15:00 – 15:30
Afternoon Break
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
11:45 – 12:30
45 Minute Sessions (some sessions 30 min)
11:00 – 11:45
45 Minute Sessions
13:30 – 15:00
90 Minute Sessions
15:30 – 17:00:
90 Minute Sessions
10:30 – 11:00
Morning Break
18:00 - 21:00
Networking Night @ Palais Maillot
9:00 – 10:30
Welcome & Opening Keynote - Henrik Kniberg - "Culture > Process"
8:00 - 17:00
Registration
6:30 - 9:00
Breakfast - Hotel Guests ONLY
15:00 – 18:00
Registration
18:00 – 19:00
Welcome Reception
10:30 – 11:00
Morning Break
11:00 – 12:30
Keynote- Dan Mezick
13:30 – 15:00
90 Minute Sessions
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
15:00 – 15:30
PM Break
15:30 – 17:00
90 Minute Sessions
17:00 - 18:00
RippleRock Happy Hour
9:00 – 9:45
45 Minute Sessions (some sessions 30 min)
9:45 – 10:30
45 Minute Sessions
6:30 - 9:00
Breakfast - Hotel Guest ONLY
12:45 – 13:45
Lunch
13:45 – 15:00
Open Space
10:45 – 11:15
AM Break
15:00 – 15:30
Afternoon Break
11:15 - 12:45
Open Space
10:00 - 10:45
Open Space Breakouts
15:30 – 17:00
Closing Remarks & Closing Keynote- Dario Nardi
6:30 - 9:00
Breakfast - Hotel Guests ONLY
9:00 - 10:00
Open Space Opening
Paris Foyer
Afternoon Break
Session Details
Afternoon Break
Room: Paris Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: The same break will be served in all (3) rooms.
Learning Objectives:
Pont Neuf/ Pont des Arts/ Arc en Ciel
Lunch
Session Details
Lunch
Room: Pont Neuf/ Pont des Arts/ Arc en Ciel
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Monday Lunch is sponsored by 

The same lunch will be served in all (3) rooms.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Vendome
A Case Study – When things go badly wrong with Agile Transformation Programmes: the Pitfalls of a Torrid Marriage
Naveed Ghaffar, Ahmed Syed
Session Details
A Case Study – When things go badly wrong with Agile Transformation Programmes: the Pitfalls of a Torrid Marriage
Naveed Ghaffar, Ahmed Syed
Room: Room: Vendome
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

You hear about the Agile success stories, what about when things go wrong? This is a true and recent case study of an 'Agile' programme that went badly wrong. You will learn a frank and 'no-holds-barred' evaluation of a 120 person / 13 Team Programme  :
•A Frankenstein process with no unified heart or soul
• $60 million phase one spend – approximately $40 million more than comparable trading system implementation programmes of this nature
• Huge slippages
• 'Death March' of project resources for 7 months prior to the eventual go live
WARNING: Do NOT attend if you are squeamish!
Learning Objects:
Room: Luxembourg
Agile À La Mode? The Long-Term Viability of an Agile Culture in France
Petra Skapa, Mack Adams
Session Details
Agile À La Mode? The Long-Term Viability of an Agile Culture in France
Petra Skapa, Mack Adams
Room: Room: Luxembourg
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥♥

The adoption of Agile, Scrum, and other progressive practices is on the rise in France, one of the world’s largest economies.  However, there are also many deep-seated factors that make the adoption of Agile values & practices particularly challenging. 
The verdict is open as to whether the economic and cultural drivers in France will continue to expand the footprint of Agile, or if the exodus of young people and inertia of legacy organizations will keep Agile in a niche.
Learning Objects:
Room: Pereire
**CANCELLED** Unity in diversity - ScrumCoach/ScrumMaster in INDIAN IT service company
Maris Prabhakaran Mariappan
Session Details
**CANCELLED** Unity in diversity - ScrumCoach/ScrumMaster in INDIAN IT service company
Maris Prabhakaran Mariappan
Room: Room: Pereire
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture/Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Each IT hub (Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Pune) in India have different cultural context and also have multicultural. Each team will have different combination of culture. Each team is different .

Scrum Coach have to be smart enough to coach and train the team for the different cultural context in India.

This session will help scrum Coach/ScrumMaster/Agile leaders to understand the cultural context and challenges of different Agile culture in India and also will provide different techniques to motivate the team.
Learning Objects:
Room: Palais Royal
A War Story of the Rise and Fall of an "Agile" Company
Jan De Baere
Session Details
A War Story of the Rise and Fall of an "Agile" Company
Jan De Baere
Room: Room: Palais Royal
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track:

The director of our IT consultancy company decided to drastically change the culture of our company. The command and control style didn’t make sense anymore for him. Together with a change agent he took the whole company on a journey towards an Agile culture. We changed our way of working, the recruitment process, the appraisal system… The journey was bumpy and we had forces fighting us from the inside and the outside. We learned, had fun and a lot of energy but the day came…

Build up during 8 years and destroyed in one day.
 
What happened? What tools did we use? Lessons learned?
Learning Objects:
Room: Auteuil
How to get rid of waterfall cultural influence while setting up a large distributed Scrum
Patrick Sarfati
Session Details
How to get rid of waterfall cultural influence while setting up a large distributed Scrum
Patrick Sarfati
Room: Room: Auteuil
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

How to get rid of waterfall cultural influence while setting up a large distributed Scrum?

Scrum is simple but seems not sufficient to address very large distributed Projects.

Some companies are then trying to set up distributed Scrum within a strong waterfall, command and control culture

How to switch from (false) impression of control to real trust and empowerment on large and exposed projects

This Lecture will be based on feedback provided by 2 real cases: a good example which used largely Agile values and an example influenced by non-Agile culture that needed a strong refactoring

Learning Objects:
Room: Monceau
Show me the money, or: how to pay employees in an Agile organization
Christof Braun
Session Details
Show me the money, or: how to pay employees in an Agile organization
Christof Braun
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

Now that your teams are working self-organized and deliver customer value each sprint, you understand that yearly performance reviews by the manager are not appropriate. Incentivizing with money may even be counter-productive. But raises are expected and HR wants to know from you who will get how much. This presentation will discuss how to account for team performance but also acknowledge individual contributions; how to achieve fairness in the distribution of available budget and how to reward rather than incentivize.
Learning Objects:
Room: Bagatelle
Combat Agile
Steve Johnson
Session Details
Combat Agile
Steve Johnson
Room: Room: Bagatelle
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: -
Track: ♥♥♥

Combat Agile is an application of military doctrine to the practice of Agile and Lean software development. Striking similarities exist between the U.S. Marine Corp methods for waging war and the Agile concepts of a self-organizing, adaptable team.

Steve Johnson examines these parallels and adds his own observations from years of experience in the software development arena.

Faithful reproduction of the "commander's intent" -- a military term focused on the end goal and providing authority to team members to deviate from plan when needed, is the key to running successful Agile teams -- whether in a supportive or non-supportive Agile organization.

You may like these ideas or hate them, but you're sure to come away with material you can use with your current and future Agile teams.

Learning Objects:
Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
User Experience in an Agile World
Laurie Roshak
Session Details
User Experience in an Agile World
Laurie Roshak
Room: Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track:

Lessons learned on how product delivery teams have continued to refine their approach to Agile and User Experience Design to better align the two. Best practices, tips, examples, and templates will be provided to help teams transition from waterfall to Agile. Time will be allocated for questions and answers to address specific issues teams may be encountering.
Learning Objects:
Room: Luxembourg
Agile Transformation across Multiple Businesses at Euromoney Institutional Investor
David Hicks, Ken Lehmann, Rod Kesterton
Session Details
Agile Transformation across Multiple Businesses at Euromoney Institutional Investor
David Hicks, Ken Lehmann, Rod Kesterton
Room: Room: Luxembourg
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

This case study presentation will tell the story of Euromoney’s agile initiative, its successes, challenges, and lessons learned. It will focus in particular on the complex issues of:

  1. dealing with very separate and distinct business customers with their own cultures, drivers, requirements, and budgets.
  2. integrating remote off-shore third-party suppliers into the Agile process when they have different geographic and organisational cultures.
  3. moving a traditional centralised IT function toward Agile from a culture of up-front planning, risk management, and traditional QA.
Learning Objects:
Room: Palais Royal
Selling Scrum Transformation in an ROI-driven Organization
Dr. Arpad Zsolt Bodo, Istvan Margetin
Session Details
Selling Scrum Transformation in an ROI-driven Organization
Dr. Arpad Zsolt Bodo, Istvan Margetin
Room: Room: Palais Royal
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

Scrum Transformation is an expensive venture. In today’s ROI-driven culture, decision-makers are always eager to see numbers and to understand both the cost and the estimated ROI of any change. Even if we succeed in selling Scrum to the organization, we need to prove that the benefits of Agile have been achieved for the project to be considered a great success.

We will match the well-known expected benefits of Agile with metrics that will help companies both in forecasting and proving their achievements with the new methodology, so that the cost/benefit ratio can be clearly visualized.
Learning Objects:
Room: Pereire
Trial and Error to Finding Lean Success Across Distributed Environments
Leonardo Mattiazzi
Session Details
Trial and Error to Finding Lean Success Across Distributed Environments
Leonardo Mattiazzi
Room: Room: Pereire
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

This presentation will discuss the roadblocks the presenter encountered when working to complete development projects with teams located in distributed environments. Leonardo Mattiazzi, VP, international business at Ci&T, will discuss the problems his teams experienced when beginning these projects, and the steps they utilized to integrate a Lean philosophy successfully to derive value from development teams in multiple locations across the globe.
Learning Objects:
Room: Trocadero
Removing cultural barriers in an Agile Team
Luis Castro
Session Details
Removing cultural barriers in an Agile Team
Luis Castro
Room: Room: Trocadero
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

A Canadian businessman goes to China to close a deal. He is having a very good meeting with the Chinese client, and at the end of the meeting he is asked about some details. He replies he has to go back to his office and talk to some of his peers to make a final decision. He never hears back from them. Why?

In this session you’ll discover not only the answer to this question, but also the importance of culture when interpreting the values of the agile manifesto, and how, by taking culture into account, multicultural and geographically dispersed teams can avoid similar “unexplained” outcomes.
Learning Objects:
Room: Vendome
Two Cultures, One Goal
Hong Xiang
Session Details
Two Cultures, One Goal
Hong Xiang
Room: Room: Vendome
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

What happens when Confucius trying to translate the Scrum mechanics to German Culture and Journalist? This is a story about a Chinese SM working with a German Team and stakeholders editorial journalist as stakeholders. There are two cultures: Scrum and classical project management policy; Chinese and German; Software Developer and Journalist. No wonder that we have got Culture Shocks and Clashes again and again. But many things changed with the time, fusion, combination, integration, we are geared up towards our goal: to implement own team and project agile culture in using scrum framework.

Learning Objects:
Room: Monceau
What's in behavioral traits of an Agile team?
Nancy Sharma
Session Details
What's in behavioral traits of an Agile team?
Nancy Sharma
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

We talk of Agile Methodologies as the sane way of developing quality software. But is the team equipped to work in an Agile environment? By equipped, I do not mean white boards, TV screens, good microphones, backlogs, etc. but the other important aspect of making happy and successful Agile Teams - MINDSET.

One of the most critical attributes to a team's success yet the least talked about.

According to a recent survey, out of the many failed Agile projects, two thirds attribute failure to integrate the right people or to teach a team-based culture.

Learning Objects:
Room: Bagatelle
Scrum for Hardware and Co-Design
Timo Punkka
Session Details
Scrum for Hardware and Co-Design
Timo Punkka
Room: Room: Bagatelle
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track:

Agile methods are gaining foothold in embedded software development. Embedded software is not developed in isolation, but it has dependencies to hardware development. The system development is facing the demands of ever increasing amount of change and learning. Agile methods aim at helping in these challenges. This talk summarizes authors observations on hardware development teams using Scrum during the past 10 years. Teams have varied in terms of disciplines involved and collocation.

Come to this session to get the practitioner’s view on using Scrum beyond embedded software development.
Learning Objects:
Room: Tuileries
The SCRUM and the willpower: how neuroscience can boost your productivity
Anna Obukhova
Session Details
The SCRUM and the willpower: how neuroscience can boost your productivity
Anna Obukhova
Room: Room: Tuileries
Track: Empower Agile Culture with others cultures, domains, and approaches
Session Type:
Summary: Type: -
Track: ♥♥

There are a lot of evidences that Scrum improves the developer’s productivity. Yes, it works. But why does it work?

I will describe the model of relationship between the willpower related brain metabolism on neurological level and the Scrum practices. Scrum addresses the productivity of the people’s brain using 3 different flows simultaneously. There are tips that make these productivity flows working or not. You can make Agile productive, you can have non-productive Agile. I will show you where the difference is.
Learning Objects:
Room: Vendome
Changing Cultural DNA with Spiral Dynamics to become thoroughly Agile
Dajo Breddels
Session Details
Changing Cultural DNA with Spiral Dynamics to become thoroughly Agile
Dajo Breddels
Room: Room: Vendome
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥♥

A lot of organizations fall back to old behavior after the Agile Coach leaves. This is because it’s much harder to implement the Agile mind-set than it is to tell people about processes, artifacts, and events. This mind-set is a system of specific values. Spiral Dynamics is addressing these value systems and gives tools how to assess and change them. During this session you will learn how to discover the dominant values in organizations and how to transform them using the natural flow of value system evolution.

At the end you will have a list of concrete steps and actions you can use.
Learning Objects:
Room: Trocadero
Culture eats Agile for breakfast | lessons learned in Europe and Africa
Dr. Siegfried Kaltenecker, Peter Hundermark
Session Details
Culture eats Agile for breakfast | lessons learned in Europe and Africa
Dr. Siegfried Kaltenecker, Peter Hundermark
Room: Room: Trocadero
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

No doubt, culture is a complex as well as a powerful phenomenon. Part of its power stems from its invisibility: in every organisation culture sums up the natural way of how we do things around here. What happens...if we are keen to change this natural way? ...if we challenge the processes and daily routines that appear as a given? ...if we are even crazy enough to introduce Lean-Agile methods in order to improve these processes and routines?

Learning Objects:
Room: Bagatelle
Cultural change, should we even bother?
Gideon Zondervan
Session Details
Cultural change, should we even bother?
Gideon Zondervan
Room: Room: Bagatelle
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥♥

Cultural change, often talked about, harder to implement. Is it even worth trying? Where to start? By focusing on value rather than talking about culture what seems murky at first becomes clear and resistance to change can be overcome. Gideon has personally applied change management principles to two large scale Scrum implementations in organizations that were reluctant to change. A quick walkthrough of change management principles, spiced up with some funny personal anecdotes and concrete tools and practices. If you are interested in change management around Scrum, make sure you attend!

Learning Objects:
Room: Auteuil
Disruptive innovations & fast feedback cycles – product management is facing new challenges stepping towards an innovation and learning culture
Nils Bernert
Session Details
Disruptive innovations & fast feedback cycles – product management is facing new challenges stepping towards an innovation and learning culture
Nils Bernert
Room: Room: Auteuil
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Are you facing the challenge of creating new innovations in your company? Are you struggling to create & formulate new ideas quickly?

With an innovation game you can help your team to think out of the box and to use the creativity and know-how of the whole team

Want to know how to use canvases in product management for shaping ideas? Want to get a competitive edge by having a higher learning speed by using short Build-Measure-Learn feedback cycles?

We will create innovations with an innovation game and get them from idea to the first UserStory supported by using different canvasses.
Learning Objects:
Room: Tuileries
How can NLP help to get an Agile mindset?
Els Verkaik
Session Details
How can NLP help to get an Agile mindset?
Els Verkaik
Room: Room: Tuileries
Track: Empower Agile Culture with others cultures, domains and approaches
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

As long as there is no pill to change people’s mindset into an Agile mindset, Agile coaches have to work hard to deal with resistance during Agile transitions. As long as there is no truly believe that Agile will help and people are convinced that there is no need to do things differently, the transition to Agile will not fully succeed. This session is about how we can use simple and effective techniques from NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) to become more open-minded. Because who open-minded is, stays open for options and who stays open for options, stays open for another way of working.

Learning Objects:
Room: Palais Royal
Soft(ware)ball
Olivier Azeau
Session Details
Soft(ware)ball
Olivier Azeau
Room: Room: Palais Royal
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track:

Can you help a demanding customer that changes her mind every other minute?

Are you a king of emergent design?

Do you handle refactoring like no other?

Come and play Soft(ware)ball to improve your skills by programming human components!

No computer knowledge required. No keyboard shortcut wizardry.

Just a team and a ball. A fun and collaborative game of software design for the whole family of product development from business people to hardcore coders.
Learning Objects:
Room: Monceau
Understanding how non-IT Scrum helps raise productivity, boost profits: An IAD framework perspective
Anthony Montgomery
Session Details
Understanding how non-IT Scrum helps raise productivity, boost profits: An IAD framework perspective
Anthony Montgomery
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

Are you tasked to do more with less? Is your organization held back with inefficiency? How can organizations achieve more results for the same cost? The answers lie in applying Agile methodologies in domains other than IT to improve work team productivity, which also helps transform the overall organizational culture. This occurs because Agile methodologies create the necessary social constructs and reshape the social interactions critical to successful teams. Moreover, savvy business leaders can leverage Agile methodologies and positively influence these social elements to magnify the gains.

Learning Objects:
Room: Emerging Agile Culture
The Art of Servant Leadership
Michael Leber
Session Details
The Art of Servant Leadership
Michael Leber
Room: Room: Emerging Agile Culture
Track: Luxembourg
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Scrum is by far the most widespread Agile method within the world of IT. The role of the ScrumMaster is supposed to contribute significantly to success. But "servant leadership" means leading without guaranteed power by means of org charts. This session will dive deep on the art of leading as a servant, and on how the ScrumMaster can become a source of credible leadership. We will encounter the leader as change agent as driver for organizations. the And we may finally even ask, if "servant leadership" is a mission of teams.
Learning Objects:
Room: Palais Royal
Agile Antipatterns: The ScrumMaster’s Guide to Traps, Tripwires, and Treachery
Adam Weisbart
Session Details
Agile Antipatterns: The ScrumMaster’s Guide to Traps, Tripwires, and Treachery
Adam Weisbart
Room: Room: Palais Royal
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Knowing the basics of Scrum is essential for any team member, but out in the trenches, a good ScrumMaster must be ready to identify and deal with Agile Antipatterns quickly to help his team and organization move forward.

What’s an Agile Antipattern? Something that at first blush may seem useful, but in practice is usually harmful to an agile initiative. It’s important to be able to sniff these out since they can damage your organization, and are often slippery to catch.

You’ll leave this workshop with a set of powerful tools to help you defuse antipatterns in the field.
Learning Objects:
Room: Vendome
Building Agile Data Warehouse
Nimesh Soni
Session Details
Building Agile Data Warehouse
Nimesh Soni
Room: Room: Vendome
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Incremental build and continuous delivery of data warehouse.

Does your customer have to wait for a big-bang delivery of data warehouse? Would you like to deliver data warehouse in smaller increments? You have tried incremental approach, and have struggled building data warehouse in incremental fashion?

Come to this session, get the recipe for a cocktail that will address lot of your concerns and issues while enabling you to build and deliver data warehouse, incrementally!

Learning Objects:
Room: Luxembourg
Changing Culture from the Top: Radical Management in Practice
Simon Roberts, Patrick Dickhaut
Session Details
Changing Culture from the Top: Radical Management in Practice
Simon Roberts, Patrick Dickhaut
Room: Room: Luxembourg
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Many organizations are based on a hierarchical bureaucracy, where functional managers direct workers, relay commands and report on progress. This approach is not compatible with much twenty-first century work, which is knowledge based and best carried out in self-organized teams.

Building on Steve Denning's "Radical Management," we provide guidance on what managers should do to best support the work of agile teams.

We will tap into experience gained during Deutsche Telekom's large scale Scrum transition, which has involved a dramatic change in management culture.

Learning Objects:
Room: Pereire
Barbarians at the gate - Scrum meets product management and the PMO
Dr. Jarno Vähäniitty, Santeri Korri
Session Details
Barbarians at the gate - Scrum meets product management and the PMO
Dr. Jarno Vähäniitty, Santeri Korri
Room: Room: Pereire
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track:

The product backlog is usually described as a list of work items. This hides many of the planning mechanisms in Scrum, such as planning horizons, progressive refinement and just-in-time elaboration, and can lead product management and development to view each other as "barbarians at the gate," attempting to seize areas where they seem to lack training, background and competence. To overcome this culture clash, this workshop explores how the traditional product management duties of release planning, roadmapping and portfolio management fit with Scrum.
Learning Objects:
Room: Auteuil
The Systemic Consensus Principle - A New Decision Making Culture
Dr. Karl Kollischan
Session Details
The Systemic Consensus Principle - A New Decision Making Culture
Dr. Karl Kollischan
Room: Room: Auteuil
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track:

The Systemic Consensus Principle is a new highly effective decision-making model. It is conflict solving and leads to sustainable and broadly accepted solutions. The method is easy to understand and simple to use. In teams, which decide by the Systemic Consensus Principle, it effects a total change in behavior away from power oriented towards a respectful and cooperative culture. In this workshop you will learn the basics of the SCP and how to apply it for decision-making in your team. You will understand the role of SCP as a powerful tool for organizational change management.

Learning Objects:
Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
No easy road to freedom: Building tomorrow's workforce and learner/teacher capabilities through conceptualising Agile Pedagogy in Education
Royle Karl, Jasmina Nikolic
Session Details
No easy road to freedom: Building tomorrow's workforce and learner/teacher capabilities through conceptualising Agile Pedagogy in Education
Royle Karl, Jasmina Nikolic
Room: Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

This highly interactive Agile Pedagogy session presents a case study of how scrum can be integrated into education highlighting the issues involved when transferring agile practices into education value systems. It invites participants to create and  design a learning object using scrum rather than traditional pedagogical stances. This will allow participants to re examine their own educational experiences and  those of their children in a fresh light. Participants will be asked to identify common barriers to implementation.
Learning Objects:
Room: Monceau
Training from the back of the room
Jef Cumps, Kris Phillipaerts
Session Details
Training from the back of the room
Jef Cumps, Kris Phillipaerts
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Empower Agile Culture with others cultures, domains and approaches
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

How do people learn new things? And what’s the best way to teach people new stuff? This session provides some initial answers to these questions.

Or no, even better, this session will allow and facilitate you to find the answer to these questions yourself! And you’ll be triggered to further explore the world of training and facilitation.

 This session provides the main concepts from Sharon Bowman’s bestseller "Training from the back of the room" to make you a better facilitator and trainer.

Learning Objects:
Room: Bagatelle
Better Conflict Resolution, Communication, Behaviour Change and Decision Making by Understanding Your Mind – The Most Complex and Powerful Decision Making System
Steve Clymer
Session Details
Better Conflict Resolution, Communication, Behaviour Change and Decision Making by Understanding Your Mind – The Most Complex and Powerful Decision Making System
Steve Clymer
Room: Room: Bagatelle
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

Resolve conflict. How? We examine a proven process to greatly enhance listening, understanding and empathy.

We look at rational and irrational views and the distinction between the automatic operations of the fast subconscious mind and the controlled operations of the slow conscious mind.

More sprint planning sessions result in the amount of work being underestimated than being overestimated. Why? The latest research on human decision making processes can help.

How are habits born and why they so hard to change? Forming new habits is the very essence of improving agility.
Learning Objects:
Paris Foyer
Morning Break
Session Details
Morning Break
Room: Paris Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: The same break will be served in all (3) rooms.
Learning Objectives:
Palais Maillot
Networking Night @ Palais Maillot
Session Details
Networking Night @ Palais Maillot
Room: Palais Maillot
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Meet in Hotel Lobby @ 17:45.

Celebrate a great first day at a venue awarded as one of the International World's Finest Clubs just a short walk from the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile. Scrum Alliance will provide great food and a couple of drinks while you enjoy fabulous LIVE entertainment! You must wear your Scrum Alliance name badge for access.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Auteuil & Bagatelle
Opening Keynote: Henrik Kniberg - "Culture > Process"
Henrik Kniberg
Session Details
Opening Keynote: Henrik Kniberg - "Culture > Process"
Henrik Kniberg
Room: Room: Auteuil & Bagatelle
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Let's examine what Agile Culture really means, and how companies like Spotify stay agile by breaking all the rules.

Henrik Kniberg is an Agile/Lean coach at Crisp in Stockholm, currently working with Spotify. He enjoys helping companies succeed with both the technical and human sides of software development. During the past 15 years he has been CTO of three Swedish IT companies and helped many more get started with Agile and Lean software development.

Henrik is a former board member of the Agile Alliance and works regularly with Mary Poppendieck, Jeff Sutherland, Alistair Cockburn, and other thought leaders. He is the author of “Scrum and XP from the Trenches” as well as “Kanban and Scrum, Making the Most of Both” and “Lean from the Trenches.” These books are available in over 12 languages, have more than 500,000 readers, and are used as a primary guide to Agile and Lean software development by hundreds of companies worldwide. 
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Paris Foyer
Registration
Registration is open 8:00 - 17:00 daily in the Paris Foyer. We welcome you to register early to get a head start on your gathering experience. The registration desk will be open for registration as well as answering your Gathering questions.
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Registration
Registration is open 8:00 - 17:00 daily in the Paris Foyer. We welcome you to register early to get a head start on your gathering experience. The registration desk will be open for registration as well as answering your Gathering questions.
Room: Paris Foyer
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Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
Breakfast
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Breakfast
Room: Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
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Summary: Breakfast is included for those who have booked through the Conference Reservation system staying at the host hotel, Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile. Breakfast will be served in Pont Neuf & Pont des Arts, located on Level 1 and is open from 6:30 - 9:00am. Attendees not staying at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile are welcome to enjoy breakfast at an additional cost.
Learning Objectives:
Paris Foyer
Registration
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Registration
Room: Paris Foyer
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Summary: Registration is open Sunday evening. We welcome you to register Sunday and get a head start on your Gathering experience. The registration desk will be open throughout the Gathering for registration as well as answering your Gathering questions.
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Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
Welcome Reception
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Welcome Reception
Room: Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
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Come and register Sunday evening to begin your Scrum Gathering with a drink, a chance to network, and receive some key insights to the days ahead. We welcome first-time and longtime attendees to share their Scrum expectations and experiences to kick off a successful Gathering.
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Paris Foyer
Morning Break
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Morning Break
Room: Paris Foyer
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Summary: Tuesday Breaks are sponsored by 

The same breaks will be served in all (3) rooms.
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Bagatelle & Auteuil
Keynote- Open Agile Adoption
Dan Mezick
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Keynote- Open Agile Adoption
Dan Mezick
Room: Bagatelle & Auteuil
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Summary: Tuesday Keynote sponsored by 

The Agile journey may be best characterized as a tribal rite of passage. Those who are taking the next step always do so as a group. During the journey, all the participants share the same basic status. Successful participants find themselves in a new and very unfamiliar place. And lastly, anyone who wants to complete the journey must also be willing to leave many things behind.

  • In tribal societies, passage rites from start to finish are led by a “master of ceremonies.”
  • Is the modern journey into Agile actually a passage rite… for modern tribes?
  • Is the ScrumMaster in fact the master of ceremonies in a modern rite of passage for teams and organizations?
In this session, together we explore the surprising answer. We also explore how to specifically leverage Open Space as a tool for helping to create authentic and lasting Agile adoptions.

http://www.scrumalliance.org/system/resource_files/0000/4246/DanMezick_CC_2.pngDaniel Mezick is an authority on culture, self-management, and self-organizing teams. An expert on culture design and business agility, Dan’s client list includes Zappos Insights, CIGNA Insurance, and hundreds of smaller organizations.

Applying Agile practices since 2006 and coaching teams and organizations since 2008, Daniel is the author of “The Culture Game: Tools for the Agile Manager.” Describing 16 proven patterns of group-learning behavior derived from Agile, the book also provides a proven way to spread these learning patterns throughout the wider culture of your entire organization.

Daniel is a founder and executive coach at www.FreeStandingAgility.com, a team of Agile coaches based in Boston, MA, U.S. He is also the founder of www.AgileBoston.org, one of the largest Agile user groups in the U.S.

You can reach Daniel by mail via dan@newtechusa.net, by phone at (203) 915-7248, on Twitter via @DanMezick, and on the web at www.DanielMezick.com.
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Room: Palais Royal
Kano AND Scrum = Learning
Nigel Baker
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Kano AND Scrum = Learning
Nigel Baker
Room: Room: Palais Royal
Track: Empower Agile Culture with others cultures, domains and approaches
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Kano Analysis is a powerful and enlightening tool for Product Owners to identify which features enhance and which subtract from that most crucial of factors - Customer Satisfaction. It is my favourite prioritisation method by far.

But have you ever thought of applying Kano TO Scrum? Which parts of Scrum are exciting? Which are mandatory? What about Kanban? What about XP? In this workshop we will go all "meta" and apply the Kano technique to the famous Agile methods, and see what results come out!
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Bagatelle
Servant Leadership across cultures
Greg Hutchings
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Servant Leadership across cultures
Greg Hutchings
Room: Bagatelle
Track: Empower Agile Culture with other cultures, domains, and approaches
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Summary: This session is designed to help executive, senior, and mid-level management learn how to become more effective, better appreciated and happier in their changing roles in agile organizations. It is also intended to help you as a servant leader, management coach or sponsor to help managers who you know (or may even work for) to become more agile and better to work with.
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Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Art & Agile, Scrum & Sketching
Dov Tsal Sela
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Art & Agile, Scrum & Sketching
Dov Tsal Sela
Room: Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
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Summary: Type: Lecture/Workshop
Track: ♥♥♥

Understanding and practicing Agility and its implementations by a different viewpoint
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Room: Pereire
The Agile Girl Scouts
Dave Prior, Karen Prior
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The Agile Girl Scouts
Dave Prior, Karen Prior
Room: Room: Pereire
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
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Summary: Type: Lecture
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The lecture will present our experience of introducing Agile practices and adapting Certified ScrumMaster training so that it can be used to help transform a troop of Girl Scouts from Oklahoma into a troop of Agile practitioners. We will explain the step-by-step process we went through in introducing the concepts, the challenges we experienced in adapting the material and games, how it impacted the members of the troop. One of the presenters is a Certified Scrum Trainer and the other is a Girl Scout leader. The ages of the kids involved range from 13 to 17.
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Room: Auteuil
Scrum meets Management 3.0 - how to apply the latest management ideas to strengthen Scrum
Arne Åhlander
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Scrum meets Management 3.0 - how to apply the latest management ideas to strengthen Scrum
Arne Åhlander
Room: Room: Auteuil
Track: Empower Agile Culture with others cultures, domains and approaches
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Many Scrum implementations suffer from poor management understanding and support. In this presentation you will learn how ideas and practices from Management 3.0 can be used and applied to strengthen Scrum.

We will take a look at how the six views views on organizations from Management 3.0 (energize people, empowering teams, align constraints, develop competence, grow structure and improve everything) can be used to deliberately strengthen a Scrum implementation.
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Room: Vendome
The Ups and Downs of Cultural Diversity
Glenn Smith
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The Ups and Downs of Cultural Diversity
Glenn Smith
Room: Room: Vendome
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
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Summary: Type: Workshop
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Cultural Diversity can sometimes be seen as a negative, but it has the power to take teams and projects to places never thought possible. This hands-on workshop will allow you to explore Culture Diversity, working through the benefits and hindrances it can bring to a project. Cultural Diversity occurs in all teams, not just those spread across the world. You will investigate how to unlock the diversity within your teams and leave with practical ideas to facilitate a similar session with your own teams after the conference.
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Room: Luxembourg
What Organisational Culture am I working with and how Agile is it?
Rowan Bunning
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What Organisational Culture am I working with and how Agile is it?
Rowan Bunning
Room: Room: Luxembourg
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

You may have heard that Agile is a certain culture. If you have ever experienced friction between Scrum and your organisation's dominant corporate culture, this is the session for you.

Organisational psychologist William E. Schneider groups organisational cultures into four types. Which is your organisation and what does that mean? We will answer that in this session. We will also identify which cultures Scrum and Agile most closely represent.  This session will raise your awareness of the challenges and opportunities your organisation has in embracing Scrum as a vehicle for cultural change.
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Room: Monceau
Worlds Apart in One Team – Exploring Intercultural Agility
Nicole Belilos, Jenni Jepsen
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Worlds Apart in One Team – Exploring Intercultural Agility
Nicole Belilos, Jenni Jepsen
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
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Summary: Type: Workshop
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Our world is getting smaller and we face cultural differences everyday. Our Agile teams have members from all parts of the world. Sometimes co-located, often not. But are we really prepared for working in this global world? Do we know how to interact? Do we understand the values that drive our colleagues?
In this session, we explore cultural differences and how they affect the way we work. Through role-playing, you will experience other cultures and their effect on you. You will act out common challenges multicultural teams face.

Come and play and learn about cultures and about yourself!
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Pont Neuf/ Pont des Arts/ Arc en Ciel
Lunch
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Lunch
Room: Pont Neuf/ Pont des Arts/ Arc en Ciel
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Summary: The same lunch will be served in all (3) rooms.
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Paris Foyer
Afternoon Break
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Afternoon Break
Room: Paris Foyer
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Summary: Tuesday Breaks are sponsored by 

The same breaks will be served in all (3) rooms.
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Room: Vendome
Behaviour Driven Culture Transition with Pick A Deck
Olivier Lafontan
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Behaviour Driven Culture Transition with Pick A Deck
Olivier Lafontan
Room: Room: Vendome
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Want to change your culture? Describe your target behaviours in the form of failing tests, distribute these tests to people and teams, wait for them to find a way to implement the behaviours, share the solutions with everyone, improve these behaviours... Pick A Deck is an online tool which allows your organisation and teams to do just that, come and try it!
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Room: Monceau
Learn different leadership styles with Star Wars Coaches
Bruno Sbille
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Learn different leadership styles with Star Wars Coaches
Bruno Sbille
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
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Summary: Type: Workshop
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If you are part of a self-organized team, how can leadership styles and management styles be an asset to you?
Do you want to discover, great collaboration techniques that are usually only taught to managers?
First, based on movie extracts of the epic Star Wars, we will discover different styles. Then, through intensive role play, you will learn, through practice, how to use these styles and how to use them appropriately according to a person and a context.

Although popcorn won't be served, you'll have the occasion to be the actors of this session! You will be coached by Yoda and Darth Vador.
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Room: Luxembourg
Managing Multicultural Organizations
Raj Mudhar, Catherine Louis
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Managing Multicultural Organizations
Raj Mudhar, Catherine Louis
Room: Room: Luxembourg
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
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Summary: Type: Workshop
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In large global organizations where the size of the product exceeds what a single Scrum team can deliver, we think through the best way to organize teams and work. In this hands-on workshop, we navigate through the process of developing & assessing large organizations using Lego. Unlike traditional paper-based “box and line” org charts, these models are physical, are built collaboratively, and provide insights into the psychology of the organization and its people. At Agile2012, this session was standing-room-only! Read about it on InfoQ here: http://tiny.cc/bs1duw
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Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Scrum Team that Harmonizes
Robie Wood, Jody Wood
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Scrum Team that Harmonizes
Robie Wood, Jody Wood
Room: Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Track: Empower Agile Culture with others cultures, domains and approaches
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

How can we positively charge and orient Scrum Team members toward effective participation in the conversations, activities and innovation necessary to deliver business value? Let's get team members to Harmonize. To maintain team Harmony, we can draw on examples from the Arts where Harmony is sustained by using improvisation to adapt to changing complexity. The "Scrum Team that Harmonizes" workshop employs improvisation exercises from the Acting world that are designed to work on the specific skills needed by team members to perform effectively in each of the four types of Scrum Meetings.
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Room: Bagatelle
Inner Innovation: Personal Growth for Agile People
Peter Moreno
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Inner Innovation: Personal Growth for Agile People
Peter Moreno
Room: Room: Bagatelle
Track: Empower Agile Culture with others cultures, domains, and approaches
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Summary: Type: Workshop
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"Who are you?" is the question I received in the last Play4Agile event in Germany during my enlightening talk. While answering this question I noticed how important is to start sharing with my fellow Scrummers my personal growth journey. The Inner Innovation program started during one of our sprint planning meetings at the AGFA HealthCare R&D Center in Gent, Belgium. I would like to share the energy, insights, and the key concepts and techniques of this program with the Scrum community. Inner Innovation is an opportunity to grow in consciousness, self-awareness, and self-confidence.
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Room: Pereire
Shifting Culture from "Us and Them" to "How can we help?"
Tom Howlett
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Shifting Culture from "Us and Them" to "How can we help?"
Tom Howlett
Room: Room: Pereire
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

"Us and Them" culture is deeply engrained in our organisations and can easily derail our efforts to become Agile by hindering cross functional collaboration. If we are to deliver software effectively we must find ways that change the mindset from one of blame to one where fellowship is the norm. This practical workshop explores ways to initiate this mindset shift. We'll learn how to lay the foundations by building mutual respect with listening and empathy and progress to understanding each others needs and collaborating with ease.
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Room: Auteuil
Trust: A crucial ingredient for being successful with Scrum
Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg, Ken Clyne
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Trust: A crucial ingredient for being successful with Scrum
Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg, Ken Clyne
Room: Room: Auteuil
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: All levels

Trust is absolutely key to an Agile culture.

Without trust we lack transparency and honesty, and it is very hard for us to be courageous.
Here we look at some background on what Trust means and then consider how we can build trust and what inhibits it.

We will also share common themes in our previous findings on the subject of trust.
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Palais Royal
Understanding team dynamics by understanding the brain
Jukka Lindstrom
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Understanding team dynamics by understanding the brain
Jukka Lindstrom
Room: Palais Royal
Track: Empower Agile Culture with other cultures, domains, and approaches
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Summary: There are team situations where everything just seems to flow well and othes where things suddenly fall apart. What makes these situations different? The social aspects of the brain have a huge influence on how teams work.

In this workshop we explore different team situations that are brain-friendly and others which are not, so that we can start to understand the team dynamics from the brain's perspective. By joining this workshop you get concrete ideas on what to pay attention to when working with teams that will help the team to be much more effective.
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Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
RippleRock Happy Hour
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RippleRock Happy Hour
Room: Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
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Summary: Drop by for a drink and meet friends from your Happy Hour sponsor - RippleRock. They have a fun activity planned and a prize to be won!
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Room: Vendome/Palais Royal
Agile in a Beauty Salon, it is possible!
Pavel Dabrytski
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Agile in a Beauty Salon, it is possible!
Pavel Dabrytski
Room: Room: Vendome/Palais Royal
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
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Summary: Type: Lecture
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Have you ever thought about an Agile Beauty Salon? I did. This session is based on more than 2 years of experience in applying Agile techniques outside of IT. The essence of success is in 5 things you need to consider upfront. And these 5 principles are applicable to any domain: Logistics, Publishing, Teaching, IT and even the Beauty Industry! After the session you will have better understanding on how to start your project. Or maybe, you will finally understand what went wrong applying agile in your project and how to reboot it now.

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Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Agile Yes, but Why?
Klaus Bucka-Lassen
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Agile Yes, but Why?
Klaus Bucka-Lassen
Room: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Track: Room: Luxembourg
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Summary: Type: Workshop
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According to the most recent "State of Agile Survey" 83% of the respondents plan to implement agile in future projects. But do they understand why? Does the management understand why Agile is an answer to the ever increasingly complex challenges we are confronted with? Do they understand why centralized command and control most probably will not work? This interactive talk will provide you with arguments and tools that will help you convince people - for instance, your boss - why Agile is not just a hype.
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Room: Monceau
Badgile**
Leon-Cosmin Lupu
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Badgile**
Leon-Cosmin Lupu
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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Summary: Type: Lecture
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Transform the long journey of Agile adoption and perfection at corporation level into an exciting game of pride.
Agile techniques introduction has its ups and downs and is particularly difficult when attempted on large scale. How are we keeping it alive in Alcatel-Lucent Romania with a limited number of coaches and with a scrum master community that is still learning and finding its ways?
Get to know our intricated “Agile badge game” – teams being pushed beyond their limits by curiosity, secrecy and pride in a smart schema of levels, and gradual unlock of challenges and lock of reputation.
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Room: Auteuil
Effects-driven Scrum development using Business Impact Maps**
Sara Lerén
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Effects-driven Scrum development using Business Impact Maps**
Sara Lerén
Room: Room: Auteuil
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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Summary: Type: Lecture
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Well-functioning Scrum teams are generally quite good at delivering working software, but that does not necessarily mean that they deliver optimal business value. A more business oriented culture can be created by focusing on end-user needs and the effects needed to satisfy them. Business impact maps with measurable effect goals is a light weight tool for visualizing the business needs and creating a common vision. In this presentation you’ll learn how to make great use of Business impact maps in Scrum development.
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Room: Pereire
Financial Services Agile Adoption Clinic. Lessons learned from leading Agile adoption in the UK’s biggest banking groups.**
Adrian Potter
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Financial Services Agile Adoption Clinic. Lessons learned from leading Agile adoption in the UK’s biggest banking groups.**
Adrian Potter
Room: Room: Pereire
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Over the last 18 months Adrian Potter has had the privilege of supporting two of the UK’s leading banking groups in their adoption of Agile. Both clients operate in the same market, had similar cultures and faced similar challenges, only one client succeeded. In this clinic Adrian will briefly present two case studies, giving real examples of enabling and blocking behaviours. Attendees will learn from his experience and be able to apply to their own future agile adoption challenges.
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Room: Bagatelle
Learning from Agile: Towards New Product Subscription Landscape on Cloud**
Priyanka Pundhir
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Learning from Agile: Towards New Product Subscription Landscape on Cloud**
Priyanka Pundhir
Room: Room: Bagatelle
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
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Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

Modern IT Product organizations are rapidly moving towards the Cloud, extrapolating learning from Agile to extend their product portfolio on the Cloud can be their main differentiator. In this complex landscape, foundations of Agile: quick learning and turn around time, collaboration and reinvention can become the building blocks of their success in Cloud. To be early adopters of Cloud, it is essential to innovate a "Customer-Centric" Cloud product subscription models. This presentation elaborates how Agile can help IT organizations to create customer-centric product subscription model on cloud
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Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Test Automation Strategy and Practices for Scrum Projects**
Eliane Collins
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Test Automation Strategy and Practices for Scrum Projects**
Eliane Collins
Room: Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥♥

According to Global Survey in test automation, just 15% of companies in EUA automate regression tests and 56% can’t maintain the test automation even using testing tools. It can also be seen in many companies around the world. Where these companies are missing? This paper answers this question through some observations in industrial projects that shows that test automation is more than use of tools but requires planning, effort, procedures, team collaboration and agile values to be well succeeded in projects that use Scrum.Results and best practices will be discussed in this presentation
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Room: Monceau
Hypnosis, Agility, and Creativity
Irwin Fletcher, Stephen McAinsh
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Hypnosis, Agility, and Creativity
Irwin Fletcher, Stephen McAinsh
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Empower Agile Culture with others cultures, domains and approaches
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: All levels

Abstract: Agile success is founded on people and interactions. This presentation will give you five techniques, adapted from clinical hypnosis, that have proven successful in the Agile process, including project visioning and goal setting, improved team communication and business collaboration as well as advancing team retrospectives and reviews.

Presented and facilitated by Irwin Fletcher and Stephen McAinsh, who have both led agile transformations in the public and private sectors. Irwin is also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and NLP Business Change Practitioner.
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Room: Luxembourg
Agile Devil's Workshop: Lessons in Killing Agility
Madhur Kathuria
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Agile Devil's Workshop: Lessons in Killing Agility
Madhur Kathuria
Room: Room: Luxembourg
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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Summary: Type: Workshop
Track: ♥♥

Patterned on the lines of the book "Agile Devils Lesson," this workshop is a hands-on workshop for the participants on identifying Agile Myths and AgileSmells and how to tackle them. This includes Focus on processes and behaviors. The description provided as a narrative from the Agile Devil provides more details about the session.
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Room: Auteuil
Step Away From the Waterfall: You Really Can Use Agile on ERP Projects
Jason Fair
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Step Away From the Waterfall: You Really Can Use Agile on ERP Projects
Jason Fair
Room: Room: Auteuil
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track:

Have you ever wondered how to deliver your project quicker and realize business value sooner from your ERP implementations?

Have you ever wondered how to improve efficiency and productivity of your existing ERP teams, doing "more with less" in today’s economy?

Consideration of Lean concepts and Agile techniques to accelerate the time to delivery and the realization of benefits is becoming more prevalent. Project Managers are challenging the ways of traditional waterfall ERP implementations and are seeking new approaches.

This discussion provides an overview to Lean and Agile ERP Projects.
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Room: Pereire
Deconstructing Agile: The Madness Behind The Methods
Daniel Gullo
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Deconstructing Agile: The Madness Behind The Methods
Daniel Gullo
Room: Room: Pereire
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: -
Track: ♥♥♥

The concepts presented in this class have been presented hundreds of times and will be tailored to the 90-minute timebox. There will be an introduction and overview, discussion of numerous topics with questions interspersed, a summary including the importance of seeing the bigger picture beyond just the practices, followed by Q&A at the end.

A fundamental knowledge of Agile Values and Principles Knowledge of common Agile frameworks such as Kanban, Scrum, etc. would be helpful.
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Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Essential Scrum Developer Practices
David Bernstein
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Essential Scrum Developer Practices
David Bernstein
Room: Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

Building software in sprints requires different skills from those used in traditional software development. When done correctly, Scrum and the practices of Extreme Programming (XP), such as continuous integration, pair programming, emergent design, test driven development, and refactoring let development teams build quality software more rapidly and with fewer defects. In this session, we look at the key developer practices for successfully implementing Scrum, why they work, and how to use them effectively.
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Room: Bagatelle
Reduce risk and increase buy-in with non-technology Scrum adoptions
Anthony Montgomery, Jeff Davis
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Reduce risk and increase buy-in with non-technology Scrum adoptions
Anthony Montgomery, Jeff Davis
Room: Room: Bagatelle
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

How can you reduce your risk during an enterprise Agile adoption? The key is focusing on parallel implementations in domains other than IT. Work teams beyond software development can significantly benefit from the Scrum framework in their operational efforts, and these efforts serve to create shared understanding, buy-in and collaboration during enterprise agile adoption. Scrum in these non-IT areas yield a familiar way for the business teams to function and interface with technology. Moreover, these non-IT teams experienced the productivity gains and became believers in the Scrum framework.
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Room: Vendome/Palais Royal
To Be SNIPer
Daniel Teng
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To Be SNIPer
Daniel Teng
Room: Room: Vendome/Palais Royal
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
Session Type:
Summary: Type: Lecture
Track: ♥♥

If you give kids broccoli and tell them it is good for their health. Most likely, you will still get a no. Little kids don't care about being healthy. Broccoli principles applies to Agile adoption as well. Simply telling and pushing new ideas and practices don't help very much because it is about changing people's mindset and way of thinking. One key factor for sustainable adoption is to light the desire to learn, from individual, team, to organization level. Rather than being pushed a lot of ideas, teams will come for help and guidance, to pull idea from coach then apply in their context.
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Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
Breakfast - Hotel Guest ONLY
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Breakfast - Hotel Guest ONLY
Room: Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Breakfast is included for those who have booked through the Conference Reservation system staying at the host hotel, Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile. Breakfast will be served in the Pont Neuf & Pont des Arts, located on Level 1 and is open from 6:30 - 9:00am. Attendees not staying at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile are welcome to enjoy breakfast as an additional cost.
Learning Objectives:
Pont Neuf/ Pont des Arts/ Arc en Ciel
Lunch
Session Details
Lunch
Room: Pont Neuf/ Pont des Arts/ Arc en Ciel
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: The same lunch will be served in all (3) rooms.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Auteuil/Bagatelle & Breakouts
13:45 - 15:00: Open Space
Session Details
13:45 - 15:00: Open Space
Room: Room: Auteuil/Bagatelle & Breakouts
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
Paris Foyer
Morning Break
Session Details
Morning Break
Room: Paris Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: The same break will be served in all (3) rooms.
Learning Objectives:
Pont Neuf/ Pont des Arts/ Arc en Ciel
Afternoon Break
Session Details
Afternoon Break
Room: Pont Neuf/ Pont des Arts/ Arc en Ciel
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: The same break will be served in all (3) rooms.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Auteuil/Bagatelle & Breakouts
11:15 - 12:45: Open Space
Session Details
11:15 - 12:45: Open Space
Room: Room: Auteuil/Bagatelle & Breakouts
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
Room: Auteuil & Bagatelle
Cultures, Brain, and Personalities – Insights for Teams
Dario Nardi
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Cultures, Brain, and Personalities – Insights for Teams
Dario Nardi
Room: Room: Auteuil & Bagatelle
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How can we all better program together? Culture, cognition, and career choice all contribute to one’s brain development. And when we know how the brain works, our human OS, we have more leverage over ourselves.

In this lab, Dario Nardi studies people’s brain activity as they engage in various tasks, including socializing, creativity, and work. While we are equipped with a similar toolkit, as individuals we have favorite tools. Which tools we use – and how we utilize them together – depend on culture, personality, and career choice. Moreover, people who favor similar brain patterns seem to communicate and work well together. Thus, teams face extra challenges when they are composed of different cultures, personalities, and career skills. Fortunately, we can now assess how a person’s brain works and chart a team’s cognitive strengths and pitfalls. We can locate linkages to smooth teamwork and foster resonance.

Dario Nardi will provide an overview of key insights about teams and brains and offer some advice to help us get and stay on the same wavelength.

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Dario Nardi, Ph.D., is a fellow at the University of California Los Angeles. From 1998 to 2011, he taught computing, complex
ity theory, group dynamics, and a blend of these: computer modeling and simulation of social systems. He has won 
teaching awards for “Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom” and was named UCLA’s 2011 Distinguished Teacher of the Year. His academic background includes engineering, linguistics, and creative writing. Dario has been a Myers-Briggs personality type certified presenter, trainer, and author since 1994. His publications include Neuroscience of Personality: Brain-Savvy Insights, 8 Keys to Self-Leadership, 16 Personality Types: Descriptions for Self-Discovery, Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types in Organizations and Character and Personality Type: Discovering Your Uniqueness. Dario is the founder and president of Radiance House, a books and media publishing company. For the past six years, Dario has conducted hands-on neuroimaging using EEG technology, with a focus on lines to personality, sociality, and skills development

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Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
Breakfast - Hotel Guests ONLY
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Breakfast - Hotel Guests ONLY
Room: Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
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Summary: Breakfast is included for those who have booked through the Conference Reservation system staying at the host hotel, Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile. Breakfast will be served in Pont Neuf & Pont des Arts, located on Level 1 and is open from 6:30 - 9:30am. Attendees not staying at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile are welcome to enjoy breakfast at an additional cost.
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Room: Auteuil &Bagatelle
9:00 - 10:30: Open Space
Adam Weisbart
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9:00 - 10:30: Open Space
Adam Weisbart
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Summary: Open Space sponsored by 

Prioritize Passion 


Ideas come and go. The ideas that stick around are the ones that someone somewhere was passionate about. We’ll spend the 3rd day of the conference sharing the things we are most passionate about with each other. We'll help each other remove impediments and discover new tools and approaches to solve our real-world problems together.
 
Days one and two of the Scrum Gathering are all about great sessions. They’re about learning new things. On the third day of the Gathering, you’re invited to help our community realize untapped potential. In what ways can we infuse even more passion into Scrum? Perhaps you need help with a specific challenge you’re facing like using Scrum at work to develop software with your team, or you have a fantastic idea for improving user stories. Maybe you have an idea you want to bounce off like-minded folks for using Scrum to help schools or nonprofits in your community.  Since you care about Scrum, you have the skills, insight, and experience that are essential to make it better. And, if we're passionate, we might even be able to help the world outside of software. Regardless, we’ll help each other move Scrum forward.
 
Bring: your ideas, concerns, and challenges.
 
Find: your friends, mentors, and collaborators.
 
Leave with: a plan, purpose, and even more passion than that with which you arrived.
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