101 AB
Group Hug: Implementing Agile Across Multiple Teams
Richard Cheng
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Group Hug: Implementing Agile Across Multiple Teams
Richard Cheng
Room: 101 AB
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: The patterns for implementing Scrum at the team level are largely know, but what about dealing with Agile and Scrum across multiple teams? The session looks at core concepts in multi-team Scrum.
Learning Objects:
  • Prioritization across multiple teams
  • Product Ownership across multiple teams
  • Dependencies and team alignment
101 CD
Scrum at Scale: The Official Guide for Scaling that Works
Dr. Jeff Sutherland
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Scrum at Scale: The Official Guide for Scaling that Works
Dr. Jeff Sutherland
Room: 101 CD
Track: Champions of Agile
Session Type:
Summary:

By definition, Scrum itself was designed to address complex adaptive problems. Scrum@Scale is the natural extension of well-implemented Scrum, which can run an entire organization. It was created to efficiently coordinate an ecosystem of multiple teams that optimizes the execution of an organization’s overall strategy.

The Scrum@Scale framework is designed to be used across the enterprise as a whole: all departments, products, and services. It can be applied across multiple domains in all types of organizations in industry, government, or academia. This guide was developed from my own experience and with the input of many experienced Scrum practitioners to codify what works when scaling Scrum.

The guide contains the definitions of the components that make up the Scrum@Scale framework, including its scaled roles, scaled events and enterprise artifacts, as well as the rules that tie them together. Its free. The goal is for the reader to successfully implement Scrum@Scale on their own within their own context.

Learning Objects:
  • Successful scaling of Scrum
  • Aligning an entire organization around a common backlog
  • Organic implementation of Scrum throughout the enterprise to hundreds or even thousands of teams
101 E
Scrum by Heart: The Chiara String Quartet Scrum Experience
Jan Beaver
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Scrum by Heart: The Chiara String Quartet Scrum Experience
Jan Beaver
Room: 101 E
Track: Non-Software Scrum
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - EXPERT
Summary: This talk explores the challenges the members of the Chiara String Quartet faced, and how they implemented Scrum to dramatically improve their preparation and performance outcomes.
Learning Objects:
  • Experience Scrum in a non-traditional environment where collaboration and teamwork are critical to success.
  • See how The Chiara String Quartet implemented Scrum to solve the hugely complex problem of memorizing vast quantities of highly complex music for performance and recording.
101 F
Five Development Practices Essential for Scrum Teams
David Bernstein
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Five Development Practices Essential for Scrum Teams
David Bernstein
Room: 101 F
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Learn why design skills, pairing, continuous integration, test driven development, and refactoring are essential to the quality, speed, and sustainability of Scrum software development.
Learning Objects:
  • Automate regression testing with continuous integration
  • Propagate knowledge throughout the team with pair programming
  • Learn five key code qualities that enable extensibility
  • Build cleaner code more rapidly with test-driven development
  • Reduce technical debt by refactoring
101 GH
Increasing User Group Participation
Timothy Oehlberg
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Increasing User Group Participation
Timothy Oehlberg
Room: 101 GH
Track: Community of Agile
Session Type:
Summary:

Starting a user group is a story in itself, but how do we engage both experienced and newly learned individuals? Based on the experience with starting a user group in Detroit, this presentation discusses the meeting approach, activities, and practices needed to reach a sustainable threshold.

Learning Objects:
  • Main organizing principles for a user group
  • Identify member types and their goals
  • Identify the three activity types used to engage members
101 IJ
Going With The Flow: Adapting Scrum Practices to Marketing
Andrea Fryrear
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Going With The Flow: Adapting Scrum Practices to Marketing
Andrea Fryrear
Room: 101 IJ
Track: Non-Software Scrum
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Strict Scrum may cause more problems than it solves on marketing teams, but by creating their own customized hybrid methodologies these non-IT teams can enjoy their share of Agile success.
Learning Objects:
  • Get a first-hand look at the challenges and triumphs of marketing teams who have begun to use Scrum to manage their work
  • View examples of these teams' creation of various Scrumban models to incorporate flow-based practices within a timebox-driven iterative model
200 AB
The Trials and Tribulations of Agile Conversion
Leigh Griffin
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The Trials and Tribulations of Agile Conversion
Leigh Griffin
Room: 200 AB
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: There is a hidden side to Agile conversion, one which can not only halt an Agile adoption, but if not dealt with, that can fracture a team that is not prepared for it. This is our story at Red Hat.
Learning Objects:
  • Staff retention and growth
  • Growing towards an Agile mindset
  • Peopleware and dealing with opposition to organizational change
  • Avoiding the pitfalls that we fell into
  • What worked for us a an Open Source, distributed team
200 CD
Simple Solutions at the Heart of Agile
Sami Lilja
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Simple Solutions at the Heart of Agile
Sami Lilja
Room: 200 CD
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Technology is awesome! But technology and tools may turn into impediments, making our work worse. Find simple solutions, become free, and find the heart of Agile.
Learning Objects:
  • Understanding where excessive use of processes and hi-tech tools originates
  • How to avoid slow and cumbersome "pseudo-Agile" habits
  • The focus is in thinking, but the talk also gives several examples of proper "low-tech" approaches as well as ideas to cope in situations where tools are used
200 E
The Post Project Era: The Future of Agile
David Hawks
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The Post Project Era: The Future of Agile
David Hawks
Room: 200 E
Track: IEEE Software
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: It's time to shift from a project-driven mindset to a value-driven mindset. David Hawks explores how traditional practices slow product development and what needs to change to support this shift.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand three ways projects hold us back from achieving max product success
  • The difference between a value-driven mindset and a project-driven mindset
  • Six practices you can implement to support a value-driven mindset
200 F
How Agile is your Legacy Financial Organization?
Suresh Konduru
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How Agile is your Legacy Financial Organization?
Suresh Konduru
Room: 200 F
Track: Scrum in Government and Regulated Industries
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Legacy financial organizations operate in regulatory environments. The various dysfunctions faced during a real Scrum transformation (and mitigation options) are discussed in workshop style.
Learning Objects:
  • Challenges faced by legacy financial organizations during Agile transformations
  • What are the options to mitigate such challenges?
  • Some case studies on how Fortune 500 organizations have emerged successful
  • A leader's perspective in a legacy organizational transformation
200 GH
Agile Corporate Governance: Evolution of Revolution
Stuart Mitchell
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Agile Corporate Governance: Evolution of Revolution
Stuart Mitchell
Room: 200 GH
Track: Scrum in Government and Regulated Industries
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: As fish can’t see water, we no longer see governance holding us back. Disruptors are now having a seismic impact; for regulated organizations to survive, governance must fully embrace Agile and Scrum.
Learning Objects:
  • Be alerted to the risks posed by traditional governance
  • How to build an Agile Governance structure in any size of regulated industry
  • The importance of transparency and data
  • A hand-drawn infographic will be created live to be photographed as a takeaway
200 IJ
Advanced Advancedness: Why Being Better is Great but Being Great May be Dangerous
Nigel Baker
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Advanced Advancedness: Why Being Better is Great but Being Great May be Dangerous
Nigel Baker
Room: 200 IJ
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes ) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: The move towards ADVANCED Agile has begun! This session is about an investigation into the concept of advanced agility and Scrum, and what on earth that actually means. WARNING: Contains deep thinking!
Learning Objects:
  • To understand that advanced agility is really "back to basics"
  • To understand about "advancing" over "advanced"
  • To grasp that “advanced” does not only mean "more techniques" but deep
  • Advanced = big
  • Advancing principles = smaller process
  • Coaching = growth not merely instruction
  • Wise over clever
Exhibit Hall B
Faster, Cheaper, Better: How to Win in a Global Marketplace
Lisa Hershman
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Faster, Cheaper, Better: How to Win in a Global Marketplace
Lisa Hershman
Room: Exhibit Hall B
Track: Scrum4HW
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Consumers are expecting a new product before the existing model is out the door. Global competitors with low wages and high skills are eroding our base. Investors demand repeat performances quarter after quarter. What to do? Take the best of what manufacturing, assembly, and supply chain has done and combine it with the handbook that those in Technology have perfected. Come hear a bold and revolutionary presentation on how industry can meet the greatest economic challenges in decades.
Learning Objects:
  • The harsh reality of current challenges to fast, efficient, profitable product development
  • Where technology has shown success in overcoming these challenges
  • How industry needs to join the revolution and how to get started
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