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Friday, December 1
 

7:30am

Registration and Networking: Breakfast Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
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Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems.We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadership... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Sponsor Exhibition Hall

8:30am

Opening/AgileCamp Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Louie

Stacey Louie

AgileCamp Founder, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership CEO
Stacey Louie is the co-founder and CEO of Hyperdrive Agile Leadership. He is a senior advisor coaching Enterprises on Agile, leadership, operating models, and organizational development as well as an author and speaker on Agile Operating Models. As an Agile Coach and trainer, Stacey has led large-scale Agile transformations and served past clients inclu... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 8:30am - 8:50am
Junior Ballroom

8:50am

KEYNOTE: Evolving Agile Leadership at Riot Games. A Story of Challenging Convention
Agile Leadership is a broadly-defined buzz-word today. Does it just mean servant leadership or is there more? How does Agile leadership fit with "Agile" Management. While the industry is figuring out all this, at Riot Games, we didn't really care about terminology and definitions, but rather our focus is on building strong human-centric leaders to lead our 2500-person agile organization. Through these efforts, I think we have created our own understanding of what Leadership in an Agile organization looks like that is worth sharing.

In this talk, Ahmed will share his reflections on the domain of Agile Leadership in general and share the frameworks and current ways of thinking about leadership at Riot Games. He will highlight some areas where he disagrees with common agile rhetoric like "having single wringable necks" and using "commanding" stances. He will introduce a new leadership roles & responsibilities framework that provides teams a way to balance between team-level autonomy, organizational-wide alignment and strong accountability.

Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Sidky

Ahmed Sidky

ICAgile - President, Riot Games - Head of Development Management
Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D. is the Head of Development Management at Riot Games where he leads a team of 80 internal agile delivery leaders. Ahmed is also President of the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile.com). Throughout his career, Ahmed has led a number of Fortune 100 companies... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 8:50am - 9:40am
Junior Ballroom

9:50am

Beyond “Easy Agile”: How to Overcome the Challenges of Adopting Agile in Established Enterprises

Many agile methods and strategies are geared towards small teams working in reasonably straightforward situations.  That’s great work if you can get it.  Most enterprises that are adopting agile today have been in operations for decades and sometimes centuries.  They are typically dealing with significant investments in legacy systems and processes that won’t go away any time soon.  They have an existing culture that is usually not-as-agile as it could be and an organization structure that puts up many roadblocks to collaboration.  Their staff members are often overly specialized and many people do not have skills in agile software development techniques, and there are many thoughts as to what needs to be done to improve things, the adoption of agile being one of many.  This is certainly not the startup company environment that we keep hearing about.

Scott Ambler reviews the challenges faced by established enterprises when transforming to agile and what enterprise agile means in practice.  He then overviews the Disciplined Agile (DA) framework, a pragmatic and context-sensitive approach to enterprise agile, working through how it addresses the realities faced by modern organizations.  Data from recent industry data will be shared to describe what is happening in practice on enterprise agile teams.  Scott then works through advice for transforming your enterprise to become more agile, including the people-process-tools triad and the skills and experience required of enterprise agile team coaches and executive agile coaches.  He ends with an overview of proven strategies for adopting agile in less-than-ideal environments


Speakers
avatar for Scott Ambler

Scott Ambler

Disciplined Agile Fellow, Scott Ambler & Associates
Scott W. Ambler works with organizations around the world to help them to improve the way that they work and organize themselves. He provides training, coaching, and mentoring in disciplined agile and lean strategies at both the team and organizational level. Scott is the founder... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
2

9:50am

Got Enterprise Business Agility?

Many businesses have adopted and scaled Agile methods within their technology teams. However, the ones experiencing the greatest success have implemented the Lean and Agile mindset across the enterprise. This interactive workshop is designed to help attendees understand the elements of the Enterprise Business Agility framework, share our real world experience and give you the ability to assess your level of Business Agility. 


Speakers
avatar for Roger King

Roger King

Enterprise Transformation Coach & Trainer, Agile Transformation, Inc.
Roger King is an Enterprise Coach and Trainer working with Business and Information Technology organizations transforming to Agile and Lean methods. With more than 25 years of professional experience in the financial and professional services, telecommunications, healthcare, government... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
5

9:50am

Innovation Agility: The Agile Mindset in Driving a Culture of Innovation

How the innovation agility mindset can improve our mainstream approach in creating and maintaining new and current products and services? Are we in the correct path? 

Currently, many organizations have been spending precious resources in searching the next big disruptive idea then I do invite you to explore the innovation agility practices to uncovering good problems related to your business, your customers and new emerging markets.  

Let´s explore a new perspective touching key cultural aspects of agility focusing on how to develop innovative approaches in order to incorporate a new way of work adopting key innovation agility practices considering the human needs and cultural aspects as key factors to create better products and services for today and tomorrow´s markets.


 


Speakers
avatar for Rafael Castro

Rafael Castro

Agile Practices Leader at IBM Mexico & Latin America, IBM Global Business Services
Currently serving IBM´s clients as Agile Practice Leader within Global Business Services division in Mexico and Latin America, Rafael is responsible for driving agile culture changes towards business agility from individual levels to portfolio levels including agile services opportunities... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
4

9:50am

Basic Agile
Looking for an introductory exploration of Agile?  Join us for an information packed, experiential session to learn more about:

  • Agile and the values and principles supporting a new way of working
  • Agile frameworks, and specifically Scrum practices
  • Lean principles, and the relationship to Agile and Scrum
 This is a perfect session for someone new to Agile!  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rapin

Eric Rapin

CST, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Eric Rapin is an independent consultant through Hyperdrive Agile Leadership and a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer®, leading efforts to adopt and improve organizations use of Scrum and other Agile methods. He has been working in software product development in various roles for over 30 years. Beginning his career as a software engineer and moving... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
9

9:50am

The Culture Change of Going Agile; A Roadmap for Success

Culture; the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that binds a group of people.  Come learn how to build a unified and healthy culture.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Bruns

Karen Bruns

Enterprise Agile Coach, Fearless Servant Leader, Open Space Facilitator, Monarch Agile Solutions
Karen Bruns is currently serving as an Enterprise Agile Coach for Child Welfare Digital Services for the State of California. She has served as Mentor of Scrum Masters, Scrum Coach, Agile Coach, Product Owner. Karen has a natural passion for Agile and the power of transformation it... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
3

9:50am

The Product Management Vacuum and the 3 V's

Many of today’s businesses focus on the mechanics (user stories, acceptance criteria, estimation, etc) of agile product management. This session asserts that although the mechanics can be important as a means, in the end it is all about vision, value, and validation. 


Speakers
avatar for Don McGreal

Don McGreal

VP of Learning Solutions, Improving
In his role as VP of Learning Solutions at Improving Enterprises, Don McGreal is a hands-on agile consultant and instructor.He specializes in agile coaching at the enterprise and team levels within larger organizations.Don is a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer who has autho... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
1

10:50am

Morning Break: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems.We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadership... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 10:50am - 11:10am
Sponsor Exhibition Hall

11:10am

Agile Metrics - The GQM Approach

Ever feel like you're doing metrics wrong? Well, you probably are! Join us and up your game by learning the GQM approach to Agile metrics.

In Agile, there is a need to collect data to demonstrate progress and show improvement, but where does one even start? Common Agile metrics approaches do well at measuring team velocity and throughput, but can sometimes overlook the requirements of executive sponsors, product management, and other key stakeholders. This problem is often rooted in a lack of understanding about what business goals are driving decision-making throughout the organization and what questions we should be answering with the metrics we collect.

 

The “Goal-Question-Metric” (GQM) approach is a proven method for driving goal-oriented measures throughout a software organization. With GQM, we start by defining the goals we are trying to achieve, then ask clarifying questions around those goals, and finally answer our questions through objective metrics. By mapping business outcomes and goals to specific measures, we can form a better picture of the Agile environment and clearly demonstrate how we are doing across the span of the enterprise.

During this session, we will explore the GQM approach and show its effectiveness in identifying the key information your enterprise needs to know at the Executive, Portfolio, Program, and Delivery tiers. We will provide sample metric sets for each tier and explain the goals and questions that drove us to them. At the end of this talk, the audience will understand not only how to ask the right questions, but specifically what metrics can be used to answer them.



Speakers
avatar for John Tanner

John Tanner

Senior Vice President & Executive Consultant, LeadingAgile, LLC
John Tanner is an experienced consultant and change agent with over 20 years of industry experience. He has spent most of his career focused on building high-performing teams and creating better value delivery processes within organizations across Federal, commercial, and non-profit... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
5

11:10am

Business Not As Usual - Identifying Innovation with Speed

Intuit will teach their Design for Delight framework and how to apply this design thinking methodology to create innovation and products that deliver real customer benefit. 


Speakers
avatar for Chris Hodge

Chris Hodge

Product Manager & Innovation Leader, Intuit
Chris Hodge is best described as passionate and obsessed. Especially when it comes to his customers. Early in Chris’ career he spent five years as a restaurateur and discovered putting your customers’ needs front and center is what leads to real growth and innovation. Chris created... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
2

11:10am

Basic Kanban
Speakers
avatar for David Kelman

David Kelman

Tedder Industries
Mr. Kelman has been managing projects for more than 10 years and has worked with dozens of organizations, across several sectors including, private education, public safety, real estate, automotive, agricultural, and large-scale, lean-manufacturing.  David’s talents have been highly... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
9

11:10am

12 Lean and Mean Analysis Approaches for Agile Teams

Discover 12 tried and true approaches to help you utilize Lean Agile Analysis without sacrificing the quality of your product.

 


Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Sanders-Blackman

Jacqueline Sanders-Blackman

Strategist & Senior Instructor, Agile Analysis Practices BA Certified, CBAP, PMP, SAFe Agilist (SA), CLSSBB, B2T Training
Jacqueline Sanders-Blackman has provided strategic project solutions along with training and mentoring throughout her career in the areas of business analysis, database administration, data analysis, and process improvement. She possesses over 30 years of experience working on projects... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
4

11:10am

A Leader’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Agile Teams

Got teams?  Successful agile teams need leaders, not managers.  Come learn how to create the environment for outstanding agile delivery!

Many software development managers find the transition to Agile very difficult. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development hardly speaks to the role the leaders play in their success. This interactive presentation will provide concrete recommendations for the actions leaders need to take as their role evolves from that of being a manager to being an agile leader. If you are one of these leaders or someone who is coaching them, this session is for you.


Speakers
avatar for William

William "RED" Davidson

Agile Coach, Citigroup/RMS Computer Corp.
William Davidson, known to many as Red, is an Agile Coach consulting at Citigroup in Irving, Texas.  He's been writing software for money since 1983 (whoa, that's a long time).  He's held many positions (Development Manager, Project/Program Manager, PMO Lead and Scrum Master... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
3

11:10am

Product Development: Effective Practices for Building Great Products and High-Performing Teams

Discover the benefits of transforming from a traditional software development organization to a holistic product development organization.


Speakers
avatar for Shaun Childers

Shaun Childers

Product Manager Lead, USAA
Shaun Childers has over 20 years of experience in product and software development. A veteran consultant with deep technical knowledge and experience, Shaun knows what it takes for a company to survive in today's ultra-competitive world, one where organizations struggle with issues... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
1

12:10pm

Lunch: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems.We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadership... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Sponsor Exhibition Hall

12:40pm

KEYNOTE: Tribal Unity: A culture first approach to Enterprise Agility
Kotter says "Culture change comes last, not first", but what if it didn't have to? What if there was a way to start your agile transformation by creating a one team culture?
Based on Amazon #1 best seller, Tribal Unity: Getting From Teams to Tribes by Creating a One Team Culture, Em Campbell-Pretty will share the proven patterns she has been successfully applying in the field over the past five years. Peppered with tales from the trenches this session will be full of practical ideas to help you lead your enterprise towards Tribal Unity.

Speakers
avatar for Em Campbell-Pretty

Em Campbell-Pretty

Founder/Managing Director, Pretty Agile Pty Ltd
Em Campbell-Pretty is the author of the Amazon Number #1 Best Seller: Tribal Unity. She is an internationally acclaimed business strategist, speaker and one of Australia's leading Enterprise Agile consultants.  At the heart of Em’s success is her passion for creating cultures... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Junior Ballroom

1:40pm

Agile Marketing - The Beach-Head for the Agile Beyond Software Invasion!

More and more organizations are looking to extend the benefits of agility beyond software/technology/IT. In parallel, marketing organizations are facing similar issues to the ones we're facing in technology. 

Let's help marketers looking to improve their agility - what can we learn from agile development and how should we adapt it for their context? Agile Marketing is now an established practice - we will learn what it means and how to go about implementing it. 

Throughout the session, we will combine theory, experience from several case studies, and hands-on practice. 

This session is aimed at: marketers or other non-development practitioners looking to apply agile outside of development/IT, as well as agile practitioners that want to help their non-dev/IT people make a move towards agile and are looking for the right language/approach. 


Speakers
avatar for Yuval Yeret

Yuval Yeret

Agile Transformations Consultant, SAFe SPCT, Scrum.org PST & Agile Marketing Expert, AgileSparks
Yuval is the Agile Marketing practice lead at AgileSparks where he helps marketing organizations improve their agility and performance in the digital age using Agile principles and practices. His list of clients includes companies such as CA Technologies, Siemens, HP, Amdocs, Informatica, Intel, CyberArk, Nice Actimize, and Mimecast among ot... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
4

1:40pm

Creating a Lean PMO: Empower People, Enable Flow

Stop getting good at process and start getting better at business! Learn how to evolve your PMO from process-centric to people-centric and partner with your agile delivery teams.

This session is for anyone who is seeking practical, proven techniques to evolve your Project Management into Lean Portfolio Management. 


Speakers
avatar for Julee Bellomo

Julee Bellomo

Agile Transformational Consultant, AgileThought Agile Practice
Julee Bellomo is a consultant with the AgileThought Agile Practice in Tampa, Florida. Her role is to help businesses prepare for agile transformations through leadership and enterprise coaching. Julee specializes in Product and Portfolio Management and product discovery workshops... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
2

1:40pm

Strategic Scrum - 10 Experiments to Help Smart CXO's Stay In-Sync with Scrum Teams

Join us if you are interested in ideas to bridge the chasm of needless suffering that separates Executive Strategy & Scrum Team Tactics.

We will integrate different Agile Frameworks & Practices into one unified approach that can be used to tie together the care-about's of Executives and the work done day-to-day by Scrum Teams.


Speakers
avatar for Ravi Verma

Ravi Verma

Enterprise Agile Coach
Ravi Verma is a C-Level Enterprise Agile Coach experienced in guiding Agile Transformation for large, mid-sized and startup organizations. In one of his recent engagements, he played the role of Enterprise Agile Coach for a 10,000 person organization that had 5,000 people in I.T... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
3

1:40pm

Managing Resistance: How the Kanban Method Supports Lasting Change

“Going Agile” is a big cultural change for most organizations and its significance, impact, and the effort required for successful implementation are often underestimated. There are many benefits to be gained by adopting a more Agile approach, including quicker feedback loops, more focus on value, and higher levels of collaboration. However, for Agile to succeed in the long-term it’s essential to set expectations up front and to balance the amount of change with the amount of disruption it will cause. In this session, we will look at how David Anderson intentionally built change management principles into his Kanban Methodology and explore other change management techniques the Agile community can leverage when helping organizations transition to Agile.


Speakers
avatar for Julie Wyman

Julie Wyman

Agile Coach, Excella Consulting
Julie Wyman is an Agile Coach with Excella Consulting. She is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and IC-Agile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) with over eight years of experience in areas including Agile software delivery, traditional project management, and client... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1

1:40pm

Projects are Evil! Deliver Value-Driven Products by Ditching the Project-Mindset

Come explore how a project-driven mindset slows organizations down and how you can support the shift to a faster, value-driven organization. 

This session will be highly interactive as David leads the group through a set of discovery exercises so the audience can understand their current biases. As we unravel what we truly value most, the group will see how this is impacted by a project-driven mindset. We will transform this list into a new Agile Manifesto.


Speakers
avatar for David Hawks

David Hawks

CEO, Agile Velocity
David Hawks founded Agile Velocity when he noticed companies ineffectively building innovative software products with a lot of waste.  David has a background of building highly productive teams and he has a passion for helping others achieve similar success.  David’s strengths... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
5

1:40pm

Balancing Business + Usage + Technology: A Holistic Product Management Strategy

Level up your product management skills & learn how to deliver better products, services, & solutions by balancing Business+Usage+Technology.

Developing solutions to customer problems is complex balancing act. Some products fail due to a flawed business model while others are neither desirable nor useful. This workshop invites teams to shift their thinking from developing a product or service to delivering a holistic solution that balances business, usage, and technology.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Walsh

Daniel Walsh

Founder, Principal, nuCognitive
Daniel Walsh is the Founder and Principal Consultant of nuCognitive (www.nuCognitive.com). He has over a decade of experience in accelerating product development, driving culture change, and transforming organizations at Fortune 100 enterprises. As a recognized leader in Lean Startup, product management, org transformations, and complex adaptive system theory, Walsh h... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
9

2:40pm

Afternoon Break: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems.We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadership... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Sponsor Exhibition Hall

3:00pm

"Speed Dating? You Can’t Handle the Agile Forecasting TRUTH!"

Let’s have some fun in this presentation with Agile Forecasting! We’ll walk through a primer of some Agile forecasting techniques that are commonly applied today. Given a simple sized set of backlogs, I’ll guide each table for a breakout to practice real-time applying a “top-down” and “bottoms-up” set of Forecasting approaches that illustrate the benefits & limitations. We’ll then rollup the inputs together across the diverse teams to calibrate time and costs for enterprise Agile financial planning. Next, we’ll need to collaborate together with a guiding practitioner team to supplement our forecasts by applying a predictive model that accounts for uncertainty and variability. This will help manage expectations from your executive team with tolerance ranges. 

But wait, there’s more! Given the reality of always-changing conditions and organizations with more traditional mindsets in key stakeholders, we’ll arm you with a lightweight but essential mitigation approach to wrap around your delivery so that executive trust and love come your way for the best date you’ll ever have.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Phillips

Rob Phillips

Principal Solutions Architect, AgileCraft
Rob is a Principal Solutions Architect at AgileCraft with 25+ years of IT experience.  He focuses on guiding client implementations for organizations that embrace transformational change, team culture and business agility for success.   Rob’s passion is innovating product delivery... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
5

3:00pm

Agile Leadership: Are you a Genius Maker ...or a Genius Killer?

Getting the most out of your team is important all the time but many of the top performers in organizations would probably admit to feeling underutilized. In the corporate world, there are two types of leaders.  Some leaders fail to see and use the full genius of their team ultimately stifling the flow. They feel they are the smartest person in the room and shutdown the brain power of others leaving creativity and talent on the table.

On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who care less about flaunting their own IQs, and more about fostering a culture of intelligence in their organizations. When these leaders walk into the room, light bulb goes on, ideas flow and problems get solved, people get smarter and surpasses expectations because they are giving the space, permission to think and challenged to do their best. We’ll explore these two types of leaders and look at how you can become an empowering leader who gets the best from people, rather than someone who has a diminishing effect on others. 



Speakers
avatar for Aanu Gopald

Aanu Gopald

Agile Coach, Capital One
As an  Agile Coach, Aanu is very passionate in helping teams, Scrum Masters, Coaches and Leaders on how to transform themselves to work more effectively with more agility. She fully believes in Agile as a better way of working and living. She strives to incorporate them into everyday... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9

3:00pm

Brewing Great Agile Team Dynamics - No More Bitter Beer Face Communications

Understand why your team behaves the way it does? Identify their favored communication styles using DISC to nurture trust and promote a more agile team.


Speakers
avatar for Barry Forrest

Barry Forrest

Principal Consultant, Improving
As a Principal Consultant with Improving in Dallas, Barry is an agilist, web developer, and scrum master. Barry loves helping make work life better for teams and leaving things in a better state than when he was introduced to the situation. Barry is also an award-winning home-brewer... Read More →
avatar for Allison Pollard

Allison Pollard

Principal Consultant, Improving
Allison Pollard helps people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Allison enjoys mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4

3:00pm

Scrum The Toyota Way
Toyota are 1 year into their Scrum transformation.  What’s it like? Does one size fit all?  How does traditional leadership view this changing world?  What lessons are being learned?  What patterns have been detected?  What new techniques are they using to enable their metamorphosis?  How is funding and contracting evolving to meet the different demands of business agility?  How does Agile and Scrum work in an outsourcing model?  

Join Nigel Thurlow, Chief of Agile at Toyota Connected to learn the lessons of the last 12 months.

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Thurlow

Nigel Thurlow

Chief of Agile, Toyota
Nigel Thurlow is a Lean Evangelist, Continuous Improvement Leader, Quality Advocate, Agile & Scrum Coach, and a member of The Machine That Changed the World.  Considered by many as an expert in Lean implementation and process improvement, gained from his early Toyota background... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2

3:00pm

STAR: A Model for Discussing Culture

By discussing culture in terms of Stories, Taboos, Artifacts and Rituals we can establish starting and end points for an cultural transformation as well as assess how we are progressing on the journey.

The presentation will include exercises to validate the learning objectives and practice the assessment. The session would be equally divided into explaining the STAR model (1/3), applying it to an Agile journey (1/3) and the exercises (1/3). Attendees will leave with a reference sheet for the STAR model for accessing culture.


Speakers
avatar for Bob Dobson

Bob Dobson

Regional Agile Delivery Leader, Eliassen
Bob Dobson is a Regional Agile Delivery Leader for the Eliassen Group’s Agile Consulting Practice.  Bob has over 25 years of experience in IT including work in public and private sectors in the healthcare, manufacturing, construction, non-profit and defense industries. With over... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3

3:00pm

Bringing Life to User Stories

Often time our user stories are dead.  They are not memorable and teams do not remember what they are about resulting in lackluster implementations that do not fully meet the need.  During this session I will discuss the use of two techniques that bring life to user stories and make them memorable.  The first approach is to adopt the power of YES ... And, along with the rules of improve comedy.  The second approach is to create a fairy tale of the story where acceptance criteria are the morals of the story.


Speakers
avatar for David Pugmire

David Pugmire

Agile Coach, The Eliassen Group
David Pugmire has been involved with virtually every aspect of agile since 1997 when he first served as a Scrum Master. Since that time he has also been a Product Owner, Chief Product Owner, program sponsor, large program QA coordinator, teacher, and Coach.  Recent work includes... Read More →



Friday December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1

4:10pm

KEYNOTE: Intent Based Leadership: Create Leaders at Every Level
David Marquet delivers the powerful Intent-Based Leadership Message:  that leaderhsip is not for the select few at the top.  In highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level.

Creating Intent-Based Leadership organizations results in a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity.  A place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work - a place where everyone is a leader.

Intent-Based Leadership organizations create an environment for people to contribute so that they feel valued.  They set clear goals so their people know how to do their jobs.  They push control and decision making down the organization so people take responsibility and rise to the occassion.  They maintain unity of effort by ensuring the supporting pillars of technical competence and organizational clarity are in place.

As a result they achieve:
  • A highly effective organization with superior morale
  • The capacity for greatness in the people and practices of an organization, and remove it from the personality of leaders
  • An organizational culture that creates additional leaders throughout every level of the organization
Intent-Based Leadership starts with rejecting the idea that leadership is for the select few at the top and instead embracing in highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level. This method of leadership is based on empowerment, not ego, and process, not personality.

Speakers
avatar for L. David Marquet

L. David Marquet

Author, US Navy Captain (Retired), Turn the Ship Around LLC
Expert on leadership and organizational design, former submarine commander, Author of Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around! and Turn Your Ship Around. David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Junior Ballroom

5:15pm

Reception: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems.We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadership... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Sponsor Exhibition Hall