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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
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