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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!

  • 90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    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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    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 Peter Lee
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    Peter Lee - Creating clarity and focus in changing a large enterprise - Workshop

    Peter Lee
    Peter Lee
    Agile Coach
    Boral
    schedule 1 week ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    This workshop is for agile leaders assisting large organisations to shift towards a highly engaged, autonomous working environment.
    Using a simple model and supporting canvas, participants will learn to use a systematic approach for creating clarity and focus around the transformational activities an organisation decides to pursue.
    I will briefly introduce a simple organisational model about how we work and how we engage our people, and teach participants how to use it is evaluate their own working environment and decide on impactful changes.

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    Peter Lee / Henry Soesanto - Using lean tools to create product team balance

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Product teams often have a huge challenge in balancing the effort towards building for the future and supporting their product today.

    In this workshop you will learn how to use common lean tools like Pareto analysis and PICK matrixes, alongside the cost of delay to ensure that your product teams have a continuing focus of maintaining a health balance between the two.

    At Boral and Campaign Monitor we use this light set of lean tools to help teams maximise the impact they have on the supportability of their systems ensuring they have a healthy balance between building for the future and supporting their product today.

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    Peter Lee - Four Mindsets of a Product Team

    Peter Lee
    Peter Lee
    Agile Coach
    Boral
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Beginner

    Product teams are different to traditional project teams. While developing their future product they also need to support it today.

    This requires quite a different team mindset to be applied, one which we are actively applying within Boral today.

    During this session, we'll talk about why product teams are valuable, what is the new mindset they need to apply, and some of the tools and techniques you can use to apply these mindsets in the real world.

  • 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 1 week ago
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    45 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 David Martin
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    David Martin - Agile from the workshop

    David Martin
    David Martin
    Lean/Agile Coach
    Don't Panic
    schedule 1 day ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    I make furniture as a hobby. Out of wood. I used to think that woodworking was about the most anti-agile thing you could do - It needs upfront planning, once something is made you can't go back and change it, it's a solo activity, not something you can do in teams and so on.

    But then I realised that doing woodworking, and watching other craftspeople at work was actually teaching me a lot about how to be agile in difficult conditions.

    Learn what mortise and tenon joinery teaches you about interfacing with legacy systems. What a trip to the timber yard teaches us about buying servers. What building a table leg teaches you about ordering your backlog.

    These and many more secrets (well...7 all up) will be revealed!

  • Liked Ted Tencza
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    Ted Tencza - The Art and Science of On Boarding

    Ted Tencza
    Ted Tencza
    Head of Engineering
    Prospa
    schedule 5 days ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Successfully onboarding new developers is vital to the overall success of a development team. This talk provides a framework for evaluating your specific onboarding program. It doesn't pretend to provide a one-size-fits-all program, but rather gives leaders the insights they need to build a world class onboarding program specific to their own circumstances and company values.

  • Liked Jochy Reyes
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    Jochy Reyes - IDEO Mashup method: Creative ideation process & the Medici Effect

    Jochy Reyes
    Jochy Reyes
    Agile Coach
    MYOB
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The Medici Effect was a coined term by Frans Johansson to describe innovation that happens when disciplines and ideas intersect. Take for example the idea of using something very technically challenging such as blockchain, and an internet favourite such as cats and you have the CryptoCats and the Crypto Kitties! Indeed the most interesting ideas are borne out of collaboration & diverse thinking.

    This hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to the Medici effect using the Mashup ideation method by IDEO.

    The workshop aims to guide the participants on the steps detailed on the Mashup ideation method of IDEO.

    Participants will work in groups and will be guided on IDEO's 4 step Mashup process and will end with a Cereal Box design activity and sharing of the created ideas.

  • Liked Gabor Devenyi
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    Gabor Devenyi / Alex Sloley - The magic number is 10

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Why are Agile teams supposed to be small? How big are they supposed to be? Most agilists tend to agree that a team of ten people works well.

    But what is it about the number 10 that makes it the “magic” number?

    Since the start of human evolution, people formed groups to be more effective. Whether it was the hunt for a mammoth or going to war, working in teams ensured a greater chance of success.

    There have been various researches from Dunbar’s paper through the Scrum Guide to military formations about the ideal number of people in a team.

    We’ll discuss the historical, scientific and cultural reasons why 10 seems to be the magic number of forming effective teams.

    Does the number of team members really matter? Is 10 really the magic number. You will get an answer that will help you to create effective teams with the right amount of people.

  • Liked Madisen Harper
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    Madisen Harper - CEO of Me – Fuel Lifestyle and Professional Success, Passion and Productivity

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The work landscape is constantly evolving, especially in IT, providing exciting opportunities for those keen to optimise and manage their careers. With almost 50% of the Australian workforce being contractors, temps and / or casual contributors, it’s important to develop and market a skill set that is not only sought after, but more importantly fuels your feelings of success and professional passion.

    This interactive session applies Agile practices to create incremental changes fueling monumental lifestyle and career success.

  • Liked Doris Tse
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    Doris Tse - Liminal Thinking - Reconstructing our reality Matrix style

    Doris Tse
    Doris Tse
    Scrum Master
    Westpac
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    "This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes" - Matrix

    Are you prepared to question your own perception of reality?

    If so, join us as we learn how our understanding of reality is shaped by our own beliefs and assumptions and how these can create blind spots.

    How does this relate to Agile transformation? As a Scrum Master, we often face resistance to Agile or learning concepts that would seem blindingly obvious to us. We sometimes walk away from these conversations feeling exasperated and frustrated that other's can find it so difficult to understand and adopt.

    However, often the problem with others failing to see what you see, isn't purely about them. We often forget that as change agents, we bring to the mix a set of our own assumptions and self fulfilling beliefs that also need to be challenged.

    The purpose of this session is to draw on some of the core principles of Liminal Thinking and how they can be applied to Agile transformations.

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    David Martin - What One Thing?

    David Martin
    David Martin
    Lean/Agile Coach
    Don't Panic
    schedule 1 day ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    When we go into organisations, we change a lot of things - processes, ways of working, tools, and even people. But what if you went into an organisation and were told you could only change one thing? That you had the power to completely change one thing, but only one thing. What one thing would that be? And why?

    In this workshop we will explore our One Things. What are they? And why do we think that our One Thing is the thing to change above all else. Do we all have the same One Thing? Or all our One Things different?

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    Doris Tse - How to Fail

    Doris Tse
    Doris Tse
    Scrum Master
    Westpac
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Beginner

    As practitioners of Agile and guides on changing mindsets, we often hear the same reason as to why things cannot or will not change...

    "It won't work, it's more complicated than you know"

    "It's not that simple...we don't do it like that here"

    "That's all well and good (that fluffy pie in the sky Agile thing) but we still need to deliver"

    We hear these proclamations before we have even started or tried any form of change...Why is that? Why is there a large portion of our organisation afraid to try something new?

    Breaking it down further, why are teams afraid to experiment? And at it's very core, why are we as individuals afraid of challenge and learning when there is the real possibility of becoming better?

    By understanding our own unconscious mindsets, we can grow our own capacity to understand other's and their resistance.

    Join us as we learn about the concepts of fixed and growth mindsets and how our own unconscious tendencies can undermine our capacity for change.

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