15:00 - 15:30
PM Break
10:30 - 11:00
AM Break
11:00 - 12:00
60 Minute Sessions Part I
11:00 - 12:00
60 Minute Sessions Part II
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
90 Minute Sessions Part I
15:30 - 17:00
90 Minutes Sessions Part I
15:30 - 17:00
90 Minute Sessions Part II
13:30 - 15:00
90 Minute Sessions Part II
17:00 - 19:00
Monday Mingle
8:00 - 17:00
Registration
9:00 - 10:30
Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote
15:00 - 18:00
Registration
15:30 - 17:00
Keynote
11:00 - 12:00
60 Minute Sessions Part II
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
10:00 - 10:45
Flash Talks Part II
10:45 - 11:00
AM Break
13:30 - 15:00
90 Minute Sessions Part I
11:00 - 12:00
60 Minute Sessions Part I
10:00 - 10:45
Flash Talks Part I
13:30 - 15:00
90 Minute Sessions Part II
15:00 - 15:30
PM Break
17:00 - 18:00
PwC Happy Hour
9:00 - 10:00
60 Minute Sessions Part II
9:00 - 10:00
60 Minute Sessions Part I
15:00 - 15:30
PM Break
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Open Space
10:30 - 11:00
AM Break
15:30 - 17:00
Closing Keynote
9:00 - 10:30
Open Space
11:30 - 12:00
Open Space
Room: Shanghai
Agile as a Mindset**
Wei Wang
Session Details
Agile as a Mindset**
Wei Wang
Room: Room: Shanghai
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk **This talk will be presented in Mandarin. Slides will be available online in English.**
Summary: Agile is not about process or best practices. It's about how people think and act towards knowledge work. Be Agile, don't Do Agile.
Learning Objectives:

  • Stages of learning; Software as knowledge work; Hold a growth mindset; and How to change culture.
Learning Objects:
Room: Changan
Lessons Learned from Scrum Adoption in Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Nafees Butt
Session Details
Lessons Learned from Scrum Adoption in Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Nafees Butt
Room: Room: Changan
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Come and hear about the cultural constraints, the facts to be aware of and the stories & lessons of Scrum adoption from deserts of Arabia.
Learning Objectives:
There are many similarities in experience of Scrum adoption presented in this session and the environment of lot of new and emerging markets in Asia. Having turned an organization 180 degrees in less than two years, these lessons and failures are valuable to people who are thinking of adopting, or have recently adopted Scrum. The particular commentary on team formation, improvement in running Scrum ceremonies, narratives and pain points will make an engaging talk for Foundational level audience.
Learning Objects:
Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Rise and Downfall of a Large Scale Scrum Implementation
Michael Chik
Session Details
Rise and Downfall of a Large Scale Scrum Implementation
Michael Chik
Room: Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: We were at the forefront of scaling Scrum and Agile. Past tense. This talk will explore lessons learnt, and how to do LeSS successfully.
Learning Objectives:

  • What to avoid when scaling Scrum and Agile
  • Things we tried and didn’t work (but might work for you)
  • Things we tried that benefited us and may be worth trying in your organisation
Learning Objects:
Room: Changchun
Scrum as a pedagogical tool in vocational education in Finland
Otto Burman
Session Details
Scrum as a pedagogical tool in vocational education in Finland
Otto Burman
Room: Room: Changchun
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Topics about the preliminary results how scrumming is affecting on entrepreneurial learning, ownership of learning and the joy of learning.
Learning Objectives:
A teacher is no longer responsible for the learning process of students, but the students are taking the responsibility.
In the future we need workers who are co-operative and have good abilities to have dialog with everybody accepting different peoples with different qualities. We can find measured differences between working groups (learner teams) and possibly by reformulating teams we can get better results?
Learning Objects:
Room: Kaifeng
Large Complex Systems Delivery With Release Train Model and Program Kanban
Minglan Wang
Session Details
Large Complex Systems Delivery With Release Train Model and Program Kanban
Minglan Wang
Room: Room: Kaifeng
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: For people in large complex systems facing the challenges to get collaboration working accross large number of teams with many dependences.
Learning Obejctives:
Targeted audiences are those who seek for solutions of large systems transformation with multiple scrum teams. There are several key learning points:
  • Use release train model to manage dependences, and synchronization among multiple scrum teams
  • Use program kanban to manage the flow of value, including visualization of bottlenecks, risks, and encourage the collaboration between downstream and up-steam teams.
  • Examples of lean leadership in action during the journey of transformation.
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
Scrum Team CRM: Aviation Crew Resource Management Techniques for Scrum Teams
Thomas Friend
Session Details
Scrum Team CRM: Aviation Crew Resource Management Techniques for Scrum Teams
Thomas Friend
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn Aviation Crew Resource Management (CRM) Techniques to address failures of interpersonal communication, leadership, and decision making.
Learning Objectives:
Learn how airline accidents led NASA and the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB to investigate how to address human error in the complex aviation safety system.
Learn standards that were used to improve:
  • Communication, Team leadership, and Decision making.
  • Take away hands on CRM techniques that address these root cause areas and in doing so help transform team thinking into Agile collaboration rather than remaining entrenched in a command and control mentality.
Learning Objects:
Room:Beijing
Smart Devices Fast Iteration
Tao Terri
Session Details
Smart Devices Fast Iteration
Tao Terri
Room: Room:Beijing
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Fast iteration is commonly used in pure software APPs, this topic will share 7 best practices on developing hardware involved smart devices.
Learning Objectives:

  • How to overcome constraints from hardware and manufacture process?
  • How to distinguish obstacles that blocking fast iteration?
  • How to enable team to develop UI, middleware and system software in parallel?
  • Best practices for building test automation system, especially for smart devices with internet connectivity.
  • How to get feedbacks before 1st hardware is ready?
  • How to push new features after products have been shipped to users?
Learning Objects:
Room: Nanjing I/II/III
How to "Scale" Scrum without "Scaling"
Jimi Fosdick
Session Details
How to "Scale" Scrum without "Scaling"
Jimi Fosdick
Room: Room: Nanjing I/II/III
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Once Scrum works with one team, organizations want more. But how do you apply Scrum on a large scale? Only a few have. Learn how we did it.
Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and explain the most commonly known patterns (SAFe, Scrum of Scrums, "Communities of Practice" etc.) for "scaling Scrum"
  • Name 3 common obstacles to large scale Scrum adoption
  • Describe 3 strategies for overcoming those obstacles
  • Explain the concept of "Scrum as a fractal" (that successful Scrum "looks" the same at any scale)
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
Practical Reporting Metrics for Agile Projects
James Chong
Session Details
Practical Reporting Metrics for Agile Projects
James Chong
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: This presentation offers practical value KPIs for progress and delivery performance management of agile projects for Foundation Level CSM.
Learning Objectives:
As a Scrum Master, I want to learn about 10 practical and reliable key performance indicators that will enable me to demonstrate progress and project delivery performance of my agile project.
As a Scrum Alliance Conference Attendee, I want to gain a high practical knowledge impact by attending a session that elaborate on the theory of scrum metrics which is supported by real life examples and could involve me in practical exercises that will challenge and support me in my work-place.
Learning Objects:
Room: Beijing
Project Nightingale: How An End-To-End Mobile Health Solution Went from Paper to Tablet in 11 weeks
Ashutosh Chatterji
Session Details
Project Nightingale: How An End-To-End Mobile Health Solution Went from Paper to Tablet in 11 weeks
Ashutosh Chatterji
Room: Room: Beijing
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: How Scrum was used to build software to automate a century-old business in weeks, and how the same tenets drive a $50M business in Microsoft
Learning Objectives:
Inspiration to try Scrum/Agile for innovation projects through the results achieved. Practical implementation of the 3 roles, 3 ceremonies and 3 artifacts, as well as variations in non-traditional situations Mapping of traditional concepts of design, development and risk management with the Agile/Scrum paradigms in a practical setting
Insight into light-weight variations of techniques to attain high velocity in short timeframes
How to build business by doing such projects repeatedly.
Learning Objects:
Room: Shanghai
The Five Dysfunctions of an Improvised Comedy Troupe
Daniel Attfield, Paul Hammond
Session Details
The Five Dysfunctions of an Improvised Comedy Troupe
Daniel Attfield, Paul Hammond
Room: Room: Shanghai
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Help your Scrum teams overcome the flaws identified by Patrick Lencioni's model, using techniques employed by comedy improvisers.
Learning Objectives:

  • Practical techniques and exercises used by improvised comedy performers and troupes, designed to build trust and unconditional support among team members, promote active listening and acceptance, and encourage a "team-first" ethos.
  • An understanding of the core principles of theatrical and comedy improvisation, and their parallels with The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.
Learning Objects:
Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
High-Energy Agile Transformation using Open Space Technology
Stuart Turner
Session Details
High-Energy Agile Transformation using Open Space Technology
Stuart Turner
Room: Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Discover how Open Space has helped executives radiate energy to their people who then provided everything to power their Agile Transformation
Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to apply Open Space effectively to find the resonances that will power and sustain your Agile Transformation
  • Understand how to create harmonies within your organisation by bringing executives into the self-managed world of Agile and Open Space Technology
  • Gain knowledge and reassurance from several experience reports detailing various approaches, tools and techniques
Learning Objects:
Room: Shanghai
Escape top emotional intelligence traps and hack team culture
David Papini
Session Details
Escape top emotional intelligence traps and hack team culture
David Papini
Room: Room: Shanghai
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: What happens to emotional IQ in a team? Answer is in the way we use language and body to create our experience and culture.
Learning Objectives:
We will learn how to connect emotional intelligence theory with clean linguistic and cognitive practices. We’ll experiment simple techniques to leverage emotions in any goal-oriented setting, be it their work, their teamwork or their relationships. Also we’ll learn to convert common misconceptions about emotions in powerful, mindset changing behaviors.
Learning Objects:
Room: Changchun
Exploit Core Scrum Practices at the Program Level
Jeff Lopez-Stuit
Session Details
Exploit Core Scrum Practices at the Program Level
Jeff Lopez-Stuit
Room: Room: Changchun
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn how core Scrum practices support visibility, remove impediments, and promote flow for programs with many teams and hundreds of people.
Learning Objective:

  • Why Scrum practices are valuable at the program level
  • The background and history of traditional approaches to program level work
  • Introduce four core Scrum practices for program-level work:
  • Program Impediment Board
  • Program Stand-up c. Program Flow (kanban)
  • Program Retrospectives
  • Engage in some elementary experience of these practices through a simulation exercise
  • Methods for evaluating whether program-level practices are being effective.
Learning Objects:
Room: Changan
How serious play leads to breakthrough innovation
Cedric Mainguy, Sylvain Mahe
Session Details
How serious play leads to breakthrough innovation
Cedric Mainguy, Sylvain Mahe
Room: Room: Changan
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Leverage the power of Innovation Games in your organization, bring fun into work and produce highly valuable outcomes fast.
Learning Objectives:
The growing success of Agile methods, which put a strong emphasis on people interactions, fun and build a creativity-friendly environment, have made Innovation Games even more popular.
The workshops will be facilitated with the aim to bring fun into work and produce highly valuable outcomes fast.
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
Learning 3.0 - Relearning to Learn
Anderson Hummel
Session Details
Learning 3.0 - Relearning to Learn
Anderson Hummel
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learning 3.0 is more than a number. It is a revolutionary way to learn.
Learning Objective:
  • Differences between pull and push learning
  • What is emergent learning
  • What is Learning 3.0 How to create a collaborative environment for
  • Learning 3.0 How to use the Learning Canvas How to apply the Learning
  • Canvas to help an Agile Team or an organization
Learning Objects:
Room: Kaifeng
LeSS is natural**
Yi Lv
Session Details
LeSS is natural**
Yi Lv
Room: Room: Kaifeng
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop **This Workshop will be presented in Mandarin. Slides will be available online in English.**
Summary: We facilitate you to create LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) framework on your own, and it feels natural.
Learning Objective:
Through this workshop, you will learn the most essential ideas behind LeSS framework. You will get an experience of designing scaling framework on your own, and understand deeply about those design decisions behind LeSS.

Learning Objects:
Room: Nanjing I/II/III
When Your Agile Transformation Team *Is* The Primary Barrier To Your Agile Transformation
Daniel Gullo
Session Details
When Your Agile Transformation Team *Is* The Primary Barrier To Your Agile Transformation
Daniel Gullo
Room: Room: Nanjing I/II/III
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Is your Agile Transformation Team the biggest impediment to your Agile Adoption?
Come hear about 5 techniques to resolve this issue.
Learning Objectives:

  • How to identify when your Agile Transformation has begun to stall
  • How to identify that the problem is actually the Transition Team
  • How to reboot a stalled Agile Transformation using Five Proven Techniques
Learning Objects:
Room: Beijing
Self Organizing teams - Myth or a powerful tool?
Narasimha Reddy Bommaka
Session Details
Self Organizing teams - Myth or a powerful tool?
Narasimha Reddy Bommaka
Room: Room: Beijing
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Ever wondered - "Can any team really Self Organize? Is Self Organizing team better than team led by a boss"
Learning Objectives:

  • Help participants experience how team Self Organizing/Design works.
  • Help participants understand how to create Self Organizing teams.
  • Help participants discover how Self Organizing could have better performance/productivity compared to teams led by one person.
  • Help participants understand the role of Self Organizing team in Scrum.
Learning Objects:
Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Developing Internal Agile Coaches**
Yi Xu
Session Details
Developing Internal Agile Coaches**
Yi Xu
Room: Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop **This Workshop will be presented in Mandarin. Slides will be available online in English.**
Summary: Applying practical and measurable way to develop your internal Agile Coach team, to accelerate your Agile Transition process
Learning Obejctives:
Through joining the session, the audience will learn: - what should internal Agile Coach do - how should we position Agile Coach in the organization - real case of developing internal Agile Coaches - learning by practicing - key points and suggestions.
Learning Objects:
Room: Kaifeng
Experience the Power of Coaching in an Agile Context
Evelyn Tian
Session Details
Experience the Power of Coaching in an Agile Context
Evelyn Tian
Room: Room: Kaifeng
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: This is a workshop where some theory will be explained, and participants get to practice and feel the power of coaching in an Agile context.
Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will have a better understanding about what coaching is, and physically experience coaching;
  • Participants will get to practice coaching (either as a "coach", or a coachee, or observers to feel and observe);
  • Participants will understand their areas to improve in coaching;
    Executive summary: A much better understanding of the importance of coaching in Agile.
Learning Objects:
Room: Changan
Star Wars, Scum and Story Mapping
Matthew Hodgson, Mia Horrigan
Session Details
Star Wars, Scum and Story Mapping
Matthew Hodgson, Mia Horrigan
Room: Room: Changan
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn the UX technique of Story Mapping as a pattern for quickly and collaboratively producing an informed Product Backlog.
Learning Objectives:
  • How to rapidly build a Product Backlog in only a few hours.
  • How to build a user-centred vision for products for teams of Scrum at scale across workgroups and the enterprise
  • How to use Pragmatic Personas and context of use to identify User Stories.
  • How to use WSJF with Dude's Law to quickly identify User Story value and rank the Product Backlog items.
  • How Personas and context can help better inform what the minimal viable product (MVP) should be.
Learning Objects:
Room: Changchun
Villager Mafia' - An Activity to Promote 'Transparency'
Gaurav Rastogi
Session Details
Villager Mafia' - An Activity to Promote 'Transparency'
Gaurav Rastogi
Room: Room: Changchun
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Are you struglling to bring Transparency in your Organization? Here is an Activity to Promote such behaviour.
Learning Objectives:

  • Promotes the importance of Tranparency.
  • Demonstrates How the team Dynamics works when lack of transparency in the process.
Learning Objects:
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Monday Mingle
Session Details
Monday Mingle
Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Celebrate a great first day with the rest of your Shanghai Gathering colleagues. Scrum
Alliance will provide a couple of drinks and snacks. The event will be hosted at the Pudong Shangri-La allowing you to continue networking right after your first day of education.
Learning Objectives:
Luoyang
Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote - Joe Justice
Joe Justice

Biography 

About Joe Justice: Joe Justice is a consultant at Scrum Inc, a TEDx speaker, and coach for agile hardware and manufacturing teams around the world. He is the creator of the eXtreme Manufacturing method, and founder of Team WIKISPEED: an all Scrum volunteer based green automotive-prototyping company, with a goal to change the world for the better. Joe has been featured in Forbes, CNN Money, the Discovery Channel, and others. Joe consults and coaches teams and companies on implementing Scrum at all levels of their organization, in software and physical manufacturing. Pictures and publications available at www.WIKISPEED.org/Press

 

Session Details
Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote - Joe Justice
Joe Justice

Biography 

About Joe Justice: Joe Justice is a consultant at Scrum Inc, a TEDx speaker, and coach for agile hardware and manufacturing teams around the world. He is the creator of the eXtreme Manufacturing method, and founder of Team WIKISPEED: an all Scrum volunteer based green automotive-prototyping company, with a goal to change the world for the better. Joe has been featured in Forbes, CNN Money, the Discovery Channel, and others. Joe consults and coaches teams and companies on implementing Scrum at all levels of their organization, in software and physical manufacturing. Pictures and publications available at www.WIKISPEED.org/Press

 

Room: Luoyang
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

Sponsored by 

Scrum for Full-Scale Manufacturing

Scrum for full-scaling manufacturing: a groundbreaking agile discipline that combines Scrum with modular architecture and Lean/XP practices. Extreme Manufacturing (XM) is a ground-breaking agile discipline that combines a Scrum foundation with modular architecture and Lean/XP practices to allow those who work with physical products to enjoy the same benefits that agile software teams have enjoyed for decades. R&D shops consistently produce quality prototypes two to eight times faster with XM when compared to their previous approach. Plus, working on an iterative sprint cadence allows them to frequently integrate their incremental hardware with their colleagues’ regular flow of software. The result has been a predictable burst of innovation. However, one persistent question has always remained: how do we ultimately translate our agile product design into full-scale manufacturing? Join XM creator Joe Justice as he shares the keys to making this important transition and reveal the success secrets of companies that have made the jump from agile prototyping to true agile manufacturing.

Learning Objectives:
Luoyang
Tuesday Keynote - Stephen Forte
Stephen Forte 

Biography

Stephen Forte is a Managing Director at Fresco Capital. Based in Menlo Park, CA, Stephen is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on enterprise and IoT. Prior, he was Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools and acquired by Progress Software in 2014. He is an active angel investor and also a mentor at several startup accelerators including Haxlr8r and the Thiel Foundation’s 20 under 20 program. He is the founder of Mach5, a Silicon Valley based startup accelerator and co-founder of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s first startup accelerator.

Stephen was the co-founder of several startups, including Chassis Finder (acquired in 2012), Triton Works (acquired in 2010) and Corzen (acquired in 2007). Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the first CTO of venture backed Zagat Survey in New York City (acquired in 2011) and also was co-founder of the New York-based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group.

Stephen has an MBA from the City University of New York, did post grad work at LSE and has written several books on application and database development. An avid mountain climber, he leads an annual charity fundraising trek in the Mt. Everest region.
 

 

 

Session Details
Tuesday Keynote - Stephen Forte
Stephen Forte 

Biography

Stephen Forte is a Managing Director at Fresco Capital. Based in Menlo Park, CA, Stephen is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on enterprise and IoT. Prior, he was Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools and acquired by Progress Software in 2014. He is an active angel investor and also a mentor at several startup accelerators including Haxlr8r and the Thiel Foundation’s 20 under 20 program. He is the founder of Mach5, a Silicon Valley based startup accelerator and co-founder of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s first startup accelerator.

Stephen was the co-founder of several startups, including Chassis Finder (acquired in 2012), Triton Works (acquired in 2010) and Corzen (acquired in 2007). Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the first CTO of venture backed Zagat Survey in New York City (acquired in 2011) and also was co-founder of the New York-based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group.

Stephen has an MBA from the City University of New York, did post grad work at LSE and has written several books on application and database development. An avid mountain climber, he leads an annual charity fundraising trek in the Mt. Everest region.
 

 

 

Room: Luoyang
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

The Lean Startup and Agile: Full Circle

Not just for startups, the Lean Startup methodology changed how we build products and think about a business. While it was revolutionary for product managers, sales and marketing people, it has been called “Agile development for the business”.  The Lean Startup was directly influenced by Agile and Scrum, which was influenced directly by Lean Manufacturing. As the Lean Startup evolves it is influencing Agile and Scrum, which is starting to undergo major change. Being at the ground level of that change is to understand the Lean Startup and how it integrated with Agile and Scrum.
 

 

 

Learning Objectives:
Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Let the right one in - Recruiting for Scrum
Lenka Bednarikova
Session Details
Let the right one in - Recruiting for Scrum
Lenka Bednarikova
Room: Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn how to transform your organisation culture and speed up your Scrum adoption through attracting, recruiting and retaining Agile talent.
Learning Objectives:

  • How your current hiring process may be hindering your Scrum adoption and organisation transformation.
  • Value of asking the right questions uncovering potential behavioural problems in Scrum environment.
  • Techniques for top Scrum talent attraction, interviewing and retaining this talent to enable Scrum adoption across the organisation.
  • Value of meeting the team during interview and “having a go at a task together”
Learning Objects:
Room: Kaifeng
The Customer CAN always be right - 
Realizing Business Agility through Customer Collaboration
Maria Matarelli
Session Details
The Customer CAN always be right - 
Realizing Business Agility through Customer Collaboration
Maria Matarelli
Room: Room: Kaifeng
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Discover the impact of customer collaboration on Business Agility and engage your teams in creating a shared vision of success.
Learning Objectives:
  • Discover the impact of customer collaboration on Business Agility through real world examples
  • Learn the importance of creating a Shared Vision or "North Star" for your product
  • Walk away with two techniques for creating a Shared Vision or "North Star" for your product
  • Walk away with a Product Owner 'Rights and Responsibilities" crib sheet that can be immediately leveraged by your organizations
  • Experience how to create a Product Canvas to uncover what your customer really needs
Learning Objects:
Room: Nanjing I/II/III
Scrum Economics: Contracts, Budgets, Capitalization
Pavel Dabrytski
Session Details
Scrum Economics: Contracts, Budgets, Capitalization
Pavel Dabrytski
Room: Room: Nanjing I/II/III
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: How much does one story point cost? Is Sprint 0 an expense or an asset? Can you run Scrum with a fixed-cost contract?
Learning Objectives:
This session provides overview of multiple approaches to: - Agile contracts - Agile project budgets - Agile project capitalization
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
Toolbox for Agile coaches: when working with your people
Ethan Huang
Session Details
Toolbox for Agile coaches: when working with your people
Ethan Huang
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: As Agile coaches building up teams is our first priority, but it is also very difficult. You'll need a toolbox when working with your people.
Learning Objectives:
The role of ScrumMaster, coach and soft skill.
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
The hardware hasn't arrived yet
Mohammad Nafees Butt
Session Details
The hardware hasn't arrived yet
Mohammad Nafees Butt
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Flash Talks
Summary: The story of a Scrum Master split between removing an impediment and complying to CEO's instructions.

Learning Objectives:
It is very easy to give in at the time of pressure, especially when the person confronting you is in the pay bracket higher than yours. This flashing talk tries to instill the aptitude to stand strong to the practices and core values of Scrum, even in difficult times.
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
The Exorcist Was a Sprint Planning Master
Jeff Lopez-Stuit
Session Details
The Exorcist Was a Sprint Planning Master
Jeff Lopez-Stuit
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Flash Talk
Summary: How can teams that have to deal with large, complex legacy systems get through planning and get to work? The Exorcist was a master at this.
Learning Objectives:
The listeners should learn that attempting to obtain understanding through face-to-face conversation can sometimes actually be an impediment to delivering value. Sometimes, the most important thing to get to delivery is just to get to work.
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
Tricks on Distributed Scrum Team
Zhe Huang
Session Details
Tricks on Distributed Scrum Team
Zhe Huang
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Flash Talk
Summary: The useful trick you can easy to tailor to your project: 
Background, Useful tricks, and Achilles heel or cube for transformers.
Learning Objectives:
If you are working at a distributed(or onshore/offshore) scrum team, you can got the practicable tricks in this session, and easy to apply to your project.
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
'Why' Is Important than 'How'
Gaurav Rastogi
Session Details
'Why' Is Important than 'How'
Gaurav Rastogi
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Flash Talk
Summary: WHY do AGILE Projects fail? WHY do AGILE Transformation for companies do work and for some it doesn't? Here is what i found out !!!!
Learning Objectives:
Importance of 'WHY'(Specific reasons) for organizations to ponder before they jump onto 'HOW' to Transform into a SCRUM organization.

 
Learning Objects:
Room: Nanjing I/II/III
Agile yes, but why?
Philipp Engstler
Session Details
Agile yes, but why?
Philipp Engstler
Room: Room: Nanjing I/II/III
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Everybody seems to be wanting to jump the bandwagon and becoming agile these days, but do they understand why or is it just cargo cult?
Learning Objectives:

  • Have participants understand why agile is the currently best known practice on how to solve complex problems.
  • Provide arguments, examples and an exercise easily repeatable by anybody to help them convince other people about the advantages of agile practices (kind of an extended elevator pitch)
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
back to the basic -- "how do both process improvement and quality assurance work in Scrum framework?"
Jim Wang
Session Details
back to the basic -- "how do both process improvement and quality assurance work in Scrum framework?"
Jim Wang
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: No matter Agile or other practices, let us go back to the basic, focus on the quality work and how can we do a better job as a team
Learning Objectives:
Scrum framework; DoD; Retrospective; Agile testing.
Learning Objects:
Room: Changan
Agile UX is Good, But Can Be Better
Zhenyu Liao
Session Details
Agile UX is Good, But Can Be Better
Zhenyu Liao
Room: Room: Changan
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Better UX in Scrum with Rapid Envisioning, Low-Cost Prototyping, UX User Stories, Quick Usability Tests, and Group Design Sessions.
Learning Objectives:
Using Scrum for application development, features are built within 2 or 3-week Sprints, and often usability gets overlooked. Find out simple and effective ways to better integrate User Experience into Scrum using Rapid Envisioning, Low-Cost Prototyping, UX User Stories, Quick Usability Tests, and Group Design Sessions, through customer case studies from US, Singapore and China, and sample exercises to learn the how-to steps.
Learning Objects:
Room: Changchun
Coaching Anti-Patterns and common smells
Sekhar Burra
Session Details
Coaching Anti-Patterns and common smells
Sekhar Burra
Room: Room: Changchun
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: This workshop covers deeper insights on coaching anti-patterns at various levels, help participants on how to use Coaching cards technique.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand various anti-patterns that surface while coaching at various levels team, organization and leadership.
  • Real time examples are shown to participants through interactive videos and visuals and they with get a hands-on experience to identify the anti-patterns.
  • Participants will also understand models and frameworks that can put into use while coaching anti-patterns.
  • Help coaches on reflecting learning. Understand Coaching cards technique.
Learning Objects:
Room: Changchun
Concrete Experimentation in Scrum
Bernd Schiffer
Session Details
Concrete Experimentation in Scrum
Bernd Schiffer
Room: Room: Changchun
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Experimenting is the way to drive successful change in complex environments. This session shows the why and how in a Scrum environment.
Learning Objectives:

  • Why and how to use experiments to drive change,
  • How to plan, execute, and learn from experiments,
  • How to start doing experiments in their own Agile environment right away
Learning Objects:
Room: Shanghai
Empowering Teams for the Best Architectures, Requirements, and Designs
Emre Pekkaya
Session Details
Empowering Teams for the Best Architectures, Requirements, and Designs
Emre Pekkaya
Room: Room: Shanghai
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: You can easily transform your commanded and controlled team into a self-organizing team by just defining its goal and boundary clearly.
Learning Objectives:

  • What are the characteristics of self-organizing teams,
  • How to define an agile team’s goal clearly for self-organizing,
  • How to define an agile team’s boundary clearly for self-organizing,
  • How to improve team members’ competence.
Learning Objects:
Room: Beijing
From Scrum But to Scrum Plus
Gilbert Villanueva
Session Details
From Scrum But to Scrum Plus
Gilbert Villanueva
Room: Room: Beijing
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: How to transform an organization that has fallen into bad Scrum practices into a high performing Scrum based organization.
Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to detect the signs of a Scrum But organization
  • Learn how to plan and prioritize a pathway to Scrum
  • Learn how to highlight success after you return the organization to high productivity
  • Learn how to keep a well tuned Scrum organization and avoid falling back into Scrum but.
Learning Objects:
Room: Changan
If your User Story Came Alive !!!
Kalpesh Shah
Session Details
If your User Story Came Alive !!!
Kalpesh Shah
Room: Room: Changan
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn techniques to decipher information your team wants to develop a common understanding of the product and expectations from each other.
Learning Objective:
Extract information in the user stories that teams care about most and identify what’s missing. Identify teams understanding of the motivation behind the product and its features. How are the events and information around the user story perceived by the team and what can the PO, SM and team do to make the story more relevant. Learn interactive exercises you can do with everyone to intelligently extract information that address the team and product owners’ needs.
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
My journey to become a CST
Jim Wang
Session Details
My journey to become a CST
Jim Wang
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Talk: Flash Talk
Summary: Goal setting; gain Scrum knowledge; Real scrum experience; training evolved and improved; community involvement
Learning Objective:
Apply Scrum to my CST application process along my journey (1) goal driven, (2) personal introspective,
(3) kaizen mind.
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
How do self-organization live up to and not live up to agile transformation?
Bin Qiao
Session Details
How do self-organization live up to and not live up to agile transformation?
Bin Qiao
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Flash Talk
Summary: No guarantee that self-organized team will work as advertised. How do self-organization live up to - and not live up to agile transformation?
Learning Objectives:
I saw some dilemmas during the agile transformation, some of them are caused by misunderstood of self-organization. Through this presentation audience will know:
  • What's the team looks like if self-organization is absent?
  • What's the most delicious juice will be produced if self-organization is present?
  • How does self-organization live up to agile transformation when self-organization begin?
  • Why doesn't self-organization live up to agile transformation?
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
Gamification: Do we need Team or Individual?
Arijit Sarbagna
Session Details
Gamification: Do we need Team or Individual?
Arijit Sarbagna
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Flash Talk
Summary: Gamification is another new flavor which is creating some craze in the industry. But how good is Gamification? Does it really work?
Learning Objectives:
Understand the world of Gamification - both from an implementer and receiver's perspective
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
Scrum in a Chicago High School Biology Class
Ebony Nicole Brown
Session Details
Scrum in a Chicago High School Biology Class
Ebony Nicole Brown
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Flash Talk
Summary: How Scrum was used in a high school for Biology Team Projects.
Learning Objectives:
See how Scrum techniques can be used in the class level for team projects.
Learning Objects:
Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Helping Agile Transformations with ADKAR
Ebony Nicole Brown
Session Details
Helping Agile Transformations with ADKAR
Ebony Nicole Brown
Room: Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn from a certified ADKAR change agent on how to use the 5 elements of ADKAR to successfully bring about an Agile transformation.
Learning Objectives:

  • Case studies & personal experience of Agile Failures
  • Learn the importance of the 5 steps of ADKAR (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, Reinforcement)
  • Learn how ADKAR can help bring about effective change that is reinforced and sticks
  • Learn how Agile Coaching & training play into the ADKAR model
  • Do a scenario based activity to show how to conduct an ADKAR change model with your organization
  • Walk away with a new change management technique
Learning Objects:
Room: Shanghai
Exploring Approaches and Challenges in Enterprise Agile Scaling
John Okoro
Session Details
Exploring Approaches and Challenges in Enterprise Agile Scaling
John Okoro
Room: Room: Shanghai
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary:

Session Type: Workshop
Summary: This workshop will cover the benefits and shortcomings of Scrum Scaling methods in the Enterprise including - LESS, SAFe, DAD, and others.
Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the different approaches to Agile Scaling (LESS, SAFE, DAD, Scrum-of-Scrums, and others)
  • Learn how Enterprises view Agility and the organisational challenges to scaling Scrum and Agile
  • Participate in thoughtful discussion and workshop exercises on how best to apply Scrum and Agile at Scale
  • Be able to articulate approaches to address enterprise agility with customers, colleagues, and your organisations leadership
  • Benefit from workshopping case based scenarios in groups
Learning Objects:
Room: Beijing
Kaizen in Scrum Workshop
Kiro Harada, Miho Nagese
Session Details
Kaizen in Scrum Workshop
Kiro Harada, Miho Nagese
Room: Room: Beijing
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Scrum requires you to improve your process continuously. It is called Kaizen. In this workshop, we learn how to make improvement continuous.
Learning Objectives:

  • To learn how to make improvement activities continuous
  • To learn some good Kaizen examples
Learning Objects:
Room: Kaifeng
The Facilitator's Toolkit: 12 tools to get results and build a team!
Sylvain Mahe, Cedric Mainguy
Session Details
The Facilitator's Toolkit: 12 tools to get results and build a team!
Sylvain Mahe, Cedric Mainguy
Room: Room: Kaifeng
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Come experiment with simple yet powerful facilitation techniques that help achieve great outcomes and build strong agile teams!
Learning Objectives:
  • Discover what facilitation is and in which context facilitation techniques can be used
  • Understand how facilitation can help build a team
  • Enrich the agile practitioner's toolbox with facilitation techniques
  • Experiment facilitation techniques
  • Discuss the techniques with other participants
Learning Objects:
Grand Ballroom Foyer
PwC Happy Hour
Session Details
PwC Happy Hour
Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Drop by for a drink and meet friends from your Happy Hour sponsor – PwC!
Learning Objectives:
Room: Shanghai
Agile Kick-Start, LeSSly
Daniel Teng, Huang Zhe
Session Details
Agile Kick-Start, LeSSly
Daniel Teng, Huang Zhe
Room: Room: Shanghai
Track: Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: We are going to share a case study of how we kick start a LeSS (Large Scaled Scrum) agile transition in FDA (Food & Drugs Administration) regulated organization. One of the biggest challenges is how to enable cross-functional and self-managing team and to make it more challenging, everyone had to choose their role and teams. 

Learning Objectives:
Audiences will understand: 
  • How to kick off self-management culture in a traditional organization’s agile transition. 
  • The method to facilitate team self-design workshop. 
  • Problems and possible solutions of a self-managing starter team. Hopefully it could inspire the audience to find their own way of agile adaption. 
Learning Objects:
Room: Nanjing I/II/III
Scrum-ish: Agile for the Whole Organization
Keith Nottonson
Session Details
Scrum-ish: Agile for the Whole Organization
Keith Nottonson
Room: Room: Nanjing I/II/III
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn how one fast growing company became agile by having their software and non-software teams adopt Scrum and Agile practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • See what Scrum can look like in other non-software areas of your organization, including Account, Marketing, Success & Sales
  • Learn how these non-software areas can be transitioned to a more agile lifestyle
  • Look at pictures of real Scrum-ish artifacts that you can use as a starting point
  • Hear what Scrum-ish looks like from the top (CEO, VP Marketing, etc)
Learning Objects:
Room: Changan
Sun Tzu and the Art of War: Applied and Scalable Simplicity for Medium Sized SCRUM
Daniel Doiron
Session Details
Sun Tzu and the Art of War: Applied and Scalable Simplicity for Medium Sized SCRUM
Daniel Doiron
Room: Room: Changan
Track: Track: M
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: General Sun Tzu's quotes from 400 BC about war strategies get a modern update. Let agility take its course and see how scrumable it can be!

Learning Objectives:
  • Fun, off-the-wall and practical SCRUM tips that are not frequently used. Muhammad Ali world's shortest poem and its team building impact on all SCRUM teams
What will they be able to do or how will this make their work better ?
  • 2 major topics will create a sense of renewal and urgency to go back to work asap : a) how to use the law of 50 to manage risk b) show the audience that 85% of organisations do not know their cost of delay, a key SCRUM metric!
Learning Objects:
Room: Luoyang
Applying Impact Map to Create a Role Competence Model of the Product Development Eco-system
Bill Li
Session Details
Applying Impact Map to Create a Role Competence Model of the Product Development Eco-system
Bill Li
Room: Room: Luoyang
Track: Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Most organizations want to become more innovative as a unit and bring out the potential of their people, but most struggle to transform themselves. Carrying an eco-system view on the organization and various roles within, in this session, Bill will share he and colleagues’ finding and summary on the competences and impacts of various roles bring to the eco-system, and the potential action items to develop the competences or create the impacts.  

Learning Objectives:
Impact Mapping (WHY-WHO-HOW-WHAT) is a popular tool in the Agile community mostly used for product vision to user story breakdown and backlog creation and prioritization (or in company strategy analysis). Bill and his colleagues at UPerform also use it in mapping out the impacts and value of various roles in a organization structure.  This Role Competence Model is based on our consulting, training, personal learning and working experiences in helping many organisations to develop effective agile teams and customer/innovation mindset driven organizations. Example roles include Leaders, Product Owners/Customers, Agile Coach/ScrumMasters, Team and Individual Members.  We mind people’s motives, mindsets, competences and skills.  The model also intends to be action-items driven and should be adaptive and evolving.  
Learning Objects:
Room: Changchun
Agile from the other end of the phone line: Successful Agile in distributed teams
Jacob Creech
Session Details
Agile from the other end of the phone line: Successful Agile in distributed teams
Jacob Creech
Room: Room: Changchun
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: In this session I'll share what I've learnt about Agile in distributed, culturally diverse teams, and how to improve our success with Agile

Learning Objective:

  • How to learn about and understand cultural differences
  • How to build strong team culture in distributed teams, and developing high performance distributed teams
  • Common traps/pitfalls for distributed teams
  • Case studies and corportate culture of 2 companies: one successful, one unsuccessful in building high performance distributed teams
Learning Objects:
Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Scaling Agility Explored
Ran Nyman
Session Details
Scaling Agility Explored
Ran Nyman
Room: Room: Suzhou/Wuxi
Track: Track: XL
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: Scaling Agile is easily misunderstood: Do you want to handle bigger programs and more teams or do you want to have more value with less hassle

Learning Objective:
  • Understand the fundamental problems of scaling Scrum in every big organisation.
  • Hear Nokia's long-term real-life experiences in using both LeSS and SAFe.
  • Understand the differences in the SAFe and LeSS approaches. What are their strengths and challenges?
  • Know the most important questions to study before choosing the scaling approach.
Learning Objects:
Room: Kaifeng
My Scaled Agile Journey: LeSS**
Qingyu Li
Session Details
My Scaled Agile Journey: LeSS**
Qingyu Li
Room: Room: Kaifeng
Track: Track: L
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk **This Talk will be presented in Mandarin. Slides will be available online in English.**
Summary: We continuously improve our practice and process on Scaled Scrum teams. Finally I found my Large scaled Scrum is LeSS framework!

Learning Objectives: From my story to know more about Scaled Scrum Framework: LeSS
  • LeSS Rules
  • Sprint/Meeting Practice
  • Limitations & Potential Problems
Learning Objects:
Room: Beijing
Scrum Values Playbook - where synergy begins.
Stephanie Bysouth
Session Details
Scrum Values Playbook - where synergy begins.
Stephanie Bysouth
Room: Room: Beijing
Track: Track: S
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Talk
Summary: A simple play by play guide to build flow, synergy and shared outcomes among your team using Scrum Values. This is where great teams start.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to articulate what each of the scrum values are so that you can introduce & discuss them with your team
  • A practical activity based on each value so that you can teach others
  • Have fun, enjoy the cartoon style content, practice sharing with the person next to you
  • Walk away with a sense of optimism, new abilities and exercises to share
Learning Objects:
Luoyang
Closing Keynote - Manny Gonzalez
Manny Gonzalez

Biography

With more than 37 years of experience transforming organizations, Manuel “Manny” Gonzalez has proven himself to be a successful global strategic leader in both the nonprofit and corporate sector in an international arena.
 
His strengths lie in strategic management planning, external relations, development, marketing, finance and governance of facilities and membership.  His experience in master planning and development includes the recreation of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium into the first and largest entertainment complex in the region – a $180 million project that attracts more than 2 million visitors per year.
 
Change management, mentoring others to excel and scaling organizations are just a few of his passions.  In order for any company to grow and be truly great, he believes the organization’s teams must demonstrate how they all work together to become one.  Only when they are one, can they and strive for a common goal or purpose.  
 
Scrum is the fastest-growing, most popular Agile framework in the world. As CEO, Manny speaks around the globe to advocate for Scrum Alliance’s mission to transform the world of work by promoting widespread adoption and effective practices of Agile and Scrum.
 
Manny received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and his Masters in Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University. Currently, he serves on the board of The National Society of Hispanic MBAs and has served on numerous boards including: The Donald Woods Winnicott School in Mexico, The Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility, The Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Hawaiian Falls Water Parks. 
 
He recently moved to Denver, Colorado with his wife and two daughters. 
 
Session Details
Closing Keynote - Manny Gonzalez
Manny Gonzalez

Biography

With more than 37 years of experience transforming organizations, Manuel “Manny” Gonzalez has proven himself to be a successful global strategic leader in both the nonprofit and corporate sector in an international arena.
 
His strengths lie in strategic management planning, external relations, development, marketing, finance and governance of facilities and membership.  His experience in master planning and development includes the recreation of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium into the first and largest entertainment complex in the region – a $180 million project that attracts more than 2 million visitors per year.
 
Change management, mentoring others to excel and scaling organizations are just a few of his passions.  In order for any company to grow and be truly great, he believes the organization’s teams must demonstrate how they all work together to become one.  Only when they are one, can they and strive for a common goal or purpose.  
 
Scrum is the fastest-growing, most popular Agile framework in the world. As CEO, Manny speaks around the globe to advocate for Scrum Alliance’s mission to transform the world of work by promoting widespread adoption and effective practices of Agile and Scrum.
 
Manny received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and his Masters in Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University. Currently, he serves on the board of The National Society of Hispanic MBAs and has served on numerous boards including: The Donald Woods Winnicott School in Mexico, The Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility, The Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Hawaiian Falls Water Parks. 
 
He recently moved to Denver, Colorado with his wife and two daughters. 
 
Room: Luoyang
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

Sponsored by

State of Scrum

This talk will examine highlights from the recent Scrum Alliance “State of Scrum Report” to consider where we have come from, where we are today and where we might be heading in the future.
 

 

Learning Objectives:
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