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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
 

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... 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 training... 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... Read More →


Monday November 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
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... 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... Read More →


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

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... 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... 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... Read More →



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

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
avatar for Mark Lines

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... 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
avatar for Brian Wills

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... 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
avatar for Xavier Warzee

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... Read More →


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