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AgileCamp Silicon Valley
November 6, 2017
Santa Clara Convention Center 
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 

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Monday, November 6
 

7:30am

Registration and Networking: Breakfast Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
avatar for Agile Transformation, Inc

Agile Transformation, Inc

Founded in 2009, Agile Transformation, Inc. (http://www.AgileTransformation.com) strives to help executives and leaders succeed with Enterprise Business Agility transformations and build healthy, high-performing teams. We help guide the process through defining a strategy, providing coaching... Read More →
avatar for Bratton & Co., Inc

Bratton & Co., Inc

Bratton and Company, Inc., is a leader in Agile serving companies from the Fortune 100 to start-ups.  With its roots in the Silicon Valley, Bratton was founded in 2009.  We provide management consulting and training in agile, lean, and leadership practices through our subsidiary, Hyperdrive Agile... Read More →
avatar for Digite, Inc

Digite, Inc

Digité, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based provider of leading-edge Lean/ Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Visual Project Management tools. Its product, SwiftKanban is a leading Enterprise/ Portfolio Kanban software being adopted eagerly by Agile teams – both IT/ Software and Business... Read More →
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. | | We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leade... Read More →
avatar for ICAgile

ICAgile

Founded in 2010, ICAgile is a leading global Agile accreditation and certification body that helps organizations design learning experiences that cultivate an agile mindset and enable sustainable organizational agility. ICAgile provides world-class learning tracks to guide organizations in the development of their curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Northeastern University offers a suite of project management degrees and certificates. The Master of Science in Project Management provides students with the practical skills and theoretical concepts they need to lead complex projects. Featuring real-world experiential learning opportunities, these programs present techniques and tools for managing long- and short-term projects, successfully and... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
203/204

8:30am

Opening/AgileCamp Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Louie (CSP, CSM, CSPO, SPC4)

Stacey Louie (CSP, CSM, CSPO, SPC4)

Managing Director/Enterprise Agile Coach, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Stacey heads Hyperdrive Agile (a Bratton company).  As an industry thought leader in Agile and Lean practices, he’s consulted Silicon Valley’s leading technology firms to achieve excellence in the areas of Scrum, Kanban, Lean UX, and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework).  Stacey’s clients include PayPal, Prudential Financial, Cisco, HP, eBay/StubHub, Docusign, Humana, Tesla, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Nike and others. Prior to Hyperdrive, Stacey served as CIO at Verisk Analytics, LogicEase, and Stewart Technology. He also held product management positions at Oracle and Inxight Software/ Xerox PARC. Stacey is the founder of AgileCamp.Org and co-founder of the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network, North... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 8:30am - 8:50am
209/210

8:50am

KEYNOTE: Lessons Deploying Lean Enterprise At Scale
How can you accelerate your journey of business transformation and enable innovation at scale? What are the key things you should do to start? What are the tools and techniques you can use? How do you prepare to have an impact?

In this keynote Barry will discuss what are the challenges and issues holding organizations back from unleashing innovation while showcasing the counter measures to apply to achieve high-performance at scale.  Barry will also share his lessons learned from engagements where he has helped enterprises rekindle their capability to explore, experiment and learn how to improve and achieve high-performance at scale.

Speakers
avatar for Barry O'Reilly

Barry O'Reilly

Co-Author, Founder of ExecCamp and Antennae, Faculty of Singularity University
Barry O'Reilly is Co-author of Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovation At Scale and a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation. | Barry works with business leaders and teams from global organizations that seek to invent the future, not fear it. Every day, Barry works with many of the... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 8:50am - 9:40am
209/210

9:50am

Startup Patterns Inside Enterprise

Everyone's got an innovation program. But do any of them really produce commercial results? It's actually quite hard to incubate startup-like teams within a large organization. But it's not impossible. Here's what I have learned by trying it with several companies.


Speakers
avatar for Sam McAfee

Sam McAfee

Product Development Coach, Startup Patterns
Sam McAfee is the author of "Startup Patterns". He has long been an active member of the Agile and Lean Startup communities of practice in the Bay Area. He has helped numerous technology product teams to be successful and deliver meaningfully for their businesses, both at large organizations and startups. He participated directly in six startups (working on his seventh), and has coached and advised countless others. He has significant hands-on experience developing a wide variety of software products, and still writes code regularly... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
207

9:50am

Business Agility Transformation - It's not about Agile, it's about Agility!

Become more customer focused & align demand with capacity by taking the Agile/Lean Mindset to the enterprise, achieving Business Agility.

Business leaders looking to bring agility to their entire organization, as well as executives and agile coaches already leading enterprise transformations will benefit from this interactive workshop. 

Leaders are facing increased pressure from their business to accelerate the pace in meeting a competitive landscape of customer demands. They have a large backlog of enterprise initiatives (high demand) with little understanding of their capacity to deliver against it.

Many businesses have adopted and scaled agile methods within their Technology areas, however, the ones seeing success in becoming more customer focused and aligning demand with capacity have taken the Agile and Lean Mindset to the enterprise, achieving Business Agility.


Speakers
avatar for Sally Elatta

Sally Elatta

President, Agile Transformation, Inc.
Sally Elatta is the president of Agile Transformation Inc, founder of AgilityHealth and author of AgileVideos.com. She is a thought leader in the space of Business Agility transformations who has advised many executives and leaders through their transformations. Sally is a dynamic and engaging speaker who has a passion for measurable and sustainable transformations... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
201

9:50am

Emergent Leadership in Action

Beyond "Inspect and Adapt" is "Sense and Respond". Both are necessary aspects of Agile leadership. The first is a trailing indicator, the second is a leading indicator. Learn and practice both in this session!

Provocative Assertion: Your organization is perfectly designed to get exactly the results you're already getting. The three cornerstones of the Agile Mindset are: Value, Leadership and Continuous Improvement. In this experiential workshop we'll focus on the Leadership aspect of Agile success.

Agile leadership works best when we include both knowing AND sensing. There are differences between *knowing what to do*, being able to do it and *being able to do it well*!

We will use two team based exercises to get immediate feedback and to sense and respond to tensions and each other in real time. 

Both exercises highlight our relationship with leadership and power; as well as the subtle influence our own stance and beliefs on our ability to create the outcomes we are hoping for.

Using direct experience to practice the craft of Agile Leadership. This is "Emergent Leadership" in action.



Speakers
avatar for David Chilcott

David Chilcott

The Grand Wazoo, Outformations, Inc.
David has an unusual set of skills that encompasses both the deeply technical and the deeply human aspects of software development. In addition to his background as a system architect and software developer, David holds a degree in group dynamics, and has completed formal trainin... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
202

9:50am

Let there be light: Seeing the battlefield is half the battle

Have you ever found yourself trying to persuade, inspire, cajole, and influence others to get everyone aligned on your vision? Did you know that involving others in the creation of a vision will yield a greater degree of commitment, engagement, and diversity of thought?  Learn powerful techniques to collaboratively craft a clear vision that provides direction, inspiration and the foundation for goal setting and action planning.


Speakers
avatar for Sinead Condon

Sinead Condon

Transformational Strategist, CA Technologies
As a Transformational Strategist, Sinéad has had the privilege and experience of working in small and large companies across diverse industries, attitudes and cultures.  Her sweet spot is the c-suite, having built a reputation as a straight shooting, thought leading human advocate... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Mackie

Kevin Mackie

Product Development Executive, CA Technologies
Kevin’s passion is bringing diverse talent together, from designers, product managers, architects, and engineers, to understand their users’ problems and build great solutions.  As a product development leader, he has led small and large (from 10 to 200) design and engineering organizations and is currently focused on bringing the power of design to agile development teams... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
212

9:50am

Better Backlogs: How to Create Products that Customers Want

Agile methodologies have improved how we build products. But how do you make sure you’re building the right thing with your Agile process? Product expert Dan Olsen will share advice from his book The Lean Product Playbook on how to build better backlogs. You will learn how to articulate and test your key hypotheses about how your product will create value for customers. Dan will teach you the Lean Product Process, an iterative methodology for achieving product-market fit, illustrated with real-world case studies.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Olsen

Dan Olsen

Product Management and Agile Consultant, Olsen Solutions
Dan Olsen is a product management and Agile consultant, speaker, and author. Dan works with product leaders to build great products and strong product teams, often as interim VP of Product. His clients include Facebook, Box, Microsoft, and One Medical Group. Dan is the author of... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
208

9:50am

Product Development: Effective Practices for Building Great Products and High-Performing Teams

So you’ve finally transitioned from doing Agile to being Agile…congratulations and welcome to last decade.  As the world marches forward toward low-code platforms and hypotheses-based product discovery, you can’t afford to stay behind.  What will it take to catch up to the industry, which is moving from software development to product development at rapid speed?  Join me to explore the benefits of transforming from a traditional software development organization into a holistic product development organization.

Key points:

·         It's not enough to just "be Agile" - product development rather than Software development is critical to a company's survival

·         Key practices in product development that align strategic management with tactical execution

·         Low-code platforms combined with Lean product development will transform the technology industry

·         The military and the Internet have given us a blueprint for optimizing product development

·         Necessary changes to the funding model (and removing the HiPPO effect)

·         How to organize teams for maximum value delivery and to become high-performing

 


Speakers
avatar for Shaun Childers

Shaun Childers

Product Manager Lead, USAA
Shaun Childers has over 20 years of experience in product and software development. A veteran consultant with deep technical knowledge and experience, Shaun knows what it takes for a company to survive in today's ultra-competitive world, one where organizations struggle with issues related to the strategic management as well as the tactical execution of product... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
206

10:50am

Morning Break: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. | | We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leade... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 10:50am - 11:10am
203/204

11:10am

Agile & UX, like Chocolate and Peanut Butter
If you're here at AgileCamp, you likely use some kind of Agile process. Yet, we're all using them in slightly different ways. What does your process look like? We will use this as a foundation to talk about how to leverage the power of design (and designers) to:
- Understand the right problem to solve
- Understand it well enough to solve it effectively
- To validate our assumptions about the problem
- To craft engage, useful designs
- To quickly validate those designs before we invest in building it
- To test those solutions at the end of a sprint (before we ship)
- To try ideas out in the wild without disrupting your entire customer base

Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of what design is, what designers do, but most of all how this knowledge can help them build better software to deliver more value to their customers.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Mackie

Kevin Mackie

Product Development Executive, CA Technologies
Kevin’s passion is bringing diverse talent together, from designers, product managers, architects, and engineers, to understand their users’ problems and build great solutions.  As a product development leader, he has led small and large (from 10 to 200) design and engineering organizations and is currently focused on bringing the power of design to agile development teams... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
207

11:10am

Basic Agile
Looking for an introductory exploration of Agile?  Join us for an information packed, experiential session to learn more about:

  • Agile and the values and principles supporting a new way of working
  • Agile frameworks, and specifically Scrum practices
  • Lean principles, and the relationship to Agile and Scrum
 This is a perfect session for someone new to Agile!  

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Louie (CSP, CSM, CSPO, SPC4)

Stacey Louie (CSP, CSM, CSPO, SPC4)

Managing Director/Enterprise Agile Coach, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Stacey heads Hyperdrive Agile (a Bratton company).  As an industry thought leader in Agile and Lean practices, he’s consulted Silicon Valley’s leading technology firms to achieve excellence in the areas of Scrum, Kanban, Lean UX, and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework).  Stacey’s clients include PayPal, Prudential Financial, Cisco, HP, eBay/StubHub, Docusign, Humana, Tesla, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Nike and others. Prior to Hyperdrive, Stacey served as CIO at Verisk Analytics, LogicEase, and Stewart Technology. He also held product management positions at Oracle and Inxight Software/ Xerox PARC. Stacey is the founder of AgileCamp.Org and co-founder of the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network, North... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
212

11:10am

5 Things You Need to Do to Scale Your Agile Adoption

Companies face 5 common challenges when it comes to Agile scaling efforts. We discuss these challenges and strategies organizations can use to overcome them.

Organizations can improve their Agile scaling efforts by focusing on 5 common challenges: the way work is chartered, how people come together to form teams, how their values and working agreements are protected, how they are helped to remove impediments, and how they learn to improve what they deliver and how they deliver, based on feedback. These common challenges can derail and distract the efforts of the organization to reap the benefits of agile, empirical product delivery. This presentation discusses these challenges and strategies organizations can use to overcome them.


Speakers
avatar for Kurt Bittner

Kurt Bittner

VP, Enterprise Solutions, Scrum.org
Kurt Bittner has more than 30 years of experience delivering working software in short, feedback-driven cycles. His focus is on helping organizations build strong, self-organizing, high-performance teams that deliver solutions that customers love. He is based in Boulder, Colorado... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
202

11:10am

How to (not) Get Promoted as an Agile Leader: A Case Study in Career Advancement as an Agilist
Being successful has connotations which are most visibly seen in title, compensation, and leading large organizations.  But does that naturally equate to being a good leader, much less a great leader.  Let’s be honest, how many Chief Project Manager Officers have you seen reporting into a CEO and influencing execution for a company?  This session will cover topics on how to apply Agile in your personal life, the meaning of leading with positivity, how to be smart versus acting smart, and above all else, how to be one of the “good” leaders in the world of Agile.  We’ll also cover elements of social psychology as it applies to Agile and how it can be used to influence decision-makers in your company.  At a minimum, I promise several references to pop culture, bad movies, and at least one zombie reference as it relates to agile development! 

Speakers
avatar for Yoon Chung

Yoon Chung

Head of Global Program Management, Symphony Communications
Yoon wants to live in a world where user stories come wrapped in dark chocolate and meetings always end in a song and a dance.  | | With a career spanning 20+ years, Yoon has worked in companies such as Sun Microsystems, PayPal, and Rosetta Stone doing the full gamut of project, program, and agile software development... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
206

11:10am

What am I in Agile? Role and responsibility clarity for Agile teams

Ever feel like a square peg in a round hole?  Are you undergoing or considering an Agile transformation in your enterprise and wonder how, or even if, your team’s jobs map to this new ‘Agile' thing?

If so, you are not alone, many people struggle with this fundamental question, ‘What am I in Agile?'  Join us in this session to learn how to effectively map any person to the new Agile roles needed as a foundation for a high performing Agile team, regardless of their current role or job title.


Speakers
avatar for Ian Maple

Ian Maple

Enterprise Agile Leader, Intuit
Ian is currently serving as the Enterprise Agile Leader for Intuit, a California based financial solutions company with 8000 employees in offices in the United States, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Israel. He is responsible for building and driving an enterprise Agile program which delivers a consistent, yet highly flexible, Agile approach to hundreds of teams around the world as they advance to the next level of... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
201

11:10am

Untangling the MVP - Accelerating Product-Market Fit

Getting to MVP quickly is a critical milestone for teams. Learn why, a framework for lean validation, and how to reduce risk along the way.

The MVP or Minimum Viable Product, popularized by Lean Startup, plays a critical role in Lean product validation.  It is the most important test to demonstrate that product-market fit has been achieved.  Yet teams are often unclear what an MVP is and how to prioritize it versus other research options.

In this session, Lean product management expert Greg Cohen will shed light on the history of the MVP, how it fits into Lean product validation, and how three different companies approached the MVP in new product introductions with a focus on B2B situations.  


Speakers
avatar for Greg Cohen

Greg Cohen

Founder, Agile Excellence LLC
Greg is a 20-year Product Management veteran with extensive experience in understanding customer needs and collaborating with development to create market-driven products. He is an expert and strong advocate of customer centric design, Agile development, and a pioneer of Lean product management methods. He has worked and consulted to venture start-ups and large companies alike, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products, data analytics, and medical diagnostics and devices. Companies include Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Experian, ideaLab!, Instill, Kaiser, Mako Surgical, Pandesic, People Fluent, SunTrust, and Walmart.com. Greg is the author of the... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
208

12:10pm

Lunch: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. | | We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leade... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 12:10pm - 12:40pm
203/204

12:40pm

KEYNOTE: Agility: The Difference Between Surviving and Thriving
We are at the precipice of unprecedented change. Questions over business viability and the future of work are ubiquitous, especially as technologies like AI and machine learning are impacting business strategies. This is not the time to be immobilized by risk aversion or complacent by status quo. Successful organizations will become champions of agility and leaders will be stewards in this rapidly changing world.  Learn how businesses and leaders are embracing the future of agility.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Bennett

Jen Bennett

Technical Director, CTO Office, Google Cloud, Google
Jen is a Technical Director in the Office of the CTO bringing a passion to inspire customers to transform their business through data, analytics and machine learning. Prior to Google, Jen was the GM and VP Product Management of Manufacturing Software at GE Digital focusing on digital transformation leveraging data, analytics and intelligence to optimize people, process and machines. Prior to GE, Jen spent 6 years at Cisco Systems in Emerging Technology and Cloud Collaboration Technology Group and 9 years at Avid Technology/Pinnacle Systems. Jen holds a... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 12:40pm - 1:30pm
209/210

1:40pm

Scaling Such Great Heights: Salesforce's 11 Year Agile Story

Failures?... YES!

Was it Humbling?... Very

Did we Inspect and Adapt?....Hell Yeah!!...

Customers constantly ask for the recipe to our secret sauce. How did we scale to 450 teams and 45 business units, across a global organization? "We want THAT!"

A transformation case study, overlaid with how to recognize your cognitive biases using an intergral agile lens.

 


Speakers
avatar for Tamsen Mitchell

Tamsen Mitchell

Agile Coach, Salesforce
Tamsen has worked at a bunch of companies for a number of years - but that's a BLAH speaker profile. | | More importantly, she has fun doing it. With a background in architecture, video games and then Pixar. She's always been part of strong creative, storytelling-based envi... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
206

1:40pm

“Buy a Feature”: Agile prioritization that aligns your strategy with budget
Maintaining alignment from strategy to budget allocation and through execution can be a difficult path to navigate. A zero-based budgeting approach, supported with Agile mindset, can be a game changer for organizations who are looking for a fresh approach to what can often be a very tactical process rather than an exploration of possibilities. This hands-on session will explore we used "Buy a Feature" technique to enable a fundamentally new conversation when it comes to exploring priorities, quickly digging deep into implications, and allocating a budget that enables execution.

Speakers
avatar for Audrey McLaughlin

Audrey McLaughlin

Corporate Affairs Business Operations Manager, Cisco
Audrey McLaughlin is a Business Operation Manager for Cisco's Corporate Social Responsibility organization.  Audrey is responsible for the processes that deliver long range strategic planning, annual budget planning and quarterly operational reviews.  Audrey’s focus is on using i... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
208

1:40pm

Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Your Company

Avvo is a 10-year old company that is in high growth mode. In June, Kevin Goldsmith joined Avvo as its CTO after three years at Spotify. He will share learnings of how the team is bringing a lean and agile culture to this rapidly growing company. How do you scale the tools of transformation from the team to the company? In a company eager for change, how do you decide where to invest and how fast to go? Kevin will also share some of the programs that have been put into place to begin the transition from a top-down to bottom-up culture.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Goldsmith

Kevin Goldsmith

CTO, Avvo
Kevin Goldsmith is the Chief Technology Officer at Avvo in Seattle, overseeing all Development, Data, Dev Ops and IT teams. Previously he was the Vice President of Engineering, Consumer at Spotify in Stockholm, Sweden, leading the development of the product and streaming services... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
201

1:40pm

Dream Teams: Making Your Agile Dream (Team) Come True

What differentiates high performance teams and dream teams? What’s our role as team members and as leaders to foment a dream team culture?

Almost all of us have been on a high performance team. Just invite us, and we’ll sign up for another in a second! Typically, it was a team for which we worked harder - but from which we took away more exhilaration and joy - than any other team in our careers. 

What made it so? And what can we do to get it again?

Successful software development cultures are ones that are not just performant but that also both delight customers and are a joy for every team member to be part of. 

One of the characteristics that differentiates agile cultures is that (finally!) it’s not just managers who are responsible for crafting culture - but everyone. Yes, every one of the various kinds of managers engaged with product and project teams have a role in crafting culture and supporting the emergence of high performance teams. But agile, done well, means every one of us engages in the crafting of it. 

Ultimately, stellar team experiences derive from us. We need to truly trust and respect and engage and share - behaviors that can feel at odds with the fierce independence from whence we’ve come.

How can people who are often introverted, highly-logical, independent thinkers not only form teams but make those teams self-organizing and high-performance? What’s the role of leaders in crafting culture that supports emergence of high performance teams? What can we all do to be part of a high performance team once again? How do we make our dream teams come true?

 



Speakers
avatar for Ron Lichty

Ron Lichty

Interim VP Engineering and Advisory, Ron Lichty Consulting
Ron Lichty has been alternating between consulting with and managing software development and product organizations for over 25 years at companies like Apple Computer, Fujitsu, Charles Schwab, Avenue A | Razorfish, Forensic Logic, Stanford, and Check Point, using various forms of iterative and incremental development, in the last two decades using scrum, XP, kanban and other agile approaches. His career... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
212

1:40pm

Enterprise Agility – Leadership Science? No it’s Leadership Magic! Come see the “Tricks we have Up Our Sleeves!”

The Stage Coach, the Dodo Bird, Cassette Tapes, Newspaper Classified Ads, etc. what do these things have in common?  They are all obsolete…Leaders who understand the “magic” of Enterprise Agility are the ones that will ensure their organizations remain relevant!


Speakers
avatar for CJ Walker

CJ Walker

Professor of the Practice, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University
As Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies; Dr. Walker Waite brings her “Transformational Project Leader” holistic approach integrating strategy, project delivery and organizational transformation to achieve sustainable results while promoting organizational agility and increasing business... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
202

1:40pm

High-performing Doesn't Happen Overnight, It Takes Practice
Have you ever completed a class, and then was told – “go forth, be an expert”? You’re not alone. This session is about a missing key in our agile adoption journey - practice!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Badgley

Matt Badgley

Lean/Agile Coaching and Services Director, Version One
Matt’s career journey has had him wearing many hats ranging from Systems Analyst to Programmer to IT Manager to Programmer to Director. Today, he works as a coach/change agent and team director at VersionOne. He’s a practicing learner, aspiring leader, and he’s constantly walking the line between pragmatism and conviction when it comes to the application of Lean / Agile principles and practices... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
207

2:40pm

Afternoon Break: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. | | We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leade... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 2:40pm - 3:00pm
203/204

3:00pm

Agile Portfolio Estimation; Buffering with Risk and Dependency Analysis

If you do portfolio-level planning, it’s probably anti-agile. Here's a method for long-term agile estimation, to avoid wild guesses and big up-front-design.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a method for breaking down major releases, estimating with any level of work granularity, and creating a plan that is considerate of team-level risk analysis. 



Speakers
avatar for Rob Dull

Rob Dull

Agile Coach - IT, Salesforce
Rob has been an Agile Coach for Salesforce for 4 years, working with scrum and kanban teams throughout IT.   | | He is passionate about work-life integrity and the absolute importance of a purposeful culture. He has an infectious enthusiasm for Lean and Agile transformation, bac... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
206

3:00pm

Did That Really Just Happen? How We Pulled Off a Company-Wide Agile Transformation in 6 Months

Focusing on authentic conversation with particular attention to breakdowns (process, communication, alignment, etc) served as a widespread platform for change at Stem.  The stewardship of these conversations, and the near obsessive demand that they happen at the whiteboard, flattened the org in a matter of weeks, dissolving org hierarchy and normalizing urgency for the true imperatives of the business.  Come hear how the impossible was achieved through a re-embracing of the Agile principles.


Speakers
avatar for Josh Lehman

Josh Lehman

Product Manager, Stem, Inc.
Josh Lehman works on innovations in the clean energy industry. He is currently a Product Manager at Stem, Inc., where he helped lead a company-wide transformation using agile practices from January to September 2017. In the past, Josh has developed and executed business models for energy retrofit financing, smart inverters, electric grid management systems, and residential energy... Read More →
avatar for Aaron De Yonker

Aaron De Yonker

Head of Product Management, Stem, Inc.
Starting in consumer electronics in the mid-90’s, Aaron found his way into Cleantech circa 2007 and saw a massive opportunity to bring more customer focus and Agile sensibility to a slow-moving industry on the verge of complete transformation.  Since then he has overseen the release of Siemens intelligent energy platform, built the... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
208

3:00pm

Visualizing & Creating High-Performance Customer-Centric Design
Companies that combine agile w/ a customer-centric mindset are 60% more profitable. Increase customer experience innovations within an agile culture.

“Our job, says Amazon CEO Bezos, is to invent new options that nobody’s ever thought of before and see if customers like them.” The World’s Most Innovative Company - Fast Company March 2017 Deloitte and Touche found that customer-centric companies were 60% more profitable compared to companies that were not focused on the customer. Having a strong company wide customer focus is more important than being agile alone to create high-performance design. Learn how to keep the customers needs, emotions and behavioral actions at the center of every design to generate the most value. Harvesting insights from feedback and driving them back into the customer experience with speed at scale makes a company innovative and agile. Understanding the mindset and process for this way of working is the key to continuously delivery maximum customer value. Understanding the mindset and framework will give you the power to co-create a customer-centric culture where you are free to rapidly test and ship your most innovative ideas daily, ultimately delivering more value to your customers sooner. 

Speakers
avatar for Chloe Bregman

Chloe Bregman

Agile Coach, Future Design
Chloe Bregman is an innovative 360°Customer-centric product development leader and change agent that catalyzes the transformation of people and Fortune 500 companies. She agile coaches executives and product teams teams to powerfully embrace the mindset of possibility and focused execution. Chloe blends her deep knowledge of design, product management, and marketing with the mindset of possibility and authentic leadership to develop teams and companies to their greatest potential. As a creative executive with 8+ years of experience building global products and brands, she has worked with CEOs to envision and execute new direction for their companies, transformed chaotic engineering groups into thriving productive Scrum/XP teams and mentored 100s of designers to increase their impact and happiness at work. Recently, Chloe taught UX Design at General Assembly. Prior to that, she transformed design across a company as... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
202

3:00pm

How Does Middle Management Fit In An Agile Organization?

In an increasingly agile world, do we still need middle managers?  Clearly we do, but middle management and HR departments must adapt or never meet the promise of highly motivated and productive teams.  Some of the changes required may be considered quite radical when compared to traditional HR practices.  But without these changes you will have difficulty attracting and retaining the talent you need.

In this session, Mark Lines provides an overview of trends we see in organizational design, career paths, the new role of middle management, and some progressive ideas regarding compensation and performance management.


Speakers
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Mark Lines

Managing Partner, Scott Ambler & Associates
Mark Lines is Managing Partner at Scott Ambler. He is an Enterprise Agile Coach and co-creator of the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework. Mark is co-author with Scott Ambler of three books on Disciplined Agile including the latest called An Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile (2017). Mark helps clients around the world transform from traditional to lean and agile enterprises. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and blogs about DAD... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
207

3:00pm

How Leadership Can "FORM" an Agile Ecosystem
As a leader, have you wondered how to create an environment for your Agile teams to truly thrive? If you answered yes, you’ll want to come to this workshop to learn how leaders can "FORM" an Agile Ecosystem including: Fun work environment, Obstacle removal, Rewarding teams, and Mentoring and coaching teams. Brian and other members of the Agile Mentoring Program (AMP) “Movement” are providing this model for free because they're tired of most Agile transformations failing due to 11 "giants" who are out to mess with your Agility! It is this Movement's mission to "Uncover better ways of producing valuable, working Agile Transformations by doing it and helping others do it through the Agile Mentoring Program (AMP), a self-organizing cell-division framework." Oh, and did we mention that it's all free?!? :)  AMP has been used successfully at Symantec, HP, Disney, EXL, Nova/ProMatch, and various consulting companies so come join the fun and learn how to make your Agile Transformation rock, too!

Speakers
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Brian Wills

President, Max Agility
Mr. Wills is the President of MaxAgility Corporation and is an innovative and insightful leader, focused on helping others progress on their Agile Journey. Brian collaborated with other colleagues in our Agile Community to create the freely-available Agile Mentoring Program (AMP) so that transformations would... Read More →



Monday November 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
212

3:00pm

SOS Titanic: Be a Highly Performant Team to Save Your Life!

For agile teams, Individuals and interactions are essential to highly perform.  Join us to experiment how you will interact to save your life after the SOS from the Titanic!

 


Speakers
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Xavier Warzee

Agile Coach, Scrum Conseil
Xavier Warzee is an agile coach since 10 years. Xavier coach organizations, teams, individuals in their journey to adopt agile values, principles and practices. Xavier preferred approach is to use games - agile games, innovation games, gamestorming, ... - to generate insights to keep individuals, teams and organizations autonomous in their agile... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
201

4:10pm

KEYNOTE: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization

The talk will explore the lessons learned from vanguard companies in the east, west, north and south as they unleash the power of organizational self-management. In the west, one American company grew from zero to dominate its industry sector, with products consumed by nearly everyone in the U.S. and millions more around the globe. In the east, a struggling Chinese manufacturer unleashed its inner dragon and became an admired global leader in its industry. In the north, this Scandinavian dynamo found superior financial returns in slashing bureaucracy and creating the workplace of the future. In the south, this Brazilian maverick learned how to balance freedom with accountability and wrote a business story for the ages.

 What you’ll take away:

• Learn How to Create a Highly Scalable Enterprise (Without Needing Bosses or Titles)

• Learn How to Drive Organizational Agility, Innovation and Resilience through Organizational Self-Management

• Learn How Organizational Self-Management Can Create Strategic Business Advantage

• Learn How to Slash the Costs of Management, the Least Efficient Activity of Any Enterprise

• Learn How to Drive Human Engagement and Productivity 


Speakers
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Doug Kirkpatrick

Author & TEDx Speaker, NuFocus Strategic Group
Doug Kirkpatrick is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, author, and educator. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Blog on Great Work Cultures, and a partner in NuFocus Strategic Group, an international consulting firm whe... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 4:10pm - 5:00pm
209/210

5:15pm

RECEPTION: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
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Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. | | We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leade... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Evolution Lounge