13:00 - 14:15 - 75-Minute Workshops

Avoiding the Dilbert Syndrome: What Does the Agile Manager Actually Do?
Dave Sharrock
Room: Grande B
Track: Life’s a Wave: CATCH IT

Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Team Member to Mgr: "Now I'm in a self-organized team, what do you do exactly?" Mgr: "Um, good question. Come to the talk and find out."
Learning Objectives:
  • Be able to answer the question “What do you do as a manager of an Agile team?"
  • Understand the difference between line management, functional management and program management.
  • Learn how to influence behavior through visible progress and expectations management rather than telling teams what to do.
  • Discover why a focus on flow and value delivery is critical to Agile leadership.
  • Bring Dilbert cartoons into your management style without everyone calling you "the pointy haired boss."

Develop your Agile Career: Get Yourself Mastered By Scrum
Jeff Lopez-Stuit and Chris Waggoner
Room: Harbor Island 3
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf

Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary:

You've jumped onto a huge wave by joining the Global Scrum Gathering®. How can you surf into an amazing future? Master your Agile career with Scrum!


Learning Objectives:
  • The values and practices of Scrum are a powerful tools to develop your Agile career.
  • A personal agile vision, big or small, yours or chosen, will frame how to make choices and guide your journey
  • Fundamental Scrum practices all play a role in developing yourself: a valuable backlog, daily personal Scrum, and regular retrospectives and sprint reviews.
  • Establishing transparency within your own agile journey will enable you to iterate the present while developing your emerging future.

Don't Just Talk About It, Visualize Cross-Functionality!
Jan Beaver
Room: Harbor Island 2
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits

Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Visualize cross-functionality, identify skill gaps, and demonstrate progress toward becoming a high-performing, versatile Agile team.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the value of cross-functionality on an Agile team.
  • Learn how simple practices and artifacts build cross-functional team behaviors and drive team maturity.
  • Make a deliberate investment in cross-functionality by visualizing the current state and setting goals for the desired outcome of skill and knowledge-sharing across the team.
  • Use a simple visual tool, the Team Skill Spectrograph, to achieve these goals.

Growing by Sharing. Transitioning a Group to a Self-Directed Model.
Dana Pylayeva and Mary Pratt
Room: Nautilus 3
Track: Agile Community

Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Join your peers to ponder on what makes a learning community tick. Explore leadership models and bring back a few to try with your group.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify factors that motivate people to join learning communities.
  • Uncover fun ways to lead the group out of storming phase.
  • Learn about four leadership models and compare them with the one in your current group.
  • Discuss how shared leadership model is more sustainable and promotes community growth.
  • Identify at least one action to bring back to your learning community.

Guest as Leader
Alistair Cockburn
Room: Nautilus 1-2
Track: Champions of Agile

Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: You are invited to participate in an experimental workshop on the topic — "Guest as Leader"/"Leadership without Power"/"Momentary Leadership."
Learning Objectives:
  • What are different modes of leadership?
  • What does a leader actually do?
  • How can one lead without power?
  • What encourages and what inhibits people from stepping forward and taking momentary leadership?
  • Is there anything one can do to build a culture of guest leadership?
  • What ideas do other people have on this subject?

Organizational Catalysts: The Ebb and Flow of a Coach
Melissa Boggs and Simon Orrell
Room: Nautilus 5
Track: As the tides transform, a new journey awaits

Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Is the transformation stalled? Play Choose Your Own Adventure to discover your options when your coaching effectiveness has been poisoned.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees of this workshop, you can expect to learn:

  • Signs that your effectiveness has decreased
  • Situations where this is common
  • How to recognize your options
  • Reasons for choosing those options
  • Potential outcomes of making those choices

Stop Using Agile with Waterfall Goals: Goal Agility with OKR (Objectives and Key Results)
Felipe Castro
Room: Nautilus 4
Track: Life's a Wave: CATCH IT

Session Type: Workshop [Advanced]
Summary: Stop using waterfall for strategy and goals. Learn how OKR, used by Google and Twitter, allows you to set Agile goals focused on value instead of features.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding that although we have been using Agile for execution, strategy is still mostly a waterfall process.
  • Understanding the need for an Agile framework for goal setting and strategy execution.
  • Creating OKRs.
  • Using OKRs to create alignment between teams and the stakeholders.
  • Using OKR to complement Agile and Lean.
  • Setting goals based on value (Outcomes) instead of tasks or features (Output).

Your User Stories Are Too Big!
Chris Sims
Room: Harbor Island 1
Track: You can’t stop the wave, but you can learn to surf

Session Type: Workshop [Beginner]
Summary: Learn to split stories no matter how big and complex. Get hands on experience and leave with methods you can use immediately with your teams.
Learning Objectives:

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to split large stories into smaller, more specific stories using:

  • Conjunctions and connector words
  • Generic terms
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Timeline analysis