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We have many exciting workshops being featured at this event!
Note: 2 Half-day Workshops = 1 Full-day Workshops, and can be registered under another/different person upon request.

Day 2 - Workshops (1 Oct)

All Day / Full-day - 09h00 to 17h30

Description

Learn to dramatically expand your influence and impact in a workshop with author and Agile pioneer of  “Agile Retrospectives: How to Make Good Teams Great”.

We’ll explore and practice topics including:

  • How to drive systemic change in organizations by expanding your influence with top leadership
  • How to employ the Agile Fluency Suite (Model, Diagnostic, and Improvement Cycle) to dramatically increase your opportunities for satisfying work
  • How to build a thriving internal center of excellence or independent practice.

Diana will guide you in a variety of interactive activities, as we create your individualized plan for increasing your impact!

In this workshop, participants will explore and practice:

  • Defining your core coaching loop
  • Taking with senior leaders about improvements
  • Influencing investment plans for capturing value and meeting business needs
  • Reinforcing conversations with Agile Fluency™ Suite materials;
  • Creating a personal action plan.

Description

Practice how you can effectively tailor agile for planning your work, doing daily stand-ups with Scrum/Kanban boards, gathering feedback with product reviews/demos, and improving your way of working with agile retrospectives.

Learn how to apply agile practices with an agile mindset.
Increase your ability to pick those practices that help you to do a better job and collaborate better with your stakeholders.

The workshop is loaded with examples and suggestions to help you become more agile and lean.

Description

Leadership is not as much style as it is authenticity. Many leaders believe leadership is acting and you are one way at work and their true self emerges outside of work.

Every leader needs to be themselves, develop their own leadership style. We cannot take another leader’s style and personality as our own. We should be our own leader not act as a persona of someone else’s style.

As an Authentic leader, your team readily follows you, your organization steadily grows and you influence a positive culture.

For us to be successful leaders, we need to show up as our authentic self’s so that we can be true leaders. Based on the work done by Bill George, the creator of the “authentic leadership” approach to management, this workshop will explore the importance of your authentic self, its impact on your leadership style, 4 traits of authentic leaders and provide 5 recommended steps towards your own authentic leadership.

Morning / Half-day - 09h00 to 13h00

Description

Why Velocity alone is a poor indicator Forecasting with Probability How to create and read a CFD Methods for measuring team flow and process Simple ways to measure code quality Using metrics to inform and improve your process.

Description

In this Half-day workshop you will learn and experience what a continuous and adaptive Agile enterprise looks like where opportunities are capitalized and revenue and profits are increased.

While focusing on Agile is appropriate, we’ve got to stop Agile for Agile’s safe and instead place the emphasis on customer value and the business outcomes it can achieve.

As the world changes more quickly around us based on new trends, new technologies, new customer needs, and changing market conditions, a company’s ability to adapt becomes a necessity.

Many companies still have annual budget cycles that fix what work they will do for the year, where prior to this some ideas have been waiting to get pulled into a budget system for upwards of a year.

Great ideas could literally be waiting upwards of 2 years before it gets worked on.

  • Have you seen this occur?
  • How do you ensure that you create products and services that match the demand of the ever-changing market place of customer needs?

Afternoon / Half-day - 14h30 to 18h00

Description

Mob Programming: All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place, and on the same computer. Mob Programming is a cost-effective, collaborative and fun way to get work done together.

It’s a whole-team approach to development, where coding, designing, testing, and working with the “customer” (partner, Product Owner, User, etc.) is all done as a team.

Description

Refactoring is easy; the theories have been written and even automated in your tools. Yet many of us still have to work every day with ugly code and large amounts of technical debt. When faced with large code bases, we feel unable to begin and often fall back to the old excuse “that won’t work here.”

It’s time to get real. We are going to take a 300 line ball of mud, and show some new approaches and techniques so that you can actually start using those automated refactorings in your IDE to start safely changing your code little by little.

Description

1. Make work visible to find bottlenecks, risks and issues
2. Optimize team workflow
3. Explain what work-in-progress (WIP) has to do with time-to-market.
4. Optimize workflow across the whole Value Stream
5. Identify benefits of managing by product versus managing by project.

Day 3 - Workshops (2 Oct)

All Day / Full-day - 9h30 to 18h00

Description

Agile specifies that we should deliver working, tested software every iteration. This means it is no longer acceptable for a developer to write code and then have somebody else ensure it actually works. Developers are responsible for ensure the quality and accuracy of everything they do. As we move toward even more frequent deliveries where software is often delivered to users each day this becomes even more important.

In this workshop I hope to give you a hands-on introduction to the practices and techniques required to continuously deliver quality software. You will hunt for smells in legacy code, refactor a design using automated tools, remove duplication across subclasses, write microtests against legacy code, perform test-driven development on two problems, change a design to use a listening fake, refactor a design to fake a singleton, and perform a mock object exercise.

If you want to learn what it takes to be a modern Agile engineer then this workshop is for you.

Day 4 - Workshops (3 Oct)

All Day / Full-day - 9h30 to 18h00

Description

Give your teams an advantage right from the start. Accelerate effective
collaboration among team members. Build the teams connection to their business
partners. Or, if your team has lost its way, start them over with a liftoff.
A great liftoff provides a positive force that moves a team toward successful
delivery–time after time. It’s the most impactful moment when everyone
associated with the product vision comes together. They work together to define
the initial intentions, approach, and plans. They begin team building.
A well-run liftoff achieves alignment. The team and business create a shared
understanding about the work and why it exists. Team members clarify roles and
develop working relationships. A liftoff outlines the context for the work and why it
matters to the organization as a whole. A powerful liftoff positions your team on
the trajectory to success.
Diana Larsen, co-author of Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams,
leads this workshop. You’ll learn practical tips and techniques. You’ll
explore planning, designing, and leading the best liftoff for your team. You’ll
discover how your team forms a complex adaptive system. You’ll practice five
simple rules for setting conditions for team learning and delivery. You’ll learn how

to define the initial path to success for your team. You’ll leave with a plan custom-
designed to boost your team’s performance right from the start!

Audience:
Project sponsors, Product Development leaders, Product Managers, Product
Owners, Release train engineers/managers, Agile coaches, Scrum masters, Team
leaders, Engineering managers, Agile consultants, and anyone interested in
getting teams started in an accelerated and healthy way.

Description

By fusing both Design Thinking and Agile Methodologies, this workshop puts customer needs and real life problems at the heart of product/ feature generation.

Explore visual thinking and low fidelity Prototyping techniques to test ideas and solve problems within a collaborative setting.

This is an informal but immersive one-day learning experience.

Note: As the event organizer, we hold the right to cancel or change any talk or workshop especially if forced to do so (due to 3rd party, safety or security reasons). We will always do our best to assure any replacement with equivalent interest and engagement.