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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)

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.

Half-day (Morning) - 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?

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.

Half-day (Afternoon) - 14h30 to 18h00

Description

A deep dive into the triple helix of complexity thinking, distributed leadership, and team science.

We will have new materials, and we can explore each helix, and the concepts in each of them, and the new thinking on how to approach organizational transformations.

Companies have significant problems with their operating models and their behaviors (team science and human factors) and to successfully solve these issues just applying an agile xyz will not work! What we need to do is fully understand the system, and either correct the behaviors in teams and leadership while teaching them complex system theories alongside systems thinking and tools.

Lean, agile, scrum, design thinking, Kanban etc all become tools and techniques to be applied in contexts where they make sense. Context determines approach, and there are no one size fits all quick fixes, and transforming companies goes way beyond agile or scrum. This is what Flow explains and the Toyota Flow System addresses. It is NOT a framework, it is a system of understanding, a system of learning, TFS is more than just agility and innovation; it’s also about resilience and safety. This means it’s applicable to every kind of scenario.

With this model, we are hoping to create a system of understanding that allows Toyota to continue to transform and take on the challenges of the future. We also want to help organizations around the world and contribute to solving complex social problems. The Toyota Flow System is an inclusive model that every organization in the world can find useful, from the software development firm applying Agile approaches to a hospital struggling to make teams effective.

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

New techniques for understanding and interacting with users, understanding and satisfying unarticulated needs, leveraging agile knowledge for new, innovative business purpose.
This workshop will use the Cynefin framework to address some of the more intractable aspects of a modern development environment.

Description

The Lessons Learned are intimately linked to learning through experience, in order to achieve constant process improvements. Consequently, through a methodical approach and recurring to a careful and detailed analysis, organizations ensure the ability to reduce the risk of repeating errors and to increase the success of good practices.

Therefore, through this workshop, the Portuguese Army’s Lessons Learned Branch, through its experts, will guide participants to the knowledge and practice of the following topics:

・ The approach of Lessons Learned in the Portuguese Army
・ How to identify problems arising from team activities
・ How to perform a methodological analysis to identify the root causes of a problem
・ How to identify prioritized solutions using military analysis tool

Translation to Portuguese:

As Lições Aprendidas estão intimamente ligadas com a aprendizagem através da experiência, para obter melhorias constante em processos. Assim, através de uma abordagem metódica, e com recursos a uma análise cuidada e detalhada, as organizações asseguram a capacidade de reduzir o risco de repetição de erros e potenciar as boas práticas.

Por conseguinte, através deste workshop, a Repartição de Lições Aprendidas do Exército Português, por intermédio dos seus especialistas, vai orientar os participantes para o conhecimento e a pratica dos seguintes tópicos:

  • A abordagem das Lições Aprendidas no Exército Português
  • Como identificar problemas decorrentes de atividades em equipa
  • Como efetuar uma análise metodológica para identificar as causas raiz de um problema
  • Como identificar soluções priorizadas com recurso a ferramenta de análise militar

Description

Workshop attendants will be introduced to the six knowledge areas as defined in BABOK, their Agile interpretation and the principles of agile business analysis described in the BABOK Agile extension co-authored by the Agile Alliance.

Agile Extension to the BABOK®
Describes both the mindset and practices to help you use continuous feedback and quick learning to prioritize delivery, minimize waste, create better business outcomes and increase value delivered.

Based on experiential learning, the Agile Extension introduces a rolling planning model with three planning horizons – strategy, initiative and delivery – to help you adapt quickly to changing customer needs and ensure value is always added.

Day 4 - Workshops (3 Oct)

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!

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.