08:00 - 09:00
Breakfast & Exhibits
08:00 - 17:00
Registration / Hospitality
09:00 - 09:15
Gather Together
09:15 - 09:30
Short Break
09:30 - 09:50
20-Minute Sessions
09:55 - 10:15
20-Minute Sessions
10:00 - 10:15
Short AM Break
10:15 - 11:45
Open Space - Open Circle & Marketplace
11:45 - 12:45
Lunch
12:45 - 13:30
Open Space - Session One
13:30 - 13:45
Short Break
13:45 - 14:30
Open Space - Session Two
14:30 - 15:00
PM Break
15:00 - 15:45
Open Space - Session Three
15:45 - 16:00
Short PM Break
16:00 - 17:00
Open Space - Closing the Space
17:00 - 19:00
Happy Hour
Main Auditorium
Day 2 Opening
Session Details
Day 2 Opening
Room: Main Auditorium
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
101 AB
Making Winning Products: A Needle in a Haystack
Punita Dave
Session Details
Making Winning Products: A Needle in a Haystack
Punita Dave
Room: 101 AB
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: A20 (20 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Cloud has removed the infrastructure barrier to market entry, making the product space become ever so competitive. Delivering winning products in an easy-entry market has its own challenges. Learn to overcome them!
Learning Objects:
  • Learn the changing trends in easy-market entry environment
  • How challenges in the Product Owner’s role have emerged
  • Learn what a Product Owner can do with market analysis, customer expectation management, and value determination to overcome these challenges
101 CD
Home Education with Scrum
Abid Quereshi
Session Details
Home Education with Scrum
Abid Quereshi
Room: 101 CD
Track: Non-Software Scrum
Session Type: A20 (20 Minutes) — BEGINNER
Summary: Learn about how one 9-year-old girl took responsibility for her education using Scrum.
Learning Objects:
  • Describe the relationship between the popular modern school system and education in the 18th century Prussian state
  • Evaluate Scrum for home education
101 E
Making the Mindset Change
Lonnie Weaver-Johnson
Session Details
Making the Mindset Change
Lonnie Weaver-Johnson
Room: 101 E
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type:
Summary:

Why is it that more companies fail at Scrum than succeed? Becoming an organization that practices Scrum well is hard. Often this is due to leaders who don’t really know what they’re signing on for, so the culture shift never really happens. When industrial workers moved to knowledge workers, “the management vs. the people” mentality carried over from the industrial age. In order to be successful, this needs to change.

Learning Objects:

Learning Objectives:

  • Tips to be ready for the culture shift where everyone’s voice matters
  • Preparing leaders for the change
  • Understand artifacts, case studies, and people who can be used as resources
101 GH
Anarchy
David Gentry
Session Details
Anarchy
David Gentry
Room: 101 GH
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: A20 (20 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: When you hear the word anarchy, what do you think about? Do you think about chaos or malcontents? Agile has a history of anarchists. Come find out more and see how anarchy can be an addition to your toolbox.
Learning Objects:
  • Define anarchy and identify notable anarchists
  • Explain “scientific management” and the contrast between that and knowledge work
  • Relate anarchy to the Agile Manifesto 
101 IJ
Three Aspirations of Agility: Efficiency, Resilience, and Thrivability
Stuart Turner
Session Details
Three Aspirations of Agility: Efficiency, Resilience, and Thrivability
Stuart Turner
Room: 101 IJ
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: A20 (20 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Agility is a means to an end, not an end in itself. We’ll consider three different ends to which we might aspire and explore some of the unintended consequences and serendipitous opportunities of each.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand why agility depends on connectivity within and without the organization
  • Learn how individual growth depends largely on self-awareness
  • Understand why group transformation depends largely on cohesive goals
  • Learn how organizational transformation depends largely on authority redistribution
  • Understand why the transformation is everybody’s job
Auditorium 1
Can Your Manager Be Your ScrumMaster? The Debate
Ronica Roth and Brad Swanson
Session Details
Can Your Manager Be Your ScrumMaster? The Debate
Ronica Roth and Brad Swanson
Room: Auditorium 1
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: Dueling A20 (40 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Good ScrumMasters educate, coach, and remove impediments just like good managers. But will a manager as ScrumMaster squash the team and kill cultural revolution? Brad Swanson and Ronica Roth debate the issue.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the potential pitfalls of managers as ScrumMasters
  • Know the personal characteristics a manager needs in order to thrive as a ScrumMaster
  • Know what organizational context allows managers to be effective as ScrumMasters
Auditorium 2
Today's Leader: Self-Actualized or Simply Focused and Humble?
Nico Wankerl and Bob Galen
Session Details
Today's Leader: Self-Actualized or Simply Focused and Humble?
Nico Wankerl and Bob Galen
Room: Auditorium 2
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: Dueling A20 (40 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary:

In this panel-like session Nico Wankerl and Bob Galen will explore the nuance of today’s leaders from two very different perspectives. Here’s Nico’s view:

  1. Nico: There is an elite echelon amid our modern society, and only a minute fraction of people fit the framework well enough to be counted among its ranks. Perhaps the greatest among these and the one that I most aspire to emulate is Elon Musk. I will share my perspective on leadership using Musk to model the qualities of leadership that I most admire.
  2. Bob: What is leadership in modern society and business? And what makes a leader great? Some people, like my presentation partner, want to look at elite leaders. I don’t have a single leader example. Instead, I’ll present a persona for great leadership that can be achieved by everyday people. That is, if they have the humility and service for it.
Learning Objects: To share different perspectives on leadership.
Auditorium 3
Product Ownership: Staff or Contractor
Christopher Stemen
Session Details
Product Ownership: Staff or Contractor
Christopher Stemen
Room: Auditorium 3
Track: Scrum in Government and Regulated Industries
Session Type:
Summary: The role of Product Owner is unquestionably essential and often the difference between a successful product versus one that fails miserably. Despite the importance of the role there still is great difficulty finding the right person. In many environments, especially in the government and regulated world, the role is filled with contractors versus employees of the product organization. Is this OK? Join us to debate whether the role of Product Owner can be filled by either a staff employee or a contractor.
Learning Objects:
101 AB
Master or Servant: A Guide for new ScrumMasters
Steven Spearman
Session Details
Master or Servant: A Guide for new ScrumMasters
Steven Spearman
Room: 101 AB
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: A20 (20 Minutes) — BEGINNER
Summary: Servant leadership — what does that really mean for a new ScrumMaster? In this practical session, you’ll learn a few key techniques to get you started on the journey to a new kind of leadership.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the definition of servant leadership
  • Understand the reasons that ScrumMasters use influence and not authority
  • Learn specific techniques to consider: fostering healthy conflict, the use of powerful questions,  and inspiring story-telling
  • Understand becoming a ScrumMaster as a journey
101 CD
Agile Marketing and Business Agility
Maria Matarelli
Session Details
Agile Marketing and Business Agility
Maria Matarelli
Room: 101 CD
Track: Non-Software Scrum
Session Type: A20 (20 Minutes) — BEGINNER
Summary: Discover the importance of an organization’s ability to respond rapidly to changes in the market and environment without losing momentum.
Learning Objects:
  • Learn about the possibilities of what can be achieved when embracing agility throughout the organization
  • Discover how alignment with marketing and product development can enhance an organization’s effectiveness
  • Uncover the benefit of creating an environment for success
101 E
From An Agile Child to a Young Professional
Bria Johnson
Session Details
From An Agile Child to a Young Professional
Bria Johnson
Room: 101 E
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type:
Summary:

Growing up in a home that practiced Scrum was an interesting experience. I worked off the Johnson Family Backlog to build our house, plan my graduation party, and accomplish general chores. As a kid, it sometimes felt that the chore chart was simply rebranded, so it was when I went off to college and actually chose to use Agile when I really saw the benefit. Now, as a young professional, I see how culture plays a big part in Agile — and it’s not as easy as one might think.

Learning Objects:

Learning Objectives:

  • Agile can be practiced outside of software
  • How Agile can be practiced as a family
  • How performing Agile at work isn't easy
101 GH
EVDnC: Extreme Value-Driven Coaching
Marcos Garrido
Session Details
EVDnC: Extreme Value-Driven Coaching
Marcos Garrido
Room: 101 GH
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: A20 (20 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: EVDnC is an Agile training and coaching framework, based on fast-paced Scrum, to speed up learning and increase productivity on real Scrum Teams. EVDnC was successfully used with more than 100 teams.
Learning Objects:
  • Learn how a simple framework can boost learning and Scrum adoption
  • Learn how you can run daily sprints in a controlled environment to solve bottlenecks and other problems preventing your Scrum Team from achieving a high-performing state 
101 IJ
Testing as we know it is dead. What next for the testers?
Amit Kulkarni
Session Details
Testing as we know it is dead. What next for the testers?
Amit Kulkarni
Room: 101 IJ
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: A20 (20 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: This session will talk about the future of testing in the Agile context, especially for the services IT industry, where millions are employed doing manual testing
Learning Objects:
  • Learn options for manual testers to re-skill
  • Understand the need for independent testing in the current Agile context
  • Understand the role for functional specialists
  • Understand what manual testers need to do in the Agile context
Auditorium 1
Can Your Manager Be Your ScrumMaster? The Debate (Continued)
Ronica Roth and Brad Swanson
Session Details
Can Your Manager Be Your ScrumMaster? The Debate (Continued)
Ronica Roth and Brad Swanson
Room: Auditorium 1
Track: The Scrum Team
Session Type: Dueling A20 (40 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Good ScrumMasters educate, coach, and remove impediments just like good managers. But will a manager as ScrumMaster squash the team and kill cultural revolution? Brad Swanson and Ronica Roth debate the issue.
Learning Objects:
  • Understand the potential pitfalls of managers as ScrumMasters
  • Know the personal characteristics a manager needs in order to thrive as a ScrumMaster
  • Know what organizational context allows managers to be effective as ScrumMasters
Auditorium 2
Today's Leader: Self-Actualized or Simply Focused and Humble? (Continued)
Nico Wankerl and Bob Galen
Session Details
Today's Leader: Self-Actualized or Simply Focused and Humble? (Continued)
Nico Wankerl and Bob Galen
Room: Auditorium 2
Track: Organizational Transformation
Session Type: Dueling A20 (40 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary:

In this panel-like session Nico Wankerl and Bob Galen will explore the nuance of today’s leaders from two very different perspectives. Here’s Nico’s view:

  1. Nico: There is an elite echelon amid our modern society, and only a minute fraction of people fit the framework well enough to be counted among its ranks. Perhaps the greatest among these and the one that I most aspire to emulate is Elon Musk. I will share my perspective on leadership using Musk to model the qualities of leadership that I most admire.
  2. Bob: What is leadership in modern society and business? And what makes a leader great? Some people, like my presentation partner, want to look at elite leaders. I don’t have a single leader example. Instead, I’ll present a persona for great leadership that can be achieved by everyday people. That is, if they have the humility and service for it.
Learning Objects: To share different perspectives on leadership.
Ballroom AB
Open Space - Open Circle & Marketplace
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Session Details
Open Space - Open Circle & Marketplace
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Room: Ballroom AB
Track: Open Space
Session Type:
Summary:

Open Space – Tuesday All Day

Open Space is where attendees get to decide everything! We start Open Space by co-creating the sessions for the day. Anyone (including you) may propose a session on a topic of choice. This could be something you’re expert at, curious about, or something totally uncharted. The group will then self-organize to create a session schedule (of course, this can change too).

The Four Principles of Open Space

  • Whoever comes are the right people. The people who care will be the people who come to take part in the conversation.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that can. Be prepared to be surprised.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time. Inspiration and creativity don’t run on the clock.
  • When it’s over, it’s over. Do the work ‘til it’s done; don’t work to the clock.
Learning Objectives:

Open Space Theme

Imagine what’s possible when a group of really smart people bring their energy and intelligence to make something happen. Magic? Something delightfully unexpected? Changing the world? 

Consider this: What’s left to transform? How can we use Scrum to impact the big issues in the world (you know, those global issues that are important to us — and everyone else)?

Join us and let’s use our powers for good.

All Session Rooms
Open Space - Session One
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Session Details
Open Space - Session One
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Room: All Session Rooms
Track: Open Space
Session Type:
Summary:

Open Space – Tuesday All Day

Open Space is where attendees get to decide everything! We start Open Space by co-creating the sessions for the day. Anyone (including you) may propose a session on a topic of choice. This could be something you’re expert at, curious about, or something totally uncharted. The group will then self-organize to create a session schedule (of course, this can change too).

The Four Principles of Open Space

  • Whoever comes are the right people. The people who care will be the people who come to take part in the conversation.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that can. Be prepared to be surprised.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time. Inspiration and creativity don’t run on the clock.
  • When it’s over, it’s over. Do the work ‘til it’s done; don’t work to the clock.
Learning Objectives:

Open Space Theme

Imagine what’s possible when a group of really smart people bring their energy and intelligence to make something happen. Magic? Something delightfully unexpected? Changing the world? 

Consider this: What’s left to transform? How can we use Scrum to impact the big issues in the world (you know, those global issues that are important to us — and everyone else)?

Join us and let’s use our powers for good.

All Session Rooms
Open Space - Session Two
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Session Details
Open Space - Session Two
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Room: All Session Rooms
Track: Open Space
Session Type:
Summary:

Open Space – Tuesday All Day

Open Space is where attendees get to decide everything! We start Open Space by co-creating the sessions for the day. Anyone (including you) may propose a session on a topic of choice. This could be something you’re expert at, curious about, or something totally uncharted. The group will then self-organize to create a session schedule (of course, this can change too).

The Four Principles of Open Space

  • Whoever comes are the right people. The people who care will be the people who come to take part in the conversation.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that can. Be prepared to be surprised.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time. Inspiration and creativity don’t run on the clock.
  • When it’s over, it’s over. Do the work ‘til it’s done; don’t work to the clock.
Learning Objectives:

Open Space Theme

Imagine what’s possible when a group of really smart people bring their energy and intelligence to make something happen. Magic? Something delightfully unexpected? Changing the world? 

Consider this: What’s left to transform? How can we use Scrum to impact the big issues in the world (you know, those global issues that are important to us — and everyone else)?

Join us and let’s use our powers for good.

All Session Rooms
Open Space - Session Three
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Session Details
Open Space - Session Three
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Room: All Session Rooms
Track: Open Space
Session Type:
Summary:

Open Space – Tuesday All Day

Open Space is where attendees get to decide everything! We start Open Space by co-creating the sessions for the day. Anyone (including you) may propose a session on a topic of choice. This could be something you’re expert at, curious about, or something totally uncharted. The group will then self-organize to create a session schedule (of course, this can change too).

The Four Principles of Open Space

  • Whoever comes are the right people. The people who care will be the people who come to take part in the conversation.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that can. Be prepared to be surprised.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time. Inspiration and creativity don’t run on the clock.
  • When it’s over, it’s over. Do the work ‘til it’s done; don’t work to the clock.
Learning Objectives:

Open Space Theme

Imagine what’s possible when a group of really smart people bring their energy and intelligence to make something happen. Magic? Something delightfully unexpected? Changing the world? 

Consider this: What’s left to transform? How can we use Scrum to impact the big issues in the world (you know, those global issues that are important to us — and everyone else)?

Join us and let’s use our powers for good.

All Session Rooms
Open Space - Closing the Space
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Session Details
Open Space - Closing the Space
Open Space Facilitator: Cathy Simpson, CST®
Room: All Session Rooms
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

Open Space – Tuesday All Day

Open Space is where attendees get to decide everything! We start Open Space by co-creating the sessions for the day. Anyone (including you) may propose a session on a topic of choice. This could be something you’re expert at, curious about, or something totally uncharted. The group will then self-organize to create a session schedule (of course, this can change too).

The Four Principles of Open Space

  • Whoever comes are the right people. The people who care will be the people who come to take part in the conversation.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that can. Be prepared to be surprised.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time. Inspiration and creativity don’t run on the clock.
  • When it’s over, it’s over. Do the work ‘til it’s done; don’t work to the clock.
Learning Objectives:

Open Space Theme

Imagine what’s possible when a group of really smart people bring their energy and intelligence to make something happen. Magic? Something delightfully unexpected? Changing the world? 

Consider this: What’s left to transform? How can we use Scrum to impact the big issues in the world (you know, those global issues that are important to us — and everyone else)?

Join us and let’s use our powers for good.

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