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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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
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