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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2021 - Agile Teams & Leadership

Wednesday, June 9

sanjiv-augustine
LitheSpeed LLC
W1

Business Agility in Uncertain Times

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has affected businesses across the world. In 2020, we worked hard to execute immediate actions like for 100% Working From Home (WFH) in many countries. Even as things have stabilized, we all know that we are a long way away from the next normal. As a brighter future emerges in 2021, three focus areas for business agility are:

1. Customer-centric Lean Mindset. Developing a customer-centric lean mindset from executives to individual contributors helps drive consistency of purpose and alignment of action end-to-end across the enterprise.

2. Lean...

Chevron Corporation
W7

Even Large Enterprises Need to be Agile

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

To survive in this digital age of speed, agility, and customer-centricity, large enterprises must focus their efforts towards the delivery of the highest customer value within the shortest amount of time. Large enterprises are forced to operate like start-up companies. The only way to sustainably achieve this is through a Digital Transformation that drives Business Agility. But how can an organization embark on such a transformation? What would it take to transform the embedded practices: legacy applications, inefficient processes, traditional culture? How do we even begin? This...

Jason-St-Cyr
Sitecore
W13

Stepping Up - Becoming a Leader in Your Team

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

One of the most difficult transitions to make is from being a member of the team, to owning your former teammates performance reviews. It is awkward. It is stressful. And you can do it! How do you maintain a trusted relationship with your team mates? How do you employ empathy to help yourself understand your team? How do you gain authority and decision making where previously you had none? How do you make decisions that impact the lives of your team in very significant ways? How do you balance your corporate strategic responsibilities with your desire to advocate for your own team...

Thursday, June 10

Yulia-Pieskova
SimCorp
T1

Remote Onboarding: How to Make the Most of It

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

A lot of companies struggle with onboarding remotely. It often happens because of the lack the face to face interactions, communication challenges and difficulties tracking the process and therefore, reveal the potential of the new employees. Moreover, it often leads to overall drop in team performance. Therefore, I'd like to share the recipe of how to iteratively set up the efficient remote on boarding and adaptation period for the agile teams. Among our key success factors we had: cross-teams patterns development, adaptation plan with all team members involvement, challenging...

christy-erbeck
AgileThought
T7

Leading Courageously When Vulnerability Looks & Feels So Scary

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Many people believe that you either are born with courage or you're not. Thankfully, Dr. Brené Brown's research shows that you can learn to be courageous! There are four skill sets of courage, and by applying these, you can learn how to have tough conversations, hold yourself and others accountable, reset after a setback, and how to build trust. During this session, you will receive an understanding of all four skill sets, and then dive deeper into the second skill set: LIVING into Our Values. This is a mix of talk and workshop: The first 30 minutes are providing color and context, and the...

kimberly snoyl
Capgemini/Idean
T13

To confront or not to confront

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Growing up, my mother said to me that I am a person who does not like confrontation, that I cannot take critisism. Now, 32 years of age, I got to know myself as someone who does avoid confrontation. I rather say straight what the situation is like for me, than keep people guessing, because that is what I hate the most when the tables are turned. This is also in the Dutch culture to be very straight and make no bones about it. In this talk i would like to explore confrontation, in the workspace, but also in our personal lives. Most people have the tendency to avoid confrontation, but...

Peter Varhol
Technology Strategy Research
T19

Talking to People: Changing Patterns in a Shelter-in-Place World

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Communicating honestly and effectively with team members and stakeholders is difficult enough when we are face to face. We have the tendency to not express disagreement or bad news, ultimately putting off potentially unpleasant conversations. Due to an ability to put off such discussions in a fully distributed setting, disagreements or software problems can rapidly escalate out of control in a rapid-paced development and testing team. The result can be poor code quality, missed deadlines, and team friction, imperiling the success of the project. Today’s virus pandemic makes it...