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
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
"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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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
Session Details
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.

Session Details
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
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

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.

Learning Objectives:
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