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AgileCamp Dallas - 11/1/19
Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas
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Friday, November 1
 

7:30am

Registration and Networking: Breakfast Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership and Toyota Connected
Sponsors
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CertiProf

CertiProf is a global organization of professional certifications and accreditations. Our mission is to prepare professionals with internationally recognized high-quality standards. CertiProf is committed to promoting the agile mindset through our programs that are created with the... Read More →
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Collabnet Version One

CollabNet VersionOne is the Enterprise Value Stream Management leader that accelerates high value software development and delivery, while improving quality and reducing risk. Our offerings provide global enterprise and government market leaders a cohesive solution, spanning idea... Read More →
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e-core

E-Core helps companies to create a path to solve their business needs by enabling them to deploy technology solutions better and faster.We optimize our customers digital delivery capabilities by empowering software development through extended teams, technical support teams and our... Read More →
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Eliassen Group

Eliassen Group has been an innovative leader in technology staffing for over 30 years. Among its seven lines of business, Eliassen Group’s Agile Practice is uniquely poised to help companies accelerate their agile adoption and success by increasing workflow, revenue and business... Read More →
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Hakkiri

Hakkiri enables software organizations to deliver their products with speed and clarity from strategic planning through customer delivery. The company was founded with the belief that an organization's processes and tools should accelerate and elevate, not burden and box in. Co-founders... Read More →
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Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership is a leading Agile advisory firm focused on Agile Transformations and Leadership Development. Hyperdrive focuses on enhancing the enterprise’s Operating Model, influenced by Agile Leadership and incorporating four areas of focus: (1) Business Drivers, (2) Process & Practices, (3... Read More →
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Improving

Improving is a leading software development company that offers technology management, consulting, and training services across eight locations in Texas, Ohio, Minnesota, Georgia and Canada. We believe companies flourish when they establish environments of trust. To bring value to... Read More →
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Intuit

Intuit’s mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World. Our global products and platforms, including TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Turbo, are designed to empower consumers, self-employed and small businesses to improve their financial lives, finding them more money with the least... Read More →
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Scrum Alliance

Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit association that has certified more than 750,000 practitioners worldwide. Its vision is to help “Transform the World of... Read More →
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Scrum.org

Based on the values and principles of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto, Scrum.org provides comprehensive training, assessments and certifications. Throughout the world, our solutions and community of Professional Scrum Trainers empower people and organizations to achieve agility th... Read More →
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Tasktop

Tasktop - the only Value Stream Management company that takes a strategic approach to enterprise toolchain integration - connects the implicit and complex network of best-of-breed tools used for planning, building and delivering software at an enterprise-level.The backbone of the... Read More →
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Toyota Connected

About Toyota Connected, Inc.Based in Plano, Texas, Toyota Connected North America (TCNA) was established in 2016 to drive Toyota’s global efforts for an intelligent mobile society. With big data collected from vehicles and analyzed on a cloud platform, TCNA humanizes the driving... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Sponsor Exhibition Hall

8:30am

Opening/AgileCamp Welcome
Speakers
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Nigel Thurlow

Chief of Agile, Toyota Connected
Nigel Thurlow is an Organizational Design Expert, International Keynote Speaker, Continuous Improvement Leader, Agile and Scrum Expert, and The Chief of Agile at Toyota Connected. He is an internationally recognized industry expert on Lean and Agile approaches and is leveraging... Read More →

Founder
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Stacey Louie

AgileCamp Founder, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership CEO
Stacey Louie is the co-founder and CEO of Hyperdrive Agile Leadership. He is a senior advisor coaching Enterprises on Agile, leadership, operating models, and organizational development as well as an author and speaker on Agile Operating Models. As an Agile Coach and trainer, Stacey has led large-scale Agile transformations and served past clients inclu... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 8:30am - 8:50am
Grand Ballroom 1-4

8:50am

KEYNOTE : Addressing the Significant Issues That Impede Full End-To-End Business Agility
To achieve significant business results from adopting agile, organizations must focus on full end-to-end business agility. Such a focus involves the entire value chain of how the organization operates including budgeting, planning, legal, controls, HR, marketing, sales, etc. Most large-scale agile adoptions have historically focused on some or all of the development/IT departments within an organization. Although there are certainly benefits to be gained by embracing agility in the development areas, this approach is myopic and misses the bigger picture that development must occur within a larger system context. What is needed is end-to-end business agility where the whole system is considered and decisions and optimizations happen at the whole system level, of which development is but one piece.

When taking a full end-to-end perspective, we can expose many significant issues that impede an organization’s large-scale agile journey. For example, most organizations will not become fully end-to-end agile immediately, which means they will need to operate in a hybrid world of both agile and non-agile. Also, most organizations have historically used “projects” as their unit of focus for budgeting, planning, and team organization. Projects are a very poor unit of focus; fortunately there are specific characteristics we can leverage to make a better choice. And, dependencies among collaborating teams has made it nearly impossible for many organizations to reliably and predictably get the work done. There are multiple patterns for dealing with inter-team dependencies that need to be woven together into a holistic end-to-end solution. Finally, we need practical ways of using metrics in the context of a full end-to-end business agility environment that provide actionable information at multiple levels.

Over the past 10 years Ken has been assisting companies with their larger-scale agile journeys. In several of these companies he has been engaged for multiple years on large (1000+ people) agile efforts. During this presentation he will communicate strategies and actual approaches that have been applied to the real issues he has encountered. The goal of this presentation is to communicate actual lessons learned, not theory.




Speakers
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Ken Rubin

Managing Principal, Innolution, LLC
Ken Rubin is the author of Amazon’s #1 best-selling book Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process. As an agile thought leader, Ken founded Innolution where he helps organizations thrive through the application of agile principles in an effective and economically sensible way. He has coached over 200 companies ranging from startups to Fortune 10, and is an angel investor and mentor to numerous exciting startups. As a Certified Scrum T... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am
Grand Ballroom 1-4

10:00am

Agile's Secret Sauce - Get the Most Important Work Done!
Why are we so busy, yet never accomplish anything? Here's the secret to high performance - it's about getting the most important work done.

Speakers
avatar for David McKenna

David McKenna

Agile Coach, Broadcom
Dave McKenna has been with CA Technologies/Broadcom for over 20 years. A US Air Force veteran, Dave is a champion of Agile and Lean thinking within Broadcom, and also does anti-bullying programs for youth in the Pittsburgh area where he performs stunts such as ripping telephone books... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom 7

10:00am

Journey From Analyst to Product Owner to Scrum Master in the Same Year
Not many people can say they have performed as an Analyst, Product Owner, and Scrum Master, much less in the same year, and sometimes at the same time.That has been my journey throughout 2018 and into 2019 thus far, as I made intentional decisions in pursuing my next best step, exploring where I really fit, and experiencing quite a few surprises along the way.

As a CSM and CSPO, I navigated each role taking what I learned in the classroom and implementing it as a practitioner. I learned what works and doesn't work for me and my teams, as well as, what I like and dislike compared to my strengths and weaknesses, especially among changes in organizational needs and structure.

This short and sweet talk will be an overview of my journey and leave attendees with characteristics of each role to help them decide where they might fit in this agile world and avoid some of the challenges I faced.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Tanner

Katrina Tanner

Scrum Master, Collaborator, Coach, Cvent
Katrina Tanner is an experienced Scrum Master, Collaborator, and Coach. She has more than 10 years of experience collaborating with stakeholders at all levels of an organization in capacities which include R&D, Q&A, database management, recruiting, training, kanban, scrum and conflict... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Jr Ballroom A

10:00am

5 Techniques to Raise Your EQ
In May of 2019, a global audience gathered for the first emotional intelligence conference held at the United Nations’ Headquarters. Why is this topic so important to world leaders? Because at the root of all issues are people problems. Technology helps, innovation helps, agility helps, but unless we get people to change, we will never reach our goals as change agents. And emotional intelligence is required to do so.

In this discussion-based workshop, we will explore 5 actions you can take to improve your emotional intelligence and the emotional climate on your team. They may complement what you are already doing well and help you create a tactical plan to improve. You might find that focusing on how your behavior is impacting others can change your relationships - and positively impact your career, and possibly, your world.

Speakers
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Julee Everett

Consultant, Author and Speaker, CCG Analytics
Julee Everett is a consultant, author and speaker who helps organizations adopt agile thinking and innovative practices. With over a dozen years in the agile arena, Julee Everett is a thought leader who is active in Product, Agile and PMP communities. She is the founder of the Tampa... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom 6

10:00am

Agile Is Easy; People Are Hard
As the Scrum guide so perfectly states, "Scrum is: ...simple to understand; difficult to master."

Reality check: Agile IS simple to understand. We could teach the core Agile concepts and practices to people in a single day…or less! Then what makes it so difficult to master?

The difficulty lies in the human factors, which include team dynamics, psychological safety, and the big one: ego. This workshop focuses on how to recognize and understand our natural human biases and how to rise above them and fundamentally change…this is key to enabling a true Agile transformation. While some may call this topic too "touchy-feely," the reality is that any Agile implementation is doomed to limited success without addressing the human factors.

Speakers
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Jill Stott

Managing Consultant, Excella
Jill Stott is an Agile trainer and coach at Excella. She has certifications from noted organizations such as the Scrum Alliance, SAFe, Scrum.org, LeSS, and CompTIA. Jill has decades of experience working in different IT roles. She has led many organizations through successful Agile transformations. Jill is an expert trainer who consistently creates and presents highly informative, engaging, and fun(!) classes. She has tr... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Jr Ballroom C

10:00am

Leadership Transformation: Designing Your Own Strategy
Design your own strategy for transforming Waterfall Managers to Agile Leaders using three well known motivation, change and influence models.

Speakers
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William Davidson

Agile Coach, JP Morgan Chase
William (Red) is an Agile Coach who focuses on helping teams, customers, leadership and organizations achieve the benefits of agile software delivery. Prior roles included Scrum Master, PMO Lead, Program Manager, Project Manager and Development Manager.  He's comfortable working... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom 8

10:00am

Value Estimation Strategies
This interactive workshop gives you an opportunity to practice value estimation strategies that you can start using at work immediately!

Speakers
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Blake McMillan

Principal Consultant, Improving
Blake McMillian is a Principal Consultant at Improving with a focus on Agile/Scrum coaching and training. He currently holds Professional Scrum Master III and Professional Scrum Product Owner II certifications through Scrum.org and is working toward becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Jr Ballroom B

11:00am

Morning Break: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership and Toyota Connected
Sponsors
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership is a leading Agile advisory firm focused on Agile Transformations and Leadership Development. Hyperdrive focuses on enhancing the enterprise’s Operating Model, influenced by Agile Leadership and incorporating four areas of focus: (1) Business Drivers, (2) Process & Practices, (3... Read More →
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Toyota Connected

About Toyota Connected, Inc.Based in Plano, Texas, Toyota Connected North America (TCNA) was established in 2016 to drive Toyota’s global efforts for an intelligent mobile society. With big data collected from vehicles and analyzed on a cloud platform, TCNA humanizes the driving... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:20am
Sponsor Exhibition Hall

11:20am

How to Avoid a Toxic Transformation
Agile transformations are similar to road trips: without a map to get you to your destination you will most likely end up lost. Avoid kicking off a toxic transformation by starting out on your journey on the right foot.

In this workshop, we will discuss important first steps an organization should take to provide a strong foundation for implementing Agile successfully. Attendees will leave with a transformation framework they can customize to their organization that will begin to place them on the road to becoming more agile.

Speakers
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Brian Milner

CEO, Scrum 360
Brian Milner is a Senior Agile Trainer that brings over 20 years of software development experience to his classes. Over half that time Brian spent working exclusively with organizations as they transitioned to Agile practices. Beginning as a developer, he worked up through management... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Grand Ballroom 8

11:20am

Using Metrics for Good Not Evil: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the KPIs
Using metrics for punitive reasons is a problem as old as time. In software, this is further complicated by the fact that people rarely agree on why we are collecting metrics in the first place. In this session we will explore how we can use metrics for good instead of evil.

Speakers
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John Scott Tanner

Lean & Agile Thought Leader, Freddie Mac
John Tanner is a Lean guy at heart, even though the rest of his body disagrees. Whether it’s LeSS or more, DAD or mom, SAFe or inherently unsafe, he’s pretty well got it covered. He’s been practicing in the software industry for almost a quarter of a century — which sounds... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Grand Ballroom 6

11:20am

Recipe to Innovate – Creating a Culture Supporting Innovation
We have created a successful, repeatable program that gives product makers the freedom and autonomy to work on projects that are impactful and provide them the most energy.  Rather you call it a Code Jam, Hackathon, or Innovation Days, there are key components to creating an environment in your organization that will allow innovation to flourish.  Through these components, your teams can build a community where they can innovate where they are most passionate, learn new skills, create products and features that are most valuable to customers, and build a sense of community.

Speakers
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Stephen Sosbee

Group Product Development Manager, Intuit
Stephen Sosbee grew up in Garland, TX and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Finance. After graduating, Stephen pursued a career at Intuit where he was able to establish a track record of having customer empathy, strong execution capability and delivering impactful... Read More →
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Tiffany Randall

Senior Program Manager, Intuit
Tiffany Randall grew up in Atlanta, GA and studied Accounting at Georgia State University. Tiffany started her career at Intuit 6 years ago in Sales Tax Acquisition before transitioning to an Event Marketing Manager role overseeing the strategy and execution of Intuit’s company... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Jr Ballroom C

11:20am

10 Leadership Practices to Lead Agile Teams – It Doesn’t Have to Be Like Oil and Water!
Your team is Agile. Management is used to Waterfall. Teams are upset and feel constrained; management is nervous and getting more in the way. There is a better approach.

Speakers
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Neil Potter

Co-Founder, The Process Group
Neil Potter is co-founder of The Process Group, a company formed in 1990 that consults on improving schedule, cost and quality results for software, IT and systems development organizations. He has 32 years of experience in software and process engineering. Neil is a Certified Scrum... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Jr Ballroom B

11:20am

Disrupt Your Business! Find Your Game Changers
The search is on: for real sustainable growth and success. We need people whose insights, visions and actions really change things. Games Changers are individuals who ensure businesses do more than just survive; they have the unique ability to see around corners in ways that most of us cannot.

So, how do we find them? It's not through personality profiles. It is through organimetrics; a measurement framework and language that identifies individual and collective impact and how people contribute to the achievement of organisational goals. The research has helped establish the DNA of a Game Changer and it is up to the organization to identify them and create the right environment for them to thrive that will be winners in the decades to come. 

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Stewart

Veronica Stewart

Agile Coach, Ingenious Agile
Veronica Stewart is an agile coach and trainer who helps organizations through agile transformations. She believes transformation starts with the people. Change never stops, it just gets easier the more you practice it. Everyone has potential, its learning how to unlock that potential... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Jr Ballroom A

11:20am

Measuring Your W.I.G.
Talking about your wildly important goal (W.I.G) is easy and exciting. What's difficult is measuring toward achieving that W.I.G.

Speakers
avatar for Madeline Grejda

Madeline Grejda

Agile Coach, CBRE
Maddie Grejda is passionate about Scrum and the success of the people she coaches. She works as an agile coach and head of the Agile COE, helping an 80,000-person company navigate the adoption of Scrum and other agile practices. Her approach is based on deep connection with people... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Grand Ballroom 7

12:20pm

Lunch: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership and Toyota Connected
Sponsors
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CertiProf

CertiProf is a global organization of professional certifications and accreditations. Our mission is to prepare professionals with internationally recognized high-quality standards. CertiProf is committed to promoting the agile mindset through our programs that are created with the... Read More →
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e-core

E-Core helps companies to create a path to solve their business needs by enabling them to deploy technology solutions better and faster.We optimize our customers digital delivery capabilities by empowering software development through extended teams, technical support teams and our... Read More →
avatar for Eliassen Group

Eliassen Group

Eliassen Group has been an innovative leader in technology staffing for over 30 years. Among its seven lines of business, Eliassen Group’s Agile Practice is uniquely poised to help companies accelerate their agile adoption and success by increasing workflow, revenue and business... Read More →
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership is a leading Agile advisory firm focused on Agile Transformations and Leadership Development. Hyperdrive focuses on enhancing the enterprise’s Operating Model, influenced by Agile Leadership and incorporating four areas of focus: (1) Business Drivers, (2) Process & Practices, (3... Read More →
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Improving

Improving is a leading software development company that offers technology management, consulting, and training services across eight locations in Texas, Ohio, Minnesota, Georgia and Canada. We believe companies flourish when they establish environments of trust. To bring value to... Read More →
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Intuit

Intuit’s mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World. Our global products and platforms, including TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Turbo, are designed to empower consumers, self-employed and small businesses to improve their financial lives, finding them more money with the least... Read More →
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Scrum Alliance

Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit association that has certified more than 750,000 practitioners worldwide. Its vision is to help “Transform the World of... Read More →
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Scrum.org

Based on the values and principles of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto, Scrum.org provides comprehensive training, assessments and certifications. Throughout the world, our solutions and community of Professional Scrum Trainers empower people and organizations to achieve agility th... Read More →
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Tasktop

Tasktop - the only Value Stream Management company that takes a strategic approach to enterprise toolchain integration - connects the implicit and complex network of best-of-breed tools used for planning, building and delivering software at an enterprise-level.The backbone of the... Read More →
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Toyota Connected

About Toyota Connected, Inc.Based in Plano, Texas, Toyota Connected North America (TCNA) was established in 2016 to drive Toyota’s global efforts for an intelligent mobile society. With big data collected from vehicles and analyzed on a cloud platform, TCNA humanizes the driving... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 12:20pm - 1:15pm
Sponsor Exhibition Hall

1:15pm

Value Stream Mapping for Business Agility
Agile is a mindset based on a set of core values and principles which increase the ability for incremental value delivery to consumers.  While it was first derived for modernizing software development practices, those values and principles can be applied throughout an organization and any type of organization – not just one that produces software.  All businesses are producing something valuable to market, so the concepts of Agility are universal.  Kimberly Davis, ASRC Federal’s Agile Solutions Architect, will discuss how using Value Stream Mapping will identify areas where application of Agile principles are needed to increase throughput of value.  The Value Stream Mapping process helps organizations understand all the steps needed to create deliverable value and where Agility can increase speed to market.  

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis

Agile Solutions Architect, ASRC Federal
Kimberly Davis has been leading ASRC Federal’s Agile journey for several years.  Specifically, she has lead their transition from Waterfall to Agile for the Aegis Weapon System in Moorestown, NJ in conjunction with their partner, Lockheed Martin.  This transition was a Scaled... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom 7

1:15pm

Measuring Awesome Agility – Stop the Weaponization of Metrics and Focus on What Matters!
Agile is best form of software development, since everything else we have tried. But how do we know?  What should we be watching to ensure that we are delivering the awesome agility outcomes that Agile promises?
 
Measuring Agile is not simply about watching velocity and sprint commitments. In an increasingly customer obsessed and data driven world, teams and organizations must have a much more holistic view of the metrics needed for successful outcomes. 
 
If you are picturing a sea of metrics that need to be turned green then you have the wrong picture. What is needed a surgical focus on the metrics that matter by the teams that deliver your customer value.  
 
This session will introduce the Intuit customer obsessed, outcome focused approach to Agile metrics along with techniques for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Maple

Ian Maple

Enterprise Agile Leader, Intuit
Ian is an experienced international speaker, trainer and global technology leader having led and worked with software development teams and organizations around the world.Currently serving as the Enterprise Agile Leader for Intuit, a California based financial software company with... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom 6

1:15pm

Unlock Your Team’s Capacity Without Stress: Kanbanize Your Scrum
Doing more with less is the new management mantra, let me show you how to reduce the overburdening on your team with six simple practices.

Speakers
avatar for Abigayle Wall

Abigayle Wall

Scrum Master, JP Morgan Chase
Abigayle Wall is an accredited trainer and professional scrum master with 15 years experience in Lean implementation and software development working in both the healthcare and financial sectors. Over the last 3 years she has been working in a large scale Agile transformation at JP... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom 8

1:15pm

DevOps ICU: (Correctly) Integrating UX, Product Design and Agile
Agile methodologies lack the details of how UX fits into software dev projects. Some suggest that a Product Manager describing features is enough for developers, UX should train others to do their specialized jobs, or excluding UX experts solves them being “too siloed” and “not collaborative.” This happens with no other role in software dev; it’s hurting culture, efficiency, and productivity, and creating poor products for customers.
 
Your customer only sees your UX, not 1000 developers or if you were Agile or Lean. Companies are figuring out that UX specialists and the User-Centered Design process are good investments that more than pay for themselves. Recent highly-publicized UX failures remind us that skimping on the UX process can alienate customers, create negative media attention, and burn millions of dollars.
 
Learn how the UX process fits into Lean and Agile; augments software dev goals; increases customer satisfaction; and saves time, money, and sanity before developers write a line of code.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Levitt

Debbie Levitt

CEO, Ptype UX Agency
Debbie Levitt, CEO of Ptype UX & Product Design Agency, has been a UX strategist, designer, and trainer since the 1990s. As a “serial contractor” who lived in the Bay Area for most of this decade, Debbie has influenced interfaces at Sony, Wells Fargo, Constant Contact, Macys.com... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Jr Ballroom B

1:15pm

Team Emotional Intelligence 2.0
In this talk, one of the authors of the Harvard Business Review-published Team Emotional Intelligence (TEI) concept and an enterprise transformation coach explains the science behind TEI

Speakers
avatar for Ram Srinivasan

Ram Srinivasan

Certified Scrum Trainer & Professional Scrum Trainer, InnovAgility
Ram Srinivasan has a very unique distinction of being the first person in North America (and the second person in the world) to hold the coveted Professional Scrum Trainer (from scrum.org) and Certified Scrum Trainer (from Scrum Alliance) certifications. His mission is to help his... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Jr Ballroom A

1:15pm

Transformation Starts with People – Using Vision to Harness the Unstoppable Human Drive to Win
If you had to stand up in front of a session today and explain the last business-centric vision in which you participated, by elaborating the goals, strategies and tactics, could you do it?

Less than 10% of the people I survey are able to answer 'yes'.

What about if I take it one step further and ask you --- Name the last business vision that you understood, that enabled you to really grow yourself and career?

Now we are really in the desert with no water in sight.

The truth is you come into work each day and pour yourself out to make the present and future visions of (customer and market) success a reality, but we too often either fail to fully know, understand or connect with why.

Come experience the necessity of vision and how, when done well, it unlocks human potential.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hill

Mark Hill

Agility Delivery Leader, Eliassen Group
Mark has been helping everyone from F100 to SMBs and start ups co-design and re-invent their business and operating models using agility for over 8 years. Borrowing his credo from Jack Stack's highest law of business, "the highest level of performance is unlocked though the highest... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Jr Ballroom C

2:15pm

Afternoon Break: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership and Toyota Connected
Sponsors
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership is a leading Agile advisory firm focused on Agile Transformations and Leadership Development. Hyperdrive focuses on enhancing the enterprise’s Operating Model, influenced by Agile Leadership and incorporating four areas of focus: (1) Business Drivers, (2) Process & Practices, (3... Read More →
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Toyota Connected

About Toyota Connected, Inc.Based in Plano, Texas, Toyota Connected North America (TCNA) was established in 2016 to drive Toyota’s global efforts for an intelligent mobile society. With big data collected from vehicles and analyzed on a cloud platform, TCNA humanizes the driving... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Sponsor Exhibition Hall

2:35pm

Complexity, the OODA loop, and the Toyota Flow System
In this session, Brian “Ponch” Rivera will share insights to these and other questions using complexity-informed frameworks, concepts, and methods found in the Toyota Flow System.

Speakers
avatar for Brian “Ponch” Rivera

Brian “Ponch” Rivera

Author, Speaker, and Organizational Performance Coach Co-creator of the Toyota Flow System, Toyota Connected
Brian “Ponch” Rivera is the co-creator of the Toyota Flow System, a former F-14 instructor and demonstration team member and current Commander in the Navy Reserve. He is a Cynefin Foundations Trainer and often co-leads complexity workshops with the co-creator of the Cynefin framework... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:35pm
Jr Ballroom C

2:35pm

The Achilles’ Heel of Agile Teams … Understanding Value
Delivering valuable software is a guiding principle for Agile team. Understanding how a product or service creates value for users and the organization is core aspect of the product owner and product manager roles. Yet value remains elusive and ambiguous for many teams as they struggle with how to articulate and validate value creation. This session invites participants to dive deeper into the exploring the concept of value. What does it mean for a product to be “valuable?” How does a team know if they are generating value or if any given development activity is producing value? How do we measure value?  The ability to articulate and distinguish between value-in-exchange vs value-in-use is one of the first steps on the journey. An increased focus on value-in-use has interesting applications for customer pricing and co-creation with users.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Walsh

Daniel Walsh

Founder & Principal, nuCognitive
Daniel is a transformational leader, entrepreneur, and product development coach. He is a passionate advocate for Lean, Agile, and system engineering methods and practices with over 21 years of engineering and product development experience. Prior to founding www.FiveWhyz.com, he was an engineering manager and a senior product consultant at Intel Corp. He has worked in areas as varied as product and process development, project management, sales, marketing, strategic planning, product management, and talent recruiting. Over the years, he has developed heuristics... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:35pm
Jr Ballroom B

2:35pm

Agile is Not the Answer
What good is having better ideas if your time to market is dictated by disconnected & under-performing teams? Think Agile is the answer, think again.

Speakers
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Danielle D. Pollard

Agile Coach, Responsive Advisors
With an Industrial and Systems engineering background and more than two decades of training, executive coaching, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches leadership experience, Danielle believes that we are all connected and that success only happens with the cooperation of... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:35pm
Grand Ballroom 8

2:35pm

Improve Your Agile Coaching Skills With a TBR Mindset
Coaching individuals, teams, and leadership can be very challenging. Everyone you work with learns differently and is motivated to be coached in various patterns. Brain-Science research tells us that the neuroscience can have a potential impact on the field of education and training. Through her research Sharon Bowman's books, "Training from the BACK of the Room" and "Brain Science" have provided a research-based approach to teach people in a more engaged and long-lasting way.  
But did you know that Training from BACK of the Room (TBR) mindset can be great for improving your Agile Coaching methods? Brain Science has informed ‘Training from the BACK of the Room’ initiative and these skills can be used to improve your coaching stances. Come learn in this session how building some critical skills through TBR will assist you in mastering true facilitation, coaching, training and mentoring.  


Speakers
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Sabine Khan

Agile Coach, Schlumberger
Sabine Khan is an Agile coach, creative trainer, facilitator, speaker, and thinking partner who can join you on the journey to high performance. As someone who has over 16 years of experience in software development and has been in the Agile space since 2007, Sabine helps people discover... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:35pm
Grand Ballroom 7

2:35pm

The Shift From Managing People to Managing Purpose and Why It Is Important
What if people did not manage other people but managed purpose(s)? What if HR had more skin in the game? What if hierarchies were tilted sideways to mimic expanding purpose rather than teams? So many what-ifs!
If you spend your days feeling dissatisfied as a leader, then this session is for you!
If you are struggling to find time to do your real job, then this session is for you!
If you are feeling burnt out from the pressures of work but no meaningful or timely rewards, then this session is for you

Speakers
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Aruna Chandrasekharan

Transformation Strategist, Cognizant Technology Solutions
For the past 12 years, Aruna Chandrasekharan has been an Enterprise Change Agent. She is particularly interested in a holistic approach to transformation across all levels and divisions of organizations with special a emphasis on leadership. Since no transformation has truly sustained... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:35pm
Jr Ballroom A

2:35pm

IT Out of the Shadows
For decades IT has been operating the shadows and there is no visibility into why and how things are getting accomplish. They are misunderstood and more of an obstacle than a partner to their customers. Projects are always over budget and delivered late. The business sends over a list, with everything as a priority one. IT tries to prioritize the project but production issues creep up. The business becomes frustrated and does not understand why it takes IT so long to get their projects done. They have no faith in IT because the at the end of a project, the delivered application does not meet their needs or never works in production.

What if IT and the customer work together and we move from a project focus to a product focus. What if the business has visibility into IT?

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Flowers

Wendy Flowers

Tasktop Technologies
Wendy has been a PMO director and agile coach which has provided her the insights to understanding the concerns organizations have around moving to a more agile approach, not falling back into old habits and scaling agile. Part of the excitement in coaching, is observing organizations... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:35pm
Grand Ballroom 6

3:45pm

KEYNOTE: Wilding Agile?
Seeking agility in any organisation is hardly a controversial idea but making it meaningful and scalable is another matter altogether. In seeking to ‘make' an organisation agile, is our metaphor that of an engineering process in which methods and tools are aligned in an ordered and structured way or something more organic in nature where formal gardens and wild flower areas co-exist and co-evolve? Using the metaphor of domestication this presentation will look at the dangers and opportunities of both approaches and will introduce delegates to new ideas on platform design, architecture and deployment arising from cognitive and complexity science.

Speakers
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Dave Snowden

Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge
Dave Snowden divides his time between two roles: founder, Director, and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge and the founder and head of the Cynefin Centre. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 1-4

4:45pm

Closing Remarks and Raffle
Speakers
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Nigel Thurlow

Chief of Agile, Toyota Connected
Nigel Thurlow is an Organizational Design Expert, International Keynote Speaker, Continuous Improvement Leader, Agile and Scrum Expert, and The Chief of Agile at Toyota Connected. He is an internationally recognized industry expert on Lean and Agile approaches and is leveraging... Read More →

Founder
avatar for Stacey Louie

Stacey Louie

AgileCamp Founder, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership CEO
Stacey Louie is the co-founder and CEO of Hyperdrive Agile Leadership. He is a senior advisor coaching Enterprises on Agile, leadership, operating models, and organizational development as well as an author and speaker on Agile Operating Models. As an Agile Coach and trainer, Stacey has led large-scale Agile transformations and served past clients inclu... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Grand Ballroom 1-4

5:15pm

Reception: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Sponsors
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Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership is a leading Agile advisory firm focused on Agile Transformations and Leadership Development. Hyperdrive focuses on enhancing the enterprise’s Operating Model, influenced by Agile Leadership and incorporating four areas of focus: (1) Business Drivers, (2) Process & Practices, (3... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Sponsor Exhibition Hall