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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Agile Practices

Wednesday, November 11

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Obeya 大部屋 : A Systems Thinking Approach to Business Agility

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

We believe that executives must practice what they preach. If they want teams to be transparent and agile, they need to practice themselves and lead by example. This talk will share some Agile & Lean techniques, applied in a new way, to help organizations understand their constraints so they can transparently carry forward their journey to business agility. “Seeing the Whole” includes organizational design, customers, products, demand and applications. Your journey to business agility has to start where you are today, so gaining a deep understanding of your current state is critical to...

Delta CX

Dev && UX: (Correctly) Integrating UX, Product Design, and Agile

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Software development methodologies often lack the details of how UX fits into projects. Some suggest that a Product Manager describing features is enough for developers, UX should train others to do their specialized jobs, or excluding UX experts solves them being “too siloed” and “not collaborative.” This happens with no other role in software dev; it’s hurting culture, efficiency, and productivity, and creating poor products for customers. Your customer only sees your UX, not 1000 developers or if you were Agile or Lean. Companies are figuring out that UX specialists and the User-...

Ariel Partners

Now You See It! Observing Flow Using Kanban Boards

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

“I didn’t know you could do that with Kanban!” This interactive workshop reveals how Kanban systems can help solve the governance and coordination problems that threaten large-scale initiatives. Too many strategic priorities chasing too few resources. Dependencies between teams. Delays due to lack of clear delineations of ownership and responsibility, and a crisp definition of ready. We will explore innovative new Kanban designs that can significantly simplify these difficult problems, ultimately resulting in better outcomes with less stress. We will start by reviewing Kanban board...

Thursday, November 12

AI Appstore, Inc.

Design Thinking for Agile Teams: Change Your Approach

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Design thinking is a human-centered process for creative problem-solving that focuses on the people you're creating for, which leads to better products, services, and processes. Utilizing the design thinking approach made popular by Amazon, Apple, and other large software companies, learn how to modify your whole agile strategy and approach around a technique that can speed your time to success and failure. Learn how to get to a proof of concept and prototyping sooner, for faster feedback from customers and buyers. This workshop will explore what the design thinking approach is and walk...

CUNA Mutual Group
Amanda  Palovcsik
CUNA Mutual Group

Scaling the Mountain, One Step at a Time - High-Level Feature Planning for Large Scale Projects

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Every organization, large or small, has a complex project that seems impossible to address. Significant tech debt, substantial impact to the business, risky to tackle – we all have behemoth systems that take the backburner, and we hope outlive their necessity.

When a large system overhaul is initiated and funding is a primary focus, high-level feature planning provides a way to inform the team, as well as management, an understanding of scope and complexity. It also helps set direction without committing to a firm end date. High-level feature planning allows teams to collaboratively...

Certified Agile Team Building™

High-Performance Teams: Core Protocols for Psychological Safety and EI

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Want awesome teams that build great products? Great teams don’t happen by accident. And they don’t have to take a long time to build. In this session, Richard lays out the case for Continuous Teaming. Session participants will join in a flight of fun learning activity-sets. These will give you a taste of team awesomeness and how to start when you go back to work. Richard builds on the work of Jim and Michele McCarthy, Google, Bruce Tuckman, Gamasutra, Standish Group, Peter Drucker, and Melvin Conway. His learning activity-sets are short games, using elements from improvisational theater,...