Monday Morning Keynote - Joshua Kerievsky
Monday Morning Keynote – Joshua Kerievsky
Genuine agility is enormously effective in helping us achieve our dreams. The trouble is, Agile has grown into a complex tangle of roles and rituals, frameworks and tools, processes and certifications. We need a return to simplicity. Modern Agile is here to help.
Designed for people in many domains (not just IT), Modern Agile is defined by four guiding principles:
- Make People Awesome
- Make Safety a Prerequisite
- Experiment & Learn Rapidly
- Deliver Value Continuously.
Understanding and deeply practicing these four principles will help you get better results faster.
In this talk I’ll share how these four principles power world-famous companies and how they can help you work with greater speed, simplicity, safety and success.
Joshua is the founder and CEO of Industrial Logic, a pioneering Modern Agile consultancy that improves the software development capabilities of organizations around the globe. In the mid-1990s, Joshua was among a small community of “lightweight methods” practitioners experimenting with better ways of developing software. Since then, he’s helped thousands of people across hundreds of organizations learn better ways of making software, carefully reviewing and revising methods with the greatest impact and return on investment. Today, he leads an effort to modernize Agile by focusing on timeless principles, removing outdated practices and leveraging the best of what the software community and other industries have learned about achieving awesome results. Joshua is an international speaker and author of the best-selling, Jolt Cola-award-winning book, Refactoring to Patterns, numerous Agile eLearning courses, and popular articles like Anzeneering, Sufficient Design and Stop Using Story Points. He’s active on many social media platforms and ModernAgile.org community.
Tuesday Lunch Keynote - Dean Leffingwell
Tuesday Lunch Keynote – Dean Leffingwell
Ten Essential Scaling Patterns We Can (Probably) All Agree On
It seems like everyone is scaling Agile these days. And why not? What enterprise wouldn’t want to enjoy the business and personal benefits of self-organization, higher quality and productivity, and the intrinsic motivation of effective Agile teams? It is the how that is the question, and on that there are many opinions. In this interactive tutorial, Dean Leffingwell describes the ten essential patterns for effectively implementing Lean-Agile development at enterprise scale. As part of the tutorial, attendees will be invited to rate the importance of each pattern, and privately rate how effectively your enterprise applies them
Widely recognized as a leading authority on software development, Dean Leffingwell is an author, serial entrepreneur, and methodologist. He is the creator of the Scaled Agile Framework, and author of numerous books on software development. The Framework, and his most recent books SAFe Reference Guide, Leading SAFe Live Lessons (Video), Agile Software Requirements, and Scaling Software Agility, form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile software development at enterprise scale. He is currently Chief Methodologist at Scaled Agile, Inc., which he co-founded in 2011.
Tuesday Closing Keynote - Melissa Perri
Tuesday Closing Keynote -Melissa Perri
The Build Trap
Are you building what your customers want, or are you just building? When successful companies first started out, they had to constantly deliver value to understand what their users wanted. This grew their business. Many large companies that have been around for decades, or even newer startups that have found some stability, fall into a dangerous place called “The Build Trap”. They continue building feature after feature, without stopping to validate it’s what customer truly want and need. This is due in part to poor understanding of Product Strategy, Product Management, and how to manage teams. Instead of focusing on the problems there, they search out “silver bullets” like Agile without understanding the brain behind the process. In order to get out of “The Build Trap”, businesses need to restructure their thinking to focus on finding value for the user to achieve business goals.
Melissa Perri is the founder of Produx Labs consulting group and Product Institute, a school for Product Managers. Working alongside product development teams around the world, Melissa helps them create strategies that satisfy users and drive business goals. She coaches Product Managers to answer two important questions – “Should we build this?” and “Why?” Her clients include Lloyds Bank of England, Spotify, Rovio, Valtech, Plated, Wayra UK, and Levo League, among others.
Melissa has been consulting with Produx Labs, training and coaching clients to build the right things since 2014. In early 2017 she started Product Institute, an online school to help educate Product Managers around the world to start building the right thing. At the moment she is finishing up her book with O’Reilly Media, “Escaping The Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Custom Value”.