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Oceana 1-2
Conscious Leadership through Impecable Conversations
Gustavo Quiroz
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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.
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