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  • Liked Dan Harper
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    Dan Harper - The Hidden Secrets of Awesome Engineering Leadership

    Dan Harper
    Dan Harper
    Head of Integrations
    LiveHire
    schedule 3 days ago
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    90 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    Leading software engineering teams is hard. There are hidden secrets to being successful in the role that aren't widely spoken about, but make a huge impact to the quality of our software products, and to customer satisfaction.

    In this session we will explore these hidden secrets, discuss why they're important and what impact they can make in building awesome products. We will then identify within our own companies, what opportunities there are to put these secrets into action.

  • Liked Alex Sloley
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    Alex Sloley - Liberating Structures... yet more facilitation techniques!

    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.

    If you are a recent convert to LS, come learn a new set of techniques to continue the journey. If you are new to LS, this will start you on your path of facilitation mastery.

  • Liked Julia Harper
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    Julia Harper - Releasing Your Inner Greatness - 4 Growth Principles

    90 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    You were created for a specific and unique purpose - there is a special mix of gifts and talents in you that need to be shared with the world. In today's workplaces, it's critical to have the skills to continually self-evaluate, evolve and inspire others to change. We apply continuous improvement to our products, but not often enough to ourselves and our cultures. So how do we access the greatness within ourselves and call it out from those we’re leading? This session will look at 4 principles that promote growth and foster transformative collaboration. You’ll come away with a combination of mindset and action points to put into practice.

  • Liked Aurelien Beraud
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    Aurelien Beraud - Born to Learn

    Aurelien Beraud
    Aurelien Beraud
    Agile Coach
    MYOB
    schedule 4 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    We naturally crave learning. It is an innate ability that has allowed us to survive, evolve and thrive. Science has also shown us that our brain is quite flexible and can allow us to continue to learn at any point in our lives. Moreover, the Agile community keeps spreading the mindset of continuous improvement and continuous learning. It should therefore be logical to see most organisations using this to their competitive advantage.

    However, are we putting enough emphasis on growing people's ability to learn? Do we really understand how learning works? And if we don't how can we possibly tailor our organizations to foster learning?

    To explore these questions, I want to look at what scientific research tells us about learning but also explore the concept of having a fixed / growth mindset and help you reflect on how you can use these concepts to create the learning organisations of tomorrow.

  • Liked Lena Ross
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    Lena Ross - Where Human Centred Design Meets the Employee Experience

    Lena Ross
    Lena Ross
    Change Consultant
    #changehacks
    schedule 3 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    As more organisations are introducing agile practices, the pressure is on change and project leaders and practitioners to deliver solutions faster, and apply more iterative approaches. This is taking place in an environment of complexity and relentless, continuous change.

    At the same time, the pressure is on all businesses to be not only nimble and responsive to what the customer wants, but to also be sufficiently innovative to create a positive employee experience and carefully consider the people who are impacted.

    We can look to other human-centred disciplines to help us put our people back to the heart of how we deliver change.

    Human Centred Design (also known as Design Thinking) enables us to take a deeper user-centred approach to developing products and services for our customers and employees.

    Find out how to integrate the principles of Human Centred Design into your change plans and interventions, for optimal co-creation and more meaningful engagement.

  • Liked Nish Mahanty
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    Nish Mahanty - Getting Started at a Startup!

    Nish Mahanty
    Nish Mahanty
    Head of Development
    irexchange
    schedule 6 days ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    Start ups have some interesting challenges and conversely some exciting opportunities.

    • They have a limited runway of cash – this drives an intense focus on delivering value (before the money runs out)
    • They have no existing culture or processes – there is nothing to undo as they create a new culture
    • There is no existing code to build upon - there’s no legacy code to deal with, and you produce applications that match what you need to do
    • There is no set of commonly understood processes – you get to adopt whatever works well and that fits your needs.

    This case study talks about the last 12 months of our start-up where we went from “no team, and limited functionality” – to launching a successful and thriving business backed by completely custom trading platform and fulfilment engine.

  • Liked Kiran Ravula
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    Kiran Ravula - Agile Leadership – AM I Transformed to I AM transformed

    Kiran Ravula
    Kiran Ravula
    Agile Coach
    Telstra
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Change is the only Constant. From CEO to your industry aspirant, those unprepared are washed away in the wave of emerging trends and technologies. Industry has witnessed multiple process and technological changes. Out of all the process and technological transformations the industry has gone through Agile has been extremely unique. With greatly increased delivery speed, quality and reliability Agile has been the go to stop for many companies, yet it also has been the most misunderstood concept.

    With greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality, speed to market Agile has been the go to stop for many companies. But why do they fail in its implementation or rather Transformation? The answer is simple. Even today Agile is still considered as a process and called Agile Transformation. But Leadership should look at it as Organizational Transformation.

    An organization transformation involves Leadership, Vision Strategy, Process, Tools and People transformation. In such a huge make shift leadership is the key piece driving the change, supporting and motivating entire chain below. A vision leader has like a virus. Resilient, Highly contagious. It can grow to define or destroy an organization; the stakes are extremely high. To ensure smooth transformation Leadership needs

    • “I” – Insights
    • “A” - Awareness
    • “M” Maturity

    This presentation is focused on providing real-time examples leadership can relate to and generate insights, create awareness and test their maturity to take up the challenge. Moving them from AM I Transformed to I AM transformed.

  • Liked Andrew Hatch
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    Andrew Hatch - Leadership lessons through accelerated change

    Andrew Hatch
    Andrew Hatch
    DevOps Manager
    Seek
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    As the culture of DevOps flourishes, with organisations adopting its fundamentals and rapidly demolishing traditional IT siloes to develop faster with greater efficiency, incipient challenges exist in managing and leading this change process. Keeping the business running, continually improving efficiencies in existing processes while lending support to strategic initiatives is still crucial, but so is building a much greater multi-skilled and faceted engineering culture, unencumbered by traditional processes and management hierarchies. Achieving aspirational goals of providing ephemeral innovation environments to rapidly capitalise on new competitive advantages, re-invigorate Product Delivery with faster and more efficient development and architecture practices, presents fundamental challenges to management roles as does the desire to nurture and grow stronger leadership roles to establish the sense of urgency needed to take advantage of these opportunities.

    At Seek we have been on our DevOps transformation for a number of years, a total of 6 if we go right back to the beginning. Amongst the many success stories that first began to emerge from when we changed our business from solely focusing on marketing and strategy to that of a product and technology company, has been the incredible growth. From a technology perspective we release faster than ever before (well over 1000 times a month into Production) and on the business side record profits and international expansion through acquisition have accelerated.

    However last year it became apparent that as our workforce has doubled in size and our embracement of DevOps as a Culture been so immersive, the very way in how we focus on developing and evolving our people, processes and technology has fundamentally changed. This fundamental change has in turn confronted the very nature of how we consider what are the right ways to effectively lead and manage our technology teams. Traditional techniques and processes specifically targeted at restricting and controlling what people do, and the manner in which they do it, through a culture incentivised against risk and failure no longer works. This change has forced us to look inwards, deeply, at how we lead teams of engineers, guide their work, nurture talent and creativity in order to keep people engaged and motivated as we face competitive threats greater than ever before

    This talk will present on how we have faced these challenges, the strategies we have adopted to lead the way through the chaos and ultimately what we are doing to sustain momentum and development without falling into bad habits. Like our previous talks this is a candid, real-world discussion on the difficult decisions many of us have had to face during this process, including the speaker, to understand what it truly means to be a good leader through developing a greater awareness of emotional intelligence while still being able to maintain a strategic focus on the outcomes and value our teams provide as they evolve and change with us.

  • 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!

  • Liked Alex Sloley
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    Alex Sloley - The Product Owner and Scrum Master Brain Transplant! Mwuhahahaha!!!

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Imagine you are a Mad Agile Scientist and have a diabolical experiment to conduct - what would happen if you exchanged the brains of a Product Owner and Scrum Master? Mwuhahahaha!!! How would the body of a Product Owner with the brain of a Scrum Master act? And vice versa?

    Perhaps the Scrum Master would now treat the team like a backlog? This Scrum Master would be focused on value and maintaining a coaching backlog of team and person improvements. This Scrum Master is refining the team, crafting a group that delivers value.

    And perhaps the Product Owner might treat the backlog like a team? Rather than backlog refining, they coach the backlog. They would be focused on nurturing, protecting, and empowering the backlog. The backlog might transform from an irritation into a labor of love.

    Although this experiment sounds terrible, this change of perspective might be what you need to reanimate your dead team or backlog.

    Join the fun and come learn what horrifying results await!

  • Liked Mark Barber
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    Mark Barber - Transparency - Radiating information to build trust and safety

    Mark Barber
    Mark Barber
    Agile Coach
    Adaptovate
    schedule 4 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Autonomous and empowered teams are a key building block of agile organisations but require a great deal of trust to work. Management and leadership must trust people and teams to do the right thing, and teams need to trust that management will support them when needed.

    Transparency is a low-cost means of building trust. Transparency gained through the open sharing of information, particularly visual information, has played a large part in agile and lean thinking - from lean's visual controls, to XP's "big visible charts" and beyond.

    We will explore how transparency, and the radiation of information, can build trust and cultures where "safe to fail" is more than a theoretical concept.

  • Liked Katrina Kolt
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    Katrina Kolt - 10 Agile culture hacks that won’t get you fired!

    Katrina Kolt
    Katrina Kolt
    Enterprise Agile Coach
    ANZ
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Interactive
    Intermediate

    Is your team or organisation in a funk? Seeking some fun ways to shake things up, or change behaviours?

    Put simply, a culture hack is an intentional action to affect positive change within a team or organisation.

    This session will take you through 10 easy to implement hacks to create an Agile culture within your team or organisation.

    Come away with:

    • A deeper understanding of how culture hacks work
    • The excitement to try one of the ready-made culture hacks
    • The confidence to create your own culture hack!
  • Liked Jochy Reyes
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    Jochy Reyes - Ready Player One: Levelling up Team Engagement through Gamification

    Jochy Reyes
    Jochy Reyes
    Agile Coach
    MYOB
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    “Being human totally sucks most of the time. Videogames are the only thing that make life bearable.” ― Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

    While this quote is probably an exaggeration, it holds true for all of us at some point or another. Indeed there is something about videogames and gaming that just draws people in and keeps them enticed and addicted.

    It is no surprise that concepts of gamification in many industries continue to proliferate. But what really is gamification? Where did it all begin? Is it just a buzzword or is there real scientific proof behind it? And perhaps most importantly, how can you leverage it in improving your teams?

  • Liked Julia Harper
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    Julia Harper - Releasing Your Inner Greatness - You, The System

    90 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    You were created for a specific and unique purpose - there is a special mix of gifts and talents in you that need to be shared with the world. In today's workplaces, it's critical to have the skills to continually self-evaluate, evolve and inspire others to change. We apply continuous improvement to our products, but not often enough to ourselves and our cultures. So how do we access the greatness within ourselves and call it out from those we’re leading?

    Do you wish you were doing your best work but find that somehow you can't make it happen? Ever wondered why you keep repeating the same conflicts at different workplaces and with different teams? This session will delve into the specific areas of your life that, when unblocked, will allow the best version of yourself to operate more frequently. You’ll come away with a combination of mindset and action points to put into practice.

  • Liked Matteo Taddei
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    Matteo Taddei - Mixing teams for a common goal, does it really work?

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    A common challenge companies are facing is how to increase their market sharing creating amazing customer experience.

    The fulfillment of these expectation is more and more often linked to the role of workspace organization and company culture, two aspects widely underestimate of the daily routine.

    In this talk Matteo will share his experience in the industry putting the focus on team collaboration, transparent communication and leadership approach in decision-making.

  • Liked Ruma Dak
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    Ruma Dak - Agile Dojo at MYOB: 6 weeks of Accelerated Learning

    Ruma Dak
    Ruma Dak
    Agile Practitioner
    MYOB
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner
    Starting in November 2017, a crew at MYOB embarked on an exciting 6 weeks journey of an Agile Dojo! Guided by an Agile Coach, it was an intensive learning experience which gave us opportunities to challenge the status quo, carry out various experiments, introduced them to new tools, techniques & practices to foster collaboration, refine team dynamics, bring structure to their approaches and improve the way they worked in general.
    We used 'Improvement Kata' and 'Coaching Kata' from Lean Management for learning, adapting, experimenting and coaching. It was a time to pause, observe and ponder over things.
    In a nutshell, it was a time-boxed immersive accelerated learning opportunity which resulted in productivity improvements ranging from 10%-90%. MYOB ran this Dojo as an investment in their knowledge workers! It was an experiment run at both Auckland and Melbourne and was successful. This talk will give you glimpses of our 'dojo' adventure, learnings, challenges, interesting surprises and lots of 'aha' moments!
  • Liked Liam Brobst
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    Liam Brobst - Improv games for divergent and convergent thinking

    Liam Brobst
    Liam Brobst
    CX Strategy Designer
    www.crafted.cx
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    60 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    The purpose of this session is to help participants experience divergent and convergent thinking (a la double diamond), how to create these modes of thinking through improv games and the practical application of each. This is a participatory session with a pinch of theory and whole lot of game playing.

  • Liked Suzanne Nottage
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    Suzanne Nottage - GO WITH THE FLOW: your Scrum teams are interrupted 2,000 times per sprint. Let's talk about flow

    45 Mins
    Interactive
    Advanced

    Scrum is a great framework but there are many ways to do it poorly. The average IT worker is interrupted every 15 minutes, which equates to 2000+ interruptions for a Scrum team every sprint. Unthinkable on a production line, yet too often the norm in offices.

    I conducted original research with Scrum teams in Australia last year as part of my Master of Management thesis (and achieved an A), to understand the causes, patterns and impacts of these interruptions on the team's effectiveness and their happiness. And, how mature teams control interruptions rather than let themselves be controlled by interruptions.

    Attendees will play a short game to demonstrate how destructive the context switching from handling frequent interruptions is.

    My talks are always highly practical and I provide 3 takeaway actions for teams to improve their 'flow' and reduce interruptions.

  • Liked Daniel Ploeg
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    Daniel Ploeg - Scrum and Kanban - making the most of both with Scrumban

    Daniel Ploeg
    Daniel Ploeg
    Kanban Coach
    Evogility
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    This is essentially the same session that I did at the recent Scrum meetup. The presentation material is here:

    https://www.slideshare.net/DanielPloeg/scrum-and-kanban-92219317

    I will need to go through the material a little more rapidly for the timebox and perhaps restrict questions.

  • Liked Michele Playfair
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    Michele Playfair - Cards Against Agility Game

    Michele Playfair
    Michele Playfair
    Agile Team Facilitator
    Xero
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    The Agile version of Cards Against Humanity. You may have seen versions of this on the internet, but rest assured this version has been enhanced to yield a minimum of 156% more awesomeness. Relatively fresh from its stellar debut at the 2017 Xero Unconference!