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Tuesday, August 6
 

09:00

How to Help Your Non-Software Colleagues Adopt Agile (Gil Broza)
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Abstract:
Exciting news! Colleagues from a non-software department, interested in adopting Agile, have turned to you for advice!
While you’d like to help them, you realize that copying your Agile practices for software/IT won’t cut it. Maybe even a popular process framework (name starts with “S”) wouldn’t be right for their work. They are already starting to use Agile bits – boards, stickies, sprints, and standups – but you’d like to help them go further and enjoy a context-specific Agile implementation that will transform their world.
What you need to do is help them design their implementation based on Agile values and principles. While you don’t have to be a process expert, you do need to have the right conversations. And, you need to discuss the Agile approach in a way that empowers your colleagues to make suitable choices, without being tied to any prescription, tool, or so-called best practices. Come to this session, led by the author of “The Agile Mindset,” to learn how to facilitate a rigorous, collaborative process for successfully customizing Agile to a given context.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Outline the first conversations you must have, and how to conduct them, for an Agile implementation that works
  • Empower your colleagues to make Agile-minded choices without being tied to any prescription, tool, or so-called best practices
  • Facilitate a rigorous, collaborative process for customizing Agile to a given context

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Speakers
avatar for Gil Broza

Gil Broza

Agile Mindset Coach and Trainer, 3P Vantage, Inc.
Gil Broza can help you increase organizational agility and team performance with minimal risk and thrashing. Dozens of companies seeking transformations, makeovers, or improvements have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful support for customizing Agile in their contexts... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Maryland Ballroom D
 
Wednesday, August 7
 

14:00

HR Goes Agile (Zuzana Sochova)
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Abstract:
Agile HR is an enabler of an Agile organization. “Don’t just do Agile, grow Agile in your organization.”
As Agile application extends out of IT and is more and more common at the organizational level, the need for change in the HR is inevitable. Agile changes entire organizational culture, which is built on collaboration, servant leadership, and empowerment, that brings into the picture variety of different tools, practices, and last but not least new focus to employee experience.
Join this interactive workshop to share experiences, practices, and tools with other HR professionals and leaders on how to support the success of Agile at the organizational level. Learn from different organizations, get inspired by different approaches and case studies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the fundamental need behind the Agile HR shift
  • Be aware of how HR can help the organization to change the mindset
  • Know what practices to avoid
  • Get a number of useful practices to become your Agile HR journey

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Speakers
avatar for Zuzana Sochova

Zuzana Sochova

Agile Coach & Scrum Trainer, CST, sochova.com
Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová is an independent Agile coach and trainer and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with more than fifteen years of experience in the IT industry. She started with agile and Scrum back in 2005, when she was implementing agile methods in the USA. From that time... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Chesapeake 4/5/6
 
Thursday, August 8
 

14:00

Sensemaking in organizations: How to create a practical Cynefin and sensemaking process (Ken Power, Tony Quinlan)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
How do we change organisations? How do we understand the culture of your organization? How do we understand what outcomes our transformation efforts are delivering? And once we know those things, what do we do?
Cynefin* has grown in popularity in the agile community in recent years. Used to their full potential, sensemaking and the Cynefin framework are powerful and effective approaches to informing action in complex, dynamic, and uncertain situations. To sustain the effectiveness, they need to be integrated with an organisations' processes and ways of working.
Ken and Tony will introduce a practical, effective approach based on their work applying complexity techniques in large global technology organisations. This workshop, based on years of experience with dozens of sensemaking projects, will teach you the fundamentals of using micronarrative-based sensemaking and the Cynefin framework to foster transformation, resilience and agility. We will explore the support structures we need to wrap around micro narratives, Cynefin, and sensemaking to make them effective.
This session will focus on use of sensemaking to support transformations. You will learn about sensemaking in organizations, the Cynefin framework, how to determine appropriate action in a given context, how to design experiments for navigating complex situations, how to tailor a sensemaking framework for a particular purpose, and how to integrate sensemaking into your organization.
The focus of this session is on the organization as a whole, and what it means and what it takes to be an agile organization. Our exercises and examples focus on this perspective. How do you understand the culture of your organization? How do we respond effectively to shape the continued evolution of an organisation's culture?
  • Footnote: The Cynefin framework is a sensemaking framework that helps people make sense of which context they are in so they can make better decisions and take action appropriate to that context. It has five domains, or contexts, including obvious, complicated, complex, chaos, and disorder. One way to use Cynefin is to start by exploring the narratives in an organisation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • An understanding of the Cynefin framework, or a refresher for those who have already come across it
  • Understanding of sensemaking and where it is useful and appropriate in organisations
  • How to integrate sensemaking into the cadence of the organization
  • Ensuring different parts of the organisation are represented in the sensemaking and experiment design
  • How to get people to pay attention to the results and take action informed by those results


Speakers
avatar for Tony Quinlan

Tony Quinlan

CEO & Chief Storyteller, Narrate
Complexity, Cynefin and sense-making. Understanding the cultural landscape and making enough sense to take action. Running workshops for organisations to co-create interventions and strategies for transformation. Using SenseMaker to measure the impact of change programmes.
avatar for Ken Power

Ken Power

Software Engineering Leader, https://kenpower.dev/
Ken Power has held multiple positions in large technology organizations. His current responsibilities include leading global, large-scale engineering organization transformations. He has been working with agile and lean methods since 1999. He holds patents in virtualization and network... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Chesapeake D/E/F