Golden Circle of Agile Transformation | 13:00 - 14:00
Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow - Rally Software
In this session using Simon Sinek's "Golden Circle" model, I guide participants to challenge their Agile adoption and transformation approaches. We first look at WHAT practices we've engaged that tell us, "Yes, we are doing AGILE." We then investigate, "But HOW do we know which practices to choose or how to improve upon them?" That is where we engage in the notion of guiding principles. Finally, we challenge ourselves to dig deep into the truth of, "But WHY have our organisations chosen to engage in an Agile transformation at all?" Practices are not enough. From this session, participants will be able to go back to their organisations and guide dialogue about the real WHY, HOW, and WHAT of their Agile world. They will be able to create better Agile adoption plans and more robust Agile transformations.
Agile Portfolio Steering Workshop | 14:15 - 15:15
Wanda Marginean, Technical Account Manager - Rally Software
Practice the Elements of Successful Portfolio Steering
In this interactive session, people will participate in a short simulation which begins to show how to apply Lean & Agile practices to steering a portfolio of product initiatives. Does your organisation have development teams using Scrum and/or Kanban? Let's explore together how to leverage flexibility, quality, and speed to produce great features that are aligned to strategic business goals. We're not talkin' stories and iterations here, we're talking about managing MMFs (minimal, marketable features) and intiatives over the long haul, using feedback loops to move with the market.