14:45 - 15:30 - 45-Minute Sessions

Agile Lighthouse: Building Culture That Can Save Your Agile Transformation
Melissa Boggs
Room: 101 A/J
Track: Organizational Transformation

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Use Mission, Vision, and Values to build a healthy Agile culture you can lean into when the tide rolls. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the what, why, and how of developing Mission Vision Values
  • Understand why MVV is imperative for organizational agility
  • Learn how MVV enables self-organization of teams
  • Learn how MVV acts as a lifeguard when the tide rolls
  • Understand examples of MVV in action: software and classroom 

Can Scrum Flip a House?
Thomas Auld
Room: 101 B/I
Track: Non-Software Scrum

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Using a team of general contractors who have never worked with Agile or Scrum before, we have successfully flipped four houses in two years.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how a product owner creates a vision, roadmap, budget, and schedule to share with the team that has to perform the work
  • Learn how to work with the team during development to provide clarity and feedback to deliver a high-quality end product 

Agile Software Teams Are Not Enough: The Need for Agile Leadership in Public Service Agencies
Todd Holden
Room: 101 C/H
Track: Scrum in Government and Regulated Industries

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: I examine the "thought shift" needed in government leadership to support an organizational transformation towards agility. I will also relay the Agile transformation of a state department starting with software teams towards a larger organizational transformation, the obstacles encountered, and the future challenges that lie ahead. I seek to inspire those seeking to transform not only how government delivers software and services, but how we can create a government culture that inspires and supports a transition into agility.
Learning Objectives:
  • To share the story of a government agency transformation including the history, failures, and the observations of work to be done
  • To demonstrate encouragement to any public sector person seeking to transform
  • How they might start, where they might focus, and where the potential pitfalls that may occur

The Agile Army
John Barratt and Rickard Jones
Room: 101 D/G
Track: Non-Software Scrum

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - BEGINNER
Summary: What could the Agile/Scrum community learn from the Army? Is the mindset a chain of command and control of resources? During this interactive session, we will answer these questions and more.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about decentralized versus centralized decision making
  • Master the skills of self-organization to become self-reliant
  • Learn to create clear and relentless goal setting
  • Learn to improve relationship building in your teams

The Introvert's Survival Guide to Scrum Teams
Julee Bellomo
Room: 101 E/F
Track: The Scrum Team

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Can an introvert survive in an Agile ecosystem seemingly designed for extroverts? Dispel the myths and help introverts thrive! This session is derived from Susan Cain's work Quiet, as well as HBR research.
Learning Objectives:
  • Bust common misconceptions about introverts
  • Discover how introverts can thrive in teams
  • Explore how to create a balance between thinking and action on Scrum Teams

Practical Integral Agility
Kirill Klimov
Room: 200 A/J
Track: Organizational Transformation

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: A quick overview of the Integral Operating System and four quadrants of change (developed by Ken Wilber and applied to Agile transformation by Michael Spayd), followed by my experience in applying these ideas.
Learning Objectives:
  • Become aware and familiar with the Integral Agile Transformation Framework
  • See some examples of practical use of the framework

Agile Engineering Practices Refresher
Daniel Lynn and Lukas Klose
Room: 200 B/I
Track: The Scrum Team

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - BEGINNER
Summary: How is your knowledge of Agile engineering practices? This refresher session will bring you up to speed on the basics of seven engineering practices in line with new CSM and ASSM learning objectives.
Learning Objectives:
  • Refresh attendees’ knowledge of engineering practices to the extent outlined in the CSM® and A-CSM learning objectives
  • Cover descriptions, basic how-to, and key benefits of seven engineering practices
  • Explore the practices’ impact on technical debt

Delivering a High-Performance Agile Organization
Michael Sahota
Room: 200 C/H
Track: Organizational Transformation

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) — INTERMEDIATE
Summary: Learn a proven path to high performance that places culture and leadership at center stage. Use conscious leadership to approach Agile and Scrum for deep and lasting results. 
Learning Objectives:
  • A proven path to organizational growth and high performance
  • The leadership challenges facing Agile organizations
  • The importance of a strong culture and leader behaviors to foster empowerment and collaboration
  • What traditional habits and practices are holding you back

Building and Sustaining Anti-Fragile Teams
Audrey Boydston and Dave Saboe
Room: 200 D/G
Track: The Scrum Team

Session Type: Talk (45 Minutes) - INTERMEDIATE
Summary: We'll explore differences between fragile, robust, and anti-fragile teams, plus how to move your team toward anti-fragility. Understand how to diagnose a team's current state and understand an approach to help teams along the spectrum.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify your team’s current state through observable behaviors
  • Understand the prerequisites to coaching for anti-fragility
  • Develop an action plan to move your team toward anti-fragility
  • Understand the key to sustaining an anti-fragile team