Room: Luxembourg
Agile Transformation across Multiple Businesses at Euromoney Institutional Investor
David Hicks, Ken Lehmann, Rod Kesterton
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Agile Transformation across Multiple Businesses at Euromoney Institutional Investor
David Hicks, Ken Lehmann, Rod Kesterton
Room: Room: Luxembourg
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
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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.
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Room: Palais Royal
Selling Scrum Transformation in an ROI-driven Organization
Dr. Arpad Zsolt Bodo, Istvan Margetin
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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
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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.
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Room: Pereire
Trial and Error to Finding Lean Success Across Distributed Environments
Leonardo Mattiazzi
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Trial and Error to Finding Lean Success Across Distributed Environments
Leonardo Mattiazzi
Room: Room: Pereire
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
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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.
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Room: Trocadero
Removing cultural barriers in an Agile Team
Luis Castro
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Removing cultural barriers in an Agile Team
Luis Castro
Room: Room: Trocadero
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
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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.
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Room: Vendome
Two Cultures, One Goal
Hong Xiang
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Two Cultures, One Goal
Hong Xiang
Room: Room: Vendome
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
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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.

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Room: Monceau
What's in behavioral traits of an Agile team?
Nancy Sharma
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What's in behavioral traits of an Agile team?
Nancy Sharma
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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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.

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Room: Bagatelle
Scrum for Hardware and Co-Design
Timo Punkka
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Scrum for Hardware and Co-Design
Timo Punkka
Room: Room: Bagatelle
Track: Applying an Agile Culture in other domains than IT
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Summary: Type: Lecture
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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.
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Room: Tuileries
The SCRUM and the willpower: how neuroscience can boost your productivity
Anna Obukhova
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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
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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.
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