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Monday, August 7
 

10:45am

Agile Coach Scorecard Anti-pattern or Opportunity ? (James Gifford)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Description:
There is a drive to prove the value of an Agile Coach in most large corporations. Agile Coaching is about soft skills and mentoring team members. It is hard to put numbers around that. The majority of coaches' reactions to this tends to be on the negative side. I was one of those coaches. That was until I was asked to create an Agile Coach Scorecard. This talk will review the criteria of the Scorecard.
The Scorecard focuses on team metrics, retrospective data, and resolving continuous improvement items. While these items focus on the output of teams and the organization, they can be used to steer teams and show a coach's value. Data trends in team metrics can show coaching suggestions to be presented to the team as option or areas of opportunity to the organization that are impeding teams from delivering.
Using data as a way to coach teams is also seen as taboo by a large part of the coaching community. I have had a lot experience from being in the racing world and my crew chief used data to coach me to wins. In one of the races, I was in second place and about a minute behind the leader, with three laps to go. I had the opportunity to overtake the leader unitizing the advantage of my trucks setup and a faster route. Right before entering the first section of the faster route, my crew chief came on reminding me of my dropping oil pressure. He urged me to not take the first section but to take the following two. The strain on engine with the low oil pressure could have resulted in the catastrophic failure of the engine. He was confident that based on the lap time trend, if I did this for the remaining three laps, there was a good chance that I would win.
What would have you done? Risk it all, ignoring the coaching and potential setting up the win, or follow the guidance to a win? If you want to know what I did and about data-driven coaching, attend this session.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Session Attendees will learn about how to create and use and Agile Coaching Scorecard. To show value in a large organization where the culture has not shift to more of an Agile mindset.


Speakers
avatar for James Gifford

James Gifford

Agile and Lean coach, Entech Consulting
James Gifford is an industry respected Agile/Lean coach that has executed multiple enterprise level transformation during his 14 year technology career. James is a cofounder and board member of the Agile Uprising. James has effectively had a positive impact on over 160 teams in a... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
H3

10:45am

Following Your Fear: How to do the things you've always wanted to do (Todd Charron)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
What stops you from doing the things you’ve always wanted to do? What stops teams from being truly great? What hinders most Agile transformations?
Fear.
That feeling in your gut when deep down you know what you need to do, but you're not sure if you can do it.
We'll examine how Improvisers and artists handle fear and how you can apply these techniques to yourself and to your Agile teams. How you, as a coach, can create safe environments so that your teams can be fearless.
In addition, we'll work hands on with the Fear Follower Canvas to help you move those things you've always wanted to do from the someday pile to done.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand of fear, how it impedes us, and how we can use it to energize us
  • How improvisers, artists, and other successful individuals deal with fear
  • How to use the Fear Follower Canvas to tackle your own fears and challenges

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Speakers
avatar for Todd Charron

Todd Charron

Agile Coach, Planning for Failure
Todd helps leaders become intentional about their organizational culture, so that they can revolutionize the way they work. Todd combines his background in Improv with over 15 years of experience in the software industry as a Developer, Manager, Agile Coach, and Lean Startup Mentor... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
I4

2:00pm

Overcoming Resistance: How to Engage Developers in Agile Adoption (David Frink)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Have you heard a developer on an agile team say something like this?
“Agile has too many meetings”
“I just need to get back to my real work”
“Why should I change, the old way works fine”
“It’s not my job to test”
If you’ve heard these, your developers (and possibly their managers) have some resistance to your agile practices.
This has probably led you to ask, “Why are developers disengaged? Why don’t they support this transformation? Why won’t they help us succeed? How can I reach them?”
Combining his experience as an agile Development Manager and Coach with wisdom from the fields of psychology, communication, negotiation and behavioral economics, David will provide techniques to better understand, communicate with and engage developers.
This session is for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Coaches or anyone who needs techniques to engage developers (or other reluctant team members) in the agile process.
Participants will come away from this session with specific, actionable techniques they can use to better engage the developers they work with.

Learning Outcomes:
  • - Identifying common disengagement and resistance patterns
  • - Insight into the “developer’s mind”
  • - How to get past the surface of resistance and into the root of the problem
  • - Techniques to get developers (and others) off the sidelines and engaged in the process

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Speakers
avatar for David Frink

David Frink

Agile Coach, Eliassen
David is a reformed developer and manager and is an Agile Coach with Eliassen in Raleigh, NC. Through his 18 years of experience he's solved complex technical and organizational challenges and helped teams as they embrace and wrestle with agile adoption at various scales.David is... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
H2

3:45pm

Working Through Stressful Conflict (Mike Lowery, Caroline Sauve)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
As coaches, managers, or team members - we've all encountered situations in the workplace where a conversation moves in a matter of seconds from "constructive conflict" into "stressful conflict". However, working effectively through stressful interactions in the moment is a skill that we rarely have the opportunity to practice in a safe environment.
In this workshop, we'll begin by exploring the differences between constructive and stressful conflict and establish the different behaviours that can bring forth these stressful interactions. We'll then quickly move into a series of practice exercises and provide key facilitation techniques to help you support a more healthy interaction both one-on-one and on your team.
In short, you will walk away from this workshop with new skills and techniques to help yourself and others have a more productive and stress free interactions. Most importantly, applying these new skills will create the possibility for deeper, more meaningful and more relevant discussions both one-on-one and as a team.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Effectively identify when interactions move from "constructive" to "stressful"
  • Understand the spectrum of different "styles under stress", including becoming aware your own personal style
  • Collaboratively practice and experiment with key facilitation responses to stressful outbursts, improving skills for working through these situations in the moment
  • Develop the ability to re-frame individuals and teams prone to stressful interactions into a positive or neutral position by transforming the path to action from stressful or constructive

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Speakers
avatar for Mike Lowery

Mike Lowery

Agile Coach, Essentially Agile
Gentle curiosity and relentless patience can get you a long way.
avatar for Caroline Sauve

Caroline Sauve

Coach, InsideOutAgile
Thoughtful curiosity leads to insight. Caroline is a Professional Integral Coach at InsideOutAgile who is passionate about developing increasing levels of leadership capability and cultural maturity within Agile organizations. To learn more and get connected visit: https://inside... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Wekiwa 7&8
 
Tuesday, August 8
 

9:00am

Surviving Backdraft (or How to Not Die in a Hellish Explosion of Dysfunction) (Adam Weisbart)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Each year, highly trained and experienced firefighters die due to backdraft. Backdraft occurs when oxygen is reintroduced into an airtight room from which all the air has been burnt out. When a firefighter opens the door to one of these smoldering rooms, air suddenly floods in to the space, giving the remaining fuel the oxygen it needs to violently explode.
As agilists, we aim to help our teams and organizations uncover dysfunction. We help breathe new life into areas that have been neglected or ignored for years. Just as adding oxygen to a smoldering room can be a life threatening experience, shedding light on dysfunction within a team or organization can lead to reactions ranging from discomfort to violent opposition.
In this workshop you'll learn mindfulness techniques you can use immediately to help mitigate internal backdraft (uncomfortable feelings that can arise from helping take care of your team and organization) and external backdraft (negative reactions by the organization or individuals that can crush an agile initiative). We'll leverage the work of Dr. Kristin Neff (one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion) and clinical psychologist Dr. Chris Germer to help us deal with the discomfort that can arise due to backdraft, along with Adam's own techniques for helping surface and highlight organizational dysfunction.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn techniques for immediately dealing with internal backdraft as it arises throughout the day
  • Learn how self-compassion can help caretakers like agile coaches, scrum masters, and change agents work with their team and organizations through massive dysfunction without burning out
  • Practice approaches for helping teams surface challenges that are affecting their work
  • Learn a technique for compassionate listening to help you be present for coworkers dealing with difficult challenges without burning out

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Speakers
avatar for Adam Weisbart

Adam Weisbart

Corporate Agilist, Weisbart Consulting, Inc
Adam Weisbart’s humorously irreverent approach to the serious work of organizational change helps teams and individuals break out of old patterns and discover new ways to improve. His belief that hard work need not be a somber affair infuses everything he does. Adam started his... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
I2

10:45am

Wellness and Agile Coaching: Why does this thing we love hurt so much? (Michael de la Maza)
Limited Capacity filling up


Abstract:
Every agile coach I know has a wellness practice. Almost all of them have experienced extreme stress and emotional pain as a direct result of coaching. Why does this thing we love hurt so much?
In this workshop, we will share experiences and practices around wellness and agile coaching. We will work in small groups to create a pamphlet which captures what we have learned and, as an entire group, we will decide how to share it with others. To model a wellness practice, I will share and we will all practice the Kasperowski/McCarthy Friendship Protocol, a ten minute daily practice that fosters connection, empathy, and love.
I will kick start our conversation by showing the results of a survey I sent to the agile community in which over 50% of the respondents said they experience significant stress every week, over 65% said they have felt down or low for two or more weeks at a time, and over 55% said they have had physical symptoms due to stress. The survey showed that agile coaches use four key wellness practices -- meditation, exercise, nutrition, and sleep -- and I will share evidence-based information about the effectiveness of these popular practices.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Be aware of the wellness challenges faced by many agile coaches.
  • Be able to describe three wellness practices that other coaches have found supportive.
  • Know the steps of the Kasperowski/McCarthy Friendship Protocol.
  • Create a way to share wellness practices and experiences with other agile coaches.
  • Take a step towards establishing your own wellness practice.

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Speakers
avatar for Michael de la Maza

Michael de la Maza

Agile Coach, HeartHealthyScrum.com
Ask me about Culture Thinking - an evolutionary way to improve culture in organizations.Reach me at michael.delamaza@gmail.com or 617 575 9707


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
H3

2:00pm

Shu Ha Ri: Creating Your Coaching Journey (Bernie Maloney)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Tired of learning your Coaching craft by trial and luck? Many of us begin and emerge as coaches through kismet and fortune, rather than with clear goals for learning and acceptance criteria for progressing in the craft. Instead, why not apply Agile techniques and use Inspect and Adapt to groom a path to guide your learning as an Agile Coach?
In this interactive session, you won’t merely sit and listen; you’ll learn both WITH and FROM other participants. We’ll start by building a learning ‘backlog’ for coaches. Through 3 brief scenarios of increasing complexity, self-organized table-teams will examine what a coach would need to learn in order to be prepared to thrive in that stage. With each scenario, we’ll hold a group ‘demo’ of the topics, techniques, skills and resources for a coach’s learning at that stage.
Coaches already handling one to several teams are the primary audience for this session. Still, the learning and career development situations identified through this session will be as valuable to Aspiring Coaches and Managers of Coaches. Even a few seasoned Coaches may appreciate learning through an exposure to “beginner’s mind” in this workshop.
Would you plan an iteration without a backlog? Stop leaving your development as a Coach up to luck. Come create a skills backlog and identify goals for the next lessons on Your Coaching Journey.

Learning Outcomes:
  • recognize and describe 3 common stages of learning for a coach
  • describe skills, knowledge and resources helpful for a coach to thrive at each stage
  • identify the next lessons you want to learn in improving as an Agile Coach
  • create a peer / coaching circle to support and apply their ongoing learning

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Speakers
avatar for Bernie Maloney

Bernie Maloney

Agile Coach | Accelerating Genius, Persistent Systems
Bernie’s career started with a flash and a bang. Literally. His first position was designing devices that protect telephone networks from lightning strikes. A few career pivots later, he had a flash of insight: it was possible to tap into latent potential in every person, every... Read More →



Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
F2

3:45pm

Mindful Agile: Listen like Buddha, build leaders like a 'BOSS' (Todd Wilson, John Nicol)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
The measure of a successful leader is not in the number of followers they have, rather it's how many leaders they have been able to develop. We know from Sir Richard Branson, Eileen Fisher and other inspirational leaders that their success is partially attributed to their capacity for mindful listening. Through observation over the past 20 years we know that our ability to transform a company is directly correlated to our ability to harness transparency and openness. To do this we need to develop great listening skills throughout the organization. This workshop has been designed to awaken your sense of listening with concrete patterns and practices. We cut through the phenomena of listening and teach you how to observe it in real-time. We will show you how to enter into a state of flow thereby slowing down the conversation with your own mind. When mastered you develop a true superpower.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate your ability to identify and practice 4 levels of listening: Downloading, Factual, Empathic, Generative. We will also demonstrate patterns that you can continue to use at work or in life to grow your capacity to listen.

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Speakers
avatar for John Nicol

John Nicol

Co-Founder & Enterprise Transformation Coach, Mindful Agile
John is an Enterprise Agile Coach with experience in large scale agile transformations. John consults to business and technology leaders and has done so for medium to Fortune 50 size companies including Century Link, Comcast, AT&T, USAA, OppenheimerFunds, MassMutual, PayPal, Prudential... Read More →
avatar for Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson

Co-Founder - Enterprise Transformation Coach, Mindful Agile
Todd is an Enterprise Transformation Coach and co-founder of Mindful Agile. He has coached technology leadership at Fortune 500 companies including General Electric, Capital One, PayPal and Prudential. Todd's expertise spans across lean and agile practices as well as organizational... Read More →



Tuesday August 8, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
H3
 
Wednesday, August 9
 

10:45am

The Power of Play - Coaching Teams to Play at Work (Laura Powers)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Does a group play because they are a team? Or are they a team because they play?  
Where does the idea of “play” fit into coaching teams? It is just a stress reliever, distraction or reward? Recent research indicates that play is not a by-product of a great team. It is actually a critical catalyst. Play supports higher and more stable team performance, better problem- solving, stronger decision-making, increased resiliency in the face of failure, and greater flexibility when things inevitably change. In other words – play is a natural antidote for the challenges of the modern agile world. As coaches – we can coach our teams towards higher performance by creating opportunities for both serious and silly play.
In this fast-paced playshop, we will explore the world of play by playing! Based on the National Bestseller “Play” by Stuart Brown, M.D. – this session examines the recent research on the benefits of play and the alignment of modern business play with coaching Agile teams. Participants will play a game to discover their own "play personality" amongst the eight “play personalities” proposed by Dr. Brown, and we'll explore practical applications as coaches to leverage the play personalities on teams to achieve better business outcomes along with more fun!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain what play is and isn't
  • List at least 3 research-based benefits for the power of play at work
  • List 5 different types of business play with examples
  • Describe the 8 different play personalities or play styles
  • Identify your own top two personal play personalities
  • Describe how Agile coaches can use their understanding of play personalities to introduce productive play to their Agile teams
  • Identify at least one action to take with their Agile teams back at work

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Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
I3

2:00pm

CANCELLED: That Will Never Work: Giving Feedback that Sparks Brilliance in Others (Kara Minotti Becker)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Having to give feedback on someone else’s work is enough to keep us all up at night. Managers, coaches, subject matter experts and colleagues, we all grapple with how best to put our knowledge to use for others. And if giving feedback is hard, encouraging someone to open to new ideas can be even harder.
Yet in the Agile organization, where collaboration is king, mastering the art of feedback is crucial. From code reviews to coaching, design cycles to demos, the feedback and iteration loop is a constant.
Great reviews by experienced colleagues and leaders can make the difference between good enough and truly brilliant. Done poorly, reviews can crush ingenuity and destroy motivation, resulting in innovative solutions that never see the light of day.
In this hands-on workshop, practice a practical, straightforward method of giving feedback that sparks ideas and fans the flames of motivation. Move from critiquing, to contributing and inspiring. Make respectful, highly productive and fun review sessions a signature part of your skillset.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Give work-product (strategy, code, design, writing, etc.) feedback for the best possible results.
  • Hold respectful, productive and fun review sessions, on any kind of work, using a straightforward method you get to practice live.
  • Spark ideas that are much better than your own, and delight when your suggestions are not taken.
  • Experience practice in something we almost never get to practice safely: giving feedback on another’s work.
  • Learn how it feels to receive feedback that stirs your creativity and ignites your motivation.

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Speakers
avatar for Kara Minotti Becker

Kara Minotti Becker

Management Consultant in Agile Engineering
Kara Minotti Becker lives in perennial pursuit of the delicate balancing edge between human happiness and engineering excellence. In this surprising and ever-changing field of work, she uses her deep experience in communications, process and software engineering, creativity, motivation... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
I4

2:00pm

Psychology of Coaching: Understanding Science of Change (Pavel Dabrytski)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
In October 2016 I received a call, "Hey dude, I don’t know nothing about Agile, but I need to become an Agile coach a-s-a-p – my company just got a new contract." I laughed for a second, explained that it takes a bit longer than a week to learn to coach, and wished him luck. I also knew that, shortly, he would be walking into his customer's office in this new role.
Agile Coach is the new black! But how can you, a good coach, stand out from the crowd of less competent peers? Let me offer you this workshop to explore the science of coaching and the ways in which it works. We start with concepts of neuroplasticity and the brain processes of creating new neuron pathways. Then we move to motivation and learn which type is the best. Finally, we finish with the discussion on brain activation states which we practice in a few short exercises. By understanding the new field of coaching psychology, you will become a better practitioner.
I am an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, the Harvard Medical School affiliate. I studied coaching psychology at Harvard Extension School.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand that neuroplasticity is the reason why people take long to learn new behaviors
  • Learn that the autonomous motivation is the most persistent type of motivation and that an Agile coach must strive for it
  • Learn about seven activation steps and the ways to stimulate brain’s creativity
  • Practice multiple reflection techniques during a coaching conversation
  • Learn practical behaviors: open monitoring (sensing), asking the right questions, providing rich reflections, engaging in relational flow, and being comfortable with generative moments

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Speakers
avatar for Pavel Dabryski

Pavel Dabryski

Founder, Think Agile



Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
H4

3:45pm

Fragile Agile: Coaching a Tired Team (Anna Obukhova)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
As an Agile Coach or Scrum Master do you want to add energy to your team that looks not enthusiastic or resists change? Is is possible to cause harm to your team even with proper Agile coaching? Yes, if you are working with tired, exhausted or even burned-out teams, they do need special treatment, usually counterintuitive to the coaches. Would you like to learn special set of actions, taken from the medical practice, tailored to work with exhausted people? Would you like to experience an upward spiral from tiredness to the true intristic motivation and creativity? Join me in the self test and practical steps discussion what needs to be modified in the coaching and facilitation techniques and in the Agile process that you as a coach or a scrum master can help your worn out team to transition into a better process and produce steady results.

Learning Outcomes:
  • This talk will give a clear idea how the coaching approach should change for working (coaching) with tired agile teams.
  • It includes:
  • - understanding the stage of exhaustion and what is different from the normal state
  • - why traditional Agile transformation might be harmful if the team is tired
  • - What is AgileEnergy phase
  • - dos and donts of working with tired people
  • - tips for coaches and facilitation techniques that will work in such conditions

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Wednesday August 9, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
H2
 
Thursday, August 10
 

9:00am

Coaching where you live: An internal coach’s perspective on how to thrive (Jennifer Honermann)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Are you struggling to tell the story of why your organization needs internal coaches? Are you an internal coach and perceive the value you provide is not understood? Struggling to build influence with leaders in your organization? Are you wondering how to navigate through being a servant leader in an organization that measures your success by the results that you deliver? Are you interested in connecting and learning from others that share the same challenge and passion? 
If so, this session is for you! I will share my own personal experience at Capital One in creating the support and space for internal coaches as well as my toughest lessons learned. This session will include not only my biggest lessons learned, but also create the space for you to refine your personal elevator pitch, and give you an opportunity to connect with and learn from other internal coaches. 
You will walk out of this session with:
1) Your own elevator pitch on why what you do makes a difference.
2) Techniques to bring back and try within your organization.
3) A bigger network of other internal coaches.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Tips and techniques to apply within your own organization to help root your internal coaching practice.
  • Tips, techniques, and resources to stay fresh, current, and relevant as a coach in an organization that you permanently live in.
  • A greater network of internal coaches to collaborate with in the future.

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Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Honermann

Jennifer Honermann

Director, Agile Delivery and Coaching, Capital One
I guide the internal agile practice and coaches in my division at Capital One. I love the potential of what we are trying to accomplish and the freedom to test and learn. That said, it's not been easy. I would like to connect with internal coaches to share lessons learned! We... Read More →



Thursday August 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Wekiwa 7&8

10:45am

Sustainable Coaching - Maintain Your Passion (Julie Smith, Jessica Schroeder)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely, but what about you, the coach? How do you maintain your passion for coaching while trudging toward organizational change?
Coaching can be exhilarating, can connect us with others, and lead us to develop new talents. Coaching can also make us doubt our own ability, question our influence, and sometimes leave us wondering if we made the wrong career choice. Learn how to define success for yourself, get out of your own way, create focus, preserve your energy and refuel. This session is designed for newer coaches, but will prove valuable to any coach or change agent facing frustration or burnout.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn to define what success means to you and know which parts you can control
  • Better understand the impediments standing in your way of being an amazing coach
  • Exposure to an activity that connects your actions with your goals
  • How to preserve your energy and refuel

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Speakers
avatar for Julie Smith

Julie Smith

Agile Leader, Worldwide Technology
I am an agile leader passionate about helping people, teams, and organizations realize their worth and power. I am amazed by the power of ideation frameworks that bring people together to solve complex problems. My day day consists largely of coaching agile coaches and leaders... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Wekiwa 7&8

2:00pm

The 3 hour Tour: Designing Workshops That Avoid a Stay on Gilligan’s Island (Billie Schuttpelz, Melody Yale)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
What do you do when your customer says "The other Agile workshops we've had were like the Gilligan's Island, all of them ended in a shipwreck of no value." Would you like instead, to hear your customer say "You're the real deal, can you please facilitate 3 more workshops"? This facilitation design workshop will show you how to streamline your content and use a repeatable method that intensifies the value so much that they will keep asking for more coaching from you.
In this session, you will learn a facilitation design method to:
• Create a visual radiator as your facilitation guide
• Visualize your end to end value for the whole workshop (no matter how many hours long)
• Build-in audience engagement
• Adapt and responds to change by easily moving topics and exercises around in the flow
• Plug and play content, exercises and facilitation techniques from any method
In this session you will hear about the proven approach from facilitators who have had increased coaching callbacks due to using this method. In addition, you get to see how others have designed the same workshop in different ways. The materials used in this workshop will be available for your future use. With this method you will have no reason to fear the infamous 3-hour tour.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Accelerate workshop design skills
  • Demonstrate the techniques through an interactive workshop exercise
  • Understand how to mix and match content and activities to increase value to the customer

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Speakers
avatar for Billie Schuttpelz

Billie Schuttpelz

Business Agility Enablement Manager, SolutionsIQ/Accenture
Billie Schuttpelz is known for shortening feedback loops across silos and redesigning large, complex product eco-systems. Her Lean-Agile perspective gained over a 20 year career, including engagements in 5 countries, has enabled Fortune 10 enterprises to deliver to market faster... Read More →
avatar for Melody Yale

Melody Yale

Agile Coach and Trainer
Melody is an Agile Coach and Trainer with experience facilitating since 2005. She has conducted training for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Melody's background in product management for global software companies has given her the opportunity to speak at... Read More →



Thursday August 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
I1

2:00pm

Up a creek without a paddle: MacGyver's guide to coaching (Rita Emmons)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
MacGyver, an 80’s era action adventure TV hero, was famously known for his creative and inventive use of common items to escape dangerous situations. Agile coaching can be its own kind of adventure. Building trust in a new environment where the culture is unknown, and there are few available and familiar resources, can be a challenge. Jumping into a coaching role can be intimidating, overwhelming, and exciting. With books, blogs, and our ability to ‘Google’ anything, there is a wealth of information on coaching methods, practices, and approaches available at our fingertips to read, learn, and experiment. However, imagine none of that was available to you. No internet. No training manuals. Just you, your experience, and a little creativity.

In this exercise of mental muscle, we’ll MacGyver a coaching toolkit comprised of only your noggin, and random (un)common items. Can a jar of marbles and a dirty sock help you build trust? How can you use some rope and a baseball card to foster high performing teams? Will a picture of an elderly man and a coloring book provide growth opportunities as a coach? Stay tuned and we will find out…

Learning Outcomes:
  • The importance of trust when you are an 'alien' to the team
  • Change the conversation to ask pwoerful questions that garner thoughful reflective outcomes
  • Techniques to refine disciple and embrace the opportunity of failure
  • Building self-awareness to cultivate personal growth


Speakers
avatar for Rita Emmons

Rita Emmons

Senior Consultant, Cardinal Solutions
With over 15 years of experience, Rita Emmons has worked on a myriad of projects as a Business Analyst and Quality Analyst in a broad range of industries including aviation, insurance, healthcare, and retail. Transitioning into a Scrum Master role invigorated her passion for empowering... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Wekiwa 5

3:45pm

What I've learned from 10+ years of evaluating Agile consultants and coaches (Jason Yip)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Agile is mainstream enough that the demand for Agile consultants and coaches is high. High demand attracts many people who lack relevant practical experience or only know how to practice, but don't know how to consult or coach. Organizations need effective ways to filter good candidates from bad. On the other side, candidates want to know what it takes to be considered good. I will share several patterns of selection approaches based on my experiences at Spotify and ThoughtWorks..

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about 9 different roles that consultant and coaches may take
  • Learn archetypes of bad Agile consultant / coaches vs archetypes of effective Agile consultant / coaches
  • Learn about specific recruiting patterns such as how to determine evaluation criteria and different kinds of auditions (retrospectives, role-play)
  • Learn about specific recruiting anti-patterns where candidates can seem good but probably can't perform

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Jason Yip

Agile Coach, Spotify
Extreme Programming, Toyota / Lean, organisational design



Thursday August 10, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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