Tech. Excellence

Tech. Excellence (4)

In diesem Track werden Software Engineers, Product Owner, Scrum Master und Agile Coaches ihre Praktiken, Methoden und Werkzeuge bezüglich Technical Excellence mit dem Publikum teilen.

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Mythology and Philosophy of Agile

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Summary

How Agile is misunderstood and applied incorrectly - and what can you do about it.

Description

Even though Agile is a relatively young approach, there are already numerous misunderstandings, false assumptions, and myths surrounding it:

  • Some claim that it's all about IT, and that only product development should be impacted.
  • Others say it's a new, better, smarter way of managing projects, somehow opposing the established methodologies.
  • Yet others univocally reduce Agile to single, most popular framework, which is then turned into process, then often carved in stone forever.

Each of them can jeopardize transformations, cast shadows over results, and - the worse - cause false expectations. Agile is not the silver bullet to solve all problems. It's not yet another methodology. And, while there are several approaches that support it, it's not directly correlated with use of specific framework.

In his speech, Lukasz will take a step back, to see the bigger picture of Agile as a practical philosophy, art, and practice to be universally applied.

Learning Objectives

Ability to use approaches commonly known as Agile across the organization - specifically, outside the well researched and proven field of product delivery.

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Distributed delivery in agile software projects

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Best practices about distributed delivery across several locations in agile software projects

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At Catalysts we always had distributed development teams. Over the years we defined some best practices and were successful in delivering projects on time and on budget with teams distributed across several locations. In the talk I want to share my project history with focus on some interesting facts about what we did and what helped us for distributed delivery. I will share our goals that we want to find the best heads all over the world and find the best team that fits a customer project, independent of the location. Distribution also helps us in knowledge sharing and provides flexibility to employees – e.g. one can be close to the family or combine some working days with skiing holidays in our office in Innsbruck as an example.

I will share our best practices, from having a group chat with written messages over ticket and wiki systems to daylong video rooms. I will show some of our techniques and tools like our CatPhone – see https://www.catalysts.cc/en/wissensspritze/wispri-technologies/catphone-statt-telefon.

The talk will summarize our best practices and should give some motivation for remote collaboration and distributed teams.

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Poker der Zusammenarbeit

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Mit dem `Poker der Zusammenarbeit´ erfahren Sie interaktiv neue bzw. weiter entwickelte Wege der Zusammenarbeit.

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Die von Assentire weltweit mit mehr als 4.100 Führungskräften und Angestellten durchgeführte Studie ergab wenig überraschend ein leistungsfähigeres Auftreten am Markt jener Unternehmen, die „Digital Leadership“ (Führen im digitalen Zeitalter) erfolgreich anwenden. Deren Mitarbeiter sind zufriedener und verfügen über eine weit höhere Motivation. Die Forschungsergebnisse zeigen die grossartige Chance für Unternehmen, wenn es die eigene Managementkompetenz und Organisationskultur weiterentwickelt bzw. technologische Lösungen zulässt und für Zusammenarbeit sorgt.

Der `Poker der Zusammenarbeit´ ist völlig neu im deutschen Sprachraum. Ausgerichtet darauf, Menschen neues Vokabular und Struktur zur Entdeckung bzw. Eröffnung des Austauschs über Gruppendynamik und Zusammenarbeit zugänglich zu machen, ist diese Anwendung gerade für agile Teams von besonderer Bedeutung. Die für 4 Spieler je Team konzipierte Simulation erlaubt durch die interaktive Anwendung von Dynamikarten der Kategorien Umgebung, Lernen sowie Steuerung das Eintauchen in eine neue Welt und erzielt dadurch die Erweiterung des Betrachtungsraum auf eine abwechslungsreiche Art und Weise.

Dieser Workshop offeriert das Ausprobieren dieser Simulation mit max. 4 Teams gleichzeitig.

Learning Objectives

  • Entdecken von erweiterten Formen der Zusammenarbeit
  • Erkennen von Prioritäten
  • Austausch fördert
  • Spass, Freude & Abwechslung
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Full Metal Agile

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The real-life stories that inspired the Agile Drill Sergeant cartoons.

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This talk goes behind the scenes of the Agile Drill Sergeant cartoons (www.agiledrillsergeant.com). Most of the cartoons were inspired by real world experiences of various agile transitions that myself and my fellow coaches at ANECON have experienced. In this talk I will go through what happed in the real world and how that inspired the cartoon that followed. The topics covered include team building, retros, agile transitions, Scrum vs. Kanban, management expectations and other miscellaneous misadventures.

So there will be insights into agile transitions as a frontline coach - but mostly I hope there's a smile on your face at the end of the talk!

Learning Objectives

For scrum masters and agile coaches: "I'm not alone!"

For managers: "Do I really come across like that?"

For everyone else: maybe a smile on their faces!

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