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Monday, August 5
 

10:45

Continuous Learning at Work (Cara Turner)

Abstract:
One of the key tenets of agility is that we are always learning. But how does that fit in if we're always working too? How do we bake in continuous learning without breaking the bank?
Too often learning is treated as a nice to have or even a luxury.
And when we do get to attend training, it usually happens in isolation, making it difficult to apply. The words 'I've learnt that you're doing it wrong' seldom go down well with our teams

Speakers
avatar for Cara Turner

Cara Turner

CEO & Agile Coach, codeX
Cara is the CEO and Agile Coach at Project codeX, an agile-first software training programme that equips aspiring coders with high quality skills and experience, while bridging the digital divide.Having spent years helping teams adopt agile practices that reduce risk and increase... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
National Harbor 11

10:45

The Inclusive Agile Accelerator: How to Improve Learning and Inclusion in the IT Industry (Alejandro Olchik, Rafael Prikladnicki)

Abstract:
For seven years, and running fifteen editions, in Brazil, we have been evolving a not-for-profit immersive and educational program through a university-corporate partnership, that has achieved consistent impact on job opportunities for its candidates, promoting the development of 21st-century skills, gender equality, increasing social inclusion and contributing to the local community.
As for today, the program helps 24 students each semester. We receive more than 17 candidates per opening. Our recruiting process is capable of selecting teams where the number of women is greater than the number of men. We are also managing to identify and increase the number of openings reserved to young people coming from socially unfavorable contexts. Each semester, we receive around ten project proposals from real customers, most of them with a firm purpose behind. The program escapes from a lecture-based and prescriptive approach to learning. Through the development of a safe space for making mistakes, participants learn through practice, not only about agile methods, business analysis, lean startup, programming, and testing, to a level that they are ready to pursue professional opportunities in the market, but also about each other, their differences and the importance of respecting those differences.
Interactively, this talk will bring awareness about the obstacles minorities face in the technology sector, and explain the evolution, current stage, and outcomes of the Inclusive Agile Accelerator. In the end, we expect to provide some useful recommendations for aspiring educators and change agents looking for practical advice on how to grow more inclusive environments.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Carry out recruiting ideas and practices to improve gender diversity and social inclusion in general.
  • Provide practical recommendations and guidelines when implementing similar educational programs.
  • Determine the relevance of the results obtained and the feasibility of the educational approach to different contexts.
  • Summarize the main challenges and obstacles faced to advance the program further.

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Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Olchik

Alejandro Olchik

Agile Coach, ionatec
Agile Coach and Trainer at ionatec. Senior Mentor at the Inclusive Agile Accelerator. MBA Professor at PUCRS. Órulo CTO, a B2B marketplace for the real estate industry.Themes I'm interested: education and learning, 21st-century management practices and startups.
avatar for Rafael Prikladnicki

Rafael Prikladnicki

Director of Tecnopuc, PUCRS


Monday August 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
Chesapeake G/H/I

14:00

Breaking Down the Curriculum - Learning Games (Nate Haut)

Abstract:
Why don't we set people up for learning success? From corporate seminars to elementary school classes, learning is broken into waterfall like segments which students complete without an understanding of the big picture, or why it is important. Students may be tested multiple times during a course, but their success or failure is not a closed loop system to improve the curriculum. What if a failing student was a signal that they needed to learn a different way? This session will demonstrate that everyone learns differently, and it is important to break down the curriculum and adapt to make learning easy and fun for everyone!
This session will focus on two themes: Breaking the learning curriculum down into smaller sections to solicit honest feedback, and adapting the curriculum to embrace the fact the people learn differently. We will explore why learning is difficult for some people, and what can be done to help each person learn their best. We will experiment with creating learning games and how to modify them to make learning fun and easy for all types of students. After several examples, attendees will be challenged to consider real life examples of topics they hope to teach, and practice developing learning games to help their students learn more effectively. If you would like to find better ways than lecture and textbook learning, this is the session for you!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand that everyone learns differently, and that is good
  • Receive an introduction to the psychology of learning and how we can tap into people's different experiences to help them learn best for them
  • Understand that enabling people to learn best for them creates a community where people can ask questions and feel safe to admit when they need help or don't understand
  • Strategies for breaking learning down into smaller sections to assure the audience is learning successfully
  • Learn how to Agile can be used in a learning environment to constantly check with the team if the learning style is working for them and adapt and improve as needed
  • Games to change the structure of rigid lecture based learning

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Speakers
avatar for Nate Haut

Nate Haut

Agile Product Owner
Nate Haut is an Agile Product Owner supporting software solutions for manufacturing environments. He loves solving engineering problems and helping shape the digital work space with software tools for the modern work force. Nate enjoys outdoor adventures and rock climbing. He can... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
National Harbor 11

14:00

Bringing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Techniques into Your Agile Learning Ecosystem (Popi Makris)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) encompasses a number of techniques that help individuals understand and manage emotions, set goals, establish positive relationships and make good decisions. Over the last two decades, SEL techniques have been implemented in schools around the world to educate the 'whole child' ensuring that each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Follow up studies have demonstrated that SEL works - not only are students experiencing dramatic academic achievement but behaviors and dropout rates also continue to be favorable. What's so special about SEL techniques and is there an opportunity to introduce them to our agile teams and into our agile learning ecosystems? This is what this workshop intends to explore.
In this workshop, participants will take a journey through the limbic part of the brain, the part that processes emotion. We will then take an in-depth look into SEL competencies (Self Awareness, Self Management, Decision Making, Relationship Skills, Social Awareness) and will provide mini exercises to demonstrate the power of SEL. Participants will be provided with a number of take-away activities that they can adapt to their respective learning environments and ecosystems.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will come away from this workshops having a better understanding of
  • - how the brain processes emotion
  • - what social emotional learning practices exist
  • - how to apply SEL practices to the learning ecosystem
  • - learn new hands-on SEL activities and exercises

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Speakers
avatar for Popi Makris

Popi Makris

Founder, The Agile Gardener
Talk to me about leadership, connections, people, culture, training, empowerment, children - and, oh yeah, LEGOs!!!


Monday August 5, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Chesapeake 1/2/3

15:45

Collaboration in Agile: Brain-based Learning (Mehmet Baha)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Achieving collaboration in/across teams is crucial in Agile. The session will be a powerful mix of cutting edge business information and music. In this unique session, you will experience a brain-based learning approach where different parts of your brain are activated. When you participate in the session through percussion, the session becomes a visual, auditory and kinesthetic experience. Providing statistics and data on collaboration and Agile engages the left side of your brain. You will experience collaboration in a very profound & unique way.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the importance of collaboration in Agile
  • Take part in an experiential learning on collaboration. The experiential learning is based on music/percussion
  • Discover MIT's approach to collaboration
  • Create action items based on the MIT's approach to improve collaboration in your organisation

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Speakers
avatar for Mehmet Baha

Mehmet Baha

Founder & Senior Consultant, Solution Folder
Baha is Founder of Solution Folder which provides training solutions to create collaborative work culture in companies. After obtaining a scholarship from Fulbright, he did his master’s in Washington DC, USA in the area of conflict resolution. He has more than 15 years of work experience... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
National Harbor 11

15:45

Learning from the books you said you read…. (Em Campbell-Pretty, Melissa Hay)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Have you ever noticed how almost every speaker at every agile conference references a ton of books? Did you ever wonder if they even read those books? And if so, how did they remember what they read? And did they take action based on what they read?
What about the last book you read? What experiments did you run whilst reading the book or after finishing it? Or can you not remember the last time you read a non-fiction book?
We all know that trust, safety, flow and product orientation are keys to success with agile teams. We are all striving for high performing teams that deliver great products. Sometimes all the blogs, books and LinkedIn posts are just too much to consume. So how can we bring these ideas into our real world?
Here’s your opportunity to see how we go about learning from books. We will share examples of books we’ve digested and experiments we have run with real teams to see them thrive. This is the insiders’ guide to making a real difference with what you learnt from all the books you said you read.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants in this session will be able to:
  • -Use book clubs at work to enable learning with a bias to action in the workplace.
  • -Describe how other organisations have used the learning they have gained from reading.
  • -Apply a bias to action when reading to learn.

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Speakers
avatar for Em Campbell-Pretty

Em Campbell-Pretty

Managing Director, Pretty Agile
avatar for Melissa Hay

Melissa Hay

Principal Consultant, Pretty Agile


Monday August 5, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
Maryland Ballroom A
 
Tuesday, August 6
 

09:00

Some Useful Neurophysiology of Collective Learning (MARSHA SHENK)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Collective smarts may be the greatest challenge of enterprise agility. It happens in a special 'state': physiological and contextual. Learning - or considering anything new - also happens in a special state.. This talk will provide a taste of each, bits of science to understand them, plus tools to guide you in practice with others.
We will briefly explore what‘s happening in the brain when people ‘get to something’ they’ve never thought of before - collectively. Three experiential exercises, bits of PaleoAnthropology and NeuroPhysiology, plus a juicy Fortune 500 story will illuminate our narrative. New tools will 1) chart your own and others' immediate capacity for co-learning and design 2) measure and celebrate value-added: a leading indicator/early metric of learning and agility that can be tracked with lagging hard metrics.
Playfully shared by a Business Anthropologist, the session is both sobering and exhilarating. The good news is: the desired states are biological, feel good and spread organically. Our brains evolved to learn and act collectively. The bad news is: stress is also biological and spreads organically. NOT ENOUGH OF US KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS THAT ENABLE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING IN ADULTS.
More good news: it's immediately rewarding to do so (and well underway in schools and public health.) It could shortly be well underway in your workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
  • After participating you will be able to:
  • > Understand your own and others' capacity for 'new stuff', and how to optimize them.
  • > View 'resistance' and 'barriers' with new eyes and new skills.
  • > Apply two pleasurable tools that promote co-learning, including an infectious leading metric for collective value-add.

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Speakers
avatar for MARSHA SHENK

MARSHA SHENK

Business Anthropologist, The BestWork People
Collective learningHow the social brain controls when/what we can learnEcosystem Intelligence



Tuesday August 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
National Harbor 12/13

10:45

Brain Agility: Overcoming Cognitive Bias (Lisa Cooney)

Abstract:
Did you know that your brain makes up stories all day long, and if they are good stories, you believe them? Come to this entertaining interactive session to experience some “cognitive illusions” for yourself, and learn what they demonstrate about how our brains’ work. During this session, open to all levels, you will watch videos to learn about specific cognitive biases, and then learn what to do about them. For example, confirmation bias leads us to perceive evidence that confirms our existing beliefs while disregarding evidence that contradicts them. Knowing this, we can begin to be more discerning when trying to answer the question, "What happened?"
Cognitive science and behavioral psychology offer important insights for agilists, insights that can help us work more effectively with our co-workers and clients. You will learn how awareness of our brains’ tendencies is a powerful tool to overcome our own innate cognitive bias, and the cognitive bias of others. This newfound awareness can open you to more varied perspectives in order to tell yourself a story that is both richer and more nuanced – and closer to being “a true story.” You will not only be more capable of sharing your perspectives, but also more open to the perspectives of others people, leading to more successful interactions and outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe how our brains are hardwired to “co-opt” our beliefs
  • Explain that awareness of this tendency can help us overcome our cognitive biases
  • Increase your ability to be open to all perspectives
  • Apply the agile value, “individuals and interactions over processes and tools” more deeply in your work and life

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Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cooney

Lisa Cooney

Principle Agile Coach, Axios
I am an Agile coach with a master's degree in education - my passion is bringing Agile to the world. I am the editor of Michael Hammon's leadership book, Evolvagility; I help run the Women in Agile meetup in Washington, DC; I am on the program committee for the Business Agility Conference... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
National Harbor 12/13

14:00

The Learner's Brain - A User Manual to the Most Complex Thing in the Universe (Joe Ziadeh, Jolene Jangles)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
How do people learn in an Agile way? In this workshop we'll give you the user manual to the most complex object in the known universe - the human brain! Our brain drives how we learn, and this workshop will show you how to tailor instruction and activities to create safe and effective learning environments.
In this workshop we will briefly cover some core neuroscience and psychology topics anyone who teaches needs to know. Come play a series of games designed with specific techniques you can immediately use to improve your teaching. We'll briefly cover:
  • Neurophysiology - How the structure of our brain impacts how we learn and process information
  • Neuroplasticity - How the brain physically changes as we learn new things
  • Cognitive bias - How a learner's perception of an idea (and our environment) can fundamentally change how the way learners hear and understand what you're teaching.
We'll cover these concepts using games and activities specifically designed to help you learn and retain the information efficiently. We'll also discuss how to build the appropriate environment to make learning safe, and lightly touch on how to build courses with all of these things in mind using Training from the BACK of the Room.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Attendees can explain how neuroscience drives students' ability to learn.
  • Attendees can describe how this session used neuroscience to their advantage to teach the concepts.
  • Attendees can facilitate 3 techniques to teach concepts, and create a safe and effective environment for learning and experimentation.

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Speakers
avatar for Joe Ziadeh

Joe Ziadeh

Director of Process Definition and Measurement, Express Scripts
I'm happy to talk about anything Agile. But I personally love neuroscience, Training from the Back of the Room, rap, public speaking, innovation games, change management, and team building.
avatar for Jolene Jangles

Jolene Jangles

Enterprise Coach, Balanced Agility
I strongly believe in people’s greatness and am passionate about moving people and systems forward. Some of my particular interests are transformation, coaching and the brain science. Tell me your story. Where do you want to go? How do we ignite your rebel within?


Tuesday August 6, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Maryland Ballroom B

15:45

Six Steps Towards Self-Learning Teams and Deliberately Developmental Organizations (Andy Cleff)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
One of the 12 principles behind the Manifesto for Agile Software Develop is: At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
This adjustment of behavior can take many forms: from stopping a practice that is not fruitful to simply doing more or less of something already in the system. And sometimes it means starting something new, an experiment to test a falsifiable hypothesis, for example: if we always had a minimum of a dozen donuts in the team room….
Regardless of what changes, it is up to a team that embraces agility to figure things out themselves. No external “boss” is barking orders. So this 12th principle leads to the idea that a self-organizing team also needs to be a self-learning team, and ask the question: "When we're learning at our best, we're like what?"
Join Andy to learn about a six-step framework that will propel your teams and organization on the path of deliberate and continual learning with joy.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Take-aways from this presentation will propel your teams and organization on a path of self-learning and growth:
  • * Leveraging the power of metaphor to lay the groundwork
  • * Visualizing the current and future states of the team skill set
  • * Prioritizing "the learning backlog" and creating conditions conducive to self-learning
  • * Measuring and making visible the outcomes of team experiments in order to amplify a culture of organizational learning
  • * Building learning communities at scale

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Speakers
avatar for Andy Cleff

Andy Cleff

Sr Agile Coach, Agile Velocity
Andy Cleff is an experienced and pragmatic agile practitioner that takes teams beyond getting agile to embracing agile. His superpowers include holding multiple perspectives, enabling step changes that bridge current and future states, allowing space for both order and chaos simultaneously... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
Maryland Ballroom B
 
Wednesday, August 7
 

10:45

Explaining Agile to your 5-year old, your grandmother or your boss (Nate Adams)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
I remember my first real foray into the Agile mindset. I was a software developer for a mid-sized company and attended a three-day Scrum bootcamp; I left completely bought in. I came back to work ready to transform how we worked. My first stop was the project management group where I proceeded to explain to them why we needed to stop with the Waterfall mindset and start thinking in iterations and increments. I sat back, ready for the accolades I was sure were coming. They kicked me out of their office. The laughter still haunts my dreams.
You know what? Teaching is hard.
Cognitive biases are the result of shortcuts our brain takes to make quick decisions. One particularly insidious bias, confirmation bias, insulates us from ideas that challenge our strongly-held beliefs or views of what is true. When presented with evidence that challenges our views or ideals, we tend to feel a strong psychological discomfort called cognitive dissonance. When not recognized and managed, cognitive dissonance can be a powerful barrier to learning and growing. Because Agile mindset and practices often challenge the status quo in organizations, they can struggle to find traction thanks to the resulting cognitive dissonance. What's a poor agile transformation agent to do when confronted with this?
Join me to experience examples of some of the games, stories, analogies and activities I use to minimize the effects of cognitive dissonance when teaching Agile concepts. I hope you'll take these and use them wherever you feel they will provide value. More importantly, though, we'll discuss successful mindsets and strategies you can use to fill a mental toolbox of your own with stories, activities and examples specifically designed to have maximum impact at your organization.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize why new concepts are sometimes strongly rejected
  • Understand context, and how important shared context is to transfer of ideas
  • Highlight the importance of anecdotes, examples, activities and modern business fables
  • Explore the value of analogies and the perils of allowing them to go too far


Speakers
avatar for Nate Adams

Nate Adams

Agile Coach/Software Architect, NewBoCo


Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
Maryland Ballroom A

14:00

Making it Pop - Reflecting Practice in Experiential Learning (Jenny Tarwater)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
IMAGINE THIS: a room full of participants thinking deeply about new concepts and insights you just introduced, connecting that learning to their own life, and creating a plan to apply it in the very near future. Sounds great right?
An effective debrief takes work to design and execute.
Many popular theories of adult learning and instructional design emphasize the importance of a debrief but do not provide trainers with a deeper toolkit of how to accomplish it. Join this train-the-trainer session to understand and experience debriefing techniques from such training luminaries as Jerry Weinberg, Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan and Sharon Bowman.
In this session you will experience and examine different types of experiential learning. You will learn several ways to facilitate a debrief. You will leave with a short effective debrief that can be used in almost any situation. You will also hear a few very entertaining and educational stories of debriefing failures!
Come learn more how to create debriefs training with these powerful techniques!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain what a debrief is and why it is so important to curriculum design
  • Recognize five different debriefing techniques to facilitate learning that sticks
  • Learn a sure-fire, simple to remember, 3 step debriefing technique
  • Integrate five tips/tricks to significantly improve experiential learning facilitation for all learners
  • Bonus: Participants will participate in three short exercises and debriefs that have deep learning implications!

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Speakers
avatar for Jenny Tarwater

Jenny Tarwater

Collaboration Coach, Blueshift Innovation
Jenny Tarwater is an International Speaker, Collaboration Coach and Agile Trainer. She has 25 years of corporate experience bringing all parts of an organization together to reliably deliver large-scale software initiatives. Jenny has a passion for empowering the adoption and understanding... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Maryland Ballroom A

15:45

Let’s Just Skip High-Performing and Go Straight to Badass! (Matt Badgley)
Limited Capacity filling up


Abstract:
Are you encountering learning fatigue? Are the teams you work with sick of hearing "get better"? Do you feel like your learning has stagnated? Is your team fed up with being in the shadow of "high-performance" team?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone -- you have hit the continuous improvement wall. This wall is made up of many things -- a constant barrage of exponential change, your confirmation biases, succumbing to perfectionist tendencies, and unsafe learning environments.
The great news is that there has been a ton of research, learning, and ideation on all these things that may be holding us back from being badass. In this session, we'll explore together why we may hit the wall, look at the principles that will help us minimize the factors that cause the wall, and learn some techniques that you can apply to bust through the wall and cruise past high-performing and head to badass.
After attending this session, you’ll be able to talk about things that challenge our learning and several approaches to help motivate and drive our improvement — including the “Lonely Lean Coffee.”

Learning Outcomes:
  • After attending this session, the attendee will be able to describe Confirmation Bias and how it impacts having a growth mindset.
  • By the end of this session, an attendee will be able to evaluate the impact of perfectionism on their learning mindsets which might result in them not finishing their learning.
  • By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to recognize tribal behaviors and their impact on individual and team learning.
  • After attending the session, an attendee will be able to identify a strategy to reframe a particular learning barrier or identify ways to change their environment which might be preventing learning.
  • By the end of this session, the attendee will be able to enable continuous learning using Deliberate Practice, a Practice Canvas, a Learning "Badass" Board, and or Lonely Lean Coffee.
  • By the end of this session, the attendee will be able to leverage the tools as mentioned above and techniques to help teams continuously learn and improve.

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Speakers
avatar for Matt Badgley

Matt Badgley

Coach, BluHound Solutions
Matt Badgley is an enterprise agile coach, part time software creator, and constant learner. Matt is some one that really enjoys helping others make great software, have fun, and discover new ways to innovate. Matt is a former engineer, dev director, professional services director... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
National Harbor 12/13
 
Thursday, August 8
 

10:45

Born To Learn (Aurelien Beraud)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
We naturally crave learning. It is an innate ability that has allowed us to survive, evolve and thrive. Science has also shown us that our brain is quite flexible and can allow us to continue to learn at any point in our lives. Moreover, the Agile community keeps spreading the mindset of continuous improvement and continuous learning. It should therefore be logical to see most organisations using this to their competitive advantage.
However, are we putting enough emphasis on growing people's ability to learn? Do we really understand how learning works and what the fundamental ingredients necessary to learning are? Do we really "learn by failing"? Are our organizations really tailored to foster learning?
To explore these questions, I want to look at what scientific research tells us about learning but also explore the concept of having a fixed / growth mindset and help you reflect on how you can use these concepts to accelerate your own learning and help create the learning organisations of tomorrow.

Learning Outcomes:
  • software development is all about learning however we know little about how learning actually happens
  • to learn faster you need three key ingredients: challenges, effort and feedback
  • the way you think about your abilities has a dramatic impact on the way you approach these key ingredients (fixed mindset versus growth mindset)
  • our organizations still tend to promote a fixed mindset and to hinder learning

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Speakers
avatar for Aurelien Beraud

Aurelien Beraud

Agile Coach, Xero
After a career as a Software Developer in Norway, Aurelien Beraud swapped the fjords up north for the glittering city of Auckland down under to do what he knows best. He now spends his days as an Agile Coach, empowering teams to push their own limits and deliver products that change... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
National Harbor 11

10:45

More about Thinking Fast and Slow (Linda Rising)
Limited Capacity filling up


Abstract:
When Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in 2002, and then published a book called "Thinking Fast and Slow" that presented his insights, most of us who "think for a living" were intrigued by his message. Unfortunately, most of us don't have time to read these days, especially books that are as dense and full of science as this one. In this talk, Linda will continue to help those who want to do a better job of thinking and problem-solving. This year, she will expand on Kahneman's work by including the current evidence on insight and innovation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The talk will present techniques for thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Attendees will see specific examples of algorithms, including Take the Best, Less is Better, and the Recency Effect.
  • We will also look at a better way of brainstorming.

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Speakers
avatar for Linda Rising

Linda Rising

Computer Software Consultant and Professional, Linda Rising LLC
Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has written and contributed to many books and numerous articles, with her latest book published last year – More Fearless Change co-authored with Mary Lynn Manns.Linda is an internationally known presenter... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
Maryland Ballroom B

14:00

Adapting TBR for Remote Learning (Shane Hastie, Shannon Ewan)

Abstract:
Sharon Bowman's “Training from the Back of the Room” (TBR) has become a mainstay for classroom-based course design and has become increasingly popular with Agile trainers. Sharon’s brain-science based approaches result in higher engagement, longer retention and more effective learning events. However, with the movement towards remote learning, there is a risk that some of these highly interactive techniques will become muted in distributed audiences. Those who attend this workshop will not fall victim to this fate!
In this interactive workshop, we will show how to apply the great ideas that Sharon has given the community to design remote learning to be as engaging as in-person events by leveraging brain-science techniques despite the limitations of remote technology.

Among other things, participants will learn techniques to:
*Incorporate movement when your participants are distributed and remote
*Get participants energized in group work when they haven't met each other in-person
*Use images to stimulate thinking and create appropriate learning artifacts for remote delivery
*Bring novelty into remote learning
*Use remote collaboration tools effectively
Shannon and Shane are both TBR Certified Trainers and they have extensive experience designing and delivering classes for both in-person and remote learning. They also bring years of agile knowledge and practice along with real-world experience operating in remote teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • By the end of this session participants will be able to:
  • Describe the 4C’s instructional design model and 6 keys for making learning stick from Sharon Bowman's “Training from the Back of the Room (TBR)”
  • Articulate what “good” looks like for remote learning and explain how to avoid common pitfalls when delivering training content remotely
  • Apply some of the TBR techniques to design remote learning experiences
  • Devise a plan for how they will integrate these techniques into an upcoming remote training
  • Have some fun while applying the techniques

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Speakers
avatar for Shane Hastie

Shane Hastie

Director of Agile Learning Programs, ICAgile
Coach, trainer, passionate agilist from New ZealandDirector of Agile Learning Programs for ICAgile Member of the Agile Alliance board 2011 - 2016.Founding Chair of Agile Alliance New Zealand.Lead Editor for Culture & Methods on InfoQ.com
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Shannon Ewan

Managing Director, ICAgile
Agile Coaching, Agile Transformation, Business Agility, ICAgile's learning and certification programs.


Thursday August 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Maryland Ballroom B

15:45

How The Olympics Can Make you a Better Person (Sandy Mamoli)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
In the world of professional sports innovation, resilience and rapid learning are everything! In this very personal talk I will share key learnings from my professional and Olympic team sports career. I will contrast the perspectives and attitudes of professional sports with modern work life and demonstrate guidelines and tools from the sports arena that we can apply to our professional lives.
Come and learn how to choose the best team for you, use failure as fuel for your success, give and receive timely feedback on and off "the field" and never stop learning.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify strategies for being resilient in the face of failure
  • Use specific guidelines to choose which team is best for you
  • Reflect on continous learning and being deliberate about your career
  • Use strategies to give and receive timely feedback

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Speakers
avatar for Sandy Mamoli

Sandy Mamoli

Me, Nomad8
I'm a former Olympian, a geek, a gadget junkie, international speaker and author of "Creating Great Teams - How Self-Selection Lets People Excel". I have a masters degree in artificial intelligence and I know quite a lot about Agile.


Thursday August 8, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
Maryland Ballroom B