• Liked Keith Dodds
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    Keith Dodds - The New Strategy

    Keith Dodds
    Keith Dodds
    Director
    ThoughtWorks
    schedule 5 months 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    • Problem #5 – as soon as I am finished, the roadmap is out of date.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 Craig Brown
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    Craig Brown - Ten years after adopting Agile

    Craig Brown
    Craig Brown
    VP Collaboration
    Aconex
    schedule 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 4 months 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 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 Alistair Sloley
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    Alistair 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.

  • Liked David Martin
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    David Martin - Reorganising The Organisation

    David Martin
    David Martin
    Lean/Agile Coach
    Don't Panic
    schedule 6 months ago
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    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    We often talk about the need for new organisational structures to enable agility - 

    • Teams not individuals
    • Value streams not silos
    • supportive leaders not reporting lines

    We do this at the team and team of teams level well now, but what does an lean/agile enabling structure look like at the enterprise level? What structures are needed? How does enterprise level strategy get translated into meaningful work? Are there any fundamental principles that underpin good agile organisational structures? 

    In this workshop I want a number of groups to take a traditional organisation and re-imagine it through a lean/agile lens. 

  • 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 Mohammad Nafees Butt
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    Mohammad Nafees Butt - Structure & Culture; Two ignored aspects of Agile Transitions

    Mohammad Nafees Butt
    Mohammad Nafees Butt
    Lead Consultant
    Elabor8
    schedule 5 months ago
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    60 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Many adopting organisations treat Agile like a shiny new project management overlay for development teams and invest their entire energies to extract every ounce of productivity without any significant structural or cultural changes to support it. This talk discusses the symptoms commonly found in such large scale product development agile adoptions. With structural and cultural changes being the focal point, the session then describes the principles of Lean Thinking & Agile and how these can be used as growth tools for organisations in such a context. The principles are followed by set of experiments/practices and how each one of these relates to the laws of organisational behaviour and how it influences both culture & strategy. The talk is supplemented with anecdotal observations, experiments that failed and learning from these experiments. Though mostly framework agnostic, the attendees will get some flavor of commonalities between scaling frameworks like LeSS/SAFe/Nexus and would be able to take home some improvements that they can readily apply to set on an inspect/adapt journey of their own.

  • Liked Khali Young
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    Khali Young - A Developmental Psychology Lens on Agile Adoption

    Khali Young
    Khali Young
    Agile Coach
    Optus
    schedule 5 months ago
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    60 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    In the last few years I have studied a lot of constructivist developmental psychology, particularly in the traditions of Robert Kegan and Susan Cook-Greuter. These theories map the growth of the human psyche over time, particularly calling out that adults continue to grow and develop under the right conditions. These maps describe different complexities of ego and mind, with associated new capacities. Generally later stages of development are more adaptive to contexts of complexity. Having studied these theories and been an Agile practitioner for an extended period, I believe that for people to enact Agile culture and mindset requires developmental attributes. For example, awareness of context and the ability to make assumptions explicit (from which to experiment with) are capacities associated with particular stages of development. This insight adds a very different lens to Agile adoption, calling out that it is unrealistic for people, teams and organisations to effectively adopt the core mindset and culture of Agile without going on a developmental journey, or having the right scaffolding to boost people into more advanced perspectives and ways of operating. Developmental theory provides a lot of insight into the journey people must go on and what kind of support is required for this journey.