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11:55 - 13:15
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11:55 - 14:15
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10:25 - 10:55
AM Break
13:15 - 14:00
45 Minute Sessions
14:00 - 14:15
Short Break
15:30 - 17:00
90 Minute Sessions
14:15 - 15:00
45 Minute Sessions
17:00 - 19:00
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7:30 - 9:00
Breakfast
9:30 - 9:40
Short Break
7:00 - 9:00
Exhibition Hall Open
9:40 - 10:25
45 Minute Sessions
9:00 - 9:30
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13:30 - 14:15
Open Space Session III
11:45 - 12:30
Open Space Session II
11:00 - 11:45
Open Space Session I
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
10:30 - 11:00
AM Break
14:15 - 15:30
Closing the Space
15:00 - 15:30
PM Break
15:30 - 17:00
Zero Gravity: Reaching for the Stars
7:30 - 9:00
Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30
Opening of the Space
7:00 - 11:30
Exhibition Hall Open
Oceana 3-5
Agile HR – Your Secret to Enterprise Agility
Fabiola Eyholzer
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Agile HR – Your Secret to Enterprise Agility
Fabiola Eyholzer
Room: Oceana 3-5
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: People are the heart & soul of Agile. Let’s turn your Human Resources into Agile People Operations to boost your enterprise agility.
Learning Objects: Discover why and how HR can massively boost your Enterprise Agility and benefit from stories and examples of Agile People practices.
Java Sea
Help! My Product Owner is Captain “Wrong Way” Peachfuzz!
Dave Limbaugh
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Help! My Product Owner is Captain “Wrong Way” Peachfuzz!
Dave Limbaugh
Room: Java Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: How to tell if your Product Owner is steering your project towards disaster, and what to do about it.
Learning Objects:
  • Practices to find out if your Product Owner is steering your project on a collision course.
  • Actions to take if he/she is.
  • Sharpening your ability to listen beyond what team members say.
Timor Sea
Helping Others Take Ownership of Resolving Conflict
Tricia Broderick
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Helping Others Take Ownership of Resolving Conflict
Tricia Broderick
Room: Timor Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Join me to step through a real leadership example of helping a developer WANT to resolve his conflict directly by leveraging his curiosity.
Learning Objects: Apply double loop learning framework as a series of powerful questions to promote conflict ownership.
Oceana 1-2
It Was a Dark & Stormy Sprint – Tell Us a Scrum Team Story
Laura M. Powers
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It Was a Dark & Stormy Sprint – Tell Us a Scrum Team Story
Laura M. Powers
Room: Oceana 1-2
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn to craft and tell compelling business stories that bring your workplace culture to life and capture the grit and glory of your team.
Learning Objects:
  • List benefits of using business storytelling on scrum teams
  • Distinguish between a "user" story and a business story
  • Describe the key elements and a simple model (formula) for effective business story telling
  • Choose specific events and situations in each participant's current work to experiment with business story telling
  • Draft a personal inventory of scrum business stories to create and use on the job
  • Practice telling a business story in the session
Coral Sea
Orbiting Our Values: How do we adhere to Scrum in an Outsourcing, Offshore model?
Rebecca Barrilleaux
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Orbiting Our Values: How do we adhere to Scrum in an Outsourcing, Offshore model?
Rebecca Barrilleaux
Room: Coral Sea
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: How do our Scrum values of Focus, Openness, Courage, Commitment, and Respect hold up in an offshore model?
Learning Objects: After this session, attendees should have concrete tips for how to ensure their outsourced Scrum teams can be happier and more productive within the Scrum model.
Pacifica 1-2
Pin the tail on the metric
Steven Martin
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Pin the tail on the metric
Steven Martin
Room: Pacifica 1-2
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Do metrics right. Come learn an approach to identify what data you need to help you make more informed forward looking decisions.
Learning Objects: In this interactive session, attendees will: - Gain understanding of what good metrics are versus bad metrics - Learn how to run the Pin the Tail on the Metric exercise to identify metrics to use - Gain insights on data used in the decision making processes, such as sprint reviews and governance The intent is for attendees to have practical ideas they can apply right away back at their organization to help them gather the right empirical data to make better forward-looking decisions.
Banda Sea
Three . . Two . .One. . .WAIT!?! Making sure we deliver “The Right Stuff” and fully tested quality code!
Paul Carter, Michael Collier
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Three . . Two . .One. . .WAIT!?! Making sure we deliver “The Right Stuff” and fully tested quality code!
Paul Carter, Michael Collier
Room: Banda Sea
Track: Mission Control [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: You thought you understood what the PO wanted, well maybe not! You’ve written Unit Tests but you missed that one they wanted!
Learning Objects:
  • Ask the right questions to understand your customer’s vision
  • Mapping Back log tests to Unit Tests so we test what our customer is really looking for
  • Effectively naming Unit tests to make everyone’s life easier
  • Team pairing as a tool for collaboration on test coverage
  • Understand the Red – Green – Refactor concept for writing clean code
Pacifica 3-5
Three Things You Must Know to Transform Any Sized Organization into an Agile Enterprise
Mike Cottmeyer
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Three Things You Must Know to Transform Any Sized Organization into an Agile Enterprise
Mike Cottmeyer
Room: Pacifica 3-5
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: To transform any organization into an agile enterprise there are only 3 things you need to know.. Teams, backlogs & working tested software.
Learning Objects:
  • The importance of cross-functional teams, why common patterns for forming teams fail & patterns for successfully forming teams
  • Strategies for reducing dependencies between teams over time
  • Common failure patterns for creating backlogs & patterns for creating solid backlogs
  • What it means to create a working, tested, increment at the end of every sprint, release or PI
  • How making progress supports solid delivery metrics, increases predictability & earns trust over time
Oceana 3-5
“Saved by Scrum”: A 12-year-old’s view on Scrum at Home
Aaron Vadakkan, Manoj Vadakkan
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“Saved by Scrum”: A 12-year-old’s view on Scrum at Home
Aaron Vadakkan, Manoj Vadakkan
Room: Oceana 3-5
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: You’ve heard about Scrum at home;have you heard it from a 12-year-old? Join a father & son team to learn.
Learning Objects: Here are some of the topics that we will covering:
  • Scrum roles & meetings at home.
  • How can parents and kids work together in the upbringing of kids.
  • How to bring accountability where it belongs
  • How to make homework and home chores more fun than work.
  • How to reduce Scream time with Scrum!
  • Other tools that can improve your productivity at home.
Timor Sea
Create Influence, On Demand
Bernie Maloney
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Create Influence, On Demand
Bernie Maloney
Room: Timor Sea
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Want Jedi like leadership? & success w/o a lightsabre? Learn how to Create Influence, On Demand and communicate 5x+ more effectively. 
Learning Objects: Participants will:
  • Amplify their ability to influence by quickly establishing Rapport
  • Understand How to use Rapport to Pace and Lead Teams and Individuals
  • Grasp the full power of Agile practices like standups, co-location and task boards, and how each leverages communication programming built-in to human beings
  • Practice building & breaking Rapport
  • Be able to immediately apply these techniques, even when constrained to no more than a telephone call
Oceana 1-2
Five Levels of Refinement
Hubert Smits
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Five Levels of Refinement
Hubert Smits
Room: Oceana 1-2
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: In 2006 I wrote the article "Five Levels of Planning" - this talk is about how planning is better replaced by continuous attention.
Learning Objects: The audience will walk away with an understanding of:
  • The risks of planning and estimating;
  • How refinement provides the mechanism of reaching a long term goal without pinning down people and decisions;
  • Why continuous refinement is essential in getting the best (best for market, best for engineering) product out in the shortest time;
  • How continuous refinement and inspection forms the basis of empiricism - finding the best solution in a complex situation.
Banda Sea
Fuel Your Product With High Octane Continuous Delivery
Erick Fleming
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Fuel Your Product With High Octane Continuous Delivery
Erick Fleming
Room: Banda Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn the fundamentals of Continuous Delivery and how to provide the ultimate level of feedback to project stakeholders. 
Learning Objects:
  • Gain working definitions of Continuous Delivery and its components
  • See practical examples of how Continuous Delivery can benefit teams and the products they build
  • Learn the necessary steps required to implement a Continuous Delivery approach
Coral Sea
Scrum is a debugger. Use it!
Geir Amsjo
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Scrum is a debugger. Use it!
Geir Amsjo
Room: Coral Sea
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Organisations, like software, do have defects. Scrum is designed to surface problems, and it has useful means to deal with these problems.
Learning Objects: Learn how to take the next step and really start optimizing the whole organisation.
You will not get a full recipe for removing all kinds of impediments, but you will take away lots of ideas. Every organisation have to find their own way, and hopefully you will get inspiration for how to utilise Scrum for the benefit of the whole and find the necessary courage to challenge the Status Quo.
Pacifica 3-5
Overcome the Top 6 AntiPatterns of an Agile Adoption
David Hawks
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Overcome the Top 6 AntiPatterns of an Agile Adoption
David Hawks
Room: Pacifica 3-5
Track: Agile Galaxy [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Find out what is holding your organization back from achieving the full potential of agile. Start delivering the right features, faster.
Learning Objects:
  • Recognize 6 antipatterns holding your organization back from being truly agile
  • Realize how learning, short feedback cycles and developing a shared understanding allows teams to deliver more value
  • Understand the importance of limiting work in process and getting to done in order to shorten cycle time
Pacifica 1-2
Developing An Organization's Internal Agile Coaching Capability
Lyssa Adkins
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Developing An Organization's Internal Agile Coaching Capability
Lyssa Adkins
Room: Pacifica 1-2
Track: Agile Galaxy [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Want the the speed and innovation Agile promises? Build a solid internal Agile Coaching Capability.
Learning Objects: People leave this talk with their eyes opened to: - the business need for an internal agile coaching capability - the idea that developing an agile coaching capability is known and straightforward - developing agile coaches means developing their skills and leaderfulness while also re-setting core beliefs - the many resources available to help organizations create their internal agile coach development programs; they need not invent the wheel
Java Sea
The Road to Agility: An Inspiring Tale of Personal Agile Transformation
Jimi Fosdick
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The Road to Agility: An Inspiring Tale of Personal Agile Transformation
Jimi Fosdick
Room: Java Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: The journey from project manager to Scrum master is painful and perilous. This is this is the compelling story of one such transformation.
Learning Objects:  In this workshop participants will be exposed to:
  • The biggest challenges encountered when changing from “plan-driven” to “value-driven” thinking
  • Why Scrum represents a truly radical and life changing difference from traditional methods
  • How to motivate others to change to the Scrum way of thinking and working
  • A highly entertaining and, for some past attendees, “moving” story told in a dynamic and engaging way (complete with rock music and explosions)
Tesla Test Drive
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Tesla Test Drive
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Summary: Want to test drive a Tesla? Tesla will have a limited number of cars for attendees to test drive during the lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Test drives are first come, first served departing from the hotel’s main lobby. In case the test drive spots are all taken, you can sign up for a Tesla Ride Along.

Reserve your spot now!
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Pacifica 3-5
7 Things Your Agile Transition Can Learn From Star Wars - From Corporate Empire to Agile Rebels
Dave Sharrock, Daniel Lynn
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7 Things Your Agile Transition Can Learn From Star Wars - From Corporate Empire to Agile Rebels
Dave Sharrock, Daniel Lynn
Room: Pacifica 3-5
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Starting with our love of Star Wars, we use classic movie moments to provide memorable learning points around 7 common agile pitfalls.
Learning Objects: Amongst other things, you will learn:
  • On delivering large-scale projects. Start with what you can do, and understand and mitigate technical risk and dependencies.
  • See why using the wrong tools for the job creates a false sense of security.
  • The power of cross-functional teams. Agile is powerful exactly because the sum is greater than the parts.
  • Avoiding opinion-driven product design. Combating the HiPPO (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) as a Product Owner.
Timor Sea
Get Your Productivity Game On!
Brian Sjoberg, Fadi Stephan
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Get Your Productivity Game On!
Brian Sjoberg, Fadi Stephan
Room: Timor Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Want to bring your productivity to the next level? Let's gain a desire based on an experience to make this happen.
Learning Objects:
  • Gain an understanding, through an exercise, of the cost to productivity a common habit has, that many of us indulge in
  • A new found desire to fix one of the major issues that reduces productivity and quality
  • 2 approaches to fixing the issue
Java Sea
Lean Products - how to deliver highly valuable products in a ridiculously short time frame
Rodrigo De Toledo, Rafael Sabbagh
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Lean Products - how to deliver highly valuable products in a ridiculously short time frame
Rodrigo De Toledo, Rafael Sabbagh
Room: Java Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
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.
Oceana 3-5
Scrum at the Intersect of Mobile, Cloud, and the Internet of Things
Don Macintyre
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Scrum at the Intersect of Mobile, Cloud, and the Internet of Things
Don Macintyre
Room: Oceana 3-5
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: The Internet of Things (IoT) will be $1.7 Trillion market by 2020. Come explore how Scrum is being used beyond software in the IoT.
Learning Objects:
  • Session attendees will come away with:
  • Confidence to apply Scrum in areas to beyond traditional software development.
  • Appreciation of the vast Internet of Things market.
  • Patterns for success with Scrum in non-traditional areas.
Pacifica 1-2
Thawing the Frozen Middle
Em Campbell-Pretty
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Thawing the Frozen Middle
Em Campbell-Pretty
Room: Pacifica 1-2
Track: Agile Galaxy [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: How can we harness the energy of Middle Management (aka the Frozen Middle) to lead, rather than hinder, an agile transition?
Learning Objects: Attendees will be able to:
  • Use empathy mapping to put themselves in the shoes of middle management
  • Appreciate that middle managers can feel trapped in an organization under going an agile transformation understand the support middle managers in understanding their role in agile world
  • Apply new techniques to educating middle management on lean and agile
  • Help middle managers "learn to see"
  • Inspire middle managers to change
  • Appreciate that middle managers are people too
Coral Sea
Stop scaling... start growing an agile organization!
Andrea Tomasini
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Stop scaling... start growing an agile organization!
Andrea Tomasini
Room: Coral Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Growing an agile organization should be the goal of any successful change. See how startups and enterprise alike share common principles.
Learning Objects:
  • 4 Principles that help emerge powerful practices for scaling an agile organization
  • Shared example of companies like Babbel, Siemens and Ericsson showing how they went through the journey successfully, and have been willing to share their experience
  • Anti-pattern which often get pushed by top management or traditional organizational consulting firms, how to recognize them and how to avoid them
Banda Sea
Take Your Software Beyond Legacy Code
David Bernstein
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Take Your Software Beyond Legacy Code
David Bernstein
Room: Banda Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn how design skills, pairing, CI, TDD, and refactoring improve the quality, speed, and sustainability of Scrum software development.
Learning Objects:
  • Gain an overview of XP practices and why they are not what they seem
  • Use Continuous Integration to reduce risk in building software
  • Employ Pair Programming to propagate knowledge throughout the team
  • Recognize five code qualities at the core of all good developer practices
  • Adopt Test Driven Development to rapidly build higher quality code
  • See how Refactoring is used to help you work faster by reducing technical debt
Oceana 1-2
The Tadpole Technique - Breaking things down with an interactive approach
Chris Li
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The Tadpole Technique - Breaking things down with an interactive approach
Chris Li
Room: Oceana 1-2
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: This talk will describe a technique that teams can use to decompose ideas into smaller pieces and teach them the steps to use on their own.
Learning Objects:
  • Introduce participants to the "Tadpole Technique
  • Explain mechanics and benefits of the session
  • Learn to facilitate a "Tadpole Technique" session
Oceana 1-2
Conscious Leadership through Impecable Conversations
Gustavo Quiroz
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Conscious Leadership through Impecable Conversations
Gustavo Quiroz
Room: Oceana 1-2
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Practice essential skills that will allow you to be the change you wish to see and to serve your colleagues and teams much more powerfully.
Learning Objects:
  • Reflect on our own capacity for effective listening, for distinguishing facts from opinions and responsibility from blame and justification.
  • Apply concrete tools and guides to improve our capacity for successful interactions with others.
  • Put into practice these skills: Active & Empathetic Listening, Productive inquiry, Ontological Humility and Unconditional Responsibility.
  • Expand our ability as a leader and influencer within our organization.
Java Sea
Houston - we have a priority!
Natalie Warnert
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Houston - we have a priority!
Natalie Warnert
Room: Java Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: If everything's a priority nothing's a priority. Is value a black hole or a supernova? Let's use valuation games to start the communication!
Learning Objects:
  • Understanding of work value realization through more than just revenue
  • Planning capacity across teams to realize values important to the company and product
  • Collaboration among dependent teams to share delivered value items
  • Facilitating a successful session with a justifiable program road map outcome
Coral Sea
PMP Rehab - Personal Agility Canvas 2.0
Dave Prior
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PMP Rehab - Personal Agility Canvas 2.0
Dave Prior
Room: Coral Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: No one has more trouble making the switch to Agile than traditional PMs. Inspect and adapt your way to a more Agile version of you.
Learning Objects: Participants will:
  • Deepen their understanding of the complexity involved with moving from PM to Agile
  • Complete a self-assessment of their abilities and challenges with respect to adopting and internalizing Agile
  • Create a plan to build on their own personal adoption of Agile
  • Select an Accountability Partner to help them follow up with their plan for improving their personal Agile adoption
Pacifica 3-5
Retrospective Games
Chris Sims
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Retrospective Games
Chris Sims
Room: Pacifica 3-5
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn how to use games to keep your retrospectives fun, engaging, and productive.
Learning Objects: After completing this learning module, participants will be able to:
  • Facilitate the pair-counting exercise to help people focus and be present
  • Facilitate a Jelly Baby Tree discussion to gather data
  • Facilitate "Like to Like" as described by Derby and Larsen
  • Facilitate a Sudden Survey activity to gather data or generate new ideas
  • Facilitate the Dixit Sprint Retrospective Game
Banda Sea
Facilitation Patterns & Antipatterns
Doc List
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Facilitation Patterns & Antipatterns
Doc List
Room: Banda Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn some key behavior patterns that occur in groups, and how to deal with them.
Learning Objects:
  • Recognize behavior patterns and antipatterns in meetings and facilitation
  • Apply some specific techniques to address antipatterns
  • Learn activities and techniques to use to facilitate meetings
Oceana 3-5
To Affinity and Beyond
Chris Waggoner, Jeff Lopez-Stuit
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To Affinity and Beyond
Chris Waggoner, Jeff Lopez-Stuit
Room: Oceana 3-5
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn speedy affinity facilitation techniques to eliminate waste and boost productivity in creating, prioritizing and estimating a backlog.
Learning Objects: By the end of this workshop the attendee should be able to do the following:
  • Use affinity to compare persona characteristics and generate stories based on similarities and differences.
  • Use theme affinity to facilitate collaboration on requirements gathering using a story gallery.
  • Quickly evaluate story value, prioritization, risk and estimated effort by using Fibonacci Popcorn facilitation.
Pacifica 1-2
Well Begun is Half-way Done: A 'How to' Guide for Conducting an Organizational Assessment Prior to Scaling
Michael Spayd
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Well Begun is Half-way Done: A 'How to' Guide for Conducting an Organizational Assessment Prior to Scaling
Michael Spayd
Room: Pacifica 1-2
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Scaling processes is now doable, but how do you scale leadership? Or culture? Don't scale junk! Come find how to conduct an org assessment.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the benefits of conducting an organization assessment prior to starting an Scrum change initiative. Understand the pros and cons of using different modalities used (e.g., interviews, surveys, large group processes, systemic methods, etc.).
  • Be exposed to a variety of formal assessment methods, from leadership to culture to team health and roles
  • Start using a template to think through your own organizational assessment, resulting in a beginning plan for conducting one.
Timor Sea
Why The World Needs More Prescriptive Agile Coaches
Bob Galen
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Why The World Needs More Prescriptive Agile Coaches
Bob Galen
Room: Timor Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Sometimes agile coaches need to do more than "suggest". Here we explore contexts where your coaching might need to border on - prescription.
Learning Objects:
  • Many of the anti-patterns associated with coaching too lightly; we’ll gather these as a group.
  • Under what circumstances can you prescribe ideas, tactics, and approaches?
  • Bring the Shu-Ha-Ri maturity model into coaching; the assertion is that non-prescriptive coaching is a Ri practice.
  • How to tie coaching to team performance, accountability, and ultimately results.
  • As a group, develop a collection of “stand-and-deliver” coaching scenarios.
Universal CityWalk
Monday Mingle
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Monday Mingle
Room: Universal CityWalk
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Summary: Meet at 17:45 in the Pacifica Foyer to walk over to CityWalk. The walk will be approximately 15 minutes – so wear your comfortable shoes.

Celebrate a successful first day by joining us on the Universal CityWalk for our exclusive block party! Take a walk down the red carpet to see incredible street performers as well as experience the unique food and entertainment of three different venues. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Note: Universal Orlando has some security measures before entering the park. We recommend that you do not bring a large bag into Universal as it will be subject to a security search and may delay your entry into the Monday Mingle.

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Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
Agile Leadership, The Key to Scaling Scrum
Brian Rabon
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Agile Leadership, The Key to Scaling Scrum
Brian Rabon
Room: Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
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Session Type: Keynote
Summary: Are you trying to implement SAFe, LeSS, DAD, or some other scaling method and not getting the traction that you desire? Every Agile scaling method has its value; unfortunately most leave out a key ingredient for your success, Agile Leadership. Agile leaders create Agile cultures by; setting compelling visions and communicating priorities effectively, empowering teams and focusing on their results, influencing individuals and coaching their growth. Agile leaders are; vulnerable and not afraid to express their emotions, focused on growth and always inspecting and adapting, and they are passionate and caring about their team members. It’s leaders like these, true Agile Leaders, that create positive cultures and provide the necessary environment for which an organization can truly live the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto. Come learn how you can use Agile Leadership in order to grow, scale, and thrive as a true Agile organization.
Learning Objectives: Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP is President and Founder of The Braintrust Consulting Group, one of the largest boutique Agile consulting firms in the United States. Brian is the author of Scrum For the Rest Of Us, with thousands of copies now in circulation. Brian is a trusted advisor to the leadership teams of hundreds of organizations; including; Disney, H&R Block, Sungard, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Zappos just to name a few. Brian is the pioneer of the field of Agile Leadership, having introduced the Center For Agile Leadership™ in 2015. Brian would love to connect with leaders worldwide via his blog (http://www.braintrustgroup.com/blog) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bmrabon).
Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
Agile Upward and Outward
Justin Segal, Marty Garza, Michelle Accardi, and Neveka Mattenet
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Agile Upward and Outward
Justin Segal, Marty Garza, Michelle Accardi, and Neveka Mattenet
Room: Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
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Summary: Agile has been a hot and trending methodology in the software industry for quite some time now. In fact, Agile has increasingly been appearing in mainstream publications touting success in non-software project settings. Given its success, Agile is extending well beyond software development and into business functions, and its ability to adapt to other areas has caught on.

In this session you will hear perspectives as to how Agile principles are moving upward through leadership levels and outward across multiple departments encompassing various types of effort, including strategy, planning, and marketing.

Through this session you will gain a better appreciation of how Agile extends beyond the technology realm and an understanding of how leaders in various industries have adopted Agile principles effectively.
 

Justin Segal

Justin is an operations Executive and Entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the founder of Stemmons Enterprise, a universal operations platform that allows companies to operate with pervasive data and unparalleled agility. He often speaks on topics involving enterprise data, analytics, and user experience.

Marty Garza

Marty is a seasoned technology executive for Southwest Airlines. He has a wealth of experience in delivering strategic business capabilities, especially leading enterprise-wide transformational initiatives that incorporated scaling Agile principles across business and technology.

Michelle Accardi

Michelle Accardi is an award-winning marketer and author of Agile Marketing. She currently is COO of Star2Star Communications, one of the fastest growing UCaaS companies in the US. A 20-year technology veteran, Michelle is a world-renowned technical thought leader on next generation marketing and communications strategies, has substantial executive-level and tech industry experience having driven innovative, agile, revenue-producing corporate, digital, product, field and channel marketing programs.

Moderator: Nevenka Mattenet

Nevenka is a seasoned professional in PwC with extensive experience enabling clients in product innovation and development in various industries with a particular specialty in Agile. She focuses on product strategy formulation, large-scale business-driven technology transformations, product development and commercialization process improvement.
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Tesla Test Drive
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Tesla Test Drive
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Summary: Want to test drive a Tesla? Tesla will have a limited number of cars for attendees to test drive during the lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Test drives are first come, first served departing from the hotel’s main lobby. In case the test drive spots are all taken, you can sign up for a Tesla Ride Along.

Reserve your spot now!
Learning Objectives:
Pacifica 3-5
Extreme Scrum Team Hiring: Ensuring your Scrum Team has the Right Stuff
Leon Sabarsky
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Extreme Scrum Team Hiring: Ensuring your Scrum Team has the Right Stuff
Leon Sabarsky
Room: Pacifica 3-5
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Do your Scrum team members have the Right Stuff? Learn the best practices for hiring high performing Scrum team members. No jerks allowed.
Learning Objects: Outcomes and specific takeaways: - Understanding the 6 critical attributes of high performing Scrum team members - How to leverage and perform effective Group Interviews to rapidly assess the attributes of Scrum team candidates - A physical triangle shape takeaway depicting the 6 critical attributes of high performing Scrum team members

How will this make their world of work better? - Attendees of the session will be able to perform effective Scrum team group interviews on their own
Timor Sea
Driving Culture Change and an Organizational Agile Mindset
Randy Hale
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Driving Culture Change and an Organizational Agile Mindset
Randy Hale
Room: Timor Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Realize the full benefits of Scrum by executing practical approaches to shift an organization's culture by adopting an Agile Mindset.
Learning Objects: Participants will be able to:
  • Understand the role the Results Pyramid (from the book 'Change the Culture, Change the Game') plays in support of driving effective culture change
  • Understand the key 'Agile Mindset' beliefs and their legacy counterparts
  • Understand practical approaches for exposing an organization to new experiences that will enable new organizational beliefs
  • Understand how changing beliefs supports sustainable culture change and improved results
Oceana 3-5
Gen Z - Learning to be Agile
Mark French, Krissyn Sumare
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Gen Z - Learning to be Agile
Mark French, Krissyn Sumare
Room: Oceana 3-5
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Inspire students to be champions of their own learning. Create an agile environment connecting and empowering student achievement.
Learning Objects: The conference attendee will learn that students readily adopt agile principles that adults sometimes find difficult or resist. The conference attendee will be inspired by the success of real life application of scrum in school. The conference attendee will learn how the scrum community can transform education. The conference attendee will learn how to plant agile schools throughout the world
Coral Sea
Surviving an Extreme Waterfall; Building Trust and Making Agile Work
Verlisa Taylor, David Bulkin
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Surviving an Extreme Waterfall; Building Trust and Making Agile Work
Verlisa Taylor, David Bulkin
Room: Coral Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Get practical ideas from an interactive walk-through of agile success achieved despite a heavyweight waterfall process and a lack of trust.
Learning Objects:
  • Explore techniques to increase transparency and build trust
  • Recognize trust as the foundation for success in a client contractor relationship
  • Understand the importance of having the PO role filled by a customer
  • Explore techniques to engage the PO daily to quickly make value decisions
  • Learn how to work across organization with competitors in a collaborative manner
Java Sea
Scrum Team CRM: Aviation Crew Resource Management Techniques for Scrum Teams
Thomas Friend
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Scrum Team CRM: Aviation Crew Resource Management Techniques for Scrum Teams
Thomas Friend
Room: Java Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn Aviation Crew Resource Management (CRM) Techniques to address failures of interpersonal communication, leadership, and decision-making.
Learning Objects: 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.
  • 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.
Oceana 1-2
The 7 Deadly Sins of the Retrospective
Suzanne Morrison
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The 7 Deadly Sins of the Retrospective
Suzanne Morrison
Room: Oceana 1-2
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Which of these 7 deadly sins happen in your retrospective? Learn how to spot these problems, solve them or stop them from happening at all!
Learning Objects:
  • Learn how to identify common mistakes made in retrospective reviews
  • Understand the different strategies for dealing with these mistakes
  • Learn how to create a great agenda for your retrospective reviews
  • What does a good retrospective review look like?
Banda Sea
Beyond: Executing Better with Happier People
Brent Barton, John Rudd
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Beyond: Executing Better with Happier People
Brent Barton, John Rudd
Room: Banda Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Explore “A Capitalist's Survival Guide to Agile” and learn why portfolio outcomes at scale don't have the success of isolated Agile
Learning Objects:
  • Aligning Agile pitch to executive’s perspectives without lying.
  • What upfront decisions suppress agile potential?
  • People don’t change much, so how can Agilists align with true business needs?
  • What management behaviors should not change?
  • Simple rules for Agile Portfolio
  • Management Connecting executive strategies to agile teams using
  • “Active” Portfolio Management
  • Reconciling big investments with small commitments
Pacifica 1-2
Validate It Before You Build It! Practical tools for a Product Owner
Brad Swanson
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Validate It Before You Build It! Practical tools for a Product Owner
Brad Swanson
Room: Pacifica 1-2
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Simple, low-cost methods & tools to prototype & validate your features and user experience - before you spend a dime on development.
Learning Objects:
  • Be able to use the Experiment Board to identify prototypes (MVPs) to validate feature ideas
  • Know some tools to build simple yet effective UI prototypes to design a better user experience
  • Understand the importance of low-cost validation before expensive development!
Java Sea
Beyond Scrum: Building High-Performing Organizations – a game for Managers, ScrumMasters and Product Owners
Mark Levison
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Beyond Scrum: Building High-Performing Organizations – a game for Managers, ScrumMasters and Product Owners
Mark Levison
Room: Java Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: The game will explore options for an Organization to understand itself, the current state of the work, and then bring about lasting change.
Learning Objects: Players will learn much about Portfolio Kanban and Portfolio Management. They will also get an introduction to Systems Thinking, and Organizational Improvement. As a result, they will have an introduction as to what it will take to grow their Organization’s performance. The game is backed by a book I have been writing this year – Scrum Alone is Not Enough: https://agilepainrelief.com/notesfromatooluser/2015/01/scrum-alone-is-not-enough.html. Copies of the book will be available
Oceana 3-5
Forging the Team Space - Agile Facilitation on Fire
Johannes Schartau, Greg Myers
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Forging the Team Space - Agile Facilitation on Fire
Johannes Schartau, Greg Myers
Room: Oceana 3-5
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn how Liberating Structures enable teams to turn agile peak experiences into routine habits of deep democracy and passionate innovation.
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 a culture of shared ownership way beyond your Scrum implementation. Join us in surfacing new approaches of how to sustain agile peak experiences and leave with a list of ideas you can implement right away to finally break the cycle of over- and under-control.
Pacifica 3-5
Lifting off: a Scrum Product Owner's Guide to Achieving Escape Velocity
Steve Holyer, Ellen Grove
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Lifting off: a Scrum Product Owner's Guide to Achieving Escape Velocity
Steve Holyer, Ellen Grove
Room: Pacifica 3-5
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn specific ways to boost team momentum. Shared purpose, alignment, and context drive escape velocity and send your products into orbit.
Learning Objects: After this workshop you will be able to:
  • Explain how inspiring Purpose, collaborative Alignment, and dynamic Context are necessary to create a successful shared outcome for a Scrum team
  • Use Liftoff techniques at each planning horizon (big/product, release, and Sprint)
  • Describe how your unique skillsets can contribute to your team's Liftoffs.
Oceana 1-2
Reinventing Organizations
Michael Sahota
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Reinventing Organizations
Michael Sahota
Room: Oceana 1-2
Track: Agile Galaxy [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: 'Reinventing Organizations' provides a culture model to develop organizations to places where Scrum may thrive. Learn to reinvent your Org.
Learning Objects:
  • Participants will understand how levels of organizational development influence fitness of an organization to benefit from Scrum.
  • Participants will have learned example practices of advanced organizations and heard stories of companies where these practices have been successful.
  • Participants will be able to identify steps and influence their organization to create a context where Scrum may flourish.
Banda Sea
Helping Executives Become Agile Leaders: Coaching the Executive Leader
Michael Hamman
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Helping Executives Become Agile Leaders: Coaching the Executive Leader
Michael Hamman
Room: Banda Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn—through presentation and demo—the specific ways executive coaching can help senior leaders become transformational agile leaders.
Learning Objects:
  • You will understand how coaching executive leaders is not like other kinds of coaching you may be doing
  • You will have a couple of feathers in your quiver in terms of working with executives.
  • This session is particularly targeted to the enterprise coach who is looking for ways to more effectively approach executive leaders.
Timor Sea
Pair-Coaching Domino Game
Victor Bonacci, Scott Dunn
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Pair-Coaching Domino Game
Victor Bonacci, Scott Dunn
Room: Timor Sea
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Two heads ARE better than one! Fast track your learning by teaming up. Have fun AND bring positive change to your teams & organization.
Learning Objects: After participating in this workshop, attendees will:
  • Witness how pairing accelerates both learning and teaching
  • See that pair-coaching extends beyond the "coach" title and applies to SMs, POs, team members and others throughout the org
  • Be aware of some models/roles that pairs can play to match the situation to the goals (see Roles handout)
  • Have a specific assessment for SM responsibilities (see handout)
  • Have learned/played 2 short activities (dominoes and map building)
Pacifica 1-2
Want to experience the excitement of making a movie? Join this workshop to make a movie with a workshop to teach Scrum
Manoj Vadakkan, Aaron Vadakkan
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Want to experience the excitement of making a movie? Join this workshop to make a movie with a workshop to teach Scrum
Manoj Vadakkan, Aaron Vadakkan
Room: Pacifica 1-2
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Make a movie with us to experience forming of a highly motivated team and solving a seemingly impossible problem with an amazing outcome
Learning Objects:
  • The magic of highly motivated teams
  • The importance of the potentially shippable product increment from the first sprint.
  • The importance of involvement of the Product owner and engaging the team.
Coral Sea
Take Me to Your Leader - Making Contact through Scaled Retrospectives!
Jason Cusack
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Take Me to Your Leader - Making Contact through Scaled Retrospectives!
Jason Cusack
Room: Coral Sea
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Like aliens, approachable executives can seem like a mythical breed. Do they exist? Can we make contact? YES -through Scaled Retrospectives!
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the basics of Scaled Retrospectives
  • Learn who participates in Scaled Retrospectives - the answer might surprise you!
  • Learn how to engage your Enterprise, and create “wins” across multiple organizational levels
  • Practice techniques for creating visually compelling information radiators
  • Practice framing outcomes as actionable, to focus executives, and get their support for making improvements and promoting sustainable change.
Pacifica 3-5
Are you remotely agile?
Mark Kilby
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Are you remotely agile?
Mark Kilby
Room: Pacifica 3-5
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Can you mix distributed open source culture with scrum principles and practices? Learn how one company is blending the two successfully.
Learning Objects:
  • What are possible pre-conditions for a successful completely distributed agile team?
  • What are emerging principles for completely distributed agile teams?
  • What practices work well for completely distributed agile teams across multiple time zones?
Timor Sea
Diversity in Agile
Angela Johnson
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Diversity in Agile
Angela Johnson
Room: Timor Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: We’ve talked People over Process for 15 years yet fail to value diversity.  Is this a problem?
Learning Objects: •       Explore the possible problem and possible root causes
•       Identify what stereotypical biases look and sound like
•       Practice approaches to overcome biases
Java Sea
How to win a solar challenge race by using Scrum
Jeroen Molenaar
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How to win a solar challenge race by using Scrum
Jeroen Molenaar
Room: Java Sea
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: How do you build a solar car? Okay and how do you win a race with a superlight solar car? We as agile coaches had no clue
Learning Objects:
  • How to apply scrum in engineering?
  • How to create a doing mindset
  • What difference does a tangible product make?
  • How did scrum made the difference? - What were the challenges we solved (fun, overtime, cooperation, planning, making it happen etc)
Oceana 1-2
More with LeSS…
Ram Srinivasan
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More with LeSS…
Ram Srinivasan
Room: Oceana 1-2
Track: Orbiting the Earth [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn how to effectively scale empiricism and self-organization with Large Scale Scrum (Less)
Learning Objects:
  • Learn how to effectively scale Scrum with LeSS
  • Learn about principles, patterns and structures that will help your adoption "stick"
Pacifica 1-2
The Economics of Product Development
Karim Harbott
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The Economics of Product Development
Karim Harbott
Room: Pacifica 1-2
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Making money. Most leaders think in terms of $$$. Learn how to make an economic case for Agile methods through stories, examples and science.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand how to make sound economic decision using Cost of Delay.
  • Identify queues in your product development and assess the impact of those queues.
  • Understand how to manage queues to maximise profits.
  • Understand the factors that impact optimal batch sizes and how to affect them.
  • Apply a simple prioritisation framework to maximise profits.
Oceana 3-5
1500 Horse Power of Scrum Built Car Crushing Mayhem
James Gifford
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1500 Horse Power of Scrum Built Car Crushing Mayhem
James Gifford
Room: Oceana 3-5
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Sunday Sunday Sunday at the Scrum Gathering Orlando monster truck manufacturing and R&D meets Scrum for an effective delivery framework.
Learning Objects: Attendees will walk away from this session with an understanding of how I applied Scrum to Manufacturing process using concepts from eXtreme Manufacturing, Scrum and Kanban They will also have incites to the challenges thatwere met during the transformation.
Banda Sea
Agile Leadership: The Role of Mindset
Steve Denning
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Agile Leadership: The Role of Mindset
Steve Denning
Room: Banda Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: The most surprising finding of the Learning Consortium for the Creative Economy 2015 was that the key driver of Agile leadership is not a technology, a process or a methodology. It’s a different mindset—a different way of looking at, understanding and acting in the world. Without this mindset, no benefits flow. The session will explore what the mindset is, why it is key, how it is acquired and how it can be transmitted.
Learning Objects: Learning objectives: To create understanding of:
  • The relationship of Agile and Scrum practices and methodologies to Agile mindsets.
  • The relationship of Agile goals, values and practices to business success.
  • How Agile goals, values and practices relate to the evolution of leadership and management.
  • How Agile goal of customer value, and how it differs from other organizational goals, such as maximizing shareholder value
Coral Sea
What Really Makes Change Happen?: Confessions of an ex-CIO's Journey to Agility
Stacey Louie
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What Really Makes Change Happen?: Confessions of an ex-CIO's Journey to Agility
Stacey Louie
Room: Coral Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: As an ex-CIO and now Agile Transformation leader, here's how to get change started at your company.
Learning Objects: Learn what drives a CIO's decision making. How does a decision on risk vs. value made as it related to Agile? -- What anti-patterns, good intentioned or not, from the leadership can crush your agile effort? -- What is my responsibility to fuel the flames of change? -- If I am at ground zero, how can I start?
Java Sea
Agile for Social Good: Boy Scouts Using Scrum
Maria Matarelli, Rick Waters
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Agile for Social Good: Boy Scouts Using Scrum
Maria Matarelli, Rick Waters
Room: Java Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: We trained Boy Scouts in Scrum while helping a Veteran Non Profit organization. We want to inspire others to use Scrum to make an impact.
Learning Objects:
  • Hear how we taught High School age Boy Scouts to use Scrum
  • Learn how we applied Scrum while helping a Veteran organization
  • Brainstorm how you can spread the use of Scrum in unique ways
  • Discover 5 easy steps for making social impact with Scrum
Oceana 3-5
Combat Scrum: From Iraq to the Research Triangle Park
Mike Few
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Combat Scrum: From Iraq to the Research Triangle Park
Mike Few
Room: Oceana 3-5
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Case study applying scrum framework in combat operations in Iraq during "The Surge."
Learning Objects:
  • Scrum framework, principles, and values transcend software
  • U.S. Army adopted similar framework to evolve Boyd's OODA Loop for combat operations: Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze (F3EAD)
  • Combat veterans have soft skills needed to fill gaps as ScrumMasters, Product Owners, and Program Managers
Oceana 1-2
How To Design Your Own Retrospective
Aakash Srinivasan, Vivek Angiras
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How To Design Your Own Retrospective
Aakash Srinivasan, Vivek Angiras
Room: Oceana 1-2
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn how to craft your own inspect and adapt moment by mastering the Zorro circles of retrospectives.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the real world impact of retrospectives on individuals and teams.
  • Walk away with a secret sauce for designing a successful retrospective.
  • Walk away with four effective techniques for retrospectives
Pacifica 1-2
Product Owner Decision Games for Fun and Readiness
Jason Tanner
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Product Owner Decision Games for Fun and Readiness
Jason Tanner
Room: Pacifica 1-2
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Decision games put attendees in the role of a Product Owner who is faced with a challenging problem to solve.
Learning Objects:
  • Apply critical thinking to solve problems.
  • Use product owner knowledge, skills and techniques to decide what to do in difficult situations.
  • Describe how decision games can help product owners learn and prepare for real challenges at work.
Pacifica 3-5
Standup Poker: How One Change Revolutionized Our Daily Stand Up and Teams Mindset !!!
Kalpesh Shah
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Standup Poker: How One Change Revolutionized Our Daily Stand Up and Teams Mindset !!!
Kalpesh Shah
Room: Pacifica 3-5
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn how Standup Poker revolutionized our teams daily standups and took our team to next level of Awesome!
Learning Objects:
  • Learn a new technique on how to make their standup more effective by making it a more strategic and planning meet-up rather than status update.
  • Learn how to make their teams more self-organize and take ownership and accountability of Sprint Goals & Commitments.
  • Learn to how to extract hidden impediments that could be holding their team back.
  • Product Owners will learn how to engage and guide the team on daily basis to accomplish the sprint goal to deliver maximum value.
Banda Sea
Shoot for the Moon and reach your goal with the Agile Metrics Canvas (AMC)
Dan Fuller, Chris Waggoner
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Shoot for the Moon and reach your goal with the Agile Metrics Canvas (AMC)
Dan Fuller, Chris Waggoner
Room: Banda Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: Learn how to use the Agile Metrics Canvas to define a set of metrics aligned to the overall vision and goal of your Agile Transformation.
Learning Objects: This session will be of interest to experienced Scrum practitioners who are part of a large scale Agile Transformation. The expected learning outcome is that participants will be empowered with an understanding how to use this toolkit to help them make thoughtful decisions on what set of metrics they should be using to measure the success of their Agile Transformation.
Timor Sea
Scrum Economics: Contracts, Budgets, Capitalization
Pavel Dabrytski
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Scrum Economics: Contracts, Budgets, Capitalization
Pavel Dabrytski
Room: Timor Sea
Track: Agile Galaxy [Advanced]
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 Objects: This session provides overview of multiple approaches to:
  • Agile business cases
  • Agile contracts
  • Agile project budgets
  • Agile project capitalization
Coral Sea
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: Coral Sea
Track: Mission Control [Introduction/Intermediate]
Session Type: Talk
Summary: TBA, TBC: The scariest words in business. Let's discuss and embrace ambiguity. Vague isn't wrong.
Learning Objects:
  • Key themes – Uncertainty in content Uncertainty in Method Uncertainty in people
  • 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 - I a uncertainty and scrum context.
Pacifica 6-7
Attaining Escape Velocity
Stuart Turner
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Attaining Escape Velocity
Stuart Turner
Room: Pacifica 6-7
Track: PechaKucha
Session Type: PechaKucha
Summary: You possess a myriad of skills, your own, unique concoction. They are what make you inimitable. There is
power in your uniqueness; a wholeness, a balance.
When you came into your organization, you may have been hypnotized by its culture or one of its subcultures.
Only a fraction of you was actually welcome and you've become unbalanced and with it,
diminished in your ability to achieve your own goals or those of the organization. That's probably why
you're here at this Scrum Gathering.
Within smaller organizations merely using Scrum can help. In more convoluted cultures, re-discovering
your magic, your genius is significantly more challenging.
Breaking free from historical protocols, processes and structures is like breaking free from the gravity of
your unwanted past. It requires a potent force.
I'll describe one approach where you and your colleagues might attain escape velocity. It's deceptively
simple, respectful and attractive.
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Pacifica 6-7
Myths and Facts of Agile/Scrum
Marcos Garrido
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Myths and Facts of Agile/Scrum
Marcos Garrido
Room: Pacifica 6-7
Track: PechaKucha
Session Type: PechaKucha
Summary: Are you ready for another day full of networking and intense learning? This session will wake you up with a Myths and Facts game so you can prepare yourself for another amazing day. Do you really know all about Agile and Scrum? Let's find out together in a very interactive way!
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Pacifica 6-7
Your Job - Adventure or Safety? The Key to Living a Better Story 
Scott Dunn
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Your Job - Adventure or Safety? The Key to Living a Better Story 
Scott Dunn
Room: Pacifica 6-7
Track: PechaKucha
Session Type: PechaKucha
Summary: If your life were summarized on a movie poster, what would it say? We ask Agile leaders and ScrumMasters to be Servant Leaders, Impediment removers, Coaches, Educators and Evangelists, and Shepherds and guardians of the process (I use acrostic SLICES) as well as organizational change agents. Those are exciting aspects that go beyond our HR titles, but it’s a tall order – how do we make that actionable, part of us? How do we weave these into a story? Our careers are not our stories. Our stories come from who we are and we are bigger than our jobs. If we are only what we do for a living, we are smaller than our potential, yet we can use this radical new role of Agile leader or ScrumMaster as a means of connecting to, and leveraging at work, an opportunity to grow.
Learning Objects:
Interested in Open Space? Click the Open Space Guidelines tab below to find out more information on the Gathering theme and meet our Open Space Facilitator, Ellen Grove!
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Interested in Open Space? Click the Open Space Guidelines tab below to find out more information on the Gathering theme and meet our Open Space Facilitator, Ellen Grove!
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Interested in Open Space? Click the Open Space Guidelines tab below to find out more information on the Gathering theme and meet our Open Space Facilitator, Ellen Grove!
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Interested in Open Space? Click the Open Space Guidelines tab below to find out more information on the Gathering theme and meet our Open Space Facilitator, Ellen Grove!
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Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
Agile Coaches: Agents of Human Evolution
Lyssa Adkins
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Agile Coaches: Agents of Human Evolution
Lyssa Adkins
Room: Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
Track:
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Summary: What if this Agile work we are doing in corporations is just backdrop for what we’re really up to? What if Coaches are really agents of human evolution? Human development experts and social scientists tell us that the human race is evolving now, faster than ever, because our world is changing faster than ever. Agile frameworks themselves are an emergent response to an ever-changing and ever-increasingly complex world, and it’s good “technology” for doing business better given that reality. But, as we also know, to use Agile well requires that everyone change, including us. We must become good at “human technologies” – at helping people deal with ambiguity, hold multiple competing perspectives and operate effectively through their heart and gut rather than just their mind. Excellent Agile Coaches have the skills and leaderfulness needed to do exactly this; in a very real sense becoming agents of human evolution.
Learning Objects: Biography:

I believe that Agile is an emergent response that helps us thrive in our ever-increasingly complex, changeable and interconnected world. I am a passionate contributor to the discipline and profession of Agile Coaching and have trained thousands of agilists in the knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to coach teams and organizations to get full benefits of Agile. In 2010, I authored Coaching Agile Teams which is still a best seller years later. I share my thoughts and experience on AgileCoachingInstitute.com and CoachingAgileTeams.com, an important outlet for #WomeninAgile.
 
Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
Agile Marketing
Maria Matarelli
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Agile Marketing
Maria Matarelli
Room: Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
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Summary: Discover the possibilities of Agile Marketing and the power of applying Agile outside of IT. We’ll explore a case study of Agile applied to Marketing and discuss the benefits of aligning your organization’s use of Agile across departments along with the mindset shift necessary. Instead of focusing on who you can sell to, the focus is shifted to truly connecting with who needs your product or service most while leveraging rapid iterations for maximum output. Discover the value of split testing, inspecting and adapting, and applying an iterative process to your Marketing department. Agile Marketing allows you to adjust your focus and streamline your company processes aligned with Sales and Marketing to attract and service your ideal clients with exponential results.
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Maria Matarelli is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) who travels the world on one-way tickets consulting and training companies on reaching true agility. In addition to applications of Agile in IT, Maria and her team have been applying Agile to the Marketing realm with incredible results. After founding the Agile Marketing Academy, Maria and a team of experienced trainers are dedicated to bringing Agile outside the normal applications. Maria is one of the first Certified Agile Marketing Trainers (CAMT) and is the Founder and President of Formula Ink, an international consulting company. Maria travels to consult organizations and speak at industry conferences with locations including Chicago, New York, Hawaii, Sweden, Istanbul, Vancouver, Morocco, Shanghai and many other locations. Maria is passionate about working with people to inspire agility.
Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
Leading Organizational Change
Tirrell Payton
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Leading Organizational Change
Tirrell Payton
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Summary: Technology transformations hold the promise of time savings, revenue increases, visibility improvements, and other positive business impacts.  While on the surface, the changes in technology and process appear straightforward and common-sensical, the reality is that many implementations fail because they don’t take into account company culture and how to change it.

In this talk, you will learn
  •         The 3 most important factors to take into account when attempting to change culture and behavior.
  •         How to leverage these factors to change culture, increase adoption, and get the most from your technology investments.
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Tirrell Payton is the principal at Payton Consulting where he helps companies create lasting change.  Prior to starting his own firm, he was at McKinsey and Company, where served companies in matters of digital strategy and transformation.  Tirrell graduated from the University of Central Arkansas and is an Executive MBA candidate at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management
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Shoot for the Moon - Agile Scaling Patterns
Dave Sharrock
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Shoot for the Moon - Agile Scaling Patterns
Dave Sharrock
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Summary: Scaling agile is a little like reaching an agile escape velocity, where the elusive goal is reaching space - and more importantly - staying there! We’ll consider three scaling patterns for agile adoptions and how the contribute to launching your business into space. 

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. 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. 

The goal, though, is to achieve escape velocity. Shoot for the Moon! Networked agile teams allow you to change the paradigm. Technology-enabled networked agile teams define a new norm. When networked 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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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 Fortune100 companies to startups, telecommunications to branded consumer goods, government to heavily regulated industries. A sought-after speaker and coach, Dave is an expert on organizational change and lean product delivery and the only Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in Canada. Dave moved to Vancouver in 2010 from Europe, and leads agile42 in North America.
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Taking Your ScrumMaster Skills to the Next Level
Lonnie Weaver-Johnson
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Taking Your ScrumMaster Skills to the Next Level
Lonnie Weaver-Johnson
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Summary: So you’ve been at it a while and it is going OK, but the team is not great yet and you’d like to know how can you help them “get there.” Let’s chat about some tips and tricks for taking your Scrum Master skills to the next level. A strong ScrumMaster is one who leads the team from the background without the team realizing their being lead. A strong ScrumMaster can convince leaders to act through facilitating open and difficult conversations. A strong ScrumMaster’s thought process is not “how come they don’t get it” rather she thinks, “what can I do differently to help them understand.” Perhaps you’d like to be a stronger ScrumMaster or maybe even you’d like to help influence your ScrumMaster in his role, either way – let’s talk about it.
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Lonnie Weaver-Johnson, CST, is an IT professional with 25 years of industry experience.
 
While investigating her own strengths through the book Strength Finders, Lonnie recognized skills she hadn’t been able to name before; Empathy and Developer (of others). This explains why Lonnie loves training and coaching people through their agile adoption and helping them meet their goals.  A passionate fighter for the “voiceless” little guy, she enjoys helping others understand how an agile work culture leads to happier people and better results.
 
Lonnie has educated and motivated hundreds of teams at Fortune 500 organizations and small companies, mentoring them through their journey towards agile. She also enjoys mentoring beginner coaches so her customers can be successful once she leaves.
 
When she isn’t working as a champion for employees she is a champion for shelter dogs, specifically bully breeds, by volunteering in her local animal rescue community. She recommends, Adopt don’t shop.
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