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

Building Agility in the Organization's DNA: Surviving Alone is Not What Matters
Avinash Tripathi and Aakash Srinivasan
Room: 101 A/J
Track: Organizational Transformation

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Agility is not about how fast one can move. Rather, it is often a measure of one's responsiveness for a change with minimal adverse effect. We explore how Agility can be built into an organization's DNA.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify building blocks to a sustainable organizational foundation
  • Explore the INVEST guardrails to foster business agility: 1. (I) Ideation 2. (N) Nature 3. (V) Vision 4. (E) Engagement 5. (S) Synthesis 6. (T) Transition

What We've Learned by Scrumming Sales and Support Teams
Tomasz Wykowski and Justyna Wykowska 
Room: 101 B/I
Track: Non-Software Scrum

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - EXPERT
Summary: What will happen if we try to run whole company using Scrum Teams? Join us to learn about results of our experiments with two clients, where we tried using Scrum in Sales and Support departments.
Learning Objectives:
  • What to expect when trying Scrum in Support and Sales departments
  • The value of building Scrum teams in Business departments
  • Differences with IT teams
  • How to deal with unpredictable flow of requests
  • What were our mistakes and how to avoid them

AgileHR and Scrum
Rickard Jones and Christoforos Nikitas
Room: 101 D/G
Track: Non-Software Scrum

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - BEGINNER
Summary: Learn how AgileHR can use Scrum to help people to be empowered. The take-away from this is how AgileHR helps your organization progress and tangibly improve its Business Agility by being Agile.
Learning Objectives:
  • How Agile HR departments use Scrum to help teams evolve
  • Why AgileHR are the leaders for Agile culture
  • Enabling diversity and inclusion for talent recruitment of Scrum Teams
  • Personal nurturing through inspect and adapt
  • Relentless learning and development
  • How to move HR to PeopleOps=AgileHR
  • Case study

Learn from Athletes: High Performance Training for Individuals and Organizations
Bjorn Radon
Room: 101 E/F
Track: The Scrum Team

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — BEGINNER
Summary: I show how concepts from the training of top performing athletes can be transferred to Scrum professionals. The concepts can be used for individual, team, and organizational improvment.
Learning Objectives:
  • How and why supercompensation works and how it maps to learning
  • Regeneration as necessary component of improvment (physical as well as mental)
  • How to create an individual improvment plan
  • The importance of diversity in training stimulus and team composition

The Leader's Dancefloor: Leadership for Business Agility
Angel Diaz-Maroto
Room: 200 A/J
Track: Organizational Transformation

Session Type: Workshop (75 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: The leader's dancefloor is a coaching-based leadership development framework to nurture Business Agility, successfully lead Agile implementations, and boost the learning capabilities of organizations.
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe true Business Agility
  • Embody the mindshift of leadership development
  • Explain the componets of a learning organization
  • Coach leaders on the leader's dancefloor
  • Identify enemies of learning and friends of learning

The Five ScrumMasters You'll Meet in Hell
Dave Saboe
Room: 200 B/I
Track: The Scrum Team

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Meet five types of ScrumMasters that can damage teams and see how these ScrumMasters may not be demons, but misguided angels. Well explore how to turn these lost souls back into valuable team members.
Learning Objectives:
  • Discover five ScrumMaster archetypes that can bring down teams and the organization
  • Understand how to look at these individuals through a different lens to find the real cause of their behavior
  • Be able to coach people demonstrating these negative behaviors (or change them in yourself)

Jazz and Scrum
Peter Green
Room: 200 C/H
Track: Non-Software Scrum

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - BEGINNER
Summary: Learn how jazz — with 100 years under its belt — has a lot to teach Scrum practitioners about self-organization, improvising within frameworks, continuous improvement, and cooperative games.
Learning Objectives:
  • Listen to a live jazz combo perform, interspersed with discussions of the similarities to Scrum Additional practices
  • Developing self-organizing teams
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Cooperative games

Leading Teams: How to Create and Nurture a High-Performing Team
Manoj Vadakkan
Room: 200 D/G
Track: The Scrum Team

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — BEGINNER
Summary: Join this session to learn the characteristics of a real team that performs really well, and what conditions you can create to increase the chances of creating a well-functioning team.
Learning Objectives:
  • The characteristics of a real team
  • The conditions an organization and managers can to provide to create and nurture an effective team
  • An activity a ScrumMaster can use to help organizations to create and nurture effective teams

Agile Coach 2017 Epic Agile Report: Management Consultants, Virtual Reality, and the US Government
Michael de la Maza
Room: 200 E
Track: IEEE

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: The 2017 Epic Agile Report is a strategic analysis of the Agile industry. In this talk, I will share how management consultants, virtual reality, and the US government are impacting the Agile space.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn what management consultants (Bain, Boston Consulting Group, and McKinsey) are doing in the Agile space
  • Understand how virtual reality will change Agile coaching and training
  • Learn how the US government is approaching Agile and how this will impact the industry

Three Ways to Restore Government Contracts for Agile Services
Manjit Singh
Room: 200 F
Track: Scrum in Government and Regulated Industries

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Governments are increasingly buying Agile services, yet use old contracts geared for waterfall development. This talk presents key elements needed in contracts to succeed with Agile services to realize value.
Learning Objectives:
  • What parts of traditional contracts are incompatible for Agile services and why
  • How to align contracts with an Agile way of software development
  • Key elements needed in contracts to succeed with Agile services
  • Three pricing models for Agile contracts