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  • Chris
    Chris
    Sr. Product Owner
    StarRez
    schedule 1 month ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    The importance of having direction and the right focus is not as clear cut as most companies think. Most of the time we try to fit ourselves into principles that make sense on paper but do not make sense in real life. I learned this lesson from trying to teach my 7-year-old daughter to play basketball (Trying to live my dreams through my child) and she constantly asked me why we did things a certain way when we can do it this way and this got me thinking.

    This presentation is about ignoring the buzz words, lean, agile and waterfall, and understanding that these are frameworks that we should not be cramming ourselves into. But using them in a way that suits you as a team/ business. To truly realize that our way of thinking needs to be flexible and adjust outside these methodologies, so we can grow to work to our best potential.

    We will talk about things we have done wrong, things we have done right and understood your teams and how they look at things, share in our experiences. Do we follow things to religiously and do we really do it right!


    In essence, this presentation is about thinking like a 7-year-old and continues discovery vs What We know. It takes a look at how the team is the core of the platform and not something that fits into the latest phase we are going through.

  • Liked Romain Vailleux
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    Romain Vailleux - [WORKSHOP] Explore & live an intercultural encounter and learn some sociology on the way

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The Derdians are a rural and peaceful people living in small huts nestled in lush green valleys. Previously renouncing any form of modernity, the Derdians decided this year to open up to the world and welcome new products from around the globe.

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    Get ready for a clash of cultures!

    "The Derdians" is a well-knowed workshop used by cultural hackers to make teams (or people) acknowledge their cultural differences, and find their way to a better communication/collaboration.

    The participants of this workshop experiment (and therefore, discover) the gregarious reflexes that human groups have when they are in contact with a different culture. The participants leave the session with key levers to reduce the clash of cultures and to encourage collaboration of culturally-distant teams.

    Facilitated by Romain Vailleux, this workshop begins with a role-playing game (hilarious and dynamic!), and ends with a debrief phase to compile the learning of the workshop as a take away.

  • Liked Ed O'Shaughnessy
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    Ed O'Shaughnessy - The Good, Bad & Ugly: what we've learned in 10 years of scaling agile -- a panel discussion

    Ed O'Shaughnessy
    Ed O'Shaughnessy
    Agile Coach
    ANZ Bank
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Panel
    Intermediate

    Agile is now all grown up and is pretty much the de facto way of working for most teams, but it's proven to be a challenge for adoption at scale. Over the last ten years or so there has been a lot of trial and error figuring out how to break through the cultural barriers, political resistance and technical hurdles that large organisations present. This panel of luminaries (!) brings a wealth of experience helping many different types of organisations transform themselves to be fit for purpose in the 21st century. Come along to hear their stories, some good, some bad and probably a few ugly ones!

    PLEASE NOTE: this session will be recorded live by The Weekly Reboot podcast and and made available for public consumption. Your attendance will be taken as acceptance to being recorded and publicly broadcast.

  • Liked Mark Grebler
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    Mark Grebler - High performing software engineering teams: how to grow then and how to slow them

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    This presentation will have a close look at what makes high performing software development teams, as well as what hinders them. It will cover each level of the organisational hierarchy starting at individual software developer, then group of engineers, full cross-functional product-engineering team, wider product-engineering department, and finish at the entire company. At each level, we will see multiple examples of teams to see what factors contribute to high performing software teams, as well as less performant teams.

  • Liked David Alia
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    David Alia - "I'll start my transformation next Monday" - Overcoming the fear of pain to successfully transform corporates' mass

    David Alia
    David Alia
    CEO
    OCTO Technology
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate
    "Like for diets, if methods exist to lose weight significantly and sustainably, they require discipline and courage, which often lack in big organisations that worship silver-bullet cargo-cult frameworks and rituals.

    I will use my own experience in dieting (+20kg in 4 years, -25kg in 6 months) and IT (+20 years of experience) to describe the parallel between the two, and how it is a powerful metaphor to understand why transformations tend to drag on and on in big corporate companies.

    Participants will (re-)discover this evidence written in golden letters at gym clubs: ""no pain, no gain"", and how the diet metaphor suits particularly well for a digital/agile/culture transformation. Ramping up from individual motivation and discipline to tribal execution and ownership, find what are the key levers for managers to step up to become their company's Personal Trainers, with often the most underrated ingredient: courage"
  • Liked David Alia
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    David Alia - The Dome: A powerful experiment for change when change is hard

    David Alia
    David Alia
    CEO
    OCTO Technology
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate
    "In ""Under the Dome"", the novel by Stephen King, the inhabitants of Chester's Mill wake up to a strange barrier, which is similar to a dome, covering the whole city, completely isolating it from the surrounding world.
    The dome is impenetrable, only a small amount of air and water can pass through.
    Following this puzzling event, the community under the dome has to change, for the best or the worst.

    Most successful transformations at scale have a lot in common with this novel, metaphorically speaking of course.
    Based on this story, we designed a brand new culture hacking experiment that proved to be successful in many environments.

    Change automatically generates resistance from the team to change AND from the ecosystem around (the ""antibodies"").
    What if, in order to change the culture of a whole ecosystem, a team was isolated from the outside world, protected by an unbreakable and transparent dome?

    This story can be used as a referential, as this is a metaphor helping communicate and relate to the challenges faced in situations of change.
    Using it as an alignment between fiction and reality, this story will open the discussion to easily relatable transformation and business agility topics."
  • Liked Chris Chan
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    Chris Chan - Growing your Agile Mindset by Overcoming Your Immunity To Change

    Chris Chan
    Chris Chan
    Adaptive Leadership Coach
    ANZ Bank
    schedule 1 month ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Due to requests and feedback, this is a repeat of last year's session for those who missed it.

    How do you develop an agile mindset? You can't teach it, but you can grow it by changing your beliefs.

    In this session we will cover a brief introduction to the research by Kegan and Lahey where they discovered that behind each of our habits is a strongly held belief that not only keeps us in our groove, but also fights any change that threatens the status quo.

    We will discuss why personal growth and increasing our mental complexity is so important for agile and business transformations in today's VUCA world to succeed.

    We will create your Immunity To Change Map which is a simple way to bring to light the your personal barriers to change. We will start by outlining your commitment to an improvement goal. Then we will sketch out the things that you are either doing or not doing that prevent progress towards the achievement goal. The Map then identifies competing commitments, as well as the big underlying assumptions behind those competing commitments.

    The objective is to pinpoint and address whatever beliefs and assumptions are blocking you from the changes you want to make.

    You will leave this workshop with a better understanding and tools to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work.

  • Liked Ed O'Shaughnessy
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    Ed O'Shaughnessy / Geoff Anderson - Can I give you some feedback? Umm, I’d rather you didn’t!

    60 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    Does the question "Can I give you some feedback?" strike fear into you? You're not alone! We've probably all been on the receiving end of what someone has called feedback but which we know is anything but. We may well have also been given the proverbial "sh*t sandwich", which most certainly is not palatable! This sessions aims to remedy the situation by examining what feedback is truly meant to be and how to apply it appropriately.

    Feedback is all the rave with both management and Agile, yet it is so poorly understood and, unfortunately, so badly practiced. We know for organisations and individuals to grow that feedback is essential, but we rarely stop to reflect on how to do this effectively and in a considerate way.

    This session will explore the fundamentals of what is genuine feedback, why it is valuable, and where, when and how to provide it in a way that creates desirable outcomes.

    Using a simple model of feedback, we will share personal experiences where feedback has and hasn’t worked, and the learning obtained from these situations. With some light role playing, we’ll also experiment with the delivery of feedback, exploring the patterns and anti-patterns of common scenarios you may encounter in the workplace.

  • Liked David Alia
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    David Alia - Employee 1st: how to surf the corporate culture so that emerges an organisation outperforming the market

    David Alia
    David Alia
    CEO
    OCTO Technology
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    The best storytelling might be the one that you experienced yourself.

    Let me tell you the story of how a 500-employee company completely changed its structure, lead by the employees' impulse.
    After 10 years and an average of 20% organic growth every year, it was time to change, for the organisation to keep growing.

    Originally, the teams were composed of senior & highly skilled consultants, divided into 3 industry-focused departments.
    But over time, consultants started feeling frustrated being stuck in one department, working in 1 industry, on the same types of missions.
    The company turnover reached a peak and in 2014 the executive team decided to address the problem.
    More than half of the employees gathered to answer the question: how should the organisation be organised, in order to fulfil both business and consultants needs?

    This talk will be about how the company organised a bottom-up conversation to invent and to collectively design their very own great place to work.

    More than the organisation model itself, the talk will emphasis on the collective design process of the organisation based on a clearly stated problem, on the core principles on which the Tribes lie on and on the benefits that have been observed after 3 years of operation.
    Greatly inspired by the book "Tribal Leadership" by David Logan, the employees ended up organising themselves as Tribes of expertise.

  • Liked Daniel Ploeg
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    Daniel Ploeg - The Ship Game

    Daniel Ploeg
    Daniel Ploeg
    Kanban Coach
    Evogility
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Using Origami, attendees will see how flow can work in a "pull system" and compare that to the way it responds to a "push system". From this simple simulation, attendees will experience how increased WiP actually slows down our ability to deliver something to a customer.

    Come along and experience flow and how you can start to improve your customer outcomes, not by doing more but by doing less!

  • Liked Karel Malbroukou Moendzenahou
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    Karel Malbroukou Moendzenahou - The (re)discovery of a lost skill

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    We've now all been accustomed to the agile and devops mindsets as they figure today.

    There's still some kind of barrier between roles in a team, and maybe even between peers.

    This talk will dive a bit more around what I believe is missing, something that we all had a taste of in the past, and still have access to now.

    Expect to get out of this talk with a new dimension to team work, and how you can start practicing this new skill without classroom training!

  • Liked Daniel Prager
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    Daniel Prager / Andi Herman - When at first they don't want to change: Shared lessons from Addiction Therapy and Agile Coaching

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The easy case for coaching looks something like this: a prospective coachee wants to change, can articulate their goals, and is matched up with a suitably experienced and competent coach, the two are a good fit, and they quickly get down to the challenging yet rewarding business of growth and change.

    But what if a person (or team) doesn't want to change and would rather not be coached? And despite this an external power deems that change is needed and that coaching will bring this change about. What's a coach to do? What about the coachee(s)? What about the role of the client who's engaged the coach?

    This situation is not uncommon, and bears more that a passing resemblance to what often goes on in addiction treatment. A person with a drug addiction (and often other problems) doesn't necessarily welcome therapeutic intervention at the outset. But an external authority has ordered it.

    In this session we will explore the parallels between the two modalities of addiction therapy and coaching, including the applicability of the following psychological approaches to change:

    • The Transtheoretical Model of Change and the related technique of Motivational Interviewing
    • Kegan and Lahey's Immunity to Change

    These approaches offer pragmatic insights into how to flex and adapt your coaching approach in the face of some of the most common impediments to change.

  • Aurelien Marando
    Aurelien Marando
    Agile Coach
    DiUS
    schedule 3 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Facilitation is among the most important skills for Scrum Masters and Meeting Leaders. This highly interactive 45 minutes workshop session intend to provide any individual with an understanding and a toolset to create and structure their own meetings and workshops.

  • Liked Katrina Kolt
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    Katrina Kolt - What’s flow got to do with it?

    Katrina Kolt
    Katrina Kolt
    Delivery Practice Lead
    UniSuper
    schedule 3 weeks ago
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    60 Mins
    Interactive
    Intermediate

    An interactive session where we’ll play a short game to demo how you can supercharge your team to see great flow of work.

    We’ll explore classic limiters to flow and how you can overcome these.

    Expect to:

    • Delve into the world of Kanban in a non-scary way
    • Understand how to become a waste removal superhero
    • Learn three easy metrics to fuel your team’s continual improvement
  • Liked David Martin
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    David Martin - Let me tell you a story...

    David Martin
    David Martin
    Lean/Agile Coach
    Don't Panic
    schedule 4 weeks ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Stories are an amazingly powerful communication tool. They sidestep our rational brain before crash tackling our limbic system and putting our amygdala in a headlock (see what I did there? I just told a story).

    Humans have used stories for thousands of years to communicate. From the earliest creation myths to modern podcasting. Stories grab you, drag you in and implant their message deep in your brain.

    The only place we don't use stories to communicate is in business where we are told to "stick with the facts", "take emotion out" and "keep it professional".

    Let's change that. Let's put the emotion back in and give ourselves a communications edge through the amazing power of stories.

  • Liked Kiran Ravula
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    Kiran Ravula - Be Leader in You Own Context

    Kiran Ravula
    Kiran Ravula
    Agile Coach
    Telstra
    schedule 1 month ago
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    30 Mins
    Interactive
    Intermediate

    We always blame leadership and organization culture for ineffective Agile transformation. So do you think Agile transformation is top down or bottom up?

    Agile transformation is not top down or bottom up. Its start with you. Changing the organization starts with changing yourself. We all have things in our life be it work or personal life , we want to change – our eating habits, our hair colour, our productivity. But change is hard! That’s because these things you want to change serve an important purpose – consciously, you may despise the behaviour, but on a deeper level the behaviour you want to change is a protection or a pattern that helped or helps you meet your needs. Until you identify and understand the purpose of this behaviour, change will be extremely difficult.

    Here are strategies that can help you change “I” – Insights, “A” – Awareness and “M” Maturity.This presentation is focuses on scientifically proven patterns as well as real-time examples people can relate to and generate insights, create awareness and test their maturity to take up the challenge.

  • Liked Mia Horrigan
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    Mia Horrigan - How to survive the Zombie Scrum Apocalypse

    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    A couple of years ago Christiaan Verwijs and Johannes Schartau coined the term ‘Zombie-Scrum’. What's it all about?

    Well, at first sight Zombie Scrum seems to be normal Scrum. But it lacks a beating heart. The Scrum teams do all the Scrum events but a potential releasable increment is rarely the result of a Sprint. Zombie Scrum teams have a very unambitious definition of what ‘done’ means, and no drive to extend it. They see themselves as a cog in the wheel, unable and unwilling to change anything and have a real impact: I’m only here to code! Zombie Scrum teams show no response to a failed or successful Sprint and also don’t have any intention to improve their situation. Actually nobody cares about this team. The stakeholders have forgotten the existence of this team long time ago.

    Zombie Scrum is Scrum, but without the beating heart of working software and its on the rise. This workshop will help you understand how to recognise the symptoms and cuases of Zombie Scrum and what you can do to get started to combat and treat Zombie-Scrum. Knowing what causes Zombie Scrum might help prevent a further outbreak and prevent the apocalypse

  • Liked James Holmes
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    James Holmes - "Agile Software Development actually involves writing software," and other shocking facts.

    James Holmes
    James Holmes
    Software Architect
    MYOB
    schedule 1 month ago
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    30 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner
    This presentation will focus on the some principles that have been largely ignored in the way we teach agility to people:
    • "Working software is the primary measure of progress."
    • "Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility."
    • "Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential."
    We'll cover these by bringing Extreme Programming (XP) up-to-date. We'll also go over software design principles and practices that help, including:
    • loose coupling and tight cohesion
    • declarative programming
    Expect to see actual code running on an actual computer at some point.
  • Liked Stephen Callaghan
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    Stephen Callaghan / Christiane Anderson - Kanban Pizza

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Using your creative cutting, gluing and colouring skills(!), participants will experience how to implement and improve a Kanban system using the 6 Core Principles of Kanban.


    Understanding how to create value by limiting work in process (WIP), understanding the impact waste has in a system and how to create value for the business and the customer, by focussing on quality and throughput.


    Over 3 rounds participants will learn how Kanban increases output, improves quality and creates a sustainable way of working and at the same have a great deal of fun! This builds on the original game as devised and commons shared by Agile 42

  • Liked Andrew Murphy
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    Andrew Murphy - Leadership Antipatterns - A guide on how to alienate and dis-empower your team

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    There's a huge problem in our industry - we promote our "rock star" engineers, with their excellent technical skills, into leadership positions; then we sit back and watch as they fail.

    We wonder why they fail at leadership but the answer is simple, we don't support them to improve their people skills!

    In fact, we often don't even help them realise that the role of a "senior developer" is drastically different to that of a "leader".

    What we can we do to stop inertia in our new leaders? How can we help them recognise the skills they need to succeed.

    How can we support them to learn the soft skills they need?

    How can we position with them that those soft skills are important to their career?

    That is what we will discuss in this workshop.