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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Career/ Personal Development

Monday, June 8

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

Learning How to Lead High-Performing Agile Teams

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Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

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...

Tuesday, June 9

Jennifer-Bonine
AI Appstore, Inc.
TC

What's Your Leadership IQ?

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Have you ever needed a way to measure your testing leadership IQ? Or been in a performance review where the majority of time was spent discussing your need to improve as a leader? If you have ever wondered what your core leadership competencies are and how to build on and improve them, Jennifer Bonine and Jeremias Rößler as they share a toolkit to help you do just that. This toolkit includes a personal assessment of your leadership competencies and the evolution of testing and testing leadership. They will explore a set of eight dimensions of successful leaders, provides suggestions...

Dana-Pylayeva
Agile Play Consulting LLC
TJ

Seven Rules of Virtual Engagement

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Struggling to keep participants engaged in your remote meetings/training? Wish you could connect better with people hidden behind their muted black screens? Join Dana Pylayeva to experience a different level of collaboration in the virtual space and learn her seven practical tips for bringing aliveness, participation and engagement to your online event. Tapping into her extensive experience working with global distributed teams, Dana offers a powerful fusion of brain-based learning principles and a field-tested pattern library of effective methods for collaboration in groups. If you want...

Wednesday, June 10

John Krewson
Sketch Development
AW2

Live from Las Vegas, It's Saturday Night: The Agility of SNL

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Saturday Night Live is one of the longest-running agile institutions in the world. For 44 years, they have developed and delivered small batches of comedy in weekly intervals. Talk about sustainable development. But how do they do it? The practices and principles they employ are quite agile. From welcoming changing requirements to maintaining technical excellence, there’s a lot we can learn from how they deliver. Join Johns Krewson for a backstage and onstage view into the process SNL has developed over decades to get from concept to cash in one week. Along the way, gain a new...

AW6

Agile Development Fireside Chat

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Brendan O'Leary definitely knows about development, agile, and DevOps. And he wants to hear the questions you have for him. Whether they are questions about programming languages, source control, continuous integration, the cloud, databases, XKCD comics, or how to operate in a company with more than a thousand completely remote employees, Brendan is willing to answer them. There won't be a real fireplace, but bring your questions anyway, and join Brendan for this interactive discussion.

Zach Bonaker
Walmart Labs
AW8

Cultivating a Culture of Teams

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

The desire to transform an organizational culture to one that's inspired by teams is understandable. There is no shortage of evidence, both anecdotal and scientific, that suggests teams (and teamwork) are a competitive advantage. But despite the label of “team,” most organizations explicitly and implicitly manage teams like a matrix of individuals. This lack of support causes teammates to work independently, silo knowledge, and degrade the presumed results. What can managers and coaches do to encourage an environment where real teams can form? Zach Bonaker will provide managers, team...

Alan Crouch
Coveros
DJ Schleen
Rally | United Healthcare
AW13

DevOps Fireside Chat

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

You've got questions about DevOps, and we've got DJ Schleen to answer them for you. He won't really be sitting by the fire, but he will be on hand to talk about all things DevOps, mobile security, ethical hacking, and pen testing. He's also an expert in DevSecOps and development pipelines, breaking down silos in an organization, and digital transformations at some of the biggest companies out there. And he wants to talk to you about your DevSecOps hopes, dreams, fears, and nightmares. Alan Crouch will be moderating, so bring your questions and be ready for a lively, interactive discussion...

Jean Dahl
Deloitte
AW17

Leading Lean: The Modern Approach to Enterprise Transformation

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you struggling to understand why your transformation efforts just don't seem to be producing the expected results, despite all of your planning and effort? Enterprise transformation is much more than the mechanics of teaching your Scrum teams to sprint and building a magnificent DevOps pipeline. Somehow, on our journey to agility, lean leadership aspects were left behind, to the point that lean and agile have become disconnected schools of thought. Agile was born out of lean, so how did this happen? Let's have a lively discussion about how to reconnect the dots so that today's...

Thursday, June 11

Steven Granese
AgileThought
AT9

Everything I Learned about Agile Coaching I Learned in Little League

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

What does teaching a 7-year-old how to hit a baseball have to do with agile coaching? After coaching Little League for eight years, and agile teams for ten years, Steven Granese thought he was an expert at both. Last year, while attending a New York Yankees coaching clinic, he quickly realized that he had much to learn. Rather than focusing on isolated mechanics, the Yankees believe in coaching toward achieving measurable outcomes. Their approach allows players to learn the “how” at their own pace through self-discovery and experimentation, which allows for deeper learning and longer-...

Dan Neumann
AgileThought
AT18

Flawed Thinking Exposed: Exploring Cognitive Bias

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Many team challenges can be tracked back to cognitive biases: Our judgment gets anchored, we think we're better than we are, and we are our own favorite reference point. And even though we're encouraged to "think outside the box," there are conditions where we have a bias against creativity. If that's not a recipe for a tough team environment, I don't know what is! Improve your game by learning about bias. Dan Neumann will explain engrained flaws in the way humans process information. These flaws express themselves in unrealistic estimates and over-optimistic forecasts. You will also learn...

Bernie Maloney
Powered by Teams
AT24

Make New Mistakes: Leadership Lessons from an Agile Success

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Do you ever feel like the market moves faster than your marketing team? Could you imagine what’s possible if you’d be forgiven for making an honest mistake? Organizations introduce agile believing it will lead to greater responsiveness, resiliency, and resourcefulness, but agile is more than a process. Achieving agile’s full benefits comes from shifting the culture and mindset of a whole organization, sometimes as radically as leadership allowing teams to make mistakes. This philosophy was a driver in the fastest division in HP’s history to reach $1B, a hardware division focused on...