Theme: People

Use this campaign for and lightning talks related to the "people" theme of Agile 2015.

Theme: People

Living an Agile Life

Change happens to us all the time. Normally, it happens so slowly that we don't particularly notice. Sometimes the change happens so quickly that we do notice. My life changed in September 2009. With sudden hearing loss and constant vertigo, my life took a sudden turn. I learned to ask for help; to accept that I can’t control everything; to see the current state so and to envision where I want to go. I adapt how I work,... more »

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13 votes

Theme: People

Reflections on Influencing Culture

Over the last 10 years, I've worked at 3 different organizations, at 7 different sites, in 2 different countries. I've been a Developer, a Technical Lead, a Scrum Master, and a Coach. I've done all of this working directly for each company. Through these experiences I've gathered some reflections on different subcultures between individuals, teams, sites, and organizations. In this talk I'll discuss some of the cultural... more »

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5 votes

Theme: People

The Spine Model

OH: Implement this issue tracking tool and we will be Agile! Do Pair Programming and we will be Agile! We Did Agile at my last company and Agile Doesn't Work! In this session I will explain the essence of the Spine Model (http://spine.wiki). Applying the Spine Model gets you very quickly out of the murky depths of arguing about tools and practices by providing a simple mental model that allows the real misalignments... more »

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4 votes

Theme: People

Can Holocracy emerge as the next big thing for Agile?

Holocracy has been in the news for great and not-so-great reasons recently. Some negative press has not really impacted the conversation on the intent and core principles driving the Holocracy movement. My Pecha Kucha presentation will focus on how agile teams can embed the core thinking and principles of Holocarcy benefit from it. I will use examples to demonstrate the alignment between Holocracy and agile and why... more »

Theme: People

The Agile Principles Can't All Be P0! Gaining Agile Alignment.

We rank order our backlog, we rank order retrospective findings. Why don't we rank order the agile principles? Are they really all priority 0? The Agile Principles 20/20 exercise is a simple team collaboration activity that will allow a team to agree on what is important in the use of agile. When conducted across an organization the results can then be used to foster conversation that can bring the organizations to better... more »

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3 votes

Theme: People

Jet Age Dogfights, the Dawn of Scrum

Thundering down the Yalu River Valley Mig-15s and F-86 Fighters would meet head on to battle for the sky. The valley became know as MiG Alley and is considered the birthplace of jet fighter combat. Within the chaos of this arena a maverick named John Boyd emerged to forge the tactics and training that enabled survival in this new world of Jet Age combat. The simplicity of his tactics and methods are legend. They are... more »

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19 votes

Theme: People

The Power of "Politics" on an Agile Team

Organizational (or “office” or “workplace”) politics are no fun. And politics are everywhere - at least everywhere you find more than 3 people interacting. Worst of all politics can be a barrier to achieving business outcomes and personal fulfillment.

 

In this lightning talk I will reframe “politics” so you can harness the power of your Agile team and develop an environment of growth and achievement.

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7 votes

Theme: People

What a Nobel Prize Economist Can Tell Agile Teams

Elinor Ostrom was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Economics for her eight design principles for sustainably managing shared resources. These principles have since been successfully applied to self-organized governance systems to create effective communication, internal trust and reciprocity, This talk will show how these principles can be applied self-managing Agile teams to engage with enterprise stakeholders .... more »

Theme: People

Agile is an art and Agile Coach is an artist, be an awesome one!

I was listening to an interview with a well known DJ years ago. The interviewer has asked the DJ what kind of music would he enjoy listening to. The DJ responded that he wouldn't enjoy listening to music anymore. He used to enjoy music before becoming a DJ. Now that he became a DJ, he had to listen to all kind of music and in many genres. He needed to do that to be able to energize the crowd that he was playing music... more »

Theme: People

How FACTUAL Are You? Scaling Agile Demands That You Are!

Lean-Agile organizations that have demonstrated success at scale share a common set of key characteristics. These characteristics are tied to the adoption of Lean and Agile Values and Principles. This lightning talk introduces the FACTUAL framework which I've used successfully coaching organizations in scaling Agile for the past four years. The framework provides a light weight approach for leaders and change agents... more »

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22 votes

Theme: People

Servant Leadership – Don’t forget the leadership part

When we talk about Servant Leadership, we cite Greenleaf’s First Test of Servant Leadership – addressing the high priority need of others before anything else. We ignore the other 10 aspects of Leadership that are an integral part of Servant Leadership. Over focusing on the “servant” part scares off good managers before they can understand how to be true leaders. In this Pecha Kucha style presentation, we will explore... more »

Theme: People

#Hansei: reflections that drives improvement

Hansei is a japanese word that can be translated as reflection, introspection or even meditation. The first time I heard that word I was 5 or 6 years old. I used to spend a lot of time in my grandfather’s house at that time and every time I made some mischief, he used to tell me “hansei-shinasai” (do hansei). Several years later while I was reading about Toyota, I found the word again explained as a fundamental step for... more »