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Friday, October 12
 

8:30am

Registration
Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Foyer

9:00am

Welcome
Friday October 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:10am
Arundel 1

9:10am

Mental Models, Invisible architecture and Agile. Getting 'Cleanly' curious about the people you're collaborating with.
When a team choose to collaborate on a project, their motivation and goodwill can set their attention in a great space to collaborate - when Agile is brought into an organisation and teams are required to collaborate then a shorthand for shifting Contempt to Curiosity is required, especially when conflicts emerge. Clean Language and Systemic Modelling offer a simple technique for providing a group with tools for paying collaborative attention to one another - minimising time and goodwill wasted in miscommunication.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Walker

Caitlin Walker

Director, Training Attention
I support groups to develop strategies for shifting their attention away from Conflict, Contempt and #Drama. When they're in contempt, they can detect it, acknowledge it, get curious and shift themselves and others. They can move from the addictive #Drama towards action. From a position... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 9:10am - 9:50am
Arundel 1

9:50am

Straightening the Circus Mirror
Are you as agile as you think you are? If you could find out whether the impression you were giving people was the one they were actually receiving, would you like to know? Really? What if you could have real-time feedback on your decisions, statements and actions to see if your actions matched your words? Could that be a way to increase alignment, integrity and authenticity? Could it even be a way to inspire cultural change throughout the organisation?

Speakers
avatar for Geoff  Watts

Geoff Watts

Agile & Leadership Coach, Inspect & Adapt
I am the author of Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership, Product Mastery: From Good to Great Product Ownership and The Coach's Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us. | I'm passionate about coaching people to develop self-organising, dynamic and resilient... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 9:50am - 11:00am
Arundel 1

9:50am

The Empathy Games
Empathy is defined at the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Paul has tailored some games and drills from the world of improvisational theatre based around “emotions” that he uses when coaching teams and individuals. In this session he will share some simple techniques and protocols you can use to assess you own strength in recognising your own emotions and feelings, as well as in others.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard

Agilify


Friday October 12, 2018 9:50am - 11:00am
Arundel 1

9:50am

Value Streams are Made of People
For millenia, human beings have survived by learning, then applying our learning to different contexts. We’re so good at it that we’re driven to find those patterns, even when they don’t exist. Our desire for the predictable suffuses everything we do; our beliefs, our behaviour and even our identity, to the point that we treat even the most complex of systems as if they might be machines too... and our language, which we use to model the world around us, reflects that.

In this talk we look at the "metaphors we live by", and how we typically treat work as boxes and substances to be passed around. By breaking the boxes and considering the relationships between the people doing the work, we can see possibilities for change and improvement that we might otherwise miss, making value streams out of the people involved in them: not from the sum of their parts, but from the product of their relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Keogh

Liz Keogh

Lunivore Limited
Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects including JBehave. She has a strong technical background with almost 20 years of... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 9:50am - 11:00am
Arundel 1

11:00am

Break
Friday October 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
Arundel 2

11:20am

FFLIPing Management: Principles for Business Agility
Most of us know that our businesses can improve the way we do things and the results we get. We live in an ever-increasingly competitive world in which the survivability of our organisations gets harder and harder. To remain competitive it is not enough to be good and innovative in product development. We need to continuously improve the way we run our businesses, the work environments we create and the business model we use.

But how do we improve? Typically, we embark on large-scale, impatient and imposed Agile Transformations that often fail to deliver their promised result and fall short of meeting the needs of everyone involved.

In this talk, Jose will explore some of the reasons why we fail to achieve better Business Agility. He will present a set of core principles that help us FFLIP the way we manage companies working in uncertain, interdependent and evolving environments.

Business Agility is an emerging concept and Jose will share his experience helping companies focus on achieving agility beyond the teams.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Casal

Jose Casal

Business Agility Coach & Trainer, Actineo
Jose is a business improvement professional and coach with extensive experience in senior roles. He is dedicated to helping organisations and individuals to embrace modern management methodologies including Lean Kanban, Agile and strengths-based leadership. Strongly motivated towards... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 11:20am - 12:30pm
Arundel 1

11:20am

How to Navigate Out of Hell
This talk is for people in working hell, who've been in hell, or are facing hell in front of them.  How do we weather it, turn it around and use it to become effective so that we achieve greater and better things?

Katherine shares a condensed version of what she's picked up from Buddhist monks and nuns that she applies in large global organisations to overcome tough delivery scenarios like team dysfunction, leadership political quagmire, merger fallout and divisional restructures gone wrong - just to name a few.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Kirk

Katherine Kirk

Agile/Lean Coach, Independent
Now an independent consultant and researcher, Katherine has solid experience contracting and freelancing in a variety of roles within the IT and Media industries: from blue chip investment banking to media conglomerates. She has spent time as an Agile Coach at Rally after a period... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 11:20am - 12:30pm
Arundel 1

11:20am

Two-Tier Systems: A model of value delivery
Kanban systems often consist of two tiers of flow, with customer value primarily associated with larger items, which break down into smaller items that are easier to monitor, estimate, and forecast. This session will introduce the model with examples from a variety of domains and explore to what degree all kanban systems would benefit from the 2-tier treatment.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Carmichael

Andy Carmichael

AKT, KCP, Huge IO (UK & Ireland) Ltd
Andy is a trainer and coach who helps his clients build “better software… faster”. He’s the principal Kanban trainer for Huge.IO in the UK and Ireland, and he’s an author, speaker and blogger who’s active in getting the lessons of Lean and Agile into the wider business... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 11:20am - 12:30pm
Arundel 1

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday October 12, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Arundel 2

1:30pm

Your Project Behaves Like a Hurricane. Forecast It Like One.
Do your projects seemingly spin up out of nowhere, strike when least expected, and leave a trail of destruction in their wake?  Though the butt of many jokes, weather forecasting—and in particular hurricane forecasting—has gotten surprisingly good over the past few decades.  This increased accuracy is mainly due to the rigorous application of proven techniques like Monte Carlo Simulation and Continuous Forecasting.  In this talk we will explore some of those practices and discuss how you might employ them to make your projects more predictable.  We will walk through some real-world examples that will explain how to get you up and running with methods immediately.  You wouldn’t want a little thing like bad forecasting get in the way of you delivering your projects on time, would you?

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti

CEO, Actionable Agile
Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who has spent most of the last 15 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. That year he managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban, and has... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Arundel 1

2:10pm

2:30pm

Break
Friday October 12, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Arundel 2

2:50pm

Leaping back in to the code via Remote Mobbing
After a 10+ year break from developing I dipped a toe back into the coding world through a series of two-day stops on a “coding tour". Before I knew it everything was turned up to 11 and I had become a permanent member of a team who Remote Mob Program every day.

How did it feel to return?
How does remote mobbing work?
Aren’t you autistic - how on earth did you cope with mobbing?

Learn the answers to these questions and more, along with some hints and tips for learning, mobbing, working remotely and tuning for inclusivity.


Speakers
avatar for Sallyann Freudenberg

Sallyann Freudenberg

Chief Being Sal Officer, Cucumber
Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg is a software developer, agile consultant and trainer who assists companies in transitioning to more nimble, customer-centric and human(e) ways of working. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Collaborative Software Development and since parenting an autistic... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 2:50pm - 4:00pm
Arundel 1

2:50pm

Maturity Mapping : Focus your improvement energy on what matters
When we look to improve our teams or our organisations we often reach for a maturity model. We’ll start with an assessment that grades us and then offers a recipe to follow to greatness. It might tell us we don’t visualise well enough or our stories aren’t perfectly formed and what we should do to get better but does that really help us? Does it promote continuous learning and does it help us solve the real problems we are facing. 

One of the issues with the maturity models we often use is they are context free. They don’t understand the environment, the challenges and the specific needs we have in our context.

In this session Chris will explore an alternative, Maturity Mapping, using Wardley Maps and Cynefin, that allows you to develop situational awareness and build a shared understanding of the unique challenges you face and where you should focus your improvement efforts.

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 2:50pm - 4:00pm
Arundel 1

2:50pm

Right to Left
What does a Lean-Agile delivery process look like? If you had to describe one, where would you start?

Speakers
avatar for Mike Burrows

Mike Burrows

Founder, Agendashift, Agendashift
Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018). He is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 2:50pm - 4:00pm
Arundel 1

4:00pm

Speaker Q&A
Meet the speakers up close and personal in small table groups and explore the topics of their short thought talks in more depth.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Burrows

Mike Burrows

Founder, Agendashift, Agendashift
Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018). He is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented... Read More →
avatar for Andy Carmichael

Andy Carmichael

AKT, KCP, Huge IO (UK & Ireland) Ltd
Andy is a trainer and coach who helps his clients build “better software… faster”. He’s the principal Kanban trainer for Huge.IO in the UK and Ireland, and he’s an author, speaker and blogger who’s active in getting the lessons of Lean and Agile into the wider business... Read More →
avatar for Jose Casal

Jose Casal

Business Agility Coach & Trainer, Actineo
Jose is a business improvement professional and coach with extensive experience in senior roles. He is dedicated to helping organisations and individuals to embrace modern management methodologies including Lean Kanban, Agile and strengths-based leadership. Strongly motivated towards... Read More →
avatar for Sallyann Freudenberg

Sallyann Freudenberg

Chief Being Sal Officer, Cucumber
Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg is a software developer, agile consultant and trainer who assists companies in transitioning to more nimble, customer-centric and human(e) ways of working. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Collaborative Software Development and since parenting an autistic... Read More →
avatar for Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard

Agilify
avatar for Liz Keogh

Liz Keogh

Lunivore Limited
Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects including JBehave. She has a strong technical background with almost 20 years of... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Kirk

Katherine Kirk

Agile/Lean Coach, Independent
Now an independent consultant and researcher, Katherine has solid experience contracting and freelancing in a variety of roles within the IT and Media industries: from blue chip investment banking to media conglomerates. She has spent time as an Agile Coach at Rally after a period... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti

CEO, Actionable Agile
Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who has spent most of the last 15 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. That year he managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban, and has... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Walker

Caitlin Walker

Director, Training Attention
I support groups to develop strategies for shifting their attention away from Conflict, Contempt and #Drama. When they're in contempt, they can detect it, acknowledge it, get curious and shift themselves and others. They can move from the addictive #Drama towards action. From a position... Read More →
avatar for Geoff  Watts

Geoff Watts

Agile & Leadership Coach, Inspect & Adapt
I am the author of Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership, Product Mastery: From Good to Great Product Ownership and The Coach's Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us. | I'm passionate about coaching people to develop self-organising, dynamic and resilient... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arundel 2

5:00pm

Close
Friday October 12, 2018 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Arundel 1

5:30pm

i360 SOCIAL
Our post conference social activities kick off with a FREE flight for all conference attendees on the BA i360 which is situated across the street from the conference hotel. This event is very generously sponsored by our special GOLD sponsors TEKsystems.

Further instructions and details will be provided on the day. 

Friday October 12, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
British Airways i360