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
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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
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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
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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.
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