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  • Liked Sam Bowtell
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    Sam Bowtell - Creating a truly Inclusive Culture for high performance

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Culture has a huge part to play in moving a team to high performance and the leader of the team plays a critical role in creating that culture. Sam uses the voices of the diverse scaled agile team he led for 2 years from their entries in his leaving card, and shared how the key themes of their feedback, energy, caring and fun came together to create a culture where team members feel valued, trusted and able to do their best every day regardless of their cultural background or which team or company they work for.

  • Liked Alex Sloley
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    Alex Sloley - The Product Owner and Scrum Master Brain Transplant! Mwuhahahaha!!!

    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    schedule 1 month ago
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    40 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Imagine you are a Mad Agile Scientist and have a diabolical experiment to conduct - what would happen if you exchanged the brains of a Product Owner and Scrum Master? Mwuhahahaha!!! How would the body of a Product Owner with the brain of a Scrum Master act? And vice versa?

    Perhaps the Scrum Master would now treat the team like a backlog? This Scrum Master would be focused on value and maintaining a coaching backlog of team and person improvements. This Scrum Master is refining the team, crafting a group that delivers value.

    And perhaps the Product Owner might treat the backlog like a team? Rather than backlog refining, they coach the backlog. They would be focused on nurturing, protecting, and empowering the backlog. The backlog might transform from an irritation into a labor of love.

    Although this experiment sounds terrible, this change of perspective might be what you need to reanimate your dead team or backlog.

    Join the fun and come learn what horrifying results await!

  • Liked Alex Sloley
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    Alex Sloley - The End is Nigh! Signs of Transformation Apocalypse

    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    schedule 2 months ago
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    40 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    How can an Agile Coach figure out when an Agile “Transformation” is going wrong? Are there signs that they might see, heed, and take action upon? Of course, there are!

    Hindsight is 20/20, but in the moment, these warning signs can be hard to see. Let’s explore some of the more common, and frightening, warning signs that your Agile “Transformation” might be exhibiting. We will discuss transformation provider types, frameworks, keywords, and other anti-patterns that might be signs that THE END IS NIGH.

    This session will review common themes and help familiarize you with the warning signs. Armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to plan as appropriate, to help navigate your organization through potential impending doom.

  • Liked Mihail Sestakov
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    Mihail Sestakov / Teri Christian - Forming a New Agile Team: a Workshop

    40 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Beginner

    Forming, or Launching, a new Agile Team is a critical step that is very often skipped due to lack of knowledge, time pressure or just eagerness to get on with work as soon as possible. This workshop discusses and demonstrates the importance of taking the time to launch teams and provides hand-on knowledge on how to Form a Team.

  • Liked Matthew Moore
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    Matthew Moore - The Agile Movement - Exploring Iterative & Customer-driven Approaches through Interpretive Dance

    Matthew Moore
    Matthew Moore
    TBC
    UTS
    schedule 1 month ago
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    40 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    We will be using all four dimensions of space and time and all four of our limbs to explore concepts such as:

    - Product backlog

    - Work in progress

    - Sprints

    - Team communication

    If this actually gets legs, I will probably work on this with a choreographer.

  • Liked Alex Sloley
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    Alex Sloley - Insight Coaching – Nonverbal Communication in Coaching

    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    schedule 1 month ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    The craft of Agile Coaching fundamentally requires deep, insightful, meaningful communication. In everyday execution, this typically involves a coach and the coachees having a conversation, or dialog. However, there are other ways that an Agile Coach and their coachees can connect – nonverbal communication.

    Explore the different aspects of nonverbal communication in the domain of the Agile Coach! This workshop overviews nonverbal communication in Agile Coaching and provides a starting point for developing this critical skill.

  • Liked Teri Christian
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    Teri Christian / April Direito - Business Agility Edge - Enterprise Strategy to Execution Planning

    40 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Beginner

    The move away from traditional ways of working and thinking to a digital mindset lead to change in many roles and sometimes it is not clear where everyone fits in. It is important to understand how the digital economy has shifted our ways of working and the skills needed from strategy to execution to meet demanding needs.

    Join us in a workshop where we will explore the 5 Levels of Agile Planning and the Critical Success Factors, Events and Skills needed to create a value stream. We will look at the skills needed for a company to move from being descriptive to one that can respond to emergent needs. Applying this knowledge will help Product Managers and entire organisations have a competitive edge in their market.

  • Liked Romain Vailleux
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    Romain Vailleux - Liberating Structures - Learn how to leverage the collective intelligence by empowering the people who participate in your workshops

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Less time waste, more USEFUL meetings!

    The Liberating microstructures (K. McCandless & H. Lipmanowicz) are a repertory of workshop formats that enable collective intelligence and enhance trust among the participants.

    Inclusivity, collective intelligence, collaboration, innovation; these words resonate a lot in today's business world where companies struggle to keep up with growing complexity.
    And that's why every change agent, leader or facilitator needs to know about Liberating structures.

    This 90-minute workshop will be an interactive overview of the liberating microstructures, making every participant aware of the diversity of Liberating formats available.
    After a quick introduction to the subject, the participants will investigate the framework to finish with the key principles behind the liberating structures.

    Successfully tested in the past (ROTI of 4)

  • 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 months ago
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    40 Mins
    Talk
    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 Jessica
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    Jessica - Why things fail

    Jessica
    Jessica
    Product Manager
    Equal Experts
    schedule 1 month ago
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    40 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Beginner

    Why did the iPad make it but Google Glass cost google $900million?

    In this new world of unicorns, upstarts and silicon roundabouts, it's easy to get caught up it making it, but how do we effectively and responsibly innovate?

    In this interactive session, we will look at case studies over the last 80 years of some of the biggest product flops; what went wrong and which companies went on to recover. The intention is to explore what not to do; the untold stories of success and leave with a refreshed understanding of why failure is critical in the pursuit of innovation.

    Join me to create you own innovation equation to take into your work, own ideas and everyday life.

  • Liked Tony Nguyen
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    Tony Nguyen - Want to really make a difference? Improve your influencing skills.

    Tony Nguyen
    Tony Nguyen
    Engagement Manager
    Equal Experts
    schedule 1 month ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    "The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret." Salvador Dali

    How do you go about creating change and influencing behaviours without formal authority? In this session, we cover 2 simple frameworks that you can apply to any area of your work or personal life. This is a hands-on session - so come along with an example of something you are struggling to influence.

  • Liked Bethan Timmins
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    Bethan Timmins - Using the Ball Point Game to demonstrate problems in your teams

    Bethan Timmins
    Bethan Timmins
    Partner
    Equal Experts
    schedule 1 month ago
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    40 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Beginner

    Equal Experts works with failing projects and more often than not, it is agile that is blamed as the reason for failure rather than the execution. Although many teams understand the principles of agile, some struggle to see "what good looks like" when they haven't experienced it before.

    The Ball Point Game by Boris Gloger is an excellent game to demonstrate the basics of scrum; this session is a twisted version of that game that allows you to show problems that you are facing and the impact on the team and delivering value.

    An interactive session which will get you all moving about but will hopefully leave you feeling energised and ready to solve those issues

  • Liked Tony Nguyen
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    Tony Nguyen - The simple secrets to an agile organisation

    Tony Nguyen
    Tony Nguyen
    Engagement Manager
    Equal Experts
    schedule 1 month ago
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    40 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Scaling agile frameworks from the bottom up to work at an organisational level has been popular over the last few years. But what if we approached it in another way?

    Instead of looking at agile practices and scaling those - how do we take the characteristics and intent of those agile practices and apply them throughout the whole system? More importantly - how do you as a technology leader role model it?

    In this session, Tony shares stories and tips from years of agile transformations at multiple organisations.

  • Liked Tony Nguyen
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    Tony Nguyen / Sandra Nguyen - Are you burning out being "the boss"?

    40 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    In an increasingly fast paced, complex and stressful world, we are being asked as leaders to be more “authentic", “vulnerable” and “empathetic”.

    But at what cost?

    There’s a well known area of psychological research known as compassion fatigue traditionally associated with the medical industry. In this session, we’ll discuss those principles in the context of your leadership role and how to bring your best self to work while practising self care.

  • Liked Kynan Stewart Hughes
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    Kynan Stewart Hughes - Who's Afraid of a Cumulative Flow Diagram?

    40 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Beginner

    Cumulative flow diagrams (CFDs) can seem complicated and theoretical - something we should put off until our teams are more mature. There's a lot of mythology around them too, like how they're all about heuristics and terrifying maths (Queuing Theory anyone?). To top it off, tools like Jira, that have CFDs as part of automated reporting, actually obscure the real benefits.

    Over 9 months I kept CFDs for a couple of new teams. I learned a huge amount about the teams and quite a bit about CFDs. In this session, we'll make a CFD with Post-It notes for one imaginary sprint by an imaginary team. As we make it, and when we inspect the result, we'll see that:

    • Cumulative flow is just your Kanban board plus time
    • Starting and maintaining a CFD is simple
    • A CFD can spark conversations (AKA "coaching opportunities") within the team and with other teams

    Credits: This workshop has been evolving out of some of comics I drew earlier this year that led to discussions at Agile Coach Camp, and the Lean Coffee meet-up. Thanks to Nina for your support and ideas, and to Alex for tolerating my "obsession" with CFDs.

  • Liked Tyler Gale
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    Tyler Gale - How my five year old son taught me what it means to be a good leader through mowing the lawn

    Tyler Gale
    Tyler Gale
    Agile Coach
    Australian Taxation Office
    schedule 2 months ago
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    40 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    We hear that a successful agile transformation is highly dependant on the buy-in from management and their transition to becoming good leaders, but what exactly are the qualities of a good leader? In this story, learn how a five year old with an obsession of mowing lawns taught a weathered Agile coach the qualities needed to be a good leader, and the benefits of servant leadership.

  • 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 2 months ago
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    40 Mins
    Presentation
    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 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 months ago
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    40 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 Jody Podbury
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    Jody Podbury - Incivility breaks Agility

    40 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Workplace incivility has been defined as low-intensity deviant behavior with ambiguous intent to harm the target. Uncivil behaviors are characteristically rude and discourteous, displaying a lack of regard for others.

    Research is proving workplace incivility is on the rise and is having a signficant effect on productivity and mental health.

    Not addressing workplace incivility is sitting back and letting an agile team or any team for that matter to slowly spiral into ineffectiveness and negatively impact.

    It's time to address it. Join me to find out how.

  • Liked Mihail Sestakov
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    Mihail Sestakov / Alidad Hamidi / Desmond Seeley - Regulatory Compliance and Agile - Are they water and oil, or huge untapped potential for transformation?

    40 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Intermediate

    Financial Industry in Australia is facing its biggest challenge from a regulatory and compliance perspective. According to Boston Consulting Group, the average bank spend approximately 40% to 60% of its change budget on regulatory and compliance programs, to this point,one of the major banks in Australia announced in Feb 2019 to its institutional investors that a whopping 64% of their investment was now “put against regulatory and compliance (amounting to about $700 million).”

    Agile approaches are known for being evidence base and feedback driven vs assumption based, their relentless prioritisation enables focus on 20% of the change that delivers 80% of benefits. Agile focus on outcome vs output and fosters innovation culture.However, Traditionally, the perception for regulatory programs is that using agile approaches for such programs are risky, ineffective and will result in noncompliance.

    This might mean that 60% - 70% of delivery spend in the coming years in Australian Financial Industry will revert back to traditional project management approaches and away from Agile approaches!

    In this talk, we will bust some myths about using agile approaches to effectively deliver regulatory programs, explore two case studies from two different financial institutions and discuss how using agile principles and a tailored scaled methodology have delivered better regulatory outcomes, improved customer experience and reduced change and run costs of regulatory programs in these financial institutions.

    At the end we will equip the audience with some take-aways including principles, methods and practical advice on how to tap into this major opportunity to deliver better regulatory, customer and commercial outcomes in running regulatory programs.

    We will also share some tips for the agile practitioners to build the desire and the awareness at the senior level and the hot buttons that are effective with leaders to consider Agile as being appropriate for these types of projects.