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90-Minute Sessions
11:00 - 12:30
Good Morning
08:45 - 09:00
90-Minute Sessions
09:00 - 10:30
AM Break
10:30 - 11:00
Lunch
12:30 - 13:30
PM Break
15:00 - 15:30
90-Minute Sessions
13:30 - 15:00
Closing Mashup Keynote
15:30 - 17:00
München
Selling the "Fluffy" Side of Scrum
Paul Goddard and Geoff Watts
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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.
Learning Objects:
  • 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
Session Details
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.

Learning Objects:
  • 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
Session Details
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.
Learning Objects:
  • 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?
Learning Objects:

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
Session Details
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.
Learning Objects:

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
Session Details
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.
Learning Objects:

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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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.
Learning Objects:

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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Summary:

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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