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

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Enterprise Agile Practices [clear filter]
Monday, November 6


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.


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Tamsen Mitchell

Agile Coach, Graphic Language
It all started when... Tamsen found her passion in cognitive neuroscience and humor. No, really. Graphic Language grew out of a passion for visuals, coaching and humor. It was founded by Tamsen Mitchell after years of research into what makes information compelling and memorable... Read More →

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


“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.

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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... Read More →

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


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. 

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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, backed up... Read More →

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


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.

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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