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Monday, August 13
 

9:00am

Bad-Assed Double-Loop Learning: From Judgmental to Good Judgement: Derek W. Wade, Susan Eller
“We all know” Agile leaders foster self-organization, so why do many have little effect on their teams, or worse, actually harm their effectiveness? People act in ways that are rational to them, but differences in internal mental models can make people seem irrational to us. By uncovering your team’s mental models, you can help them achieve a common rationale. This leads to stronger, integrated teams. ScrumMasters, Coaches, Managers, & Team Members will participate in robust scenarios based on team simulation in aviation and healthcare. You will leave with practical experience in team interaction which you can immediately apply in your workplace.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/PdfPublic_Presentation-A2012.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Derek W. Wade

Derek W. Wade

President, Kumido Adaptive Strategies
Derek W. Wade is the founder of Kumido Adaptive Strategies, an organizational performance consultancy specializing in cognitive/learning science. His human-centered approach has improved hundreds of collaborative efforts across a broad range of industries from healthcare to finance... Read More →



Monday August 13, 2012 9:00am - 12:30pm
Ft. Worth 3-4

1:30pm

Brain Science: Facilitation and Game Toolbox: Samantha Laing, Karen Greaves
Agile is about more than processes and tools; it’s about individuals and interactions. A great way to experience what this really means is by participating in facilitation exercises and agile games. This session will explain the thinking behind why we use certain facilitation techniques and play agile games. The group will then participate in several activities, and in debriefing we will discuss how these activities can be used in their environments. Participants will leave the session with a toolbox full of techniques and games they can use themselves to teach agile concepts, as well as an appreciation of the agile values and principles through their own experience in the games.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/BrainScience.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Karen Greaves

Karen Greaves

Agile Coach, Growing Agile
I love meeting new people so come introduce yourself. Check out www.growingagile.co.nz to see what I look like, or just listen for the loudest person in the room :)



Monday August 13, 2012 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Dallas 3-4

1:30pm

Where do agile leaders come from?: Kati Vilkki
Becoming truly agile requires a significant change in the leadership practices and in behavior of the managers. One aspect of this change is the transformation from command and control to servant leadership and supporting self-organization, which is not an easy one for many managers and teams. Over the years I have worked with many organizations helping teams and managers on the road to become more self-organizing and agile. Very often I have heard from teams that "we would like to self-organize, but management will not let us”. And from managers of the same organization: "we would like the teams to self-organize, but they just don't want to take the power and responsibility". Teams and managers seem to be trapped in the same mental model of hierarchical relationships and command & control leadership without being able to get out of this. In order to get out of this trap people need to start to think differently, feel differently and behave differently. In this session I will share my experience of coaching teams, managers and leadership teams so that the needed changes happen. We will cover the key concepts we have found helpful in changing the mental models. I will also talk about the coaching and training programs we have in place and tell examples of how the process of creating new leadership culture has progressed.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/where do agile leaders come from.pdf

Speakers
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Kati Vilkki

Nokia Siemens networks


Monday August 13, 2012 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4
 
Tuesday, August 14
 

11:00am

Cracking Your Big Rocks - Large Problems Don't Talk Back: Simon Cromarty, Johanna Hunt
Ever faced a huge or insoluble problem? Did it keep you up at night? Did it give you that feeling of mild panic (or worse)? Did you keep avoiding it and putting it off? How do your teams tackle their defect backlogs, technical debt, replacing a large legacy system or splitting epics? How do managers overcome the hurdle of having to complete 20 performance appraisals in a month (or less) and reporting on large programs of 40+ scrum teams? How do *you* approach your biggest personal challenges? This is a session for anyone who has faced or continues to face large hurdles in either their professional or personal lives - to share your successes and failures with others and to gain new strategies and insights in demolishing the rocks that will fall in your path in future. Note, there may be occasional bursts of Brit/pirate humour :)
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/CrackingBigRocks-Agile2012-20120812.pdf


Tuesday August 14, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4

1:30pm

Building a Team from Values to Principles: A Step by Step Approach: Erin Beierwaltes
Building a high efficiency team can often be elusive and challenging. With all of the focus on jumping into an Agile framework or process, we often forget that these frameworks are built on a set of Values and Principles. By not establishing a shared understanding with the team, our overly processed focus may leave our team in a state of "norming" without reaching a truly "performing" state. This session offers a unique guide for team growth through building values, evaluating agile principles and acknowledging benefits with an iterative, interactive and visual team building activity.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/AgilityTreeBV.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Erin Beierwaltes

Erin Beierwaltes

Skipstone Consulting
Erin Beierwaltes counts herself lucky to have found a passion in the agile movement.  Through a unique mix of system thoeories, agile principles and business practices, Erin partners with businesses to discover what customers need, how to efficiently build it and how to empower... Read More →



Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4

3:30pm

The Power of Observation: Jukka Lindström
_“To observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” Jiddu Krishnamurti_ Ability to observe and share observations is one of the most fundamental skills for coaches. Sharing observations increases awareness and empowerment in others to make their own decisions and take responsibility of the situation, where as sharing interpretations has potential for conflict or disempowerment. How are your powers of observation? The workshop is for both new and experienced coaches. Participants will learn self-awareness and observation techniques to help themselves and others.

Speakers
avatar for Jukka Lindström

Jukka Lindström

Principal Coach and Trainer, Reaktor
I'm a Principal Coach and a Trainer at Reaktor. I am very passionate about thinking and personal growth. Not just myself's :), but of others'. I love helping people to reach whatever dreams they have through facilitating their thinking. I've been working with topics around self-organization... Read More →


Tuesday August 14, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4
 
Wednesday, August 15
 

9:00am

Cultural change with Spiral Dynamics to transform from 'doing agile' to 'being agile': Dajo Breddels
Agile software development is no longer the sole domain of little obscure IT companies with their own gurus. Even the most traditional companies are adopting agile methodologies. Finally, recognition! But alas it comes with some drawbacks. “Doing Agile” instead of “Being Agile” is one of those drawbacks I keep encountering more and more. Values don’t change overnight by just showing people the agile manifesto and sending them to a two day training. But how can you change the values of individuals and teams or even worse, whole organisations? That's what this session is about! Luckily, there is a thing called Spiral Dynamics and it’s all about: how people get certain values, why they defend them and how these values evolve over time. Spiral Dynamics is based on 30 years of research done by psychology professor Clare W. Graves. With the help of Spiral Dynamics we are going to: 1) Discover the different kinds of Agile implementations based on value systems. 2) Recognize them in our own teams and organisations. 3) Know how we can help teams and organisations move from “Doing Agile” to “Being Agile”.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/Cultural change with Spiral Dynamics_A2012.pdf

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Wednesday August 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
Ft. Worth 3-4

11:00am

Turning and turning in the widening gyre: Elizabeth Keogh
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold. Test-first and outcome-oriented disciplines such as PDCA or BDD's scenarios are fantastic when someone else knows what they want and you know how to achieve it. But what do you do in high-learning and exploratory environments? What patterns still work when the team have given up on process altogether? What if some functionality is completely new, the rest is covered by third parties, you don't know what the libraries will do for you, and your business stakeholders are still learning too? In this workshop we explore what it means to be in chaotic, complex and complicated environments, and we look at patterns of delivery that can still work effectively when you know you're delivering the wrong thing, but you don't know what the right thing is.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Keogh

Liz Keogh

Lunivore Limited
Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects including JBehave. She has a strong technical background with almost 20 years of... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4

1:30pm

Agile Game Incubator: Don McGreal, Michael McCullough
Ever wanted to create a game but not sure how or where to start? Do you prefer learning-by-doing? Do you use games as a learning tool but haven't found the right game for a topic? Learn to create your own unique games for communicating complex topics and injecting some fun back into work. Come prepared with your own topics and ideas or join in on others'. Don and Mike will kick things off by sharing their approach, guidelines, and experience. They will then facilitate the formation of teams around problem topics and guide them through the creation of the ultimate Agile game!

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Michael McCullough

Executive Technical Director, Quadrus
Michael is Executive Technical Director with Quadrus - Improving Enterprises Calgary. Michael leads the training and advisory services for Quadrus Agile Scrum and Kanban services.Michael has been working with business and product companies helping to improve product innovation and... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4

3:30pm

Coaching is More than Telling People What to Do: David Hussman
A wise Greek coach said “We have two ears and one mouth so we listen twice as much as we speak. Sadly, many coaches fail to listen before starting to train people around “how to do agile.” This session will challenge you to pragmatically map context (people, product, technologies) to a subset of agile practices and principles. Going beyond simply teaching process we will create outcome based coaching plans that introduce tools that augment existing strengths and address contextual challenges.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/CoachingIsMoreThanTelling.pdf

Speakers
avatar for David Hussman

David Hussman

Founder, DevJam
David teaches and coaches continuous learning thru product discovery and iterative delivery. 20+ years of coaching product learning into eco-systems of all sizes and shapes around the world has shaped David’s non-dogmatic and pragmatic style. David spends most of his time working... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Texas C

3:30pm

Evolve Your Agile Coaching Dashboard: David Parker
As Agile Coaches, we know the importance of helping teams make their work visible and transparent. This concept extends to our own practice as well. Over the course of a year coaching more than a dozen Scrum teams, I created several iterations of a coaching dashboard - each of them a big visible chart on the wall - to help me be systematic and in tune with the changes taking place in the organization. Come find out why the "using Scrum to teach Scrum" dashboard didn't work, and see which dashboard the CIO called "the simplest, most intuitive bit of reporting that I have in my organization.” Also hear about how the Scrum Adoption Team became a team of coaches and used a Kanban(ish) dashboard to systematize their workflow. Participants in this workshop will come away with ideas for creating and evolving their own Agile coaching dashboards.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/Evolve Your Agile Coaching Dashboard ver 2.pdf

Speakers
avatar for David D. Parker

David D. Parker

Agile Coach and Trainer, Agile Learning Labs
Building a better world one agile organization at a time



Wednesday August 15, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4
 
Thursday, August 16
 

9:00am

Can laughing at our problems actually help us solve them?: Paul Goddard
This session is inspired by a blog post I read explaining how laughter can simulate both sides of the brain to help improve problem-solving capacity. If the ability to laugh at ourselves, our teammates and our work is scientifically proven to increase creative-thinking, can this be a useful tool for an agile coach? Through simple improvisation exercises and role play, this session will provide some useful techniques for coaches to stimulate teams into new ways of thinking by using humour and making each other laugh.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/Can laughing at our problems actually help us solve them_.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard

Agilify



Thursday August 16, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
Ft. Worth 3-4

11:00am

How to Mentor Software Apprentices: Doug Bradbury
Everyone is looking for seasoned programmer to add to their organization. There is another option: Grow your own. Come learn about how to start an apprenticeship program within your organization. By` drawing on centuries of learning in craft and trade, we'll explore how you can build a program to teach programers in one of the oldest and best proven methods of education.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/agile 2012 mentorship.pdf

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Thursday August 16, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4

1:30pm

ScrumMaster: The Coach Approach: Alida Cheung, Derek Hawkes
After introducing and teaching agile to a team or an organization, many of us encounter the challenge of acceptance and making the practice stick. Equally important is the fostering of sustainability and continual induction of newcomers to the culture. A change in behavior / culture is essential; but it is subtle and tricky. Behavioral change comes about with the shifting of belief as well as being. As ScrumMasters, we play a central, powerful, and influential role in this transformation. We are “in the trenches” with our teams day in and day out. We are the embedded Agile coaches. Our being and doing are instrumental to building highly effective, collaborative, and self-organizing Scrum teams. How do we inspire our Scrum teams to embrace the mechanics and treasure the Agile values without pushing, driving, or enforcing? How do we support them in their process adaptation while keeping the principles, and eventually enjoy the flow and joy of collaboration? While this session is tailored for the ScrumMaster, the concepts and the techniques can be applied by anyone in the organization.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/ScrumMaster-TheCoachApproach-Agile2012.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Alida Cheung

Alida Cheung

Alida is a Senior Program Manager and ScrumMaster at Salesforce.com, and was one of the first ScrumMasters and a key member of the Salesforce.com Agile Rollout Team during the R&D organizations enterprise-wide “big bang” transformation to agile. Since then she has worked with... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4

3:30pm

Wetware Craftsmanship: Better Coaching Through Improved Understanding of the Mind: Brian Bozzuto, Devin Hedge
Modern organizations have developed an excessive focus on human beings as logical and emotionless beings at work - seeing us as no different than the computers on our desks - to the detriment of understanding and improving the way that people actually think. It's time to commit ourselves to the craft of using our brain. Learn how developments in neuroscience have given us insights into the inner workings of the mind, some of those discoveries reinforce coaching concepts that have been around for over a century, while others have novel and exciting implications on how to best utilize your most important, and very finite resource: your mind. We’ll explore the limitations of the mind, as well as strategies to amplify its effectiveness and answer questions like why stand ups should be in the morning and why that member of the team is just so resistant to your helpful suggestions.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/Wetware_Craftsmanship.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Devin B. Hedge

Devin B. Hedge

Business Agility, Product Discovery and Lean Experimentation.



Thursday August 16, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ft. Worth 3-4