Loading…
Welcome to Regional Scrum Gathering Nigeria 2020

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Monday, June 15
 

8:00am WAT

Registration and Networking
Join us breakfast at Orchid & Lantana Hall after registration

Monday June 15, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

9:00am WAT

10:00am WAT

Opening Keynote
Monday June 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:40am WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

10:40am WAT

Morning Keynote: Certain Uncertainty
The world is changing more rapidly than ever before and organisations of every size are struggling to remain relevant in the eyes of their customers. The simple fact that the average lifespan of a company has decreased by more than 50 years in the last century demonstrates that not all organisations are prepared for this new reality. It is only high-performing, adaptable and agile organisations that will leverage, lead and thrive in this ambiguous and unpredictable market. We call this business agility.

The problem with a statement like that is that there is no common definition of what business agility means. And that’s actually a good thing. In a dynamic and changing market trying to lock it down will defeat the very advantage it brings. Instead, I want you to start thinking of business agility as the common thread. An adaptable and sustainable narrative that binds & guides, rather than directs, us into the uncertain future.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Leybourn

Evan Leybourn

Founder, Business Agility Institute
Evan is the Founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute; an international membership body to both champion and support the next-generation of organisations. Companies that are agile, innovative and dynamic - perfectly designed to thrive in today’s unpredictable markets. His... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 10:40am - 11:20am WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

12:50pm WAT

Visualize your workflow, improve value delivery
Do you like pizza? Are you interested in Kanban? Do you want to focus more on delivering value quickly and effectively If so, there's no excuse for skipping this game!

In the Kanban Pizza Game, you will experience firsthand the benefits of a Kanban System, by simulating the frantic pace of ordering pizza. The Kanban Pizza Game demonstrates the path from an existing process to a Kanban System and starts right where you are unlike other Kanban games that usually focus only on the flow of an existing Kanban System.

You will learn to use the five basic practices of Kanban which are, visualize the workflow, limit Work-In-Progress, manage flow, make process policies explicit & minimize waste, and keep up with customer demand and at the end understand how Kanban and its evolutionary approach to change can be applied to software development. The game is fun, the activity level stays high and it offers a complex simulation that includes changes in flow, while the difficulty progresses.

Whether you are a novice seeking to learn Kanban in a memorable way or a seasoned practitioner looking for a great simulation to teach Kanban to others, this is the session for you.

Speakers
avatar for Kemmy Raji

Kemmy Raji

Agile Coach Lead, OMERS
Kemmy Raji is an Agile Coach and Trainer. She has been embracing agile principles and practices for over 10 years. She has experience working in various sectors including but not limited to financial institutions and utility companies. Her vast knowledge has been put into coaching... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 12:50pm - 1:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

12:50pm WAT

A Fascinating Look into Self-Selecting Teams
What is the next step towards complete autonomy once teams are “self-managed”? In the journey towards agility, I believe that having team members select their own teams is this next step. Think it's not possible? Come learn more about how this fascinating technique was facilitated, and what lessons were learned.
After this session, attendees will be able to: - sufficiently describe and apply an iterative process to create self-selected teams (even across countries and timezones). - classify the different stages of team autonomy and self-management which underpins agile team practices. - experiment with self-selection in their teams to give it a try.

Speakers
avatar for Bevan Williams

Bevan Williams

Agile Coach & Trainer, Think Agile
Bevan has been an IT professional since 2009 and is currently an Agile Coach & Trainer at Think Agile. He has previously worked as a Software Engineer, Scrum Master and Manager for a team of developers in Taipei. His passion is coaching, enabling and leading people to do their best... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 12:50pm - 1:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

12:50pm WAT

Liberating Structures... 36 tried and true facilitation techniques to amp up your org's collaboration
The communication tools of Liberating Structures will teach you how to facilitate the discussions your org needs. I am going to demonstrate how to use these techniques in the workshop. And all the attendees are going to be fully immersed and ready to wield their new knowledge the very next day at work. Come learn how to help your team(s), org(s), and company(ies)!!!

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sloley

Alex Sloley

Agile Coach Facilitator Teacher Mentor, Macquarie Group
Alex Sloley is an Agile consultant, specializing in Agile training, Agile coaching, and software development best practices training. Alex is a fifteen-year veteran of Microsoft where he acted as a Program Manager, Software Test Engineer, and Software Design Engineer in Test. During... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 12:50pm - 1:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

12:50pm WAT

Culture-first agile transformations
We all yearn to do and be agile. Yet the approaches that we are using today are not producing the results that we hope for. In this talk, you'll learn how culture constrains the success of agile transformations. By focusing on culture and leadership first you'll be able to unlock a new pathway to increasing the agility of your company.

At this session, you will learn how culture constrains the success of agile transformations. How to unlock a new pathway to increasing the agility of your company.


Speakers
avatar for Michael de la Maza

Michael de la Maza

MIT PhD | Co-founder, DemingWay.com
Michael de la Maza is the founder of Heart Healthy Scrum and a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). Previously, he was VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity (acquired by Microsoft in 2006) and co-founder of Inquira (acquired by Oracle in 2011). He is the co-editor of... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 12:50pm - 1:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

1:50pm WAT

Product Decision making through Constellations
Ever wondered how to bring some life into decision making on product direction and feature choices to customers/consumers if you don’t have access to the customers to ask them? How often has Product Owners or organisations to that matter, delivered what they deem as value to customers and it’s not turned out to be what the customers want. Sad to say but some 'acclaimed' Agile teams/organisations continue to face this because;
a. They choose not to engage their customers early enough
b. Release cadence is too long thereby increasing the feedback loop.
c. Feedback loop not in place to encourage customers to feedback through the Product Owner or other open channels.
d. Product Owner is inexperienced and don’t have the know-how or embody the values and principle of agility by engaging the customer or satisfying what the customer wants rather than what they want to release.


By the end of this workshop you will have learnt: • Why constellate the direction of your product? • What constellations is and how to use it • How to set-up for a constellation • How to use constellation to get a sense of what to build first - priorities

Speakers
avatar for Kwasi Owusu-Asomaning

Kwasi Owusu-Asomaning

Founder/Enterprise Coach, Oak Agility
A passionate coach with 6+ years working with various organisations of varying sizes on different transformation/growth objectives. I've been exposed to and practicing different practices, frameworks in many organisations and mostly enjoy the co-creation with clients which is more... Read More →
avatar for Vitor Henriques

Vitor Henriques

Co-Founder, Minds Connected
Fascinated by human interactions, Vitor is a dedicated professional helping groups of individuals transform into true teams. Currently working in a "no managers" organization and empowering people for ownership and autonomy. Helping companies in Portugal embark on their Agile transformation.My... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 1:50pm - 2:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

1:50pm WAT

Don't be a Dinosaur! Embrace the VUCA
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” –Charles Darwin So don’t be a Dinosaur, embrace the VUCA. Understand your system as it is “now” and envision and strategize its future. For what works in your system now, may not work in future. The choices made today, will shape how the system will grow! In this Session, we will explore about the systems, sense-making, responsiveness and making informed decisions when working in different contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Apeksha Patel

Apeksha Patel

Chief Product Owner, Leanpitch Technologies Private Limited
An Entrepreneur, Life Hacker and a Positive thinker, Apeksha Patel is India's first woman Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), India's first Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), ORSC, NLP and Enterprise Coach with 17 years of experience. She currently works as a Chief Product Owner (CPO) for... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 1:50pm - 2:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

1:50pm WAT

Coaching with Agile culture in mind - self-organising teams
Most employees do not take full advantage of their autonomy and most leaders wish employees would be more autonomous. And most employees feel disempowered by their leadership. How do we coach organisations - teams and leaders alike - to create more self-organisation or even more self-management?  

In this session we will share proven ways to create an environment where self-organisation is not only possible, but will thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Antoinette Coetzee

Antoinette Coetzee

Agile Coach and Trainer, Plain Agile
Antoinette has been in the Agile world since working with some of the original Manifesto signatories in 1996. She spent several years as Agile team member, developing software products. She has been an Agile mentor since 2005, then received coaching from Agile Coaching Institute in... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 1:50pm - 2:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

1:50pm WAT

Leveraging Orthoganal Data to fuel Predictive Analytics in Driving Business
The convergence of several technology trends is accelerating progress. The volume of data continues to double every three years as information pours in from digital platforms, wireless sensors, virtual-reality applications, and billions of mobile phones. Data-storage capacity has increased, while its cost has plummeted. Data scientists now have unprecedented computing power at their disposal, and they are devising algorithms that are ever more sophisticated. Business are now developing data driven decision. This session will take you through the steps. The first challenge is incorporating data and analytics into a core strategic vision. The next step is developing the right business processes and building capabilities, including both data infrastructure and talent. It is not enough simply to layer powerful technology systems on top of existing business operations. All these aspects of transformation need to come together to realize the full potential of data and analytics.

At the end of this session, attendees would be able to develop Data Analytics Strategy



Speakers
avatar for Timothy Oriedo

Timothy Oriedo

Founder, Predictive Analytics
An MIT trained and certified Data Scientist, he rans a data analytic company he founded called Predictive Analytics Lab that specializes in helping organization’s both public and private analyze data through training on data analysis best practices. He focuses on innovation in business... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 1:50pm - 2:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

3:10pm WAT

Overcoming Virtual Challenges: How to work successfully with distributed Agile teams
Distributed teams are proliferating in all kinds of workplaces, especially with agile software development teams. In this session, Heidi will address ways to overcome common challenges, improve communication, and increase engagement in a virtual environment. She will provide recommendations to encourage better collaboration and teamwork, and how to have effective online meetings.  

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Araya

Heidi Araya

Co-Founder, Open Leadership Network, Bright Logic Group
Heidi partners with leaders and companies to help solve agile and digital transformation, teaming, organization design and strategy execution challenges. With over 20 years of experience in a wide range of industries and roles, Heidi brings a pragmatic approach to her work. Heidi... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

3:10pm WAT

Coaches in Containers
Have your transformations gone wrong? Have your leaders failed to create the compeling vision for transformation? Then this is the workshop to set the transformation vision in collective setup, aligning everyone towards the same goal, and make transformation succeed!

Speakers
avatar for Alhad Akole

Alhad Akole

Agile Coach, MindWorx
A firm Beliver of "Agile As A Culture" AaaC! With more than 13+ years experience in Agile world out 19+ years in IT field. Have been XP developer, tech lead, Architect, scrum master, Coach and SAFe Program Consultant. Enjoys Agility in every form which helps business to achieve v... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

3:10pm WAT

Driving Enterprise-Scale Innovation with the Scaled Agile Framework
The marketplace is changing so quickly that we need a paradigm shift in how we enable innovation in the large enterprise. Fortunately, Lean and Agile development gives us many of the tools we need to apply that momentum to new innovations, and to do so at enterprise scale.

Attendees will walk-away with:
1. Insights as to how to drive innovation in the larger enterprise
2. Overview of how Agile development, Lean Startup, Lean UX and DevOps work together to foster faster time-to-market
3. The secret of how small batch size accelerates innovation via fast and meaningful market feedback

Speakers
avatar for Peter Daniels

Peter Daniels

Head, Digital Banking, Polaris Bank
A Certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (Agile Coach and Trainer) with 6 agile certifications; +13 years IT experience and +8 years leading successful lean agile transformations at team, program and enterprise levels across banking, payment, travel and consulting industries... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

3:10pm WAT

Failure to success: Following an Agile way for a Data Center project
A common understanding about different Agile methodology is that those are implacable only in software project. But I want to share my experience, how a failed Data Center project became a successful one after following Agile way where internal & external stakeholders and team members are not aware of Agile properly.

Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Zafor Sadeq

Ahmed Zafor Sadeq

OSS Program Manager, IFC, World Bank Group
Am experienced Project Manager, with over 19+ years’ experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams of varying sizes, location and complex programs of work. Professional with a solid experience in IT & Telecomm design, implementation and operations, strong analytical skills, and... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

4:10pm WAT

LeapFrog Agile - Organizing for Agility, what to unlearn in order to succeed
Historically, different departments of our organizations operate in silos by design. Talking about Agility and Agile Mindset in these organizations sounds strange, if not useless. This session will focus on the need for change and some of the steps to take in moving away hierarchical and command and control culture and organize effectively for Business Agility.

This is session will consist of a exercises using Agile Simulation with Scrum, Lego and Chocolate (

Speakers
avatar for Itopa Malik Sule

Itopa Malik Sule

Agility Coach, Capital One Bank
An Agile Product Development and Organizational Transformation leader with years of successfully building, leading and coaching high performing teams, delivering great products/business solutions. I stumbled on Agile and Lean software delivery framework around 2012 and I have never... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

4:10pm WAT

Unconventional Actions & Styles - Leadership Agility
Leadership Agility is all about driving fast in the fog, making better decision and taking more effective actions. It requires both an adaptive thinking process and adaptive execution capabilities. In this session we will try to understand different kinds of leadership approaches through an exercise. Later on we will compare those and know more about growth mind set and catalyst habits.

Speakers
avatar for Tawfiq Sattar

Tawfiq Sattar

Assistant General Manager, ERA-InfoTech Limited
Tawfiq Mohammad Abdus Sattar, is an agile enthusiast and skilled IT professional from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has more than 15 (+) years’ experience in Product Portfolio & Project Management, Software Build & Configuration Management, Software Architecture Design, Application life... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

4:10pm WAT

Powerful Questions: What They Are, How to Use Them, How to Get Answers
Powerful questions are a cornerstone of agile coaching. In this hands-on workshop, we'll dig into what powerful questions are, how to improve some not-so-strong questions, and how to land those questions with teams and people alike.
We'll practice making questions powerful and ways to modify questions to make them safe to answer. The skills you leave with will improve your agile coaching and mentoring and the conversations you have.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Randall

Erin Randall

Agile Coach, Charles Schwab
Erin Randall is a longtime Agile coach  with a deep passion for helping teams transform from humdrum to remarkable. She grounds her work in foundational Agile principles, coaching people and teams  to greater group cohesiveness. Her goal is to help teams find joy as they learn to... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites
 
Tuesday, June 16
 

9:00am WAT

"Understanding Fake Agile
With the growing recognition that “Agile is eating the world,” surveys by Deloitte and McKinsey show that more than 90% of senior executives give high priority to becoming agile, while less than 10% see their firm as currently highly agile. The gap between aspiration and reality has led to a vast number of managers, consultants, and coaches claiming to be agile and offering to help firms become agile. Quite a few firms also have CEOs who are asking, “Why aren’t we agile?”

Join me as I explain what "fake agile", how to identify it and how to deal with it?

Speakers
avatar for Steve Denning

Steve Denning

Founder, Steve Denning LLC
Steve Denning is the warren Buffett of business communication. He sees things others don’t and is able to explain them so the rest of us can understand. Chip Heath, author of Made to Stick. Steve Denning is a master storyteller, leadership expert and best... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 9:00am - 9:40am WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

9:00am WAT

A mission to Influence the next Next Generation
Speakers
avatar for Princess Elizabeth Bright

Princess Elizabeth Bright

Councillor - London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Labor Party United Kingdom
Princess Bright is a 24 Year-Old British Nigeria who holds a First Class Degree in BSc Accounting with Management. She is an IT Auditor at Deutsche Bank. Princess is also heavily involved in Politics and in May 2018 she was elected as the Youngest Councillor in the London Borough... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 9:00am - 9:40am WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

11:00am WAT

Lets get retrospecting
Retrospectives are one of the most important Agile events and can also be the most difficult.  If you are new to running Retros, or looking for some new ideas to improve your Retros, this workshop will take you through Esther Derby & Diana Larsen's Retrospective Structure to add to your toolbox.
This workshop covers 3 areas
  • what is a Retrospective 
  • how to have a retrospective 
  • some tips for a great retrospective

Speakers
avatar for Yogini Moodley

Yogini Moodley

Agile Coach, Absas Group
I am passionate about the learning from the agile community and growing the community. I host Agile Coffee and a Scrum Master Community internally at Absa. I've spoken at Agile Africa and Scrum Gathering


Tuesday June 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

11:00am WAT

Leadership development with the leadership dancefloor
As a result of my 12+ years of focused work on organizational change I developed a leadership development framework that goes beyond personal growth and connects every aspect involved in organizational leadership. It's been proven as a very helpful guide for my more than 1000 mentees and students from more than 30 countries to unleash their leadership capabilities and understand how to influence organizational change.

Key take-aways;
  • Define leadership
  •  Understand how to Structure influential conversations
  • Embody the mindshift of Leadership development
  • Explain the Leadership from 4 different dimensions
  • Use on the Leadership dance floor as a team coaching tool
  • Use on the Leadership dance floor as a leadership development tool

Speakers
avatar for Angel Diaz-Maroto

Angel Diaz-Maroto

Founder, DiazMaroto Corporate Coaching
Angel is a very energetic, proficient and forward-thinking Coach who specialises on coaching organisations throughout their Agile journeys. His pragmatism and experience in Organisational Coaching and Business Agility are the driving forces behind his perceptive methods of action... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

11:00am WAT

Professional coaching in the Agile space
Come learn what professional coaching is. What are some disciplines within professional coaching and how do these help us in the Agile world.
Participants will engage in coaching exploration activities.

Speakers
avatar for William Strydom

William Strydom

Founder | Professional Coach and Leadership Developer, Teal LLC
 William is a Co-Active and ORSC coach, who is focusing on leadership development and agile coaching. He enjoys assisting organizations and teams with their transition to agility through gaining an agile mindset and the accompanying practices. William is a certified professional... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

11:00am WAT

Personal Kanban: Making your life better, one sticky note at a time
This session is part talk and part discussion, about how I took my work home with me and made Personal Kanban a part of my everyday life. Even in its simplest form, Kanban can add a level of organization to the lives of even the most disorganized people.

In this session, participants will:
  • Understanding why kanban works, even at home
  • How to get your family to use kanban
  •    How to find the motivation to stick with kanban

Speakers
avatar for Sally Sloley

Sally Sloley

Agile Coach, Sally Sloley
Sally Sloley is an Agile Coach, she specializes in Scrum and Kanban practices and works mostly in Sydney, Australia. Sally cut her agile chops at Microsoft, where she worked as a technical web person for over 20 years. Her agile experience spans a variety of industries, from high-tech... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:50pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

12:40pm WAT

Someone Dial 911
In this session we'll focus on identifying those moments and the tips & techniques that you can do to re-center yourself and make sure you put your best foot forward.

Attendees will walk away with tools and techniques for you to take back to recognize when you’re struggling mentally or physically and how to create a positive outcome.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Richardson

Christopher Richardson

Agile Coach, Manager, Captech Ventures inc
A native of Danville, VA, and a former firefighter, Chris has been practicing/coaching BPM/Lean methodologies for nine years and specifically the Agile methodology for four years. Chris has worked in Risk, Machine Learning and most recently in Podcasts platforms. Additionally, Chris... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 12:40pm - 1:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

12:50pm WAT

Agile Beyond Software Teams
Its been over 30 years since the software industry caught the Agile bug. While there is still room for improvement, Agile has proven to be very successful in helping software organizations deliver products faster, reduce complexity, lower cost and deliver higher quality to its customers. As technology, market, and environmental complexities and their interactions have rapidly increased, it has become imperative to adopt an agile mindset if organizations desire to increase their market share and stay relevant. Agile has proven to be successful in many industries beyond Software, however, many non-tech teams still struggle with applying the agile way of working due to limited case studies and success stories on implementation.  

In this workshop, participants will not only gain new knowledge by learning how non software teams ranging from business operations, HR, Marketing, Recruiting Call centers just to name a few have successfully transformed their work processes from waterfall to agile but they will also get hands on experience on how to kick start an agile team in their workplace and gain the tools needed for continuous success.

Speakers
avatar for Adeyinka Akeju

Adeyinka Akeju

Agile Coach, Toyota Connected
Adeyinka is an action oriented, hands on servant leader with over 10 years’ experience. She is passionate in helping organizations and teams become high performers who constantly deliver value. In her role, Adeyinka coaches and mentor’s teams to help them succeed using agile values... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 12:50pm - 1:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

12:50pm WAT

Reading the Undercurrents of Team Interactions
Are you involved with teams? Want to be able to shape team dynamics toward more productive outcomes? Come dive below the surface of personalities and words to discover the perspectives and preferences that shape them.

This is an interactive workshop

Speakers
avatar for Antoinette Coetzee

Antoinette Coetzee

Agile Coach and Trainer, Plain Agile
Antoinette has been in the Agile world since working with some of the original Manifesto signatories in 1996. She spent several years as Agile team member, developing software products. She has been an Agile mentor since 2005, then received coaching from Agile Coaching Institute in... Read More →
avatar for William Strydom

William Strydom

Founder | Professional Coach and Leadership Developer, Teal LLC
 William is a Co-Active and ORSC coach, who is focusing on leadership development and agile coaching. He enjoys assisting organizations and teams with their transition to agility through gaining an agile mindset and the accompanying practices. William is a certified professional... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 12:50pm - 1:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

12:50pm WAT

Fostering A Collaborative Culture: The Effective Way
A Collaborative culture is often overlooked in the workplace, this could be due to business executive focus only on 'return on investments'. Collaboration creates room for innovation, fostering collaborative culture among team members has over time proven to have a large impact on achieving business objectives. This talk session walks attendees through on how to increase ROI using the team collaboration factor.                            

At the end of the session attendees will understanding why it is essential to foster team collaboration effectively, while achieving business objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Omoike

Sarah Omoike

Software Developer/ Co-founder Lagos WiMLDS, Microsoft LEAP Apprenticeship
Omoike Sarah Igho is a Software Developer, she loves building products that solve social-economic problems. She is passionate about building communities that contributes to  supporting women  in Tech.She is also a co-founder of Lagos Women in Machine learning and Data Science.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 12:50pm - 1:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

1:50pm WAT

Scrum Master Dog Pound
You are a Scrum Master, but you find yourself in between jobs. You begin your search. How do you choose the home that will be a great fit for you? How do you know which company you want to be adopted by? This talk is a fresh way to look at the companies that may be trying to hire for a role they don’t understand and don’t want to pay for.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Sloley

Sally Sloley

Agile Coach, Sally Sloley
Sally Sloley is an Agile Coach, she specializes in Scrum and Kanban practices and works mostly in Sydney, Australia. Sally cut her agile chops at Microsoft, where she worked as a technical web person for over 20 years. Her agile experience spans a variety of industries, from high-tech... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 1:50pm - 2:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

1:50pm WAT

The Heart of Agility
Why is it that some teams soar, and some wallow and slog towards uncertain results? It often comes down to how well the people on the team work together. Collaboration is at the heart of teamwork. But what does that really mean? How is collaboration different from cooperation? Why do we need both? What does stellar teamwork look like?

In this session, we’ll explore these questions. I’ll share how both managers and team members can influence the conditions for collaboration and cooperation. We’ll look at common barriers to collaboration and cooperation. Take part in a mini assessment that will reveal actions that you might take to boost collaboration and cooperation on your team(s).

Speakers
avatar for Oluwatoyin Adebesin

Oluwatoyin Adebesin

Agile Coach, Sogeti USA
Highly motivated Agile Transformation Leader , equipped with comprehensive experience in project management, strong communication, analytical, organizational skills with over 12 years of experience. Capable of delivering large-scale software and web development projects on time and... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 1:50pm - 2:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

1:50pm WAT

What is your automation strategy

In agile, we usually learn the main team members are deveppers, Product Owner and Scrum masters. QA professionals seem to be optional or not sincerely needed. In order to deliver value , we need QA professionals. There are the secret sauce necessary for a successful agile transformation. In this talk , I will demonstrate to you how QA are able to influence teams and leverage team EQ for a successful agile testing transformation hence a successful agile transformation. I have been part of two agile transformation from the seat and best view of a QA professionals.

I am going to share tips or tricks and lessons learned and how you can take elevate your team EQ for a successful agile transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Williams

Brittany Williams

While attending Duke University, Brittany Williams participated in the IBM Summer Intern Program where she developed a fascination for agile methodologies and design thinking. While she has always had a passion towards design, innovation, and problem solving, Brittany quickly grew... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 1:50pm - 2:40pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

3:10pm WAT

The Power of Habits
Human beings are creatures of habit. However, embracing new habits and making them stick are not as trivial as they may first sound. It takes discipline and courage to adopt new practices instead of old ones and turn them into a routine of behavior which is repeated regularly. Yet how can we achieve that? And how can we break some previous learnt habits which persist in organizations for years?

Join us in this interactive hands-on session and explore a simple yet powerful tool which you can bring back to your workplace and serve your colleagues and you well.

Speakers
avatar for Amir Peled

Amir Peled

Enterprise Agile Coach, Orange Services
I have the privilege to become the first Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach (CTC) in Eastern Europe and serve as volunteer on the European Gathering Team (EUGT) for planning Global SCRUM GATHERING® Vienna 2019 as well as being the founder of the first Scrum Alliance User Group in... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 3:10pm - 3:50pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

3:10pm WAT

Servant Leadership: An Art Of Creating Legacy
Management is cake walk, Leadership is not and Servant Leadership is definitely not. Becoming a great Servant Leader is exacting and is an art. I will unpack some useful aspects of servant leadership which attendees can use in their working environment from the very next day.

I will use some funny examples(Scrum Mum, key man dependency) to make people understand the importance of servant leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma

Agile Coach, Think Agile
Rahul Sharma is an Agile Coach and Trainer at Think Agile, an agile coaching and training company. He has a huge passion for music and sports. He is also passionate about meeting different people around the world, learning from them and sharing his experiences.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 3:10pm - 3:50pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

3:10pm WAT

The Product Owner and Scrum Master Brain Transplant! Mwuhahahaha!!!
Imagine you are a Mad Agile Scientist and have a diabolical experiment to conduct - what would happen if you exchanged the brains of a Product Owner and Scrum Master? Mwuhahahaha!!! How would the body of a Product Owner with the brain of a Scrum Master act? And vice versa?

Perhaps the Scrum Master would now treat the team like a backlog? This Scrum Master would be focused on value and maintaining a coaching backlog of team and person improvements. This Scrum Master is refining the team, crafting a group that delivers value.

And perhaps the Product Owner might treat the backlog like a team? Rather than backlog refining, they coach the backlog. They would be focused on nurturing, protecting, and empowering the backlog. The backlog might transform from an irritation into a labor of love. Although this experiment sounds terrible, this change of perspective might be what you need to reanimate your dead team or backlog.

Join the fun and come learn what horrifying results await!

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sloley

Alex Sloley

Agile Coach Facilitator Teacher Mentor, Macquarie Group
Alex Sloley is an Agile consultant, specializing in Agile training, Agile coaching, and software development best practices training. Alex is a fifteen-year veteran of Microsoft where he acted as a Program Manager, Software Test Engineer, and Software Design Engineer in Test. During... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 3:10pm - 3:50pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites

3:10pm WAT

Key DevOps components and principles to implement while scaling teams and building stable systems.
Companies need to develop their own DevOps culture and tailor technical practices that allow for improved collaboration between Development and IT operations and optimize the system as a whole.

This presentation will provide useful tips on CI/CD, reducing waste/improve deployment times, Identify bottlenecks and increase flow, as well as Infrastructure as Code and Automated Monitoring and Health Checks

Speakers
avatar for Peter Erubami

Peter Erubami

Enterprise Coach, Agile Practice Lead, TaxAct, USA
Peter is passionate about DevOps and overall Business agility. He works with Technology and Product leadership and Scrum teams at TaxAct to continuously improve software development and delivery practices. As a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Peter provides Scaled Agile training... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 3:10pm - 3:50pm WAT
Eko Hotel & Suites