Talks

March 21, 2019
09:15  -  10:15

Right to Left

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?

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March 21, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

How to Navigate Out of Hell

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?

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March 21, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

Management and Leadership of the Agile Organisation

What does agile do to management? How can agile leadership survive and thrive? How do we communicate that? We’ll discuss the new and different face of management and leadership in a truly agile organisation.

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March 22, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

What to Build First: Goal-Oriented MVP

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?

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March 21, 2019
10:45  -  11:30
March 21, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Are Tech Ethics Unprofessional?

Is it professional to ask questions about how code will be used? Or not our place? Are tech ethics the way of the future or inherently unprofessional?

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March 21, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

DevOps Strategy: Let’s Put an End to the “War of the Roses”

Where do people fit into the automating world of DevOps? Let’s take a deep dive in the challenging situations our developers and operators face, in order to achieve an outstanding DevOps success story!

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March 21, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Lessons Learned Scrum Mastering Distributed Teams

We all want to work with a co-located team but 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. Here’s my story of Scrum Mastering distributed teams. 

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March 21, 2019
11:45  -  12:45

Playful Leadership: How to Enable Transformational Change and Have Fun Doing it

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.

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March 21, 2019
12:40  -  13:00

Agile in Higher Education: A Survival Guide

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.

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March 21, 2019
12:40  -  13:10

Fun Tryout Session: Sample Some Meditation Techniques

A very fun tryout session for novices and beginners.  Have you ever wondered what ‘meditation’ is all about but didn’t want to be trapped into long uncomfortable sessions, or have to sit through ‘hippy trippy’ stuff? Then this is for you – you get to sample a few different types of meditation, interpreted from a variety […]

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March 21, 2019
13:10  -  13:30

Stop Doing Agile and Embrace Modern Product Management

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 […]

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March 21, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Panel Debate – Is There a Difference Between Agile and Business Agility?

‘Agile and Business Agility’ will be an exciting panel debate among four speakers speakers, in front of our live audience.

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March 21, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Growing Adaptive Organizations

How can we help people shifting their perception of ‘what needs to be done’ considering three different, related agile dimensions? And what are the practical implications of this? It’s time for companies to start rethinking themselves.

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March 21, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Practices of the Vital Organisation

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 #resilience

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March 21, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Travelling Cloak: A Journey to the Powerfully Unknown

Is your Scaled Agile working? Super energise Tribe and squads through trying on the travelling cloak.

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March 21, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

The User Journey of a Refugee: How we introduced an Agile Mindset to the Non-Profit Sector

In this talk, I will tell you about how we went from domain name to wireframes to a registered society and an up-and-running website within just four months, serving an influx of 130,000 asylum seekers  — vision, transparency, teamwork, iterations and the pull principle for Agile for Good!

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March 21, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

MOOtopia – Evolving the Spotify Model at MOO

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 […]

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March 21, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

A New Generation of Anti-Pattern: Self-Diagnosis As Solution

As the Agile landscape has evolved, concurrently, so have the anti-patterns that Agile teams create, adopt and embed within their practice. Over the last 17 years, the Agile Manifesto has 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 […]

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March 21, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

The Art of Agile

Yes. Fun is mandatory when you learn. It can be even more fun when you teach. In this hands-on workshop learn how to break down silos and helps create cross-organisational products. Join us for a fully interactive workshop where teams experience the pain of siloed working when trying to create a product together. This session […]

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March 21, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

Death by User Stories

Do you find that user stories grow and multiply until you can’t fit them in your iteration? Are you struggling to see the big picture?  Are you lost in user story hell? OOPSI to save the day!

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March 21, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

Rise of the Machines – AI in the Agile World

In this session we’ll examine the AI capabilities available today in simple layman’s terms and explore how these will be used to augment and shape the agile world of tomorrow.

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March 21, 2019
16:00  -  17:45

Coaching is Applied Psychology

In this interactive workshop, Linda will look at the WHY and the HOW of being a manager who uses coaching alongside other leadership styles. There will be a number of short “buzz” sessions for delegates to practice some coaching techniques in pairs or small groups. Linda will share stories and examples from her experiences of […]

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March 21, 2019
16:00  -  17:45

Product Thinking with Innovation Games

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.

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March 21, 2019
17:00  -  17:45

Working Remotely and Managing Remote Teams

How do you know if remote work is for you? What are the common pitfalls of remote work and its mitigations? I’ll share the techniques for managing remote teams along the way.

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March 21, 2019
17:00  -  17:45

The Complexity Toolkit: Techniques for Navigating Uncertainty

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.

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March 22, 2019
09:15  -  10:15

Business Agility, Beyond the Buzzword

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 organisations.

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March 22, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

The Chameleon Effect: Business Agility and Adaptability Lessons

Business agility is rooted in the leadership style, the work design, work-climate and people development. Bold visions and harsh realities require new forms of Agility and Adaptability.

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March 22, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

Continuous Reteaming: Adopt Self-selection and Start Moving People to the Work!

What if your engineering teams didn’t have to be static? What if you could form them, disband them or adapt their composition every 3 months? And people could pick what they work on? Is it a recipe for disaster? Or would it give you the flexibility to work on what has the highest business impact, […]

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March 22, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

Thursday is the new Friday – The 4-Day Working Week

This talk walks you through our learnings of our four days a week remote work experiment: the good, the bad and the ugly.

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March 22, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

Retrospecting your Retrospectives

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!

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March 22, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Orchestrating Continuous Experiments

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.

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March 22, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Culture: Startups Wish They Were Bigger, Big Companies Dream of Being Startup-ish. So what?

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?

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March 22, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Business Agility – Increasing your Organisation’s Competitiveness

This Business Agility talk addresses how organisations can handle market pressure and opportunity. It covers: Closing the gap between vision and execution The ambidextrous organisation and portfolio management Determining strategic fit with the vision Mindset and ways of working Reducing the delay between alignment effort, execution and ROI Governance, execution and enablers.

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March 22, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Growing Coaches within your Organisation

This workshop will introduce you to the Agile Coaching Growth wheel that Helen and Mark have used to help their clients grow world class ScrumMasters, Agile coaches and other servant leaders.

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March 22, 2019
12:40  -  13:00

How Organisations Prevent Themselves From Being Agile

Goal: To cover (or uncover) three common patterns during Agile adoption by organizations. There are many common patterns I observed in organizations during implementing Agile mindset and Scrum framework. Let’s focus on three of them: I observed many patterns that may lead to ineffective, frustrating Agile adoption: 1. No need for change or to re-organize. […]

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March 22, 2019
13:10  -  13:30

Organisational Agile Coaches – Should They be Permanent Employees?

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 #coaching

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March 22, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

State of Agile Using Wardley Maps

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.

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March 22, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Establishing Business Agility at the Bank

This case study explains how ThoughtWorks supported this change journey at a major bank, collaborating with both the business and IT, the results that were achieved, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

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March 22, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Growing an Agile Culture

In this talk we will explore how creating a culture of agility across an organisation helps to enhance well-being, productivity and growth.

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March 22, 2019
13:45  -  15:30

Product Leadership Lessons from the Samurai

“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.

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March 22, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

Did we Leave Leaders Behind?

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.

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March 22, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

More Than A Scrum Master?

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.

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March 22, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

Rules in Agile Transformation: 80/20 and “Not Everybody Likes to Dance”

Let’s try to connect the 80/20 rule and “not everybody likes to dance” rule together to have a better understanding of the problem. 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 […]

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March 22, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

Boost Your Team’s Productivity with a Powerful Visual Management!

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?

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March 22, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

Diversity, Chocolate and Safe Cracking

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?

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March 22, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

The Four Horsemen of Toxic Behaviour

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, […]

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March 22, 2019
17:00  -  17:45

Forum: All-hands Conference “Sprint Review”

Similar to a sprint review, in this open forum, 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 […]

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