When a Team member shows a toxic behaviour, how the Team reacts to it? Can we educate the team and help them as a System to overcome these challenges? As a Scrum Master or a Coach, our main mission is to help out teams to be their better selves. By the end of this workshop, […]Click for more information on 'The Four Horsemen of Toxic Behaviour'
In the 17 years since the dissemination of the Agile Manifesto, much has changed in the world of software development, in terms of the business environments in which this development takes place and in terms of the Agile responses to the challenges presented by and inherent within both. As the Agile landscape has evolved, concurrently, […]Click for more information on 'A New Generation of Anti-Pattern: Self-Diagnosis As Solution'
This talk will give an introduction to Wardley Maps. It will explain how to use mapping to build situational awareness in support of orientating Change, Product ownership, Agile adoption, and Digital Strategies. We will cover some examples to educate the audience to mapping and we will then invite participation from the audience to map the […]Click for more information on 'State of Agile using Wardley Maps'
Agile manifesto was created to help with a big problem that was present in software community: amount of projects that failed. Over fifteen years later we have strong Agile communities that are promoting it and doing everything they can to transform everyone to use Agile. As with every other solution, 80/20 rule holds: it’s easy […]Click for more information on '80/20 and “not everybody likes to dance” rules in Agile transformation'
It is often heard in agile job interviews: “This role is more than just being a Scrum Master”. Yet the experience of those recruited into Agile Development or Delivery Manager roles is that the position may be rather less than a Scrum Master. In this talk we will consider why “blended” roles are less sustainable […]Click for more information on 'More Than A Scrum Master?'
Have a look at the Agile Manifesto, the Scrum guide and the XP book, how little (if any) guidance can be found for those that constitute the major part of our organisations: the leaders. It’s interesting how the fathers (and mothers) of our movement wanted to challenge the old ways of thinking but has very […]Click for more information on 'Did we leave leaders behind?'
“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person”. This workshop offers insights for being successful at work, based on Eastern philosophies and martial arts, at the heart of which lies the right balance between reason and intuition. Concepts such as purpose, overcoming resistance, efficiency, communication and the difference between intent and […]Click for more information on 'Product Leadership Lessons from the Samurai'
In this talk we will explore how creating a culture of agility across an organisation helps to enhance well-being, productivity and growth. We will consider what an agile culture looks like, feels like, what it means, and outcomes we might expect. We will look at how we create a better agile culture in teams, what […]Click for more information on 'Growing an Agile Culture'
Increasing organisational effectiveness through the adoption of Agile principles and practices is far more common for IT than for the business. Ideally, the business and IT should work as one, but as it is rarely the case, change planning needs to be consistent across both. This case study explains how ThoughtWorks supported this change journey […]Click for more information on 'Establishing Business Agility at the Bank'
How do you visualize your task board? What is hanging around the team’s work space? What about color coding and legends? How easy it is to understand the information presented on your walls? And what about concepts such as OBEYA, 5S, information radiator? How can it help your team’s productivity? Visual management is very important […]Click for more information on 'Boost your team’s productivity with a powerful visual management!'
Organisations are employing Agile Coaches on a permanent basis, yet how is this really helping change their Agile mindset? This talk is about what benefits the organisation the most when employing Organisational Agile coaches and whats the difference in all these titles anyway. #Agile coaching #Agile #coachingClick for more information on 'Organisational Agile Coaches – should they be permanent employees?'
Everything we do that involves interaction with another human being is a Teaching or a Learning experience – usually both. These patterns of interaction are influenced by business, cultural and academical traditions, but they all boil down to a key set of concepts: – How can a training be structured from desired outcomes? – How […]Click for more information on 'We are Teaching & Learning Consultants'
What if your development teams didn’t have to be static? What if you could form them and disband them every 3 months if needed? And people could pick what project they work on? Is it a recipe for disaster? Or would it give you the flexibility to work on what has the biggest business impact, […]Click for more information on 'Stop having static teams, start moving people to the work!'
What makes a start-up culture? What makes a corporate culture? What really is a company/work culture? Why culture matters? How can we assess the company culture? Can we really change it? What can be done then? In the last 16 years, I’ve worked with teams and organisations entering the information age, adopting modern ways of […]Click for more information on 'Culture: Startups wish they were bigger, big companies dream of being startup-ish. So what?'
Ideas are never a problem. Each team working on a software project knows how easy is to fill the backlog with 100 new things to build. The most challenging part comes when it’s necessary to make decisions about what to include or exclude. How can we connect the work to high-level business results, and at […]Click for more information on 'Orchestrating continuous experiments'
Diversity. It’s the topic of the hour. Organisations are all putting ‘diversity’ and ‘equal opportunities’ on every job ad. But, for some organisations it still seems to be a struggle. What’s the goal? Do we want diverse teams because it’s the “right thing to do” or is it “good for our teams and organisations”? Are […]Click for more information on 'Diversity, Chocolate and Safe Cracking'
Since the industrial revolution there has been one thing that has barely changed for the majority of the workers, the routine of 09.00 to work 17.00 , five days a week. Leanconvert is a pure remotely working service company that is striving to cultivate an environment where extraordinary and unexpected performance happens, while creating space […]Click for more information on 'Thursday is the new Friday – The 4-Day Working Week'
Are your retrospective meetings not helping teams to improve? Same actions every time, people skip them, find them boring, lack of energy in the room? This session provides ideas to recognize retrospective smells, debug your agile retrospectives, and find out when and why they aren’t working. Let’s practice how to make retrospectives valuable again!Click for more information on 'Retrospecting your Retrospectives'
Bold visions and harsh realities require new forms of Agility and Adaptability. Business agility is rooted in the leadership style, the work design, work-climate and people development. Unlike traditional organisations that define themselves by the products or services they produce, agile and adaptive organisations define themselves by the value they create which leaves them free […]Click for more information on 'The Chameleon Effect: Business Agility and Adaptability Lessons'
Agility in Mind’s Edward Scotcher will lead this discussion with three Senior leaders about why they are investing in business agility, what that means, and how they’re making it happen in their own orgisastions. Do you want more agile or a better business? With the intense pressure of change squeezing every organisation in every sector, […]Click for more information on 'Business Agility, Beyond the Buzzword'
They are the people who can help your organisation learn. They are bar raisers, the game changers. You are good as you are, but there’s always more you could be and they believe you can do it. You may call them ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, Delivery Managers, or something else. They are the empathetic provocateurs holding […]Click for more information on 'Some Organisations Do ‘Ave ‘Em'
What to build first? We ask this question when we configure both a brand new product or a new set of functionality in an existing one. How to define what is in and what is out? How not to miss something important? How to leave emotions and company politics out of MVP equation? Goal-oriented MVP […]Click for more information on 'What to Build First: Goal-Oriented MVP'
When we find ourselves in complex situations it’s common to fall back on the tried and trusted, however this may not always deliver the greatest value. During this session, we’ll use Cynefin as a lens to discuss how techniques including Hypothesis-Driven Development and The Mikado Method can help teams navigate the domain of complexity.Click for more information on 'The Complexity Toolkit: Techniques for navigating uncertainty'
C4 Media is the second all remote company I’ve worked at, and the first one where I felt that remote woking really works well. A lot of how this can be made to work isn’t particularly obvious, and I find it fascinating. In this talk I want to share what I’ve learnt from seeing remote […]Click for more information on 'Working Remotely and Managing Remote Teams'
This workshop aims at defining product and project thinking. It aims also on teaching participants techniques for facilitating product thinking that they can use on their current initiatives. Workshop is very interactive and focuses on practicalities of working with products. Tools presented are based on Innovation Games activities for fostering product vision. #Product #Innovation Games […]Click for more information on 'Product thinking with Innovation Games'
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has catapulted us into a brave new world of self-driving cars, delivery drones and talking robots. A combination of AI technologies including advanced machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing are now set to change the way we build and deliver products enabling us to build smarter software faster. Imagine a […]Click for more information on 'Rise of the Machines – AI in the Agile World'
Forum Similar to a sprint review, let’s regroup to review and discuss the past two days of the conference. What have you learnt? What conversations have you had? What can you share? Also, suppose we have a team backlog. What changes should be made to the backlog so we can deliver value to the organisations […]Click for more information on 'All-hands conference “Sprint Review”'
Yes. Fun is mandatory when you learn. It can be even more fun when you teach. Join us for a fully interactive, hands-on workshop where teams experience the pain of siloed working when trying to create a product together. This session has been run extensively in a large complex organisation as part of the ‘why’ […]Click for more information on 'The Art of Agile'
Between 2015 and 2016, over 130,000 asylum seekers requested asylum in Austria – taking the country of 8.7 million people completely by surprise. As politicians were reluctant to act, civil society jumped in and founded hundreds of grassroots initiatives and projects intended to alleviate the integration process into Austrian society. However, seeing as there was […]Click for more information on 'The User Journey of a Refugee: How we introduced an Agile Mindset to the Non-Profit Sector'
Share the journey MOO has been on over the last 24 months, implementing the Spotify Model as it scaled, then evolving it further to meet our needs. I will share our organisational design, mistakes we made and how we are adapting again to overcome, highlighting we still have work to do. I will also share […]Click for more information on 'MOOtopia – Evolving the Spotify Model at MOO'
Values are often defined by the upper echelons of an organisations leadership structure. But that doesn’t mean that groups can’t define their own values, and values they wish to hold, that influence their culture and the culture of the organisation as a whole. This session will walk through the process in which teams and groups […]Click for more information on 'Guerrilla Values'
Is your Scaled Agile working? Super energise Tribe and squads through trying on the travelling cloak One of the biggest issues we have witnessed is squads having no connection to other squads in a Tribe, and Tribe leadership having limited to no connection with the squads. The learning pathways are blocked and tends to get […]Click for more information on 'Travelling Cloak: A Journey to the Powerfully Unknown'
‘Agile and Business Agility’, this session would be a panel debate between 3-4 speakers, in front of a live audience. #Agile #BusinessAgilityClick for more information on 'Panel Debate – Is there a difference between Agile and Business Agility?'
A talk that explores how we achieve vitality in the organisation. An exploration of the philosophy and practices that lead to creativity, resilience and human flourishing at work. #Agility #human-focussed #wellbeing #productivity #resilienceClick for more information on 'Practices of the Vital Organisation'
Agile is old. Good and old. The fathers of Agile started experimenting with its principles and practices back in the ‘80s, when the problem they faced was how to provide a production team with a more sensible way to develop software and deliver actual value to the stakeholders. The second wave of Agile, a couple […]Click for more information on 'Growing Adaptive Organizations'
This talk is about a true story of a start-up that reached Unicorn level. Then, they entered into another game – a growing and fierce competition rising, market forces and a complex and unknown business environment to tackle. At same time they are scaling in hyper growth! It will be covered: – how an Agile […]Click for more information on 'Stop doing Agile and embrace Modern Product Management'
In this short talk we will look at the state of agile in higher education (HE), and consider why universities have been slow to recognise and embrace agility. That the HE sector should be slow to engage and interact with agile development and organisation is remarkable, given the disruption of the sector and the erosion […]Click for more information on 'Agile in Higher Education: A Survival Guide'
Does creating change seem like a constant uphill struggle? Are you blocked by relentless resistance? Do you feel lost and alone in your efforts to create positive change? Join Portia Tung, Playmaker 001 and founder of The School of Play, in this highly interactive and fun introductory session to Playful Leadership where you will meet […]Click for more information on 'Playful Leadership: How to enable transformational change and have fun doing it'
We all want to work with a co-located team in order to increase communication and trust within the team. The reality is more and more common for big companies to have distributed teams around the world or allowing their employees to work from home several days a week. My last three years I worked for […]Click for more information on 'Lessons learned scrum mastering distributed teams'
Automate everything! is the message continuous delivery drivers broadcast… and this is great! Continuous deployment is playing an essential and decisive role in the world of software development. DevOps, as fundamental strategy for continuous delivery, is not an option anymore! However, what we should not overlook is, the key role people play as automation enablers. […]Click for more information on 'DevOps Strategy: Let’s put an end to the “War of the Roses”'
What is the future of development? In their 2018 developers’ survey, Stack Overflow asked whether developers felt ultimately responsible for the use of the code they wrote – for good or evil – and 80% of us said “no”. A year later, how do we feel today? Is it professional to ask questions about how […]Click for more information on 'Are Tech Ethics Unprofessional?'
Love remote working but hate remote meetings? This session’s for you. Remote working has some great features. People get to avoid nightmare commutes and work from places that suit them, with a diverse bunch of skilled colleagues from all over the world. Organisations can access a wider pool of talent, and cut office costs. But […]Click for more information on 'How To Fix Remote Work’s Most Troublesome Bug: Ghastly Online Meetings'
This is a bittersweet true story. It was going so well. The CEO had recognised business agility as critically relevant to the organisation. A FTSE 100 organisation that’s served its customers for 150 years. A firm whose market share is now threatened by cheaper competition, technology upstarts and market forces. The CEO had appointed a […]Click for more information on 'The rise and fall of an agile transformation. And the green shoots of recovery'
We know Agile is not a silver bullet, that Agile projects aren’t always successful, and adopting Agile across an organisation is hard. We are starting to understand the critical role that Management plays in the success of Agile adoption. It is not enough for an organisation to ‘bolt on’ agile practices to existing management hierarchy […]Click for more information on 'Management & Leadership of the Agile Organisation'
This talk is for people in working hell, who’ve been in hell, or are facing hell in front of them. How do we weather it, turn it around and use it to become effective so that we achieve greater and better things? Katherine shares a condensed version of what she’s picked up from Buddhist monks […]Click for more information on 'How to Navigate Out of Hell'
What does a Lean-Agile delivery process look like? If you had to describe one, where would you start – “from the left”, with a backlog of work to plough through, or “from the right”, with needs met by working software? And does the difference in perspective matter? The difference does indeed matter; we’ll see that […]Click for more information on 'Right to Left'