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

Hacking Agile for Digital Agencies
Dave Prior
Room: 101 A/J
Track: Organizational Transformation

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Applying Agile in a digital agency isnt easy, but some agencies have made it work. This session explores how they did it and what it takes to get started making Agile and Scrum work in your agency.
Learning Objectives:

Agile Leadership: The "Power" of "Influence"
Kate Megaw
Room: 101 B/I
Track: Organizational Transformation

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: What would your team say about your legacy. Did you lead with a legacy of power and fear, or did you influence your team to do their best and grow?
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the difference between power- and influence-based leadership
  • How do you transition from power-based leadership to influence-based leadership?
  • What are the characteristics of a great Agile leader?

Color Outside the Lines: Graphic Facilitation 101
Tamsen Mitchell
Room: 101 D/G
Track: Playing in the Scrum Sandbox

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) - BEGINNER
Summary: The brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text. Using images helps communicate ideas with clarity, alignment, and engagement. Come to the workshop to learn how, even if you don't regularly draw!
Learning Objectives:
  • Advance your facilitation skills
  • Build a visual library of icons to use in coaching or facilitation
  • Demonstrate easy ways to up your flip chart skills
  • Learn how to express ideas and solve problems using visual language

BDD: Agile Enabler for Data-Focused Teams
Lynn Winterboer
Room: 101 E/F
Track: The Scrum Team

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Learn why Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is a key Agile practice for Agile data warehouse and business intelligence teams.
Learning Objectives:
  • How does testable acceptance criteria benefit the WHOLE team?
  • How do the Three Amigos work together to define great acceptance criteria?
  • Practice writing your own BDD scenarios for data-focused stories!

Systems Thinking For the Rest of Us
Tobias Fors
Room: 200 A/J
Track: Organizational Transformation

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) - EXPERT
Summary: Systems thinking is the foundation upon which Scrum is built. Adopting the systems thinking mindset might just be the most important thing you can do as a Scrum practitioner.
Learning Objectives:
  • Quickly gain a better understanding of the organizational context you're doing your work in
  • Learn ways to "see the system" more fully so that you can immediately be more effective in your daily work

Changing the Mindset: A LEGO-Based Workshop: Using TDD as a Problem Solving Technique
Deepak K. Gupta
Room: 200 B/I
Track: The Scrum Team

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: This workshop intends to demonstrate how to use TDD effectively, and then how we can do some simple add-ons which allows TDD to be used as a problem-solving technique to build quality software.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding TDD and how to effectively use the same
  • The four steps of TDD
  • Using TDD as a problem-solving technique
  • Understanding testing patterns
  • Learning about Mocks, Fakes, Stubs etc.
  • When NOT to use TDD

Leading Scrum: A Leader's Perspective
Robert Galen and Josh Anderson
Room: 200 C/H
Track: Organizational Transformation

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Bob Galen and Josh Anderson will be taking their "Meta-Cast" podcast on the road to explore leadership perspectives in leading Scrum adoptions and transformations. This will be a panel discussion format, so bring your questions!
Learning Objectives:
  • Creating the space for the team (trust, empowerment, safety)
  • The role of a Champion in setting vision and protecting the team
  • Providing balanced leadership
  • Knowing when to say no
  • How to build great teams

Why Are We Stuck? Getting Back to Continuous Improvement
Reese Schmit
Room: 200 D/G
Track: Playing in the Scrum Sandbox

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: When things are going well, its hard to find motivation to improve. In this session, you will learn the symptoms of a stuck team and discover tools to get them back on the path of relentless improvement.
Learning Objectives:
  • Symptoms of a stuck team
  • Methods to help determine why they are stuck
  • Activities to motivate teams and get them unstuck
  • Dysfunctions and overcorrection patterns

Beyond Scrum, Agile, and Scaling
Jason Tanner
Room: 200 E
Track: IEEE

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Have Scrum and Agile peaked? What new frameworks and methods drive innovative organizations? We'll look at current trends, patterns, and new ideas to explore the possible state of Scrum five years ahead.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of Scrum, Agile, and scaling
  • Discuss Scrum as a solution to business problems
  • Describe current organizational trends, patterns, and new ideas
  • Explore potential scenarios for the growth, evolution and the future of Scrum, Agile, scaling, and organizational successs

Asking for a Friend: A Different Approach to Tackling a Problem
Chris Li and Brandon Raines
Room: 200 F
Track: Scrum in Government and Regulated Industries

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: This session will bring together practitioners to discuss and explore the challenges they are facing in an interactive and collaborative workshop setting.
Learning Objectives:
  • Effectively communicate their challenges to others
  • Illustrate their challenges for discussion purposes
  • Describe a desired solution they are seeking
  • Evaluate contextual challenges of others
  • Propose solutions to real-world problems