Background

This event is co-located with DevOps Summit. Delegates may attend any sessions from either conference.

At present times, Agile communities are every where and the Agile philosophy is being adopted by more and more organisations.  This cooperative, iterative approach to development—or any problem-solving process—that favours multiple, small, rapid releases over fewer large-scale ones is showing stakeholders and unhappy end users how to manage time and money.  The key is to embrace change and focus on customer desires and feedback. All this allows agile businesses to provide almost immediate responses to shifting customer demands.

Stalwart thought leaders and practitioners share their views and “know-how” to transition and transform with different processes and attitudes to change.  The conference thus provides the perfect occasion for delegates to get involved in the conversation, ask questions, learn about best practices and stay together in the Agile initiative, where Agile has its roots in working, sharing and innovating.

Joint morning session with DevOps Summit 

The Round Table session is the last of the joint morning session of the two co-located events. This session is for 45 minutes of which there will be around ten minutes for a general summing up at the end. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. They are given all the topics with their joining instructions and again at the time of registration and so make their choice on the topics that they want to attend. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary. Please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Agile and DevOps.

Benefits of attending:

  • Share ideas and brainstorm new approaches
  • Meet with Agile experts
  • Develop and benchmark your Agile Strategies
  • Learn from others’ best practices, ideas and expertise
  • Discover latest technical skills, tools, tips and tricks in the industry

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Call for Participation

We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Agile.

We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers” – are of interest to us too. They can be a very important topics of discussion / panels that you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.

Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

Code of Conduct & Diversity

UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

We at UNICOM strive to be a leading provider of knowledge to the business community and to engage the global business community as a specialised provider of knowledge. We strive to do this maintaining a culture of co-operation, commitment and trust. We want every UNICOM conference and training day to be a safe and productive environment for everyone – a place to share research and innovation and to build professional networks. To that end, we will enforce a code of conduct throughout all our events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our approach is that our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff.

Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.

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Programme

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    Keynote: Great ScrumMaster

    Zuzana "Zuzi" Šochová, Independent Agile coach and trainer

    Great teams make a huge difference to your company’s success. Great ScrumMasters create such high-performing teams.

    I will tell you some of the secrets you need to know to become a great ScrumMaster. Create a high-performing collaborative environment at your organization, which makes your organization more than competitive in the current complex globalized world.

    Speakers:

    Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová

Speaker

Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová

Independent Agile coach and trainer

Previous Programme

  • Joint morning session with Adopting New Technologies for Digital Transformation -

  • 09:00 -

    Registration and coffee

  • 09:30 -

    UNICOM’s welcome

  • 09:35 -

    Chair’s scene setting

  • 09:45 -

    Keynote: The growing pains of Digital Leadership

  • 10:30 -

    Digital Business means Agile Business

  • 11:00 -

    Introduction to sponsors and coffee break

  • 11:30 -

    Round Table session

  • 12:15 -

    Change to track for Agile Methods: The Business Evolution

  • Chair for the Agile Track: Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd -

  • 12:20 -

    Chairs scene setting

  • 12:30 -

    Agile: The changing face of business

  • 13:00 -

    LUNCH

  • 14:00 -

    Transforming Struggling Agile Teams: Practical success from real world examples

  • 14:30 -

    Key traits must lead to a successful agile & DevOps transformation

  • 15:00 -

    Leadership on the edge of Agile - Managing with the Amber Compass

  • 15:30 -

    Tea & Coffee break

  • 15:45 -

    An Approach to Fixed Price Agile

  • 16:15 -

    Implementing Governance

  • 16:45 -

    Chair’s summing up and close of day

Previous Speakers

Colin Deady

Capita Application Services

Allan Kelly

Software Strategy Ltd

Steve Kitching

PREMIOS

Dean Latchana

Latchana Consulting Ltd

Margarete McGrath

Dell EMC Enterprise

Soumyadip Mitra

Infosys Ltd. Dublin

Daryl Searle

Ovate

Bernhard Sterchi

Palladio Trusted Advisers

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