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:
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