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Monday, March 18
 

08:30

Registration
Welcome to the start of LLKD19,  visit the registration desk to claim your name badge and delegate pack and choose your t-shirt.

Monday March 18, 2019 08:30 - 09:15
Plenary

09:15

Conference Welcome
Monday March 18, 2019 09:15 - 09:30
Plenary

09:30

Dynamic Reteaming: Acknowledge Reality, Chart Your Path
Team change is inevitable, especially when your company is hiring like crazy and doubling in size. Your teams might grow and split - like mitosis. Twenty people might arrive in one day. What feels like tectonic shifts happen as you morph structurally to refocus people and work.


How can we bring a humanistic stance to this dynamic reteaming? How can people be empowered to have ownership over their team change? How can we integrate new people without losing our sense of culture?


We will explore questions like these and will discover practical strategies to master dynamic reteaming.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Helfand

Heidi Helfand

Procore Technologies
Heidi Helfand brings a practitioner approach with 18 years coaching and influencing cross-functional teams. She was an early employee at two highly successful startups from roughly 10 team members to 700. The first was ExpertCity, Inc. (acquired by CitrixOnline) where she was on the... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 09:30 - 10:30
Plenary

10:30

Coffee Break
Monday March 18, 2019 10:30 - 10:45
Plenary

10:45

Strategy, agility, self organisation and maybe ducks
Markus Hippeli discusses the need to have a strategy to reach business agility.

Bio
Markus Hippeli is consultant and managing director at Leanovate GmbH in Berlin. He holds a Master in economics and communication and works as a consultant since the early 2000s. Decoding and managing systems has been his passion ever since. As accredited Kanban Trainer he along with the Leanovate-team supports his customers with becoming learning organizations.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Markus Hippeli

Markus Hippeli

Leanovate
Markus is consultant and managing director at Leanovate GmbH in Berlin. He holds a Master in economics and communication and works as a consultant since the early 2000s. Decoding and managing systems has been his passion ever since. As accredited Kanban Trainer he along with the Leanovate-team... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 10:45 - 11:35
Wilkes 2

10:45

The Failure of Focus
We know that in our landscape of people and technology, aiming for a particular outcome doesn't always lead to us getting what we want. Sometimes the best results come from approaching a problem obliquely. Our Lean value-stream, however, is highly customer-focused. We like to start with the outcome, meet the needs of our users, delivering high-quality working software with happy teams and true agility... but how might that focus be holding us back, and what are the alternatives?

In this talk we look at some different strategies for approaching complex ecosystems, starting from where we are right now, and allowing innovation to emerge through obliquity, naivety, serendipity... and dinosaurs.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Liz Keogh

Liz Keogh

Lunivore Limited
Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects including JBehave. She has a strong technical background with almost 20 years of... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 10:45 - 11:35
Wilkes 1

10:45

Coaching the ‘A Team’
In 2019, a crack agile coaching unit was sent to prison for a project crime they didn't commit.
These coaches promptly learnt some new techniques to support teams with.
Today, still wanted by the Project Managers they survive as Agile coaches of fortune.
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them...
maybe you can hire The A-Team.’ <Hum A Team Theme Tune>
 
In this talk Helen & John who are both ICF accredited coaches will teach you three different techniques that you can use with your teams straight away. If you are interested in team coaching, then this is the session for you.
 
Helen & John are also running the ‘Coaching Dojo’ where you can learn more about personal coaching.

Speakers
avatar for John Barratt

John Barratt

Coach & Facilitator, Agile Affinity
John was the first person to pass the CTC application in the UK. He loves seeing individuals, teams and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. John is often found at meetups around London trying... Read More →
avatar for Helen Meek

Helen Meek

Coach & Trainer, Ripple Rock
Helen is a Kanban coach and trainer as well as a Scrum and agile veteran having guided agile transformations in many different industries for over five years through both Scrum and Kanban. She brings this vast wealth of experience to her training and coaching, helping others gain... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 10:45 - 11:35
Wilkes 3

11:40

Agile Around The World
We are conditioned culturally from an early age, each of us developing a set of values and behaviours that differ from those in other parts of the world. When adopting Agile, do cultural behaviours and values prevail, or is there a universal ‘Agile culture’? How have different cultures adopted Agile to suit them? Are some cultures naturally more suited to adopting Agile than others? We have been travelling around the world since January 2018, visiting local companies, observing and interacting with teams and interviewing Agile practitioners to study these questions.

In this talk, we discuss cultural differences and share case studies and our observations of Agile adoption from our experiences in South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. We discuss how different cultures could learn from each other and highlight the value of having a truly global community that share experiences.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for David Spinks

David Spinks

Red Tangerine
I am an Agile coach and trainer. My professional experience spans roles of; Agile Trainer, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Kanban Service Delivery Manager, Team Leader and Software Developer in a variety of industries, including finance, eCommerce, social housing and education.I believe... Read More →
avatar for Glaudia Califano

Glaudia Califano

Agile adventurer, Red Tangerine
Glaudia delivers Agile & DevOps consulting, training, coaching and workshop facilitation. She is passionate about the people side of change and focuses on bringing meaningful evolutionary change into organisations.She started her career in technology in 2005, working as a development... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 11:40 - 12:30
Wilkes 2

11:40

Breaking through the agile transformation vicious circle
Are you in one of those organisations that is in its third, fourth, seventh iteration of scaling agile methods? You are not alone. Many transformations stall, fail, get stuck or die a violent death because the organization can’t agree on the how or why. Some of it happens between departments, other and often times it’s because the agile initiative can’t seem to cross that ever tricky middle management layer and get executive support. And as a result, we keep switching back to what we did before…
 
This talk is about why agile transformations stall, start back up and what different parts of the organisation (including management!) listen for and focus on so you can be sure to tailor your message in this or the next iteration of transformation. We’ll make it interactive, talk about what management listens for and why they haven’t been listening. I’ll bring some insights and we’ll probably come up with some new ones as a group!

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Jasper Sonnevelt

Jasper Sonnevelt

Director of global LeanKit consulting services, Planview
Who are you ?I am an Executive Agile consultant, practitioner and trainer in The Netherlands. I have worked in and around a multitude of teams with various levels of Agile maturity. What do you do for a living?I help organizations in their journey to delivering value to their customers... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 11:40 - 12:30
Wilkes 1

11:40

Flow
Kanbanistas know the core practices by heart. We know how important the management of Flow really is, but seldomly look beyond this meaning of flow.

There is a whole field of science regarding the State of Flow that one can be in. Let's discover Flow some more in my session.

Key Takeaways:
- There are ways to manage our very own state of flow
- Markus will present a way to visualize your personal challenge vs. skills regarding a certain task/ticket - Specially helpful in kaizen meetings and when pulling new work
- We'll work in small groups on how to raise the chances of getting into flow even more

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Markus Wissekal

Markus Wissekal

Trainer and Coach, coach.und.coach
Markus Wissekal, born and raised in Vienna, is what you would call an agile Swiss Army knife. Accredited Kanban Trainer, Scrum Professional, Lego Serious Play Facilitator, Systemic Business Coach, Design Thinker, MSc. in Medical Computer Science and founder of a Swiss consultancy... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 11:40 - 12:30
Wilkes 3

12:30

Lunch
Monday March 18, 2019 12:30 - 13:40
Plenary

13:40

Love the brain you’re in
From different backgrounds, Kate now a post-graduate student in cognitive psychology and computational modelling and Chris an engineer, have reached a common commitment to understand what makes us human and how that defines whether we thrive or flounder in our work.

Wherever you are in the value stream, understanding the brain is of benefit to yourself and your contributions to your team. Using familiar Lean concepts we will share the science and experiences we are aware of, adding to our understanding of why we do what we do:

Amongst other things we will look at:
Theory of constraints
  • You are the constraint so look after yourself: fuel your brain
  • Individual differences are extraordinary: biological, neurological, genetic
  • You can only think so much: respect your working memory capacity
Limit Work in Progress
  • Every minute of every day, your life is overwhelmed with works in progress
  • Context switching and your neurological limitations
  • Being in the moment
Small batch sizes
  • Limiting the impact of living in a “delayed-return environment”
  • The theory of how humans may learn language: chunking
  • Executive function cognitive psychology research

We are, each of us, an ongoing experiment in being human with different outcomes that influence every question, thought and observation we have.

In this session, we hope that by engaging with the science of the brain we can work better together, build better products together, and have a more satisfying and enjoyable life.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Kate Gray

Kate Gray

Kate’s diverse roles have included investing in start-ups and scale-ups; board-level consulting on transformation, innovation, brand and product management; executive coaching; communications strategist; and senior roles with global corporations. She has worked with companies in... Read More →
avatar for Chris Young

Chris Young

Chris has been leading engineering teams since 1999. He was pivotal in the BBC’s adoption of agile in 2000-2001. Since then, he has worked for broadcasters and platform owners including Dish Network in the US and Deutsche Telekom in Europe.He is currently Vice President, Engineering... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 13:40 - 14:30
Wilkes 2

13:40

Scrum and Kanban - Battle Royale or Save the World?
One of the most common questions we get asked on training courses is "Scrum or Kanban?" We hear phrases like, "We dropped Kanban for Scrum" or "We moved away from Scrum to Kanban". It seems that people pit them against each other, subconsciously at least. It doesn't have to be this way. During this talk we will look at the similarities and differences between the two. We will also examine why humans feel the need to align with one particular idea over another. Finally we will see how we can use the Scrum and Kanban side by side to succeed.

Video, with slides.

Speakers
avatar for Jean-Paul Bayley

Jean-Paul Bayley

Actineo Consulting LLP
Jean-Paul Bayley is a Partner with Actineo Consulting LLP. He is a business agility coach and trainer who is passionate about helping teams do their best work.He is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Certified Trainer for “Training from the BACK of the Room!”, Certified Collaboration... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 13:40 - 14:30
Wilkes 1

13:40

Enterprise Kanban Coaching
Kanban is more than teams. If you want to achieve true business agility you need to create smooth work flows and value streams throughout your enterprise.

Coaching is more than delivering expertise. It is about helping people to fully understand, commit to and drive the change needed for continuous improvement.

Building on Klaus Leopold´s flight levels model this session shows you some tried-and-tested ways to help both managers and employees on their journey.


Speakers
avatar for Sigi Kaltenecker

Sigi Kaltenecker

Loop Consultancy
Sigi Kaltenecker is the joint managing director of Loop Consultancy based in Vienna. For many years Sigi works as lean and agile expert for various enterprises. He has a background in philosophy, organisational development and systemic coaching. Building on his rich experience Sigi... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 13:40 - 15:25
Wilkes 3

13:40

Exploring Models for Developing Organizational Autonomy
A team shows agile leadership to the extent that it autonomously develops its own – agile –capabilities. Likewise, a business shows agile leadership to the extent that it autonomously develops and improves its own – agile – capabilities, including the capabilities to self-organize and self-govern (i.e. autonomy at the individual, team and organizational level). Take away autonomy, and people will become disengaged or even actively resistant. Take away autonomy, and the team becomes nothing more than a cog in the wheel of a machine called ‘the organization’. Herein also lies the challenge. Autonomy cannot be imposed (lest risking putting people and teams in a stress-full double bind), it needs to be developed.

In this workshop the participants will develop their own thinking models for developing organizational autonomy. We will zoom in on organizational autonomy and how methods that act as blueprints fall short for developing autonomy. Next, we discuss the question what would have happened for an organization to have developed high levels of organizational autonomy and tap into the good and bad experiences of the participants. The workshop format itself is a demonstration of how not to impose one’s own models and thinking but allowing participants to develop their own models of thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Steyaert

Patrick Steyaert

AKT, KCP, Okaloa
Patrick Steyaert is founder of Okaloa. As a creator of Okaloa Flowlab, he teaches and coaches agile thinking (before methods) by making use of business simulations. With his work on upstream, customer and discovery kanban he helps organizations to look at the end-to-end flow (from... Read More →


Monday March 18, 2019 13:40 - 15:25
X (Mystery) Room

14:35

A journey of visualisation
At Nexmo, the Vonage API platform, we have visualised all the work across the Product and Engineering teams. There is a full line of sight from the strategic goals down to the smallest task. It has changed how people understand and talk about work, it has increased understanding of dependencies between teams and how teams work together, and it has improved the flow of work.

We have visualised the work digitally which is seen as the source of truth. In addition, we have built a physical portfolio wall. It is in front of this wall that the entire Product team has their Portfolio conversations and where many people come to have ad-hoc discussions. The visualisation of the work has really moved the exercise from process towards people and interactions.

This is a story of the journey at Nexmo over the last 2.5 years to help the Product organisation to improve how they are working as the company evolves from startup through acquisition to enterprise. Visualisation of the work has been a key ingredient in this journey. We’ll discuss some of the goals, experiments and learnings we encountered along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Edith Coenen

Edith Coenen

Coach & Facilitator
I am an Agile/Lean evangelist with over 20 years of experience in software development, especially as a coach, facilitator and product manager. I have worked in many fast-paced start-up environments such as Nexmo, Skype and MOO.com. I am passionate about supporting people, teams and leadership to work smarter to deliver business value by improving collaboration and bringing transparency and structure to business processes. I truly believe that making people happier at work and improving company culture is... Read More →
avatar for Brett Connor

Brett Connor

Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform



Monday March 18, 2019 14:35 - 15:25
Wilkes 1

14:35

return getKanban();
return getKanban(); // Lessons learned from running more than ONE MILLION Kanban simulations

This is a light-hearted look at a journey that started with an interest in finding an optimal strategy (i.e. cheating) for the getKanban board game, but which developed to become a study into the effect of different policies on the simulation, and the role luck can have when using it as a teaching aid.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for David Grant

David Grant

Lead DevOps Consultant, DevOpsGroup
I'm a DevOps consultant working for DevOpsGroup in Cardiff.My current areas of special interest are Kanban and the South Wales Agile Group, but I'm happy to chat about anything, especially mountain biking!



Monday March 18, 2019 14:35 - 15:25
Wilkes 2

15:25

Coffee Break
Monday March 18, 2019 15:25 - 15:45
Plenary

15:45

Ass-Driven Organizations
Although the world changes at an exponential rate, organizations do not accompany this pace of change and are prone to fall into what is known as Digital Darwinism.

This talk is a journey in a humorous tone through some anti-patterns, inheritance of the past in its majority, sadly rooted in many current organizations, it’s an invitation to laugh at our mistakes, identify them, give them funny names and look for some ways of solution before It's too late ...

Speakers
avatar for Mauro Strione

Mauro Strione

Agile Coach, Everis Chile
Education: Computer Science Engineer, Master in Business AdministrationCertifications: SAFe SPC, KMP (Lean Kanban University), CSD (Scrum Alliance), Management 3.0 (Happy Melly), DevOps Foundation (DevOps Institute) Dad of 4, curious, critical thinker. Former software developer... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 15:45 - 16:35
Wilkes 2

15:45

Power as Privilege
Recently we get more and more aware of how privilege in society works and how it affects opportunities available to different groups. What we miss out is that a similar power dynamic is in play in the modern workplace. Decision-making power and position in the hierarchy are privileges and they influence how organizations act. Not only does it make companies unprepared for the challenges of the evolving world but also reluctant to change in order to get ready for these challenges.

To change the status quo we need to rethink the management models we use in the modern workplace. Interestingly, we know the solution, except we were using it to cure a different disease. Self-organization has been widely adopted in order to improve the performance of our teams. So far, though, we failed to exploit its potential to create the workplace that is more humane, fairer, and most importantly better fit for the future.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Pawel Brodzinski

Pawel Brodzinski

Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer, Lunar Logic
Pawel Brodzinski is a leader, a team builder and a change agent, but most of all he is an always experimenting practitioner trying to make his teams work better (and learn in the process).He is an active member of global Lean Kanban community. He led the first Kanban implementation... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 15:45 - 16:35
Wilkes 1

15:45

The (R)evolution of a Portfolio Wall
Today, the Portfolio Wall at Ocado Technology is one of the most important tools we use to have global visibility and to aid collaboration across hundreds of people in 4 development centres. This is the place we go to, to talk about the products and when important decisions have to be made. This is the place to see the flow, learn, share and prioritise.

It took us a while to get there, but it was worth every step.

This is the next chapter of a story about the evolution of the Portfolio Wall, starting from scratch and lessons learnt on the way. Things we wish someone told us before we started.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Anna Miedzianowska

Anna Miedzianowska

Head of Product, Ocado Technology
While Anna's names might seem unpronounceable at first (it's pronounced A-N-A, by the way), she is defiantly not someone who is hard to understand. Making complex things simple is at the core of what she does. For the past 4 years, Anna has been applying that principle at Ocado Technology... Read More →
avatar for William Peck

William Peck

Head of Department, Ocado Technology
Will is one of the most passionate leaders you’ll ever meet. His obsession with agile and data is highly contagious. Not only will he stare at tonnes of graphs 'til they really make sense (yes, they finally give up!), he will also explain it to others in a fun and memorable way... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 15:45 - 16:35
Wilkes 3

16:40

Don't Be a Ditka
How good are you at estimating value? Most teams make suboptimal prioritization/value decisions every day because they are forced to make those decisions under:

• Conditions of scarcity (not enough time, money, or people)
• Conditions of stress (customers want their requests handled right now and delivered yesterday)
• Conditions of uncertainty (imperfect information about their current state and future state)

These poor decisions adversely affect their ability to effectively, efficiently, and predictably deliver value to their customers. While teams will not be able to change these conditions, they can learn to make better decisions by embracing them.

We will explore these topics using the 1999 NFL draft as a backdrop. In that year, Mike Ditka famously was overconfident in his ability to estimate player value and disastrously bet the farm on one pick.

We will explore the options Mike Ditka had (and every team has) in the NFL draft as well as prioritization options we have on a daily basis. We will expose some flaws in the commonly used prioritization methods (By Value, CD3, WSJF etc.). We will also propose a mode of working that helps with effective prioritization under conditions of scarcity, stress and uncertainty.

Video and slides.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti

CEO, Actionable Agile
Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who has spent most of the last 15 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. That year he managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban, and has... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 16:40 - 17:30
Wilkes 2

16:40

Remote working in an agile world
What does it mean to you/your colleagues/your company if you are a remote worker? How is it different to being an ‘office worker’? Let’s find out! I was a full time remote worker in different roles within a distributed team for about 3 years. I have learnt a lot during this time and want to share my experiences with you.

Geographical limitations no longer stop people from working on awesome teams, or stop companies recruiting the right people for the job. There are huge benefits for the remote worker and the company alike. However, there are also drawbacks on both sides and remote working is not something to take lightly. To make remote working work there have to be changes made by the remote worker, the company and the colleagues who work in the office. I want to present what these changes could be and could potentially mean to you, and your team. Key points we will cover during the session:
  1. Interacting with immediate team and wider team
  2. Keeping the communication channel open, but avoiding noise
  3. Emotional impact of remoting and how to overcome this
  4. Setting up home working environment
  5. Changes to be made by ‘Office workers’

Speakers
avatar for Raji Bhamidipati

Raji Bhamidipati

Agile coach, Sainsburys



Monday March 18, 2019 16:40 - 17:30
Wilkes 3

16:40

The Agile Journey - it might not be what you think
This is about taking a different approach to being 'Agile'.

Do you hear people say 'You must do this to be agile' or 'In agile, we don't do that'. Well, I've never been one for rules. I prefer something more like the pirates' code; I'm far more about guidelines!

I want to talk about how agile is often viewed as a destination, and end point for an 'Agile Transformation'. This makes little sense, as we can't ever be 'done' getting to agile. Instead, I want to explore why it is far more like a journey.

We're all on a journey to be better tomorrow than we were today. This is called 'growth' whether we are a company or an individual. We all start in different places, and need different things at different times.

Our position on the path of our journey is only interesting in its relationship to ourselves. Rather than comparing ourselves to other travellers, we need to ask for help on our journey and to offer help to others as WE ALL navigate the tricky bits.

This means our own agile journey's are about building a community and helping our fellow travellers. Anything that inhibits us from coming together for our mutual benefit doesn't serve us on our journey, but its all too easy to find yourself defending someone else's castle!

Video & Slides


Speakers
avatar for Helen Lisowski

Helen Lisowski

FluidWorking
My life is filled with questions about why we humans do what we do. Especially, why do we do things that are detrimental to ourselves? When I apply this curiosity and subsequent discoveries to my work with agile teams, I am forever astounded at the positive difference it makes. I've... Read More →



Monday March 18, 2019 16:40 - 17:30
Wilkes 1
 
Tuesday, March 19
 

09:30

Feeling Safe to be Uncomfortable
Growing and learning are essential to us as humans unless we want to get stuck and become stale. It is not always easy to do so as it requires that we leave our comfort zones. We can learn some in the comfort zone, but real growth comes outside.


To some this comes naturally, to others it is almost impossible, and we each have individual zones that are also context dependent.


We can push people out of their comfort zones or we can help people leave their zone.


This is a story of learning and growth, of psychological safety, and the importance of feeling included. It is a story of how we work and how we can create a basis for growth. It is also a story of a personal journey. Gitte spent the main part of her life being afraid to fail, afraid to be seen, afraid to not be liked. She has come far and uses many of her own tools to help people around her whether it is at work, on twitter, in slack groups, or spare time.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Gitte Klitgaard

Gitte Klitgaard

Caring Owner and Coach, Native Wired
Gitte Klitgaard is an agile coach, hugger, friend, and much more, she lives and loves agile, she took the oath of non-allegiance. Why fight over methods when we can use that energy to help people? Gitte wants to change the world by helping people make the right product, do it right... Read More →



Tuesday March 19, 2019 09:30 - 10:30
Plenary

10:30

Coffee Break
Tuesday March 19, 2019 10:30 - 10:45
Plenary

10:45

Head, Heart, Gut and Groin: The Organs of Engagement
There is a well-known correlation between effective engagement and communication, and organisational resistance to change and facts. There's also a well-known correlation between people not understanding what we're communicating and us countering that BY REPEATING IT LOUDER AND SLOWER.

In this talk, David will introduce a useful communications metaphor and demonstrate its use in helping to close the communications gap when undertaking change, or challenging existing ideas, including how to ensure the right people are engaged.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for David Crowe

David Crowe

Agile Crow
Passionate about people, engagement and innovation. Started as a developer, trained as a Scrum Master, ended up as a project manager, so only the gods know what I did wrong. Student of biology, science communication, and technology management.



Tuesday March 19, 2019 10:45 - 11:35
Wilkes 1

10:45

Lessons from the history of socio-technical system
Keep hearing “socio-technical systems”?


Wonder what it means and where it comes from?


We will take a trip back to the post-WW2 coal mines to understand the origins of socio-technical systems theory from the minds of the Tavistock Institute.


We will pay brief but important homage to Enid Mumford and her ETHICS.


We will see how this work continues to inform some of today’s modern warehouse designs.


Finally, we will turn that lens in on ourselves and look at software systems.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Sallyann Freudenberg

Sallyann Freudenberg

Chief Being Sal Officer, Cucumber
Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg is a software developer, agile consultant and trainer who assists companies in transitioning to more nimble, customer-centric and human(e) ways of working. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Collaborative Software Development and since parenting an autistic... Read More →



Tuesday March 19, 2019 10:45 - 11:35
Wilkes 2

10:45

Coaching Dojo
We believe that coaching is an important part of induvidual and organisational growth. Coaching not only has to be learned, but it also has to be practiced.
In this workshop Helen and John will teach you about:
  • What is coaching
  • Powerful questions
  • Models such as GROW, SARA, OSCAR , DESC and more if we get time.
We will use traids to practice observation & feedback, be coached and to be the coach.  So you will be put to work! In a safe enviroment.
We ask you to bring real life examples to allow each other to practice on.  

Because of the nature of the exercise we’d ask that you take part in the whole session.

Space is limited to the size of the room, and feedback every year has been resoundingly positive.

Both Helen and John are ICF Accreditted coaches through either Barefoot or ORSC.   
If you are more interested in team coaching, then check out their other session called 'Coaching the A Team'


Speakers
avatar for Helen Meek

Helen Meek

Coach & Trainer, Ripple Rock
Helen is a Kanban coach and trainer as well as a Scrum and agile veteran having guided agile transformations in many different industries for over five years through both Scrum and Kanban. She brings this vast wealth of experience to her training and coaching, helping others gain... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 10:45 - 12:30
X (Mystery) Room

10:45

Understand and Improve Organisations through the Kanban Maturity Model
This interactive workshop will help you understand better the current state of your organization in terms of management practices, culture and purpose. You will also learn how to use the Kanban Maturity Model to evolve further your organizational agility.

Come to the workshop with your particular case in mind.

Structure of the workshop:
  • Part 1: Overview of the KMM.
    Description of the maturity levels as we understand them today, based on a year of experience with the model.
  • Part 2: Appraise Your Organization.
    Use the KMM to define better the characteristics of your organization and understand the challenges they need to overcome to evolve further towards their purpose.
  • Part 3: Define Your Roadmap
    Find out how to stress/motivate the organization enough to make it evolve and identify appropriate Kanban practices that will facilitate and sustain this change.
This workshop will be useful for change agents interested in developing their organization’s fitness-for-purpose, product and service managers willing to improve their delivery capability and work atmosphere, as well as for Kanban practitioners who want to learn how to use the Kanban Maturity Model.


Speakers
avatar for Teodora Bozheva

Teodora Bozheva

Trainer and Coach, Berriprocess
Teodora Bozheva (@tbozheva) has more than 20 years of experience in the field of software development. Working as a programmer and later as a project manager she acquired good knowledge about how to deal with customers and build software products that satisfy them.  She has personally... Read More →



Tuesday March 19, 2019 10:45 - 12:30
Wilkes 3

11:40

Get off that couch and join the game!
"We're uncovering better ways, by doing and helping others do.." that's the Agile I grew up with, the Agile I believe in.  Over the past 18 years Agile has grown up, it has matured and morphed, it has expanded and made new friends,  Agile has reached adolescence and is popular. By all accounts Agile is winning.


Except. I no longer recognize Agile and a big part of that is how the community has changed from being primarily made up of those playing the game to now mostly being commentary about the game. I think this has dangerous consequences and leads to a huge risk of back sliding, ineffective transformations and the demise of something valuable.

Come learn about our roots, how we went of the rails and how we can make Agile relevant once more.

Video & Slides


Speakers
avatar for Tobbe Gyllebring

Tobbe Gyllebring

I debug organizations by help teams & individuals at every level figure themselves out.I tinker with ideas to synthesize better ways to make work drawing upon ideas from many discreet bodies of knowledge. I mix, match, blend and explore Lean, Kanban, Agile, Rightshifting, Complexity... Read More →



Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:40 - 12:30
Wilkes 2

11:40

How do you scale Lead Time
In this session, Chris and Ilona will share their experience of what is needed to scale lead time to an organisation of five thousand people. Ilona will share her experience with Feature Injection as a business analysis approach.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Ilona Kędracka

Ilona Kędracka

IT Business Analyst & Chief Meme Officer
Talk to me about data visualization, BDD & hitch-hiking!Electrical engineer by profession, retired hula-hoop dance instructor and avid learner of anything-business-analysis-and-communication-science-related. In my current job, I help product owners identify a solution which will truly... Read More →
avatar for Chris Matts

Chris Matts

Left Back, Emergent Behaviour
Talk to me about creating a better workplace for our children.I co-created the GIVEN-WHEN-THEN format, discovered real options, staff liquidity (Skills Matrix), and Capacity Planning (Delivery Mapping).



Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:40 - 12:30
Wilkes 1

12:30

Lunch
Tuesday March 19, 2019 12:30 - 13:40
Plenary

13:40

Imposing Agile with Coherence, Constraints and Curiosity
As Agile becomes more mainstream, leaders and managers are increasingly deciding to establish Agile Transformations to deliver organisational improvement. However, the imposition of Agile methods and practices as ready-made solutions is like putting a new patch on an old garment - a superficial fix which will ultimately make things worse. Instead, leaders and managers should be choosing Engagement Models, with which they can align people to discovering what changes need to be made. In this way, organisational improvement can become outcome-oriented, continuous and fully participatory.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Karl Scotland

Karl Scotland

Lean Agile Consultant, Karl Scotland Ltd
I help businesses become Learning Organisations.Over the last 15 years I have been an advocate of Lean and Agile approaches to achieve this, working with companies including the BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting and Rally Software. During this time, I have been a pioneer of using Kanban... Read More →



Tuesday March 19, 2019 13:40 - 14:30
Wilkes 1

13:40

No Projects: What the heck does it mean to switch to a product model?
Agile is becoming increasingly common these days. In many organizations as much as half of all work is done in an agile fashion. At first, agile usually operates inside a traditional project framework. Over time, however, most companies start experimenting with stable teams and even teams-of-teams.


There are huge potential benefits to this stability in terms of speed, throughput, quality, and employee morale. But it fundamentally breaks their normal funding, staffing, and accountability mechanisms and new approaches are required. In this talk, Jon will explain the project model, and why it used to make some sense, and compare it to the product, solution, or value stream model that is the increasingly common modern approach.

Video & slides

Speakers
avatar for Jon Terry

Jon Terry

Chief Evangelist, Lean-Agile Strategy, Planview
Jon Terry is Chief Evangelist, Lean-Agile Strategy for Planview, a market leading provider of portfolio management, agile management, collaboration, and ideation software. Before that Jon was co-CEO and co-founder of LeanKit, which pioneered the application of Kanban in knowledge... Read More →



Tuesday March 19, 2019 13:40 - 14:30
Wilkes 2

13:40

Human-Centred Approach to Design
If we can understand the people that we are trying to reach with our products or services, we will create better ideas that will be embraced. In this interactive workshop, we will be demonstrating and practising tools and techniques to inspire you to develop ideas from ideation to implementation with the end user always at the centre of the design.

Speakers
avatar for David Spinks

David Spinks

Red Tangerine
I am an Agile coach and trainer. My professional experience spans roles of; Agile Trainer, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Kanban Service Delivery Manager, Team Leader and Software Developer in a variety of industries, including finance, eCommerce, social housing and education.I believe... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Hampshire

Natasha Hampshire

RedTangerine
I'm a service and product designer that focuses on experience and I tend to specialise and consult within the financial sector.I originally started my career as a front-end developer but quickly moved my focus on product experience. I have been working in an Agile environment for... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 13:40 - 15:25
Wilkes 3

13:40

Visual Facilitation 101
"Facilitation, but then make it fashion!"

Visual Facilitation is becoming ever more popular, and with good reason, making something visual is a fast and relatively easy way to get people to pay attention and participate more actively. However there's always the risk that the visual overtakes the facilitation and it becomes more about it being pretty rather than useful.

In this session we'll focus on the basics of visual facilitation and most importantly work on a few exercises that focus on the "what" we're trying to get out of it by making it visual.


Speakers
avatar for Vlad Mihailescu

Vlad Mihailescu

Transport for London


Tuesday March 19, 2019 13:40 - 15:25
X (Mystery) Room

14:35

Beyond the double bind
A new science of agile that brings unity through understanding
Thou shalt be agile ... and here is the method to do it. Agile has spread up to the point that it has almost become commoditized. Commoditization has come with a high price though. How we think we act, and how we tell others we act, is not how we actually act. This incongruence occurs when reasoning disconnects from intuition, especially in highly ideologized (emphasizing values and ideals) as well as highly rationalized (emphasizing quantification, logic and analysis) environments. The highly rational, quantified component of outcome-oriented agility as well as the idealization of the agile mindset/culture (through its values) proves to be a good breeding ground for incongruence, especially in large organizations. We “scale” agile; we “descale” through “big” reorganizations; we (different schools of agile) compete for trust … based on distrust; …
Incongruency creates distressing dilemmas. It leads to conflicting messages, putting people in a double bind: a successful response to one message results in a failed response to the other (and vice versa). Double binds are a source of cognitive dissonance, stress, disengagement and polarization. While they are a subtle form of control, our conjecture is that double binds will, as a fine example of policy resistance, ultimately threaten the growth of the agile industry. To overcome the double bind, agile has to be put on a new footing. Together we will explore how to integrate (agile) intuition and (agile) reasoning and provide a common conceptual framework underlying the very different schools of (agile) thought. It is nothing more, or nothing less, than a search for a new science of agile that brings unity through understanding. Not just a theoretical understanding, but a highly practical one at that.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Steyaert

Patrick Steyaert

AKT, KCP, Okaloa
Patrick Steyaert is founder of Okaloa. As a creator of Okaloa Flowlab, he teaches and coaches agile thinking (before methods) by making use of business simulations. With his work on upstream, customer and discovery kanban he helps organizations to look at the end-to-end flow (from... Read More →



Tuesday March 19, 2019 14:35 - 15:25
Wilkes 2

14:35

Forecasting in Complex Systems
"When will it be done?"

For ages this has been one of the first questions customers have.



Over time we have stepped away from traditional planning as it was unreliable and left behind estimation poker as it was not good enough. In Kanban systems, probabilistic forecasting turned out to be a good approach -- yet there are still open questions.



What if there are multiple points where work can enter (or leave) the system, if certain steps might be skipped, or if work may also flow backwards? Are there ways to do reliable forecasting in such a system? The power of maths may offer a way and in this talk you can learn how it works using Markov Chains.

Video & slides

Speakers
avatar for Olga Heismann

Olga Heismann

Agile Coach, Leanovate
Olga Heismann works at Leanovate in Berlin, Germany in the field of agile methods and organizational development. She grasps every opportunity to facilitate. What helps her in this? Logical thinking is her great strength. Initially Olga is a mathematician and software developer. Besides... Read More →



Tuesday March 19, 2019 14:35 - 15:25
Wilkes 1

15:25

Coffee Break
Tuesday March 19, 2019 15:25 - 15:45
Plenary

15:45

Work Together Anywhere: what great remote teams look like
In the past, communication with remote colleagues has been notoriously bad. The connections were rarely good, we couldn’t see each other, and we often found ourselves around conference room tables hunched over a spider phone yelling “Hey Bob, it’s Lisette. Can you hear me?”. Some of us still do!

But in the last 5 years, technology has come a long way. And it’s time to take another look. In this interactive keynote, we will explore how people and companies are organizing themselves to work remotely. You will hear stories of digital nomads, virtual entrepreneurs, global business networks, and robots. After this session, you will walk away having learned how to work online as if you were in the office together.

Video & Slides

Speakers
avatar for Lisette Sutherland

Lisette Sutherland

Collaboration Superpowers
Lisette creates online collaborative communities, specializing in web-based collaboration tools and online community management.  Her goal is to get the best people working together regardless of location. She currently works as Happy Melly's Community Builder, coordinating the... Read More →



Tuesday March 19, 2019 15:45 - 16:45
Plenary

16:45

Closing & Charitable Auction
Tuesday March 19, 2019 16:45 - 17:45
Plenary