Two days packed with awesome talks and opportunities to engage and interact with other speakers & participants.

All times are in British Summer Time (GMT+1)

  • 24 May 2021
  • 25 May 2021
  • All Rooms
  • Plenary
  • Track 1
  • Track 2
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMConference Registration & Check-in

TBC

10:45 AM - 11:00 AMConference Welcome
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMReal stories of Women in Agile By Dana James-EdwardsFounder of Diversity Dana

Dana James-Edwards tells the real stories of Women in Agile. Issues they face in the workplace as well as their allies and advocates. Allowing this talk to show people how they can helpfully step up as allies in the Agile space.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMTalk TBC By 李奇霖 Tony LeeProfessional Scrum Trainer at HowAgile.org

Talk details coming soon.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMCynefin’s Constraints By Liz KeoghLean & Agile Coach at Lunivore Limited

Talk details coming soon.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PMHow to provide reliable, risk-aware forecasts in the midst of uncertainty By Julia WesterCo-Founder of 55 Degrees AB

It is said that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. Despite having so much uncertainty around us, we are continually pressured to commit to delivery dates. Let’s face it. That pressure is going nowhere. Now is the time to put away the dread and learn how to not only accept uncertainty, but operate, and even thrive, within it.

This talk helps you understand why uncertainty is here to stay and how you can make sense of it with your data to make informed and risk-aware forecasts. You’ll also take away a few simple steps you can take regularly to stabilize your system, become more predictable and make those forecasts even better.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PMAgile in the Wild By Gladys Ng'weno & Anastacia WainainaChief Cheerleader & Customer Advocate at Agile Mavericks LTD

A practical case on wildlife conservation in Kenya's Maasai Mara. The discussion focuses on the applicability of agile in other fields as well as in personal life.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMThe True Leader – who is he? By Michal Epstein & Limor HalfonPartner, PST, Agile coach & Partner, Management 3.0 trainer, Agile coach at Ajimeh Consulting

In this session Michal & Limor will describe real life experiences from working with managers and leaders in different organisations. They will try to learn from these examples, what a true leader is.
What is the impact of a manager who is also a domain expert?
What should a true leader have in his tool box?

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMTalk TBC By Karl ScotlandPractice Manager at TEKsystems Global Services

Talk details coming soon.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMScrum…Diversity and Inclusion By Scott AdamsFounder and CEO at Agile Sphere Consulting & Training

Talk details coming soon.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMHow to increase added value with agility in a remote working organisation By Carmen Knippenberg & Jochen GoeserAgile Master, Expertise Owner of the Agile Transformation at a Business Unit & Project Manager of the Agile Transformation at Power Tools for Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH

Talk details coming soon.

03:15 PM - 03:45 PMScaling lean/agile metrics across Procore Technologies By Heidi Helfand & Tim DohertyDirector of Product & Technology Excellence & Software Architect at Procore Technologies

A discussion around how Heidi & Tim have been scaling lean/agile metrics across Procore Technologies. Its been a 2+ year journey, and they have new learnings to share.

Checkout their last talk on it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Iv308Obes&feature=youtu.be

03:15 PM - 03:45 PMGrowing a useful metrics practice By Chris YoungIndependent Consultant at chrisyoung.io

Software cannot be seen. To make it visible we need to measure things around it; the work and resources that go into building and operating it, the demand for its use and the impacts it has on the world.

Using metrics we can have conversations, tell stories and conduct experiments in order to increase the value of the work we do.

But how do we do this? Where do we start? What metrics can we use? How do we get them? How do we use them to affect positive change?

In this session we will introduce patterns for gathering and presenting metrics from software development and operations in order to inform decisions on what to work on and when.

We’ll look at:

  • Development Metrics – Lean workflow metrics
  • Operational Metrics – The IBM RAS model
  • Value Metrics – Pirate Metrics
  • Wellbeing Metrics – Team Health Metrics

Cutting across all of these we will look at issues of provenance, cleanliness and bias. We’ll look at how the sharing of metrics can have a different impact on different audiences.

Based on the book ‘Team guide to metrics for business decisions’ by Mattia Battison and Chris Young this workshop aims to provide lightweight, tractable models and methods to help attendees grow their own useful metrics practice.

04:15 PM - 04:45 PM5 Universals of Change By Jason LittleGrand Poobah at Lean Change Management Association

As much as we want change to happen in a logical and structured way, it has never, and will never work that way. Since 2014, I’ve traveled to over 12 countries, trained thousands of change agents, and visited countless organizations. I wanted to find out how people were getting stuck with change, and what they were focusing on in order to move change forward.

It turns out that regardless of organizational size or industry, there are 5 Universals for Change that serve as a compass allowing us to find the right approach, at the right time. That probably sounds magical, or invokes some eye-rolling, but either way, a path forward is less about the methods and frameworks we hold dear, and much more about our outlook as change agents.

In this session we’ll explore the 5 Universals of Change and take a peek at organizational change through a different set of lenses designed to help us find our way forward when we feel stuck.

04:15 PM - 04:45 PMKanban Predictability Playbook By Alejandro Rodríguez VegaHead of CIS Center of Excellence at Capgemini

Talk details coming soon.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PMRunning Scaled Retrospectives for Collective Improvements By Colleen JohnsonCEO of ScatterSpoke.com & ProKanban.org

Retrospectives are a chance for a team to come together to reflect on how they are working and identify small adjustments that will improve their practices. Teams grow through honest discussions to find specific solutions tailored to the needs of their work. Processes begin to evolve to fit the team and the team takes greater ownership over how they work. Making these improvements are infinitely beneficial to an individual team but they often fail to address the needs of teams working together or of the organization as a whole.

Scaled retrospectives offer teams, programs, and organizations an opportunity to come together to identify critical organizational improvements and create a viable method for delivering meaningful change. Join us for this session and learn how to gather feedback and facilitate large-scale retros that expand the scope of improvements beyond the individual team.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PMAgile Strategies: How to go from Projects to Products By Abiodun OsobaFounder & CEO of The Agile Advisor Africa

A big trend in the Agile community is to move from projects to products, where an organization sees all work as the creation or modification of its products. The organization funds products for the long term and allows persistent teams and their product owners to determine how to spend that money.

Here's a three-step guide to get started:

1. Identify products – know your products
2. Create persistent Agile teams
3. Align with both finance and portfolio for value delivery reporting

05:45 PM - 06:15 PMHow we use visual thinking in conversations By Ellen GroveInterim Managing Director at Agile Alliance

Talk details coming soon.

06:15 PM - 07:00 PMSocial Event By ActineoOrganisers of LAG21

Social Event details coming soon.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AMConference Registration & Check-in

TBC

10:45 AM - 11:00 AMConference Welcome
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMReal stories of Women in Agile By Dana James-EdwardsFounder of Diversity Dana

Dana James-Edwards tells the real stories of Women in Agile. Issues they face in the workplace as well as their allies and advocates. Allowing this talk to show people how they can helpfully step up as allies in the Agile space.

05:45 PM - 06:15 PMHow we use visual thinking in conversations By Ellen GroveInterim Managing Director at Agile Alliance

Talk details coming soon.

06:15 PM - 07:00 PMSocial Event By ActineoOrganisers of LAG21

Social Event details coming soon.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMTalk TBC By 李奇霖 Tony LeeProfessional Scrum Trainer at HowAgile.org

Talk details coming soon.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PMHow to provide reliable, risk-aware forecasts in the midst of uncertainty By Julia WesterCo-Founder of 55 Degrees AB

It is said that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. Despite having so much uncertainty around us, we are continually pressured to commit to delivery dates. Let’s face it. That pressure is going nowhere. Now is the time to put away the dread and learn how to not only accept uncertainty, but operate, and even thrive, within it.

This talk helps you understand why uncertainty is here to stay and how you can make sense of it with your data to make informed and risk-aware forecasts. You’ll also take away a few simple steps you can take regularly to stabilize your system, become more predictable and make those forecasts even better.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMThe True Leader – who is he? By Michal Epstein & Limor HalfonPartner, PST, Agile coach & Partner, Management 3.0 trainer, Agile coach at Ajimeh Consulting

In this session Michal & Limor will describe real life experiences from working with managers and leaders in different organisations. They will try to learn from these examples, what a true leader is.
What is the impact of a manager who is also a domain expert?
What should a true leader have in his tool box?

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMScrum…Diversity and Inclusion By Scott AdamsFounder and CEO at Agile Sphere Consulting & Training

Talk details coming soon.

03:15 PM - 03:45 PMScaling lean/agile metrics across Procore Technologies By Heidi Helfand & Tim DohertyDirector of Product & Technology Excellence & Software Architect at Procore Technologies

A discussion around how Heidi & Tim have been scaling lean/agile metrics across Procore Technologies. Its been a 2+ year journey, and they have new learnings to share.

Checkout their last talk on it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Iv308Obes&feature=youtu.be

04:15 PM - 04:45 PM5 Universals of Change By Jason LittleGrand Poobah at Lean Change Management Association

As much as we want change to happen in a logical and structured way, it has never, and will never work that way. Since 2014, I’ve traveled to over 12 countries, trained thousands of change agents, and visited countless organizations. I wanted to find out how people were getting stuck with change, and what they were focusing on in order to move change forward.

It turns out that regardless of organizational size or industry, there are 5 Universals for Change that serve as a compass allowing us to find the right approach, at the right time. That probably sounds magical, or invokes some eye-rolling, but either way, a path forward is less about the methods and frameworks we hold dear, and much more about our outlook as change agents.

In this session we’ll explore the 5 Universals of Change and take a peek at organizational change through a different set of lenses designed to help us find our way forward when we feel stuck.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PMRunning Scaled Retrospectives for Collective Improvements By Colleen JohnsonCEO of ScatterSpoke.com & ProKanban.org

Retrospectives are a chance for a team to come together to reflect on how they are working and identify small adjustments that will improve their practices. Teams grow through honest discussions to find specific solutions tailored to the needs of their work. Processes begin to evolve to fit the team and the team takes greater ownership over how they work. Making these improvements are infinitely beneficial to an individual team but they often fail to address the needs of teams working together or of the organization as a whole.

Scaled retrospectives offer teams, programs, and organizations an opportunity to come together to identify critical organizational improvements and create a viable method for delivering meaningful change. Join us for this session and learn how to gather feedback and facilitate large-scale retros that expand the scope of improvements beyond the individual team.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMCynefin’s Constraints By Liz KeoghLean & Agile Coach at Lunivore Limited

Talk details coming soon.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PMAgile in the Wild By Gladys Ng'weno & Anastacia WainainaChief Cheerleader & Customer Advocate at Agile Mavericks LTD

A practical case on wildlife conservation in Kenya's Maasai Mara. The discussion focuses on the applicability of agile in other fields as well as in personal life.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMTalk TBC By Karl ScotlandPractice Manager at TEKsystems Global Services

Talk details coming soon.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMHow to increase added value with agility in a remote working organisation By Carmen Knippenberg & Jochen GoeserAgile Master, Expertise Owner of the Agile Transformation at a Business Unit & Project Manager of the Agile Transformation at Power Tools for Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH

Talk details coming soon.

03:15 PM - 03:45 PMGrowing a useful metrics practice By Chris YoungIndependent Consultant at chrisyoung.io

Software cannot be seen. To make it visible we need to measure things around it; the work and resources that go into building and operating it, the demand for its use and the impacts it has on the world.

Using metrics we can have conversations, tell stories and conduct experiments in order to increase the value of the work we do.

But how do we do this? Where do we start? What metrics can we use? How do we get them? How do we use them to affect positive change?

In this session we will introduce patterns for gathering and presenting metrics from software development and operations in order to inform decisions on what to work on and when.

We’ll look at:

  • Development Metrics – Lean workflow metrics
  • Operational Metrics – The IBM RAS model
  • Value Metrics – Pirate Metrics
  • Wellbeing Metrics – Team Health Metrics

Cutting across all of these we will look at issues of provenance, cleanliness and bias. We’ll look at how the sharing of metrics can have a different impact on different audiences.

Based on the book ‘Team guide to metrics for business decisions’ by Mattia Battison and Chris Young this workshop aims to provide lightweight, tractable models and methods to help attendees grow their own useful metrics practice.

04:15 PM - 04:45 PMKanban Predictability Playbook By Alejandro Rodríguez VegaHead of CIS Center of Excellence at Capgemini

Talk details coming soon.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PMAgile Strategies: How to go from Projects to Products By Abiodun OsobaFounder & CEO of The Agile Advisor Africa

A big trend in the Agile community is to move from projects to products, where an organization sees all work as the creation or modification of its products. The organization funds products for the long term and allows persistent teams and their product owners to determine how to spend that money.

Here's a three-step guide to get started:

1. Identify products – know your products
2. Create persistent Agile teams
3. Align with both finance and portfolio for value delivery reporting

  • All Rooms
  • Plenary
  • Track 1
  • Track 2
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMConference Registration & Check-in
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMConference Welcome
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMA talk yet to be named By Cliff HazellCo-founder of Flight Levels Academy

Today it’s common for company leaders to express a desire to be more agile, and many embark on expensive change journeys, to make their teams more agile.

After years on this journey fraught with “resistance” and lots of change, and yet seldom able to show results that are meaningful to customers or the business

Part of the problem is the core assumption that the problems, and therefore solutions exist at the team level.

My experience is that to delight customers, collaboration is required between teams and departments. This focusing on the parts (individuals and teams) rarely improves the whole, in ways customers will appreciate or pay for.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMCoaching Self-organising Teams By Charlotte Mawle & Ro GorellFounder/Co-Director & Change Strategist at Change Optimised

Holding the space for a team to grow is the heart of team coaching. 

Self-organising teams are, by their nature, a complex system.  Our role as team coaches is to help them create a coaching habit, freeing you up to help other coaches do the same!

Join us to explore what helps teams achieve this nirvana-like state and what you can do as a team coach to help make coaching part of how teams work together.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMUp and down the Deliberately Adaptive Organisation – business agility at every scale By Mike BurrowsFounder of Agendashift & Positive Incline Ltd

A modern take on a 70's classic, we take some of the tools of modern product and organisation development and plug them into Stafford Beer's Viable System Model, a model that (still) describes organisations of all sizes that have the drive to survive in a changing environment. The result of this exercise will feel remarkably familiar to Lean-Agile eyes, and yet it helps to reveal some of the serious dysfunctions too often experienced with current frameworks, both team-level and larger.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PMFlight Levels Pocket Guide By Kulawat Wongsaroj & Kamon TreetampinijAgile Coach's at Lean In Consulting

When people hear about Flight Levels as 3 levels of interrelated goals: strategy level, end-to-end coordination level, and operational level, they cannot help but trying to map which current roles in the organisation should be at which levels.

This is a misunderstanding because Flight Levels is not about organisational structure… but what is it really about? This talk is an attempt to present a pocket guide of Flight Levels that can help you quickly get started in the right direction of the journey.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PMVisual Storytelling Magic! How to make work more fun and get things done? By Andy de ValeVisual Facilitator at WorkVisible

WorkVisible uses visual storytelling to engage large groups and allow them to go fast, enable change and get things done. They call this “Change by Adventure.” According to Andy, the combination of visuals and story contains a magic ingredient that makes this possible. It also happens to make transformation work a lot more fun, relatable and effective. In this short, interactive talk Andy shares some of the secret sauce of the Why, How and When of Visual Storytelling. To get the most out of the session participants will need to bring a pen, paper, a sense of fun and a tiny bit of courage.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMFraming challenges on different levels By Dr. Olga Heismann Agile Coach at Leanovate

Talk details coming soon.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMTalk TBC By Pawel BrodzinskiChief Cook and Bottle-Washer at Lunar Logic

Talk details coming soon.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMTalk TBC By Sigi KalteneckerManaging Director at LOOP Organisational Consulting

Talk details coming soon.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMSmart working & being: when Agile meets Slow By Melina JajamovichFounder, Speaker, Trainer, Coach at Agile Cooking

Smart working & Being: The music of your days
Being in quarantine is not the same as working from home. Adapting to changes requires finding a healthy pace for our days. “Smart Working & Being”, when Agile (not going fast but adapting and creating changes) and Slow (our ability to consciously and continually choose the pace to be connected with us and our teams) meet. Smart Working is creating productive and healthy ecosystems, oriented towards business and people. Tips for grounding these values through concrete practices.

03:15 PM - 03:45 PMTalk TBC By Prateek SinghDirector of Business Agility at UKG

Talk details coming soon.

03:15 PM - 03:45 PMStrategy Sprints By Nancy EvbuomwanBusiness Strategists & Agile Coach at Unikable

In a world where things are rapidly changing its become more powerful when companies and teams can strategically align faster. In this talk, we'll introduce you to a process called strategy sprints, that we use to help companies and teams strategy align within 5 days.

04:15 PM - 04:45 PMFlight Levels with Vitamins By Mauro StrioneEnterprise Agile Coach at Everis NTT Data

Talk details coming soon.

04:15 PM - 04:45 PMOur fears to access our authentic Leadership on the way toward purposeful Agile ecosystems, and shared product ownership By Oana JuncuAgile Leadership and Business Facilitator at Coemerge

Whether you are an Agile Coach, an Agile transformation facilitator or a Scrum Master, did it happen to you to feel frustrated because the change you wanted to see was not the one that was taking place? Did you ever think that the values and principles you promoted had not the desired echo? Did you ever feel the pressure to succeed in a transformation, while people had other operational priorities? If you are a manager, did you feel excited by a more collaborative way of working, then felt lost because your hierarchy has the same “old ways” type of expectations from you?

If you ever felt this way, this session invites you to explore another path toward leadership, helpful either for coaches, facilitators, and managers, the path of the “leader at service”.

The challenge of a “leader at service” posture is  letting go of our own fears, our ego and eventually, our own involvement in power games. We will discover together, from a systemic point of view, how our own fears may reinforce our ego and may push us in group power dynamics. The “Human Element” model created by William Schulz will be used to explore root causes of fears, how we can use them to reach selfless leadership, and be at service of a shared purpose driven Agile organisation.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PMMonte Carlo Forecasting for the Portfolio By Daniel VacantiConsultant at Actionable Agile

Talk details coming soon.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PMThe Shape of Work To Come By Judy ReesConsultant at Rees McCann

The shapes of our teams have shifted dramatically since early 2020. Once we worked in clusters, in the same physical space. Now, many of us work from home, some from the office, others in cafes and co-working spaces.

As you’ve noticed, that has changed how we work together – not always for the better.

Research has shown that one of the most effective ways to understand the way people think and interact with each other (and to shift it when necessary) is through metaphor. In this session you’ll use a precision inquiry tool optimised for the task, Clean Language, to uncover some shapes that may be shaping your thinking, and explore the shape of teams may change in the future.

05:45 PM - 06:15 PMStartup SAFe By Luke HohmannFounder and CEO at FirstRoot, Inc.

While SAFe is the premier method for scaling agility, many organisations think of SAFe as ‘only' applicable to ‘Scaling Agile'. This limits the benefits that they get from SAFe. In this talk I will present how we are using the Portfolio Configuration of SAFe to create FirstRoot, a new fintech focused on creating financial literate children capable of transforming their communities as they become financially independent adults through creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration. The lessons learned are applicable to organisations of any size, including organisations who seek to accelerate innovation in Horizon 3 of their LPM portfolio.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AMConference Registration & Check-in
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMConference Welcome
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMA talk yet to be named By Cliff HazellCo-founder of Flight Levels Academy

Today it’s common for company leaders to express a desire to be more agile, and many embark on expensive change journeys, to make their teams more agile.

After years on this journey fraught with “resistance” and lots of change, and yet seldom able to show results that are meaningful to customers or the business

Part of the problem is the core assumption that the problems, and therefore solutions exist at the team level.

My experience is that to delight customers, collaboration is required between teams and departments. This focusing on the parts (individuals and teams) rarely improves the whole, in ways customers will appreciate or pay for.

05:45 PM - 06:15 PMStartup SAFe By Luke HohmannFounder and CEO at FirstRoot, Inc.

While SAFe is the premier method for scaling agility, many organisations think of SAFe as ‘only' applicable to ‘Scaling Agile'. This limits the benefits that they get from SAFe. In this talk I will present how we are using the Portfolio Configuration of SAFe to create FirstRoot, a new fintech focused on creating financial literate children capable of transforming their communities as they become financially independent adults through creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration. The lessons learned are applicable to organisations of any size, including organisations who seek to accelerate innovation in Horizon 3 of their LPM portfolio.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMCoaching Self-organising Teams By Charlotte Mawle & Ro GorellFounder/Co-Director & Change Strategist at Change Optimised

Holding the space for a team to grow is the heart of team coaching. 

Self-organising teams are, by their nature, a complex system.  Our role as team coaches is to help them create a coaching habit, freeing you up to help other coaches do the same!

Join us to explore what helps teams achieve this nirvana-like state and what you can do as a team coach to help make coaching part of how teams work together.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PMFlight Levels Pocket Guide By Kulawat Wongsaroj & Kamon TreetampinijAgile Coach's at Lean In Consulting

When people hear about Flight Levels as 3 levels of interrelated goals: strategy level, end-to-end coordination level, and operational level, they cannot help but trying to map which current roles in the organisation should be at which levels.

This is a misunderstanding because Flight Levels is not about organisational structure… but what is it really about? This talk is an attempt to present a pocket guide of Flight Levels that can help you quickly get started in the right direction of the journey.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMFraming challenges on different levels By Dr. Olga Heismann Agile Coach at Leanovate

Talk details coming soon.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMTalk TBC By Sigi KalteneckerManaging Director at LOOP Organisational Consulting

Talk details coming soon.

03:15 PM - 03:45 PMTalk TBC By Prateek SinghDirector of Business Agility at UKG

Talk details coming soon.

04:15 PM - 04:45 PMFlight Levels with Vitamins By Mauro StrioneEnterprise Agile Coach at Everis NTT Data

Talk details coming soon.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PMMonte Carlo Forecasting for the Portfolio By Daniel VacantiConsultant at Actionable Agile

Talk details coming soon.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMUp and down the Deliberately Adaptive Organisation – business agility at every scale By Mike BurrowsFounder of Agendashift & Positive Incline Ltd

A modern take on a 70's classic, we take some of the tools of modern product and organisation development and plug them into Stafford Beer's Viable System Model, a model that (still) describes organisations of all sizes that have the drive to survive in a changing environment. The result of this exercise will feel remarkably familiar to Lean-Agile eyes, and yet it helps to reveal some of the serious dysfunctions too often experienced with current frameworks, both team-level and larger.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PMVisual Storytelling Magic! How to make work more fun and get things done? By Andy de ValeVisual Facilitator at WorkVisible

WorkVisible uses visual storytelling to engage large groups and allow them to go fast, enable change and get things done. They call this “Change by Adventure.” According to Andy, the combination of visuals and story contains a magic ingredient that makes this possible. It also happens to make transformation work a lot more fun, relatable and effective. In this short, interactive talk Andy shares some of the secret sauce of the Why, How and When of Visual Storytelling. To get the most out of the session participants will need to bring a pen, paper, a sense of fun and a tiny bit of courage.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMTalk TBC By Pawel BrodzinskiChief Cook and Bottle-Washer at Lunar Logic

Talk details coming soon.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PMSmart working & being: when Agile meets Slow By Melina JajamovichFounder, Speaker, Trainer, Coach at Agile Cooking

Smart working & Being: The music of your days
Being in quarantine is not the same as working from home. Adapting to changes requires finding a healthy pace for our days. “Smart Working & Being”, when Agile (not going fast but adapting and creating changes) and Slow (our ability to consciously and continually choose the pace to be connected with us and our teams) meet. Smart Working is creating productive and healthy ecosystems, oriented towards business and people. Tips for grounding these values through concrete practices.

03:15 PM - 03:45 PMStrategy Sprints By Nancy EvbuomwanBusiness Strategists & Agile Coach at Unikable

In a world where things are rapidly changing its become more powerful when companies and teams can strategically align faster. In this talk, we'll introduce you to a process called strategy sprints, that we use to help companies and teams strategy align within 5 days.

04:15 PM - 04:45 PMOur fears to access our authentic Leadership on the way toward purposeful Agile ecosystems, and shared product ownership By Oana JuncuAgile Leadership and Business Facilitator at Coemerge

Whether you are an Agile Coach, an Agile transformation facilitator or a Scrum Master, did it happen to you to feel frustrated because the change you wanted to see was not the one that was taking place? Did you ever think that the values and principles you promoted had not the desired echo? Did you ever feel the pressure to succeed in a transformation, while people had other operational priorities? If you are a manager, did you feel excited by a more collaborative way of working, then felt lost because your hierarchy has the same “old ways” type of expectations from you?

If you ever felt this way, this session invites you to explore another path toward leadership, helpful either for coaches, facilitators, and managers, the path of the “leader at service”.

The challenge of a “leader at service” posture is  letting go of our own fears, our ego and eventually, our own involvement in power games. We will discover together, from a systemic point of view, how our own fears may reinforce our ego and may push us in group power dynamics. The “Human Element” model created by William Schulz will be used to explore root causes of fears, how we can use them to reach selfless leadership, and be at service of a shared purpose driven Agile organisation.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PMThe Shape of Work To Come By Judy ReesConsultant at Rees McCann

The shapes of our teams have shifted dramatically since early 2020. Once we worked in clusters, in the same physical space. Now, many of us work from home, some from the office, others in cafes and co-working spaces.

As you’ve noticed, that has changed how we work together – not always for the better.

Research has shown that one of the most effective ways to understand the way people think and interact with each other (and to shift it when necessary) is through metaphor. In this session you’ll use a precision inquiry tool optimised for the task, Clean Language, to uncover some shapes that may be shaping your thinking, and explore the shape of teams may change in the future.