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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.
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