Day 1

Thu, Jun 29
Timezone: Australia/Melbourne (AEDT)
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    Stephen Callaghan

    Stephen Callaghan / Michelle Prosser-Roberts - There and back again: A Journey through Agile Metrics at Scale.

    schedule  02:15 - 03:00 PM place EN 101 (L100) people 52 Interested star_halfRate

    Any journey is a combination of planning, expectation, experiences, conversations, and knowledge gained.  The metrics journey that this Enterprise Agile Coach and experienced Release Train Engineer have travelled has all of this and more!  And many travelers like to have a copy of their Travel Guide to hand to not only plan their experiences but to help them manage some of the intricacies of their journey.  Consider this talk your opportunity to dip into an expedition through the wilds of agile metrics – with a cheat sheet.

    This presentation will cover:

    • Where am I?  Context is king.  Knowing your starting point is key.  Baseline metrics.
    • Who’s on the journey?  Knowing your audience, who else is on the journey with you and what are their expectations. Agile vs Waterfall PMO. Internal vs External metrics
    • What could go wrong?  Being clear about the challenges for metrics at scale
    • Metrics as your compass.  Using metrics to help identify changes in direction

    We started our metrics journey with different goals in mind and have uncovered some surprising aspects in what works and in particular what doesnt!  In this presentation they weave their expectations, experience and knowledge to show how these perspectives can meet.

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    Ed O

    Ed O'Shaughnessy - Go forth and self organise! Easier said than done

    schedule  02:15 - 03:00 PM place EN 204 (C40) people 61 Interested star_halfRate

    An Agile approach encourages organisations to form self-organising teams that are empowered to figure out how to work together and deliver value. But it's one thing to tell a team they are responsible for themselves and quite another to understand what this even means and to put it into practice in a healthy, sustainable and rewarding way.

    This workshop will explore what it means to self-organise through an understanding of the fundamentals, relaying of experiences helping teams in the field develop their self-organising capability, with some simple role playing to illustrate and convey techniques that anyone can easily adopt to help improve their team effectiveness. 

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    Tom Partington

    Tom Partington - An introduction to Web Performance Optimisation - practical steps for reducing costs and improving the user experience

    schedule  02:15 - 03:00 PM place EN 205 (C40) people 35 Interested star_halfRate

    The web is increasingly becoming the standard way in which we conduct our business, but despite the use of ever improving technologies many websites are frustratingly slow and getting slower. It is becoming more difficult to compete for and retain users attention, and If you operate in the online space you can no longer afford to ignore the performance of your website or platform.

    This talk will provide an introduction to and the benefits of web-performance optimisation, explain why it matters now more than ever and why it's so commonly overlooked during the development process. It will also show how you can identify and fix the most common performance pitfalls, resulting in reduced costs, and increased user engagement and satisfaction.

    During this talk there will be an opportunity to follow along on your own laptop and learn how to use some of the tools firsthand.

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    Brian Rankin

    Brian Rankin - Building quality products as a team

    schedule  02:15 - 03:00 PM place EN 303 (C40) people 33 Interested star_halfRate
    Our organization is on the journey of transitioning from "you build: I test" to "we build quality by learning together" we've borrowed heavily on the philosophies from various organisations in the industry as well as these two principles
    • a humble questions can be powerful
    • the best way to learn is to teach someone else.
    We started this journey because we know that a waterfall project with all the testing at the end is painful and full of risk.  Smaller units of work like a 'story' reduce the scale of the problem but do not solve it.  We believe the benefits of building quality in from the start can be achieved by shifting the mindset of teams and individuals as to how quality is achieved and who's responsibility it is?  
    This session will describe the problems we are looking to solve, the benefits we are chasing, the challenges we've faced and the techniques we've taken to achieve adoption.  
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    Tim Lewis

    Tim Lewis - Fast, Easy & Safe - 5 years at a FinTech

    schedule  02:15 - 03:00 PM place EN 304 (C40) people 16 Interested star_halfRate

    Navigating the growth phase of a financial technology startup has been an exciting and rewarding experience.  However, delivering software in a competitive marketplace whilst maintaining a stable and reliable platform can be very challenging when the cost of mistakes are high.

    In this session you'll hear about the importance of creating a resilient, collaborative, flexible, adaptable and trusting workplace to ensure a stable and highly available platform.  We'll discuss organisational design, Agile processes and the lessons learned through success and failure that have enabled a Melbourne startup to grow to a global payments leader.

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    Michael Augello

    Michael Augello - Unlock Your Potential

    schedule  02:15 - 03:00 PM place EN 307 (C40) people 50 Interested star_halfRate

    We are often reminded to take ownership of our own career development. We are often told “your career is your responsibility”.

    Sound familiar?

    Unfortunately…aside from maybe a 30min Careers talk from the school Careers Counsellor at high school, we have not been schooled, coached or mentored in personal and career development. Most of us follow our intuition and if we are lucky we find ourselves in the roles we enjoy. Sometimes we do not even realise it when we are in that role !

    What if we approached it a little more structured and planned our development and our careers?

    What is the role of our managers and leaders?

    What does the literature say? What is your experience?

    Take control and Unlock your Potential. Join Michael as he shares his international case study experiences.

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    Miles Jordan

    Miles Jordan - The hallmarks of successful teams

    schedule  02:15 - 03:00 PM place EN 313 (L100) people 94 Interested star_halfRate

    What makes a team successful? What makes the work that they do so valuable, useful and delightful?

    In this talk, we'll look at some of the research that's analysed successful projects and teams, as well as draw on some of my own experiences in running delivery teams. While targeted towards product delivery teams, most of the concepts can be applied to just about any team.

    When we're done, your team will be happier, healthier, more efficient, and your customers will love you for it.

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    Libby Dale

    Libby Dale - Innovating Online Customer Experience

    schedule  02:15 - 03:00 PM place EN 413 (L80+) people 22 Interested star_halfRate

    This presentation will deal with transforming online customer engagement, drawing on customer engagement success stories. Customer retention and 'health scoring' will be introduced, this includes addressing problems & how to resist doing ‘more of the same’. A Case Study will be explored of the digital journey of a large print & online advertising company.

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Day 2

Fri, Jun 30
Timezone: Australia/Melbourne (AEDT)
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    Craig Brown

    Craig Brown / Ed. Wong / Steven Mitchell - Keynote by special guest

    schedule  09:00 - 10:00 AM place ATC 101 people 131 Interested star_halfRate

    Norman Bodek's mission is to teach managers how to teach their employees how to be successful in life and also to teach teachers how to teach their students how to be successful in life. 

    Takashi Harada, a track and field coach, in Osaka, Japan developed a new methodology to lead underachievers to become winners. His students won 13 gold medals, best in all of Japan, and the school went from the worst to the best out of 380 schools. HIs methodology has been taught to over 60,000 people. Shohei Otani a student at high school and also followed the Harada Method, setting a goal to pitch in the Japanese baseball major leagues. He also set a goal to pitch at 99 miles an hour. He attained his goals and was selected into the majors. After just three years, he was Japan's best pitcher, throwing at 103 miles per hour, selected as most valuable player and rumored that the New York Yankees were willing to pay 20 million dollars to get him. The Harada Method might not get you into the major leagues but it will surely help you rise to your maximum capabilities. You can be a hero of your own life when you can learn how to set goals and how to attain them.

    Norman Bodek has co-authored a book with Mr. Harada titled The Harada Method - the Spirit of Self-reliance. Self-reliance allows people to operate at their highest level of skill.

    Norman played a prime role in introducing Lean to the West. He started with Vern Buehler the Shingo Prize and is a Shingo Prize winner. He was a frequent keynote speaker on Quick and Kaizen, Lean manufacturing and the Harada Method. He has written hundreds of articles; and when he owned Productivity Press he published a 100 Japanese management books in English, over 250 published books on productivity and quality, and has written seven books including his How to Do Kaizen and the Harada Method.

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