fabiano Morais - Global Nomads and Remote Wrok

    Fabiano Morais
    Fabiano Morais
    Delivery Coach
    Envato
    schedule 7 hours ago
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    40 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    In a historical moment where everything is political, and we keep hearing references to "walls", "bans" and all sorts of restrictions that try to inhibit a person's mobility around the world, it has never been so important to discuss global mobility in relation to the future of work. The future of work is, undoubtedly, deeply connected to remote work and global mobility. Forrester Research’s (US) estimates that the number of mobile workers will reach 63 million (43 percent of the U.S. workforce) sometime in 2016. (REF)

    While “work from home” has been a common model, the pervasiveness of digital nomadism has changed the face of global work patterns. Remote and mobile work is here to stay.

    This exciting trend brings about new work configurations and possibilities, but also new challenges. Tension and contradiction can sometimes exist between our basic social needs and physical disconnection, and between flexibility for the individual and the collective needs of collaboration. If agile is still cutting edge, shouldn’t agile organisations be leading the way in pursuit of answers to these things? Agile organisations can lead the way and provide solutions that enable a team to make the best out of blended work practices while avoiding the pitfalls of remote work.

    Agile frameworks that are effective arrive at seamlessly blended workflows. During this talk, I will present the cutting-edge agile practices used at [Company Name] to embrace digital nomadism and shape the future of work. I will share with the attendees the challenges, triumphs, tools, and characteristics that make up an organization that is successfully embracing digital nomadism. Envato's Work From Anywhere policy is more than just an effective policy. In today's global society, it is also a symbol of another kind of world, of another way to live and work together. It is an example of what is possible when we have trust in each other and in our communities.

  • Liked Dave Bales
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    Dave Bales - Causal Loop Diagrams: How To Enhance Your System Thinking

    Dave Bales
    Dave Bales
    Agile Coach
    AgileMe
    schedule 7 hours ago
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    40 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Popularised in Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline, causal loop diagrams provide a diagramming approach to mapping out the cause and effect landscape in a wider system.
    The technique seems to have been overlooked in modern times, and yet it is a powerful tool to evaluate and discover virtuous or vicious cycles in the system and trade-off balances between opposing forces.

    This technique is much more powerful and yet more subtle than the five whys or other root cause analysis techniques, and looks to map out the upstream causes and downstream effects in a dynamic environment. High-end diagrams can illustrate areas of high pressure that either perpetuate a negative loop (vicious cycle) or a positive loop (virtuous cycle.) This approach has helped me enormously in understanding how to position an Agile adoption that is sensitive the dynamics at play in a program or enterprise landscape, most often when the solution or combination of solutions are not immediately obvious.

    This talk will present some simple techniques to help you to use causal loop diagrams to map out your own systems and contexts and become aware of the cause and effects within your landscape.

  • Liked Daniel Prager
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    Daniel Prager - Agile in Everyday Life

    Daniel Prager
    Daniel Prager
    Agile Coach
    Skillfire
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Please don't assume that Agile is only good for Software Development, Startups, DevOps, Change Management, Personal Productivity, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Time Management, Organisational Change, Educating Children, Operations, Infrastructure, Design, Teamwork and Saving your Organisation just because they are the only things that happened to be on this list.

    Applying Agile principles in everyday life is a great way to not only improve your quality of life, but to experiment with Agile approaches and find out what you've really internalised.

    For coaches and leaders practicing Agile in Everyday Life presents a rich opportunity to not just talk the talk, but also walk the walk.

    In this talk I'll give a couple of examples of how I've drawn on Agile approaches to help address personal challenges, plus discuss with the audience what areas folks are "doin' it for themselves".

    This will be an interactive session, somewhere between a talk and a short workshop.

  • Liked Helen Snitkovsky
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    Helen Snitkovsky - Introduction to Business Agility

    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Business agility is the ability of a business system to rapidly respond to change by adapting its initial stable configuration. Business agility can be maintained by maintaining and adapting goods and services to meet customer demands, adjusting to the changes in a business environment and taking advantage of human resources.

    This talk provides an introduction to business agility, including business drivers, getting started, and current trends.

     

     

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    Helen Snitkovsky - Office drama theatre - bring tough conversations to life

    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    This workshop is inspired by drama therapy.  This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings, or achieve catharsis. Bring in your challenges in adopting Lean, Agile or System thinking. We will stage the story and help you find the solution through interactive play.


     

  • Liked Mihall O Curraoin
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    Mihall O Curraoin - The Hidden Reasons Blocking Change (and How to Overcome Them)

    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Change or die. That’s the choice that doctors give at-risk heart patients. Increasingly, due to digital disruption, it’s also the choice facing many of our organisations. Research indicates that only one in seven heart patients is able to make the necessary life-style changes, even in the face of the ultimate threat. Evidence suggests our organisations may be similarly ‘immune to change’. As technology coaches and leaders, how can we help our people and organisations change to stay competitive in a complex and continuously disrupted world?

    Based on work by Harvard professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, this coaching workshop takes a practical, canvas-based approach to uncovering and addressing the hidden causes that often block change for our people and organisations. Using a 4-step process and a peer coaching approach, participants will have the opportunity to work on an important work or life goal they have not yet achieved, so that they begin to understand from the inside how hidden blockers can impact change .

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