This event is co-located with DevOps Summit and Testing Summit. Delegates may attend any sessions from these conference.
At present times, Agile communities are everywhere 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.
We have a joint morning session with DevOps Summit and Testing Summit and the Round Table session is the last of the joint morning session of the three co-located events. This session is for 45 minutes. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. 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, Testing and DevOps.
Benefits of attending
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.
Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
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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.
Dan Hooper, Managing Director and Co-founder, Piccadilly Group
In the digital age, the focus on culture, leadership, management and decision-making must evolve. This talk will discuss the future of these key areas and outline a proven ground-up approach to enable leadership teams to deliver effective outcomes for the modern agile enterprise.
Jonathon Wright, Digital Therapist, Digital Assured
Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming part of every organisations 2020 business strategy. As a Tester how do you bridge the Cognitive knowledge GAP? How can you apply a testers bespoke domain knowledge to test Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) platforms?
Join Jonathon who will share his recent experience of implementing Augmented Intelligent (AI) through harmonising Human Intelligence (such as Mechanical Turk) with Artificial Intelligence (Consensus Algorithms) to test next generation Enterprise AI platforms.
•The skills as testers you will need for Artificial Intelligence
•Testing Patterns to prove Machine Learning
•How to leverage Human Intelligence to crease Augmented Intelligence
Speaker from CollabNet
Behice Gul Torun Öztürk, Governance and Agile Office Senior Manager, Turkcell Technology
At this presentation, I will talk about how we decided and started an agile transformation journey for our IT organization of about 1000 professionals. Starting in 2016 from almost scratch to about 65 agile teams at the moment, our journey includes how we proceeded, how we established the agile office with 6 agile coaches and what we expect next for our growing and changing IT organization.
Tom Hoyland, Sky Betting and Gaming, Agile Delivery Lead
How would you build a team from scratch? What techniques would you use? What metrics should you respond to?
In this talk you’ll see how we assembled a team, embedded agile values, a DevOps mindset and a clear purpose to create a squad with an infectious, high performing culture.
We’ll demonstrate the coaching and visualisation techniques we used to reduce batch size and improve quality. You’ll see how to reveal ‘hidden’ product backlogs, make the invisible visible, and use domain driven design, theory of constraints and language to optimise team resilience.
Dean Latchana, Business Agility Consultant, Latchana Consulting Ltd
I propose an organisational resilience mindset can enable enterprises to strengthen its resilience to unforeseen circumstances.
I will explain how organisational resilience with agile and lean can enable organisations to survive, thrive and create opportunities through crisis and change.
Peter Pito, Delivery Lead, Deloitte Digital
Software development is inherently complex in nature. For such complex problems there are no recipes for success that can be followed.
Why do projects fail? We are constantly under pressure to make decisions in software under the constraint of time and knowledge.
US Marines rely on heuristics when the original battle plan breaks down, such as “capture the high ground, stay in touch and keep moving”. Can we use a similar set of heuristics in our Agile deliveries?
Join me to explore the concept of an Agile Adaptive toolbox of heuristic.
Hannah McGarty, Agile Lead, Expedia
Most companies wish they could work faster, and more efficiently, whilst being adaptable, flexible and able to respond to change. So how do we achieve this? We use the mindset, principles and tools of agile to drive change. This talk will focus on how we can successfully imbed an agile culture into other pockets of our business, outside of technology, to drive end to end, true agility.
Philippe GUENET, Digital Change Coach, Henko
Enterprises, who are struggling to keep up with the pace of the competitive digital landscape, have aimed to become more agile as the solution. Those efforts have often struggled because one-size-fits-all solutions don’t work, and are often misplaced too. Without situational awareness, Leaders are navigating their landscape blindfolded. Mapping offers techniques for visualising a strategy and applying patterns in support of successful digital strategies.
Margarete McGrath, Chief Digital Officer for Dell EmC Enterprises
Digital leadership requires a bold approach to leadership. Many leading organisations have struggled to really transform how to become leading digital businesses. Many are still struggling with digital front ends but antiquated analog middle and back office structures and decaying work practices. Some enlightened businesses who are not disruptors but have a legacy infrastructure and aging workforce are trying new and novel ways to transform their culture to embrace the digital age.
This session will touch on some of the highlights and low lights experienced by leading businesses and how they have responded to become leaders in a digital age.
Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd
♦ Today's growth businesses are Digital. And in Digital things chance fast, technology, competitors, markets and even capabilities.
♦ How are businesses to respond? And how can digital business structure itself for efficient operations?
♦ Fortunately there is a template from which to learn: Agile.
Round Table sessions are discussion groups held jointly with the two co-located events. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. Please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to digital transformation and the business evolution with Agile.
Does Agile produce more value than waterfall (and how do you measure it)?
Steve Kitching, UK Managing Director, PREMIOS
Agile Clinic: Your chance to ask about any problems you have with adopting Agile
Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd
Robotic Process Automation.
Jonathon Wright, CTO & Co-Founder, Digital Assured
Maturing DevOps Pipeline for Enterprises
Hiten Khambhadia, Head of Technology for Banking and Insurance in Europe, TCS, Amsterdam
Digital Transformation: Turning rhetoric to reality with Automation, Performance and DevOps
Ian Molyneaux, Infuse
Daryl Searle, Director, Ovate
No longer can organisations rely upon IT to deliver projects and products that gain market share. In a marketplace where speed rules, an organisation needs to work as one. We will look at how applying agile principles across an organisation increases the “sum of all parts”
Colin Deady, Head of Product and Innovation, Capita Application Services
You’re Agile. You’re delivering. You’re also seeing the Singularity of Failure approaching: technical debt, challenged velocity, and a definition of done that is more a guideline than a fact. You’re struggling. Let’s change that, and reverse this downward spiral using real-world practical examples including BDD, Real Options and Zero-Known Defects.
Soumyadip Mitra, IT Consultant Agile & DevOps, Infosys Ltd. Dublin
Driving and leading Agile & DevOps Transformation within an IT organisation might be quite challenging due to complexity involved in managing change across the enterprise. Magnitude of challenge is increases further, if you are dealing with organisations where need for change is still not realized at all levels in organisational hierarchy equally, having multi-vendor & multi location team, departmental silos, failed running initiatives and many more.
So the purpose of my talk is to highlight the key traits a transformation leader should possess in driving, sustaining and scaling change across the organisation.
Bernhard Sterchi, Managing Partner, Palladio Trusted Advisers, Switzerland
Usually, Agile methods are part of the operating system of an organisation: roles, processes, routines that everybody follows. But what about the areas outside the operating system – individual cases, exceptions, non-core tasks? The Amber Compass serves as a type case from which to build your agile-compatible leadership competence.
Steve Kitching, UK Managing Director, PREMIOS
This presentation will describe an approach to measuring Agile development that allows for an approximation to fixed price contracts.
Why is this important?
The industry has justifiably bought into the benefits of Agile development for, primarily, improving customer satisfaction and, secondarily, for improving value delivery and shorter time to market. However, there is a group of people who find Agile development hugely frustrating collectively, the "investors." This group have gone from being frustrated that estimates of cost and duration for waterfall projects were invariably wrong or, at least, very fragile in the face of change to being frustrated that Agile teams will not even provide estimates of cost and duration to allow them to incorporate change.
The presentation describes an approach for cost and duration predictability developed by the author and his colleagues in numerous workshops with a major financial services client as an alternative to paying for all Agile development from outsourced software development vendors on a T&M basis. The approach has subsequently been refined through work with other clients and experts in the field.
Key lessons or concepts that will be conveyed:
• A better way to measure Agile development to help manage investor expectations
• Transition from paying for Agile development as T&M to fixed price
• Implementation issues that might arise and how to manage them
Dean Latchana, Sainsbury’s Agile Transformation Coach
Implement means to execute. Governance means to rule and control. This suggests implementing governance is a top-down deterministic approach to management. Such approaches are no longer fit-for-purpose.
Teams need to seek their own approach to gain business alignment. This talk is about collaborative approaches which support teams to deliver value.