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

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Leadership & Teams [clear filter]
Friday, November 30

9:50am PST

Finding Your Place: Agile Managers in Scrum
What are the characteristics of a great Agile Manager? What are the standard activities they do each day to support their high performing teams? Intel Corporation's operational and tactical approach to mobilizing over 350 Agile Managers will be shared. We'll cover how to deploy clear Agile Manager's Roles and Responsibilities and Agile Manager Leader Standard Work to transform your organization.

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Kaylene Scanlon

Enterprise Agile & Lean Coach, Intel Corporation
Kaylene Scanlon is an Agile and Lean Transformation Leader at Intel. With a passion for developing truly great products, Kaylene brings her energy and excitement to drive organizational and process transformation to Intels™ product development teams. She promotes empirical processes... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am PST
Robertson 2 (Pod)

11:10am PST

3 Key Questions for Business Agility … that should be answered -- before you launch your next product in 2018+
MICHAEL ECKHARDT, Managing Director at Chasm Institute
( Product / Market Expert, Harvard MBA, Wall Street Journal Award )
Hear from the leaders in Silicon Valley product / market success, who will provide an overview of the frameworks / tools / real examples from 225 clients and their newly-updated “Crossing the Chasm 3.0” book.
Every attendee at Michael’s session will receive a “complimentary copy” of this newly-updated book.
Chasm Institute helps bring innovative new products to market by advising executives and teams – in both large companies + new ventures -- on how to accelerate + scale to profitable growth.
What 3 questions your technology company needs to answer, before winning with these key mega-trends, which represent the next $1,000,000,000,000 of revenue:
Cloud | VR + AR | Advanced Apps | Mobile | Analytics | AI | Blockchain | IoT | Big Data
Can your company leverage one of these 9 tech trends in the next 12-24 months?
-  Consumerization of Enterprise IT
-  Systems of Engagement
-  Disruptive Business Models
-  Industry Transformations
-  Customer Experience
-  Security & Privacy
-  Sharing Economy
-  IoT/Industrial Internet
-  Collaboration & Communication

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Michael Eckhardt

Managing Director, Chasm Institute LLC
 Managing Director at Chasm Institute (Silicon Valley Office) Veteran of PwC, Harbridge Consulting, HP, and Pepsico Harvard MBA + Wall Street Journal Award winner --  for past 15+ years, has worked with over 500 tech-based businesses in Silicon Valley and worldwide --  deep... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 11:10am - 12:10pm PST
Robertson 2 (Pod)

1:40pm PST

High Performing Teams: Core Protocols for Psychological Safety
Want awesome teams that build great products? Great teams don't happen by accident. And they don't have to take a long time to build.

In this session, Richard lays out the case for Continuous Teaming. Session participants will join in a flight of fun learning activity-sets. These will give you a taste of team awesomeness and how to start when you go back to work.

Richard builds on the work of Jim and Michele McCarthy, Google, Bruce Tuckman, Gamasutra, Standish Group, Peter Drucker, and Melvin Conway. His learning activity-sets are short games, using elements from improvisational theater, The Core Protocols, Extreme Programming, and more.

Who should attend? Anyone who wants to create great teams and build great products. You'll leave having embodied the essential elements of accelerated continuous team-building and awesomeness maintenance.

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Richard Kasperowski

High-Performance Teams
Richard Kasperowski is an author, speaker, teacher, and coach focused on high-performance teams. Richard is the author of the new book, High-Performance Teams: The Foundations, as well as The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness. He leads clients in building great teams that g... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm PST
Robertson 2 (Pod)

3:00pm PST

Hierarchy, Silos, Self-Organization
Hierarchies are often the default means of organization for most companies. However, heirarchies are also known to make effective decision making and communication awkward and slow. By their very nature, they foster the growth of silos and barriers between groups. Far too many companies fall into the hierarchy trap. How do we get out of it? What are our alternatives and what can we do to find them? In this session we survey the different kinds of organizational alternatives to hierarchy that we have seen. We compare the pros, cons and relative merits of each. By understanding what the options are, we can better understand what works best for our own organizations. Ultimately, agile organizations should represent a much wider diversity of organizational structures. Come learn how we get there.

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Thomas Perry

Managing Consultant, CA
Tom has been working as a transformation agent in software development for over 20 years. He has worked on teams at startup companies, large corporations in the Fortune 100 and the State and Federal Government. His background includes testing, development, project/program management... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Coblenz (Theatre)

3:00pm PST

STOP Coaching | START Leading
Do you find yourself justifying why coaching is important?  Is the pitch of building a coaching culture a tough sell or gone stale?  It’s time to shift the narrative.  In this session, we’ll talk about how to position coaching for business leaders.  I’ll introduce language on coaching that resonates with executives, getting you the buy-in you need, and the investment to move your coaching mission forward.  

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Sinead Condon

High Performance Strategist, Integral Partners
As a High Performance Strategist, Sinéad has had the privilege and experience of working in small and large companies across diverse industries, attitudes and cultures.  Her sweet spot is the c-suite, having built a reputation as a straight shooting, thought leading human advocate... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Robertson 3 (Pod)

3:00pm PST

Team Up to Eradicate Fear from Organizational Culture
Endless meetings, employees' disengagement, blame and a lack of trust. These are just a few symptoms of a culture of fear in organizations. As contagious as smallpox used to be, fear can affect individuals, teams and organizations, significantly reducing their innovation and learning ability.

Let's explore how to use agile games to Stop the fear pandemic! We will start this workshop by learning about the symptoms and the detrimental impact of fear on team's ability to learn and innovate. Then we will experiment with a fear reset exercise that can help you and your team to find ways to reset your fears in 4 simple steps. Throughout the workshop will learn about agile games designed to increase empathy, build connections and practice risk taking in a "safe to fail" setting. Whether you are coming from a conservative company or a startup with experimental mindset, you will find a game (or two) suited for your own game-readiness level. We will experiment with games and techniques to undo the “learned helplessness on an individual level and discuss agile practices that are effective in establishing trust and helping teams navigate conflict. You will learn about Helpful Cassandras, Things That Suck and Kill the Project practices and get to play a round of Fear Eradicated game. The game can be used in a retrospective setting with your teams as well as a tool to facilitate culture change discussions at your Agile Coaching community of practice.
Timeline breakdown:
1. Connection/ Intro - 5 min
( Participants will start with a pair-interviews to complete a "puzzle piece" with questions related to psychological safety)
2. Symptoms and impact of fear - 10 min
Review fear symptoms in the organization and how they can be traced to the "fight-flight-or-freeze" fear response of our brains. Review Ron Westrum's culture model as it applies to the crippling effect of fear on the information flow.
3. Fear rest worksheet with example - 5 min
Participants will experiment framing one of the sample fear and resetting it using the worksheet provided in this workshop.
4. Psychological Safety Enhancers - 10 min
Introduce agile games and various practices (with examples from the real teams) that are effective in increasing safety: practice speaking about feelings, creating team norms, personal maps, measuring psychological safety, having focused retrospectives etc.
5. Fear eradicated game - 20 min
The game will bring together all the concepts covered in this workshop for a round of table discussions/matching game using the fear cards and safety enhancer cards. Debriefing and conclusion will be included in this final part.

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Dana Pylayeva

Agile Coach and Founder, Agile Play Consulting LLC
Agile Coach and Trainer, International Speaker, Dana has over 18 year of diverse IT experience.  She is the author of "Introduction to DevOps with Lego, Chocolate and Scrum Game" and the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day.

Friday November 30, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Robertson 1 (Pod)