16:15 - 17:00 - 45-Minute Sessions

An Introduction to Mob Programming
Woody Zuill
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: With Mob Programming, the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer.
Learning Objectives:
  • How 5+ people can be effective working on just one thing
  • Heuristics for team size
  • Guidelines for successful collaboration
  • Handling competing solutions and ideas to a coding problem
  • Encouraging politeness and kindness of team members
  • Tools for team coding
  • Workspace setup
  • How to ""Amplify Learning"
  • "Real-time"" and continuous retrospectives to reflect, tune, adjust

Business Agility at Scale
David Frazee
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: 3M HIS. 1500 people, scores of teams, hundreds of millions at stake. Lessons and victories from an Agile journey.
Learning Objectives:
  • Challenges and strategies introducing business agility in a Fortune 100 company
  • A lightweight, fractal approach to scaling teams
  • How Scrum works in the C-suite
  • How the transparency and speed of Agile allow leadership to drive their strategic vision into actionable backlog
  • The benefits of rapid, short iterations in stimulating innovation
  • Using Scrum to drive both new product development and eliminate technical debt

Ensure Sprint Success with Stories that are Ready
Steven Granese
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Develop an effective mindset by cultivating stories before a sprint to clarify the problems that must be solved by the end of the sprint.
Learning Objectives:
  • Articulate the difference between having an effectiveness and an efficiency mindset and why effectiveness is the cornerstone of agility.
  • Appreciate why stories that are not ready for a sprint are the root of Scrum evil.
  • Understand the value and purpose of creating story maps to build a shared team consciousness.
  • Participate in my three-step backlog refinement process to learn how to truly cultivate stories.
  • Walk away with their own Definition of Ready.

Is Your Agile A Sinking Ship? The Path To Agility Can Be Its Lifesaver
David Hawks
Room: Grande B
Track: Life’s a Wave: CATCH IT

Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary:

For Agile adoptions stuck in rough waters, learn how to recognize where you are stuck and solutions to reroute your team to Agile success.


Learning Objectives:
  • Assess where on the path to agility your organization is stuck.
  • Identify key reasons why you are stuck.
  • Identify one to three actions you can take to get unstuck.

Outcomes vs Outputs ~ Using an Outcome-Focused Approach to Increase Team Effectiveness
Ben Rodilitz and Cherie Silas
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf

Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: It's time to "break out of the book" to increase team effectiveness and measure improvement with an outcome-focused approach!
Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the difference between outputs (what we produce) and outcomes (the impact we want)
  2. Identify the desired outcomes and outputs of Scrum/Kanban ceremonies
  3. Develop effective and measurable outcomes with user stories

Ride the Scrum Wave to Health and Wellness (or How I used Agile Principles to Lose 40 lbs.)
Alexander Brown
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

CST & healthcare consultant Alex Brown shares a brutally candid account of his experiment Scrumming his personal life to lose weight.


Learning Objectives:
  • Experience an example of the Scrum framework and Agile principles applied in a very different context (healthcare)
  • Better understand the application of Agile thinking in creative ways rather than just rote application of rules.
  • Learn a few tips for using Scrum to change behavior, as a key component of cultural change.
  • Discuss others' experiences with applying Agile thinking in their personal lives.

The Super Agile Satchel
Andy Bacon
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf

Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: ScrumMasters! Come learn about awesome facilitation supplies and creating information radiators that focus teams on what’s truly important
Learning Objectives:
  • An understanding of what I consider to be essential facilitation tools for Agile teams.
  • A new appreciation for color and size of common facilitation tools (markers, sticky notes, etc.)
  • Practical examples of how to use these common facilitation tools to create visually pleasing and effective information radiators.
  • Slight envy for the Super Agile Satchel...and a desire to visit the nearest Container Store and office supply store.

Why are you still paying me? Growing Great ScrumMasters for Sustainable Agile Adoptions
Karim Harbott
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary:

A tried-and-tested framework for helping ScrumMasters gain the knowledge and skills they need to foster high-performing teams and organizations.


Learning Objectives:
  • State the importance of growing great ScrumMasters in organizations.
  • Explain the role of a coach in terms of helping other people/organizations achieve their goals.
  • Describe the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition and explain how they could be used to grow great ScrumMasters.
  • Use powerful questions to raise awareness and accountability.
  • Apply the GROW model to aid a coaching conversation with ScrumMasters.