Sessions

18 October, 2019
09:30  -  10:15

Taking Back Software Engineering

Would you fly in a plane designed by a creative worker or would you prefer it designed by an engineer? Engineering is the application of iterative, empirical, practical science to real-world problems. Artisanship is a wonderful thing, but somewhere along the way, the term ‘Software Engineering’ has gained a bad reputation. It implies ‘big up-front …

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18 October, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

Biology of Powerful Powerless Leader

Agile Leadership is its own unique flavour of natural leadership when power is not given with a title but taken by a person based on his/her inner abilities. We use Servant Leadership or Powerless Leader to emphasize this difference. If we look deeper into the biology and neuroscience of leadership we might find really unexpected …

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18 October, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

Meta-Networking and Clean Language

In this lively session you’ll discover something new about:
– the nature of networks and networking
– how others do their networking
– the networking approach that’s best for you
If you’re already curious about Clean Language and metaphor, this networking workshop offers you an opportunity to play with them in the wild. And if you don’t care about …

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18 October, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Being Agile when the Schedule is not

Eighteen months ago in Ireland, Johnson Controls launched an accelerator program to incubate a new business unit within their organisation. Using lean and agile principles, a security platform for smart buildings has emerged from combining Internet of Things sensor data with machine learning insights.
In this session I’ll share my experiences managing rapid organisational growth while …

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18 October, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

An Introduction to Wardley Mapping: Understanding value delivery and ensuring competitiveness

A Wardley Map visualises the customer value chain and determines the maturity of each component in the chain. It provides an understanding of how value is being delivered to your customers, and helps determine where to focus your team’s attention to ensure your organisation’s competitiveness.
In this workshop we’ll create a Wardley Map for a fictitious …

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18 October, 2019
10:45  -  11:30

Leading in an Agile World

Large organisations are now adopting agility, yet there is still a divide between those setting the strategy and those delivering on that strategy.
Organisations are adopting agile practices with high expectations of immediate and impactful results. However, in most cases, the transformation begins and ends at the delivery level of the organisation.
Why is this?
Leaders are less …

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18 October, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe): Bloated bureaucracy or an enabler for business agility?

‘SAFe is a cancer and parasite on the heart and soul of Agile’ can be found in blogs and LinkedIn articles. Contrarily, The State of Agile Report just published that SAFe — the Scaled Agile Framework — continues to be the most popular scaling method, covering 30 percent of the ‘agile at scale’ initiatives.
On the one …

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18 October, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Help! No managers?

Many people talk about agile management, self-organizing teams, organizations without managers, but do they really exist?
Yes, they do! I am the CEO of Management 3.0, and I have no say as a manager about how we manage our small company. I am just one of the team members, the company (including me!) won’t accept managers. …

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18 October, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

What to Build First: Goal-Oriented MVP

What to build first? We ask this question when we configure both a brand new product or a new set of functionality in an existing one. How to define what is in and what is out? How not to miss something important? How to leave emotions and company politics out of MVP equation? And how …

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18 October, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Let’s create happy, productive workplaces

Be challenged, explore different ways of working and leave with actions you can put in place straight away

How a focus on happy employees can drive results – the framework that makes this happen
Discover when people work at their best, and simple steps to enable that
How to increase trust and ownership, within clear guidelines
Become more of …

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18 October, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Agile Leadership in Practice

There’s a wealth of ideas, advice and courses on Agile Leadership with lofty ideals, aspirations and principles. However there is very little on what trying to lead in Agile ways is like in practice, particularly when operating in a traditional space.
Drawing from his personal experiences of being an Agile Leader, Jeremy will cover the practicalities …

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18 October, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

M3.0 Networking

Frankly, do you even know your colleagues and your teammates?
Mind mapping is a simple but powerful technique that allows anyone to visualize the relationship between concepts. Personal maps are a way to note down and visualize some information about a person. By creating a personal map, you make an effort to better understand that …

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18 October, 2019
12:40  -  13:00

Agile HR

In this talk, we will discuss what is agile HR, how can the people function (human resources) help your transformation, and what we have learned in our own agile HR transformation. After all, agile is all about people first.

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18 October, 2019
12:30  -  13:00

Ukulele Jam! The Ultimate Personal Agility Challenge

Sadly, all too often, Agile is all talk. The true meaning of Agile gets lost amidst such rhetoric and handwaving from Agile careerists and practitioners alike.

To truly understand what being Agile means and all the benefits that it brings, we need to experience it for ourselves. To live it, breathe it and really feel it.

As …

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18 October, 2019
13:10  -  13:30

Simple, Smart User Stories

This session revisits some of the fundamentals of user stories and the vacuum between what a user wants versus what is actually delivered.
A lot of time and money in organisations is wasted on building things users don’t want — and that’s a big problem. We need to learn to overcome confusion, clarify customer vision and to …

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18 October, 2019
13:00  -  13:45

Free Hybrid Lean Agile Coffee

The Aginext Community hosts monthly Virtual Agile Lean Coffees in partnership with the Lean Digital Meetup. In another networking experiment, this year’s #ATLDN will include a hybrid lean coffee, where we will invite not only attendees but those that can only join virtually.

Sign up here (whether you are attending …

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18 October, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Visualising the why — Strategy and Roadmaps in Context

All too often strategy is a static powerpoint that goes out of date and gives little indication of the “why of movement”. Incorporating thinking from Simon Wardley, this visualisation practice ensures the why of movement is visible and understood so that teams have context and can align more easily to a shared understanding of strategic …

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18 October, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

When Transformation transforms you

This transformation (oh, yeah, this one transformation), the agile/digital/business/put-your-buzzword-here Transformation your company is going through. This transformation is like a tidal wave moving forward and flooding each department and area of your enterprise. And we, the change agents, are nurturing these waves and taking care of the “surfers”, while navigating the troubled waters.
But meanwhile, being …

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18 October, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Agile Leadership Forum

Agile World is proud to announce that we are teaming up with Agile Tour London to host a panel of talks with awesome agilists Stuart Turner, Sheetal Thaker, Jim Hamil and Mark Buchan.

Hosted by Dean Latchana, this great line-up of agilists will answer your questions and discuss their thoughts and …

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18 October, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Being Awesome to Work With

Your team is full of people who are good to work with, right? But wherever you are in your agile journey, could there be subtle, everyday behaviours that undermine trust and prevent you from achieving your full potential?
Based on comedy improvisation, this is a fun, full-participation workshop exploring how people behave at work. You’ll learn …

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18 October, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Crafting self-organizing teams for efficient project management

Leading a project within a VUCA world — one filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity — requires the shift from resisting change to seeking and embracing it. Over the last couple of years, at Selleo — a mid-sized Polish software development company — we’ve applied several concepts to react and triumph in today’s agile business environment. In …

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18 October, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

We are all actors on the Agile stage

Masters, Coaches, and even Train Engineers — so many titles and even more opinions on the roles an Agile Practitioner could play.
And yet with so many titles to play with the understanding of them varies dramatically.
Working with the Org. charts has been an integral part of my transformation experience, and I’m keen to share it during …

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18 October, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

Your Agile Transformation Sucks … Probably!

Is your organisation running an Agile Transformation right now? If so, it is most likely costing millions and will not deliver a fraction of the benefits promised by the consultants. In short, it is probably on the road to failure…
As a seasoned ‘Agile trouble-shooter’, with over 20 years’ experience in delivering transformative change and helping …

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18 October, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

Agile Retrospective Sailing

Join us in this hands on networking session where you will collaborate with other attendees to reflect on key topics from this years conference.  Participants will work in teams to discuss and review agile themes from this years conference.

This game will give you a new and fun way to facilitate a retrospective, as well as …

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18 October, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

User Stories and how to build what your customers want

User stories are a tool that helps software teams understand what a customer needs. So what happens when they are written badly, or misleading? The wrong things get built, there is confusion and wastage. In this talk, find out how to write great user stories that get everyone working together to build the things that …

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18 October, 2019
14:45  -  15:30

Playful Leadership — How to enable transformational change and have fun doing it

Does creating change seem like a constant uphill struggle? Are you blocked by relentless resistance? Do you feel lost and alone in your efforts to create positive change?
It turns out change need not be full of pain and suffering. What’s more, the pain can be managed and the suffering is purely optional.
According to child development …

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18 October, 2019
13:45  -  14:30

Lightning Talks x 7

New for 2019 is a session dedicated to Lightning Talks by the Attendees of the Agile Tour London 2019! Each speaker has just five minutes to deliver fantastic content to support your Agile journey.

Han Cork – How a small team can make a big difference
Adam Timlett – Agility and a model of Fractal Risk
Ritika Singh …

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18 October, 2019
15:30  -  1600

Fun Games

Make the most of #ATLDN by networking between sessions. Throughout the conference day, we will be experimenting with different ways of networking. There will be organised activities, ‘Ask Me About…’ stickers, and games and activities available in our Networking HQ. Strike up an agile conversation or a laugh over a collaborative or competitive game of …

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18 October, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

Agile hiring: the pink unicorn everybody is looking for

For recruitment experts and development teams seeking new team members to expand the team skills, both from a technical and mindset perspective, the traditional hiring procedure is most of the times bureaucratic and slow. Moreover, the usual hiring process in most of the companies shows little respect for applicants, making them wait weeks for an …

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18 October, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

Make it safe! Psychological safety for you and your teams

Everyone is undergoing “transformation” these days. However, what does that really mean? And what does it mean for your people, if you’re a manager?
Steve will talk about the initial management of software and how it evolved to Agile, and then discuss in depth the common issues with “Agile”, and how this has led to failure …

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18 October, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

The challenge of ‘genuine’ agile

The purpose of the talk is to get the audience to think about whether what they are doing within their organisation, is genuine agile, or whether it is simply agile theatre.
I pose the question “Is everything about agile, or is it only part of the whole picture?” I also ask “What must we do to …

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18 October, 2019
16:00  -  17:45

Liberating Structures

What would be made possible if you could unleash the intelligence and creativity of everyone? Liberating Structures are a collection of easy-to-learn group interaction patterns that make this possible. They’re field tested, rooted in complexity science and freely shared under a creative commons licence.
Through this workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience of several Liberating Structures …

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18 October, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

Urgently Required: Agile Leaders for the Digital Era

The whole point of digital-supported transformation is to obliterate hierarchy and resistance to change. To achieve this, agile leaders for the digital era are urgently required.
In an environment characterised by dynamic change and digital disruption, the need for organisations to #AdaptOrDie is now widely accepted by most senior executives.
The argument ‘WHY transform’ has been won, …

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18 October, 2019
16:00  -  16:45

Check-in activities workshop

Finding it difficult to get the communication and networking going on in workshops and meetings, welcome to the world of check-in activities!! These are brief, non threatening, fun and information sharing activities performed by each member in a group, the purpose of which is to get a group together. There are a bunch of activities …

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18 October, 2019
17:00  -  17:45

Is your culture agile-friendly or agile-repellent?

According to the global Annual State of Agile Survey by VersionOne, the biggest challenge facing agile adoption is the ‘misalignment between organisational culture and agile values’. In other words, agile adoption is only possible in an ‘agile friendly’ culture. If agile values go against the organisational culture or DNA, then agile practices will be rejected …

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18 October, 2019
17:00  -  17:45

Agyle with a Y – making Agile work for Millennials

If any of your team members was born after 1985, this talk is for you!
When you’re trying to implement Agile practices, it can be hard getting Millennials on board. But why is that, and how can you deal with it?
In this session we will understand the Y generation’s characteristics, and get practical tools and advice …

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18 October, 2019
17:00  -  17:45

The Changing Role of a Leader when Scaling Agile

At Totaljobs Group we scaled delivery from 15 Scrum teams to 27 Scrum teams in three years. Doing this required changes at all levels to empower teams and tribes to deliver great features. This is my journey showing how the role of the leader changes to support this.

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18 October, 2019
17:00  -  17:45

Networking Games – a creative and fun session

Using techniques and activities from Agile Games and ice breakers, this session will provide a fun, creative and interactive way to network and meet people attending Agile Tour London.
 

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