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11:55 - 13:15
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10:25 - 10:55
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PechaKucha
Pacifica Ballroom 6/7
Agile Upward and Outward
Justin Segal, Marty Garza, Michelle Accardi, and Neveka Mattenet
Session Details
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.
Learning Objectives:
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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.
Learning Objects:
Pacifica 6-7
Myths and Facts of Agile/Scrum
Marcos Garrido
Session Details
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!
Learning Objects:
Pacifica 6-7
Your Job - Adventure or Safety? The Key to Living a Better Story 
Scott Dunn
Session Details
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:
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