location_city Denver schedule May 29th 12:45 - 01:45 PM place Centennial B people 12 Interested

Join Jen Krieger (Mile High Agile 2020 Chair) and Ronica Roth (President of the Board for Agile Denver) for an interactive session in which we envision the look and feel of next year's conference. This is your chance to influence the direction and content of Mile High Agile 2020!

 
 

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Attendees interested in the future of Mile High Agile

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

  • Zach Bonaker
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    Zach Bonaker - Making a Positive First Impression with Agile Hiring and On-Boarding

    60 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Have you found new team members take months getting up to speed with the rest of the team? Do you wonder about their engagement and happiness in a new place of work?

    Many agile organizations struggle with these questions. Perhaps we’re still getting people off on the wrong foot with some details of our hiring and onboarding practices. These often overlooked, easily forgotten practices have a big impact on engagement and culture. Your hiring process can catalyze excitement for the company mission. Agile-appropriate onboarding quickly harmonizes the team and quickly returns them to productivity.

    This talk for team members, managers, and change agents examines the positive impact hiring and onboarding practices can have on agile transformation. Using real world examples from successful agile companies, the session shares a mixture of new principles and practices audience members can experiment with. Additionally, the content is wrapped in systems thinking to increase knowledge for organizational change.

  • Colleen Johnson
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    Colleen Johnson - Embracing Endless Change

    Colleen Johnson
    Colleen Johnson
    ScatterSpoke
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Change is inevitable. In this talk we will discuss the four facets of change that are constantly affecting us: changing products, changing priorities, changing people and changing process. We will look at where these changes comes from, the impacts they have on us and explore concrete tools we can use to get better at responding to them. Attendees of this session will leave with a new attitude on the churn that takes place around us everyday. They will learn to acknowledge the benefits that changes have so they can truly welcome it into their team, their practices, and their life.

  • Adam Weisbart
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    Adam Weisbart - Virtuous Metrics - Most metrics are the devil. Be an angel.

    Adam Weisbart
    Adam Weisbart
    Recess!
    schedule 1 year ago
    Sold Out!
    120 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    The Agile Manifesto tells us “Working software is the primary measure of progress”, but when pressed by management to report on our progress we often fall back on non-agile metrics and measures that hurt our team and organization.

    As Deming pointed out “the most important figures that one needs for management are unknown or unknowable, but successful management must nevertheless take account of them.”

    Most metrics can be gamed, focus on the wrong things, or are downright harmful. There are however Virtuous Metrics that enforce behaviors that are helpful to agility, provided they're focused on by the right people.

    During this session, we’ll learn about Virtuous Metrics that will help your team self-organize and your organization become more agile through a fast-pace and hilarious game. You’ll leave this session with a framework for employing Virtuous Metrics in your organization for continuous improvement.

  • Christen McLemore
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    Christen McLemore - Detoxing Leadersh!t

    Christen McLemore
    Christen McLemore
    Founder
    HeyMac Consulting
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Horrible bosses are out there. You may have had one or maybe (holy crap) you might be one! Well, don't worry. I was a horrible boss and I put in the work to turn it around. In this honest and candid talk, we'll walk through some common and (hopefully) not so common toxic behaviors and learn ways to detox leadersh!t!