October 19, 2018

Politics & Hierarchy: How We Create It & How to Stop

10:15  -  11:00

Ever had that heavy disappointment when you join an ‘empowered team’ and realise that politics and hierarchy are still driving behaviour.. and it won’t stop? Ever been frustrated that no matter what you do the political games just endlessly confuse and muddy any earnest attempt at doing work? Even in LeanAgile teams? What the hell […]

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Continuous Testing in Agile

10:15  -  11:00

Software Testing is one of the most misunderstood things within the software industry. Too many people have misconceptions about the craft, probably because it’s hard to define and describe, and it’s often seen as a second class activity compared to programming. Various models have been used in the past to describe parts of testing, but […]

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Agile Around The World

10:15  -  11:00

We are conditioned culturally from an early age, each of us developing a set of values and behaviours that differ from those in other parts of the world. When adopting Agile, do cultural behaviours and values prevail, or is there a universal ‘Agile culture’? How have different cultures adopted Agile to suit them? Are some […]

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The Power of Energizers, Check-ins and Icebreakers

11:15  -  12:00

Energizers, check-ins, icebreakers… What is it about? How effective can it be? When could it be used? Anyone can facilitate or participate? Want to learn (and practice) some interesting ones during this talk? Believe me, they can be very powerful to improve your meetings, workshops, sessions and support you on the Agile work you do! […]

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BDD and the New Model for Testing

11:15  -  12:00

This talk proposes a model of the thought processes that every tester uses. In a sentence, what we do is this: “we explore sources of knowledge to build test models that inform our testing”. The model identifies two modes of thinking – exploration and testing – and we use judgement to decide when to flip […]

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Enabling Teams to Embrace Change

13:15  -  14:00

Change isn’t simple. This talk is my story about the tools that I was part of providing for 6 teams and how we enabled them to build the foundations for safe continuous learning themselves. Most people in agile and lean are involved in change somehow. Whether it is a big transition or an evolvement of […]

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NUDGE – Role of Economics in Architecture and Design

13:15  -  14:00

Steve is very shy and withdrawn, invariably helpful but with little interest in people or in the world of reality. A meek and tidy soul, he has a need for order and structure, and a passion for detail. Is Steve more likely to be a librarian or a farmer? Majority of the people tend to […]

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Microservice Agility

13:15  -  14:00

The Microservice architecture looks like the next or current step in the Software architecture evolution. As per Conway’s law the organizational structure and the software structure are tightly connected. In this session we will discuss the evolution in the interaction and adaptation of communication and the organizational agility in companies developing microservices. #AgileArchitecture #Microservices #AgileTeam […]

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Why Our Work isn’t Used!

14:15  -  15:00

Agile development creates a pipeline of new features and functions which to be fully exploited require our business customers to adopt new ways of working. In this entertaining and informative presentation Melanie will use examples from neuroscience to explain resistance to change, giving real life examples of resistance that we will all instantly recognise as […]

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Multiple Selves?! Growing Leaders Applied

14:15  -  15:00

Mindfulness is well-known for reducing stress but how does it fit with agile and lean thinking and the business world? It does very well as it supports developing authentic human beings who know when to lead and when to follow. It helps to grow responsible, resilient and courageous individuals who contribute to a ‘whole’ by […]

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US Marines, Agile and heuristics

14:15  -  15:00

Services and software development are inherently complex in nature. For such complex problems there are no recipes for success that can be followed. US Marines rely on heuristics when the original battle plan breaks down – “capture the high ground, stay in touch and keep moving”. Can we use a similar set of heuristics in […]

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DevOps and People: Where Automation Begins!

15:30  -  16:15

Automate everything! is the message continuous delivery drivers broadcast… and this is great! Introducing test automation enormously steps up the quality of any product, and continuous integration is playing an essential and decisive role in the world of software development. What we should not overlook is, the key role people play as automation enablers. When […]

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How to run an agile transformation (in 10 easy steps)

15:30  -  16:15

As a consultant and coach, Ryan has been involved in a number of agile transformations over the years, including various shades and blends of false starts, outright failures, and transformational successes. He can now save you from the pain by presenting you with the recipe for success in 10 easy steps, in the hope that […]

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Increase Agile’s Credibility and Influence by Creating Better Outcomes with Finance

15:30  -  16:15

Help propel agility further into your organisation. Help Agile and Finance work together to ensure your firm is making the right decisions. With the support of case studies, in this talk you will learn how to: Start conversations that’ll create stronger links between agility and finance, and how to keep their shared journey on track. […]

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Winning hearts and minds together: Transforming careers and culture at Ocado Technology

16:30  -  17:15

Are you fed up of tick-box based career management? Where the only way to progress is through management, giving up doing the job you love? Are you tired of backdoor promotions based on favouritism? Do you even know what is valued by your company or what options for growth there are? At Ocado Tech we […]

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Agile Org : the SAP case

16:30  -  17:15

Agile has several meanings and humans have the great ability to make simple things complicated. Agile Org is getting rid of current scaling approaches by addressing the challenge in a complex system behavior angle. The SAP case will highlight all the phases my teams and I passed through the last 3 years until we find […]

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Dashboards and Culture – how openness changes your behavior

16:30  -  17:15

Much of the adoption of Agile and DevOps tools and processes focus on the benefits to delivering high quality code on an industrial scale. Although we all recognise that good visual representations of progress and status are critical, it may not be obvious that the act of visualisation can have a profound effect on the […]

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