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Small Workshops (60min)

Using Design thinking to hack the culture in organisations

This workshop is about how to use a design thinking process an techniques to better understand organisation's culture and minimize resistance to change in the creation of an Agile culture. The strategy is to combine empathy for the context, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and rationality to analyze and fit solutions to the context. This solutions are aimed to create reasons for people in the organisation ...more »

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A systemic approach to coaching agile teams

- Process mechanics (what type of a presentation will it be ?) This will be an interactive workshop. The subject will be presented in short chunks that include the systemic concepts of circularity, curiosity, reflection and neutrality. Each concept will be followed by examples of it's application within an agile team, both within 1-to-1 and team coaching relationships. The workshop attendees will then be divided into ...more »

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Acceptance Criteria Kata

Developers hold coder katas. We do a similar exercise for product owners/customer proxies/testers/developers to perfection ourselves in writing good acceptance criteria that nail down the definition of done of a user story. In this workshop you will get the opportunity to exercise yourself with the 'Given - When - Then' (BDD - Gherkin) style of writing down acceptance criteria. After a short intro you will be given ...more »

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Communication and Listening Skills

In this full-practical workshop, four communication exercises are played, each one with some time to retrospect on the feeling and incorporate the learnings to each participant's own background. The aim is to understand how active listening affects communication, how to use non-violent communication, how to avoid conversation hijackings and, finally, the workshop aims to introduce participants to coactive coaching and ...more »

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I am The Blamer

Process mechanics: Its a short presentation, followed by role play and group discussion Learning outcomes: We'll discover how instinctive blaming is, how damaging it is particularly in cross-functional collaboration and find effective alternatives to blaming others for our problems. Target audience: Everybody who's ever blamed somebody Has the content been presented at previous conferences ?: No Your speaker experience: ...more »

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Mapping the Culture Clash

Agile leadership relies on self-organizing teams giving people a high level of autonomy. In agile organizations authority is distributed, so that decision making happens, where practical knowledge has its maximum and feedback cycles are minimized. Scaling an agile organisation results in a network of self-organizing teams, each developing its own microculture. This results in a clash of cultures with traditional management ...more »

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Our Scrum is Great! (And Our XP Practice Ain’t Bad.) Now What?

Your Agile transition was a success. That was two years ago. Now all development is done in Agile teams. Your teams deliver value consistently, and most of your teams are mastering the XP technical practices. But has your agile transformation really achieved what was promised? Is your dream of a truly "lean startup" style organisation beginning to seem like just that--a dream? In this short workshop I will present the ...more »

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Running a distributed independent game studio, agile and otherwise

Arges Games is a tiny independent game development studio, with its members scattered all over the globe. We have experimented with several approches to projects, both agile and otherwise, and I'd be happy to share my experiences on how that has worked across multiple projects on a rapidly-changing market where you normally operate by flying blind and need to continually validate your assumptions. Key lessons are: - ...more »

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Talks (60min)

The Coaching Lantern: how to establish Business value of a coach

Most organizations who want to transform to an Agile world typically take help from external agile coaches to help them go through the paces while they adopt to the new philosophy and way of working. But as observed from my personal coaching experiences, the coaching time spent is seen as a waste by many within the organization. Here I will introduce elements of my research on how coaching can be attached a business ...more »

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Unit Testing Patterns

In this session we will look over specific patterns that can be used during the development of the unit tests. We will cover different patterns related to performance, multitasking, data transaction and so on.

 

Our main goal is to discover patterns that can help us to write better

 

tests, better applications.

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#NoEstimates: how you can predict the release date of your project without estimating

Often we hear that estimating a project is a must. "We can't make decisions without them" we hear often. In this session I'll present examples of how we can predict a release date of a project without any estimates, only relying on easily available data. I'll show how we can follow progress on a project at all times without having to rely on guesswork, and we will review how large, very large and small projects have ...more »

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Before you "Lean Start-up"

Understanding and implementing the Lean Start-up and Agile methodologies is close to useless; that is unless you do proper customer development before actually writing the first line of code, speaking with the first VC or writing the first sentence in your business plan – or at least this was my experience after building companies and product for the past 9 years in 4 different countries. The presentation that I wish ...more »

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