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Scott Ambler

Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile
Scott is the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit. Scott is the (co)-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit as well as the Agile Modeling (AM) and Agile Data (AD) methodologies. He is the (co-)author of several books, including Choose Your WoW!, An Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile, Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, and The Object Primer 3rd Edition. Scott blogs regularly at DisciplinedAgileDelivery.com and he can be contacted via pmi.org.

Scott.Ambler@pmi.org | +1 (416) 931-1701
disciplined-agile.com

Scott will be Speaking about:

Beyond Failing Fast:

Guided Continuous Improvement

 

Failing fast is certainly better than failing slowly, but it’s still failing. When someone advises you to fail fast what they’re really saying is that they don’t know if something is likely to work in the situation that you face so let’s do as little as possible to run an experiment to find out. This is perfectly fine when your team is doing something truly unique, but in most cases thousands of people have done this before you. Surely we can do better than “fail fast” to learn a known thing.

Yes, you need to run experiments to discover what works for you in practice. When you run an experiment you always run the risk of failure, something which you can hopefully learn from. But other people have learned similar things before you, so if you can somehow leverage their learnings you can make better decisions regarding what is likely to work for you. Yes, you will still sometimes fail but you will do so less often. Less failures means you improve faster, and that’s what it’s really all about.

We call this strategy Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI).

Scott Ambler

Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile
Scott is the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit. Scott is the (co)-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit as well as the Agile Modeling (AM) and Agile Data (AD) methodologies. He is the (co-)author of several books, including Choose Your WoW!, An Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile, Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, and The Object Primer 3rd Edition. Scott blogs regularly at DisciplinedAgileDelivery.com and he can be contacted via pmi.org.

Scott.Ambler@pmi.org | +1 (416) 931-1701
disciplined-agile.com

Scott will be Speaking about:

Beyond Failing Fast:

Guided Continuous Improvement

 

Failing fast is certainly better than failing slowly, but it’s still failing. When someone advises you to fail fast what they’re really saying is that they don’t know if something is likely to work in the situation that you face so let’s do as little as possible to run an experiment to find out. This is perfectly fine when your team is doing something truly unique, but in most cases thousands of people have done this before you. Surely we can do better than “fail fast” to learn a known thing.

Yes, you need to run experiments to discover what works for you in practice. When you run an experiment you always run the risk of failure, something which you can hopefully learn from. But other people have learned similar things before you, so if you can somehow leverage their learnings you can make better decisions regarding what is likely to work for you. Yes, you will still sometimes fail but you will do so less often. Less failures means you improve faster, and that’s what it’s really all about.

We call this strategy Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI).

Eli Pripaz Cohen

An Agile coach at Nice,
with vast experience in the high-tech world as a developer, Scrum Master and change agent. I'm working with multiple teams and stakeholders at IL, India and the US: Coaching, training and experimenting in increasing agility level and generating high performance teams. Father of 4, which is just as challenging...

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eli-pripaz-cohen/

Eli will be Speaking about:

Dynamic re-teaming

 

Stable teams are considered as pre-requisite for agility. Yet, sometimes we establish ad-hoc feature-driven teams, which are constantly reformed based on need. I will describe how and on what situations it's being done.

Shaul Shneider

Shaul Shneider is the former Head of Private Banking Division, works in the Banking industry for the last 30 year.
Shaul created several business turn around and the last one is the change that the Private Banking of Leumi that was almost shut down became the best Private Banking in Israel.
Happy employees, satisfied customers and a profitable business.

Shaul will be Speaking in tandem with Limor Benesh about:

Improving your TTM
by EQ Development & Wellbeing

 

In the current world, where changes are endless and daily, competition can come from anywhere in the world, and at any time. Uncertainty is surrounding us! TTM is a main key for a successful company. At the same time we are talking of sustainable, long lasting company and solution.

We sacrifice and we pay a price for running after TTM
In order to compete we are using everything we can to reach to our goals.
In our lecture we would like to add to you toolbox an additional way to get to your goals.

What is EQ? Emotional intelligence? emotional quotient
We would argue that if we will learn to listen, we will learn to validate our self, our employees, our suppliers we would be able to get better employees, better relationship in the company and with our customers and suppliers.

Better relationship will create a sustainable product and company.
The "price" that we pay will be much lower and wellbeing much higher.

Limor Benesh

Limor Benesh works with organizations on helping them develop managers via
unique and tailor made EQ (Emotional Intelligence) development programs

Limor will present how in a reality of VUCA
Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, the development of
managers EQ will improve the performance and business results of the
organization they work in.

Strengthening the manager's behavior and management abilities allow both the
manager and his staff to deal with complex situations in a world with
limitations

Limor will be Speaking in tander with Shaul Shneider about:

Improve your TTM

by EQ Development & Wellbeing

 

Look up 1 notch (: 

Roy Osherove

Roy is the Author of "Art of Unit Testing" , "Elastic Leadership" and the Upcoming "Pipeline Driven" books. You can read his blog at pipelinedriven.org

https://dev.tube/?q=osherove
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/osherove/?originalSubdomain=il

Roy will be Speaking about:

Lies, Damned lies and Metrics

 

They say that "you get what you measure", and we've all see it happen. "We need to get the coverage up!" followed by people frantically writing tests that might not actually test anything. Coverage is up. Quality? not so much. So what metrics can we use to drive the things we believe in? In this session Roy Osherove covers recommended and un-recommended metrics and how each one could drive our team towards a bleaker, or brighter future.

Erez Morabia

Engineering manager and internal agile coach at Avaya
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erezmorabia

 

Erez will be Speaking about:

Gamifying your transformation

 

Agile transformation is challenging, difficult to apply across the organization, and can take forever. When we come to think of it, some of the greatest games we know are challenging, difficult to play, and take long time to master. However, we still treat those games differently than we treat agile transformation – the games are not a burden, but rather motivating, engaging and fun to play. What if we could gamify our agile transformation to trigger similar emotions

Gai Ben Dor

A runner with a soul

Guy will be Speaking about:

Wanted - a Runner with Soal Food for the soul

 

A great inspiration story

Yuval Behar

Peak Performance Specialist
Yuval Behar, agile coach, Organization consulter and Sport psychologist
 Yuval Behar is, a cognitive behavioral psychotherapist and organizational consultant.

Coaching teams for high performance in organizations and sport.

 

Yuval will be Speaking about:

Scrum Master as a Coach

 

The era off managers who command and controls their teams is over !
In order to confront complexity and uncertainty, to increase engagement, focus, creativity and  business value, we need to work with teams within a different approach. The agilic manager is much more of a facilitator that coaches his team. He is focused on managing the process  – not the people ! . 
    So what is Coaching ?  how do you coach a scrum team ? and what is a process manager ? 

Come to the workshop and see for yourself

 

Michal Epstein

A Certified Scrum.org trainer

Ajimeh Partner

Michal will be Speaking about:

Follow the Flow
use Kanban practices for leadership teams

 

Follow the flow

Dan Valach
 

דן ול״ך (44) , נשוי למרינה ואבא של הילה וטיה, משמש כיום כיועץ אסטרטגי בתחום של משאבי אנוש להנהלות של חברות הייטק ובעברי הובלתי מחלקת משאבי אנוש במספר חברות הייטק מצליחות וצומחות.

Dan will be Speaking about:

Trible circles

 

מה הדבר הראשון שעולה לכם בראש כשאתם שומעים מעגל שבטי.ואיך זה מתקשר לניהול? והאם באמת אפשר להשתמש בריקוד וצבעים כדי לפתור קונפליקטים, והאם צבעי מלחמה יורדים בכביסה??

בהרצאה זו נדבר ונחווה את הכלי של מעגל הקשבה ועוד כלים מהעולמות הללו ונראה איך אפשר לשלב אותם ביום יום של העשייה שלנו, ואיך דרכן ניתן להעצים עובדים, לפתור קונפליקטים ואפילו ללמוד משהו על הדרך.

 

Oana Junco

Oana works with people willing to transform to a more thriving version of their organisations and their products . iShe likes to describe herself an an Agile Business DJ who mixes whatever practices make people proud of their outcomes and delight their customers.
likes to present herself as a Business Agile DJ mixing whatever approaches from system coaching with storytelling, neurosciences to Agility help teams and organisations to become proud of their outcomes and delight their customers.

15 years of experience in Software Development and System Management has driven Oana to embrace Agile and Lean mindset as best approaches for 21st century leading organizations. She embraced the entrepreneurship path by founding cOemerge back in 2013 , a company that helps its large or smaller clients grow Agility and entrepreneurial mindset through Lean Startup, neurosciences and storytelling. 

Oana acts as an Agile Transformation facilitator , using Creative Solution Definition. She trains and coach Agile teams (from core Business to Software Development and Support Services), so they are able to adopt the set of practices Agile driven improvement techniques, proven to be adapted to each context and goal. Her key focus is building cross-organizations Vision Ownership to align missions with User Value creation.

In her former experience as CIO of Eurosport, the specific context of media combined to the world of sports, Oana had her first reflections about the benefits of XP, SCRUM and LEAN. These are helpful answers in a landscape that requires a highly adaptive Software Development approach, combined with full commitment in an event-driven constraint context.

Oana loves participate actively in Agile International Community. She strongly believes that connected knowledge is a value generator. She is a frequent speaker in different Agile French and International conferences. 
 
Twitter : @ojuncu
http://www.linkedin.com/in/oanajuncu. http://about.me/ojuncu 


 

Oana will be Speaking about:

"From Ego to Eco

 

Focus on the System (thinking/change) and not on the People"

Ralph van Roosmalen

Ralph van Roosmalen is one the most experienced trainer for Management 3.0. In 4 years as a Facilitator he has already held 34 workshops.

He has earned the Management 3.0 Certificate of Attendance as well as the Certificate of Practice, proving he has practiced what he preaches. He is furthermore an active Content Creator. Ralph speaks about Management 3.0 on conferences and leads regular workshops all around the world. 

Scott will be Speaking about:

Management 3.0

 

Agile management is an often overlooked part of Agile. There is a lot of information available for team members, software professionals and project managers on how to be Agile, but little information for managers and leaders.

However, when organizations adopt Agile, not only team members and project managers need to learn new practices, but managers and leaders must also learn a new approach to managing and leading Agile organizations.

 

There is a research that shows that “old-style” managers are the biggest obstacle in transitions to an Agile way of working. Furthermore, in an Agile organisation there is no need for “old-style” management.

Managers and leaders need to learn what their new role is in Agile organisations.

Efrat Wasserman

Efrat Wasserman, Agile coach and Program Management Organizational consultant.
My Name Is Efrat. I am an Experienced Program and Product manager with over 12 years of experience in managing large scale, complicated projects. In My many years in the Hi tec industry, I have come across agile, and since I discovered it, I made it my personal quest to gain vast experience in Agile Methodologies and Scrum Implementations in all sorts of products.
My personal belief is that with deep business orientation and customer understanding, people and the value of Agile, once presented to them, are the most powerful key for change and improvement.

Efrat will be Speaking about:

Visual Boards that isnpire & prompt to action

 

In My Lecture I will show you something you may have never noticed. Surprise: You are surrounded!!! (with visual boards).
But WHY?
Why not just use communication and simple human written or spoken language to say what we want? Why even bother with any visual aids?
What is a visual board and what Makes a visual board good enough to convey a message? (Best practices)
When and where can we use visual boards?
How do visual boards help us in our day2day lives at home and in our workplace?
And last but not least.... WIFM? what psychological effects does this power tool have to offer us?
Come join me through some facts and examples of how and why we need to realise that we need visualise! :-)

Tal Epstein

HP Indigo

Tal will be Speaking about:

From dev Agility to biz Agility
In the IT world

 

"From dev Agility to biz Agility
In the IT world"

Boris Korenfeld

Hi Tech industry veteran. I started my career in 2000 as a backend software engineer in Comverse (telco industry) and continued it in Mercury, HP & Gett. I built different kind of products - from hard core B2B products to the cutting edge consumer systems. As a result I hold a vast experience in different kind of technologies and I passed the whole managerial path from a team lead to a current position of CTO in Gett

 

+972-54-6646417

boris@gett.com

Boris will be Speaking about:

Structuring Technology Teams for Success, Innovation, and Competitive Advantage

 

I will share with you my experience and 5 lessons learned from massive scaling of RnD (70->200 ppl).  You will be surprised to find out the main challenges - and they are not what your intuition would tell you !

Tonny O'Halloran

Tony uses his background in development to bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the business. He’s an Agile coach and facilitator who’s not afraid to address dysfunction, but always brings positivity and a sense of fun to his work. He is a terrible ukulele player and fearless mountain biker.

Tony is an Agile Coach and partner at Nomad8 living in Wellington, New Zealand.

He started his professional life as a developer, who became frustrated by the waste involved in large protracted projects that ultimately frequently led to underwhelming customer outcomes. This led him to the world of Agile, despite a brief regrettable foray into traditional Project Management.

Tony now works as a consultant Agile Coach for companies like Xero, PartsTrader, Timely and LIC. The idea of wasting the efforts of smart, engaged people is what keeps him up at night.


www.linkedin.com/in/tohalloran/
https://nomad8.com/about-us/tony

 

Tony will be Speaking about:

I know better! That's not Agile!
and other signs you may be wasting your time..."

 

Being an Agile change agent can often feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle. Have you ever felt like you’re pushing, instead of having your knowledge and support pulled from you? Have you ever felt that the ‘Agile’ you’re championing is completely different from the ‘Agile’ your organisation is pushing for?

You're not alone, I know I certainly have and it sucks! You'll also find that the answer of many of your fellow coaches, Scrum Masters and agile leaders is also a resounding "YES" which leads to many of us feeling isolated and frustrated. Shouldn't there be a better way?

This will be an exploration of WHY we see some of these symptoms, how we've arrived where we are and what we can do to avoid them.

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