Room: Vendome
A Case Study – When things go badly wrong with Agile Transformation Programmes: the Pitfalls of a Torrid Marriage
Naveed Ghaffar, Ahmed Syed
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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
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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!
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Room: Luxembourg
Agile À La Mode? The Long-Term Viability of an Agile Culture in France
Petra Skapa, Mack Adams
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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
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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.
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Room: Pereire
**CANCELLED** Unity in diversity - ScrumCoach/ScrumMaster in INDIAN IT service company
Maris Prabhakaran Mariappan
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**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
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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.
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Room: Palais Royal
A War Story of the Rise and Fall of an "Agile" Company
Jan De Baere
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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
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Summary: Type: Lecture
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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?
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Room: Auteuil
How to get rid of waterfall cultural influence while setting up a large distributed Scrum
Patrick Sarfati
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How to get rid of waterfall cultural influence while setting up a large distributed Scrum
Patrick Sarfati
Room: Room: Auteuil
Track: Managing Multicultural Organizations
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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

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Room: Monceau
Show me the money, or: how to pay employees in an Agile organization
Christof Braun
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Show me the money, or: how to pay employees in an Agile organization
Christof Braun
Room: Room: Monceau
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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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.
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Room: Bagatelle
Combat Agile
Steve Johnson
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Combat Agile
Steve Johnson
Room: Room: Bagatelle
Track: Expanding an Agile Culture in a Complex World
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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.

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Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
User Experience in an Agile World
Laurie Roshak
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User Experience in an Agile World
Laurie Roshak
Room: Room: Trocadero/Tuileries
Track: Emerging Agile Culture
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Summary: Type: Lecture
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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.
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