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AgileCamp Silicon Valley
October 28th, 2016
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 
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Friday, October 28
 

7:30am

Registration and Networking
Sponsors
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AgileCraft

AgileCraft® delivers the most comprehensive software solution available for scaling agile to the enterprise. AgileCraft transforms the way organizations enable and manage agile productivity across their enterprise, portfolios, programs and teams by aligning business strategy with technical execution. The AgileCraft platform combines sophisticated planning, analysis, forecasting and visualization... Read More →
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Bratton & Company

Bratton and Company, Inc. is a California corporation founded in 2009. Bratton offers expertise in Agile and Lean practices including Agile Coaching, Agile Process Transformation, and Training. We specialize in: Agile Practices (Scrum), Lean (Kanban), Scaled Agile Framework, and Organizational Change for Leaders and Teams. Our consultant clients have worked on projects with Fortune 500 firms and start-ups including PayPal, LinkedIn, Comcast... Read More →
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CA Technologies

CA Agile Central is an enterprise-class platform that’s purpose-built for scaling agile development practices. Provide a hub for teams to collaboratively plan, prioritize and track work on a synchronized cadence. Connect your development work to your company’s most important business initiatives. Measure productivity, predictability, quality and responsiveness with real-time performance metrics. But tooling alone isn't enough to... Read More →
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Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadership and consciousness of excellence so that your people, from executives to team members, deliver with autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
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Net Objectives

In the digital and dynamic world of today, everything is software driven. For enterprises to survive, they must deliver high-value software both faster and more reliably. Net Objective mission is to help our clients achieve that speed and precision of value delivery to thrive, not just survive.   Net Objectiveprovides a broad range of Lean-Agile services that range from business planning to technical practices, from Kanban to Scrum... Read More →
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RJC Project Solutions

Simply put, we help our customers transform | their businesses into high-performing agile | enterprises.
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SwiftKanban by Digite

Digité, Inc. is a pioneering Silicon Valley company helping global giants such as United Healthcare, Huawei, ATK, National Instruments and Trinity Health implement Lean and Agile initiatives at the enterprise level. | Digité provides web-based, collaborative tools for Lean/ Agile Project Management and Software Development, DevOps and scaling Lean and Agile at the enterprise. Its products include &ndash... Read More →
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Version One

VersionOne is the independent leader agile lifecycle management solutions, helping companies envision and deliver great software. Today more than 50,000 teams, including over 37 of the Fortune 100, use VersionOne to scale their agile initiatives faster, easier, and smarter. VersionOne customers get the best solutions backed by the pioneers in agile lifecycle management. VersionOne has offices in Atlanta, GA and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Agile... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Room 203/204

8:30am

Opening Ceremony and AgileCamp Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Louie

Stacey Louie

Founder - AgileCamp, CEO/ Enterprise Agile Coach, Bratton & Company
Agile Transformations, Agile Coaching, Kanban, Scrum, Leadership | Stacey Louie is the founder of AgileCamp and the CEO of Bratton and Co. , an Agile Transformation consultancy and training firm based in the Silicon Valley. | | As a leader in the agile community, Stacey heads both the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network (SV-ALN) and Tri-Valley ALN. Stacey has been a technology executive serving as the CIO/ CTO to lead Product Management and... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 8:30am - 8:50am
Room 209/210

8:50am

KEYNOTE: Intent Based Leadership: Create Leaders at Every Level
Speakers
avatar for L. David Marquet

L. David Marquet

Author, US Navy Captain (Retired), Turn The Ship Around
VIDEO PREVIEW | | Expert on leadership and organizational design, former submarine commander, Author of Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around! and Turn Your Ship Around. David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader. A 1981 U.S. Naval... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 209/210

9:50am

Create a Culture Where Agile Can Thrive
Using a trust-ownership model, we will do exercises to discover where attendee's culture now sits. Tools and techniques to move to a high trust, high ownership culture will be presented through hands-on exercises and discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Pollyanna Pixton

Pollyanna Pixton

President, Accelinnova
Pollyanna Pixton's career focus has been to help develop great leaders who bring collaboration, trust and ownership into their organizations to improve the work environment and increase productivity and innovation.


Friday October 28, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 201

9:50am

What is this DevOps BUZZ?
Speakers
avatar for Leslie Frame

Leslie Frame

Leslie has over 15 years’ experience in process management and agile practices as an agile coach, scrum master and trainer. She enjoys forming new teams and watching them grow to high performing. She has been involved in building and implementing a DevOps process and culture for the enterprise data community in her current role.   As a mother of triplets, she often interjects home experiences into the team dynamics to... Read More →
avatar for Julie Moroni

Julie Moroni

Agile Coach/Trainer, Capital One
Julie has over 10 years training experience, an Agile Coach, and Certified in Change Management for Practitioners.  She has a passion for people development and enabling people to find their best ‘me’ and thrive in the working environment.  She’s spoken in a variety of settings, both large and small audiences.



Friday October 28, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 202

9:50am

Implementing an Agile Mentoring Program (AMP)
Do you want to create internal Agile Coaches to reduce your reliance on contract Agile Coaches? Or, do you want to provide a career path for Scrum Masters to become Agile Coaches? If so, attend this session to see how to do both.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Wills

Brian Wills

Agile Transformation Director, Symantec Norton Business Unit
Brian Wills is the Agile Transformation Director for the Norton Business Unit and Agile Mentoring Program (AMP) Global Leader for Symantec. He is an Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Professional who thrives on helping others build their careers. His experience has spanned from the High-Tech industry in Silicon Valley to Global Finance in NYC. He enjoys speaking on the topics of Agile Transformation as well as Culture Change to help our community... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 206

9:50am

The Product Imperative: Building the RIGHT Thing
What do markets and customers really need? Most agile discussions focus on building things right; we'll focus on validation and avoiding 100% waste.

Presentation with lots of audience participation:
- process improvement versus market success
- urgency of customer/end user validation (early and often)
- real cost of development
- tools for reaching your real end users and buyers

Speakers
avatar for Rich Mironov

Rich Mironov

CEO, Mironov Consulting
Rich Mironov coaches product executives, product management teams and agile development organizations.  Rich has been the “product guy” at six start-ups and is a relentless blogger/speaker/teacher/mentor on software product strategy.



Friday October 28, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 207

9:50am

Key Ingredients for Successful Agile Transformation
Whether you are an engineer or a leader (SM, PO) in a scrum team, an organizational change agent, a program manager, an engineering leader or a top executive, you will benefit from the nuggets discussed in this presentation.
How do you establish the vision and goals for the program driven through Agile principles versus driving it in a traditional waterfall program
How do you locate your teams and structure them to be successful
What operational activities improve agility and what hurt
How Automation and DevOps are critical for the success
How leaders/managers need to operate to bring the best out of the teams
What metrics reflect the success of transformation

Speakers
avatar for Prakash Bettapdapur

Prakash Bettapdapur

Senior Engineering Leader, Cisco
Prakash Bettadapur is an Agile Evangelist and Transformation Lead in Cisco Systems, speciTcally leading this effort in Cisco Services Technology Group and Services Platform Group. He has helped transform a 2000+ members organization to Agile, and the journey continues. In addition, he leads several engineering programs in the business unit, partnering with other cross-function teams. Prakash believes that Agile effectiveness must be proven by... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 212

10:50am

Morning Break
Coffee, tea, water and light snacks available.

Friday October 28, 2016 10:50am - 11:10am
Room 203/204

11:10am

Hit the Agile Plateau? Create the Pathway for Having Your Playbook work.
Introduction. Examining the role of Playbooks play in large enterprises to drive and constrain action and exploring the limits of their effectiveness. Exercise: Uncovering what is really at play driving and constraining the action in your life and in your roles at work. Seeing the gap that the limits of effectiveness inherent in relying on Playbooks creates, Introducing the notion of Pathways and developing a metaphor for revealing and navigating the terrain of this gap, exploring what there is to deal with to close this gap. Exercise: experiencing what it takes to close a gap. Conclusion

Speakers
avatar for Alex Bould

Alex Bould

Traction Catalyst, Bould and Forgey
My passion for bringing Agile Practices to the workplace in large enterprises began in early 2007. As a co-founder of a small startup implementing a blockchain-based clearance & settlement system for wholesale mutual fund transactions, I found myself with a need to bridge the gap between two very different cultures.  | On the one hand there is the demand that the environment of a very large global custodian has for certainty and... Read More →
avatar for Scott Forgey

Scott Forgey

Transformational Sherpa & Cultural Engineer, Bould and Forgey
It takes just one encounter with Scott to realize that this man is all about having people know who they really are - free to play together and play hard no matter the circumstances. With over 30,000 hours of experience, leading Transformational Programs to over 100,000 people around the world, Scott is a highly regarded, highly sought after personal and executive coach. | For the past decade Scott has been actively engaged as a Senior... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
Room 201

11:10am

Core Agile: Agile 101 Introduction

Agile 101 – What’s Agile?

This foundational workshop is designed as a “crash course” to get you started on learning the basics of Agile and Scrum.  The learning outcomes include: (1) How Scrum Works: The Roles, Ceremonies, Artifacts, (2) Underlying Values and Principles that Make Agile Effective, (3) Balanced Agile thinking,


Speakers
avatar for David D. Parker

David D. Parker

Agile Coach and Trainer, eyeonagile.com
| David helps people in and outside of software development deliver better results with agility. He spent 10 years in marketing and business development before stumbling onto Agile in 2009. He's trained and coached with Berteig Consulting in Toronto, Canada and Agile Learning Labs in Silicon Valley. His most recent engagement saw him coaching over two dozen teams in an enterprise transformation. He's a Certified Scrum Professional, a Master... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
Room 202

11:10am

Lean On Agile: Getting The Best of Both
It's 2016, and we're all bought in to the notion of using Agile and Lean Startup principles. But how to we mix them together? For many product and engineering teams, balancing the technical excellence of Agile with the experiment focus of Lean Startup has proven quite challenging. This session will provide the basic principles, a high-level process, and several real world examples (from both enterprise and startups) of product teams successfully balancing these two great philosophies.

Speakers
avatar for Sam McAfee

Sam McAfee

Co-Founder, Black Willow Studios
Sam has long been an active member of the Agile and Lean Startup communities of practice in the Bay Area. He has helped numerous technology product teams to be successful and deliver meaningfully for their business, both at large organizations and startups. He participated directly in six startups (working on his seventh), and has coached and advised countless others. He has significant hands-on experience developing a wide variety... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
Room 206

11:10am

Help! My Team is Agile but My Execs are Waterfall.
This session will address questions like:
How can an organization that practices traditional strategic planning at the executive level map budgets and plans down to Agile teams, and have reporting roll back up in a way that maps back to the original planning process?
What does it really mean for an organization to become "Agile' at the portfolio and enterprise level?
As organizations transform to an agile approach, how do leaders avoid creating two separate reporting structures to understand progress?
How can portfolio and enterprise level planners put in plans to transform the entire organization (top-to-bottom) to an agile model?

Speakers
avatar for Scott Blacker

Scott Blacker

Vice President Product and Services, AgileCraft
Scott Blacker is a 20 year Product Management veteran with experience leading the product function at multiple early-stage technology companies through periods of explosive growth. At AgileCraft, Scott is responsible for defining, executing against, and bringing to market the company’s products and services, and has helped dozens of companies implement agile practices at scale. As part of his role brining AgileCraft’s products... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
Room 207

11:10am

Backlog Managers ... Beware the Devil on Your Shoulder
In this highly interactive and experimental peer learning session, we present a nine temptations that Backlog Managers face. Ignoring each of these enticements is critical to overall backlog health. For those that do heed devilish advice will surely fall into the abyss of failure.

Bring a smartphone that supports SMS or internet connectivity and be ready to contribute to the dialog of why these common and less common tenets of backlog management are critical to product development success and what you can do about them.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Killen

Scott Killen

Enterprise Agile Coach, PayPal
Scott Killen is a founder and the first President of Agile Austin as well as an Enterprise Agile Coach for PayPal. He is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Practitioner through the Scrum Alliance. He’s a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute and a Certified SAFe consultant. He’s instructed IT Project Management and Agile Project Leadership at Austin Community College and... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
Room 212

12:10pm

Lunch and Raffle
Friday October 28, 2016 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Room 209/210

12:40pm

KEYNOTE: Reinventing Non-technical Teams with Agile
Speakers
avatar for Cindy Goodwin-Sak

Cindy Goodwin-Sak

Director, Strategy and Operations, Cisco
As Director of Strategy and Operations for the Global Systems Engineering organization at Cisco, Cindy’s focus is developing solutions to maximize productivity for the sales and systems engineering organizations and provide direction on the evolution of the sales engineering process. Leveraging Agile development and Lean Startup principles, Cindy’s team is bringing rapid innovation to Systems Engineering and sales at Cisco. Joining... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Room 209/210

1:40pm

Learning to Fly - Purpose Driven Teams
Is your team performing, but not succeeding?
As a leader, do you ever ask yourself, "why don't they seem to care?"

If you answered yes or even, "yeah, maybe" -- then you may have a challenge with engagement. It may not be a problem of a team working hard or even working well together, but it may simply be a problem of finding challenge in their work or a lack of clear vision around what they are trying to accomplish -- all of which are driven by a lack of Purpose. Purpose provides the connective tissue between the organizational strategy, product goals, and team motivations. Ultimately, an organization's Purpose sets the tone for their culture. As leaders, and sometimes as change agents, it is our responsibility to help teams learn and establish the Purpose of their work. It is important that we create an environment where our teams grasp why.

In this session, we'll explore why Purpose is important and how it drives vision from the organization to the team to the team members. We will look at the science of Purpose, and the power of it -- how it enables engagement, improves team morale, and can improve performance. During the session we'll leverage some simple facilitation techniques that you as a leader or team member can help clarify your Purpose.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Badgley

Matt Badgley

Services Director, Agile Consultant, Version One
Matt Badgley Lean/Agile Coaching and Services Director at VersionOne CSM, CSPO, SAFe SPC With a career in Information Technology that has officially reached drinking age, Matt has wore one too many hats in roles from Systems Analyst to Programmer to IT Manager to Programmer to Director. He’s a seeker of new ideas and learning new things. Matt's passion has been working with product delivery teams to develop into their own identity and simply... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Room 201

1:40pm

Houston, We Have a Problem: How to Solve the Right Problem, Better
We live in a world that craves innovation and solutions. Thankfully, we are surrounded by very talented problem solvers. Yet few solutions hit the mark. The challenge is two-fold. First, we prefer the comfort of the solution space, wanting to spend as little time in the problem space as possible. Second, most of us are filled with a desire to make our solution right, even if it may not be the right solution.

This session will provide a framework and tools to decouple the problem from the solution, and show how to bridge them together to avoid many common pitfalls of solution-jumping (from solving the wrong problem to falling in love with your solution and gold-plating). We will take an Integral view to understand the holistic impact of the problem, then leverage the ladder of inference and 5 whys to identify the real problem, giving us the insight to make a conscious decision about the right altitude of problem to solve. Finally, we'll discuss how to establish the qualities of the solution and what success looks like, to keep us on track when we start working on solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Sinead Condon

Sinead Condon

CA Technologies
Sinead is a high-energy experienced executive spanning a twenty-year career in the software industry. She has been fortunate to have worked in a variety of roles from management consulting in both the U.S. and Europe to leading countless large-scale complex enterprise software deployments impacting global audiences. Sinad's early career was primarily technical. Over the years whilst witnessing the lack of support for the "people" side of... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Mackie

Kevin Mackie

VP, Product Development, CA Technologies



Friday October 28, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Room 206

1:40pm

Kanban 101 – The Kanban Method to Agile

This workshop is designed to take you through the basic concept of using Kanban as an Agile practice. You’ll learn key the Principles and Practices of Kanban as well as other related aspects of optimizing flow and managing our work-in-progress. This will be a brief and concise introduction to Kanban methods.


Speakers
avatar for Mahesh Singh

Mahesh Singh

Entrepreneur; Product Management and Marketing professional with over 25 years of software product and IT consulting/ services delivery experience. Co-founder, Sr. VP, Head of Marketing at Lean/ Agile ALM company Digité, Inc. - maker of SwiftKanban, SwiftALM and SwiftSync. Interested in building innovative solutions to help individuals, teams, and enterprises deliver at a dramatically higher levels of productivity, efficiency and... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Room 202

1:40pm

Emergent Leadership in Action
Provocative Assertion: Your organization is perfectly designed to get exactly the results you're already getting.

The three cornerstones of the Agile Mindset are: Value, Leadership and Continuous Improvement. In this experiential workshop we'll focus on the Leadership aspect of Agile success.

Beyond "Inspect and Adapt" is "Sense and Respond". Both are necessary aspects of Agile leadership. The first is a trailing indicator, the second is a leading indicator.

Agile leadership works best when we include both knowing AND sensing. There are differences between *knowing what to do*, being able to do it and *being able to do it well*!

We will use two team based exercises to get immediate feedback and to sense and respond to tensions and each other in real time.

Both exercises highlight our relationship with leadership and power; as well as the subtle influence our own stance and beliefs on our ability to create the outcomes we are hoping for.

Using direct experience to practice the craft of Agile Leadership. This is "Emergent Leadership" in action.

We will anchor the learning by debriefing with our peers in teams and with the whole group. There will be time for individual reflection. We will also craft learning experiments as "homework" to deepen our practice of leadership.

Speakers
avatar for David Chilcott

David Chilcott

The Grand Wazoo, Outformations, Inc.
David has an unusual set of skills that encompasses both the deeply technical and the deeply human aspects of software development. In addition to his background as a system architect and software developer, David holds a degree in group dynamics, and has completed formal training in creative problem solving, advanced facilitation, Innovation Games facilitation, non-violent communication (NVC), conflict resolution, Co-Active Coaching... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Room 207

1:40pm

5 Elements to a Killer Product Strategy
A solid product strategy is an essential ingredient to shape your product vision, effectively allocate resources and prioritize the product backlog. Without a product strategy, you can only react to the market. This talk is targeted toward anyone looking to create durable differentiation for their products and carve out a defensible position in the market. We look at why product vision and customer research are not enough to succeed in competitive markets. The talk will use case studies from varied industries to explore how to read markets, analyze competitors, predict their next moves, and adapt our strategy to exploit hidden opportunities. In particularly, if your product is not the market share leader, this session is for you. You will learn a framework, steps, and techniques to create a killer product strategy to guide your backlog prioritization and establish yourself as a true product leader in your organization.

You will learn the five key elements to create a killer product strategy, including how to:
1. Connect your product strategy to your product vision and backlog prioritization
2. Map a market and your competition to identify hidden opportunities
3. Avoid missteps and navigate highly competitive markets
4. Flank stronger competition vs. attempting a head on assault
5. Apply the framework through multiple case studies

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cohen

Greg Cohen

Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group
Greg Cohen is a 20 year Product Management veteran with extensive experience and knowledge of Agile development and a Certified Scrum Master. He has worked and consulted to venture start -ups and large companies and has trained product managers on Agile development methods throughout the world. Clients include Computer Associates, Dell, Experian, Mako Surgical, SunTrust, and Walmart.com. Greg has a background in B2B software and... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Room 208

1:40pm

Get the Whole Organization Behind Agile
Agile transformation starting with a commitment to meeting the real needs of stakeholders in the organization:
- Product Management's need to deliver features to the market and make medium-term commitments to sales teams, clients and partners
- PMO/Governance's need to run a documented, audit-ready process
- Client Service's need to give advance lead time to changes in products used by enterprise clients and to work in a way that fits their technical documentation process
- Finance's need to forecast and control budgets, capitalize software development hours, and measure results of investments
- IT Operation's need to control changes to production and plan infrastructure to support rapid change and growth in usage patterns
- Enterprise's need to have cost-saving offshore teams work with the quality and performance of co-located teams.
How our transformation leads worked with each department to co-create processes that got the whole organization behind Agile.

Speakers
avatar for Mark McGee

Mark McGee

Director of Product Management, Visa
Mark joined Visa’s Global Network Processing group last year to help bring core assets and services to the developer community through open APIs. Prior to that he was the Director of Product Development in charge of the merchant payment gateway at TSYS Acquiring Solutions. It is at TSYS that Mark and his colleagues in Engineering, Product and the PMO lead the vanguard of Agile transformation, dramatically changing the way products... Read More →
avatar for Steve McGee

Steve McGee

Corporate Innovation, SMCI
Steve McGee helps established companies learn and apply modern methods for building an organization that can support and deliver its value proposition. | The rest of the time he helps Japanese enterprises manage their operation in Silicon Valley startups so they develop a capability to deliver innovation to a volatile market. | His clients get the benefit of diverse experience: manager in a startup, program director at a leadership school... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Room 212

2:40pm

Afternoon Break
Friday October 28, 2016 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Room 203/204

3:00pm

DevOps What Made it Work at Cisco
You will get an answer from various teams, 'Yes we have adopted DevOps'. But everyone's interpretation of it is different. It varies from "We have CI/CD" , "We have automation", "We have.... <fill in the blanks>". We at Cisco took a radical approach, viewing it from "Customer's Point" and then lot of other pieces came into play. Not just the CI/CD, or automation, they are essential tools but the Non technical (Sales/ Marketing/ CS) being part of DevOps process and the result was Customer took notice and they wanted to be part of the process.
It's about People!!!

We will walk you through our Problem that we thought we had.
  • The process that evolved to really discover the 'True Problem'. 
  • How did we go about searching for a solution and how did DevOps came into play. 
  • How did we approach, what did we learn and how did we make the correction.
In the end we will also show how did we measure if 'DevOps' was working for us and our Customers.


Speakers
avatar for Santosh Kolhatkar

Santosh Kolhatkar

Cisco
Over the last 20 years, as a seasoned Program Manager, I have worked across multiple industries including Healthcare, Mobile Telecom, eCommerce, Payments and Networking. As a recognized Agile Coach for last 10 years, I have worked with both Technical and Management teams to successfully adopt Agile/Scrum practices. I have coached and mentored over 200 teams including members of leadership and management teams to successfully adopt... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 202

3:00pm

Are We Done?
How do we know something is done? When I say Done - does everyone know what that means? And what is Done Done?

The answer to these questions is often the difference between success for an organization and a getting on a greased slide to hell as one of my favorite professors used to say.

In agile we've tried to solve this issue with something called a Definition of Done (DoD) for acronym lovers. I wish I could say that has cleared up the confusion. There is still a vast variation and understanding of Definition of Done.

The goal of this hands on, interactive workshop is to demystify Definition of Done and give participants a tool they can use with their team's and organizations to create a DoD that makes a difference and makes sense.

We'll play a DoD bootstrap game to come up with an ideal DoD then bring it down to a team level, while exploring the deltas, so participants see ways to that DoD can support better practices and transparency in their organizations and ultimately create better products.

Get your light bulbs ready!

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Simpson

Cathy Simpson

Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach, Agile Learning Labs
Catherine Simpson is a scrum trainer, agile coach, and Certified Scrum Professional with a passion for transforming the world of work to be more productive, creative and fun. Catherine combines a warm energetic style with insights learned in the trenches at companies ranging from large financial institutions to small start-ups. This enables her to effectively connect with individuals, teams and executives in order to facilitate... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206

3:00pm

The Empire Strikes Back: How to Lose/Win Against Insurmountable Odds
The Empire Strikes Back: How to Lose/Win Against Insurmountable Odds” will walk the audience through the failures of trying to change the culture of execution and what you can do to not let it consume you.  As the saying goes, when you can’t be a good example, just be a horrible warning for others.  The second half of the session will focus on how the learnings from failing at one job, can lead to spectacular success as is the case with the story of Symphony Communications.  The talk will be one part storytelling, one part inspirational, and whole lot of self deprecating project management humor. 

Speakers
avatar for Yoon Chung

Yoon Chung

Head of Product & Engineering Operations, Symphony Communications
Yoon Chung is the one person you will want in the outbreak of a zombie invasion, in planning a 7-course meal with over 20 guests, or just figure a way to get teams organized and efficient.  In the case of the latter, Yoon’s career has spanned such companies as Sun Microsystems, PayPal, Rosetta Stone, and Visa.   Yoon’s accomplishments in the field of program and project management have... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 207

3:00pm

Innovation at Intuit - Designing for Agile Delight
We will be covering the outline of the Design for Delight process including customer driven innovation, deep customer empathy, go broad to go narrow and rapid experiments with customers. We will also walk through an example of how we applied the D4D process to solve a key customer problem for our internal Agile program, i.e. eating our own dog food.
There are three equally sized sections; overview of D4D, exercise and example of D4D application.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Maple

Ian Maple

Agile Transformation Leader, Coach & Trainer, Intuit
Ian Maple is an experienced global technology leader having led and worked with software development teams and organizations around the world. He is also rumored to have written some software himself back in the day.  o    Ian is currently serving as the Agile Transformation Leader for Intuit, a California based financial software company with 7700 employees in offices in the United States, Canada, India, the United... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 212

3:00pm

Driving Culture Change and an Organizational Agile Mindset
Many companies struggle to realize the full potential of Agile by ignoring the underlying organizational culture. In this session we will cover a practical framework for shifting company culture by targeting the core beliefs that drive 'non-agile' behaviors that interfere with successful Agile execution. For each core belief, we will cover the primary motivations and experiences behind the belief and review approaches for exposing the organization to new experiences that lead to a shift in beliefs that enable sustainable culture change. The content of this session comes from the Scrum Coaching Retreat Seattle team focused on the "Encouraging a company's culture change by adopting an agile mindset" topic.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Hale

Randy Hale

Agile Strategy Lead, Slalom
Randy Hale is deeply experienced in Enterprise Lean-Agile Transformation, Product Development Strategy, Agile Product Management and Agile Delivery Methodologies.  His experience ranges from Enterprise Agile Transformation, Product Strategy and Implementation for global Fortune 500 companies, to digital consumer solutions for both internet startups and Fortune 500 clients, to driving strategic organizational, cultural and process... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 208

3:00pm

Eating Your Own (Agile) Dog Food
Agile thinking can benefit all organizations, including those slow to adopt or even resisting the use of Agile methods. Say you need to create a traditional plan for a very complex project. Creating the plan is a small project in its own right – use Scrum to do it. 
It is well known that adopting Agile exposes organizational dysfunctions and organizations must address these dysfunctions rather than modifying Agile methods to work around them. The principles are common sense and even if you cannot apply all of them, you can use some of them daily to help others "see the light". 

Start applying Agile thinking to make incremental improvements, explain what you did differently and why it worked, and win people over through your successes.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Steve Sanoff

Dr. Steve Sanoff

Senior Principal Agile Coach, Western Digital
Steve is a Senior Principal Agile Coach at Western Digital. Previously he led the Global ScrumMaster practice in PayPal's Data Technology division. He is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional, ScrumMaster and Product Owner, an ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching, and a SAFe Agilist.During his career in software, Steve has been a researcher, developer, consultant, Director of Engineering and VP of Product Management, in... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 201

4:10pm

KEYNOTE: Innovation Revolution: Thinking Inside the Box
Speakers
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Mark Randall

Chief Strategist, Vice President, Creativity, Adobe Systems
As Chief Strategist and VP of Creativity Mark Randall drives innovation efforts across Adobe through the Kickbox process he created as well as developing high-potential new business opportunities as leader of the H3 innovation lab. Adobe recently open-sourced its award-winning Kickbox innovation process and hundreds of organizations, non-profits and government agencies around the world have adopted Kickbox’s new approach to leveraging... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Room 209/210

5:15pm

Reception Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Moderators
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Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadership and consciousness of excellence so that your people, from executives to team members, deliver with autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

Friday October 28, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Evolution at the Hyatt Regency