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
Spinnaker
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
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SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
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Grande Ballroom
It Takes More Than Passion…
Brian Rivera
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It Takes More Than Passion…
Brian Rivera
Room: Grande Ballroom
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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.

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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
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Know Thy Brain!
Sharon Bowman
Room: Grande Ballroom
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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.
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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
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Making Lives Better
Chris Li
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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.
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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
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Passion vs. Purity: In the Real World
Nigel Baker
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“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
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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
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Passionately Steering Our Company via Open Space Technology
Ronica Roth
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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.

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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
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Big Orange Square
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Spinnaker
SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
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SCRUM4HW Quick Practice Workshop
Big Orange Square
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