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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2021 - Career/ Personal Development

Monday, June 7

Kate Wardin
Developer First
MF

Foundations of Tech Leadership

New
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

According to a CareerBuilder study, only 40% of new tech leaders receive formal training when they become a boss for the first time. The rest are forced to get scrappy to quickly equip themselves with new skills, techniques, and mindsets to effectively transition into their new roles. Join Kate Wardin to learn tactical techniques and resources for both new and seasoned technical leaders to feel confident in their roles. Interactive group exercises will cover topics such as 1:1s, time management, valuable team metrics, and will help you practice these new ideas and techniques in a safe and...

MG

An Agile Coaching Practicum in 360 degrees

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Let’s face it, agile coaching isn’t for the timid or faint of heart. In most companies, it’s an incredibly challenging and nuanced role. And an important part of it is having the ability to coach in 360 degrees: downward—across your teams, outward – across managers and peers, and upward—towards those pesky leaders. Oh, and did we say that virtually EVERYONE is an agile coach? In this workshop, join Mary and Leon as they share tools and experiences coaching in all directions. They will review three different coaching models from the X-Wing, to Powerful Questions, to 9-Stances, to the Agile...

Tuesday, June 8

Mary Thorn
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Bob Galen
Vaco
TG

Learning How to Lead High-Performing Agile Teams

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Currently much of agile adoption—coaching, advice, techniques, training, and even the empathy—revolves around the agile teams. Leaders are typically ignored, marginalized at best, and in the worst cases even vilified. But Bob Galen and Mary Thorn contend that there is a central and important role for managers and leaders within agile environments. Join Bob and Mary as they explore the patterns of mature agile managers and leaders. Examine why those who understand servant leadership know how to effectively support, grow, coach, and empower their agile teams in ways that increase the team's...

Steven Granese
AgileThought
TI

The Transformation Mindset: A Leader's Guide to Embracing Agile

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Many leaders want to transform their organization to become more agile, adaptive, and responsive to the market. However, most do not deeply understand how to lead their organization through such a massive change. They install prescriptive scaling frameworks and send employees to training, but discard the elements of true transformation that are difficult. When the inevitable failure ensues, they switch frameworks, fire people, and revert back to what worked for them in the past. What these leaders fail to recognize is that the mindset they used to build their organization conflicts with...

Wednesday, June 9

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

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...

HCL
T22

Indiana Jones and the Temple of DevSecOps

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

Remember Indiana Jones? For infosec, trying to navigate these days is a lot like those movies. How many relate to Indy, when going after a truck in Raiders of the Lost Ark, said “I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go”? Or feel like you're trying to find elusive vulnerabilities and it’s as hard as finding the Shankara stones in Temple of Doom? And ALL are trying to find the Security Holy Grail that will help manage risk – we know what happens when someone “chose poorly”. The truth today is people are much more aware of the need for security. Building trust is key to business success....

Friday, June 11

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT1

Opening Remarks

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:15am

Welcoming remarks from Leadership Summit Moderator, Jeffery Payne to kick the Summit off and discuss the days agenda.

Perry Riggs
Edward Jones
SMT2

Managing the People Side of Change

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:15am to 11:00am

Change in any size organization happens at the individual’s level. Compelling visions, world class strategies, and an army of consultants are powerless to transform the organization if the needs of the individuals are not incorporated into the program approach. Join Perry Riggs while he looks at the application of ideas from various organizational change management frameworks such as Prosci/Adkar, Lewin, and the Kotter change framework. We will also review ideas from recent literature like Drive by Daniel Pink, Start with Why by Simon Sinek, Dare to Lead by Brene Brown, The Fifth...

Lee Eason
Edward Jones
SMT3

Transform Yourself Before Transforming Others

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

The aspiration of leadership is often rooted in character traits that make effectively leading healthy organizations difficult. Pride, ego, and ambition are powerful internal motivators, but they must be tempered in order for you to grow into the kind of leader your people need. An effective transformation of any kind must start with you to be successful. Join Lee Eason as he shares his stories of leading organizational change while highlighting the personal growth that had to occur for him to be successful. Learn how Lee lead product development turn-arounds and widespread organizational...

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT4

Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join with your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. Using answers to the question “As a Leader, What is Keeping You Up at Night?” posed at the opening remarks, participants will form small groups to work on finding solutions to pressing test management issues. Discussions will review identified issues, barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank, all feedback will be collected and posted online to encourage further collaboration

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT5

Think Tank Discussion Part II: Leadership Solutions

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Based upon the problem definitions developed during Part I of the Think Tank, small groups will brainstorm on how to best solve these challenges, leveraging the collective wisdom of peers and Summit speakers. Each group will designate a representative to present its results and practice delivery.

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT6

Think Tank Discussion Part III: Presentation of Results

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Small group representatives will each be given five minutes to present their leadership solutions. Summit participants will vote on which group produced the best solutions.

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT7

Wrap-Up

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 3:45pm to 4:00pm

Wrap-up of the Agile + DevOps Leadership Summit.