11:00 - 11:45 - 45-Minute Sessions

Advice Process for Effective Organizational Decision-Making
Michael Sahota
Room: Grande C
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Learn a decision-making process that supports autonomy and learning while achieving effective outcomes for a nimble, flexible organization.
Learning Objectives:
  • Use advice process in daily interactions with others.
  • Explain key benefits and challenges of different decision-making processes.
  • See relationship between decision-making process and trust, ownership, and learning.
  • Implement Advice Poker to create agreements about ownership of decisions.

Avoiding the Two-Week Waterfall: Common Scrum Pitfalls and How to Tackle Them
Matt Phillips
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf

Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: This session delves into recurrent obstructions within Scrum transformations and provides tools and mindsets to overcome them.
Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to identify many obstructive Scrum anti-patterns that need to be purged from practice. They will be able to take proven tools and "put them in their toolbox." The end result is a renewed sense of an inspect-and-adapt mindset.

We'll walk away with a repeatable approach to improve Scrum practice and ignite stalled transformations.

Catch - and Surf - the Agile HR Wave
Fabiola Eyholzer
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Agile HR is the key to Enterprise Agility and, hence, a hot topic. Let’s discuss how and why to catch – and surf – the Agile HR wave!
Learning Objectives:

Join this session to:

  • Gain valuable insights into the world of Human Resource Management and how it is key to Enterprise Agility.
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of bringing Lean | Agile values, principles, and practices to HR.
  • Learn from stories/examples of Agile HR practices and their impact.

Cisco and the SCRUM4HW Journey
Jason Parent
Room: Spinnaker

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: This interactive session will focus on a case study in implementing SCRUM4HW framework within a large organization. Much of our learning is ongoing, and I plan to draw from our shared challenges of implementing Scrum, learn from the SW Agile experience, and understand where the current gaps are in certifications and training in large organizations.
Learning Objectives:
  • Parallels in Parenting to Scrum and culture change
  • ScrumMaster as a coach, facilitator, change agent, and more
  • Product ownership role
  • The mindset of a learning and development organization
  • Why does Scrum fail, and why does it succeed?
  • Where are you in your journey? – Shu Ha Ri
  • Building a support network internally and externally

Enable your People, Culture, and Leadership to Promote Enterprise Agility
Mikelle Parnes and Randy Hale
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]

Enable employees and leaders to fully embrace Agile principles and mindsets by removing these systemic and organizational barriers.

Learning Objectives:

Audience members will learn tactical steps they can take to enable successful adoption (or improvement) of enterprise agility, including:

  • How to improve employee’s understanding of the behaviors they should adopt
  • How to motivate employees to adopt Agile behaviors
  • How to transform the role of people managers to enable Agile adoption
  • How to structure the workforce in an Agile organization
  • How to motivate leaders to adopt and promote Agile

Implications of Enterprise Agile for Teams
Chet Hendrickson and Ron Jeffries
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: How do we keep teams focused on delivering value?
Learning Objectives:
  • Enterprise Agile often leads to poor organizational performance and maltreatment of team members.
  • The Increment is the key counter to this conflict.
  • Creating the Increment requires certain key practices.
  • The Increment is central for effective communication within the team and with the enterprise.

Rediscovering the Power of the Five Scrum Values
Peter Green
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community

Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Five little words: how important can they be? Embracing the meaning behind the words helps teams form a thriving culture of collaboration.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the team focused etymology of the scrum value words
  • Learn communication patterns that help teams live the scrum values
  • Apply the scrum values in a more meaningful way with your team and organization.

ScrumMaster or Armchair Psychologist?
Angela Johnson
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf

Session Type: Talk [Advanced]
Summary: Scrum is simple, but it is not easy. Join us to learn pragmatic tips for improving the not-so-easy people part of Scrum.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the people side of the ScrumMaster role.
  • Apply realistic principles from psychology to promote team versatility.
  • Implement practical coaching approaches to enable cooperation across the Scrum Team.

The Power of Personal Agility: Stories and Experience Reports from the Community
Maria Matarelli and Peter Stevens
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf

Session Type: Talk [Beginner]
Summary: Hear how community members have been applying Personal Agility for maximum impact and personal breakthroughs, and discover how you can too.
Learning Objectives:
  • Gain insights from hearing how others have applied Personal Agility with incredible success
  • Learn how you can get started and focus on what really matters
  • Discover ways to apply Agile that you may not have thought of before
  • Learn how to use a Priorities Map and see how this has helped many others