14:30 - 15:45
75-Minute Workshop
14:15 - 14:30
Short Break
15:45 - 16:15
PM Break
10:30 - 11:00
AM Break
11:00 - 11:45
45-Minute Sessions
13:00 - 14:15
75-Minute Workshops
09:00 - 10:30
Opening & Keynote
07:30 - 09:00
Breakfast
16:15 - 17:00
45-Minute Sessions
11:45 - 13:00
Lunch
18:00 - 21:00
Monday Mingle
15:00 - 15:30
PM Break
07:30 - 09:00
Breakfast
12:45 - 13:30
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
10:30 - 12:00
Open Space: Opening the Space
09:00 - 09:15
Co-Chairs Welcome Second Day
12:00 - 13:15
Lunch
10:00 - 10:30
AM Break
09:15 - 10:00
Tuesday Mashup: 5 Talks at 9 Minutes Each
13:15 - 14:00
Open Space Session 1
14:00 - 14:15
Short Break
13:45 - 14:30
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
15:00 - 15:45
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
15:30 - 16:15
Open Space Session 3
14:15 - 15:00
Open Space Session 2
16:30 - 17:15
Open Space: Closing the Space
16:15 - 16:30
Short Break
17:30 - 19:30
Happy Hour
15:00 - 17:00
Registation Open
09:00 - 16:00
Visualization Workshop with Stuart Young (Limited Space Available)
17:00 - 19:00
Welcome Reception
13:00 - 14:15
75-Minute Workshops
10:30 - 11:00
AM Break
07:30 - 09:00
Breakfast
09:00 - 09:15
Co-Chairs Welcome Third Day
11:45 - 13:00
Lunch
11:00 - 11:45
45-Minute Sessions
09:15 - 10:30
75-Minute Workshops
14:15 - 14:45
PM Break
14:45 - 15:30
45-Minute Sessions
15:30 - 15:45
Short Break
15:45 - 16:45
Keynotes and Closing
Nautilus 5
Turn Your Leaders into Servants!
Gez Smith
Session Details
Turn Your Leaders into Servants!
Gez Smith
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: How can a servant be a leader? Open your mind, transcend your ego and discover your calling as a servant leader for the good of all.
Learning Objects:

Robert Greenleaf described servant leadership as a vocation, and this session may lead you to find your true calling as a servant leader. If that sounds a bit hippyish, you will also learn:

  • The 10 principles of servant leadership
  • Why you need to protect your servant leaders
  • Why the organizational hierarchy pyramid is upside down
  • Why the best way to improve bad work may be to tell someone you love it
  • The real reason you find some people intensely annoying
Nautilus 1-2
How to Conduct Enterprise Retrospectives
Luke Hohmann
Session Details
How to Conduct Enterprise Retrospectives
Luke Hohmann
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: To truly scale Scrum, you need to scale all of its practices. This workshop shows how to scale retrospectives to the enterprise.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand why traditional retrospectives fail to meet the needs of large teams.
  • Understand why conducting retrospectives too frequently harms teams.
  • Develop tools and processes for scaling retrospectives.
  • How to plan and implement enterprise retrospectives, including selecting the right framework and post-processing the results into high-impact outcomes.
Grande C
Improvisssssing With Agile
Paul Goddard
Session Details
Improvisssssing With Agile
Paul Goddard
Room: Grande C
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Collaboration is a fundamental part of "being Agile.” This session will help your team learn HOW to collaborate, create, and have fun too!
Learning Objects:
  1. Attendees have learned some basic agile principles around collaboration and listening.
  2. Attendees have learned how to run some basic improv games in their own teams.
  3. Attendees have five principles to summarize the ethos of improvisational theatre.
  4. Attendees have realized how collaboration and creativity come hand-in-hand.
  5. Attendees have had some fun and made some new friends.
Harbor Island 2
Learn how to Story Map on Speed and determine Release 1
Fred Mastropasqua
Session Details
Learn how to Story Map on Speed and determine Release 1
Fred Mastropasqua
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Hands-on workshop where we will guide everyone into seeding a backlog by story mapping on the wall. Then determine your first Release.
Learning Objects:
  • Able to Story Map for new Products
  • Able to asses Business Value and Effort to determine a Release 1
  • Understand and demonstrate how to create a Persona User Flow Activity
  • Able to break down an Activity into User Stories
  • Understand how to get a big picture of your project
Spinnaker
Build a Car with Hubert!
Hubert Smits
Session Details
Build a Car with Hubert!
Hubert Smits
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: All of the workshops in the Scrum For Hardware track will be focused on getting you to work with a team of people to help build a car while learning some pointers from experienced practictioners! For this slot, we'll focus on the definition of "done."
Learning Objects:
  • The myth of being able to get to "done" in hard-goods product development
  • Why would "done" be different in hardware?
  • How do we view "shippable"?
Nautilus 4
Creating Courageous Cultures
Sarah Baca
Session Details
Creating Courageous Cultures
Sarah Baca
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Scrum doesn't matter if you don't have the courage to use it. During this workshop, learn how to create courageous workplaces.
Learning Objects:
  • Definition of a courageous culture
  • Parts of a courageous culture
  • How to identify growth opportunities for courage in your company
  • Techniques for creating a courageous culture
Harbor Island 1
The Holy Grail: How to Define Business Value
Roger Brown
Session Details
The Holy Grail: How to Define Business Value
Roger Brown
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary:

Learn a practical method for defining tangible, absolute business value metrics for your team’s work regardless of the business domain.

Learning Objects:
  • I can identify the factors business value delivered by a previous product release.
  • I can identify quantitative and qualitative value factors for ongoing or future work.
  • I can define the elements necessary to use value factors for practical measurement and tracking.
  • I can educate others on how to practically define and measure delivery of business value.
Nautilus 3
With Sociocracy, Hierarchy Becomes Agile
Sheella Mierson and Dan Lefebvre
Session Details
With Sociocracy, Hierarchy Becomes Agile
Sheella Mierson and Dan Lefebvre
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Experience a way to improve communication and decision-making that supports the implementation of Agile values throughout an organization.
Learning Objects:

You will:

  • Increase your understanding of factors that tend to inhibit company-wide adoption of Agile values and get an overview of a new solution.
  • Through experiential exercises, gain insights into a new governance strategy, including a unique decision-making method called consent.
  • Practice processes you can use immediately to tighten up your sprint planning meetings and your retrospectives.
Harbor Island 3
The Power of Play: Transforming Agile Teams
Laura M. Powers
Session Details
The Power of Play: Transforming Agile Teams
Laura M. Powers
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: A team that plays together – performs! Join us to explore eight play personalities with practical applications for transforming Agile teams.
Learning Objects:
  • Explain what play is and isn't.
  • List at least three research-based benefits for the power of play at work.
  • List five different types of business play with examples.
  • Describe the eight different play personalities or play styles.
  • Identify your own top two personal play personalities.
  • Describe how different play personalities can accelerate or hinder a team’s progress through storming, norming, and performing.
  • Identify at least one action to apply what was learned in this workshop.
Nautilus 4
The Throne of Games: For Serious Gamifiers
Cassandra Van Gelder
Session Details
The Throne of Games: For Serious Gamifiers
Cassandra Van Gelder
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary:

In a world where seriousness kills, fun and action rule (and Bob not falling asleep in meetings.)

Join me and claim The Throne of Games!

Learning Objects:

Audience members will be able to:

  • List benefits of using games to generate results
  • Identify games to use for different Agile or Scrum ceremonies
  • Choose ways to fold in games in subtle way
  • Choose games to affect a great change
  • Experiment with a host of new games and ideas to get people to think more openly, creatively, and productively
  • Choose options if a game experiment has an unexpected outcome
Spinnaker
Reimagining Everyday Transactions: A Case Study of a Rapid Agile Transformation
Jason Schreuder
Session Details
Reimagining Everyday Transactions: A Case Study of a Rapid Agile Transformation
Jason Schreuder
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: The typical Agile adoption story is riddled with roadblocks and resistance. Learn how our organization allowed for a rapid Agile transformation and a unique set of challenges in implementing Scrum in hardware.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand how hybrid Scrum teams (hardware, embedded software and firmware, and application software) scale at the program and portfolio level.
  • Recognize lean-Agile principles for product development.
  • Discuss the use of a collaborative organizational model to structure Agile teams.
Harbor Island 2
5 Easy Ways to Get Started with Scrum at Home
Stacey Ackerman and Evan Ackerman
Session Details
5 Easy Ways to Get Started with Scrum at Home
Stacey Ackerman and Evan Ackerman
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Have you used Scrum at work and wondered how you can get started at home? Learn 5 easy ways to calm the storm of household chaos.
Learning Objects:
  1. Discover how Scrum can be used to manage work outside the office.
  2. Learn how Scrum can become a way of life.
  3. Bring the Scrum values to your family and use them to manage your household.
  4. Empower your kids to feel like a valuable contributor of the family.
  5. Learn how your family can work better as a team and share common goals.
  6. Rid yourself of command and control parenting.
Grande C
Synesthesia, High Performing Teams, World Rhythms, and You. Surf’s Up, Dude.
John Ryskowski
Session Details
Synesthesia, High Performing Teams, World Rhythms, and You. Surf’s Up, Dude.
John Ryskowski
Room: Grande C
Track: Life’s a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Drum set performance, lecture, and audience participation that expands sensory recognition of high performing teams to include rhythmic feel.
Learning Objects: A team’s level of sophistication can be difficult to articulate. This talk supplies people with a feel and simple language to describe a team as either oompa, calypso, or others. It’s fun and energetic and the audience must participate throughout. A team whose energy is mindfully invested is able to “breathe” as a single living organism and creates a rhythm that energizes each of its members. Come by and get energized.
Harbor Island 3
Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams
Heidi Helfand
Session Details
Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams
Heidi Helfand
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Let's debunk the myth that you must keep teams the same to be successful. I'll share original case studies from companies that do this.
Learning Objects:
  1. Define reteaming via sharing unique patterns discovered from interviewing various companies
  2. How to reteam: real-world case studies from Spotify, Menlo Innovations, AppFolio, Chef, Hunter Industries, and more
  3. Why to reteam: company growth, learning, for the code & to liberate people
  4. It's inevitable: people come and go from your company. Get good at reteaming!
  5. Practical ways to make reteaming easier in your company
Nautilus 5
How to Reboot Your Agile Team!
Maurizio Mancini and Martin Lapointe
Session Details
How to Reboot Your Agile Team!
Maurizio Mancini and Martin Lapointe
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: In this talk, we will reveal a transformation process that can reboot any struggling Agile/Scrum team in 5 steps.
Learning Objects:
  1. How to take an existing team and have them conduct an assessment of how they are doing.
  2. As an Agile coach, how do you build trust with the team you are intervening in.
  3. Determining and providing the right amount of training so that everyone is on the same page.
  4. How to apply the Creative-Destruction paradigm.
  5. How to reboot the team and introduce fun and cadence.
  6. How to let the team take ownership and succeed.
Nautilus 3
Unit Testing Makes Me Faster: Convincing Your Boss, Your Co-Workers, and Yourself
Jeremy Clark
Session Details
Unit Testing Makes Me Faster: Convincing Your Boss, Your Co-Workers, and Yourself
Jeremy Clark
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: "Unit testing takes too much time." Wrong. Unit testing has made me a faster developer. Come see the benefits of having good tests.
Learning Objects:
  • Time-Saving Benefits of Good Unit Tests
  • Characteristics of Good Tests
  • Resources for Moving Forward
Nautilus 1-2
Use the Force! Why Your Scrum Adoption Will Fail Without It
Michele Sliger
Session Details
Use the Force! Why Your Scrum Adoption Will Fail Without It
Michele Sliger
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Most Scrum rollouts focus on the implementation of the Scrum model through the use of practices and techniques as an attempt to “fake it till you make it” and spur on the growth mindset. Companies and coaches believe you can change the culture and change the mindsets and the benefits of a truly agile organization will then follow. This is all a lie. Humans are emotional creatures, and even the most logical Spock-like among us are still driven by the chemicals and irrational survival-thought processes in our brains. In this talk, I will present several examples of irrational failures, followed by examples of irrational successes where the use of the Force — the art of persuasion — was applied. In the new age where facts no longer matter, fake news fools people, and Stephen Colbert’s “truthiness” is in the dictionary, it’s time to lay down the cumulative flow diagrams and focus on lifting the Agile X-Wing up out of the swamp.
Learning Objects: Learn the real reasons most Scrum adoptions fail, what your odds are, and how to (try to) use the force so a few of you can survive.
Harbor Island 1
Scrum To The Stars, A Reflection of Iterative and Incremental Innovation in Aerospace
Thomas Friend
Session Details
Scrum To The Stars, A Reflection of Iterative and Incremental Innovation in Aerospace
Thomas Friend
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: From the beginning of manned flight, the patterns of agility have guided both the exploration of aviation and space.
Learning Objects:
  1. Reflect on both the successes and failures throughout the course of man’s quest for the heavens.
  2. discover some common patterns that lead to failure in various events in aviation.
  3. Add these lessons learned to our Agile toolbox as we look to replicate success in future endeavors in Agility.
Harbor Island 1
Product Owner: Mapping Dramas and Dreams
Olaf Lewitz and Ken Power
Session Details
Product Owner: Mapping Dramas and Dreams
Olaf Lewitz and Ken Power
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary:

Fulfilling a role in a changing environment is challenging – defining a role in a complex, evolving enterprise equally so. In this session, we will make sense of – the context a product owner lives and thrives in – the responsibilities and activities that will help them, their teams and products thrive, and - methods and tools that help them do a great job delighting their customers.

The format of the session can be reused within your organization, for any role. Non-POs are very welcome!

Learning Objects:
  • Take away a session format for role clarification and development that you can use at home or with your clients.
  • Create role definitions with metaphors suited to your adaptive context.
  • Integrate the people who do the work in the role mapping to increase ownership and engagement.
  • Work with roles and responsibility in a way that integrates the emotional reality of the people involved.
Nautilus 4
Virtuous Metrics - Most metrics are the devil. Be an angel instead.
Adam Weisbart
Session Details
Virtuous Metrics - Most metrics are the devil. Be an angel instead.
Adam Weisbart
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: Life’s a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Most metrics can be gamed or are harmful. Learn how to use Virtuous Metrics help teams self-organize, and organizations become more Agile.
Learning Objects:
  • Learn why most metrics are useless or damaging to an Agile team.
  • Discover what metrics help teams and organizations improve.
  • Find out how to get management interested and involved in helping teams remove impediments.
  • Learn an approach to gaining stakeholder alignment so your organization can move in the right direction.
  • Discuss multi-Factor usage analysis to make sure your organization is building the right thing.
Spinnaker
Build a Car with Ponch!
Brian “Ponch” Rivera
Session Details
Build a Car with Ponch!
Brian “Ponch” Rivera
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: All of the workshops in the Scrum For Hardware Track will be focused on getting you to work with a team of people to help build a car while learning some pointers from experienced practictioners! For this slot, we'll highlight the team-based expectations of Scrum.
Learning Objects:
  • The concept of the "crew"
  • How we rapidly build high-performing teams
  • What cross functional teams look like in Scrum For Hardware
Nautilus 1-2
Agile Team Chartering: Give Your Scrum Teams a Great Start
Diana Larsen and Steve Holyer
Session Details
Agile Team Chartering: Give Your Scrum Teams a Great Start
Diana Larsen and Steve Holyer
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Achieve more with Scrum teams that produce, perform, and begin self-organizing sooner. Take time for chartering at the start.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand self-organizing teams as CAS
  • Identify the three elements of chartering and why teams need them all
  • Consider the nine conversations (or activities) that give teams a great start
  • Reflect on which of these conversations your teams miss most and how it affects their performance
Harbor Island 2
Fostering Self-Organizing Teams
Fadi Stephan and Brian Sjoberg
Session Details
Fostering Self-Organizing Teams
Fadi Stephan and Brian Sjoberg
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Fostering self-organizing teams by finding the right balance between team learning, team empowerment and control.
Learning Objects:
  1. What are self-organizing teams
  2. Attributes of self-organizing teams
  3. Conditions and techniques to make self-organizing teams thrive
Nautilus 5
A Simple Tool for Speaking Honestly and Constructively
Lorraine Aguilar
Session Details
A Simple Tool for Speaking Honestly and Constructively
Lorraine Aguilar
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Apply a simple tool to make it easy and safe for people to speak authentically during retrospectives and team coaching.
Learning Objects:

Identify common factors that discourage people from speaking up in your workplace.

Apply a simple tool consisting of cards and three powerful questions that make it easy and safe for people to speak up during retrospectives, group coaching and other opportunities for performance feedback.

Speak authentically about real challenges and opportunities for improvement in your workplace and offer clear and constructive action-based suggestions.

Harbor Island 3
Where do you want to get to? A Goal-Based Approach to Succeeding with Scrum
Jim York
Session Details
Where do you want to get to? A Goal-Based Approach to Succeeding with Scrum
Jim York
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: If your don't care where you want to get to, any path will do. But if you do care, join us to connect Scrum practice to your desired outcome.
Learning Objects: Participants will be able to:
 
  • Identify and articulate goals for their initial or next wave of Scrum adoption.
  • Select Agile practices to complement their Scrum adoption that are best matched to specific desired outcomes.
Grande C
How to have REAL "Agile" Conversations with Managers and Executives
Bob Hartman
Session Details
How to have REAL "Agile" Conversations with Managers and Executives
Bob Hartman
Room: Grande C
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Does speaking to executives scare you to death? Learn how to have meaningful conversations instead of feeling beaten up (or throwing up!)
Learning Objects:

At the conclusion of the workshop the attendees will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of a manager/executive viewpoint.
  2. Successfully hold difficult conversations with managers and executives in a way to drive change successfully.
  3. Empower others in a way that is safe and engaging.
  4. Get the information they need to be successfully empowered in a safe and engaging way.
Nautilus 3
Our Favorite Agile Board Games
Michael Bode
Session Details
Our Favorite Agile Board Games
Michael Bode
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Explore and experience facilitation and learning techniques using games you're already familiar with, as well as some new games you'll enjoy.
Learning Objects:
  • Map board game mechanics to agile principles.
  • Learn how to gamify abstract concepts.
  • Experience hands-on games/tools you can use with teams right now.
Grande Ballroom
Keynote: The Shu Ha Ri of Scrum @ Scale

Jeff Sutherland

Jeff Sutherland is one of the co-creating founders of Scrum, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, and author of The Scrum Guide. As a former cancer researcher, military fighter pilot, and software executive Jeff carries the designation of having created the first Scrum team and developed the earliest iterations of Agile in the 1980s. Since that time, Jeff has helped to grow Scrum and Agile across a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking and finance, and telecommunications.

Session Details
Keynote: The Shu Ha Ri of Scrum @ Scale

Jeff Sutherland

Jeff Sutherland is one of the co-creating founders of Scrum, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, and author of The Scrum Guide. As a former cancer researcher, military fighter pilot, and software executive Jeff carries the designation of having created the first Scrum team and developed the earliest iterations of Agile in the 1980s. Since that time, Jeff has helped to grow Scrum and Agile across a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking and finance, and telecommunications.

Room: Grande Ballroom
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: The design goal of Scrum is radical improvement in productivity. When Dr. Jeff Sutherland started the first Scrum teams and later scaled to the first Scrum enterprises, he saw increases in production of 400% or more. Those groups were teams in the Ri state. That lesson in how to implement Scrum at scale seems to have been lost with many corporations adopting frameworks that only move them to the Shu state, minimal acceleration, and calling it a victory. Even reaching an intermediate state, the Ha state, teams should quickly double their velocity. Dr. Sutherland will address the original vision of how Scrum scales and share case studies and patterns of scaling success.
Learning Objectives:
Harbor Island 1
Ride the Scrum Wave to Health and Wellness (or How I used Agile Principles to Lose 40 lbs.)
Alexander Brown
Session Details
Ride the Scrum Wave to Health and Wellness (or How I used Agile Principles to Lose 40 lbs.)
Alexander Brown
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

CST & healthcare consultant Alex Brown shares a brutally candid account of his experiment Scrumming his personal life to lose weight.

Learning Objects:
  • Experience an example of the Scrum framework and Agile principles applied in a very different context (healthcare)
  • Better understand the application of Agile thinking in creative ways rather than just rote application of rules.
  • Learn a few tips for using Scrum to change behavior, as a key component of cultural change.
  • Discuss others' experiences with applying Agile thinking in their personal lives.
Nautilus 1-2
An Introduction to Mob Programming
Woody Zuill
Session Details
An Introduction to Mob Programming
Woody Zuill
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: With Mob Programming, the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer.
Learning Objects:
  • How 5+ people can be effective working on just one thing
  • Heuristics for team size
  • Guidelines for successful collaboration
  • Handling competing solutions and ideas to a coding problem
  • Encouraging politeness and kindness of team members
  • Tools for team coding
  • Workspace setup
  • How to "Amplify Learning"
  • "Real-time"" and continuous retrospectives to reflect, tune, adjust
Nautilus 4
Outcomes vs Outputs ~ Using an Outcome-Focused Approach to Increase Team Effectiveness
Ben Rodilitz and Cherie Silas
Session Details
Outcomes vs Outputs ~ Using an Outcome-Focused Approach to Increase Team Effectiveness
Ben Rodilitz and Cherie Silas
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: It's time to "break out of the book" to increase team effectiveness and measure improvement with an outcome-focused approach!
Learning Objects:

As a result of attending this sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the difference between outputs (what we produce) and outcomes (the impact we want)
  2. Identify the desired outcomes and outputs of Scrum/Kanban ceremonies
  3. Develop effective and measurable outcomes with user stories
Harbor Island 2
Business Agility at Scale
David Frazee
Session Details
Business Agility at Scale
David Frazee
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: 3M HIS. 1500 people, scores of teams, hundreds of millions at stake. Lessons and victories from an Agile journey.
Learning Objects:
  • Challenges and strategies introducing business agility in a Fortune 100 company
  • A lightweight, fractal approach to scaling teams
  • How Scrum works in the C-suite
  • How the transparency and speed of Agile allow leadership to drive their strategic vision into actionable backlog
  • The benefits of rapid, short iterations in stimulating innovation
  • Using Scrum to drive both new product development and eliminate technical debt
Spinnaker
Scrum for Life: Accelerating Grid Modernization (and FIRST Robotics Too)
Mark Buckner
Session Details
Scrum for Life: Accelerating Grid Modernization (and FIRST Robotics Too)
Mark Buckner
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: The U.S. Dept. of Energy has embarked on an ambitious mission to modernize the electric grid in order to solve the challenges of seamlessly integrating a rapidly changing landscape of power sources and storage capability that are a mix of conventional and renewable, central and distributed. The goal is to deliver a future grid that will deliver resilient, reliable, flexible, secure, sustainable and affordable electricity to consumers where they want it, when they want it, how they want it. Technology is part of the answer, such as using Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) to phase-synchronize renewables as they come on and off the grid. But “scrum” agile project management methodologies also play an important part in accelerating innovation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where Mark Buckner leads the Power & Energy Systems Group. Buckner, who is also a Certified Scrum Master, will update attendees on the important work being done at ORNL to modernize the U.S. grid, as well as how scrum methodologies are being brought to bear—not only to advance the DOE’s Grid Modernization Initiative, but engaging and equipping the generation of innovators through FIRST Robotics and the team he mentors FRC4265 the Secret City Wildbots.
Learning Objects:
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) ambitious mission to modernize the electric grid
  • How Scrum is accelerating innovation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • The DOE’s Grid Modernization Initiative and creative solutions
  • Equipping a new generation of innovators through FIRST Robotics
Nautilus 3
Ensure Sprint Success with Stories that are Ready
Steven Granese
Session Details
Ensure Sprint Success with Stories that are Ready
Steven Granese
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Develop an effective mindset by cultivating stories before a sprint to clarify the problems that must be solved by the end of the sprint.
Learning Objects:
  • Articulate the difference between having an effectiveness and an efficiency mindset and why effectiveness is the cornerstone of agility.
  • Appreciate why stories that are not ready for a sprint are the root of Scrum evil.
  • Understand the value and purpose of creating story maps to build a shared team consciousness.
  • Participate in my three-step backlog refinement process to learn how to truly cultivate stories.
  • Walk away with their own Definition of Ready.
Grande C
Is Your Agile A Sinking Ship? The Path To Agility Can Be Its Lifesaver
David Hawks
Session Details
Is Your Agile A Sinking Ship? The Path To Agility Can Be Its Lifesaver
David Hawks
Room: Grande C
Track: Life’s a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary:

For Agile adoptions stuck in rough waters, learn how to recognize where you are stuck and solutions to reroute your team to Agile success.

Learning Objects:
  • Assess where on the path to agility your organization is stuck.
  • Identify key reasons why you are stuck.
  • Identify one to three actions you can take to get unstuck.
Harbor Island 3
The Super Agile Satchel
Andy Bacon
Session Details
The Super Agile Satchel
Andy Bacon
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: ScrumMasters! Come learn about awesome facilitation supplies and creating information radiators that focus teams on what’s truly important
Learning Objects:
  • An understanding of what I consider to be essential facilitation tools for Agile teams.
  • A new appreciation for color and size of common facilitation tools (markers, sticky notes, etc.)
  • Practical examples of how to use these common facilitation tools to create visually pleasing and effective information radiators.
  • Slight envy for the Super Agile Satchel...and a desire to visit the nearest Container Store and office supply store.
Nautilus 5
Why are you still paying me? Growing Great ScrumMasters for Sustainable Agile Adoptions
Karim Harbott
Session Details
Why are you still paying me? Growing Great ScrumMasters for Sustainable Agile Adoptions
Karim Harbott
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

A tried-and-tested framework for helping ScrumMasters gain the knowledge and skills they need to foster high-performing teams and organizations.

Learning Objects:
  • State the importance of growing great ScrumMasters in organizations.
  • Explain the role of a coach in terms of helping other people/organizations achieve their goals.
  • Describe the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition and explain how they could be used to grow great ScrumMasters.
  • Use powerful questions to raise awareness and accountability.
  • Apply the GROW model to aid a coaching conversation with ScrumMasters.
WaveHouse
Monday Mingle
Session Details
Monday Mingle
Room: WaveHouse
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Hang Ten with us at the WaveHouse on day one of the Global Scrum Gathering® San Diego 2017! Take a walk down the boardwalk, see surfers show off their tricks, and dance the night away to our Beach Boys tribute band, Woodie and the Longboards. We look forward to seeing you at the Global Scrum Gathering® San Diego 2017!
Learning Objectives:
Spinnaker
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
Session Details
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type:
Summary:
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Grande Ballroom
It Takes More Than Passion…
Brian Rivera
Session Details
It Takes More Than Passion…
Brian Rivera
Room: Grande Ballroom
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

Intended outcome: Using the circular set-up of the room, “Ponch” will build a mental map of key locations in San Diego and how they connect to today’s Scrum and Agile practices. Expect to hear several anecdotes that describe why it takes more than passion to become a member of a high-performing team.

San Diego provides a unique backdrop for this topic as the city is home to the most recognizable high-reliability organization, several iconic high-performing teams, and is the former home to a school recognized for teamwork. Attendees will walk away with a fresh set of evidence-based practices from outside the Agile echo chamber, proven to optimize the team framework known as Scrum.

Learning Objects:

From carrier aviation to political-military affairs, Brian “Ponch” Rivera’s journey to coaching Agile organizations and teams consists of cross-cutting experiences in human factors, sensemaking, OODA loops, and Red Teaming. Before entering the world of Agile, “Ponch” had more than 1,500 documented retrospectives, was an instructor and coach in one of the most volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environments in the world, and learned the power that immersion, empathy, and narrative have on satisfying the needs of a dissimilar population.

Following his immersion as an Agile coach, “Ponch” recognized that the transportable teaming, decision-making, and sensemaking skills found in other socio-technical systems were missing and applicable to the Agile community. Knowing that complex adaptive systems learn from one another, and the Agile community’s desire to uncover better ways, “Ponch” co-founded AGLX Consulting—a thought leadership and training firm.

Grande Ballroom
Know Thy Brain!
Sharon Bowman
Session Details
Know Thy Brain!
Sharon Bowman
Room: Grande Ballroom
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Discover some of the ways the human brain is hard-wired to learn so that you can teach, train, and coach others in ways the human brain learns best. Become aware of your own "blind spots" - assumptions about human learning that may be outdated or incorrect. Begin your own exploration of brain science and human learning so that you can become a more effective trainer, instructor, or coach.
Learning Objects:

Biography:

Sharon Bowman is the president of Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. She has been an educator and corporate trainer for over forty years. She is an expert on brain-based instruction and is the author of seven popular training books, including the best-selling Pfeiffer/Wiley books titled Training from the BACK of the Room and The Ten-Minute Trainer. Her newest book is Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick. Log on to her website at www.Bowperson.com for free book excerpts, articles, videos, and slide presentations about brain science and effective instruction.
 

Grande Ballroom
Making Lives Better
Chris Li
Session Details
Making Lives Better
Chris Li
Room: Grande Ballroom
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: A big part of what drives me is the positive impact that someone can have on another person. When I get out of bed each morning, I think about how I can improve the lives of others. Developing others and seeing them develop into something more really gets me charged up, and is something I talk about regularly in my classes. This drives me in all of my actions and is something I'd really like to share with the conference.
Learning Objects:

Biography:

Chris Li is an energetic and passionate Certified Scrum Trainer® whose recent focus has been on designing and delivering interactive and immersive learning experiences for professionals looking to expand their Agile mindset. Chris has worked for several engaging and collaborative customers in both commercial and federal customers. His close work with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security give him a unique perspective into organizational change and technical delivery. By combining strong technical leadership with an emphasis on professional development, Chris has always focused on the personal and professional growth of his co-workers. Throughout his professional career, Chris has been an entrepreneur and an innovator. He founded the Agile Institute while at Agilex, an organization focused on providing Agile-focused training to employees and customers. He also developed Agile training and implementation strategies for various programs, and most recently founded his own Agile consulting firm, SparkPlug Agility.

Grande Ballroom
Passion vs. Purity: In the Real World
Nigel Baker
Session Details
Passion vs. Purity: In the Real World
Nigel Baker
Room: Grande Ballroom
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

“In the real world” is a phrase that I hate - as if we don’t live in the real world and as if Agile was a childish theory rather than real practice.

So the bullet points would be on:

  • Why dislike passion?
  • Why there is no such thing as an Agile purist.
  • What does pragmatism actually mean.
  • Passion = professionalism
Learning Objects:

Biography:

Nigel Baker has been a CST® and Agile Coach for over a decade, starting with BT and supporting some of the major UK and EU enterprises. Nigel is an ex-chair of the Global Scrum Gathering® in 2011.

Grande Ballroom
Passionately Steering Our Company via Open Space Technology
Ronica Roth
Session Details
Passionately Steering Our Company via Open Space Technology
Ronica Roth
Room: Grande Ballroom
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

What can happen when passionate leaders come together to collaboratively steer the business. Passionate open space sessions as core to how we (Rally, and now our BU Value Stream at CA) steer our whole business. As an agile company (not just agile product development or R&D), we hold quarterly steering meetings in which leaders from across the business come together to see the whole of our business, develop shared understanding of our strategy and current challenges/opportunities, and commit to the company initiatives (above and beyond departmental work) that will help us succeed in that strategy. (When we were Rally, these meetings included the top 20% of leadership in the company. So, when we reached 500 employees, these meetings included 100 participants.)

As a part of these meetings, we use Open Space Technology in the afternoon, so that the group can decide what conversations need to occur in order for us to get to decisions.

I've been both facilitator and participant in these meetings for years. Those open space sessions have been some of the most passionate, exciting collaborations I've ever seen. A few stories will illustrate different flavors of these sessions--short-term problem-solving, debates about our longer-term strategy (I love that people weren't afraid to take a long view), imagining the future and having the customer in the room tell you how wrong you are. The democracy at work--the CTO was never listened to any more or less than the engineering manager or accounting director in the room. Arguments about True North for the year. Passionate debates about how to limit corporate WIP.

Through the stories, I would describe what has made this work--what in our culture, the role of excellent facilitation. And how--having matured these practices--we've been able to bring them to the larger Business Unit we are not part of at CA Technologies.

Learning Objects:

Biography:

Services Practice Lead, Agile Fellow, SAFe® Program Consultant, Certified Scrum Trainer®

"A firebrand of wisdom, tempered by practical application …”—that’s how colleagues describe Ronica, our services practice lead, who has more than 15 years of experience in agile practices. Ronica evangelizes all things collaborative, creative, agile and lean with incomparable energy and passion. Her current mission is to equip CA Agile transformation consultants and agile coaches to build learning organizations that honor the individual, give everyone the chance to do what they do best, and harness the power of teams to amplify great work and produce great stuff (including software). Based in Boulder, Colorado, Ronica speaks and writes regularly on agile topics and on our ability to support agile transformation and agile organizations. She also teaches certified Scrum and SAFe courses. Get to know her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Spinnaker
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
Session Details
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type:
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
Spinnaker
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
Session Details
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type:
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
Seabreeze
Visualization Workshop with Stuart Young
Stuart Young
Session Details
Visualization Workshop with Stuart Young
Stuart Young
Room: Seabreeze
Track:
Session Type: Workshop
Summary:

Scrum Alliance® is pleased to present a separate workshop prior to the Global Scrum Gathering® San Diego 2017.

Visualize your ideas, make it easier for others to relate to what you have in mind, keep stakeholders engaged and make team collaboration more effective.

Cost (meals included)

Learning Objectives:

From start to finish you will be guided through fun, bite-sized exercises that will collectively enable you to successfully captivate an audience through pictures.

Whether you wish to enhance your facilitation skills, make collaborative design thinking a key enabler within your team, or simply gain the confidence you need to draw live in front of an audience, this workshop is for you.

Harbor Island 2
Don't Just Talk About It, Visualize Cross-Functionality!
Jan Beaver
Session Details
Don't Just Talk About It, Visualize Cross-Functionality!
Jan Beaver
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Visualize cross-functionality, identify skill gaps, and demonstrate progress toward becoming a high-performing, versatile Agile team.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the value of cross-functionality on an Agile team.
  • Learn how simple practices and artifacts build cross-functional team behaviors and drive team maturity.
  • Make a deliberate investment in cross-functionality by visualizing the current state and setting goals for the desired outcome of skill and knowledge-sharing across the team.
  • Use a simple visual tool, the Team Skill Spectrograph, to achieve these goals.
Nautilus 3
Growing by Sharing. Transitioning a Group to a Self-Directed Model.
Dana Pylayeva and Mary Pratt
Session Details
Growing by Sharing. Transitioning a Group to a Self-Directed Model.
Dana Pylayeva and Mary Pratt
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Join your peers to ponder on what makes a learning community tick. Explore leadership models and bring back a few to try with your group.
Learning Objects:
  • Identify factors that motivate people to join learning communities.
  • Uncover fun ways to lead the group out of storming phase.
  • Learn about four leadership models and compare them with the one in your current group.
  • Discuss how shared leadership model is more sustainable and promotes community growth.
  • Identify at least one action to bring back to your learning community.
Nautilus 1-2
Guest as Leader
Alistair Cockburn
Session Details
Guest as Leader
Alistair Cockburn
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: You are invited to participate in an experimental workshop on the topic — "Guest as Leader"/"Leadership without Power"/"Momentary Leadership."
Learning Objects:
  • What are different modes of leadership?
  • What does a leader actually do?
  • How can one lead without power?
  • What encourages and what inhibits people from stepping forward and taking momentary leadership?
  • Is there anything one can do to build a culture of guest leadership?
  • What ideas do other people have on this subject?
Nautilus 5
Organizational Catalysts: The Ebb and Flow of a Coach
Melissa Boggs and Simon Orrell
Session Details
Organizational Catalysts: The Ebb and Flow of a Coach
Melissa Boggs and Simon Orrell
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Is the transformation stalled? Play Choose Your Own Adventure to discover your options when your coaching effectiveness has been poisoned.
Learning Objects:

Attendees of this workshop, you can expect to learn:

  • Signs that your effectiveness has decreased
  • Situations where this is common
  • How to recognize your options
  • Reasons for choosing those options
  • Potential outcomes of making those choices
Grande C
Avoiding the Dilbert Syndrome: What Does the Agile Manager Actually Do?
Dave Sharrock
Session Details
Avoiding the Dilbert Syndrome: What Does the Agile Manager Actually Do?
Dave Sharrock
Room: Grande C
Track: Life’s a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Team Member to Mgr: "Now I'm in a self-organized team, what do you do exactly?" Mgr: "Um, good question. Come to the talk and find out."
Learning Objects:
  • Be able to answer the question “What do you do as a manager of an Agile team?"
  • Understand the difference between line management, functional management and program management.
  • Learn how to influence behavior through visible progress and expectations management rather than telling teams what to do.
  • Discover why a focus on flow and value delivery is critical to Agile leadership.
  • Bring Dilbert cartoons into your management style without everyone calling you "the pointy haired boss."
Spinnaker
Build a Car with Matarelli!
Maria Matarelli
Session Details
Build a Car with Matarelli!
Maria Matarelli
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: All of the workshops in the Scrum For Hardware track will be focused on getting you to work with a team of people to help build a car while learning some pointers from experienced practictioners! For this slot, we'll emphasize the Product Owner and Product Backlog.
Learning Objects:
  • Product Owners extending beyond software into other industries
  • Why we still need a Product Owner
  • What does a physical Product Backlog look like?
Harbor Island 3
Develop your Agile Career: Get Yourself Mastered By Scrum
Jeff Lopez-Stuit and Chris Waggoner
Session Details
Develop your Agile Career: Get Yourself Mastered By Scrum
Jeff Lopez-Stuit and Chris Waggoner
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary:

You've jumped onto a huge wave by joining the Global Scrum Gathering®. How can you surf into an amazing future? Master your Agile career with Scrum!

Learning Objects:
  • The values and practices of Scrum are a powerful tools to develop your Agile career.
  • A personal agile vision, big or small, yours or chosen, will frame how to make choices and guide your journey
  • Fundamental Scrum practices all play a role in developing yourself: a valuable backlog, daily personal Scrum, and regular retrospectives and sprint reviews.
  • Establishing transparency within your own agile journey will enable you to iterate the present while developing your emerging future.
Nautilus 4
Stop Using Agile with Waterfall Goals: Goal Agility with OKR (Objectives and Key Results)
Felipe Castro
Session Details
Stop Using Agile with Waterfall Goals: Goal Agility with OKR (Objectives and Key Results)
Felipe Castro
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Stop using waterfall for strategy and goals. Learn how OKR, used by Google and Twitter, allows you to set Agile goals focused on value instead of features.
Learning Objects:
  • Understanding that although we have been using Agile for execution, strategy is still mostly a waterfall process.
  • Understanding the need for an Agile framework for goal setting and strategy execution.
  • Creating OKRs.
  • Using OKRs to create alignment between teams and the stakeholders.
  • Using OKR to complement Agile and Lean.
  • Setting goals based on value (Outcomes) instead of tasks or features (Output).
Harbor Island 1
Your User Stories Are Too Big!
Chris Sims
Session Details
Your User Stories Are Too Big!
Chris Sims
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Learn to split stories no matter how big and complex. Get hands on experience and leave with methods you can use immediately with your teams.
Learning Objects:

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to split large stories into smaller, more specific stories using:

  • Conjunctions and connector words
  • Generic terms
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Timeline analysis
Grande C
Advice Process for Effective Organizational Decision-Making
Michael Sahota
Session Details
Advice Process for Effective Organizational Decision-Making
Michael Sahota
Room: Grande C
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Learn a decision-making process that supports autonomy and learning while achieving effective outcomes for a nimble, flexible organization.
Learning Objects:
  • Use advice process in daily interactions with others.
  • Explain key benefits and challenges of different decision-making processes.
  • See relationship between decision-making process and trust, ownership, and learning.
  • Implement Advice Poker to create agreements about ownership of decisions.
Nautilus 4
Avoiding the Two-Week Waterfall: Common Scrum Pitfalls and How to Tackle Them
Matt Phillips
Session Details
Avoiding the Two-Week Waterfall: Common Scrum Pitfalls and How to Tackle Them
Matt Phillips
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: This session delves into recurrent obstructions within Scrum transformations and provides tools and mindsets to overcome them.
Learning Objects:

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to identify many obstructive Scrum anti-patterns that need to be purged from practice. They will be able to take proven tools and "put them in their toolbox." The end result is a renewed sense of an inspect-and-adapt mindset.

We'll walk away with a repeatable approach to improve Scrum practice and ignite stalled transformations.

Harbor Island 1
Catch - and Surf - the Agile HR Wave
Fabiola Eyholzer
Session Details
Catch - and Surf - the Agile HR Wave
Fabiola Eyholzer
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Agile HR is the key to Enterprise Agility and, hence, a hot topic. Let’s discuss how and why to catch – and surf – the Agile HR wave!
Learning Objects:

Join this session to:

  • Gain valuable insights into the world of Human Resource Management and how it is key to Enterprise Agility.
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of bringing Lean | Agile values, principles, and practices to HR.
  • Learn from stories/examples of Agile HR practices and their impact.
Harbor Island 3
Enable your People, Culture, and Leadership to Promote Enterprise Agility
Mikelle Parnes and Randy Hale
Session Details
Enable your People, Culture, and Leadership to Promote Enterprise Agility
Mikelle Parnes and Randy Hale
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

Enable employees and leaders to fully embrace Agile principles and mindsets by removing these systemic and organizational barriers.

Learning Objects:

Audience members will learn tactical steps they can take to enable successful adoption (or improvement) of enterprise agility, including:

  • How to improve employee’s understanding of the behaviors they should adopt
  • How to motivate employees to adopt Agile behaviors
  • How to transform the role of people managers to enable Agile adoption
  • How to structure the workforce in an Agile organization
  • How to motivate leaders to adopt and promote Agile
Spinnaker
Cisco and the SCRUM4HW Journey
Jason Parent
Session Details
Cisco and the SCRUM4HW Journey
Jason Parent
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: This interactive session will focus on a case study in implementing SCRUM4HW framework within a large organization. Much of our learning is ongoing, and I plan to draw from our shared challenges of implementing Scrum, learn from the SW Agile experience, and understand where the current gaps are in certifications and training in large organizations.
Learning Objects:
  • Parallels in Parenting to Scrum and culture change
  • ScrumMaster as a coach, facilitator, change agent, and more
  • Product ownership role
  • The mindset of a learning and development organization
  • Why does Scrum fail, and why does it succeed?
  • Where are you in your journey? – Shu Ha Ri
  • Building a support network internally and externally
Nautilus 1-2
Implications of Enterprise Agile for Teams
Chet Hendrickson and Ron Jeffries
Session Details
Implications of Enterprise Agile for Teams
Chet Hendrickson and Ron Jeffries
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: How do we keep teams focused on delivering value?
Learning Objects:
  • Enterprise Agile often leads to poor organizational performance and maltreatment of team members.
  • The Increment is the key counter to this conflict.
  • Creating the Increment requires certain key practices.
  • The Increment is central for effective communication within the team and with the enterprise.
Harbor Island 2
ScrumMaster or Armchair Psychologist?
Angela Johnson
Session Details
ScrumMaster or Armchair Psychologist?
Angela Johnson
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Scrum is simple, but it is not easy. Join us to learn pragmatic tips for improving the not-so-easy people part of Scrum.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the people side of the ScrumMaster role.
  • Apply realistic principles from psychology to promote team versatility.
  • Implement practical coaching approaches to enable cooperation across the Scrum Team.
Nautilus 3
Rediscovering the Power of the Five Scrum Values
Peter Green
Session Details
Rediscovering the Power of the Five Scrum Values
Peter Green
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Five little words: how important can they be? Embracing the meaning behind the words helps teams form a thriving culture of collaboration.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the team focused etymology of the scrum value words
  • Learn communication patterns that help teams live the scrum values
  • Apply the scrum values in a more meaningful way with your team and organization.
Nautilus 5
The Power of Personal Agility: Stories and Experience Reports from the Community
Maria Matarelli and Peter Stevens
Session Details
The Power of Personal Agility: Stories and Experience Reports from the Community
Maria Matarelli and Peter Stevens
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Hear how community members have been applying Personal Agility for maximum impact and personal breakthroughs, and discover how you can too.
Learning Objects:
  • Gain insights from hearing how others have applied Personal Agility with incredible success
  • Learn how you can get started and focus on what really matters
  • Discover ways to apply Agile that you may not have thought of before
  • Learn how to use a Priorities Map and see how this has helped many others
Nautilus 4
Product roadmapping that works!
Jason Tanner
Session Details
Product roadmapping that works!
Jason Tanner
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Most product roadmaps suck. We'll find out why then we'll explore two methods to engage key stakeholders to build awesome roadmaps that work!
Learning Objects: Participants will learn and apply techniques to collaborate to create and communicate market-driven, strategic product roadmaps. Includes references and templates to apply the techniques. Describe common roadmap failures. Identify benefits of collaborative roadmapping. Apply a pattern for creating a strategic, market-driven product roadmap Demonstrate how to plan and execute a collaborative session to create a product roadmap Explain how to adapt the roadmap pattern to a specific context.
Harbor Island 2
Uncovering the Path Toward Product Ownership Fluency
Steve Holyer and Diana Larsen
Session Details
Uncovering the Path Toward Product Ownership Fluency
Steve Holyer and Diana Larsen
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: To master Product Ownership, you develop fluent proficiency in many new skill sets. Help us explore the stages of fluent Product Ownership.
Learning Objects:
  • Identify and define the skills and proficiencies Product Owners must master at each stage of their journey to be the PO their team, customer, and product requires.
  • Chart your own development as a Product Owner, identify the next steps in your journey.
  • Share your experience, joys, and frustrations as a Product Owner in dialogue with other Product Owners.
  • Help us make a new contribution to the body of Product Owner knowledge.
Harbor Island 3
Abuser Stories: Thinking Like the Bad Guy to Reduce Software Vulnerabilities
Judy Neher
Session Details
Abuser Stories: Thinking Like the Bad Guy to Reduce Software Vulnerabilities
Judy Neher
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary:

Abuser stories give us a way to view our systems from our enemies perspective. Think "user stories" through the bad guy's lens.

Learning Objects:

(15) Intro
(10) Present functional user stories. Brainstorm the bad guy roles.
(10) Debrief and intro negative business value associated with abuser stories
(10) Craft goals and negative business value statements for their abuser roles
(5) Refutation criteria
(5) Add refutation criteria to their abuser stories
(10) Prioritization & estimation techniques. Threats vs. vulnerability
(15) Estimate and prioritize their abuser stories
(10) Good abuser story and Close

Nautilus 1-2
Systems Thinking & LeSS
Craig Larman
Session Details
Systems Thinking & LeSS
Craig Larman
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: With a focus on why and owning rather than renting ideas, apply Systems Thinking to analyze the impact of organizational design choices.
Learning Objects:
  • Define local and global optimization
  • Evaluate organizational design choices are consistent or not with a global optimization goal
  • Sketch systems models to apply Systems Thinking
Harbor Island 1
The Leader-Follower Spectrum: Empowerment is Not Enough
Alan Dayley
Session Details
The Leader-Follower Spectrum: Empowerment is Not Enough
Alan Dayley
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Empowerment is great. Let's explore the leadership behaviors that engender follower empowerment and beyond to co-leadership.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand how the patterns of leadership behavior engender matching behavior in the people being lead.
  • Recognize the origins of traditional management vs. management expectations in the Agile Manifesto.
  • Practice situational awareness and apply leadership behaviors appropriate to desired reactions.
  • Gain tools of thinking and behavior to improve leadership toward Agile.
Spinnaker
Build a Car with Rebecca!
Rebecca Zhuo
Session Details
Build a Car with Rebecca!
Rebecca Zhuo
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: All of the workshops in the Scrum For Hardware Track will be focused on getting you to work with a team of people to help build a car while learning some pointers from experienced practictioners! For this slot, we'll share a hyperloop experience report.
Learning Objects:
  • An overview of the hyperloop story
  • Why would Scrum help for this challenge from Elon Musk?
  • Pointers on using Scrum in new product development
Nautilus 5
Connecting Practices to Principles
Cherie Silas and Alicia McLain
Session Details
Connecting Practices to Principles
Cherie Silas and Alicia McLain
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary:

Learn to connect practices to Agile values and principles and identify anti-patterns.

Learning Objects:

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how ceremonies and practices tie back to the agile values and principles.
  • Identify anti-patterns and articulate which values or principles they violate.
  • Evaluate practices so they can be adopted or eliminated based upon a team's true needs.
Grande C
What did they *Really* want? Bottom Line Impacts of Customer Collaboration
Bernie Maloney
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What did they *Really* want? Bottom Line Impacts of Customer Collaboration
Bernie Maloney
Room: Grande C
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Ever hear a customer say “That’s what I asked for, but not what I needed”? Come directly experience Collaboration over Contracts
Learning Objects:

Want to deliver what customers truly want? Come experience and see first hand the impact on business outcomes of a focus on Collaboration over Contracts, and

  • Discover behavioral tendencies that might diminish customer collaboration.
  • Demonstrate and quantify the effects on business outcomes of improving collaboration.
  • Discuss the impact of early and continuous delivery on not only satisfying requirements, but also increasing collaboration and communication with customers.
Nautilus 3
Why We Play
Paul Wynia
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Why We Play
Paul Wynia
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Explore the value of incorporating play at work and in training using the techniques of LEGO® Serious Play®, Agile Improv, and more.
Learning Objects:
  • Shortfalls of a typical work environment
  • How play helps engage participants and unlock creativity
  • How to create an environment where it’s safe to play
  • Easy Improv games that “cleanse the pallet” for more valuable meetings
  • Using LEGO® Serious Play® to teach Agile mindset
  • Identifying resistors and how to engage them
Nautilus 3
From Scrum to Kanban: Our Journey
Scott MacIntyre
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From Scrum to Kanban: Our Journey
Scott MacIntyre
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: After a “Scrum Plateau,” we chose to adopt Kanban. Starting with our original process, we’re incrementally pursuing change.
Learning Objects:
  • What Kanban is (and is not!)
  • Steps to implement Kanban at a project or team level
  • What to watch out for
Nautilus 1-2
What Has Contributed to Agile?
Jeff McKenna
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What Has Contributed to Agile?
Jeff McKenna
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Historical exploration of the past, present, and future of Agile/Scrum.
Learning Objects: Understand the long view of Agile/Scrum from a historical perspective.
Nautilus 5
How To Build Team Safety: Your Organization’s Secret Superpower
Harald Koebler and PhilMark Rosete
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How To Build Team Safety: Your Organization’s Secret Superpower
Harald Koebler and PhilMark Rosete
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: We overlook team safety and the benefits that come with it. Explore how to measure safety, why it’s important, and how to improve it.
Learning Objects:

The participants will:

  • Gain understanding of what safety is.
  • Experience how to measure team safety.
  • Create awareness of safety levels within a team.
  • Learn intervention tactics to increase safety levels when they are low.
  • Understand why your team/organization should incorporate it.
Grande C
5 Steps to Disruptive Innovation with Hyper-Performing Teams
Sanjiv Augustine
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5 Steps to Disruptive Innovation with Hyper-Performing Teams
Sanjiv Augustine
Room: Grande C
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

Disruptive innovation is creating new products and services, operating existing ones, and trading out non-performing ones for sustained value.

Learning Objects:
  • Innovation Pipeline Management
  • Agile Budgeting and Incremental Funding
  • Hyper-Performing Standing Teams
  • Product Discovery and Lean Experimentation
  • High-Performance Agile Engineering
Harbor Island 2
"No one does Scrum by the book!": A Visual Technique for Assisting Scrum Adoption
Zach Bonaker
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"No one does Scrum by the book!": A Visual Technique for Assisting Scrum Adoption
Zach Bonaker
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: We often hear, "No one does Scrum by the book!" Must it be that way? Try this visual technique to assess, focus, and enrich your Scrum adoption!
Learning Objects:

Visualize all the things!

Just like developing software, many components and behaviors of the Scrum framework are hard to see!

This session teaches us a simple way to make our growth with Scrum visible, further enriching our conversations about organizational change.

Learn how to use visual management to generate a collaborative assessment, focus attention on critical needs, and create shared understanding!

Spinnaker
Owning the Sky With Agile
Joe Justice and JJ Sutherland
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Owning the Sky With Agile
Joe Justice and JJ Sutherland
Room: Spinnaker
Track: SCRUM4HW
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Learn how to build a jet fighter faster, cheaper, and better with Scrum, and how the JAS 39E Saab Gripen was built from the ground up with Agile.
Learning Objects:
  • Specific techniques Saab uses to scale and synchronize multiple teams
  • How to enable control and still provide degrees of freedom for individual progress to enhance autonomy and self organization
  • How Saab focuses every day on continuous improvement across the organization
  • How Saab manages variability in scope and drives management
Harbor Island 3
What's in your role? Elevating the ScrumMaster role at Capital One
Jim Goode and Marie Dingess
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What's in your role? Elevating the ScrumMaster role at Capital One
Jim Goode and Marie Dingess
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

We will share our journey to grow our ScrumMasters past ceremony facilitation into team coaches who focus on outcomes and team performance.

Learning Objects:

Attendees will learn the complexities of raising expectations for Scrum Masters in a way that:

  • Encourages growth in a positive manner
  • Allows department lines some level of autonomy
  • Strengthens the ScrumMaster community
  • Involves everyone (leadership, managers, ScrumMasters, and engineers)
Nautilus 4
Salesforce Scale - It Ain't Whatcha Do; It's the Way That You Do It!
Tamsen Mitchell
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Salesforce Scale - It Ain't Whatcha Do; It's the Way That You Do It!
Tamsen Mitchell
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: Life’s a Wave: CATCH IT
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

In 2016, Salesforce celebrated 10 years of their scaled Agile approach. Learn from our failures and the culture and methods we have nurtured.

Learning Objects:
  • Steal the recipe for our secret sauce.
  • Learn which frameworks we have tried and how we have modified them.
  • Explain failures and successes of each framework based on our experience.
  • Understand the current models we use in our scaled model.
Harbor Island 1
The Six Trumps to Increase Engagement and Learning
Tricia Broderick
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The Six Trumps to Increase Engagement and Learning
Tricia Broderick
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Are people dreading attending meetings and trainings? Stop the madness. Incorporate brain science based techniques to increase results.
Learning Objects:

The Six Trumps (Sharon Bowman): Difference, Writing, Images, Talking, Movement, Shorter.

Grande Ballroom
Introduction to Flawless Execution℠ (FLEX), an Agile Methodology Alignment Meta-Framework

Joel “Thor” Neeb

As an F-15 pilot, Joel "Thor" Neeb escorted the U.S. President through the sky and flew missions to ensure the safety of the country after the 9/11 attacks. He was the tactical leader of 300 of the most senior combat pilots in the Air Force and he oversaw the execution of a $150M/year flight program. Thor was named the Top Instructor Pilot at Air Force Flight Training Headquarters, and he’s flown thousands of missions teaching pilots from 25 countries around the world. He received his bachelor’s degree at the United States Air Force Academy and is a summa cum laude graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. As Afterburner’s president, Thor leads a team of more than 70 former elite military professionals who apply high-performance team planning and execution skills to some of the largest and most successful businesses globally. He has helped achieve strategic objectives and foster elite teams for Fortune 100 companies within the tech industry, pharmaceuticals, finance, medical devices, retail apparel, and several NFL teams.

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Introduction to Flawless Execution℠ (FLEX), an Agile Methodology Alignment Meta-Framework

Joel “Thor” Neeb

As an F-15 pilot, Joel "Thor" Neeb escorted the U.S. President through the sky and flew missions to ensure the safety of the country after the 9/11 attacks. He was the tactical leader of 300 of the most senior combat pilots in the Air Force and he oversaw the execution of a $150M/year flight program. Thor was named the Top Instructor Pilot at Air Force Flight Training Headquarters, and he’s flown thousands of missions teaching pilots from 25 countries around the world. He received his bachelor’s degree at the United States Air Force Academy and is a summa cum laude graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. As Afterburner’s president, Thor leads a team of more than 70 former elite military professionals who apply high-performance team planning and execution skills to some of the largest and most successful businesses globally. He has helped achieve strategic objectives and foster elite teams for Fortune 100 companies within the tech industry, pharmaceuticals, finance, medical devices, retail apparel, and several NFL teams.

Room: Grande Ballroom
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Learn how Flawless Execution℠ can be used across the enterprise as an Agile alignment meta-framework that aligns centralized planning and decentralized execution for a remarkably workable Agile business solution.

A recent Harvard Business Review survey of more than 400 global CEOs found that executional excellence was the number-one challenge facing corporate leaders, from a list of 80 issues. The top reason for poor execution is poor alignment between business strategy and initiative prioritization. Agile practices and frameworks are not sufficiently addressing the alignment issue in an easily repeatable manner.

Find out how Flawless Execution fills this executional excellence alignment gap:

  • Flawless Execution is an easy-to-learn alignment framework. It can span an enterprise’s existing frameworks and processes to meet threats and opportunities as they emerge without adding more process weight.
  • Flawless Execution is the lightest, most minimally invasive of all the Agile frameworks.
  • Organizational alignment provided through FLEX meets disruption head-on and fosters a culture that thrives in complex, unpredictable, and rapidly changing environments.

FLEX is adaptive, transparent, collaborative, and responsive. Its light, fast, and nimble focus is the essence of agility.

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