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AgileCamp Pacific Northwest - 9/6/17
Nike World Headquarters 
Tiger Woods Conference Center 
1 Bowerman Drive 
Beaverton, OR 97005

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Wednesday, September 6
 

7:30am

Registration and Networking: Breakfast Sponsored by Nike
Join us in the Rotunda area of the Tiger Woods Conference Center to mingle with attendees and our AgileCamp Sponsors.  Get your Tshirts in the Rotunda, too!  

Sponsors
avatar for AgileCraft

AgileCraft

AgileCraft® delivers the most comprehensive software solution available for scaling agile to the enterprise. AgileCraft transforms the way organizations enable and manage agile productivity across their enterprise, portfolios, programs and teams by aligning business strategy with technical execution... Read More →
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Bratton & Co., Inc

Bratton & Co., Inc
Bratton and Company, Inc., is a leader in Agile serving companies from the Fortune 100 to start-ups.  With its roots in the Silicon Valley, Bratton was founded in 2009.  We provide management consulting and training in agile, lean, and leadership practices through our subsidiary, Hyperdrive Agile... Read More →
avatar for Digite, Inc.

Digite, Inc.

Digité, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based provider of leading-edge Lean/ Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Visual Project Management tools. Its product, SwiftKanban is a leading Enterprise/ Portfolio Kanban software being adopted eagerly by Agile teams – both IT/ Software and Business... Read More →
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Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadershi... Read More →
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Nike

Nike
NIKE, Inc. fosters a culture of invention. We create products, services and experiences for today’s athlete while solving problems for the next generation.
avatar for Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Northeastern University offers a suite of project management degrees and certificates. The Master of Science in Project Management provides students with the practical skills and theoretical concepts they need to lead complex projects. Featuring real-world experiential learning opportunities, these programs present techniques and tools for managing long- and short-term projects, successfully and... Read More →
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Propeller

Propeller helps big move fast and act small. We are a management consulting firm based in Portland, OR, and San Francisco, CA focused on helping large organizations navigate and succeed in an increasingly volatile business landscape.
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Version One

VersionOne helps organizations scale enterprise-wide agility. Using our enterprise software platform for unified Agile & DevOps, teams at every level can work together to envision and deliver great software. More than 50,000 teams at 1,000 companies, including 33 of the Fortune 100, use our solutions to help scale their agile and DevOps initiatives faster, easier, and smarter. Whether a small team just getting started with Agile and DevOps to global enterprises scaling agility across their software lifecycle, VersionOne customers get the best solutions in the industry backed by the pioneers in agile ALM. Learn more... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Rotunda

8:30am

Opening Ceremony and AgileCamp Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Hannah Greenfeld

Hannah Greenfeld

Sr. Director, Nike Agile Transformation, Nike, Inc.
Hannah Greenfeld is an engineer by training, and for more than 15 years has been designing solutions to enable individuals and organizations to transform themselves. Hannah is passionate about wild ideas, challenging problems, and helping others unleash their full potential. Hannah is a Sr. Director at NIKE where she is leading... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Louie

Stacey Louie

Managing Director/Enterprise Agile Coach, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Stacey leads the Leadership and Agile Practice for Hyperdrive Agile.  As an Enterprise Agile Coach, Stacey has consulted Fortune 500 companies in their Agile transformations including PayPal, Cisco, HP, StubHub, Docusign, Humana, and Prudential.  He has also supported LinkedIn, Twitter, Tagged/ if(we), Verint, and among many others. Stacey is a former CIO/ CTO leading Product Management and Engineering for global companies and start-ups operating in 24/7 Software-as-a-Service... Read More →
avatar for Bob Posukonis

Bob Posukonis

Director Agile Practice for Nike Direct, Nike, Inc.
Bob is a 30-year technology veteran having worked across multiple technological disciplines. From working as database administrator developing custom desktop business applications, to serving as a network architect designing infrastructure solutions, Bob gained valuable exposure to a wealth of technologies. He progressed into managing large scale software development programs, and later transitioned into managing Agile transformations at two companies. Today, he leads an Agile Practice for Nike Direct, the digital arm of Nike, Inc with over 2,000... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 8:30am - 8:50am
Bay Hill/Wollaston (Main Conference Room) Bay Hill/Wollaston

8:50am

KEYNOTE: Leading Transformational Change
This presentation is about leading successful transformation through a proven playbook combined with ingredients for success.   One of the success factors is building an Agile development muscle as it helps to shape an organization’s culture.  This delves in to specific ways you drive transformation in your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Mamie Jones

Mamie Jones

Sr Vice President of Product Development, Intuit
Mamie Jones is the Pro Connect Senior Vice President of Product Development at Intuit.  She is responsible for the development and operations of the Pro Connect Group’s portfolio of products.  Since joining Intuit in 2011, she has led the technology transformation for the company&rsquo... Read More →



Wednesday September 6, 2017 8:50am - 9:40am
Bay Hill/Wollaston (Main Conference Room) Bay Hill/Wollaston

9:50am

Give Your DevOps Initiatives More Context by Leveraging Agile at Scale

For any software development organization to be truly great at their craft I firmly believe organizations have to embrace both Agile and DevOps.   it is impossible to succeed at one in any meaningful way without the other.  Both movements are grounded in the same lean values and principles and cite the same thought leaders such as Eliyahu Goldratt and Don Reinertsen.  These two movements are far more alike than they are different yes somehow we’ve created this atmosphere of being a choice point, or worse, at odds with each other.


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Kathryn Kuhn

Kathryn Kuhn

Senior Director - Dev Ops Services, CA Technologies
Anyone who thinks the way we develop products is “just fine” should prepare to be challenged by Kathryn. Kathryn is a Senior Director in the CA Technologies DevOps Services Business Unit.  In her role she works with teams all over the world—from small research teams working on Horizon 3 product inventions to large-scale product development... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
Pumpkin Ridge

9:50am

Portfolio Management In An Agile World

How to use agile portfolio management to improve predictability, improve flow of value delivered, and pivot more quickly.


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Rick Austin

Rick Austin

VP, Enterprise Engagements, Principle Consultant, Leading Agile, LLC
With over 20 years of software development experience, Rick comes to LeadingAgile as an expert in the financial services industry. Rick has worked for such companies as Antinori Software, Integrated Benefit Systems, Fiserv, and Turner Broadcasting. He has experience in applying agile to small teams, large distributed teams, and organizational change management... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
Coghill

9:50am

Virtuous Metrics
Most metrics can be gamed or are harmful. Learn how to use Virtuous Metrics help teams self-organize, and organizations become more agile.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Weisbart

Adam Weisbart

Certified Scrum Trainer, Weisbart Consulting
Adam Weisbart is an Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer based in California, who helps organizations deliver high quality software with predictability and happiness. He offers coaching and consulting as well as both public and private classes.  With over 19 years of experience in the tech trenches, Adam has written code as an individual contributor, run teams as a manager, and managed companies as an entrepreneur. His clients have included Oracle, Symantec, Hewlett Packard, and Pfizer. Since seeing the light of Scrum he has focused on helping teams embrace it... Read More →



Wednesday September 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
Newport

9:50am

Basic Scrum
Looking for an introductory exploration of Agile?  Join us for an information packed, experiential session to learn more about:

  • Agile and the values and principles supporting a new way of working
  • Agile frameworks, and specifically Scrum practices
  • Lean principles, and the relationship to Agile and Scrum
 This is a perfect session for someone new to Agile!  

Speakers
avatar for Ray Arell

Ray Arell

President/Corporate Outreach & Business Development, NuAgility/Agile Alliance
His 30+ year career has been dedicated to building great teams, communities, and products. Through his leadership, he has directly built and transformed several successful worldwide organizations, and over the past 5 years has been coaching other leaders to do the same with their own teams. He is recognized as an industry leader in large-scale adoptions of Agile, lean, and complex systems engineering practices, and he has delivered over 20 keynotes and workshops sharing his knowledge across the globe. Ray is also a member of the Agile Alliance staff where he is focused on helping the non-profit help corporate members take better advantage of the Agile mindset and methods. Prior to nuAgility, Ray was an engineering director/engineer at Intel Corporation, where he helped deliver a number of cutting edge semiconductor products... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
Sawgrass

9:50am

How To Create A Product In 60 Minutes Or Less

An interactive session using story mapping techniques with Agile Principles to create a product in 60 minutes or less, with alignment from business, tech, and external stakeholders.


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Zikiria Chaudhary

Zikiria Chaudhary

Senior Manager Scrum Master, Branded Card Tech, Capital One
Zikiria is a Senior Manager Scrum Master and leads programs focused on Marketing and Decisioning Modernization. He has experience managing the delivery lifecycle of multiple products by working with stakeholders from ideation to implementation. His client work has focused on Agile development, change management, analysis, and training/development... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Dougherty

Nicole Dougherty

Director of Card Marketing Technology & Data Transformation, Capital One
Nicole Dougherty is the Director of Card Marketing Technology & Data Transformation at Capital One. In this role, she leads the product team that is building the organization’s Digital Marketing ecosystem, a real time personalization engine, and marketing automation tools to enab... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
Waverly

10:50am

Morning Break: Sponsored by Nike
Sponsors
avatar for Nike

Nike

Nike
NIKE, Inc. fosters a culture of invention. We create products, services and experiences for today’s athlete while solving problems for the next generation.


Wednesday September 6, 2017 10:50am - 11:10am
Rotunda

11:10am

Resurrecting Innovation in Large Companies

Innovation programs within companies has fallen trap to a chronic misuse of the word, to the point most programs are shoehorned into traditional project management frameworks that focus more on the word than addressing the need—enabling the inventor, intrapreneur, and entrepreneur.


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Ray Arell

Ray Arell

President/Corporate Outreach & Business Development, NuAgility/Agile Alliance
His 30+ year career has been dedicated to building great teams, communities, and products. Through his leadership, he has directly built and transformed several successful worldwide organizations, and over the past 5 years has been coaching other leaders to do the same with their own teams. He is recognized as an industry leader in large-scale adoptions of Agile, lean, and complex systems engineering practices, and he has delivered over 20 keynotes and workshops sharing his knowledge across the globe. Ray is also a member of the Agile Alliance staff where he is focused on helping the non-profit help corporate members take better advantage of the Agile mindset and methods. Prior to nuAgility, Ray was an engineering director/engineer at Intel Corporation, where he helped deliver a number of cutting edge semiconductor products... Read More →

Wednesday September 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
Sawgrass

11:10am

High-performing Doesn't Happen Overnight, It Takes Practice

Have you ever completed a class, and then was told – “go forth, be an expert”? You’re not alone. This session is about a missing key in our agile adoption journey - practice!


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Matt Badgley

Matt Badgley

Lean/Agile Coaching and Services Director, Version One
Matt’s career journey has had him wearing many hats ranging from Systems Analyst to Programmer to IT Manager to Programmer to Director. Today, he works as a coach/change agent and team director at VersionOne. He’s a practicing learner, aspiring leader, and he’s constantly walking the line between pragmatism and conviction when it comes to the application of Lean / Agile principles and practices... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
Pumpkin Ridge

11:10am

How Spotify Implements Organizational Agility

Leadership, not process, is the key to Spotify’s innovative Agile engineering culture. Find out how the rapidly growing tech company scales and maintains organizational agility.


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Jeff Nicholls

Jeff Nicholls

Agile Coach, Spotify
I’m a passionate advocate of Agile and Lean thinking, and have spent my professional career uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it (sound familiar?). I love working with enthusiastic self-organized teams! I’ve had the pleasure to work w... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
Coghill

11:10am

Impact Mapping - How to Make Value-Driven Prioritization a Reality

Impact Maps help identify the fastest, cheapest path to reach a business goal, surface critical value assumptions, and support fast learning.


Speakers
avatar for Mathias Eifert

Mathias Eifert

Lean/Agile Coach and Managing Consultant, Excella
Mathias Eifert is a coach and advocate for agility at all levels of the organization. He has more than fifteen years of experience using Lean and Agile approaches to improve clients’ processes and build better products. As a consultant to both public and private sector organizati... Read More →



Wednesday September 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
Waverly

11:10am

Scaling Product Management in an Agile World

What every Product Manager needs to know about scaling Agile
 
Product managers play a crucial role in a scaled Agile organization. But what does it truly mean to play this role? Product Owners sit with the scrum team and make the day-to-day decisions that fundamentally shape your products. Product Managers want to make sure the reality of the product direction is in line with what the market needs, but don’t have the time to sit with 10 scrum teams. What is the role of the Product Manager in a scaled agile organization and what role should PMs be playing in defining, executing, and commercializing an organizations product offering? How can Product Managers effectively manage and communicate the product roadmap when hundreds or thousands of stakeholders are involved?


Speakers
avatar for Scott Blacker

Scott Blacker

VP of Product and Service, AgileCraft
Scott Blacker is a 20 year Product Management veteran with experience leading the product function at multiple early-stage technology companies through periods of explosive growth. At AgileCraft, Scott is responsible for defining, executing against, and bringing to market the... Read More →



Wednesday September 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
Newport

12:10pm

Lunch & Raffle: Lunch Sponsored by Nike
Sponsors
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Nike

Nike
NIKE, Inc. fosters a culture of invention. We create products, services and experiences for today’s athlete while solving problems for the next generation.


Wednesday September 6, 2017 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Rotunda

12:40pm

KEYNOTE: Agile and Lean Lessons Learned While Writing The DevOps Handbook
Holy cow, I learned so much since The Phoenix Project came out in 2013.  In this talk, I will share my top learnings while co-authoring The DevOps Handbook with Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis. I will also talk about Agile and Lean in the impact on enterprises that are leveraging a DevOps mindset to create agility. We''ll also cover the latest findings from the State of DevOps Report, the true importance of deployment lead times, how DevOps truly transforms the lives of Dev and Ops, what I learned about Conway’s Law, and how DevOps is a subset of dynamic learning organizations, of which Toyota is the most famous. This project was one of the most fun and rewarding adventures of my life, and I want to share some of my biggest a-ha moments!

Speakers
avatar for Gene Kim

Gene Kim

Co-Author & DevOps Enthusiast, IT Revolution
Gene Kim is a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher and author.  He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” and the newly-released  “The DevOps Handbook.”  ... Read More →



Wednesday September 6, 2017 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Bay Hill/Wollaston (Main Conference Room) Bay Hill/Wollaston

1:40pm

Basic Kanban
In this session we will explore the fundamental principles and practices behind the Kanban method. Learn how to optimize the amount of work in progress (WIP) and how to predict delivery dates based on  cycle time data. We will explore myths and misconceptions about Pull systems and you will leave with the steps for implementing or improving your Kanban system right away!

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Johnson

Colleen Johnson

Practice Director, Imagine X
Colleen Johnson is the Practice Director of Adaptive Agile at ImagineX Consulting. Colleen applies a systems thinking approach to aligning agile methodologies across the enterprise and works with clients to apply the right cultural and context-driven practices to create sustainable agility. She is an expert in Lean/Kanban methods of software delivery and advocates for LeanStartup principles using scientific methods of customer-centered discovery... Read More →



Wednesday September 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Sawgrass

1:40pm

Agile Change Management:  The Three-Way Intersection of Agile and Change Management

What the heck do we mean when we talk about Change Management and Agile?!  It’s a hot topic in Agile communities but are we talking past each other or to each other?  Let’s dig in!

This will be an interactive session focusing on the intersection of Business Transformation, Agile and Organizational Change Management. We will consider three faces of Agile CM: 1. Agile principles applied to standard Change Management challenges 2. Change Management within an Agile environment and 3. Change Management as a tool for Agile transformation. 

We will leverage small group discussions to tease out emergent themes and actionable gems. 


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Heather McFarland

Heather McFarland

Agile Practice Director, Propeller
Heather McFarland built her career by using technology to make businesses work better.  Her ability to think critically allows her to manage projects that cross traditional boundaries, whether disciplines, geographies or functions. Heather has more than 20 years of experience leading complex technical and strategic projects at companies that include Nike, WestFarm Foods and Outdoor... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Newport

1:40pm

Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Your Company

Continuous improvement is the goal for agile teams. We strive for it.

What does it look like when we create a continuous improvement beyond our agile teams and bring it to the larger organization: the company level?

Kevin Goldsmith was leaving Spotify, a company that had a built an amazing continuous improvement culture. He saw the benefits that it brought, first hand. When he joined Avvo as its new CTO, his primary goal was to help Avvo create that culture for itself.

In this talk, Kevin shows what Avvo has done to build a foundation for a continuous improvement culture: frameworks, organizational and processes that support and empower individuals and groups to own and drive improvements to make themselves more efficient and the company a better place to work.

The ideas presented will inspire cultural and organizational changes that you can make to bring continuous improvement to your institutions.


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Kevin Goldsmith

Kevin Goldsmith

CTO, Avvo
Kevin Goldsmith is the Chief Technology Officer at Avvo in Seattle, overseeing all Development, Data, Dev Ops and IT teams. Previously he was the Vice President of Engineering, Consumer at Spotify in Stockholm, Sweden, leading the development of the product and streaming services... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Pumpkin Ridge

1:40pm

Embrace the Leader Within

The question we love to ask and answer of ourselves is: "How can I possibly lead a team, organization or company if I can't lead myself?" Agile leaders must embody the heart of agility to lead effectively. We believe this means noticing self to notice the heart of agility. This workshop, therefore takes the participant on an experiential journey of traveling inward to glimpse the leader within and from that place see the possibility for awareness based leadership. 


Speakers
avatar for Phillip Cave

Phillip Cave

People and Organizational Effectiveness, Creative Leadership Coaching
Phillip is a people and organizational effectiveness leader with 27 years’ experience creating himself, technology startups, and coaching organizations & people. Essentially, he reinvents himself almost daily. If you asked him he would tell you writing about himself in the third person like this is silly and fun, so what he would tell you is he is passionate about you creating you. The you that you were before the World told you not to be you and you listened to the World instead of your inner longing. And so, Phillip (talking in the third voice again) loves to work with people and collections of people called organizations to create you, you with other, and the collective voice of... Read More →
avatar for Mackenzie Kneeland

Mackenzie Kneeland

HR, Getty Images
Mackenzie is personal and professional coach, life-long learner, and self-improvement addict. She is not your typical HR Generalist as her focus is often pulled toward helping employees grow and become better versions of themselves. She recently re-discovered her passion for the... Read More →



Wednesday September 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Coghill

1:40pm

Delivering Compelling Products through Progressive Refinement

Nailing Agile Portfolio Management Through Progressive Refinement


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Jorgen Hesselberg

Jorgen Hesselberg

Founder and Head of Product & Strategy, Comparative Agility
Jorgen Hesselberg has over twenty years of experience in a variety of business environments and specializes in helping companies improve value delivery through lean and agile thinking, processes and techniques. He has held leadership positions in organizations of various sizes, from proprietary hedge funds to Fortune 1000 companies such as Hewitt Associates, Nokia, McAfee and Intel. He is the co-founder of Comparative Agility, the... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Waverly

2:40pm

Afternoon Break: Sponsored by Nike
Sponsors
avatar for Nike

Nike

Nike
NIKE, Inc. fosters a culture of invention. We create products, services and experiences for today’s athlete while solving problems for the next generation.


Wednesday September 6, 2017 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Rotunda

3:00pm

End to End Kanban for the Whole Organization

You can use Kanban to gain all of the visibility, predictability & flexibility that agile promised us without resistance, heavy frameworks or expensive certs. 


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Colleen Johnson

Colleen Johnson

Practice Director, Imagine X
Colleen Johnson is the Practice Director of Adaptive Agile at ImagineX Consulting. Colleen applies a systems thinking approach to aligning agile methodologies across the enterprise and works with clients to apply the right cultural and context-driven practices to create sustainable agility. She is an expert in Lean/Kanban methods of software delivery and advocates for LeanStartup principles using scientific methods of customer-centered discovery... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Waverly

3:00pm

Supercharge your Agile Transformation with Great Design Environments
How does design really fit into an Agile transformation? And what exactly is a great design environment?

From workspaces to workflow and team structure, learn how the environment in which design happens can effect efficiency, moral and time to market. Whether you work in functional groups, co-located teams or remotely, great design environments can help to inspire and unify your teams.

The realities of Sprint 0, Lean UX and co-location will all be covered as we outline a path to building inspiring design environments that supercharge the Agile transformation.

Using tools and information provided in this session, participants will measure and score their own design environments and consider improvements that boost design quality and overall Agile team performance.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hastings

Daniel Hastings

VP, Creative Director, V2Solutions
Daniel Hastings is VP, Creative Director with V2Solutions, a global media & entertainment consultancy with clients including Apple Music, YouTube Red, Warner Bros, Showtime and more. 



Wednesday September 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Coghill

3:00pm

Visualizing & Creating High-Performance Customer-Centric Design

Chloe's presentation can be found HERE.

Companies that combine agile w/ a customer-centric mindset are 60% more profitable. Increase customer experience innovations within an agile culture.

“Our job, says Amazon CEO Bezos, is to invent new options that nobody’s ever thought of before and see if customers like them.” The World’s Most Innovative Company - Fast Company March 2017 Deloitte and Touche found that customer-centric companies were 60% more profitable compared to companies that were not focused on the customer. Having a strong company wide customer focus is more important than being agile alone to create high-performance design. Learn how to keep the customers needs, emotions and behavioral actions at the center of every design to generate the most value. Harvesting insights from feedback and driving them back into the customer experience with speed at scale makes a company innovative and agile. Understanding the mindset and process for this way of working is the key to continuously delivery maximum customer value. Understanding the mindset and framework will give you the power to co-create a customer-centric culture where you are free to rapidly test and ship your most innovative ideas daily, ultimately delivering more value to your customers sooner. 


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Chloe Bregman

Chloe Bregman

Agile Coach, Future Design
Chloe Bregman is an innovative 360°Customer-centric product development leader and change agent that catalyzes the transformation of people and Fortune 500 companies. She agile coaches executives and product teams teams to powerfully embrace the mindset of possibility and focused execution. Chloe blends her deep knowledge of design, product management, and marketing with the mindset of possibility and authentic leadership to develop teams and companies to their greatest potential. As a creative executive with 8+ years of experience building global products and brands, she has worked with CEOs to envision and execute new direction for their companies, transformed chaotic engineering groups into thriving productive Scrum/XP teams and mentored 100s of designers to increase their impact and happiness at work. Recently, Chloe taught UX Design at General Assembly. Prior to that, she transformed design across a company as... Read More →

Wednesday September 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sawgrass

3:00pm

How to (not) Get Promoted as an Agile Leader: A Case Study in Career Advancement as an Agilist

My session will focus on the topic of how to take your career as an agile leader to the next level. 

Yoon's presentation can be found HERE.  

 


Speakers
avatar for Yoon Chung

Yoon Chung

Head of Global Program Management, Symphony Communications
Yoon wants to live in a world where user stories come wrapped in dark chocolate and meetings always end in a song and a dance.  | | With a career spanning 20+ years, Yoon has worked in companies such as Sun Microsystems, PayPal, and Rosetta Stone doing the full gamut of project, program, and agile software development... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pumpkin Ridge

3:00pm

So you made your Project Managers into Scrum Masters; Role Transitions when Becoming Agile

Agile implementations are rarely green field, and most organizations will try to map existing roles to new agile roles.  


Session Speaker(s)
avatar for Brian O'Fallon

Brian O'Fallon

Senior Agile Coach, Agile Velocity
Brian O'Fallon is a Senior Agile Coach and has been on his Agile journey for ten years. Ever since becoming a ScrumMaster in 2007, he has been a passionate believer in Agile’s ability to improve teams and grow organizations. Since those early days, Brian has played a number of roles, including ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Coach, and later, manager of ScrumMasters and Product Owners. As a coach, he has worked at the team, program, and enterprise levels and has helped a wide variety of organizations become more Agile. When... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Newport

4:10pm

KEYNOTE: Build a Workplace People Love – Just add Joy

The CIO invited me into his office and closed the door. Before he took me for a tour of his operation, he had a few stories to share. Important stories. Last year’s project was a disaster. Late, lots of quality issues, in short, a failure in every dimension. His boss, the CEO, had just presented him with a very personal ultimatum: deliver the next project by April 4th, “or else”.

“Or else what,” I asked?

His team was burned out and scared. They were a hard-working and dedicated group, but fear and demoralization had set in and he didn’t know what to do next. That’s why he wanted to talk to me, he had heard things about my company, things that seemed too good to be true, but he had to hear them firsthand. He wanted hope, inspiration, and a practical way to get there.

I told him about my own journey from joy to fear to disillusionment back to joy. It was simple, but, of course, simple isn’t easy. I wasn’t sure he and his organization were ready; “manufactured fear” is a powerful drug.

In this talk, I will share with you what I shared with him. I will explore what an intentionally joyful culture must choose as its focus. I will discuss what joy looks like, feels like, how it is organized. Along the way, you will be confronted by paradoxical approaches of how workplace noise increases productivity, how two people at one computer outperforms hero-based organizations 10-to-1, how rigor and discipline emanate from a shared-belief system, how transparency conquers fear, how all of the disciplines you study including agile, lean, and six sigma when done well are really about building human relationships at the intersections of business and technology, between project management and software development, between development and design and how quality can be a natural result of a team built on trust.

This is not a theoretical talk, but rather a talk built from well over a decade of experience of leading a team focused on “the business value of joy”. There will be lots of room for discussion with the audience. The audience will begin to understand why thousands of people make the journey to Ann Arbor, Michigan every year to see The Menlo Software Factory firsthand, and why so many more are reading about it in Joy, Inc. – How We Built A Workplace People Love.


Speakers
avatar for Rich Sheridan

Rich Sheridan

CEO & Author, Menlo Innovations
Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan had an all consuming thought during a difficult mid-career in the chaotic technology industry ... things can be better. Much better. He had to find a way. His search led him to books, authors and history, including recalling childhood visits to Greenfield Village every summer. The excitement of the Edison Menlo Park New Jersey Lab served as his siren call to create a workplace filled with camaraderie, human energy, creativity and... Read More →



Wednesday September 6, 2017 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Bay Hill/Wollaston (Main Conference Room) Bay Hill/Wollaston

5:00pm

Closing Remarks and Raffle with Stacey Louie, AgileCamp Founder
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Louie

Stacey Louie

Managing Director/Enterprise Agile Coach, Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Stacey leads the Leadership and Agile Practice for Hyperdrive Agile.  As an Enterprise Agile Coach, Stacey has consulted Fortune 500 companies in their Agile transformations including PayPal, Cisco, HP, StubHub, Docusign, Humana, and Prudential.  He has also supported LinkedIn, Twitter, Tagged/ if(we), Verint, and among many others. Stacey is a former CIO/ CTO leading Product Management and Engineering for global companies and start-ups operating in 24/7 Software-as-a-Service... Read More →

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AgileCraft

AgileCraft® delivers the most comprehensive software solution available for scaling agile to the enterprise. AgileCraft transforms the way organizations enable and manage agile productivity across their enterprise, portfolios, programs and teams by aligning business strategy with technical execution... Read More →
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Digite, Inc.

Digité, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based provider of leading-edge Lean/ Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Visual Project Management tools. Its product, SwiftKanban is a leading Enterprise/ Portfolio Kanban software being adopted eagerly by Agile teams – both IT/ Software and Business... Read More →
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Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadershi... Read More →
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Nike

Nike
NIKE, Inc. fosters a culture of invention. We create products, services and experiences for today’s athlete while solving problems for the next generation.
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Northeastern University

Northeastern University offers a suite of project management degrees and certificates. The Master of Science in Project Management provides students with the practical skills and theoretical concepts they need to lead complex projects. Featuring real-world experiential learning opportunities, these programs present techniques and tools for managing long- and short-term projects, successfully and... Read More →
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Propeller

Propeller helps big move fast and act small. We are a management consulting firm based in Portland, OR, and San Francisco, CA focused on helping large organizations navigate and succeed in an increasingly volatile business landscape.


Wednesday September 6, 2017 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Bay Hill/Wollaston (Main Conference Room) Bay Hill/Wollaston

5:15pm

Reception and Networking: Sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Join us as we close the event with drinks and appetizers in the Rotunda.  Reception is sponsored by Hyperdrive Agile Leadership.

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Hyperdrive Agile Leadership

Hyperdrive Agile Leadership
Hyperdrive Agile Leadership focuses on maximizing performance by aligning your organization’s core values through strengthened Agile systems including: innovation, product development practices, and human systems. We combine these aspects to increase the mindfulness of leadershi... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Rotunda