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14:00 - 15:30
90-Minute Workshops
10:45 - 11:00
Short Break
10:00 - 10:45
45-Minute Sessions
09:30 - 10:00
AM Break
11:00 - 11:45
45-Minute Sessions
09:00 - 09:30
Co-Chairs Welcome Day 3
11:45 - 13:30
Lunch
13:50 - 14:00
Transition
15:30 - 15:45
PM Break
13:30 - 13:50
Agile 20 (A20) Talks
15:45 - 17:00
Closing Keynote
Riverfront 1
Change Canvas – A Technique to Create a Shared Need for Change
Apeksha Patel
Session Details
Change Canvas – A Technique to Create a Shared Need for Change
Apeksha Patel
Room: Riverfront 1
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Get started with Organizational transformation toward agility, uncover real problems behind the need to adopt Scrum, and work toward solving it.
Learning Objects:
  • Understanding problems before adopting Scrum.
  • Change canvas to create a shared need for change
  • Impact mapping to identify the systemic actors that support transformation
  • Contributor quadrant to categorize contributors and identify appropriate technique of facilitation
  • The 3S approach to determine blockers that need be addressed, data collection, and experiments
  • How to use Scrum as an organizational transformation framework to achieve organization agility
Riverfront 2
Abuser Stories: Thinking Like Bad Guy to Reduce Software Vulnerabilities
Judy Neher
Session Details
Abuser Stories: Thinking Like Bad Guy to Reduce Software Vulnerabilities
Judy Neher
Room: Riverfront 2
Track: Technical Track
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 introduce 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, and threats vs. vulnerability
(15) Estimate and prioritize their abuser stories.
(10) Good abuser story and close
Riverfront 3
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: Riverfront 3
Track: Agile Beyond IT
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary:

From the beginning of manned flight, the patterns of agility have guided both the exploration of aviation and outer 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.
Waterfront 1
The Incentive Trap
Simon Bennett and Mark Summers
Session Details
The Incentive Trap
Simon Bennett and Mark Summers
Room: Waterfront 1
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary:

The way in which you choose to incentivise and reward people can have amazing impacts on their performance. Come experience it for yourself

Learning Objects:
  • How the notion of the team as a single organism is central to success of a Scrum project
  • The way in which "tried and tested" incentive and bonus schemes can unwittingly sub-optimise or de-rail your Scrum team
  • How the type of work influences what appropriate incentives are
  • What incentive schemes can support Scrum
Waterfront 3
Agile Leadership - The Power of Influence
Anu Smalley and Kate Megaw
Session Details
Agile Leadership - The Power of Influence
Anu Smalley and Kate Megaw
Room: Waterfront 3
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: What would your team say about your legacy? Did you lead with a legacy of power or did you influence your team to do their best and grow.
Learning Objects:
  • Review your current leadership style, and identify if you are more on the side of power or influence.
  • Understand the difference between power and influence-based leadership.
  • How do you transition from power-based leadership to influence-based leadership?
  • What are the characteristics of a self-managing, self-organizing team?
  • What are the characteristics of a great Agile leader?
Waterfront 2
The Agile Emergency Room
Katy Saulpaugh
Session Details
The Agile Emergency Room
Katy Saulpaugh
Room: Waterfront 2
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Bring your Agile transformation back to life using change management techniques.
Learning Objects:

Participants will walk away with a clear set of tools they can apply in each of the three categories:

  • Diagnosis: We will practice using an assessment tool to promote balanced adoption and avoid overloading teams with too much change at once.
  • Treatment: We will apply one of the most effective tools to encourage organizational learning: the change network.
  • Preventive Care: We will explore how effective storytelling can help people thrive in times of change.
Waterfront 3
Coaching Up to the C-Suite
Alistair Sloley
Session Details
Coaching Up to the C-Suite
Alistair Sloley
Room: Waterfront 3
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Executives and C-suite are a key part of successful Agile transformation. As an Agile coach, it is imperative to work with the C-suite.
Learning Objects:
  • The value of coaching retrats and how Agile coaching teams can solve hard Agile problems together.
  • How attendance and participation at conferences can lead to distribution of ideas and information.
  • The concept of coaching at the executive level and how it is different.
  • The common executive persona types and associated information, including: traits, tells, tools, games, and resources.
Riverfront 2
Continuous X for Agilists: Tools Do Matter
Brenton Pabst
Session Details
Continuous X for Agilists: Tools Do Matter
Brenton Pabst
Room: Riverfront 2
Track: Technical Track
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Learn how to implement a successful CI/CD practice to ship great products alongside your Agile implementation or transformation.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand what CI/CD means
  • Understand the relationship of CI/CD to people, process, and product
  • Examples of how to implement successful CI/CD practices for proprietary and open-source projects
Riverfront 1
Moving Toward Self-Managing in Titansoft - Experience Sharing
Yves Lin
Session Details
Moving Toward Self-Managing in Titansoft - Experience Sharing
Yves Lin
Room: Riverfront 1
Track: Technical Track
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Hear the owner of Titansoft on his journey to increase flexibility by increasing self-managing.
Learning Objects:
  • How we introduce LeSS
  • How structure impacts culture
  • Ideas to deal with challenges of moving toward self-managing teams
  • Inspirations to deepen facilitation and coaching
  • Why change does not happen overnight and has to happen all the time
Riverfront 3
Security and Continuous Delivery
Sriram Narayanan
Session Details
Security and Continuous Delivery
Sriram Narayanan
Room: Riverfront 3
Track: Technical Track
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Learn how to make compliance, application, and infrastructure security a part of the Agile and continuous delivery journey.
Learning Objects:
  • Increasing collaboration
  • Codifying policies
  • Implementing audit-on-demand and pre-approval
  • Maintaining segregation of objectives duties
Waterfront 1
The Next Wave of Business Agility: Building Networks of High-Performing Teams Using Known, Stable Interfaces (KSIs)
Brian Rivera
Session Details
The Next Wave of Business Agility: Building Networks of High-Performing Teams Using Known, Stable Interfaces (KSIs)
Brian Rivera
Room: Waterfront 1
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Socio-technical systems need a human OS. Look outside the “Agile Streetlight” and discover how HROs use KSIs to build Networks of HPTs.
Learning Objects:
  1. Scrum and Agile methodologies address < 30% of organizational agility problems.
  2. To solve for the more valuable 70%, we should look to high-reliability organizations.
  3. Teaming skills (known, stable interfaces) must be learned, practiced, and reinforced at every level of an organization, regardless of technical aptitude or educational experience.
  4. Organizational agility is achieved through building networks of high-performing teams.
Waterfront 2
The Five Six Mistakes Leaders Make with Agile
Pete Behrens
Session Details
The Five Six Mistakes Leaders Make with Agile
Pete Behrens
Room: Waterfront 2
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

“My teams aren’t delivering. Their velocity is flat. People are not stepping up to take responsibility. Teams are not self-organizing. Heck, they're not even collaborating. Customers are complaining and our stakeholders are not happy.”

Psst. Hey leader, over here. Can I share something with you privately? You just might be the root cause of these issues you are facing. Join us to learn about the six mistakes you are making today impacting your organization’s agile practic

Learning Objects:

Learn what not to do to keep Agile alive.

Riverfront 3
6 Years Teaching Certified Scrum Developer: Re-spec, Re-design, Re-entry
Terry Yin
Session Details
6 Years Teaching Certified Scrum Developer: Re-spec, Re-design, Re-entry
Terry Yin
Room: Riverfront 3
Track: Technical Track
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Experience sharing on teaching the Certified Scrum Developer® classes and an overview of technical agility that's supporting Scrum adoption.
Learning Objects: This talk will give people a general overview of the technical coaching topics in an Agile adoption.
Riverfront 2
Agile Delivery in Government
Steven Koh
Session Details
Agile Delivery in Government
Steven Koh
Room: Riverfront 2
Track: Agile Beyond IT
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Scaling Framework is used to allow multiple Scrum teams to work together seamlessly to deliver features for bigger projects. With limited resources in government, co-sourcing with vendors is also used where Government can augment the team with vendors to build up the engineering capability within the public sector. Lastly, Agile is not possible without continuous Integration Testing (CIT) and automated testing to allow continuous delivery with high product quality and stability to citizens.
Learning Objects: Government Digital Services’ Agile approach allows projects to adapt to changing business requirements with continuous release of new features, incremental with feedback from real users.
Waterfront 1
Agile Project Management with Scrum, Lean, and Kanban
Michael Chik
Session Details
Agile Project Management with Scrum, Lean, and Kanban
Michael Chik
Room: Waterfront 1
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Adding value to Scrum projects as a Project Manager isn't easy. Learn some hands-on techniques on how to add value.
Learning Objects:
  • How to add value to a Scrum project as a Project Manager
  • Techniques that can be applied the very next day after the Gathering
  • How to combine Scrum and Kanban
  • What a pull system is
  • How to use probabilistic forecasting to meet demand
  • How to use the Theory of Constraints to identify bottlenecks
  • How to use mistakes to fuel better retrospectives
Riverfront 1
Applying Lean Startup and Agile Architecture in the Enterprise
Tze Chin Tang and Md Mazharul Anwar
Session Details
Applying Lean Startup and Agile Architecture in the Enterprise
Tze Chin Tang and Md Mazharul Anwar
Room: Riverfront 1
Track: Technical Track
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

Lean startups focus on optimising learning while constantly delivering value. Startups have an inherent constraint - runway and burn rate, while most enterprises do not.

We, at SEEK Asia, apply constraints to our own feature development on JobStreet and JobsDB to maximise learning for product/market fit while delivering quickly and incrementally while creating scalable systems.

This presentation will cover the following:

  • Applying the concept of the MVP within the enterprise.
  • Optimizing learning in the initial product feature discovery.
  • Reducing complexity via separation of the problem and solution domains.
  • Implementing Agile architecture principles and techniques within a large-scale consumer web application - a large .com.
Learning Objects:

Attendees will be exposed to the following concepts:

  • Using constraints to guide architecture and development.
  • Reducing planning and delivery complexity via the separation of problem and solution domains.
  • How we apply the MVP concept at SEEK Asia.
Waterfront 3
Coaching LeSS Huge
Bas Vodde
Session Details
Coaching LeSS Huge
Bas Vodde
Room: Waterfront 3
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

Bas has been involved in Nokia product development for nearly a decade now, coaching a gradual LeSS Huge adoption. He would like to share some of the things they've done and the impact it has had. The topics this will describe is:

  • Description of their journey so far
  • LeSS adoption principles
  • How to do technical coaching
  • In-depth workshops for teams with several coaches
  • Metrics used
  • Management LeSS workshops, combining training and adoption
Learning Objects:
  • LeSS is not the goal
  • Techniques for successful technical coaching
  • What does the "deep and narrow" adoption mean in practice?
  • What does gradual and evolutionary mean in practice?
  • How to do deep and narrow workshops
  • How to do management adoption workshops
Waterfront 2
Think outside the box (Marketing & Design)
Sebastian Sussmann
Session Details
Think outside the box (Marketing & Design)
Sebastian Sussmann
Room: Waterfront 2
Track: Agile Beyond IT
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Make mistakes! Be more efficient! Be successful! Whether you're in marketing, design, software, or Hardware, it doesn't matter! We're not alone;work together!
Learning Objects: Sometimes we need to see us from another perspective. The world and the opportunities are big but we are getting trapped, I want to show how we could overcome the problems in marketing and design. Often we talk only about software development at the Global Scrum Gathering®. How we can learn faster and solve problem differently. Marketing and design have always needed a lot of innovation and a lot of new and amazing ideas. Scrum goes to marketing, and design-thinking goes to IT with Scrum.
Riverfront 2
Agile and the Design Spirit
John Okoro
Session Details
Agile and the Design Spirit
John Okoro
Room: Riverfront 2
Track: Agile Beyond IT
Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: We look at the Design Sprints (DS). Popularised by Google Ventures, DS is a way of connecting design thinking and Agile product development.
Learning Objects:
  • Learn how to increase collaboration with users and customers instead of having requirements thrown over the fence at your Agile team.
  • Learn how Design Sprints can be used to get Scrum / Agile product development teams off to a great start.
  • Learn about how Design Sprints are applied in other areas such as innovation labs, venture capital, and organizations undergoing a digital transformation.
Riverfront 1
The Common Ground of Coffee-making and Agile Development
Stanly Lau
Session Details
The Common Ground of Coffee-making and Agile Development
Stanly Lau
Room: Riverfront 1
Track: Technical Track
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: This talk shares how I see coffee-making and Agile development are closely related to the values they need.
Learning Objects: As a bonus, you'll also learn about speciality coffee and how to make a tasty cup of joe.
Waterfront 1
Personal Agility
Maria Matarelli
Session Details
Personal Agility
Maria Matarelli
Room: Waterfront 1
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Discover how to visualize what’s important and focus on what really matters through the power of personal agility.
Learning Objects: Discover how to visualize what’s important and focus on what really matters through the power of personal agility. Leverage the keys to unlock a truly Agile lifestyle and push past limiting beliefs to achieve goals you may have never thought possible. Uncover the powerful lessons that personal agility can help you in understanding what limits you can push and how to maintain focus and balance throughout your journey.
Waterfront 2
The Monotonous Agility: Identification and Prevention
Jaya Shrivastava
Session Details
The Monotonous Agility: Identification and Prevention
Jaya Shrivastava
Room: Waterfront 2
Track: Business Agility
Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Learn how to avoid monotonous working environment to enable greater collaboration, creativity, and innovations within sprint teams.
Learning Objects:

The proposed presentation shall demonstrate how monotonous way of working impacts human minds and why it's detrimental to team productivity and products.

The session shall also cover multiple ways of human engaging engagement (one of them being themed sprints) and how it translates to improved engagement and product quality.

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