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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
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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

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
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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
 
Wednesday, August 9
 

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
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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

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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Speakers
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Jason Yip

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



Thursday August 10, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
F2