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  • Chris
    Chris
    Sr. Product Owner
    StarRez
    schedule 1 week ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    The importance of having direction and the right focus is not as clear cut as most companies think. Most of the time we try to fit ourselves into principles that make sense on paper but do not make sense in real life. I learned this lesson from trying to teach my 7-year-old daughter to play basketball (Trying to live my dreams through my child) and she constantly asked me why we did things a certain way when we can do it this way and this got me thinking.

    This presentation is about ignoring the buzz words, lean, agile and waterfall, and understanding that these are frameworks that we should not be cramming ourselves into. But using them in a way that suits you as a team/ business. To truly realize that our way of thinking needs to be flexible and adjust outside these methodologies, so we can grow to work to our best potential.

    We will talk about things we have done wrong, things we have done right and understood your teams and how they look at things, share in our experiences. Do we follow things to religiously and do we really do it right!


    In essence, this presentation is about thinking like a 7-year-old and continues discovery vs What We know. It takes a look at how the team is the core of the platform and not something that fits into the latest phase we are going through.

  • Liked Ed O'Shaughnessy
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    Ed O'Shaughnessy - Can I give you some feedback? Umm, I’d rather you didn’t!

    Ed O'Shaughnessy
    Ed O'Shaughnessy
    Agile Coach
    ANZ Bank
    schedule 1 week ago
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    60 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    Does the question "Can I give you some feedback?" strike fear into you? You're not alone! We've probably all been on the receiving end of what someone has called feedback but which we know is anything but. We may well have also been given the proverbial "sh*t sandwich", which most certainly is not palatable! This sessions aims to remedy the situation by examining what feedback is truly meant to be and how to apply it appropriately.

    Feedback is all the rave with both management and Agile, yet it is so poorly understood and, unfortunately, so badly practiced. We know for organisations and individuals to grow that feedback is essential, but we rarely stop to reflect on how to do this effectively and in a considerate way.

    This session will explore the fundamentals of what is genuine feedback, why it is valuable, and where, when and how to provide it in a way that creates desirable outcomes.

    Using a simple model of feedback, we will share personal experiences where feedback has and hasn’t worked, and the learning obtained from these situations. With some light role playing, we’ll also experiment with the delivery of feedback, exploring the patterns and anti-patterns of common scenarios you may encounter in the workplace.

  • Liked Mark Grebler
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    Mark Grebler - High performing software engineering teams: how to grow then and how to slow them

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    This presentation will have a close look at what makes high performing software development teams, as well as what hinders them. It will cover each level of the organisational hierarchy starting at individual software developer, then group of engineers, full cross-functional product-engineering team, wider product-engineering department, and finish at the entire company. At each level, we will see multiple examples of teams to see what factors contribute to high performing software teams, as well as less performant teams.

  • Liked David Martin
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    David Martin - Let me tell you a story...

    David Martin
    David Martin
    Lean/Agile Coach
    Don't Panic
    schedule 2 hours ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Stories are an amazingly powerful communication tool. They sidestep our rational brain before crash tackling our limbic system and putting our amygdala in a headlock (see what I did there? I just told a story).

    Humans have used stories for thousands of years to communicate. From the earliest creation myths to modern podcasting. Stories grab you, drag you in and implant their message deep in your brain.

    The only place we don't use stories to communicate is in business where we are told to "stick with the facts", "take emotion out" and "keep it professional".

    Let's change that. Let's put the emotion back in and give ourselves a communications edge through the amazing power of stories.

  • Liked Chris Chan
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    Chris Chan - Growing your Agile Mindset by Overcoming Your Immunity To Change

    Chris Chan
    Chris Chan
    Adaptive Leadership Coach
    ANZ Bank
    schedule 5 days ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Due to requests and feedback, this is a repeat of last year's session for those who missed it.

    How do you develop an agile mindset? You can't teach it, but you can grow it by changing your beliefs.

    In this session we will cover a brief introduction to the research by Kegan and Lahey where they discovered that behind each of our habits is a strongly held belief that not only keeps us in our groove, but also fights any change that threatens the status quo.

    We will discuss why personal growth and increasing our mental complexity is so important for agile and business transformations in today's VUCA world to succeed.

    We will create your Immunity To Change Map which is a simple way to bring to light the your personal barriers to change. We will start by outlining your commitment to an improvement goal. Then we will sketch out the things that you are either doing or not doing that prevent progress towards the achievement goal. The Map then identifies competing commitments, as well as the big underlying assumptions behind those competing commitments.

    The objective is to pinpoint and address whatever beliefs and assumptions are blocking you from the changes you want to make.

    You will leave this workshop with a better understanding and tools to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work.

  • Liked Kiran Ravula
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    Kiran Ravula - Be Leader in You Own Context

    Kiran Ravula
    Kiran Ravula
    Agile Coach
    Telstra
    schedule 1 week ago
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    30 Mins
    Interactive
    Intermediate

    We always blame leadership and organization culture for ineffective Agile transformation. So do you think Agile transformation is top down or bottom up?

    Agile transformation is not top down or bottom up. Its start with you. Changing the organization starts with changing yourself. We all have things in our life be it work or personal life , we want to change – our eating habits, our hair colour, our productivity. But change is hard! That’s because these things you want to change serve an important purpose – consciously, you may despise the behaviour, but on a deeper level the behaviour you want to change is a protection or a pattern that helped or helps you meet your needs. Until you identify and understand the purpose of this behaviour, change will be extremely difficult.

    Here are strategies that can help you change “I” – Insights, “A” – Awareness and “M” Maturity.This presentation is focuses on scientifically proven patterns as well as real-time examples people can relate to and generate insights, create awareness and test their maturity to take up the challenge.

  • Liked Ed O'Shaughnessy
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    Ed O'Shaughnessy - The Good, Bad & Ugly: what we've learned in 10 years of scaling agile -- a panel discussion

    Ed O'Shaughnessy
    Ed O'Shaughnessy
    Agile Coach
    ANZ Bank
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 Mins
    Panel
    Intermediate

    Agile is now all grown up and is pretty much the de facto way of working for most teams, but it's proven to be a challenge for adoption at scale. Over the last ten years or so there has been a lot of trial and error figuring out how to break through the cultural barriers, political resistance and technical hurdles that large organisations present. This panel of luminaries (!) brings a wealth of experience helping many different types of organisations transform themselves to be fit for purpose in the 21st century. Come along to hear their stories, some good, some bad and probably a few ugly ones!

    PLEASE NOTE: this session will be recorded live by The Weekly Reboot podcast and and made available for public consumption. Your attendance will be taken as acceptance to being recorded and publicly broadcast.

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

    45 Mins
    Workshop
    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

  • Liked James Holmes
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    James Holmes - "Agile Software Development actually involves writing software," and other shocking facts.

    James Holmes
    James Holmes
    Software Architect
    MYOB
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    30 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner
    This presentation will focus on the some principles that have been largely ignored in the way we teach agility to people:
    • "Working software is the primary measure of progress."
    • "Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility."
    • "Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential."
    We'll cover these by bringing Extreme Programming (XP) up-to-date. We'll also go over software design principles and practices that help, including:
    • loose coupling and tight cohesion
    • declarative programming
    Expect to see actual code running on an actual computer at some point.
  • Liked Andrew Murphy
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    Andrew Murphy - Leadership Antipatterns - A guide on how to alienate and dis-empower your team

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    There's a huge problem in our industry - we promote our "rock star" engineers, with their excellent technical skills, into leadership positions; then we sit back and watch as they fail.

    We wonder why they fail at leadership but the answer is simple, we don't support them to improve their people skills!

    In fact, we often don't even help them realise that the role of a "senior developer" is drastically different to that of a "leader".

    What we can we do to stop inertia in our new leaders? How can we help them recognise the skills they need to succeed.

    How can we support them to learn the soft skills they need?

    How can we position with them that those soft skills are important to their career?

    That is what we will discuss in this workshop.

  • Liked David Martin
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    David Martin - Let me tell you a story...

    David Martin
    David Martin
    Lean/Agile Coach
    Don't Panic
    schedule 2 hours ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Stories are an amazingly powerful communication tool. They sidestep our rational brain before crash tackling our limbic system and putting our amygdala in a headlock.

    Humans have used stories for thousands of years to communicate. From the earliest creation myths to modern podcasting. Stories grab you, drag you in and implant their message deep in your brain.

    The onlt place we don't use stories to communicate is in business where we are told to "stick with the facts", "take emotion out" and "keep it professional".

    Let;s change that. Let;s put the emotion back in an give ourselves a communications edge through the amazing power of stories.

  • Liked David Martin
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    David Martin - Let me tell you a story...

    David Martin
    David Martin
    Lean/Agile Coach
    Don't Panic
    schedule 2 hours ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Stories are an amazingly powerful communication tool. They sidestep our rational brain before crash tackling our limbic system and putting our amygdala in a headlock.

    Humans have used stories for thousands of years to communicate. From the earliest creation myths to modern podcasting. Stories grab you, drag you in and implant their message deep in your brain.

    The onlt place we don't use stories to communicate is in business where we are told to "stick with the facts", "take emotion out" and "keep it professional".

    Let;s change that. Let;s put the emotion back in an give ourselves a communications edge through the amazing power of stories.

  • Liked Timothy Newbold
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    Timothy Newbold - Why Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is one of the worst kept secrets to organisational success

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Hearing a lot about Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), but still a little unclear what they're about? Maybe you're hearing all the chatter and it's tweaking your interest! Well, join me for a farside chat and all will be revealed.

    In this session we'll get under the hood of OKRs to understand the history, the core concepts and cut our teeth in a manner which allows us to take them back to our teams for further exploration.

    At minimum, you'll walk out of the session with some clear goals for the coming quarter!

  • Liked Mark Grebler
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    Mark Grebler - Designing a DevOps Dependency Diagram to Decide Development Direction

    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    So you walk into a new company, get the lay of the land and then realise, crap! Their development processes are like they were design by a bunch of first-year uni students doing a group project.

    There is no DevOps to speak of. There are snowflake servers everywhere. Their git branching strategy is unmanageable. They run tests only every 3 or 4 releases. Their deployment is manual and different for each release. The have no real alerting.

    Ok. Take a deep breath! Calm down.

    So much to do, but where to start? The business has produced a list of improvement actions, but those actions are focussed around fixing the symptoms of the problems, not solving the root cause. The business does not understand that the path to DevOps improvement is complex and each task has many inter-relations and dependencies.

    This is the problem that I faced about a year ago. To overcome this, we went through a process of defining all of the DevOps tasks we could think of and mapped them into a dependency diagram. This diagram was useful to communicate both internal and external to the team.

    In this case study, I’ll go through the process to design the dependency diagram, but also our progress through the diagram one year later.

  • Liked Mark Winter
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    Mark Winter - You and I both caused a $50 Billion dollar waste...here's what we can do about it

    Mark Winter
    Mark Winter
    Sr. Consultant
    Escient
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Interactive
    Advanced

    Globally, organisations are wasting over $50 Billion a year on leadership development. We’re simply not lifting leadership capability overall; we still rely on ‘hero’ leaders and ‘stars’ in our teams, to really get stuff done…and that’s not scalable.

    Why? We don’t focus on the behaviours that really matter in a given context and we don’t measure return on investment, through applied results.

    Make it matter with the “one change to rule them all” – updating your leadership and organisational development approaches to focus on Behavioural Insights.

    Cultivating insights from behavioural economics and cognitive neuroscience, we develop your ability to understand and mitigate the limitations of your own brain - and all the other brains around you.

    A Behavioural Insights focus will ensure you and your team learn faster. And make better decisions.

    Organisations exist in an increasingly competitive, disrupted landscape. Yet the fundamental behaviours of human beings haven’t changed a lot over hundreds of thousands of years. We help organisations leverage this understanding, to innovate and win.

  • Liked Andrew Murphy
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    Andrew Murphy - How to communicate anything to anyone and see a real impact - communicating effectively and efficiently

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Everyone thinks they are a good at communication, but... how many times have you been at an event talking to someone you really didn’t want to talk to? Been sold to by someone who didn’t get that you weren’t interested?

    These are examples of bad communication and they all have a few things in common, they weren’t efficient and they weren’t effective

    .They didn’t go into the communication with the right mindset and the right preparation

    Also, sorry to say it, but your own communications probably suck too. But after this talk you’ll have a leg up on your competition: you’ll know your communication sucks... and you know how to fix it.

  • Liked Cindy McClure
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    Cindy McClure - Human Centred facilitation

    Cindy McClure
    Cindy McClure
    Agile Coach
    ANZ
    schedule 1 day ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    I've been lucky to work with some of this city's most skilled of agile coaches scrum masters and agileists. More often than not group sessions are lost to the more mechanistic aspects of facilitation. The straws and lego become the focus instead of impacting the hearts and minds of those participating.

    In this brief but jam packed session I'll will convey a brief deconstructed view of 5 key themes for what makes facilitations stick.

    I will share with you what they don't teach in agile, coaching or even workplace training certifications.

  • Liked Wai Ling Ko
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    Wai Ling Ko - The best workshop you will ever have

    Wai Ling Ko
    Wai Ling Ko
    Scrum Master
    Liberty Financial
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The best workshop you will ever have

    Learnings from the “Training from the back of the room”

    Think of the most boring workshop or training you have ever had, that you wish nobody else to experience: Remember times that you fell asleep, was bored looking at your phone, wishing you had something else to do?

    In this session, I will take you on a multi-sensory journey and unpack how to make any session stick and not bore people to sleep. It will be an interactive workshop with lots of exercises based on my learnings from "Training from the back of the room".

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