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Calgary
Enable your Agile
Sacha Storz
Session Details
Enable your Agile
Sacha Storz
Room: Calgary
Track: Amplify Learning [Shu]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: What are the various factors enabling you to be Agile? Let's build a mini framework and find tangible goals to takeaway for everyone.
Learning Objects:
  • Recap of the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Awareness for the enablement of factors furthering Agile working and Agile culture
  • Categorization of agile enabling factors in terms of stakeholders involved
  • Awareness for the complex network of agile enabling factors (technical, process-related, social, psychological, and cultural)
  • Mini framework mind map “Agile enabling factors” built together
  • One s.m.a.r.t. goal to take home for every participant
Sydney
Code Dojo... For Product Owners?!
Peter Stevens and Tomasz De Jastrzebiec Wykowski
Session Details
Code Dojo... For Product Owners?!
Peter Stevens and Tomasz De Jastrzebiec Wykowski
Room: Sydney
Track: Amplify Learning [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: From outsider to part of the team. Imagine collaboration at new level: One team, one keyboard, one story... done!
Learning Objects:

By attending this interactive workshop you will be able to:

  • Experience Pair Programming, TDD, and a Code Dojo to collaboratively create a presentation
  • Use mob programming to solve difficult problems
  • Explain how the whole team can swarm on one Product Backlog Item
München
Impact Mapping with Innovation Games
Gojko Adzic and Christian Hassa
Session Details
Impact Mapping with Innovation Games
Gojko Adzic and Christian Hassa
Room: München
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Impact Mapping is a lightweight method for strategic planning in product and project development. Although seemingly simple and intuitive, many teams fail to get the most out of it because they jump to conclusions too quickly and skip over important discussions.
Learning Objects:
  • When/why to use this technique, and when not
  • How to get started
  • The key elements of an impact map
  • Key facilitation techniques
Garmisch
Dealing with Evolutionary Change
Adam Pancucci, Matt Roadnight, and Eben Halford
Session Details
Dealing with Evolutionary Change
Adam Pancucci, Matt Roadnight, and Eben Halford
Room: Garmisch
Track: Empowering People [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Teams have a current reality and secondary target state. An edge exists between these states, experience ways to cross and navigate the edges.
Learning Objects:

Attendees will have an understanding of the Edge model and what primary and secondary states are:

  • How edges shows up between individuals, the potential signals and behaviours.
  • How to work with these signals to explore what possible secondaries are emerging, through incorporation of input and feedback from the whole team.
  • The concept that everyone in the system has a voice and in order for the system to become self aware those voices need to be heard so that a secondary state can be identified and the team consciously and intentionally can choose what secondary state can become a new primary.
  • Why feeding forward is more effective than feedback
  • USP
  • The ORSC approach and tool set is an amazing gift for the world, their message and approach allows teams to understand and interpret what is going on between them. Providing teams and systems with an approach to actively voice and work through differences and align by building on and incorporating all the voices and diversity in teams.
  • It has the capacity to transform the world of work in a way that enables individuals to understand how to deepen and improve the quality of their relationships. Allowing individuals to be fully engaged on the joint collaboration of new joint primaries. Not spending energy on negative team behaviors and the “story” they tell themselves behind those negative behaviors and interpretation of the situation.
  • Just understanding the model will give individuals a different perspective and lens to view their teams and relationships. From there they can explore different ways of deepening those relationships."
Partenkirchen
Learning 3.0 - Relearning to Learn
Anderson Hummel
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Learning 3.0 - Relearning to Learn
Anderson Hummel
Room: Partenkirchen
Track: Amplify Learning [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Creative workers need a completely different way to learn. In fact a revolutionary way to learn that we call Learning 3.0.
Learning Objects:
  • 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
Barcelona
Maximize your outcome not your output
Reza Farhang
Session Details
Maximize your outcome not your output
Reza Farhang
Room: Barcelona
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Shu]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Fun and interactive exercise for understanding how to get happier customers and maximizing your product outcome.
Learning Objects: Agile Product ownership, Agile product development, team building, and more.
Atlanta
Scrum meets Management 3.0 - how to apply the latest management ideas to strengthen Scrum
Arne Ahlander
Session Details
Scrum meets Management 3.0 - how to apply the latest management ideas to strengthen Scrum
Arne Ahlander
Room: Atlanta
Track: Empowering People [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: In this presentation you will learn how ideas and practices from Management 3.0 can be used and applied to strengthen Scrum.
Learning Objects:

After the session participants will be able to:

  • list the six views on organizations from Management 3.0
  • describe possible ways how to apply Management 3.0 ideas on Scrum
  • describe how to possibly energize a Scrum implementation
Scaling Agile at Zalando through Radical Agility

Eric Bowman

Eric Bowman is VP of engineering at Zalando, where he has worked over the last year to transform the company's engineering teams to organize themselves and architect their systems to achieve Radical Agility. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric has been a technical leader at several start-ups as well as Gilt Groupe, TomTom, 3, Electronic Arts, and Maxis, where a lifetime ago he was one of the three amigos who built The Sims 1.0.

Session Details
Scaling Agile at Zalando through Radical Agility

Eric Bowman

Eric Bowman is VP of engineering at Zalando, where he has worked over the last year to transform the company's engineering teams to organize themselves and architect their systems to achieve Radical Agility. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric has been a technical leader at several start-ups as well as Gilt Groupe, TomTom, 3, Electronic Arts, and Maxis, where a lifetime ago he was one of the three amigos who built The Sims 1.0.

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Over the past two years, Zalando Tech has transformed from a traditional “IT Organisation” into a modern tech org. At the heart of this transformation is Radical Agility, a framework which provides a set of principles and a leadership model for scaling an agile product organization.

Radical Agility provides the structure for agile, whether Scrum, Kanban or a hybrid, to coexist in an organization that is focused on delivering products efficiently at scale. It supports what great engineers need to remain engaged in challenging technical products, from customer facing detail work to deep problems in data and distributed systems. It underpins Zalando as it transitions to a platform company that will transform how fashion works in Europe, and it can be the foundation for other product companies as they transform to agile at scale.

In this talk we’ll talk about how Radical Agility works, from a leadership perspective, an architectural perspective, and a product development perspective, sharing lessons learned along the way and helping demonstrate how different agile methodologies can work together to build a truly efficient, world-class product org.

Learning Objectives:
München
Lean Products - how to deliver highly valuable products in a ridiculously short time frame
Rafael Sabbagh and Rodrigo De Toledo
Session Details
Lean Products - how to deliver highly valuable products in a ridiculously short time frame
Rafael Sabbagh and Rodrigo De Toledo
Room: München
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Ha]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: How to deliver highly valuable products in a very short timeframe, using a problem-oriented approach built over Agile mindset and practices.
Learning Objects: The attendees will learn an approach that fits into any Agile software development methodology or framework. It takes the mission of avoiding waste to the extreme, seeking not to add more complexity than necessary and to seeking solve the real customer problems, radically anticipating the delivery of value. We use this approach in real life, while coaching with customers in the Brazilian market. We will present real examples and stories derived from these experiences.
Atlanta
Agile Evolution - The Never-Ending Quest for Improvement
Christoph Mathis
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Agile Evolution - The Never-Ending Quest for Improvement
Christoph Mathis
Room: Atlanta
Track: Empowering People [Ha]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: The path to a sustainable change on all levels of an organization, a constant quest for team autonomy, leadership, and execution excellence.
Learning Objects:

Agile is too often misunderstood as a mere team level method.

To make Agile successful, you need:

  • to implement Scrum as a collaboration culture and as a process framework
  • Agile to become part of the DNA of the whole organization
  • transition to agile means a paradigm shift toward an ever changing and improving mindset and culture
  • valuable lessons in lean thinking which should be integrated into your methods portfolio
Sydney
Dealing with Uncertainty: From Agile to Antifragile
Henrico Dolfing
Session Details
Dealing with Uncertainty: From Agile to Antifragile
Henrico Dolfing
Room: Sydney
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Ha]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: How can your business gain from disorder? Live in Extremistan. Accept Black Swans as a given, and become an example of the Lindy effect.
Learning Objects:

Gain a better understanding of what uncertainty is:

  • Understand Black Swan theory
  • Understand what "anti-fragile" means
  • Gain insight in some strategies that can be applied to deal with uncertainty
Partenkirchen
Surviving Change by Becoming Cross-Functional - A Story
Anton Skornyakov
Session Details
Surviving Change by Becoming Cross-Functional - A Story
Anton Skornyakov
Room: Partenkirchen
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Shu]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Visual story of a component team organization moving to feature teams in order to cope with change.
Learning Objects:

Your takeaways:

  • A great story to tell your colleagues.
  • You'll understand the inevitable reasons for change in an organization.
  • You will understand the systemic failure of component team organizations in adapting to this change.
  • You will be able to visually explain the benefits of a feature team organization.
Barcelona
Fostering Self-organizing Teams
Fadi Stephan
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Fostering Self-organizing Teams
Fadi Stephan
Room: Barcelona
Track: Amplify Learning [Ri]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Fostering self-organizing teams by finding the right balance between team learning, team empowerment, and control.
Learning Objects:
  • What are self-organizing teams attributes of self-organizing teams
  • Conditions and techniques to make self-organizing teams thrive
Garmisch
Teaching Agile Using Lead Learning Out
Lynda Menge
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Teaching Agile Using Lead Learning Out
Lynda Menge
Room: Garmisch
Track: Amplify Learning [Shu]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: This was a methodology for working with clients at Apple that was designed Lead Learning Out as a teaching methodology developed for Scrum.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the importance of Lead Learning Out to Stakeholders
  • LLO is a facilitation style that may be employed at all stages of learning Agile
  • LLO allows the team member to engage in a process of self discovery building confidence and retention
  • Leading questions with a clear path and objective are essential to an effective meeting with your stakeholders and leadership
  • Recognize the differences between Constructive and Non-Constructive Probing
  • Construct Directive leading questions and Validating leading questions
  • I want to take the opportunity to put these concepts together in a series of agile discussions that spread across the session.
Calgary
Would you like to share my toothbrush?
Shane Mccarron, Tom Lennon, and Rachel O’Toole
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Would you like to share my toothbrush?
Shane Mccarron, Tom Lennon, and Rachel O’Toole
Room: Calgary
Track: Empowering People [Ri]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Pair Development - Engineers hate it and Managers think it’s a con. All it gives is better quality, higher productivity, and smarter teams!
Learning Objects:
  • Pair Development - The Ericsson Model (Commit, Complete, and Coach)
  • How to start a Pair Development experiment
  • How to deal with initial resistance from Engineers and Managers to Pair Development
  • How to recognize when you need to provide coaching to the teams
  • Getting feedback on the Pair Development experiment
  • Measuring success with Pair Development
Partenkirchen
A Journey towards Agile - What I had to learn to become a Scrum Master, and Agile coach
Christoph Schmied
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A Journey towards Agile - What I had to learn to become a Scrum Master, and Agile coach
Christoph Schmied
Room: Partenkirchen
Track: Amplify Learning [Shu]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: This is a case study about my personal transition from being a system administrator to a CSP and beyond.
Learning Objects:

The audience will hear the story of my rather unplanned, and unusual personal development from being a System Administrator, towards becoming a Scrum Master, and Agile coach and trainer. I hope my story will inspire others to become agile practitioners, coaches, or respectively CSPs.

I was lucky enough to have an experienced mentor who helped me a lot to find my way. During my talk, I want to raise the awareness that everyone of us can help our colleagues and friends, and be a mentor by ourselves.

Barcelona
Are recruitment and HR the biggest impediments to scrum success?
Gez Smith
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Are recruitment and HR the biggest impediments to scrum success?
Gez Smith
Room: Barcelona
Track: Empowering People [Shu]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Building great scrum teams means changing recruitment and HR. We need to ban bonuses, abolish appraisals and write job ads as user stories.
Learning Objects:

If there are recruiters or HR people in the audience, this session will start them thinking about the things they need to learn, and the ways they need to change, to help build high-performing and happy agile teams. If there are practitioners in the audience, they will go away with a fire in their belly about the damage these problems are causing to the agile community, and how they can bring about change by challenging these problems in their own organisations as soon as they go back to work.

If we want to maximize freedom for smart creatives, we can’t just trust it to others, we have to create and own it ourselves, and make it happen together.

Calgary
The question today isn't: "Can we build this?” but, "Should we build this?"
Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse
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The question today isn't: "Can we build this?” but, "Should we build this?"
Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse
Room: Calgary
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Shu]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: There are lots of reasons why products fail, but the number one reason remains the fact that we simply build something nobody wants.
Learning Objects: "Are we building the right thing? Our end-users can tell if we are building the “right” thing. But sometimes they do not know either. We are dealing with “know unknowns” and “unknown unknowns”.

Get some insight how to create a process of continuous discovery and continuous learning. Key points of the session:
  • Expressing assumptions and declaring hypotheses
  • Focus on outcomes the purpose of experiment design, and how to focus on testing the right “things”
  • How to create a continuous feedback loop with your end-user
  • How to integrate lean startup principles in your agile product development
  • How to get validated learning and examples of how to reach product/market fit
  • We discuss lean tools and techniques how to value making over analysis and how to value learning over growth.
  • We present examples of techniques for experimenting.
Sydney
TBC - TBA - WTF: Uncertainty in an Agile World
Nigel Baker
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TBC - TBA - WTF: Uncertainty in an Agile World
Nigel Baker
Room: Sydney
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Ha]
Session Type: Talk
Summary:

"TBA, TBC: The scariest words in business. Let's discuss and embrace ambiguity. Vague isn't wrong.*

*Content may change."

Learning Objects:

Key themes:

  • Uncertainty in Content 
  • Uncertainty in Method 
  • Uncertainty in problem space
  • Uncertainty in people
  • Teach attendees the soul of agility is uncertainty 
  • Show them how User Stories work via uncertainty 
  • Explore a variety of initiation approaches used in real companies, both Agile,
  • half assed and more traditional - with varying degrees of certainty 
  • Explore uncertainty with Defining Done. 
  • Explore a little bit of Cynefin and Lean Start Up form a uncertainty point of view
  • And more TBC

Teach attendees the soul of agility Show them how User Stories work Explore a variety of initiation approaches used in real companies, both Agile, half assed, and more traditional. Explore uncertainty with Defining Done. Explore a little bit of Cynefin and Lean Start Up.

Atlanta
The Systemic Scrum Master
Marc Löffler
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The Systemic Scrum Master
Marc Löffler
Room: Atlanta
Track: Amplify Learning [Ri]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: I'll show you how to use methods from System Thinking to get unstuck again. At the end, you'll have some new tools in your toolbox.
Learning Objects:
  • Basics of System and Complexity Thinking
  • Causal Loop Diagrams
  • Current Reality Tree
Garmisch
Value-Driven Management - Building an anti-fragile organization enabling business agility at scale
Victoria Hall and Linda Luu
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Value-Driven Management - Building an anti-fragile organization enabling business agility at scale
Victoria Hall and Linda Luu
Room: Garmisch
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Ha]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Abandon waterfall everything! Embrace agile principles to steer your organization. Close the gap between your vision and its delivery!
Learning Objects:

Learn how to confront waterfall business practices and their limitation on your organization’s ability to scale agility.

  • Understand our approach to building a lean / agile organization at scale.
  • Understand how agile principles are represented in Value Driven Management.
  • Attendees will see examples of artifacts to facilitate (and some real world case studies of)
  • Funding smaller increments, more frequently, with iterative feedback and learning the primary tool for reducing risk
  • Intentional investment allocation based on categories such as investment horizon, geography, market segment or risk
  • Measuring strategic progress using business outcomes at every level
  • Using business outcomes to lightly steer an organization; delegating responsibility to the lowest possible level. Teams gain autonomy and leadership doesn’t lose accountability and visibility into progress
  • Limiting work-in-progress to enabled disciplined organizational focus - stop starting and start finishing!
  • Lightweight planning and governance to transform the traditional PMO to one of lean value delivery - with just enough ceremony and artifacts to facilitate achievement of business outcomes
Learn how to gain buy in from executive stakeholders, business collaborators, and delivery team members to embrace this new paradigm

Hear real world organizational journeys and results - from a waterfall business to value driven management, how to prioritize where to start, common challenges and misconceptions and ways to keep the momentum going.

Learn where to start… some suggestions for what you/ your team /your organization could do now to start

München
Creating the inner conditions for Agile - a Google born approach
Markus Wittwer
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Creating the inner conditions for Agile - a Google born approach
Markus Wittwer
Room: München
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Ha]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn how you can systematically develop your own capacity to embrace Agile ways of working and being.
Learning Objects: At the end of the talk you know why mindfulness and emotional intelligence are key to develop a skillful way of dealing with uncertainty to thrive in a complex world. Based on neuroscientific findings, you will know aspects of how mindfulness and emotional intelligence can be systematically developed. You experienced some elements of the Search Inside Yourself training.
Garmisch
Culture, Agility, and Being Human in the Workplace
Paul Culling
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Culture, Agility, and Being Human in the Workplace
Paul Culling
Room: Garmisch
Track: Empowering People [Shu]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Delves into company culture with real-world examples of successes and failures in creating & maintaining a dynamic, get-stuff-done culture.
Learning Objects:
  • A better understanding of what culture is and is not
  • Understanding why caring about organizational culture is important, particularly in the knowledge worker economy
  • Some ideas to bring back “home” to try with your team, organization or company to foster a better culture and to communicate why investing in culture has a positive ROI
  • Awareness of red flags and things to look for or avoid in the quest to build a better culture
Atlanta
If you Need to Start a Project, You've Already Failed
Evan Leybourn
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If you Need to Start a Project, You've Already Failed
Evan Leybourn
Room: Atlanta
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Ha]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: We live in a "continuous" world; integration, delivery, feedback, etc. By definition projects aren't continuous - so what's the alternative?
Learning Objects:
  • Why #noprojects
  • How to define outcomes (rather than outputs) and use this as the key organizational driver of work
  • The structure of an Outcome Profile
  • How to use the Activity Canvas to manage a continuous flow of work
  • How to identify shadow projects
Barcelona
Improving Scrum with Lean Thinking
Nuno Rafael Gomes
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Improving Scrum with Lean Thinking
Nuno Rafael Gomes
Room: Barcelona
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Ri]
Session Type: Talk
Summary:

Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products.

How can we improve it with Lean Thinking?

Learning Objects: On this session you will learn the basics of Lean Thinking applied to product development with Scrum. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
  • Seeing Scrum through the Lean Lens.
  • Lean Software Development Principles.
  • People First.
  • Types of Flow.
  • Pull versus Push.
  • Value versus Waste.
  • Types of Waste.
  • Eliminating Waste.
  • Kaizen versus Kaikaku.
  • Kaizen applied onto product improvement.
  • Kaizen applied onto process improvement.
  • Effectiveness versus Efficiency.
  • Capacity versus Demand.
  • Queueing Theory.
  • Theory of Constraints.
  • Value streams, Workflows, and Kanban boards.
  • Some proven Lean practices. 
  • The knowledge acquired that will allow you to improve your engineering practices and product development processes, and hence, the autonomy and mastery of your teams.
Calgary
Using Private Beta User Groups and Powerful Feedback Mechanisms to evolve and shape highly valuable products - A UK Public Sector Case Study
Tim Beattie and Kris Fields
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Using Private Beta User Groups and Powerful Feedback Mechanisms to evolve and shape highly valuable products - A UK Public Sector Case Study
Tim Beattie and Kris Fields
Room: Calgary
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Ha]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Harnessing the power of Web Analytics, in-application feedback and user testing to inform a continuous feedback loop.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the power of combining physical user testing and in-application feedback mechanisms to create a continuous feedback loop to ensure a product evolves to be the “right” thing for its target users.
  • Learn through practical examples of a real scaled scrum project how to canvas a diverse user base made up of multiple different segments and use a private beta to “fail fast” if necessary!
  • Using web analytics to drive backlog refinement and influence the direction of a product to ensure what we’ve built is actually useful!
  • How a project’s MVP should be laser focused on validating key design hypothesis early.
Partenkirchen
Building Networks of High-Performing Teams Using Known, Stable Interfaces (KSIs) of Human Interactions
Brian Rivera and Chris Alexander
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Building Networks of High-Performing Teams Using Known, Stable Interfaces (KSIs) of Human Interactions
Brian Rivera and Chris Alexander
Room: Partenkirchen
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Ri]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Self-similarity applied to human interactions: the key to building anti-fragile organizations in today’s VUCA world.
Learning Objects: Primary Learning Objectives:
  • Self-Organizing only applies to tasks, not to teaming or teamwork.
  • Teaming Behaviors can be learned.
  • Self-Similar cognitive and social skills combined with Scrum are the key to building networks of high-performing teams—the hallmark of anti-fragile organizations.

Secondary Learning Objectives:
  • Introduction to The Behaviors of High-Performing Teams Decision Making Assertiveness Task/ Mission Analysis Communication Leadership Adaptability Situational Awareness
  • Introduction to the Principles of High-Performing Teams.
  • Preoccupation with Failure
  • Reluctance to Simplify
  • Sensitivity Operations
  • Commitment to Resilience
  • Deference to Expertise
  • The Principles of Anticipation
  • The Principles of Containment
  • Introduction to Black Box Thinking
  • Failure is hardwired into aviation
  • Understand how to apply the idea of KSIs to Human Interactions
  • Quick overview of Complex Adaptive Systems Applied to People
  • Shared Mental Models
München
How to grow your organization resilience and anti-fragility
Andrea Tomasini
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How to grow your organization resilience and anti-fragility
Andrea Tomasini
Room: München
Track: Amplify Learning [Ha]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: There is still a lot of uncertainty when it comes to make an organization resilient or better yet anti-fragile, ready for the challenge?
Learning Objects:
  • Understanding how culture can be changed to support organizational strategy
  • Learning how to feedback operational dysfunctions at a strategic level
  • Creating a self-to-fail environment to accelerate learning
  • Creating a learning organization
  • What makes your organization anti-fragile vs resilient
Sydney
What did they *Really* Want? Bottom Line Impacts of Customer Collaboration
Bernie Maloney
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What did they *Really* Want? Bottom Line Impacts of Customer Collaboration
Bernie Maloney
Room: Sydney
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Shu]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Ever hear a customer say “That’s what I asked for, but not what I needed.”? Come directly experience collaboration over contracts.
Learning Objects:

Participants will

  • discover behavioral tendencies that might diminish customer collaboration
  • demonstrate and quantify the effects on business outcomes of improving collaboration
  • discuss the impact of Early and Continuous Delivery on not only satisfying requirements, but also increasing collaboration and communication with customers
Augustiner Keller
Monday Mingle
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Monday Mingle
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Summary: The Augustiner Keller lives and breathes tradition and customs. It’s not just one of the many beer gardens in Munich; it is one of the most popular meeting places for locals and guests from all over the world who value the charm of Bavarian tradition.
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The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power

Christopher Avery

Christopher_AveryChristopher Avery believes all leadership depends on self-leadership, an innate capability that can be accessed and developed in everyone. He supports leaders and coaches in discovering a better and more productive way to live and lead while generating freedom, power, and choice. This is possible with The Responsibility Process, a seemingly simple yet astounding pattern in our minds we use to stay stuck or propel ourselves forward. Christopher is the author of Teamwork Is An Individual Skill (Berrett-Koehler, 2001) for everyone who wants to be done with bad teams. The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power (Partnerwerks, 2016) details the astonishing gap between being a responsible person and taking 100% responsibility.

He is the host and master teacher for The Leadership Gift Program and CEO of the consulting firm Partnerwerks., Inc. For the time being Christopher and his wife Amy live in Comfort, TX.

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The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power

Christopher Avery

Christopher_AveryChristopher Avery believes all leadership depends on self-leadership, an innate capability that can be accessed and developed in everyone. He supports leaders and coaches in discovering a better and more productive way to live and lead while generating freedom, power, and choice. This is possible with The Responsibility Process, a seemingly simple yet astounding pattern in our minds we use to stay stuck or propel ourselves forward. Christopher is the author of Teamwork Is An Individual Skill (Berrett-Koehler, 2001) for everyone who wants to be done with bad teams. The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power (Partnerwerks, 2016) details the astonishing gap between being a responsible person and taking 100% responsibility.

He is the host and master teacher for The Leadership Gift Program and CEO of the consulting firm Partnerwerks., Inc. For the time being Christopher and his wife Amy live in Comfort, TX.

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Session Type: Keynote
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Of course we want to build teams and cultures of personal and shared ownership, where empowered people trust one another to give their best. This is essential to agility at any level of scale. The question is, do we know how to demonstrate it ourselves, so we live and lead empowered in order to lead and coach the levels of ownership thinking and behavior that we want to see in each other?

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München
Selling the "Fluffy" Side of Scrum
Paul Goddard and Geoff Watts
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Selling the "Fluffy" Side of Scrum
Paul Goddard and Geoff Watts
Room: München
Track: Empowering People [Ri]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Scrum is not just about creating backlogs or recording velocity. This workshop will help you sell the "human" part of Scrum to your boss!
Learning Objects:

Attendees will leave the session with:

  • A five step model for selling the human aspect of scrum to management
  • Techniques and practice for implementing that five step model including coaching, improv games, active listening, risk reduction and story-telling and emotional intelligence
  • An increased awareness of their own desire for changing their own human behaviors
  • Confidence in selling these concepts to management or non-scrum believers
Partenkirchen
Hunting Value in a #DiscoveryDojo
Steve Holyer
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Hunting Value in a #DiscoveryDojo
Steve Holyer
Room: Partenkirchen
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Ri]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Explore the art of product facilitation. Practice new facilitation skills for product discovery in the #DiscoveryDojo. For POs and scrum teams.
Learning Objects:
  • Explore ways to focus on value and engineer better Agile requirements through structured conversations.
  • Practice new product discovery skills with colleagues in the fast-paced #DiscoveryDojo.
  • Learn by doing: facilitating, coaching, observing, and providing feedback.
Sydney
An Agile Architect's Framework for Decision-Making
Ken Power
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An Agile Architect's Framework for Decision-Making
Ken Power
Room: Sydney
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: To create anti-fragile systems, architects must use decision-making approaches that match the complexity of the circumstances they face.
Learning Objects:
  • Applying sense making in the context of architecture
  • Applying the Cynefin framework to architecture problems and decisions
  • Examples of architecture problems and decisions that can be mapped to the different domains represented by the Cynefin framework (obvious, complicated, complex, chaotic and disorder)
  • How to manage the transition of architecture problems between these different domains
  • Implications for organization structure and communications
  • How such an approach leads to a more resilient architecture, and a more resilient organization
  • How complexity thinking and the Cynefin framework supports emergent architecture
  • How complexity thinking and the Cynefin framework help the organization and the architecture to be more Agile
Garmisch
Design Thinking for Organizational Change
Angel Diaz-Maroto
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Design Thinking for Organizational Change
Angel Diaz-Maroto
Room: Garmisch
Track: Empowering People [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: This workshop is about how to use design thinking to better understand employee's context and needs to reduce resistance to change.
Learning Objects:
  • Understanding design thinking as the methods and processes to investigate complex problems in highly uncertain systems.
  • Understanding that design thinking processes are usually aimed to design the experience of being a customer and this time will be used to design the experience of being an employee.
  • Experiment this iterative process of observation, ideation and implementation to better understand organization's culture and create reasons for people in the organization to embrace change
  • Learn how to combine empathy for the context, creativity in the generation of insights/solutions, and rationality to analyze and fit solutions to the context.
  • Learn how to design experiments for change aimed to create reasons for people in the organization to embrace change.
  • Learn some useful design thinking techniques that you can use in retrospectives.
Calgary
Enterprise Agile Pasta Workshop
Vladimirs Ivanovs
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Enterprise Agile Pasta Workshop
Vladimirs Ivanovs
Room: Calgary
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Shu]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: An alternative to playing Legos and a ball game - Enterprise Agile Pasta workshop. Moreover, it is about scaling and enterprise collaboration.
Learning Objects:
  • To feel the challenges of Agile teams in the Enterprise environment - scaling agile, distributed teams, communication issues, different cultures and leadership styles etc.
  • During the 3 phases of the game we will be debriefing and discussing lessons learnt, so you could walk-away with useful insights, understanding of agile scaling issues and practical advise.
  • Last, but not least, it is a fun activity and opportunity to make friends with a like-minded people.
  • As a CSM®, CST®, CEC, CTC®, coach, or consultant, you might end-up with a new tool in your workshop/game portfolio.
Atlanta
The Neurology of Learning - Your Brain on Agile Games
Laura M. Powers
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The Neurology of Learning - Your Brain on Agile Games
Laura M. Powers
Room: Atlanta
Track: Amplify Learning [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Bring your whole brain to work! Learn the "how" and "why" of effective Agile games & activities. Put new ideas into action with your teams.
Learning Objects:
  • List at least 3 benefits of teaching with Agile games
  • List at least 4 aspects of brain theory and how each impacts learning and game design
  • List the 4 types of memory and what is needed for something new to make it to "long-term" memory
  • Create a concrete action plan to put workshop strategies into action
Barcelona
Prioritize Your Backlog for Profit!
Jason Tanner
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Prioritize Your Backlog for Profit!
Jason Tanner
Room: Barcelona
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: You'll apply two techniques to engage stakeholders and customers to maximize profit through effective, market-driven backlog prioritization.
Learning Objects:
  • Describe and weight the stakeholder, strategic and profit attributes that drive the prioritization of product backlogs.
  • Design a matrix to prioritize a product backlog using multiple, weighted attributes.
  • Apply a customer-driven, serious game activity to engage external customers or internal stakeholders to collaborate to select the most important product backlog items for the next product release.
München
Responsibility Process
Christopher Avery
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Responsibility Process
Christopher Avery
Room: München
Track: Empowering People [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Hands-on application of The Responsibility Process to address and break through challenging problems for results that matter.
Learning Objects:
  • The value of an ownership mindset when things go wrong
  • The relationship between self-organization and The Responsibility Process
  • Building self-organizing teams with The Responsibility Process
  • Understanding the link between freedom, choice, power, and results that matter
Garmisch
Agile Coaching Canvas: Co-Create, Capture, and Share Your Coaching Vision
Alexey Krivitsky
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Agile Coaching Canvas: Co-Create, Capture, and Share Your Coaching Vision
Alexey Krivitsky
Room: Garmisch
Track: Amplify Learning [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn to use "Agile Coaching Canvas" to guide you and your teams in dreaming, co-creating and living agile transformation visions.
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  • Understanding the Focused Agile Coaching thinking toolset
  • Getting ideas on how to facilitate collaborative visioning sessions with agile teams
  • Getting familiar with the four main focusing areas
  • Learning the Agile Coaching Canvas and its usage for defining coaching visions
Partenkirchen
Learning from Product Failure to Achieve New Product Success!
Carlton Nettleton and Jason Tanner
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Learning from Product Failure to Achieve New Product Success!
Carlton Nettleton and Jason Tanner
Room: Partenkirchen
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary:

Bringing a product to market with Innovation Games®, a case study about overcoming failure with novel tools.

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  • Describe the process of value proposition design.
  • List the ten characteristics of great value propositions.
  • Name twelve Innovation Games.
  • Select Innovation Games that are best suited for ideation or decision-making.
Sydney
Scrum Master Dojo - How to Support the Scrum Team Effectively to Improve?
Ralf Kruse
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Scrum Master Dojo - How to Support the Scrum Team Effectively to Improve?
Ralf Kruse
Room: Sydney
Track: Empowering People [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Let's broaden our possibilities and enhance our abilities to approach situations, where we as ScrumMasters usually get stuck.
Learning Objects: In this interactive session, you will learn on how to systematically broaden the options to approach situations more effectively or getting able to approach situations, where you usually would get stuck. Move beyond acting a nurturing Scrum Mom and become more a facilitator of improvements You will learn to generate a wide set of potential initiatives, to distinct between different types of initiatives & when they are most effective and you will learn to organise the execution of the initiative to get as fast as possible to most promising results. The case-based interactions foster additionally a structured and focused exchange with other practitioners. Join us, you will learn to move beyond the prescriptive nurturing Scrum Mom and learn how to increase your capability to facilitate the improvement of the Scrum Team instead.
Atlanta
Be Curious Without Judging - A Structured Approach to Analyze Team Dynamics
Niels Verdonk
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Be Curious Without Judging - A Structured Approach to Analyze Team Dynamics
Niels Verdonk
Room: Atlanta
Track: Empowering People [Shu]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Elicit and analyze challenges participants face in their teams and define a structured approach for handling these challenges.
Learning Objects:
  • Using observation techniques
  • A method how to objectively analyze behavior of teams
  • A structure to support Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches to help teams improve
  • Concrete examples you can use with teams in your own organization
  • Deliverables with concrete approaches for common challenges and various tools and techniques that can be applied.
Calgary
Doing Half the Work in Twice the Time - a Provocative View on Efficiency, and Effectiveness
Wolfgang Richter
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Doing Half the Work in Twice the Time - a Provocative View on Efficiency, and Effectiveness
Wolfgang Richter
Room: Calgary
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Shu]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Our work is nowadays filled with urgencies, immediacies, and emergencies. This workshop is about how to maximize the amount of work not done.
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  • This is an interactive talk about being under pressure, heading for more efficiency, and less time for qualitative work.
  • How more speed is possible for us as human beings, and does it really make sense to aim for high velocities
  • Some theories, real-world examples, and some interactive experiments about high speed vs. going slowly and its side-effects will show give the audience a clue, what they potentially should change in their mindset, and working habits.
Barcelona
The Mean Mean Agile Enterprise
Marc Bless
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The Mean Mean Agile Enterprise
Marc Bless
Room: Barcelona
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: When all market players are perfectly Agile, what's the important differentiator to win?
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Participants will learn that the methods and practices of an agile enterprise have to be balanced constantly to reflect the surrounding environment. They will find answers to questions, such as:

  • When is Product Ownership the most important aspect?
  • Is it always necessary to have genius developers?
  • Under which circumstances is it our customer service to be perfected rather than our product?
Barcelona
Actionable Fearless Leadership: From Tayloristic to Agile Organization
Ari Tikka and Ran Nyman
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Actionable Fearless Leadership: From Tayloristic to Agile Organization
Ari Tikka and Ran Nyman
Room: Barcelona
Track: Dealing with Uncertainty [Ri]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Nokia fell from 9 billion profit to zero in five years. Learn the three things fearless leaders build to avoid Nokia's fate.
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After the session you will:

  • remember the reasons for the rise and fall of Nokia Mobile Phones
  • understand the reasons and consequences of fear, and how to work with it
  • have new (anti)patterns to analyze your own organization and communicate the results
  • have new practical thinking tools, valuable both in everyday micro-decisions and at the strategic level
  • know what concrete actions are needed from the fearless leader when building the anti-fragile Agile organization
Sydney
Experimenting and Learning with Origami
Tom Mellor
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Experimenting and Learning with Origami
Tom Mellor
Room: Sydney
Track: Effectiveness over Efficiency [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding, provides a great context for experimenting and learning to be Agile and use Scrum.
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In the session, participants will learn:

  • To appreciate the tension between building the right thing and building the thing right and how to effectively strategize a balance between them.
  • To manage creator / developer bias that can interfere with effective feedback from customers and users.
  • How the roles and events in Scrum work symbiotically to create an operative development environment and how to avoid the “assumption trap” and other potential pitfalls during development.
  • That output is not the same as outcome and that outcome has to be checked regularly against customer preferences and expectations.
  • How to manage impediments and issues that can impede work and jeopardize the forcasted product increment development for a Sprint.
  • Other learnings realized during exercise discussion and debrief."
Atlanta
Liberating Structures: Unleash the Power of the Whole Business Through Radical Self-Organization
Johannes Schartau and Sylvia Taylor
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Liberating Structures: Unleash the Power of the Whole Business Through Radical Self-Organization
Johannes Schartau and Sylvia Taylor
Room: Atlanta
Track: Empowering People [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Discover how companies of any size can easily learn to use tools for radical self-organization to quickly adapt to any challenge at hand.
Learning Objects: In this highly interactive session you will see and feel how Liberating Structures - a set of group facilitation tools - foster deep self-organization and help build shared ownership, a hallmark of business agility. Join us in surfacing new approaches of how to allow every voice to be heard, and still get amazing results in record time. You will learn how you can use these microstructures straight away to tap the wisdom of the crowd, to help anyone in your company gain clarity on challenging issues, to supercharge your communicative ability and build a culture of mutual respect and deep democracy.
Garmisch
Coaching Executives: An Imperative for Business Agility
Sekhar Burra
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Coaching Executives: An Imperative for Business Agility
Sekhar Burra
Room: Garmisch
Track: Amplify Learning [Ha]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: This is a nurturing workshop for Agile leaders and executives to become effective influential servant leaders and to support business agility.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand your current state in the transition to Agile and what it takes to move forward.
  • Understand how Agile supports and aligns with organization leadership expectations.
  • Understand how you can improve your effectiveness as an Agile leader.
  • Understand your current leadership style and how it aligns with Agile.
  • Understand the key areas of focus for Agile leaders.
  • Leave with a personal action plan of next steps.
München
Experience Canvas: Building Experiments When Defining Requirements
Dave Sharrock
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Experience Canvas: Building Experiments When Defining Requirements
Dave Sharrock
Room: München
Track: Amplify Learning [Ri]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn how the Experience Canvas helps set up experiments to validate requirements before building them.
Learning Objects:
  • Learn about the Experience Canvas, a tool based on applying Ash Maurya’s Lean Canvas to enterprise requirements
  • Create your own Experience Canvas for a feature or requirement and compare Canvases for different requirements
  • Discover how Value Estimation Poker facilitates discussion between stakeholders and provides value estimates for the Product Owner
  • Learn how to estimate effort for each Experience Canvas, and create a long term roadmap prioritized by return-on-investment by the Product Owner
Calgary
Scrum, Continuous Improvement, Prototyping...Learn While Having Fun!
Artur Margonari Fausto de Souza
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Scrum, Continuous Improvement, Prototyping...Learn While Having Fun!
Artur Margonari Fausto de Souza
Room: Calgary
Track: Amplify Learning [Shu]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn how Agile and Scrum concepts can be easy and fun!
Learning Objects:
  • How is a Scrum cycle
  • What Continuous Improvement is about and the importance of it
  • What prototyping looks like
  • What Fail Fast, Recover Fast actually means
Partenkirchen
Unleashing Creativity Gets Us to the Stars - but How to Come Back to Earth?
Karl Kollischan and Volker Visotschnig
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Unleashing Creativity Gets Us to the Stars - but How to Come Back to Earth?
Karl Kollischan and Volker Visotschnig
Room: Partenkirchen
Track: Empowering People [Shu]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: We practice how to facilitate creative group discussions, channel the plethora of ideas, and reach sustainable solutions in short time.
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After the workshop the participants will:

  • Know the principles of the Systemic Consensus Principle
  • Know where this method can be applied
  • Facilitate solution finding and decision-making in groups
  • Handle conflicts emerging during the discussion
  • Know some hints and pitfalls for facilitators
Dealing with Uncertainty

Nigel Baker

Nigel Baker is a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) and Agile coach who for over a decade starting with BT and supporting some of the major UK and EU enterprises. Nigel is an ex-chair of the Global Scrum Gathering® in 2011.

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Dealing with Uncertainty

Nigel Baker

Nigel Baker is a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) and Agile coach who for over a decade starting with BT and supporting some of the major UK and EU enterprises. Nigel is an ex-chair of the Global Scrum Gathering® in 2011.

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Summary: Certainty is for madmen and mathematics. Let me tell you about the core ambiguity of agility and the biggest uncertainty of all – WHY.
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How do I use my Agile Coach?

Mark Summers

Mark Summers is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach℠ and Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) based in Europe. His passion for Scrum stems from his experiences of seeing the difference it can make to people’s lives. He is working to support the development of a new breed of coaches and leaders inside organizations who can support and nurture their teams and people.

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How do I use my Agile Coach?

Mark Summers

Mark Summers is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach℠ and Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) based in Europe. His passion for Scrum stems from his experiences of seeing the difference it can make to people’s lives. He is working to support the development of a new breed of coaches and leaders inside organizations who can support and nurture their teams and people.

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Summary: What role do Agile Coaches play in transforming the world of work? Are we as Agile Coaches focusing on the right things? How should organisations be using their Agile Coaches? As organisations continue to decentralise control, the nurturing approach of coaches will become even more important. External coaches don’t stay forever; they shouldn’t, yet once the coach goes many Agile transformations turn out to be brittle. The most important thing Agile Coaches do is growing your people, your coaches, and your leaders. Agile transformation is about investing in your people, and building a coaching capability to support it.
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Empowerment - Healthy or Abusive?

Olaf Lewitz

Olaf Lewitz is an Agile native. Having experienced businesses of most industries and all sizes as a developer, manager, consultant, and coach, he now self-identifies as the trust artist. Trust is what makes it all work - and it’s the one thing he’s good at. At the core of his studies Olaf has explored complexity science, neurobiology, fiction and lots of personal biographies and business narratives.

Integrating these influences, Olaf has formed his understanding of the core of leadership: how the way we show up determines the outcomes we get. How our clarity of mind affects our clarity of intent; and how that intent enables us to take responsibility in our world. 

Olaf is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) with Scrum Alliance.

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Empowerment - Healthy or Abusive?

Olaf Lewitz

Olaf Lewitz is an Agile native. Having experienced businesses of most industries and all sizes as a developer, manager, consultant, and coach, he now self-identifies as the trust artist. Trust is what makes it all work - and it’s the one thing he’s good at. At the core of his studies Olaf has explored complexity science, neurobiology, fiction and lots of personal biographies and business narratives.

Integrating these influences, Olaf has formed his understanding of the core of leadership: how the way we show up determines the outcomes we get. How our clarity of mind affects our clarity of intent; and how that intent enables us to take responsibility in our world. 

Olaf is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) with Scrum Alliance.

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Empowerment is a simple word for a complex shift in the way we understand responsibility and accountability, rank and power, management and leadership, us as individuals and us as groups. It can easily become shallow or even abusive, and more often than not it simply “doesn’t work."

A key question is: if I want to empower someone (expecting them to change) - how does that change me? What is my part in the new game we want to play? How do I need to show up differently to make “empowerment” successful? And what does success even mean…?

We’ll explore a practical example of distributing authority to liberate the human potential in our organisations. We will explore traps and pitfalls. Be prepared to be surprised.

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Shoot for the Moon - How Agile Amplifies Learning

Dave Sharrock

Dave Sharrock helps companies and organizations get things done visibly and early by applying an agile/lean mindset to product development. Dave has over 20 years experience working with product delivery organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to startups, telecommunications to branded consumer goods, A sought-after speaker and consultant, Dave is is an expert on organizational change and agile product delivery and the only Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in Canada.

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Shoot for the Moon - How Agile Amplifies Learning

Dave Sharrock

Dave Sharrock helps companies and organizations get things done visibly and early by applying an agile/lean mindset to product development. Dave has over 20 years experience working with product delivery organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to startups, telecommunications to branded consumer goods, A sought-after speaker and consultant, Dave is is an expert on organizational change and agile product delivery and the only Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in Canada.

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Agile emphasizes learning. And learning is a little like reaching an agile escape velocity, where the elusive goal is reaching space - and more importantly - staying there as we build on the experience of getting from one altitude to the next.   

A sub-orbital launch gets you into space - you get to see some of the sights and experience weightlessness, but it takes energy to keep you there, and without constant attention you’re quickly on your way back down to Earth. Think of this as simple, isolated or team-based agile. Learning is emerging, but difficult to sustain.

Reaching a stationary orbit is the next stop. More stable and resilient to organizational change, synchronous agile teams change the world around them. Like satellites, they enable a step-change in how things get done. Synchronous teams still require energy and effort to maintain their ‘orbits’ but they also run themselves well and can become a stable fixture in your organizational environment. You are now experiencing a learning organization. 

The goal, though, is to achieve escape velocity. Shoot for the Moon! Organic agile teams allow you to change the paradigm. Technology-enabled organic agile teams define a new norm. When organic agile teams are perturbed they are more likely to fall back into agile ways of working than traditional ways of working. Now, the stars really are at your feet. You choose where to go, what planets to explore.  Every pattern is valuable, and in order to reach the moon you’re going to have to get good at each step along the way. But ultimately, the journey is worth it. The views are incredible, and when you get there the opportunities are limitless.

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