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Using Design thinking to hack the culture in organisations

Stage: Active

Campaign: Small Workshops (60min)

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

Stage: Active

Campaign: Small Workshops (60min)

- 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

Stage: Active

Campaign: Small Workshops (60min)

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

Stage: Active

Campaign: Small Workshops (60min)

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

Stage: Active

Campaign: Small Workshops (60min)

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

Stage: Active

Campaign: Small Workshops (60min)

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?

Stage: Active

Campaign: Small Workshops (60min)

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

Stage: Active

Campaign: Pecha Kuchas (20x20seconds)

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

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

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

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

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

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

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"

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

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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What does it take to create an agile software factory of 500 people, serving multiple customers in multiple technologies.

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

My presentation will cover following topics:

- why entering in a new management 3.0 environment

- an agile culture: what are the ingredients

- self organised teams what does this mean which are the bounderies

- how to organise it in a context of 500 people software factory serving multiple customers

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Offers and Pricing in Agile and Lean Software Development

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

One of the most important aspects, and also one of the most forgotten, for establishing how effective our investment in agile and/or lean software development effort is, happens very early in the process before "the team" is even involved. All too often a well-meaning manager makes a deal for a new project, typically based on either a time & materials, or a fixed-price / fixed scope pricing model, hands it to the Scrum ...more »

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Radical Movement

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

Agile and Lean touches values and principles. However, this is not enough. There is more than meets the eye: people, their emotions and feelings. Radical Movement is targeted exactly towards this; we need to address our inner self and be able to encounter each other as humans and unique individuals. In this presentation I will open up some of the key ideas and fundamentals how to address cultural change within large ...more »

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Agile Kaizen - Continuous Improvement Beyond Retrospectives

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

Let's face it: many companies are stuck at Continuous Improvement. Retrospectives are probably the only sign of a Kaizen culture, and frequently they end up with the same list of impediments that we had a year ago. And then what? Maybe we try some games and creativity exercises, but when it comes to actual improvement...Well, how was that saying about an old dog and new tricks? This talk will show you new ways to look ...more »

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Developing Great Scrum Masters : understanding Scrum Master's evolution to Agile Fluency

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

The Scrum Master role, as defined by Agile literature, is responsible of maintaining the Scrum process, which calls for a deep understanding of the Scrum mechanics. But, according to many, he is also responsible of team development, continuous improvement, removing impediments, corporate-wide Agile adoption, team facilitation, change management or even one-on-one coaching. Phew! Learn how to rate and assess your Scrum ...more »

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Using Lean Startup for Agile Product Management

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

The new wave of Agile is here, and guess what? It's not coming from us! Lean Startups are effectively combining Agile methods with Customer Development practices in order to better meet the changing and uncertain needs of the market. But what about well stablished companies that already have a proven business model and identified customers? How can we achieve a similar Agility Level if our teams are already Agile but ...more »

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Culture accommodating to physical space at EMEA's fastest growing company

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

Less than a year ago Criteo, which has grown 200.000% in five years, moved to a new building to accommodate its team, which has been doubling in size every 6 months. The sub tribes in the R&D department accommodated to the different territories in the unusual modern architecture. Or did the territories foster sub tribes and their subcultures? The new building is modernist and made out of metal and glass, with a cylindric ...more »

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A framework for growing Agile professionals and organizations

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

· Abstract / Short summary, process mechanics, learning outcomes As an Agile professional I’ve been asking myself for years: what can I offer to my organisation as an Agile Coach? What can I give to the agile community as an Agile practitioner? What competencies do I need to develop in my organisation to successfully implement Agile? How can I become a better agile professional and help others to do so? Coaches, teams, ...more »

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The Epidemiology of Motivation

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

Let’s imagine an experiment: the setting is a team or an organization and our task as scientists is to grow motivation and have it catch and spread throughout the system and infect everyone. Where would we start from? How would we go about it? Specifically in an agile world and taking a systemic perspective, in this talk we will discuss the following: • Where does motivation come from? • What makes it grow and die? ...more »

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The SCRUM and the willpower: how neuroscience can boost your productivity

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

Want to do more? Use SCRUM Want less stress? Use SCRUM Want better relationships? Use SCRUM Want to boost your willpower? Use SCRUM Want to to build SCRUM that can do all this? Use neuroscience Willpower is the force that is between the brain activity (I want to do this or I need to do this) and the action itself (start coding). If there is not enough willpower, people find it difficult to start any activity (especially ...more »

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People Agility is not enough

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

From very beginnings of Agile we are trying to improve IT organisation and make them “agile”. Many frameworks and methods like Scrum, XP, Kanban and finally Lean Startup have been created, so now we can use them to transform organisations into agile. As a consultant and independent Agile Coach I have been working with many companies which I could call “agile” because I know that people who works there are agile. But ...more »

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True story of agile transition

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

Some time ago we start agile transition at Futbolowo.pl - small polish startup. I would like to share case studies from this transformation. During presentation I will go through few stages: - what was before the transition? - what was the reasons why company stakeholders decide to transform organisation into agile? - what tools and methods we’ve been using to achieve our goals? - what was the biggest challenges and ...more »

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Reversed Tests Pyramid - dealing with legacy code.

Stage: Active

Campaign: Talks (60min)

Most of us - developers, deal with already written code (written few years or even decades ago), which is not understandable by anyone, and no-one knows what particular lines or functions are really doing. Reversed tests pyramid is the way how we can clean up our legacy code (this is the proper name for code described above). If we cannot write unit tests (this is difficult for legacy code) we start with writing end-to-end ...more »

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