101 AB
Building Agility in the Organization's DNA: Surviving Alone is Not What Matters
Avinash Tripathi and Aakash Srinivasan
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Building Agility in the Organization's DNA: Surviving Alone is Not What Matters
Avinash Tripathi and Aakash Srinivasan
Room: 101 AB
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Agility is not about how fast one can move. Rather, it is often a measure of one's responsiveness for a change with minimal adverse effect. We explore how Agility can be built into an organization's DNA.
Learning Objects:
  • Identify building blocks to a sustainable organizational foundation
  • Explore the INVEST guardrails to foster business agility: 1. (I) Ideation 2. (N) Nature 3. (V) Vision 4. (E) Engagement 5. (S) Synthesis 6. (T) Transition
101 CD
Experiments: The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful
Linda Rising
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Experiments: The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful
Linda Rising
Room: 101 CD
Track: Champions of Agile
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Summary:

I have given several presentations about the use of stories instead of science in our industry, so I thought I should try to be more helpful and give a session on experiments. No, this is not too rigorous! I am not going to talk about statistics! I am going to talk about cheap, easy experiments, what to do, what to be aware of, including our cognitive biases. I share some of my experiences with teams who are really doing it. My goal is to encourage everyone to be a bit more methodical in decision-making and to replace "that won't work" with "how can we test it?" I hope that participants will walk out the door with a plan in hand for one or more experiments to run in their workplace. I also hope to improve the scientific vocabulary a bit and describe some cognitive biases that get in the way of decision-making.

Learning Objects:
  • Clearer understanding of experiments
  • Examples of experiments
  • Encouragement to go out and do experiments
101 E
AgileHR and Scrum
Rickard Jones and Christoforos Nikitas
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AgileHR and Scrum
Rickard Jones and Christoforos Nikitas
Room: 101 E
Track: Non-Software Scrum
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - BEGINNER
Summary: Learn how AgileHR can use Scrum to help people to be empowered. The take-away from this is how AgileHR helps your organization progress and tangibly improve its Business Agility by being Agile.
Learning Objects:
  • How Agile HR departments use Scrum to help teams evolve
  • Why AgileHR are the leaders for Agile culture
  • Enabling diversity and inclusion for talent recruitment of Scrum Teams
  • Personal nurturing through inspect and adapt
  • Relentless learning and development
  • How to move HR to PeopleOps=AgileHR
  • Industry Examples
101 F
The Introvert's Survival Guide to Scrum Teams
Julee Bellomo
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The Introvert's Survival Guide to Scrum Teams
Julee Bellomo
Room: 101 F
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Can an introvert survive in an Agile ecosystem seemingly designed for extroverts? Dispel the myths and help introverts thrive! This session is derived from Susan Cain's work Quiet, as well as HBR research.
Learning Objects:
  • Bust common misconceptions about introverts
  • Discover how introverts can thrive in teams
  • Explore how to create a balance between thinking and action on Scrum Teams
101 GH
Recharge Your Teams — Hold a Hackathon
Beth Beaty
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Recharge Your Teams — Hold a Hackathon
Beth Beaty
Room: 101 GH
Track: Community of Agile
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Summary:

More companies are holding Hackathons to promote product innovation, but they’re also a great way to inspire your teams and help them to “recharge their batteries.” Given the characteristics of the methodology, Scrum Teams within an organization are uniquely positioned to take full advantage of such events. This session will discuss the ins and outs of holding an internal Hackathon based on Frost Bank’s lessons learned from having conducted three Hackathons over the past three years.

Learning Objects:
  • Explain the benefits of conducting a Hackathon.
  • List some of the key considerations in designing and executing such an event
  • Describe how to create powerful moments that can recharge their teams and possibly the entire organization
101 IJ
What We've Learned by Scrumming Sales and Support Teams
Tomasz Wykowski
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What We've Learned by Scrumming Sales and Support Teams
Tomasz Wykowski
Room: 101 IJ
Track: Non-Software Scrum
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - EXPERT
Summary: What will happen if we try to run whole company using Scrum Teams? Join us to learn about results of our experiments with two clients, where we tried using Scrum in Sales and Support departments.
Learning Objects:
  • What to expect when trying Scrum in Support and Sales departments
  • The value of building Scrum teams in Business departments
  • Differences with IT teams
  • How to deal with unpredictable flow of requests
  • What were our mistakes and how to avoid them
200 AB
The Leader's Dancefloor: Leadership for Business Agility
Angel Diaz-Maroto
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The Leader's Dancefloor: Leadership for Business Agility
Angel Diaz-Maroto
Room: 200 AB
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: The leader's dancefloor is a coaching-based leadership development framework to nurture Business Agility, successfully lead Agile implementations, and boost the learning capabilities of organizations.
Learning Objects:
  • Describe true Business Agility
  • Embody the mindshift of leadership development
  • Explain the componets of a learning organization
  • Coach leaders on the leader's dancefloor
  • Identify enemies of learning and friends of learning
200 CD
Jazz and Scrum
Peter Green
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Jazz and Scrum
Peter Green
Room: 200 CD
Track: Non-Software Scrum
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - BEGINNER
Summary: Learn how jazz — with 100 years under its belt — has a lot to teach Scrum practitioners about self-organization, improvising within frameworks, continuous improvement, and cooperative games.
Learning Objects:
  • Listen to a live jazz combo perform, interspersed with discussions of the similarities to Scrum Additional practices
  • Developing self-organizing teams
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Cooperative games
200 E
Agile Coach 2017 Epic Agile Report: Management Consultants, Virtual Reality, and the US Government
Michael de la Maza
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Agile Coach 2017 Epic Agile Report: Management Consultants, Virtual Reality, and the US Government
Michael de la Maza
Room: 200 E
Track: IEEE Software
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: The 2017 Epic Agile Report is a strategic analysis of the Agile industry. In this talk, I will share how management consultants, virtual reality, and the US government are impacting the Agile space.
Learning Objects:
  • Learn what management consultants (Bain, Boston Consulting Group, and McKinsey) are doing in the Agile space
  • Understand how virtual reality will change Agile coaching and training
  • Learn how the US government is approaching Agile and how this will impact the industry
200 F
Three Ways to Restore Government Contracts for Agile Services
Manjit Singh
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Three Ways to Restore Government Contracts for Agile Services
Manjit Singh
Room: 200 F
Track: Scrum in Government and Regulated Industries
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Governments are increasingly buying Agile services, yet use old contracts geared for waterfall development. This talk presents key elements needed in contracts to succeed with Agile services to realize value.
Learning Objects:
  • What parts of traditional contracts are incompatible for Agile services and why
  • How to align contracts with an Agile way of software development
  • Key elements needed in contracts to succeed with Agile services
  • Three pricing models for Agile contracts
200 GH
Leading Teams: How to Create and Nurture a High-Performing Team
Manoj Vadakkan
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Leading Teams: How to Create and Nurture a High-Performing Team
Manoj Vadakkan
Room: 200 GH
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — BEGINNER
Summary: Join this session to learn the characteristics of a real team that performs really well, and what conditions you can create to increase the chances of creating a well-functioning team.
Learning Objects:
  • The characteristics of a real team
  • The conditions an organization and managers can to provide to create and nurture an effective team
  • An activity a ScrumMaster can use to help organizations to create and nurture effective teams
200 IJ
The Five ScrumMasters You'll Meet in Hell
Dave Saboe
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The Five ScrumMasters You'll Meet in Hell
Dave Saboe
Room: 200 IJ
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Meet five types of ScrumMasters that can damage teams and see how these ScrumMasters may not be demons, but misguided angels. Well explore how to turn these lost souls back into valuable team members.
Learning Objects:
  • Discover five ScrumMaster archetypes that can bring down teams and the organization
  • Understand how to look at these individuals through a different lens to find the real cause of their behavior
  • Be able to coach people demonstrating these negative behaviors (or change them in yourself)
Exhibit Hall B
Cisco's Scrum4HW at Scale: Integrating Worldwide Partners into Scrum with Cisco Systems
Jason Parent and Tom Jackson
Session Details
Cisco's Scrum4HW at Scale: Integrating Worldwide Partners into Scrum with Cisco Systems
Jason Parent and Tom Jackson
Room: Exhibit Hall B
Track: Scrum4HW
Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - EXPERT
Summary:

Join us in an open discussion with Cisco's Product Operations Team who will address these problems:

  • Are you having a tough time getting your worldwide partners to understand and buy into Scrum for Hardware?
  • Do you suffer from poor product quality and delays in manufacturing?
  • Do you build hardware outside of North America and struggle with distributed contributors?

Beyond the typical cultural and time zone communication barriers, we will discuss the implications and learning of bringing a major contract manufacturing partner from China into our Scrum teams in North America.

Learning Objects:
  • The higher-level awareness that needs to be accounted for in an Agile transformation at a large global organization
  • How Cisco's product unit accounts for multiple time zones
  • Experiences in contracting with international manufacturing partners fit into the Agile environment
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