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

Advice Process for Effective Organizational Decision-Making
Michael Sahota
Room: Grande B
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.

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.