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Friday, October 28

10:30am PDT

Zorro Circles of Inspection and Adaptation
Have you ever wondered how to progressively harness focus on your goals and influence your outcomes?

Woody Zuill once famously quoted _‹ÐIf you could adopt only one agile practice, then let it be retrospectives. Everything else will follow_‹. The constantly evolving world of business in modern times demands frequent inspection and adaptation of methods and strategies in order for the latter to stay relevant. The empirical nature of agile features such assessments that can help individuals and teams adjust to constant change and establish a sustainable pace to deliver complex products.

Behold the _‹€Zorro Circles_‹_ to create an excellence in execution in behaviors and tactics. Discover the essentials of designing retrospectives by understanding the multi layered circles of projects' and peoples' characteristics. Experience the applicability of the _‹€Zorro Circles_‹_ in a variety of locales through real world instances and walk away with a handful of effective techniques to design moments of inspection and adaptation in your organization_‹_s ecosystem.

_‹ÐAt regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly._‹  -Agile Manifesto Principle 12

Throughout this process, we will also share real world instances that will demonstrate the applicability and success of the Zorro Circles.

Given below is the session outline.
1. Introduction (5 min)
2. The real world impact of retrospectives (10 min)
3. The Zorro Circles (15 min)
4. Three retrospective techniques (10 mins)
5. Open Forum (5 min)

Timing : Presentation 45 min

Learning objectives
1. Understand the real world impact of retrospectives on individuals and teams.
2. Walk away with a secret sauce for designing a successful retrospective.
3. Walk away with three effective techniques for retrospectives.

Vivek Angiras's speaking experience:
Agile Conferences/Events _‹_
1. Triagile Raleigh 2016
2. Agile Dev West Las Vegas 2016
3. Heart of Agile Philadelphia 2016
4. Big Apple Scrum Day 2016
5. Global Scrum Gathering Orlando 2016
6. IIBA BA Development Day 2015

Agile User Groups/Local Meet ups _‹_
1. DC Area Scaled Agilists  
2. Agile Professionals VA
3. Baltimore Agile  
4. Agile Chicago Style Podcasts

Aakash Srinivasan's speaking experience:
Agile Conferences/Events _‹_
1. Triagile Raleigh 2016
2. Agile Dev West Las Vegas 2016
3. Heart of Agile Philadelphia 2016
4. Big Apple Scrum Day 2016
5. Global Scrum Gathering Orlando 2016
6. Agile 2015  
7. AgileIndy 2015 

Agile User Groups/Local Meet ups _‹_
1. DC Scrum User Group
2. Illinois Regional Agile Users Group 
3. DC Area Scaled Agilists 
4. Agile Professionals VA 
5. Baltimore Agile  
6. Agile Chicago Style Podcasts  
7. Learning Tree Scrum User Group  

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Vivek Angiras

Vivek Angiras is an international business consultant, Agile trainer and coach and an expert in leading and transforming teams through the transition from traditional methodologies to agile practices. Vivek enjoys working with organizations of various sizes (Fortune 50 to Startups... Read More →
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Aakash Srinivasan

Agile Trainer and Coach, Independent Consultant
Aakash Srinivasan is an Agile Trainer, Coach and professional speaker who travels to consult Fortune 100 companies, working with enterprise management groups, executive teams and individual project teams on business efficiency, process improvements, organizational change and large... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Room 213 A-B

11:30am PDT

Communication styles that enhance your agile experience
With organizations transforming to agile, how should they transform your communication style? (Yes, we need to change communication styles)

A Non-violent communication style is a must to excel in the new collaborative agile environments. The skill to utilize Self-empathy, Empathy, and Honest self-expression in a high performing agile team and organization separates the good from the great!

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Anand Francis

CapTech Consulting
Mr. Francis is a passionate agilist who bringing IT organizations closer to their vision for innovation, speed, collaboration and business customer satisfaction. Mr. Francis has successfully transformed many struggling IT organizations by developing high performing self-managing... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 217 A-B

11:30am PDT

Effective Agility: An Introduction to GROWS
The GROWS Methodology is a new agile approach created by Andy Hunt and Jared Richardson. In this session, you'll hear an overview of the GROWS Methodology and how you can apply it in your shop.

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Jared Richardson

Jared Richardson, co-creator of the GROWS Methodology, is a coach, instructor, author, and speaker. He's a principal consultant and a member of the core team at Agile Artisans (AgileArtisans.com). He sold his first software program in 1991 and has been immersed in software ever since... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 217 C-D

1:15pm PDT

Football and Agile, Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
Is there symmetry between Agile and Football? You would think the answer is no. Software development methods vs. one of the more physical sports. Surely there can't be similarities. Nor can agile folks learn much from this grimy sport.

Well, just like Scrum has its naming roots in the esteemed sport of Rugby, perhaps there is something to it. Join Bob Galen and Josh Anderson as they explore American Football and look for similarities, lessons, metaphors, and tactics that align and amplify our agile team practices.

We'll explore things like: making game time adjustments, the importance of tempo, coaching, practice, importance of goals, and game films driving continuous improvement as some of our topics. Come join us and you'll never look at a football game quite the same way again.

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Josh Anderson

With four large scale agile transformations under his belt, Josh Anderson has seen it all: good agile, bad agile, and other “things” sometimes referred to as agile.  As the VP of Software Engineering at Dude Solutions, he is responsible for the company’s agile adoption and... Read More →
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Bob Galen

Director, Agile Practices, Zenergy Technologies
Bob Galen is an Agile Methodologist, Practitioner & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. He is Director, Agile Practices at Zenergy Technologies... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 213 A-B
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