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  • Liked Craig Brown
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    Craig Brown - Ten years after adopting Agile

    Craig Brown
    Craig Brown
    VP Collaboration
    Aconex
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    You adopted Agile methods ten year ago. What’s going on now? This is one company’s example.

    We adopted Agile practices in 2007 and in the process we have tried and screwed up many things. But we have also gotten a lot right. We believe we have a valuable story to share. For one, we are a fast growing company, rapidly increasing our revenues and staff size. We are also maintaining a great reputation with our staff as an employer they love (see our Glassdoor rating of 4.4/5).

    This talk will address questions including:

    • What are you talking about after 250 retrospectives?
    • What does leadership look like? What do managers do?
    • What principles drive organisational design? And how does our organisation evolve in this context?
    • What compromises do you make and how do you deal with them?
    • How do you handle challenges like distributed teams?

    In showcasing one example of mature Agile, this presentation will help people to think about decisions they make as their company evolves. It will highlight the things that underpin Agile maturity – including behaviours, values, and communication.In so doing, I will demonstrate that Agile maturity isn’t dependent on pre-canned models like SAFE and LESS. Agile maturity opens new challenges – and the realisation that there isn’t an end state, just new kinds of challenges.

  • Liked Cara Crawford
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    Cara Crawford - Managing technical teams

    Cara Crawford
    Cara Crawford
    Engineering Manager
    Aconex
    schedule 1 year ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Working with extremely technical focused individuals can be frustrating for both product owners and engineers alike.  Learn some basic skills on how to manage a product team who has technical team members to ease the frustration from yourself and from your technical team.

  • Liked Steven Mitchell
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    Steven Mitchell - Agile Mind, Agile Body: The Power of Perception

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    In post-industrial western society we live in a culture dominated by symbolic language (words). But it wasn't always the case and a lot of how we communicate is lost or overlooked by ignoring the totality of our social interactions.

    In this session you'll be introduced to some very basic concepts of how we are perceived by others through non-verbal communication, and learn how to influence others.

  • Liked Justin Urbanski
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    Justin Urbanski - Automation Mindset

    Justin Urbanski
    Justin Urbanski
    Agile Coach
    MURPL
    schedule 1 year ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Successful people are not successful because they have more will or discipline. Successful people are successful because they make things automatic so they can free up their brain to think and innovate.
    In this session we will tackle the cultural aspect of automation to enable success. You will learn:

    • Choosing 'what to automate?' to maximise ROI.
    • How to shift automation left?
    • The mindset required for automation to be continuously successful!
  • Liked Caoilte Dunne
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    Caoilte Dunne / Craig Brown / Ed Wong / Gareth Bowell / Peter Lam - Drinks

    90 Mins
    Original Research
    Beginner

    Bar Broadway. Shiw your wristband to the bar staff

  • Liked Michelle Stevens
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    Michelle Stevens - Presto: when everyone does agile "their own way".

    Michelle Stevens
    Michelle Stevens
    user researcher
    zenexmachina
    schedule 1 year ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    During the creation of Foxtel's Presto, multiple providers were chosen to be involved with variable results. Join me for some stories from the trenches on how to cope with MVP gone mad.

  • Liked Catherine Russell
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    Catherine Russell - 7 steps to coaching agile non software development teams

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    You are a scrum master or an agile coach that has been working with software development teams for some time; suddenly someone else from a different department (marketing, HR, sales...) asks you if you can help them also to "do" this agile thing...

    In this talk, you will learn our successful approach to coaching non-software development agile teams; the tools we use, our approach and a step-by-step guide you can follow when you go back to work the next day.

  • Liked Parikshit Basrur
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    Parikshit Basrur - The secret sauce to an enterprise Agile transformation

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Agile transformations have become the norm these days with everyone claiming to be leading one. What really constitutes a transformation and is there a secret sauce to this?

    This session gleans from a decade long experience of leading enterprise change to call out ingredients to make the secret sauce for your organisation.

    The speaker is not an Agile Coach, but a leader in a traditional business leading this capability

  • Liked Cody Jenkins
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    Cody Jenkins - Systems Thinking: How butterflies ruin BBQs

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Did you know that a butterfly can cause a hurricane? You might have heard of this idea called the Butterfly Effect. If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, it can start a storm in Sydney.

    But it sounds a bit hard to believe. How could the movements of a tiny creature have such a massive effect on the weather? And if it's true, should we give up hope trying to predict the weather? After all, no one likes soggy burger.

    In fact, many systems in our world have this sort of "chaotic" behaviour, including weather, traffic, and the economy. It's not surprising to us that with so many moving parts, systems like this are hard to predict. But you might be surprised to learn even very simple systems exhibit chaotic behaviour.

    In this talk we will study the nature of chaos by playing with very simple chaotic system: a fishing boat rocking in the ocean. What sort of waves cause the ship to capsize? We will use the scientific method to form a hypothesis, design and build a virtual experiment, and see in how the system behaves. Best of all, we will watch the results unfold in real-time using just a web browser!

  • Liked Lachlan Heasman
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    Lachlan Heasman - How to coach people when it's complex

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    People are challenged by complex situations everyday. There are times when most of us face a growing list of problems and we may want to dive into the root causes to look for resolutions. This approach assumes there is a clear cause and effect relationship between the problems we have, what caused these problems and what to do next. Maybe this assumption is wrong or maybe it doesn't matter.

    In this session I will cover the basics of Solutions Focused coaching. This is a systematic approach to creating change for people. A fundamental assumption of the solutions focused coaching is that you don't need to understand the problem to solve it. This is an important assumption that can lead to positive change for people. For the cynefin freaks this places the approach deep inside a complex or chaotic domain where cause and effect are not necessarily related. I'll cover the basics of the approach, some of the research supporting validity of the approach and if I get my timing correct people can have a go at it.

  • Liked Katja Forbes
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    Katja Forbes - Keep it human, keep it lean: How to stay real when designing for emerging tech

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Seeing Ikea launching it's unintuitive and irritating VR store experience made me think "there has to be more to emerging technology than this". So much of the use of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Conversational UI, Artificial intelligence is a pure novelty value play to generate a buzz, generally because they're created without thinking properly about the human user and their actual needs. This talk looks at how to keep it human and stay lean in the excitement of all this fabulous new technology.

  • Liked Justin Urbanski
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    Justin Urbanski - Coaching Clinic

    Justin Urbanski
    Justin Urbanski
    Agile Coach
    MURPL
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    To be decided

  • Liked Jennie Naylor
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    Jennie Naylor - Focus on Quality, not Testing.

    Jennie Naylor
    Jennie Naylor
    Director
    Izinga Solutions
    schedule 1 year ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    As specialists working in Testing and Quality Assurance roles, we are usually told that our job is to execute test cases to find defects. This talk explores other ways to understand problems and provide insights into quality and threats to quality. It looks at a set of approaches that are more effective and efficient than simply executing functional test cases to identify quality threats, and provides practical examples for Developers and Testers/QA Engineers to implement some of these approaches.

  • Liked Michael Hamilton
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    Michael Hamilton - Is IT Killing Innovation

    60 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    The role that the IT Industry as a whole plays in the wider innovation sphere in Australia

  • Liked Keith Dodds
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    Keith Dodds - The New Strategy

    Keith Dodds
    Keith Dodds
    Director
    ThoughtWorks
    schedule 1 year ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    What does an agile 21st Century strategy look like? How do you pull it together and make it work?

  • Liked Nick Coster
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    Nick Coster - 4 Steps to Creating a Product Roadmap

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The idea of a Product Roadmap is a simple one.

    Provide a prioritised list of the New Products or Product Enhancements that the business will deliver to the market and show roughly when to expect them to be release/launched. Easy!

    On the surface the process is a simple one too.

    1. List all products and enhancements.
    2. Prioritise products and enhancements.
    3. Schedule products and enhancements.
    4. Share the roadmap with others.

    But here are some of the problems that we commonly hear that make the roadmapping process hard:

    • Problem #1 – Not all of the items have been planned.
    • Problem #2 – It is hard to see a roadmap at multiple time scales.
    • Problem #3 – I need different versions of a roadmap for different stakeholders.
    • Problem #4 – A lot of detail is required for a roadmap that is hard to show at a high level.
    • Problem #5 – as soon as I am finished, the roadmap is out of date.

    To address this we first need to think of the roadmap as two very separate processes:

    • PLANNING and
    • COMMUNICATION.
      They are both valuable on their own but unless they are both given proper consideration the results will not be effective.

    In this post we will discuss the Roadmap PLANNING process and in a follow up post we will look at the Roadmap COMMUNICATION.

  • Liked Karen Presland
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    Karen Presland - Learning faster

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Learn patterns and practices for accelerating your learning in new domains and ideas.

    Karen shares her lessons from experimenting on hundreds of team members for over two decades.

  • Liked Peter Merel
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    Peter Merel - How To De-Scale Your Organisation

    60 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Scaling is an anti-pattern. Big meetings, long loops, slow cadence, tight coupling, and deep hierarchies represent bottlenecks no matter how Agile your individual teams may be. But de-scaling refactors an organisation into self-directing streams of self-organizing teams working together like pods of dolphins.

    How do human organizations de-scale? How can we balance autonomy of teams against alignment to business realities? This session presents principles, metrics and practice patterns for de-scaling based on a long running historical precedent, the Iroquois Confederacy, which sustained a de-scaled society of hundreds of thousands for over five centuries. And the Spotify tribal model. And Steve Jobs' NeXT/Apple culture.

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

    60 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 David Bolton
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    David Bolton - Practical Lean Product Development

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Engineering practices, Agile, devops ... they're all important. But they're not nearly as important if you're not building the right things to start with. Don Reinertsen is a lean product development genius (see his book, The Principles of Product Development Flow), but his work is intimidating in it's depth. This presentation will distill some of the most useful concepts that Reinertsen has outlined (his book has 175 principles!) in a practical way that will allow attendees to implement simply and quickly.