AgileCamp San Francisco
November 30, 2018
Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA   

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Friday, November 30

8:50am PST

KEYNOTE : On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude--along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds, and a climbing team that's counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There's simply no room for poor judgment -- one mistake or misstep can result in an "unrecoverable error." In any situation where lives on are the line or the stakes are exceptionally high--there's no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits. Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, Alison Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today's rigorously competitive business environments.

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Alison Levine

First American Women's Everest Expedition Team Captain & Author of The New York Times Bestseller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments
Alison Levine is a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer. She served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North and South Poles—a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 8:50am - 9:40am PST
Fisher Banquet Hall

12:40pm PST

KEYNOTE: Mindset & Culture: At the Heart of a Winning Agile Transformation
Agile is not a process, nor a methodology it is a Mindset. Similarly, an Agile transformation is not about changing processes, systems or tools, it is about transforming the culture. But how? This is the key question that Ahmed Sidky will explore in this talk. Successful transformations ignite a mindset shift across the organization through education and make it known that being agility and having a culture of learning are not nice to haves but rather they are critical to the organization’s survival in the next decades. First, leaders need to craft an inspiring vision that is not only capable of guiding the organization through the transformation but also wins the hearts and minds of people. The sustainability of the transformation is deeply linked to the approach the organization pursues. Sustainable, effective transformations aim to affect all the elements of culture such as leadership styles, cultural values and norms, work structures, reward systems, processes, and at the heart of all of it, the behaviors and habits of people. This is what Ahmed calls a Culture-led Transformation and will contrast this approach to the two common transformation approaches: the organizational-led and process-led approaches. Participants will leave this talk with a step-by step guide to structure their own Culture-led transformations.

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Ahmed Sidky

ICAgile - President, Riot Games - Head of Development Management
Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D. is the Head of Development Management at Riot Games where he leads a team of 80 internal agile delivery leaders. Ahmed is also the President of the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile.com) and the co-founder of the Business Agility Institute (businessagility.institute... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 12:40pm - 1:30pm PST
Fisher Banquet Hall

4:10pm PST

KEYNOTE: We are the Leaders We have been Waiting for: Agilists and our Values on the Leading Edge of Human Development
If we Agilists value individuals and interactions over processes and tools, why do processes and tools so often run the show? In this keynote, Lyssa offers two good reasons why she thinks this is so and shows the way out with some solid, but not well known, human technologies. Using eye-opening adult human development models, this keynote lays out the challenging terrain we need to traverse -- which is for us to get good at helping people in organizations develop their mental capabilities, not just change their mind-sets. When this happens, we will be able to help organizations do more than just "talk the talk" about valuing individuals and interactions over processes and tools (as well as fully living into all of the other Agile values). It's a big challenge but we are up for it!  It turns out that our community at large is on the leading edge of adult human development and, if we can develop ourselves, we can help others do the same. It's our time. We are the leaders we have been waiting for. Lyssa will show you why this is so, give you some food-for-thought about your own development and offer practical ways to help develop others so that the full promise of Agile comes true more often.

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Lyssa Adkins

Coach, Facilitator, Teacher, Inspirer, President Emerita Agile Coaching Institute
Lyssa Adkins is a coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer. She can make groups "sing." (Sometimes literally).Her current focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams and Boards of Directors through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching. She also... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm PST
Fisher Banquet Hall