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NOTE: One day Workshop = two half-day workshops


NOTE: One day Workshop = two half-day workshops

This workshop is designed to help companies get the true EDGE on their competition.  It does this by teaching what it is that High-Performing, elite military teams use to dominate in their space to businesses.  It provides the specific steps business leaders need to actually lead their teams to victory, with a process and methodology that applies to every team on the planet. This one-day leadership and team performance workshop that targets the “Vital Few” factors behind successful team and organizational-based outcomes. This opportunity is for forward-leaning C-suite executives, leaders, and managers who aspire to create truly agile, resilient, and innovative organizations.

At this workshop leaders ultimately learn how to practice Accountable Leadership.  you will learn how to hold their teams to the highest standard, and how to elevate performance better than has been done to-date.  They learn how to take real responsibility for their decision making, and how to grow leaders who do the same.

Brian Rivera

Eventbrite - High Performance Teams

NOTE: One day Workshop = two half-day workshops

Own Your Time – Do More That Matters

Time is the most precious treasure of all but not many people know how to manage and get the most out of it. Personal Agility can help you do more of what matters by increasing your personal productivity. You will learn how to use your time in a more efficient way and organize your tasks more logically.

Why this workshop?

Without changing at the individual level, agility cannot be achieved at higher scales, like the team level or organizational level. Personal Agility is a unique one-day course, hosted by Peter Stevens and Maria Matarelli, where you will learn to develop agility starting with you and to embrace those changes in your team and your company.

This is a highly interactive and practical workshop, including discussions and multi-rate feedback that help you to understand fully your strengths and weaknesses, challenges to achieve agility, and how to improve it as well as instructions to develop those skills by applying:

  • The Six Powerful Questions of Personal Agility
  • “Celebrate and Choose” to estimate and get your backlog done
  • The Forces Map and Breadcrumb Trail to understand what really matters
  • Stakeholder Interview Canvas to build trust and understanding with your stakeholders

What you get to take home?

With more than 10-years experience in training and working in Personal Agility, our Certified Lecturers provide skills development and learning opportunities so that after the workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Manage your time to achieve higher performance anywhere and anytime
  • Set priority for your tasks and available time for them
  • Learn how to identify and eliminate the things that aren’t worth your time
  • Build your self-confidence to achieve satisfaction with both personal life and career

Peter Stevens
Maria Matarelli

Eventbrite - Personal Agility - Peter Stevens & Maria Matarelli


Our industry holds that both Mentoring skill and Professional Coaching skill are useful for ScrumMasters, agile coaches, managers and executives. Yet many are unclear on the differences between them, and so may miss opportunities to apply them beneficially. It’s time to activate these powerhouse tools, in a session that’s more show than tell.

This half-day workshop is facilitated by Lyssa Adkins and Deborah Preuss – we’re both professionally trained coaches who know and love Agile teams. After an short intro to lay out basic distinctions, we’ll launch into action – taking on current, real-life problems and opportunities. First we’ll coach and mentor a few of you, so you can observe and ask questions. Then those of you ready for practice will coach and mentor one another in a guided Dojo setting, while the rest of us observe and offer feedback.

You’ll witness conversations that usually happen only behind closed doors – along the way absorbing the simple anatomy of powerful Coaching and Mentoring conversations, and understanding how these skillsets support problem solving in radically different ways. You’ll leave with clarity to coach and mentor more authentically and confidently, and tips for further practice in your workplace.

Lyssa Adkins, the author of Coaching Agile Teams and a certified ORSC coach, is much appreciated by change leaders for her ability to bring clarity and fresh energy to complex organisational situations. Deborah Hartmann Preuss, a certified Co-Active coach, uses online coaching to help change agents at all levels tap into their inner brilliance for more confidence, inspiration and impact. Together they’ve created the InspireMe! self-coaching card deck for Agilists.

Find us at LyssaAdkins.com and abiggergame.today.

Eventbrite - Mentoring vs. Coaching - Show me the Difference - Lyssa Adkins & Deborah Preuss

Do you work for a company that until now has been delivering projects following classic phases of gathering requirements, coding, testing, fixing and deploy?
Make your next project an Agile one!
You might know some basics on what Agile is, understand the need for frequent deliveries, focus on value, self-organizing teams where people collaborate, empirical planning, etc.
What now? Where do you begin with your very first Agile project? What should you do to get things going and deliver fast?
Using my experience at large corporations, in this session I will walk you through the journey on how I approached projects with teams new to Agile. I will use some tools and techniques such as Project Canvas, Value Stream Mapping, and Story Mapping. Through this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to learn how to apply these tools and techniques right away to Agile projects. These tools and techniques are valuable to existing Agile projects too!

Eventbrite - Starting an Agile Project

Agile Service Management | MarsLander Game Simulation

MarsLander – making your ITSM teams more Agile.

DevOps is very popular, we all talk about it and are doing ‘something’ with DevOps. It looks like DevOps is more Dev than Ops and Ops teams are getting a bit nervous. They see DevOps coming, post-its on the wall, standups, flow etc. This simulation will help ITSM team to experiment with Agile and Lean principles and learn how to apply those principles in their own ITIL® world.

In this short version of the simulation, you will learn how to use flow and visualization to get a clear picture about the work that must be done before we can launch the rocket to Mars, with MarsLander in it. Then we will fly the first part of the mission to collect valuable data from the tail of Hardy IV. To sell it to our customers (universities and research centers).

Please join this interactive session if you want to learn more about the full game and it’s opportunities.

We can only accommodate 12 participants per session, so be fast.

Eventbrite - Agile Service Management | MarsLander Game Simulation


Visualize your ideas and make team collaboration more effective. Learn basic drawing techniques to build a visual vocabulary that can be used to generate ideas and solve problems with your teams. Whether you wish to enhance graphic facilitation skills, make collaborative design thinking a key enabler within your team, or simply gain the confidence you need to draw live in front of an audience, this workshop is for you.

Course Content

This workshop will include the following building blocks to successful visualization:

  • Practicing basic shapes before progressing to idea-focused drawings
  • Getting to grips with drawing people, hands and faces
  • Active listening exercises
  • Collaborative design/sketching
  • Handwriting techniques
  • Storyboarding Interactive design
  • Layout, flow and structure patterns
  • The use of Graphic templates
  • Problems solving/idea mapping tools and techniques

At the end of this workshop delegates will gain:

  1. The ability to support a working group to express ideas and solve problems effectively by applying a visual language
  2. The ability to build a reusable bank of images and make use of graphic templates that will help you to facilitate collaborative learning and cultivate innovation
  3. The ability To discover visual thinking tools and techniques that will assist with business alignment and customer engagement.

Stuart Young

Stuart is a professional Business Visualizer with extensive traditional/ Agile Project management experience and a deep-rooted appreciation for Design Thinking and Agile Principles/ Methodologies.

Over time he has become accustomed to Agile and Design Thinking ways of working, becoming a Certified Scrum Master, DSDM Agile Analyst, Lean, Kanban Practitioner and SPC4 consultant.

With international notoriety within the Agile Community and beyond he has provided business visualization at multiple Global events. By creating a visual information radiator he translates concepts and processes into engaging visuals with the intention of simplifying complexity and accelerating learning.

He contributes to team and organizational visioning and planning events by offering captivating visuals that crystallise ideas, cultivate learning and drive innovation. Key insights can then be transformed into illustrated storyboards to enable organizations to visualize the work, explore business/ product possibilities and align people with the business direction.

He facilitates a suite of Design and Innovation courses/ labs that catalyse customer centric creativity and innovation, harbouring Design Thinking/ Service Design practices and supporting individuals in gaining the confidence to visualize and innovate effectively. The newly gained skills assist teams to solve problems and map ideas with the use of Design Thinking tools and visualization techniques.

Eventbrite - Visual Thinking Skills

DevOps | The Phoenix Project Simulation Game

The Phoenix Project – a DevOps simulation

We all have read the famous book by Gene Kim ‘The Phoenix Project’ this simulation is about this book. You can experience yourself in this short version of the simulation of DevOps works. You will ‘play’ the team within Parts-Unlimited that must finish the ‘Phoenix Project’ to bring the company back to where it belongs, being the number one company in their field.

You will learn how to work together with development and operations and with the business roles (product owners). How to apply the 3 ways (as described in the book) and how to manage the huge backlog of features, issues and requests.

We can only accommodate 12 participants per session.

Eventbrite - DevOps | The Phoenix Project Simulation Game

Deborah Hartmann Preuss, CPCC, ACC

Owner and Certified Life Coach at abiggergame.today

Bringing joy back to the work of leading change!

Deborah helps leaders rediscover their own satisfying balance, resonant values, and clear personal vision. She offers live, online life-coaching sessions, customized to challenge and strengthen each person’s unique gifts. The result: change agents that shine – they become more relaxed and confident, tackling their challenges at home and at work with renewed energy.

Deb knows, from her experience as a Scrum Master, Agile coach and trainer, how it feels to be “out front,” – it can be hard to get grounded feedback and encouragement while leading the charge. So, since 2010 she’s been coaching Agile coaches and change leaders, testing and XP leads  – and also mentors, managers, parents – and anyone who dreams of making good things happen, personally and professionally.

Deb is a skilled facilitator, in-the-room and online. She creates magical learning spaces, full of curiosity and vulnerability, daring and celebration. You may have already enjoyed her hosting in an online MasterMind, Retrospective or LeanCoffee at CoachingCocktails.com.

Deb is a long-time contributor to the Agile community; in 2008 she co-created the AgileCoachCamp unConference meme, which has since run 100 times on four continents. More recently, she’s collaborated with German colleagues to create the online version of an Intervision peer-coaching format for Agile Coaches. She also teaches basic coaching skills for all team members, and helps facilitators deepen the art of “holding space” in her online Open Space workshop.

Deb’s committed to her craft: she is a Certified Professional Co-Active coach (CPCC) and an Associate of the International Coach Federation (ACC). She’s also studied coaching with Newfield Network, ORSC, Emergent Essence Dynamics and Coaches Rising. She’s Canadian, and speaks three languages – sadly, not Portuguese!

Deb lives with her agile coach husband Ilja Preuß (rhymes with “Rejoice!”) in Karlsruhe Germany. She invites to meet up with her for coffee if you’re passing through!


These “Coaching from the Couch” will be 45” One-on-One sessions and limited to 4 spots only.

Eventbrite - Deborah Preuss | Coaching from the Couch

* Workshops may change due to unforeseen factors. Please check availability at the venue.