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Audacious Salon [clear filter]
Monday, August 5
 

14:00 EDT

Starting with our Agile Successes (Antoinette Coetzee, Lyssa Adkins)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
This week will be filled with ideas for addressing your greatest Agile challenges, or for getting started on the right foot. There will be a lot of talk about impediments and solutions in the days ahead! There might even be some criticism of people, companies, frameworks, etc. Before all that begins, we invite you into a space of recognizing our Agile successes and appreciating the ways Agile has already created vitality, stability, possibility, etc, etc. This session is fueled by your real-life success stories. Come hear some, come tell yours, and infuse your heart and mind with positivity - an empowering place from which to receive the messages you will hear the rest of the week!

Learning Outcomes:
  • - Be inspired by individual Agile success stories told impromptu by the session participants
  • ~ Appreciate Agile for what it has already created in the world, and the effect it can have on individual's lives, teams and organizations
  • - Change the place from where you will be listening
  • ~ Make connections that set you up for success for the rest of the week


Speakers
avatar for Antoinette Coetzee

Antoinette Coetzee

Agile Coach and Trainer, Plain Agile
Antoinette has been in the Agile world since working with some of the original Manifesto signatories in 1996. She spent several years as Agile team member, developing software products. She has been an Agile mentor since 2005, then received coaching from Agile Coaching Institute in... Read More →
avatar for Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa Adkins

Agile Coach & Consultant, LyssaAdkins.com
I came to Agile as a project leader with over 15 years project management expertise. Even with all that experience, nothing prepared me for the power and simplicity of Agile done well.My Agile experience, along with my professional coaching and training abilities, gives me the perspective... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
National Harbor 8
 
Tuesday, August 6
 

09:00 EDT

Part 1 of 2: The Oppression of Structure and the Tyranny of Structurelessness (Johannes Schartau)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
Structure is a concept that is mostly invisible yet shapes almost everything we do. The purpose of this session is to explore and make sense of structure and its use. When is there too much structure so that things become rigid? When is there too little so that things fall apart? At what point does structure turn into oppression? At what point does the lack of structure enable tyrannies?
Please note that there is no pre-defined learning outcome of this session. There is a structure held in place by facilitation that is supposed to let the participants shape and explore the content.
This session is for you if
  • you're not even sure what the preceding paragraphs are about
  • you're a big fan of defining things and making them explicit
  • you're a big fan of anarchy
  • you would like to explore your personal approach to structure
  • you like to discuss vague, slightly abstract ideas

Learning Outcomes:
  • Collect examples of what structure is and where we find it
  • Help participants gain clarity on their own relationship to structure
  • Identify how we individually cause joy and pain through the use or lack of structure
  • Explore how we as an Agile community relate to structure
  • Provide a way for participants to re-calibrate their use of structure in their work-life


Speakers

Tuesday August 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
National Harbor 8

10:45 EDT

Part 2 of 2: The Oppression of Structure and the Tyranny of Structurelessness (Johannes Schartau)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
This is part 2 of a 2 part session. Participation on the first session is required to adequately engage in this session.
Structure is a concept that is mostly invisible yet shapes almost everything we do. The purpose of this session is to explore and make sense of structure and its use. When is there too much structure so that things become rigid? When is there too little so that things fall apart? At what point does structure turn into oppression? At what point does the lack of structure enable tyrannies?
Please note that there is no pre-defined learning outcome of this session. There is a structure held in place by facilitation that is supposed to let the participants shape and explore the content.
This session is for you if
you're not even sure what the preceding paragraphs are about
you're a big fan of defining things and making them explicit
you're a big fan of anarchy
you would like to explore your personal approach to structure
you like to discuss vague, slightly abstract ideas

Learning Outcomes:
  • Collect examples of what structure is and where we find it
  • Help participants gain clarity on their own relationship to structure
  • Identify how we individually cause joy and pain through the use or lack of structure
  • Explore how we as an Agile community relate to structure
  • Provide a way for participants to re-calibrate their use of structure in their work-life


Speakers

Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
National Harbor 8

14:00 EDT

Part 1 of 2: Anti-fragility, Collaboration and Agile (Caitlin Walker, Andrea Chiou)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
If you are in contempt of another human being you will be operating from an I’m OK you’re not OK position. Sometimes we do this consciously, sometimes unconsciously. Sometimes we use phrases or terms without thinking and someone else points out that this term makes them feel they’re being held in contempt. What to do when internal worlds and external behaviors collide?
Anti-fragility (Taleb 2012) would hold that from the disorder of diversity we can come to positions of strength. These differences and conflicts can become the stimulus for the group to learn, strengthen and grow BUT only if we have the skills of inquiry without turning the interaction into an act of contempt itself.
We will be uncovering anti-fragile ways of inquiring into conflict that don’t in themselves promote more conflict. We will also be uncovering more fragile ways of inquiring into conflict that put someone else down and require winners and losers.
This workshop is all about creating enough space for resilient inquiry and keeping 'What we'd like to have happen' in mind throughout our interactions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learning about others with divergent and even conflicting views - using unbiased 'clean' inquiry.
  • Becoming attuned to knowing the difference between what you said and the response others give.
  • Noticing the patterns of language and behavior that you and other people adopt when in conflict.
  • Developing strategies for moving from fragility to anti-fragility

Attachments:

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Walker

Caitlin Walker

Director, Training Attention
I support groups to develop strategies for shifting their attention away from Conflict, Contempt and #Drama. When they're in contempt, they can detect it, acknowledge it, get curious and shift themselves and others. They can move from the addictive #Drama towards action. From a position... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Chiou

Andrea Chiou

Enterprise Agile Coach, Tenable
I work remotely as an Enterprise Agile Coach at Tenable, Inc. a cyber-exposure and vulnerability detection company located in Columbia, Maryland. I care about 'vulnerability detection' in the teams I coach too. Just like with IT systems, we'll have to develop awareness of each others... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
National Harbor 8

15:45 EDT

Part 2 of 2: Anti-fragility, Collaboration and Agile (Caitlin Walker, Andrea Chiou)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
This is part 2 of a 2 part session. Participation on the first session is required to adequately engage in this session.
If you are in contempt of another human being you will be operating from an I’m OK you’re not OK position. Sometimes we do this consciously, sometimes unconsciously. Sometimes we use phrases or terms without thinking and someone else points out that this term makes them feel they’re being held in contempt. What to do when internal worlds and external behaviors collide?
Anti-fragility (Taleb 2012) would hold that from the disorder of diversity we can come to positions of strength. These differences and conflicts can become the stimulus for the group to learn, strengthen and grow BUT only if we have the skills of inquiry without turning the interaction into an act of contempt itself.
We will be uncovering ways of inquiring into conflict that don’t in themselves promote more conflict. We will also be uncovering ways of inquiring into conflict that are pretenses at inquiry and are actually passive aggressive ways of putting someone else down without standing up for what you believe.
This workshop is all about creating enough space for resilient inquiry and keeping 'What we'd like to have happen' in mind throughout our interactions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learning about others with divergent and even conflicting views - using unbiased 'clean' inquiry.
  • Becoming attuned to knowing the difference between what you said and the response others give.
  • Noticing the patterns of language and behavior that you and other people adopt when in conflict.
  • Developing strategies for moving from fragility to anti-fragility

Attachments:

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Walker

Caitlin Walker

Director, Training Attention
I support groups to develop strategies for shifting their attention away from Conflict, Contempt and #Drama. When they're in contempt, they can detect it, acknowledge it, get curious and shift themselves and others. They can move from the addictive #Drama towards action. From a position... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Chiou

Andrea Chiou

Enterprise Agile Coach, Tenable
I work remotely as an Enterprise Agile Coach at Tenable, Inc. a cyber-exposure and vulnerability detection company located in Columbia, Maryland. I care about 'vulnerability detection' in the teams I coach too. Just like with IT systems, we'll have to develop awareness of each others... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
National Harbor 8
 
Wednesday, August 7
 

10:45 EDT

Ca$hing in on Tru$t & Tran$parency (Ben Kopel, David Faurio)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Why are many people hesitant to talk openly about how much money they make? Is it a cultural issue? A safety issue? What could happen to trust levels between individuals and within organizations if we were open and transparent about money? How could awkward and uncomfortable compensation negotiations change? How could understanding compensation decisions lead to a heightened desire to learn and stronger organizational agility? Could it help break down other taboo barriers? How does all of this tie to the agile values and principles? Let’s discuss and experience these questions and more through a simulation, and explore how vulnerability can be a game changer.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover new ways to unleash higher levels of collaboration, safety and trust within a performing team
  • Learn how to combat discrimination to enable an environment that fosters higher levels of interaction in the team and beyond
  • Get out of your comfort zone by experiencing new ways of discussing transparency with your teams and colleagues


Speakers
avatar for Ben Kopel

Ben Kopel

Director of Agile Coaching, Project Brilliant
Ben is a curious learner focused on building strong teams and organizations through collaboration and continuous improvement. He has been working with agile teams for over ten years in different roles at various organizations: developer, Product Owner, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
National Harbor 8

14:00 EDT

Part 1 of 2: Upward Trend (Stuart McCalla)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Imagine a chance to get to put your agile knowledge on a map, the knowledge you paid for, earned, cherish and defines you both professionally and personally. Now imagine other people around you doing the same building a map based on connections between what you know and what they know. This is the opportunity that we will have as we come together and map all the concepts, frameworks and lenses into an integral map. A map that can hold all of us with complexity and nuance.
“Most of us are only willing to call 5% of our present information into question any one point.”
― Ken Wilber
When we all get together and hold a simple enough meta-framework that can hold all of our combined knowledge and we will get to examine our ideas with the goal to create connections in the Agile community. Possibilities abound when new ideas get sparked and new endeavors get launched as this rich fertile exchange is allowed to happen.

Learning Outcomes:
  • This will evolve into a map of Agile practices that will spark discussion and allow people to see connections. It will be captured real time with either snapshots or time-lapse photography to see the wall being built.


Speakers
avatar for Stuart McCalla

Stuart McCalla

Executive and Leadership Coach, Innerstand


Wednesday August 7, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
National Harbor 8

15:45 EDT

Part 2 of 2: Upward Trend (Stuart McCalla)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
This is part 2 of a 2 part session. Participation on the first session is required to adequately engage in this session.
Imagine a chance to get to put your agile knowledge on a map, the knowledge you paid for, earned, cherish and defines you both professionally and personally. Now imagine other people around you doing the same building a map based on connections between what you know and what they know. This is the opportunity that we will have as we come together and map all the concepts, frameworks and lenses into an integral map. A map that can hold all of us with complexity and nuance.
“Most of us are only willing to call 5% of our present information into question any one point.”
― Ken Wilber
When we all get together and hold a simple enough meta-framework that can hold all of our combined knowledge and we will get to examine our ideas with the goal to create connections in the Agile community. Possibilities abound when new ideas get sparked and new endeavors get launched as this rich fertile exchange is allowed to happen.

Learning Outcomes:
  • This will evolve into a map of Agile practices. It will be captured real time with either snapshots or time-lapse photography to see the wall being built.


Speakers
avatar for Stuart McCalla

Stuart McCalla

Executive and Leadership Coach, Innerstand


Wednesday August 7, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
National Harbor 8
 
Thursday, August 8
 

09:00 EDT

Part 1 of 2: Find your Edges (Kat Conner, Allmond McDermott)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
Often real change is derailed when deep seated beliefs and experiences are inadequately explored. This workshop is designed as an experience to step into your own personal edges (the areas that cause you to back away from change).  We will take the exploration further by seeing how our own edges and the collective edges within a group/organization/culture can stall changes and how by addressing the underlying beliefs and stories, greater sustainable change can emerge. This is part 1 of a 2 part session. You will leave the experience with a deeper understanding of edge theory, how it applies to your lives personally and professionally with some experimental ideas to change the story.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop basic understanding of Edge Theory
  • Explore personal edges and how they may be affecting how you interact in the world
  • Brainstorm on practical ideas on how to change your personal story


Speakers
avatar for Kat Conner

Kat Conner

Business Agility Innovator, SolutionsIQ Accenture
Kat is an executive coach, business agility innovator and edge worker. She can support groups that wish to “go deep” and explore their inner landscape.Her current focus is improving performance of change initiatives and top leadership teams through thoughtfully designed experiences... Read More →
avatar for Allmond McDermott

Allmond McDermott

Allmond McDermott is a seasoned agile practitioner, with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Allmond has spent the last eight years working on agile initiatives and converting projects to agile methodologies. Having spent many years studying individual growth, group... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
National Harbor 8

10:45 EDT

Part 2 of 2: Find your Edges (Kat Conner, Allmond McDermott)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
This is part 2 of a 2 part session. Participation on the first session is required to adequately engage in this session.
Often real change is derailed when deep seated beliefs and experiences are inadequately explored. This workshop is designed as an experience to step into your own personal edges (the areas that cause you to back away from change).  We will take the exploration further by seeing how our own edges and the collective edges within a group/organization/culture can stall changes and how by addressing the underlying beliefs and stories, greater sustainable change can emerge. You will leave the experience with a deeper understanding of edge theory, how it applies to your lives personally and professionally with some experimental ideas to change the story.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Greater understanding of how edge theory fits into organizational transformation
  • Explore organizational edges and how they may be derailing desired change
  • Brainstorm on practical ideas on how to change the organizational story


Speakers
avatar for Kat Conner

Kat Conner

Business Agility Innovator, SolutionsIQ Accenture
Kat is an executive coach, business agility innovator and edge worker. She can support groups that wish to “go deep” and explore their inner landscape.Her current focus is improving performance of change initiatives and top leadership teams through thoughtfully designed experiences... Read More →
avatar for Allmond McDermott

Allmond McDermott

Allmond McDermott is a seasoned agile practitioner, with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Allmond has spent the last eight years working on agile initiatives and converting projects to agile methodologies. Having spent many years studying individual growth, group... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
National Harbor 8

14:00 EDT

Part 1 of 2: Functioning without leaders (Audacious Salonniere)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
A circle of awesome people, some flipcharts, the statement below and an invitation to make our time together useful, relevant and meaningful.
"Now, the whole of society has been organized to believe that we can't function without leaders. But maybe we can."
David Bohm - On Dialogue (1996)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover from other participants alternate ways of conceiving of leadership, human organizing, etc.
  • Reflexivity in practice ; reflecting on ones own thinking and actions.
  • Potentially identify personal habitual patterns when participating in collective processes



Thursday August 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
National Harbor 8

15:45 EDT

Part 2 of 2: Functioning without leaders (Audacious Salonniere)

Abstract:
This is part 2 of a 2 part session. Participation on the first session is required to adequately engage in this session.
A circle of awesome people, some flipcharts, the statement below and an invitation to make our time together useful, relevant and meaningful.
"Now, the whole of society has been organized to believe that we can't function without leaders. But maybe we can."
David Bohm - On Dialogue (1996)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover from other participants alternate ways of conceiving of leadership, human organizing, etc.
  • Reflexivity in practice ; reflecting on ones own thinking and actions.
  • Potentially identify personal habitual patterns when participating in collective processes



Thursday August 8, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
National Harbor 8