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Friday, October 28

10:30am PDT

The Practical Application of Lean-Thinking to Agile at Scale
Lean-Thinking provides a few key mantras to follow, attend to the system, the workflow and quality.  Most people have heard of "just-in-time" and "stop-the-line" and tend to think Lean is about building cars.  It isn't. 

It's a mindset that can be applied to any industry or type of service.  In software, one needs to shift the thinking from waste (which can be seen in the physical world) to one of removing delays.  There are many aspects of a development organization that contribute to delays. 

These include:
  • Having the development group work on too many things
  • Not properly aligning the work across the value stream
  • Large work items
  • Slow feedback
  • Not having cross-functional teams
  • High technical debt
  • Lack of automation

This talk shows how each of these directly causes waste, lowers productivity, raises cost and lowers quality. It also points to steps you can take to alleviate these challenges.

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Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Room 217 A-B

11:30am PDT

The Value of Value Streams

More Agile organizations are realizing some exciting value in identifying and operating around value streams.   Influence in how people are organized, how funding is allocated and how priorities are determined are all common.  

Many organizations, however, are not realizing the full value that value stream mapping can bring to a lasting transformation.  In this session we will explore some opportunities for expanding the view of the real value of value streams in your transformation efforts.

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Steve Davis

Steve Davis is the Customer Acqusition Steward at SolutionsIQ. An information technology professional for more than 20 years, he has hands-on experience with all aspects of the application development life-cycle utilizing a myriad of methodologies. He has worked with organizations... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Ballroom ABCD

2:15pm PDT

Modernizing Agile
We are not practicing the same Agile we did 15 years ago.

Agile at scale is mainstream.‘_ Thousands of companies are actively seeking information on how to scale agile effectively.‘_ There are many frameworks and techniques but they all boil down to a set of common principles.‘_ Agile done well involves teams, programs and portfolios in a way that aligns strategy and execution.‘_ It's important to apply a proper team foundation to build things right but without agile applied at the program and portfolio level all we may end up with is the wrong things built faster.‘_ In this talk Julie will discuss how to effectively apply Agile to your portfolios and programs to ensure you are also building the right things.‘_ Learn to create value, not just process.

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Julie Chickering

Agile Advisor & Strategic Solutions Consultant, Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SAFe® SPC), PMP, PMI-ACP, Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) Julie believes that Agile practices are packed with potential — to enable business agility... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 217 A-B

3:15pm PDT

Scalling agile - Actual project experience
This presentation is about an actual project where multiple scaled practices/frameworks have been used to scale agile across teams. during the presentation we will be comparing between different scaling approaches then sharing what was used on the project. lots of tips and tricks will be shared when dealing with distributed teams in international time zones.

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Inez Eldewek

Inez has held business, project management and technology roles in her 20 year career. She has started her agile career in 2007 as a certified scrum master.  In her previous role as the enterprise  agile capability manager in the Information Services PMO, her focus was on enabling... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 217 A-B
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