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
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. 
Learning Objectives:
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.
Session Details
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
Track:
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Summary:
Learning Objectives:
Pont Neuf & Pont Des Arts
Breakfast
Session Details
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.
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