March 22, 2018

The Business Impact of Technical Excellence & Software Craftsmanship

10:30  -  11:15

Talk After many years in professional software development, we experienced the impact of Business’ decisions on IT, the importance of IT quality for the Business, and the role of design principles and technical practices to achieve technical excellence. In an unexpected turn of events, we learned our assumptions were flawed: the business impact on IT […]

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Agile is Dead

10:30  -  11:15

Talk  Scrum is today the most adopted Agile practice in the world. Since it was introduced to the world in 1995 in the Oopsla conference at Austin, Texas, in the USA, by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, Scrum changed the way the majority of the organizations develop software. Organisations, courses, trainers, certifications, and adoption success […]

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Introducing the Healing Organisation

11:30  -  12:15

Talk  What if learning capacity were not the key differentiator between adaptive organisations, but rather the ability to heal? This presentation explores the question: what if we made healing the core value of an organisation? Richard will present some key principles of the healing organisation. He’ll explore how individuals, teams and organisations can set themselves […]

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Embracing Change: The Challenges of Changing ‘Traditional’ Mindsets

11:30  -  12:15

Talk  Many organisations are beginning to feel the need to be leaner and more nimble in order to better adapt to today’s ever-changing and uncertain world. This is especially true for the digital space – a sector where technology is creating new behaviours and competitors at an unprecedented rate. What many companies are discovering is […]

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What can Putting a Man on the Moon Teach us About Agile?

12:25  -  12:45

Talk Though launching a rocket into space feels like the most waterfall project one will ever do, the journey to the moon is an extraordinary journey of exploration, experimentation and in fact agility. This talk will be relaxed, will include much space geekiness & anecdotes, and will draw many parallels between the most ambitious programme […]

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Three Key Challenges of Leadership in Pursuit of Business Agility

12:55  -  13:15

Talk Deceivingly simple, yet hard to achieve. – These challenges relate to leadership teams, the organisation of work, and how people are treated. We will identify the challenges, their impact, and some pointers for experiments to address them. Tags: Agile, Leadership (slides)  

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The Productivity Puzzle

13:30  -  14:15

Talk  The UK economy has suffered from low productivity for a long time now, named the productivity puzzle by the Office for Budget Responsibility.  It’s hard to resist a good puzzle so we’ll take a look at how productivity is measured, why it isn’t about how hard people are working and what the solution of […]

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Scrum is From Mars, Kanban is From Venus

13:30  -  14:15

Talk  There is a lot of noise and miss-understanding about Scrum and Kanban working together. This session is a simple and intuitive explanation of how to create collaboration between teams and methods to generate value flow for customers. It includes an explanation of Kanban at the Service Level, and how it differs from but complements […]

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Agility Requires Excellence

14:30  -  15:15

Talk  You want to become agile. So you re-name some roles in your teams, do the meetings and rituals you found in the Scrum guide, run two week sprints. But this is not enough. In order to be really agile – to deliver real value to real users faster, more reliably and with less risk […]

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Agility Needs HR, and HR Need Agility

15:45  -  16:30

Talk  Agile is not just about ceremonies, deployment tactics, technology and tooling – it’s about solid foundations in recruitment, management, career development, communications and an overall alignment to the company’s purpose and values. At the heart of some of these are everybody’s favourite function – HR. To succeed in releasing agility in your organisation your […]

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It’s not Done Until it’s Gone!

16:45  -  17:30

Talk  Time and time again I see the team or portfolio boards with a magical “Done” column that everyone strives to put their cards in. Have you considered that when you put the stories, products and services in that column, they are far from “done” in fact, they have just started their proper lifecycle! The […]

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Quality Assurance Coach

16:45  -  17:30

Talk  In an Agile environment, the QA position must transform himself, because the testing paradigm has changed. Ensuring the process and test case coverage are respected are not anymore the priority. The QA need now to ensure quality is reviewed at the earliest time and the full team is part of this and not only the […]

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March 23, 2018

The Agile Army

10:30  -  11:15

Talk What could the Agile/Scrum Community learn from the Army? Is the mindset a chain of Command and Control of resources (following and obeying orders)? During this interactive session, we will answer these questions and more. Exploring the speakers personal experiences of Agile in the Army and how he and his colleagues faced this on […]

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Getting Them to Get it: Communicating Beyond the Agile Bubble

10:30  -  11:15

Talk Ever had problems with people beyond Agile understanding what you’re up to? It’s a constant challenge. Whether we’re communicating with executives, with customers or with other people, we need to be heard in order to deliver great work. But too often, they just don’t seem to get it, despite it being so… obvious!!! What […]

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Transforming the A in ASOS to Agile

10:30  -  11:15

Talk We are Agile Coaches and Delivery Managers at ASOS. We run and support a few of our 65 engineering teams. We want to share a part of our story – exciting and not free of challenges. ASOS Web & Apps evolution and scaling: the journey so far, some of the things that we are […]

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The Kanban Guide: Self-Coaching Options for Teams

11:30  -  12:15

Talk  Most teams exploring Kanban never go beyond Proto-Kanban. Although this provides significant improvements, we ask ourselves, “How can a full Kanban System evolve?” When working at Ding.com, JP and Jose had that same question. The company had a wide education programme to introduce all its staff to Kanban. The next step was to encourage […]

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The Journey to be a Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP)

12:25  -  12:45

Raquel will provide an introduction to what it means to be a CSP. She will share insights on her experiences when she decided to embrace a new challenge and what drove her there? Tags: Scrum (slides)

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#play14

12:55  -  13:15

Talk ‘Learning’ has become a tricky word. It means different things to different people and more often than not, it has a tendency to always take a back foot when we become ‘too busy’. There is a wonderful saying by Mahatma Gandhi: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were […]

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Transforming a Profession: Barclay’s Internal Audit’s Journey With Agility

13:30  -  14:15

Talk  We’re going to look at a case study about Barclays Internal Audit’s Journey with agility. BIA has grown a culture of learning with a focus on early value delivery and adaptability. Their work has led them to the creation of an industry-wide forum where the profession has embraced these new ways of working. We’ll […]

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Be a pod of Dolphins, not a Dancing Elephant

13:30  -  14:15

Talk  This talk will present the core concepts of Exponential Business Agility, or XBA. XBA is a set of patterns for organising value streams around self-organising, autonomous teams, and is part of the XSCALE approach to scaling agile. XBA combines the Spotify model with practice patterns drawn from the Iroquois Confederacy, the most successful and […]

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Leaning Towards the Future

14:30  -  15:15

Talk  The world of work is rapidly changing with new ways of working, new technologies and new demands. In this torrent of change and under mounting pressures to create more with less it’s easy to forget to forget to tend to human needs. Let’s look towards a future of work where these challenges are met […]

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AgileHR and Scrum

14:30  -  15:15

Talk Learn how AgileHR can use Scrum to help  people to be empowered. The take-away from this is how AgileHR helps your organisation progress & tangibly improve it’s Business Agility by being Agile! – How HR use Scrum to help Teams evolve – Why AgileHR are the leaders for Agile Culture – Enabling Diversity & […]

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Challenging Limiting Beliefs – Unlocking Your Organisation’s Peopl­e Potential

15:45  -  16:30

Talk  Do you or people in your organisation hold beliefs that limit potential? Is your Agile transformation not gaining the traction you expected? As change agents and leaders we are often focused on change at the organisation level, while important, there is a tendency to forget people are a vital part of this complex system. […]

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From Agile Mentor to Agile Coach: Growing a Deeper Understanding of Coaching

15:45  -  16:30

Talk  It turns out Agile Coaching is something very different to what many people think it is. 18 Months ago, Toby started working as an Agile Coach which led him to a disorientating dilemma. Toby was confident he knew lots about Agile, but he always wondered what coaching was all about. He was soon to […]

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Agile and Organisational Resilience: Creating Opportunities Through Crisis and Change

15:45  -  16:30

Talk  The agile and lean mindset enables enterprises to continuously reorientate itself to respond to changing market forces. It enables teams to create new customer propositions to replace retiring cash cows. This application is becoming increasingly recognised across business functions and industries. In what other business concerns will the agile and lean mindset next cast […]

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