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    Mishkin Berteig - JIRA is the Worst Possible Choice

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    A rant, with evidence, on why electronic tools in general, and JIRA in particular, are anti-Agile. Participants will use the Agile Manifesto to evaluate the electronic tools they are currently familiar with. JIRA is used as a case study.

    NOTE: Scrum asks us to have courage. The Agile Manifesto asks us to value individuals and interactions over processes and tools. I hope the organizing committee will consider this proposal despite the risk that it might offend some tool vendors. If we can't speak freely about our experiences with tools, we will fail as a community.

  • Liked Dave Rooney
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    Dave Rooney - #NoProcesses - Getting More Done By Doing Less!

    60 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    You may have heard about the #NoEstimates movement, and even #NoProjects. Both of those concepts challenge the assumptions behind two key aspects of delivering software. But what about the process itself? Do we even need approaches like Scrum, Kanban or XP - let alone SAFe, LESS, NEXUS, DAD - in order to be successful? Is following a pre-defined process helpful at all? Is there a simpler way to be effective?

    This session examines the two key principles common to all successful software delivery approaches and builds out based on the experience of the participants. Like #NoEstimates and #NoProjects, the name doesn’t really mean to eliminate process altogether, but rather to build a process that works for your team, in your business domain, with your technology stack.

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    Dave Rooney - How Thin is Thin? A Practical User Story Workshop

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Most of us have heard the mantra, "Slice your User Stories as thin as possible!" In my travels as a coach since the early 2000's, however, I've rarely seen stories that truly are thin. What are these rare creatures? Why don't I see more of them? Having good User Stories is crucial to the success of teams using them as the means for determining what needs to be built to fulfill a customer's need. Having thinly sliced stories is even more important!

    This workshop provides a level set on what stories are and explores why slicing stories very thin is important, what benefits thin slicing provides, and how to do it. Through a combination of examples and practical application in the workshop, you'll leave with slicing techniques that you can apply at your next planning session.

  • Liked Emily Jaksch
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    Emily Jaksch - Rise the New Millennial

    40 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    The current Millennial narrative is getting pretty old and whilst some are still complaining that Millennials are lazy, selfish and entitled most people have started to realise they are shaping the world around us. It’s time to reframe the dialogue and meet the new Millennial and based on a recent study Millennials are not who we think they are. The new Millennial characteristics according to research include Disruptors, Changemakers, Demanding, Ethically and Socially Minded, Progressive thinkers & Entrepreneurial just to name a few. Furthermore, there are plenty of Millennial Rainmakers shining a light on how they are disrupting industries and changing the business world as we know it. Think Ruslan Kogan, 36-year-old Founder of Kogan.com, Nicholas Molner 28-year-old Founder of Afterpay & Kayla Instines 28-year-old Fitness Mogul who is reportedly worth a cool $486M just to name just a few Aussies. It’s time to move over and get out of the way, the new wave of Millennial Entrepreneurs has arrived.

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    Dave Rooney - Emergent Design with Test-Driven Development

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    This workshop shows how Test-Driven Development (TDD) is used to enable emergent design. Using a simple but representative example in Java, the presenter will demonstrate how a low-level design naturally emerges when using the TDD cycle of test/code/refactor. The audience will be involved by suggesting the next steps and also by pairing with the presenter.

    Note that the goal of the session isn't necessarily to have a complete working example at the end, but to illustrate the process of low-level design through TDD.

  • Liked Mishkin Berteig
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    Mishkin Berteig - Leading to Real Agility: Luck, Love and Truthfulness

    60 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Leading is not leadership... and that's okay. "Leadership" is the big buzzword. But leadership thinking is permeated with bias and wishful thinking. Luck, love and truthfulness are all simple concepts but applying them to the problem of organizational change leads to some amazing insights and conclusions. Come learn the hard lessons of leading to real agility gained by Mishkin Berteig through over 15 years of coaching and consulting at an organizational level, in-depth research on organizations, and, just for good measure, a little common sense and logic thrown in.

  • Liked Jochy Reyes
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    Jochy Reyes - Cognitive Biases in Agile Teams

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    Jochy Reyes
    Agile Coach
    ANZ
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    40 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner
    Picture a tiger in front of you at this very minute. A ferocious feline looking for its next prey. Chances are you'd bolt for the door without even thinking. Your body would flip its flight or fight response switch and in this case run for safety. This is called heuristics, mental shortcuts that help us make decisions without spending a lot of time.
    Now, ferocious felines in offices are most likely unlikely (and potentially questionable --someone call PETA!), however high pressure situations are not uncommon in Agile Teams. Situations that at times unconsciously flips our flight or fight switch in our brains and lead us to jump into conclusions about our work, our colleagues and lead us to make poor decisions. This the brain suffering from cognitive biases.
    This talk provides an introduction to cognitive biases and how they sneakily find their way in our teams and affect our team dynamics and productivity.
    I'll cover 3 aspects of teams that could be impacted by these cognitive biases - team dynamics, communication and productivity.
    I'll discuss the symptoms of these biases and show you how to proactively control and reduce its effects for more effective teams.
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    Jochy Reyes - Meet your monsters. Tame your monsters: Role anti-patterns we need to watch out for

    Jochy Reyes
    Jochy Reyes
    Agile Coach
    ANZ
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    40 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    "Before you can kill the monster you have to say its name"

    As coaches and practitioners of Agile we see role anti-patterns everywhere lurking, sometimes quietly sleeping and waiting to kill (the momentum!) of our teams.

    Have you met the "Night Kight" a.ka. the Frozen Middle Manager? The "Busy Bee-ast" so deep in her hero culture she has become a bottleneck and a crutch for the team. What about Hydra, the 9-headed PO, who can't make up his mind on his 10000 requirements. He comes with an extra technical head that takes joy on the fact he still has code access. The head occasionally makes code changes to "help" the team with the backlog without their permission.

    This talk is about these monsters. The monsters around us and potentially within us.

    We will know them, discuss them and identify how we can equip ourselves and the teams we work with to battle their evil rather questionable forces. More importantly in this talk, whether living around us or living within us, we will uncover how we can help guide the monsters to the right path.

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    Jochy Reyes - Down the rabbit hole: the 'wonderland' of one of Australia's biggest Agile "transformation"

    Jochy Reyes
    Jochy Reyes
    Agile Coach
    ANZ
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    40 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    “We’re all quite mad here. You’ll fit right in.” - Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland

    In 2017, ANZ, a 180+ year old bank made an official announcement that it will embark an organisation-wide change program to adopt Agile and transition 13,000 of its employees to this new ways of working. Like many others I found this interesting, commendable and quite frankly a bit crazy.

    January 2019 this year I find myself joining the tea party and going a bit "mad" myself.

    What is it like down the rabbit hole? Who are the interesting characters I've met so far? The queen of spades, a cheshire cat? Are they allies or foes? What lessons have I learned so far in this adventure?

    “Curiouser and curiouser.” - Alice, Alice in Wonderland

    Curiouser and curiouser you must be..

    If you're curious about coaching at scale, the challenges of breaking down silos and bureaucracy in the bank and a preview of how it is to work with 60 coaches in one division this talk is for you.

    There will be storytelling, there will be sharing of tools and techniques but more importantly there will be lessons learned.

  • Liked Stephen Khuu
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    Stephen Khuu / Kel Stopper - Elevating Team Collaboration

    40 Mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    In the demanding world of Software Development, there is pressure to deliver fast and well. Agile Development opened our industry to thinking about innovating in continuous iterations and progressive improvement. Pairing taught us the importance of concurrent feedback and collaboration during the development process. With Mobbing, we are now exposed to what happens when teams deliver in one cohesive movement and not just a cohesive work stream.

    Connected would like to introduce how Mobbing has shifted our way of developing in our collaborative environments. We will talk about how Mobbing has enhanced collaboration on product delivery with clients, how it has enabled faster ramp-up time for multiple technologies at once, and how it gave both technical and non-technical team members the ability to design architecture together.

    Through our experiences, we want to share the pain points that Mobbing helps to relieve, the preparation and mindset required to make Mobbing effective, and more importantly, when Mobbing is effective.

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