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Friday, August 9
 

09:00

Agile Circuit Training (Brandon Carlson)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
The aim of the Agile Circuit training session is that there are 6 stations on the circuit each covering a different topic and lasting 10-12mins. The aim of the station is to introduce people to the topic and enable them to take away the top 3 things for the topic. They are the quick tips and tricks that attendees should know about the area.
Our intention is that everyone would get around each station in the circuit, and there would be someone who would be timing the stations and signalling to move stations.
The topics for the stations are as follows; Metrics, Lean Coffee, Prioritization techniques, Reading the room, Icebreaker Techniques, Sense Making.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Dozens of simple tools you can take back and use with your teams immediately


Speakers

Friday August 9, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Potomac 1/2

09:00

Agile Pictionary (Ellen Grove)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Are you ready for some fun? Do you wish you were armed with some skills to quickly capture everything you learned and experienced this week?
Science tells us our brains work in curious ways, and much of what we do is unspoken and unconscious. This can cause teams to stumble when they attempt to provide truly innovative solutions to customers. So how can we create a common vocabulary to unleash creativity and enroll people in the organization’s vision? That's a neat hypothesis, right? Let's put it to the test with a visual collaboration competition!
Our minds recognize images 60,000 times faster than words and often they illuminate our similarities and differences in a safe way. More of our brain is dedicated to processing them than all other senses combined. Yet when we are faced with complicated, strategic thinking - we rely on verbal language - which doesn't tap the full power of our minds, holding us back from our full potential to collaborate.
Using images helps communicate ideas with clarity, alignment, and engagement. Come to the workshop to learn how, even if you don't regularly draw! You'll leave with a set of skills that you can help brag about to your colleagues for months to come.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Practice visual thinking skills and develop a visual library
  • Demonstrate easy ways to become a whiteboard warrior
  • Draw a collection of visuals that they can use for future collaboration
  • Understand difference between pictograms and ideograms
  • Have tons of fun


Speakers
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Ellen Grove

business agility coach, Agile Partnership
Ellen Grove is an Agile coach and trainer who helps teams to do better work by coaching them to cocreate the circumstances in which they can work productively and effectively. Her Agile coaching practice is founded in over 18 years’ experience leading software testing, development... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Chesapeake 10/11/12

09:00

Agile2019 Retrospective (Dana Pylayeva)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
The week of extreme learning, inspiration and networking at Agile2019 is coming to an end.
Whether you are a first-timer or a regular at Agile20xx, your perspective and your feedback are hugely valuable! You are invited to reflect together and share your ideas on what can make for an even more mind-blowing experience next year.
Bonus feature: participate in a large-scale retrospective facilitated with Liberating Structures.

Learning Outcomes:
  • reflect on Agile2019 experience
  • contribute ideas to Agile2020

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avatar for Dana Pylayeva

Dana Pylayeva

Agile Coach and Founder at Agile Play Consulting, LLC, Agile Play Consulting
In her 16 years of industry experience Dana has been exposed to different areas of IT as a Java Developer, an Architect, a DBA Manager, a Scrum Master and an Agile Coach. Every role she has had in her career has given her an opportunity to apply her passion for agile principles and... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Chesapeake 4/5/6

09:00

Presentation Karaoke (Tricia Broderick, Jake Calabrese)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Come see what is likely to be the funniest session at all of Agile2019! Presentation Karaoke is very simple - as a presenter, you get a slide deck, and the audience gives you a topic (advanced) or pick your own topic (beginner). Your job is to come up with a presentation as you go, seeing the slides for the first time! As an attendee, you just have to sit back, learn a little and of course laugh!

Learning Outcomes:
  •  Gain an appreciation of the knowledge and skills you have to present on the fly
  • Build experience with adapting in the moment
  • Learn a little about a wide variety of topics depending on the speaker/topic


Speakers
avatar for Tricia Broderick

Tricia Broderick

Principle, Agile For All
Tricia has more than twenty years of experience in software development and is passionately focused on facilitating high-performance software development environments. Her leadership at all levels of an organization helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from one-year product cycles... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Potomac 4/5/6

09:00

Self Care Closing (Samantha Laing)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
It is the end of a long week. During this week you will have met hundreds of people, and made many notes. Some things stick out, and others are already beginning to fade. Your body is possibly tired or on the verge of adrenaline burnout.
This session will aim to take you on a calm journey through the week. You will explore your highs and lows, figure out the learnings and/or messages that you need for right now in your life. The purpose here is to provide a space to reflect, be generous and be kind. We would love for you to be part of this.

Learning Outcomes:
  • some learnings to take away from Agile2019
  • space to reflect on a busy week


Speakers
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Samantha Laing

Agile Coach, Nomad8
My personal motto is ‘be brave’, and I embody this by taking on challenges one small step at a time.Most of my career has been in the IT industry, specifically Software Development. Nowadays I find myself coaching others with a passion for agile and a focus on self-care.I love... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Chesapeake 1/2/3

09:00

So…You Want To Submit To Be A Speaker (Chris Murman)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
If you’re like me, you’ve submitted lots of abstracts to conferences (including this one) and been disappointed to be on the list of those not selected. Your idea was solid. Colleagues supported you through the submission process. And it wasn’t enough to be on the short list of speakers.
I submitted for years before getting some quality mentoring on my submissions. Then, some knowledge from Sharon Bowman improved how I wrote learning objectives. A reminder from my journalism textbooks zipped up my headlines. Feedback from some experienced program chairs tightened up my abstracts. Finally, I started connecting more with program teams. Thankful for every opportunity I’ve had to present to our community.
I would like to share some of my learnings, as well as the advice of others on how you can do the same thing.
Coming to this session won’t guarantee your next idea is the one everyone else will. Program teams vary in their tastes from year to year. What this will do is give you some practical experience to make your next batch of submissions your best yet. Feel free to bring previous submissions as well. The better the content we present at conferences, the better our community becomes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand what the submission process is like for a program team.
  • Demonstrate the mechanics of a great headline, abstract, and learning objectives.
  • Give the proper context to your topic to the program team.
  • Learn new avenues to discover new topics to submit abstracts about.
  • Take advantage of feedback from track chairs.

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Friday August 9, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Chesapeake 7/8/9