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Riverfront 1
A Quick Journey Through the UX Lifecycle
Saisudha Rajagopal
Session Details
A Quick Journey Through the UX Lifecycle
Saisudha Rajagopal
Room: Riverfront 1
Track: Agile Beyond IT
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Bring your Agile transformation back to life using change management techniques.
Learning Objects: In this session, participants will gain a quick insight into what goes into a typical UX Lifecycle, understand the role of a UX Researcher/Designer, realise the benefit of practising UX, and appreciate the iterative approach that leads to useful and usable applications.
Riverfront 2
Changing the Mindset: A Lego-Based Workshop on Using TDD as a Problem-Solving Technique
Deepak Kumar Gupta
Session Details
Changing the Mindset: A Lego-Based Workshop on Using TDD as a Problem-Solving Technique
Deepak Kumar Gupta
Room: Riverfront 2
Track: Technical Track
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary:

Test Driven Development or TDD is one of the most well known and used practice of eXtreme Programming (XP) family.

As its widely known, TDD is all about writing test code before writing production code followed by re-factoring as required.

However, contrary to popular belief, TDD is not just about writing unit test code to find coding bugs, but can also be used as a powerful technique of exploiting the problems for writing better code.

The proposed workshop intends to demonstrate how TDD can also be used as a powerful problem solving technique.

This workshop is all about changing the mindset to consider TDD beyond unit tests.

The proposed workshop shall be done in the form of a "Innovation Games" exercise with LEGO to provides a visual reference to problem solving technique(with and without TDD).

Learning Objects:
  • Understand what is TDD.
  • Use LEGOs to apply TDD as a problem-solving mechanism.
  • Apply scenarios where TDD may not be the best idea to consider.
Riverfront 3
Psychology of Coaching: Understanding Science of Change
Pavel Dabrytski
Session Details
Psychology of Coaching: Understanding Science of Change
Pavel Dabrytski
Room: Riverfront 3
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: This workshop explores the science of coaching through concepts of neuroplasticity, autonomous motivation, and activation states.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand that neuroplasticity is the reason why people take long to learn new behaviors.
  • Learn that the autonomous motivation is the most persistent type of motivation and that an Agile coach must strive for it.
  • Learn about seven activation steps and the ways to stimulate the brain's creativity.
  • Practice multiple reflection techniques during a coaching conversation.
Waterfront 3
Facing Challenging Conversations Smartly
Alison Gitelson
Session Details
Facing Challenging Conversations Smartly
Alison Gitelson
Room: Waterfront 3
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Communicating and resolving tough issues is key for trust, respect, and high performance. Learn a practical tool to do this with ease.
Learning Objects:

Learn the difference between assertiveness and aggression and how to initiate difficult conversations. Participants will be able to use a step-by-step framework to confront a person with respect, express a position fully, hear the other person’s position, and find a resolution.

Be equipped to have successful, challenging conversations. Effective communication improves relationships by decreasing resentment and increasing trust and respect. It also enables greater contribution and collaboration.

 

Waterfront 2
Smart National: Discovering Meaning and Fulfillment in a Smart Nation
Stuart Turner
Session Details
Smart National: Discovering Meaning and Fulfillment in a Smart Nation
Stuart Turner
Room: Waterfront 2
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Create an X-ray of yourself in this self-discovery workshop. Increase your self-awareness, challenge your assumptions, and be surprised.
Learning Objects:
  • Be able to create an X-ray of your own thinking and behavior.
  • Gain greater appreciation of desired outcomes.
  • Acquire awareness and clarification of actual behaviors.
  • Obtain deeper understanding of the hidden values and assumptions that are sustaining those behaviors.
  • Acknowledge that adaptive change has a different time line than technical change.
  • Repeatedly use this technique for continued benefit.
Waterfront 1
To Affinity and Beyond
Jeff Lopez-Stuit
Session Details
To Affinity and Beyond
Jeff Lopez-Stuit
Room: Waterfront 1
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Workshop
Summary: Learn speedy affinity facilitation techniques to eliminate waste and boost productivity in creating, prioritizing, and estimating a backlog.
Learning Objects:

By the end of this workshop the attendee should be able to do the following:

  • Use affinity to compare persona characteristics and generate stories based on similarities and differences.
  • Use theme affinity to facilitate collaboration on requirements gathering, using a story gallery.
  • Quickly evaluate story value, prioritization, risk, and estimated effort by using Fibonacci Popcorn facilitation.
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