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Friday, October 28

9:30am PDT

Agile Myths that can Hurt your project.
While there is much benefit to using Agile approaches there are myths that tend role as to over-expecting and apparent under-delivering. Address these myths at inception to manage expectation.

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Steven McGee

38+ years in IT industry Veteran: Retired USAF System/Software Engineer BPR, IDEF0, DODAF CMMI  expert Frequent public speaker PMP, CSP, ACP, CSM, CDA, ICP, SAFe SPC4

Friday October 28, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
Room 213 A-B

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

Making The Shift: Project Manager to Scrum Master
Working within an Agile environment requires more than learning a framework or process.  This scenario driven conversation will address how we traditionally react to the organization and teams as a project manager, and the mental models and behaviors we need to adopt to successfully shift to agility.

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Betsy Kauffman

Leadership and Organizational Agility Coach, Agile Pi
Betsy Kauffman is a passionate organizational coach and trainer with more than 18 years' experience working with high-performing teams. She has held various roles working as a business analyst, project manager, program manager, scrum master, senior scrum master and agile coach across... Read More →
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Oscar Rodriquez

Co-Founder & Principal Agilist, Agile Pi
Oscar Rodriquez (CSDP, CSM, CSPO, SPC4, ICP-ATF, ICP-PRG) has a foundation in engineering with formal education from MIT and a real world education from the San Francisco startup world.  He has moved through the roles of developer, architect, consultant, and manager, while working... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 213 A-B

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

2:15pm PDT

Technical Excellence Doesn't Just Happen--Igniting a Craftsmanship Culture
The ninth principle from the Agile Manifesto states that technical excellence enhances agility, but when the codebase is ugly and the deadlines are tight, most teams don't choose to refactor mercilessly, adopt TDD, or evaluate automated testing tools - unless they have the proper support. In our experience working with multiple teams in a single codebase, developers can feel victim to a legacy codebase if only a few people are writing clean code or refactoring; guiding them on how to decrease technical debt while delivering their projects helps "unstuck" their other agile practices. We will talk about the challenges we've seen with Product Owners, Managers, and Scrum Masters interacting with teams at various stages of agile+technical excellence and how a focus on technical practices sparked a wider interest in craftsmanship. Learn how can you influence the team towards the right practices while fostering their sense of ownership. Getting serious about technical excellence requires support from technical and non-technical roles, and we'll share how we partnered as coaches to help an organization through a technical turnaround with some tips for others who need to do the same.

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Allison Pollard

Leadership and Team Coach/Trainer
Allison Pollard is a coach, consultant, and trainer who brings the power of relationship systems intelligence to go beyond tasks, roles, and frameworks to create energy for change. She engages with people and teams in a down-to-earth way to build trust and listen for signals to help... Read More →
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Mike Rieser

Michael Rieser is an Technical Excellence Agile Coach. He enjoys sharing his technical understanding of software development. He authors and teaches courses, and delivers presentations on various aspects of software development at client sites, and conferences. He believes that the... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 213 A-B

3:15pm PDT

Experience the feeling of AWE! Combine Agile and Waterfall to create Excellence in Technology Delivery
Do you work in an Agile environment but interact with external vendors that aren't?

Have you found it challenging to make this work?

Are you spending more time writing status reports?

Are your partner teams resistant on working with you on an Agile path?

If you have experienced any of this, this session is for you!

Here is what you can expect to take away from this session:
  • Tips for getting your vendor working in an agile way without even their realizing it
  • Tools and techniques to create integrated plan that work across Waterfall and Agile environment
  • Critical adjustments we mutually made

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Jen Honermann

With over 15 years of experience in technology organizations, in Jen’s current role, she leads an agile coaching practice for Capital One’s Consumer Bank.  In this role, she helps Scrum Masters evolve to coaches, by developing the skills to help the organization move faster... Read More →
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Kumar Sathish

Kumar is a scrum master that also functions as an internal Release Train Engineer for a group of teams at Capital One with: over 15 years of experience in Information Technology 7 years of Agile experience Kumar holds certifications in CSM, PMP and SAFe SA 3.0. Kumar’s greatest... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 213 A-B
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