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Waterfront 3
Beyond Brainstorming: Innovation for Everyone
Duncan Campbell
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Beyond Brainstorming: Innovation for Everyone
Duncan Campbell
Room: Waterfront 3
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: A short journey into the world of TRIZ (the Russian acronym for the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) and the tools you can use to increase innovation.
Learning Objects:
  • Recognize the limitations of brainstorming as a tool for idea generation, even when following best practices.
  • Understand the background to the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) and the work that has gone into it.
  • Take away some tools that can be used immediately to help better identify problems.
Riverfront 1
Business Operations: When Agile Goes Beyond IT, Marketing, Business, or Sales
Jeroen Molennar
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Business Operations: When Agile Goes Beyond IT, Marketing, Business, or Sales
Jeroen Molennar
Room: Riverfront 1
Track: Agile Beyond IT
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Scrum is so '90s; marketing Scrum is so 2010s. Business operations are where we implement the new Agile. What is it, and why does it matter?
Learning Objects:
  • What is a business operation and a call center in a bank?
  • How was the department set up, and why was this so slow and a bottleneck for the rest of the organization?
  • What should we consider different in this environment when designing a way of working?
  • What is the new way of working?
  • How do we manage to change the impediments and the leadership?
Riverfront 3
Experience Mapping: Capturing the Voice of Customer to Build the Right Products!
Venkataramaiah Satisha
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Experience Mapping: Capturing the Voice of Customer to Build the Right Products!
Venkataramaiah Satisha
Room: Riverfront 3
Track: Technical Track
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: A user story is not a template but a conversation with users. User experience mapping helps you make that conversation effective.
Learning Objects: In this talk we will:
  • Discuss what user research is.
  • Understand different ways to conduct user research.
  • Discuss the different parts of an experience map, including a sample work flow, and conduct an interview with participants using experience mapping.
  • Discuss how to use the information from an experience map.
  • Discuss how the information from an experience map can help in using prioritization techniques such as Kano, MoSCoW, Need Gap, etc.
Riverfront 2
Experiential Education for Agile Software Engineering
Swarnalatha Ashok
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Experiential Education for Agile Software Engineering
Swarnalatha Ashok
Room: Riverfront 2
Track: Technical Track
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: This talk highlights how Agile software engineering education is imparted to students in order to graduate industry-ready professionals. We at NUS-ISS have adopted an experiential learning approach to introduce Agile concepts to students pursuing their postgraduate education in software engineering. The objective of this approach is to promote stickiness and internalization of the concepts.
Learning Objects: The participants of this session will appreciate the value of introducing Agile in mainstream education, appreciate the benefits of the experiential learning approach, and get insight into how Agile has been woven into mainstream education to allow software professionals to be industry ready.
Waterfront 1
Beyond the Challenges: Patterns for Empowering Organizational Effectiveness
Maria Matarelli
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Beyond the Challenges: Patterns for Empowering Organizational Effectiveness
Maria Matarelli
Room: Waterfront 1
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Hear common challenges organizations face around the world, and learn powerful yet simple patterns to move beyond these challenges.
Learning Objects:
  • Hear the common challenges that organizations face, collected from multiple countries and industries.
  • Identify the common themes that continually emerge.
  • Discover how to approach similar challenges in your environment.
  • Learn patterns that have developed over years of enterprise coaching that can help your organization.
Waterfront 2
Making Scrum More Powerful with Some Kanban 
Kiril Klimov
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Making Scrum More Powerful with Some Kanban 
Kiril Klimov
Room: Waterfront 2
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Actionable, pragmatic practices over frameworks — or frameworks over practices? We will explore this question.
Learning Objects: Each participant will decide on usable ideas within a given context, and whether that means  practices over frameworks or frameworks over practices.
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