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AgileCamp Dallas 2016
Capital One Plano Conference Center
8036 Dominion Pkwy, Plano TX 75024
 
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Monday, December 5
 

7:30am

Registration and Networking
Sponsors
avatar for Agile Velocity

Agile Velocity

Our mission is to accelerate organizational Agility through coaching and training. Based in the Silicon Hills of Austin, TX, we work with enterprises and growing product companies across the United States lending a pragmatic and personal approach with each engagement. Agile Velocity offers value-driven public and private training, leadership and team coaching, and Agile transformations guidance.
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AgileCraft

AgileCraft® delivers the most comprehensive software solution available for scaling agile to the enterprise. AgileCraft transforms the way organizations enable and manage agile productivity across their enterprise, portfolios, programs and teams by aligning business strategy with technical execution. The AgileCraft platform combines sophisticated planning, analysis, forecasting and visualization... Read More →
avatar for Bratton & Company

Bratton & Company

Bratton and Company, Inc. is a California corporation founded in 2009. Bratton offers expertise in Agile and Lean practices including Agile Coaching, Agile Process Transformation, and Training. We specialize in: Agile Practices (Scrum), Lean (Kanban), Scaled Agile Framework, and Organizational Change for Leaders and Teams. Our consultant clients have worked on projects with Fortune 500 firms and start-ups including PayPal, LinkedIn, Comcast... Read More →
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CA Technologies

CA Agile Central is an enterprise-class platform that’s purpose-built for scaling agile development practices. Provide a hub for teams to collaboratively plan, prioritize and track work on a synchronized cadence. Connect your development work to your company’s most important business initiatives. Measure productivity, predictability, quality and responsiveness with real-time performance metrics. But tooling alone isn't... Read More →
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Capital One

Capital One is one of the 10 largest banks by deposits in the country, and a Fortune 500 company. We’re a diversified bank with a broad array of financial products and services. We lead by innovation. We approach financial services challenges the way an Internet start-up would approach a development challenge. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One® offers a broad array of financial products and services to... Read More →
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Eliassen

Company Description: Eliassen Group’s Agile Practice is uniquely poised to help companies accelerate their agile adoption and success by increasing workflow, revenue and business value while reducing time to market, cost and risk.  Established in 2008, the Agile Practice has helped over 200 clients accelerate their agile adoption leveraging a scalable agile transformation approach, their core team of industry experts and vast... Read More →
avatar for Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadership and consciousness of excellence so that your people, from executives to team members, deliver with autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
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Matrix

MATRIX brings a true Agile perspective to technology staffing and solutions. This makes it easier for technology professionals to get great work and for companies to get great work done. What’s behind it all? Three things: 1.      More agility – we use Agile principles, but pay close attention to our clients’ and candidates’ preferences, adapting our approach to deliver... Read More →
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Scrum Alliance

Become part of something bigger than you alone. Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance® is a nonprofit association, having certified more than 450,000 individuals worldwide. Its vision is to "Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and... Read More →
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SwiftKanban by Digite

Digité, Inc. is a pioneering Silicon Valley company helping global giants such as United Healthcare, Huawei, ATK, National Instruments and Trinity Health implement Lean and Agile initiatives at the enterprise level. | Digité provides web-based, collaborative tools for Lean/ Agile Project Management and Software Development, DevOps and scaling Lean and Agile at the enterprise. Its products include &ndash... Read More →
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Version One

VersionOne is the independent leader agile lifecycle management solutions, helping companies envision and deliver great software. Today more than 50,000 teams, including over 37 of the Fortune 100, use VersionOne to scale their agile initiatives faster, easier, and smarter. VersionOne customers get the best solutions backed by the pioneers in agile lifecycle management. VersionOne has offices in Atlanta, GA... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Walnut Foyer

8:30am

Opening Ceremony and AgileCamp Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Tabatha Hill

Tabatha Hill

Director of Tech, Governance and Transformation, Capital One
avatar for Stacey Louie

Stacey Louie

CEO and Founder of AgileCamp, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership


Monday December 5, 2016 8:30am - 8:50am
2020-ABC

8:50am

Keynote: The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power
Speakers
avatar for Christopher Avery

Christopher Avery

Author and CEO of Partnerwerks, Inc., Partnerwerks, Inc.
I help people find, embrace, and master their natural leadership ability. Author of "The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power" and the classic "Teamwork Is An Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility." CEO of Partnerwerks, Inc., distributor of The Responsibility Process® products and services. Host of The Leadership Gift™ Program, for a better, more productive way... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 8:50am - 9:40am
2020-ABC

9:50am

9 Experiments from a 9000 Person Agile Transformation

 

  • Have you wondered how to enable sustained business agility for a large, publicly traded global organization with ~$3B revenue, 9500+ employees, 25 locations & 350+ Scrum teams?
  • What unique challenges might one face as we try to steer an Enterprise Agile Transformation at this scale?
  • Are there any approaches towards Agile Transformation that work in smaller sized organizations, but might break down in the thousands?
  • What are some common myths, misconceptions and pitfalls that might add risk to such a transformation?

Join us as we recap celebrations, frustrations, successes and failures during an 18 month span of our journey that used empiricism to continuously inspect and adapt our transformation.

By the end of the session, you might walk away with a deeper awareness of the unique challenges of Agile @ Scale, along with ideas for some scaling experiments you might try in your own organization.


Speakers
avatar for Ravi Verma

Ravi Verma

Founder, CEO & The Org Whisperer, SmoothApps
Ravi Verma is a Public Speaker, Coach, Consultant and Blogger with a passion for helping teams recapture the magic of making I.T. As the Founder and Org Whisperer at SmoothApps, Ravi blends ideas from the worlds of Entrepreneurship, Organizational Development and I.T. to help develop strong teams and inspiring leaders at all levels of an organization. | With 18+ years in the industry, Ravi has a proven track record of delivering... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
2020-D

9:50am

New Thinking; New Possibilities: Tools & Techniques to Cultivate Innovators!
Everywhere you turn today, Innovation has become the buzzword of the decade in the business world. Like Miss World contestants wanting world peace, the term “innovation” has become the canned response of executives, to the question, “What do we need to be successful?” All companies want innovation, only few are able to offer it. Why? As employers try to unlock the most creative, innovative ideas within their organizations, they often have no clue what it means to nurture a culture where innovation can thrive. In this session, Pradeepa Narayanaswamy will engage the audience with various tips and practical ideas to foster innovation in any organization. The audience will have the opportunity to try, learn and share ideas with other attendees.   This session is targeted towards Executives, Managers, Leaders, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, or any team members who are looking to seed, nurture and sustain innovative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

Agile and Life Coach, Possibilities - Lives Transformed LLC
As a Life Coach, Enterprise Agile Coach, Trainer and Consultant, Pradeepa Narayanaswamy is a self-proclaimed “Agile Passionista” who strongly believes in the agile values and principles to help organizations delight their customers. In her current role, Pradeepa works as an trainer, agile coach and mentor to several technical and non-technical teams and help them succeed with aligning and achieving their vision. She helps... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
1025

9:50am

AgileWars: 5 Key Ingredients to Awaken Agile Execution

AGILEWARS - EPISODE MMXV: A NEW HOPE

It is a period of civil war. Rebel Agilists have exposed the fallacy of using clunky PPM tools to manage projects, but must now show Executives and Finance how to deliver on the promises of Agile to the bottom line for organizations to find true peace.

"AgileWars" can break out in any organization due to a divergence of interests often sparked by individual motivators that are disincentives to teamwork. We'll visit a planet "buffet" across the galaxy with discussion of the 5 special ingredients that must be found on your trip to find success. Based on real-world experience, even when the vision is clear for connecting strategy to execution, challenges develop from the resistance to making the work visible. The difference between these two sides serves as the launching pad for diving into pragmatic strategies for success. The "book ends" of the message emphasize a core foundation required in a common Agile vocabulary across ALL roles in the organization and extending to a REAL "Change Culture" that must drive efforts to be successful.

Sounds great, BUT...the path can turn towards the dark side unless we engage the Business stakeholders in our Agile expedition. And just when you thought that Millennium Agile Tooling was ready to be ditched in a junkyard, we may just find the opportunity to empower teams to be a key enabler for real victory - with our only hope being that we find a True JEDI/AGILE MINDSET to wrap around it!

By borrowing lessons from our favorite science fiction movies, we will show how to use the 5 key ingredients to scale Agile to the enterprise level and bring a new hope to our Agile galaxy. If you're looking for a conversation, come actively participate to help bridge our heroes from the past back to the future!

5 key ingredients

  • Agile Vocabulary
  • Business Agility
  • Cutting-edge Collaboration
  • Empowerment / Tooling
  • A "Change" Culture


Speakers
avatar for Rob Phillips

Rob Phillips

Principal Solutions Architect, AgileCraft
Rob creates referenceable, renewing customers for AgileCraft through leading client implementations and ongoing technical account management.  He has 20+ years of IT industry & software development experience after starting his career at IBM.   Following several years as a software and process engineering consultant, Rob joined spinoff ChoicePoint for 10 years, focusing much of his time on R&D for authentication &... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
2020-E

9:50am

5 Beliefs that Predict Agile Success
Organizations struggle to adopt Agile practices because their cultures do not encourage or support Agile ways of working. Examining the beliefs of leaders and professionals in organizations can reveal insights about the organization's readiness for change. The five beliefs discussed in this presentation help organizations to have an honest, and often revealing, conversation about why they want to become Agile, and how far they are willing to go to adopt Agile principles, practices, and mindsets. By helping organizations understand what they really value, discussions about beliefs can reveal potential barriers to adopting Agile practices and mindsets. Understanding these barriers is essential to overcoming them and achieving the benefits of Agility.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Bittner

Kurt Bittner

Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, scrum.org
Kurt Bittner is Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Scrum.org and a leading expert on Agile and iterative software development approaches. A former Forrester analyst covering Agile and DevOps, and an accomplished public speaker, Kurt has presented at many conferences, and is the author of three books, including The Economics of Iterative Software Development, Use Case Modeling and Managing Iterative Software Development Project... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
1027/1029

9:50am

Advancing Agile Leadership at Adobe

What is so special about Agile at Adobe?

You will learn about Adobe’s experience with Agile Leadership and how that led to an experiment with integrating "Intent-Based Leadership" at Adobe and how Adobe was able to advance their mindset and culture to new levels.

Intent-Based Leadership is centered on the set of principles inspired by David Marquet, author of best selling book, Turn the Ship Around where David describes how he turned the USS Santa Fe from the worst performing to best performing ship in the US Navy.  

This session will begin with Andy Worshek, former Chief on the USS Santa Fe, sharing with you first-hand the lessons learned aboard the ship, the history of Intent-Based Leadership, and how David Marquet introduced these principles to the Santa Fe resulting in change from a "Command and Control" model to a "Leader-Leader" model with his leadership team and his crew.  Workshek, will also share the wide-spread affect this had on the ship's culture and affect on the US Navy.

You'll also learn how Adobe worked with Turn the Ship Around, to adopt Intent-Based Leadership as part of their Agile leadership practice from Jeff Leap, Agile Coach at Adobe.  Leap will describe Adobe's partnership to develop new training material and implementation programs for Intent-Based Leadership needed to help Adobe's adoption.


Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Leap

Jeffrey Leap

Lean/Agile Coach and Trainer, Adobe
Jeff has been a Lean/Agile Coach and Trainer at Adobe for over 5 years.  He joined Adobe specifically to find a way to apply Agile to non-software teams, which led to his discovery of Lean.  Prior to Adobe, Jeff has 27 years of experience in a wide range of roles in spacecraft mission operations, software development, project management, and process improvement using models such as the CMMI®, ISO 9001, and Malcom Baldridge at... Read More →
avatar for Andy Worshek

Andy Worshek

Speaker/Facilitator, Turn the Ship Around!
Andy Worshek served as Sonar Chief and Chief of the Boat for the USS Santa Fe with David Marquet. He is an expert in developing leaders and is prominently mentioned in David’s award winning book, Turn the Ship Around! For nearly a decade after serving with David on USS Santa Fe Andy took the leader-leader approach to three more navy commands and enjoyed the benefits of developing leaders. His unique perspective as one who served in both... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
1018/1020

9:50am

A Guide to Build Your DevOps Engine
Organizations need fast feedback to have a competitive advantage in the market. Just being Agile is not enough anymore. Agility, combined with Lean and the power of DevOps will enable organizations to deliver unassailable products. This session will focus on steps enterprises should look at taking to be successful in implementing DevOps.

Speakers
avatar for Lavanya Raja

Lavanya Raja

Director, Software Engineering, Capital One
Lavanya has over 14 years of experience in software development, Agile consulting and Digital transformation with enterprises such as Capital One, Rackspace, Wipro Technologies, etc. She is a passionate technologist and Agile practitioner specializing in enterprise Agile transformations,Lean Agile development. She is always interested in meaningful interactions with fellow practitioners and opportunities to coach engineering teams. Her... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
1022

10:50am

Morning Break
Monday December 5, 2016 10:50am - 11:10am
Walnut Foyer

11:10am

Influencing Change: Change Management Techniques to Guide New Tool Adoption to Organizational Transformations

Implementing a new tool like Rally, Jira, etc.? Creating a new continuous delivery model? Rewriting an application in a new language? Adopting Scrum practices? Changing mindsets? Transforming to being Agile?

These are all changes we see every day in organizations from small to large that range from easy to complex. Even if you’re not working on the big bang transformation to being Agile, change is constantly around us. Getting people on board to think and perform differently is not an easy effort. Bring your current or past change experiences as we’ll go through setting up a change management effort that you can take with you to get started on your next change implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Ebony Nicole Brown

Ebony Nicole Brown

Organizational Transformation Coach, Ebony Nicole Brown, LLC
Ebony Nicole Brown is an Organizational Transformation Consultant who works with companies of all sizes to strategically solve opportunities that allow for all parts of the organization to deliver value to their customers. With a focus on change management (10 yrs), agile coaching (10 yrs), and developing people (12 yrs), Ebony works with start-ups, mid-size, and Fortune 10 companies. Her memberships and certifications include the... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
2020-E

11:10am

OKR's and Agile: Achieving Harmony
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are an increasingly popular tool aimed at driving focus and results across an organization.  Unfortunately, implementing them can at times clash with Agile values and principles.  In this session, I'll share how we avoided that clash as we adopted OKRs over the last year at the Center for Early Reading at Amplify.  I firmly believe that OKRs and Agile not only can coexist, but actually can work in harmony, extending each other's effectiveness.  Although discussed and demonstrated in the context of OKRs, the ideas are applicable for anyone looking to maintain and even deepen agility in a world screaming for results.

Speakers
avatar for Matthieu Cornillon

Matthieu Cornillon

Agile Coach, Center for Early Reading at Amplify
Matthieu Cornillon is an Agile Coach at The Center for Early Reading at Amplify, a Brooklyn-based education technology company tackling the problem of illiteracy.  Through most of his career, Matthieu has worked on trying to make people's work easier, whether through building tools or tweaking processes.  Over the last decade, he has shifted his focus from directly creating products to helping coach others in doing so.  He... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
2020-D

11:10am

From Scrum To Kanban: Our Journey
After a feeling of a "Scrum Plateau", my team chose to move to Kanban. Join to hear about our successes, failures, and a few cautions before making the switch.

We'll cover the pros and cons of switching to Kanban, and give a real-life example of the successes and struggles that our team went through. We'll also talk about affects of teams that are not yet ready to make the switch from jumping in too quickly.

Speakers
avatar for Scott MacIntyre

Scott MacIntyre

Scrum Master / Agile Coach, Capital One



Monday December 5, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
1027/1029

11:10am

Product Management - Vision to Backlog
Understanding product management brings abundantly more value to an organization versus teaching someone, most often a Business Manager or Analysts, the ins and outs of, in most cases, Scrum product ownership. The session will explore true product management - lifecycle, variants, discovery, vision, strategy, roadmap, backlog, and measuring performance - and then how to apply that knowledge and the role in agile executions models (including Scrum, Kanban, scaling (hierarchical product ownership), etc). No exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Childers

Shaun Childers

Agile Coach, USAA
Shaun Childers is an IT veteran with over 20 years of experience in the software development industry.  Since joining USAA in 2014, Shaun has focused on their Lean and Agile transformation (and the organizational impediments holding them back), tackling issues on both the supply-side execution as well as the demand-side management of product development.  Specifically, he is helping them understand that enterprise agility... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
1018/1020

11:10am

Agile HR: 21st Century People Approach
People are the heart & soul of Agile. Turning your Human Resources into Agile People Operations is key to achieving enterprise agility.

Transforming your organization into an agile enterprise is no small deed. And it does not matter where you are on your way towards embracing agility on all levels. There will be a time when you need to align your people solutions with the mindset and demands of agile people and organizations. The time is right to turn your Human Resources into Agile People Operations and any investment in modern People solutions is an investment in your people. We will talk about how to shift from a traditional to an Agile People approach and we will share stories, ideas, and examples of Agile HR practices and their impact.

Speakers
avatar for Fabiola Eyholzer

Fabiola Eyholzer

CEO, Just Leading Solutions LLC
Fabiola Eyholzer (SPC 4.0, CSPO) is an expert and thought leader in Lean | Agile People Operations – the 21st century HR approach – and CEO of Just Leading Solutions LLC, a New York based consultancy for Agile HR. Swiss-born Mrs. Eyholzer is a seasoned Management Consultant and Executive Advisor with key expertise in Enterprise Agility, Human Resources, Compensation & Performance Management, Operations & Processes, and... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
1025

12:10pm

Lunch: Sponsored by Capital One
Monday December 5, 2016 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Walnut Foyer

12:40pm

KEYNOTE: Leading Transformational Change
This presentation is about leading successful transformation through a proven playbook combined with ingredients for success.   One of the success factors is building an Agile development muscle as it helps to shape an organization’s culture.  This delves in to specific ways you drive transformation in your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Mamie Jones

Mamie Jones

Senior Vice President of Product Development, Intuit
Mamie Jones is an expert in leading companies through change – people, process or platform transformation. Mamie Jones is the ProConnect Senior Vice President of Product Development at Intuit.  She’s responsible for the development and operations of the ProConnect Group’s portfolio of products.   Since joining Intuit in 2011, she has led the technology transformation for the company’s online... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 12:40pm - 1:30pm
2020-ABC

1:40pm

Path to Agility: Adoption Patterns To Overcome Pitfalls
Latest surveys show that Agile has hit Main Street but did you know that over half of attempted transformations languish in dark alleyways? Join David Hawks as he shares pitfalls that derail agility as well as patterns that safeguard and put Agile transformations back on track. In this hands-on session you will learn a proven path to agility and be able to assess where your organization is on their journey. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to create a custom action plan that will help revive a stalled transformation and move them towards true business agility.

We will be covering Agile principles, mindset, and challenges. This is designed to be an hour-long session with each pitfall needing 7 - 10 minutes to cover. It is highly participatory with polling and the creation of an action plan.

Speakers
avatar for David Hawks

David Hawks

CEO, CST, Agile Velocity
David Hawks is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer who has played a range of roles in product development, including developer, architect, ScrumMaster, manager, Product Owner, and executive. He has over 20 years of experience building highly productive Agile teams, and he has a passion for helping others achieve similar success. His understanding of and commitment to business agility has helped to empower companies Fortune 50... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1018/1020

1:40pm

An Agile Coach Walks Into a Bar... Why Humor Improves Your Message
Stop slogging through sterile and boring presentations, coaching or training! There is a place for humor. There is scientific proof that humor moves information from short term to long term memory - a fact useful in converting training and presentations into engaging, memorable and retainable experiences. With an agile practice, we must constantly learn -- let’s make it fun!

Speakers
avatar for Tamsen Mitchell

Tamsen Mitchell

Agile Coach, Salesforce
Tamsen was worked at a bunch of companies for a number of years - but that's a BLAH speaker profile. | | More importantly, she has fun doing it. With a background in architecture, followed by video games and then Pixar. She's always been around strong creative, storytelling based environments where thinking outside the box was nurtured. | She's passionate about continuous improvement, and how to facilitate that curiosity in others. She... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
2020-D

1:40pm

How to Use Portfolio Kanban to Un-cloud Your Enterprise and Shape Your Value Stream
Leading a Lean-Agile enterprise demands a new way of seeing your organization and guiding the activities in which it is engaged. Quarterly roadmaps, traffic-light metrics (red, yellow, green), and time-based Gantt charts are no longer enough. The Agile leader serious about leveraging her workforce and creating value in the marketplace must have a clear window -- at the appropriate level -- into the flow of value across the enterprise. Portfolio Kanban allows for the visualization of waste and management of flow of value. Learn how this dynamic tool enables leaders to see the path in front of them and fine tune as they go.

Speakers
avatar for Kert Peterson

Kert Peterson

Director of Training, Agile Velocity
As the 3rd official CST, Kert Peterson has been at the forefront of Scrum training and Agile adoption consulting since 2004. As an apprentice and co-trainer with Ken Schwaber, he contributed interactivity and format upgrades to the 2-day Certified Scrum Training workshop. He’s currently an Agile coach and trainer at Agile Velocity with more than 20 years of experience in software development, management, and marketing. Email him at... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1027/1029

1:40pm

How to Create a Product in 60 Minutes or Less

An interactive session using story mapping techniques with Agile principles to create a product and shared understanding in 60 minutes or less. We will start with an interactive activity lasting approximately 45 minutes. After the debrief, we will discuss how we practice story mapping at Capital One and our lessons learned. Let’s get started!



Speakers
avatar for Zikiria Chaudhary

Zikiria Chaudhary

Senior Manager Scrum Master, Branded Card Marketing & Decisioning, Capital One
Zikiria is a Senior Manager Scrum Master and leads programs focused on Marketing and Decisioning Modernization. He has experience managing the delivery lifecycle of multiple products by working with stakeholders from ideation to implementation. His client work has focused on Agile development, change management, analysis, and training/development. Zikiria’s clients span the Financial Services, SaaS, Consumer Products, Government... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Dougherty

Nicole Dougherty

Senior Digital Product Manager, Branded Card Digital Acquisitions, Capital One
Nicole Dougherty is a Senior Manager of Digital Product Management and currently leads the Fast Marketing team in Branded Card Digital Acquisitions. In this role, Nicole is responsible for delivering a tech pattern that is new to Capital One and expected to be critical for many use cases. Nicole also leads the Marketing Technology team in Branded Card Digital Acquisitions.  In this role, Nicole stood up a tech team in partnership... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
2020-E

1:40pm

Things Are Broken: A Case Study In Moving Tooooooooo Fast
Move fast and break things.-- Mark Zuckerberg

Mobile is no longer a hobby for companies. In that world, speed is the key. My company embraced the principle of welcoming changing requirements, even late in development. It allowed us to grow, and we have accomplished some amazing things.

It's also caused some challenges for teams. They felt the pain of this pace, and our clients were frustrated by delayed releases.

This presentation describes a 3-month case study I ran to measure things like team communication, productivity, and quality while implementing Scrum for the first time. The results were convincing, and allowed us to learn what happens when you value speed more than anything else.

I hope you'll join me in seeing how we learned to work smarter instead of harder.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Murman

Chris Murman

Change Agent, ThoughtWorks
Chris’s first job out out of college was the weekend sports anchor at an NBC affiliate. If he had only known what was in store for his career! Interestingly enough, he still loves telling the stories of others around him every day. Each interaction is an opportunity to learn what made you unique, and understand where you came from. Chris thinks if you got to know each other more on a personal level, it would make the... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1025

2:40pm

Afternoon Break
Monday December 5, 2016 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Walnut Foyer

3:00pm

What's in Your Product Toolbox. Right Tools for Creating Hyper Productive Teams
In this highly interactive and engaging session for Product Managers and Product Owners, we walk through multiple behavioral and tactical tools to create a complete tool box which can be put to use in order to leverage the creativity, passion and expertise of development teams to make them hyper productive and high impact.

Speakers
avatar for Nirmaljeet Malhotra

Nirmaljeet Malhotra

Agile Coach, Improving Enterprises
Nirmal is the Principal Agile Coach with Improving in Dallas. | | He has 16+ years of experience in the technology space and 8+ yeas in agile software development. Using agile and lean concepts in product management is something that Nirmal is passionate about. Nirmal believes that Product Managers are pivotal in making everything from a team to a organization successful. Along the way he has played multiple roles including that of a Scrum... Read More →
avatar for Lavanya Raja

Lavanya Raja

Director, Software Engineering, Capital One
Lavanya has over 14 years of experience in software development, Agile consulting and Digital transformation with enterprises such as Capital One, Rackspace, Wipro Technologies, etc. She is a passionate technologist and Agile practitioner specializing in enterprise Agile transformations,Lean Agile development. She is always interested in meaningful interactions with fellow practitioners and opportunities to coach engineering teams. Her... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2020-D

3:00pm

Kicking Off Agile Programs, Teams, and Culture
Helping organizations understand, through really world examples, how to launch your agile transformation for long term sustainability.

Main Takeaways:
-Discover why kickoffs are important
-Walk through a possible Kickoff "template" for your organization
-Build your own, created from the baseline provided
-Foster further discussion and thought around your approach to getting you organization    engaged from "day one"

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hoevel

Darren Hoevel

President, Pliant Solutions
Darren Hoevel is a passionate agile realist, organizational change advocate, corporate cultural renovator, customer ambassador and founder of Pliant Solutions. He is driven by transforming organizations into self-managing, self-organizing teams with high morale. Darren prides himself on being not just a coach but a leader, helping team members achieve success on an individual level through a collaborative environment which, in turn, contributes... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1027/1029

3:00pm

Innovation at Intuit - Designing for Agile Delight
Learn how Intuit applies an innovation culture and their own Design for Delight process to deliver a world class enterprise agility program.

We will be covering the outline of the Design for Delight process including customer driven innovation, deep customer empathy, go broad to go narrow and rapid experiments with customers. We will also walk through an example of how we applied the D4D process to solve a key customer problem for our internal Agile program, i.e. eating our own dog food.
There are three equally sized sections; overview of D4D, exercise and example of D4D application.


Speakers
avatar for Ian Maple

Ian Maple

Agile Transformation Leader, Intuit
o    Ian Maple is an experienced global technology leader having led and worked with software development teams and organizations around the world. He is also rumored to have written some software himself back in the day.  o    Ian is currently serving as the Agile Transformation Leader for Intuit, a California based financial software company with 7700 employees in offices in the United States, Canada... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1018/1020

3:00pm

Lean DxD-Where Lean Discovery Meets Lean Delivery
Ensuring that you're building the right thing is only half of the battle. Lean also means getting high quality solutions to your customers faster and with more predictability. LeanDxD marries discovery & delivery practices together by validating upstream options, getting customer feedback quickly and using data to make decisions. This presentation will cover how to build a backlog of viable product options using scientific methods of experimentation. We will explore how to use kanban to deliver products to users incrementally and on time. And finally, we will learn how to leverage the symbiotic relationship between what you deploy and what you decide to develop next.

Speakers
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Colleen Johnson

Practice Director- Lean/Agile Transformation, ImagineX Consulting
Colleen Johnson is the Practice Director of Lean and Agile Transformation at ImagineX Consulting. Colleen applies a systems thinking approach to aligning agile methodologies across the enterprise and works with clients to apply the right cultural and context-driven practices to create sustainable agility. She is an expert in Lean/Kanban methods of iterative software delivery and advocates for LeanStartup principles using scientific methods of... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1025

3:00pm

Breakout Performance: The New Scrum Values, Leadership and Your Success
The one significant change found in the 2016 Scrum Guide was the addition of Scrum Values. According to the Scrum Guide, Successful use of Scrum depends on people becoming more proficient in living these five values.

Note that Scrum cannot succeed unless these values are put into practice, and are at work daily in our teams. We work with technically trained individuals. In many cases, they are not aligned with practicing these values at work, particularly since they may have spent many years working in a waterfall/throw it over the wall software environment. How do we help them make this change, and model the way? Unless we help them learn, adapt, and grow quickly our teams cannot succeed.

During this session, Matt will describe the lessons he and his teams have learned over multiple scrum transformations. Additionally, he will discuss innovative techniques to engage and have teams begin to practice these values in their daily work. Through the use of leadership patterns, Matt describes how teams can quickly adopt a common language and repeatable solutions that will model the way for individuals and teams to make this transition.

Session Outline
1. Agile Values Overview
2. Case Studies
3. Scenario and Team Exercise
4. Patterns and Scrum Values
5. Next Steps for Team Success

Speakers
avatar for Matt McBride

Matt McBride

Executive Vice President, Genesis10
Matt McBride has led agile and scrum transformations from the ground up in Fortune 100 organizations such as Countrywide Financial, Bank of America, Tyco, and ADT.  He is an executive with a strong reputation in building trusted partnerships between business and IT organizations.   Matt currently serves as Executive Vice President of Technology Transformation at Genesis10.  He regularly consults with executives of... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2020-E

3:00pm

No Time for Testing: Strategies to Keep Testing Inside Your Sprint
Do you think "testing takes too long" to have QA on your Scrum team?" Included in this session are tips & tricks on Agile testing without automation.

Too many companies decide not to be Agile because they don't have automation infrastructure, or they leave QA out of their Scrum teams because "testing takes too long". This presentation includes strategy on how to redefine "Quality Assurance", alternate ways to define tests, and what to do when your team is crunched for time and still needs to run additional tests before a release.

Testing as part of a Scrum team (Everyone owns quality!)
Ways to "write tests" without breaking the time-bank
Set yourself up for success, even without automation
(Automation is awesome, and you should use it if you have it, but it's not 100% required to succeed at Scrum.)
This presentation's goal is to help companies to bake quality into their products while sprints are actually being executed (as opposed to after or not at all).

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Wallace

Lesley Wallace

Consultant, Slalom
Lesley Wilsker Wallace is a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Agile evangelist, and quality advocate with over a decade of experience in improving the customer experience. She has served in multiple SDLC roles (primarily Quality Assurance), with industry experience in healthcare, human resources, and non-profit grants management, specializing in web/mobile testing. Accreditations: Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1022

4:10pm

KEYNOTE: Build a Workplace People Love – Just add Joy

The CIO invited me into his office and closed the door. Before he took me for a tour of his operation, he had a few stories to share. Important stories. Last year’s project was a disaster. Late, lots of quality issues, in short, a failure in every dimension. His boss, the CEO, had just presented him with a very personal ultimatum: deliver the next project by April 4th, “or else”.

“Or else what,” I asked?

His team was burned out and scared. They were a hard-working and dedicated group, but fear and demoralization had set in and he didn’t know what to do next. That’s why he wanted to talk to me, he had heard things about my company, things that seemed too good to be true, but he had to hear them firsthand. He wanted hope, inspiration, and a practical way to get there.

I told him about my own journey from joy to fear to disillusionment back to joy. It was simple, but, of course, simple isn’t easy. I wasn’t sure he and his organization were ready; “manufactured fear” is a powerful drug.

In this talk, I will share with you what I shared with him. I will explore what an intentionally joyful culture must choose as its focus. I will discuss what joy looks like, feels like, how it is organized. Along the way, you will be confronted by paradoxical approaches of how workplace noise increases productivity, how two people at one computer outperforms hero-based organizations 10-to-1, how rigor and discipline emanate from a shared-belief system, how transparency conquers fear, how all of the disciplines you study including agile, lean, and six sigma when done well are really about building human relationships at the intersections of business and technology, between project management and software development, between development and design and how quality can be a natural result of a team built on trust.

This is not a theoretical talk, but rather a talk built from well over a decade of experience of leading a team focused on “the business value of joy”. There will be lots of room for discussion with the audience. The audience will begin to understand why thousands of people make the journey to Ann Arbor, Michigan every year to see The Menlo Software Factory firsthand, and why so many more are reading about it in Joy, Inc. – How We Built A Workplace People Love.


Speakers
avatar for Rich Sheridan

Rich Sheridan

CEO & Author, Menlo Innovations
Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan had an all consuming thought during a difficult mid-career in the chaotic technology industry ...  things can be better. Much better. He had to find a way. His search led him to books, authors and history, including recalling childhood visits to Greenfield Village every summer. The excitement of the Edison Menlo Park New Jersey Lab served as his siren call to create a workplace... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 4:10pm - 4:55pm
2020-ABC

5:00pm

Closing Remarks and Raffle with Stacey Louie, AgileCamp Founder
Speakers
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Stacey Louie

CEO and Founder of AgileCamp, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership


Monday December 5, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm
2020-ABC

5:15pm

Reception Sponsored by Capital One
Sponsors
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Capital One

Capital One is one of the 10 largest banks by deposits in the country, and a Fortune 500 company. We’re a diversified bank with a broad array of financial products and services. We lead by innovation. We approach financial services challenges the way an Internet start-up would approach a development challenge. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One® offers a broad array of financial products and services to... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Walnut Foyer