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Keynote on The Need for Continuous Improvement in Agile at 1stConf
February 14, 2016 - February 15, 2016
I will give a keynote about The Need for Continuous Improvement in Agile at 1stConf on February 15 in Melbourne, Australia:
For decades people have looked for the best way to develop software. Multiple methods and frameworks have been explored to guide organizations on how to develop software. Although we have, as a whole improved, organizations can still struggle. Delivering working software still seems to be hard.
Many organizations that have had success with agile, but there are also agile transformations that have not produced the expected results. Better software development is not about implementing the the best framework or method throughout the organization.
Agile takes a different approach by stating “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it”. What matters is that people, teams and organizations adopt an agile mindset and learn how to deploy suitable practices effectively so that they can adapt to the situation at hand.
Agile isn’t a silver bullet, and it’s not a one size fits all approach. Continuous improvement is what makes it work, it’s at the heart of agile. Ben will show why continuous improvement matters in agile and what you can do to help your teams and organization to be more agile.
This is a one day conference, aimed at people starting out with agile. The event is being run by practitioners from the Melbourne community. 2016 is the second year that this event will be held.
Job titles of people who should come may include but is not limited to: CIOs, CTOs, Directors, Developers, Product Managers, Business Analysts, Designers, UX Designers, Sales, Human Resources, Marketing, Legal, Testers, Project Managers.
The conference features two keynote speakers:
We will be hearing from the world renowned agile thinker, Dr Alistair Cockburn. He has recently developed a philosophy that he calls The Heart of Agile.
We are also fortunate to have Ben Linders visit Australia for the first time. He is an expert in retrospectives and an author of a book on the same topic.
I’m also running a mini-workshop at 1stConf, the Agile & Lean Impediment Game. This game is from my workshop Getting More out of Agile and Lean that will be run in Melbourne during my visit. Actually I’m giving three workshops in Melbourne in February:
- Workshop Getting more out of Agile and Lean on February 16
- Workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives (beginners) on February 18
- Workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives (advanced) on February 19
I’m doing an interactive online workshop where you can practice your problem-solving skills and learn how to deal with agile impediments. Join me on January 27, 2021, for this live online workshop.January 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CET at Online
In 2021 I'm back at OOP conference, doing a mini workshop on collaborative problem-solving. Join me online, February 8-12, 2021.February 7, 2021 - February 12, 2021 at Online
I'm doing an interactive online workshop where you can learn how to assess your agility to take the next steps on your agile journey. Join me on February 12 for this live online workshop.February 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CET at Online
Join my workshop Continuous Improvement in Remote and Distributed Teams as an online virtual course on February 16 and 17, 2021, in collaboration with Agile Actors #learning.February 15, 2021 - February 17, 2021 at Online
I’m giving my popular workshop Improving Organizational Agility as an online virtual course on March 2 and 3, 2021, in collaboration with Agile Actors #learning.March 1, 2021 - March 3, 2021 at Online
At Aginext 2021 I'm doing a session together with Fabio Armani where we explore psychological safety and culture in teams. Join us March 17-19, online, Aginext 2021.March 16, 2021 - March 19, 2021 at Online
Agile Workshop Valuable Retrospectives for Teams at DevOpsCon Singapore (postponed to 2021) [Sold Out]
Learn new exercises for your agile retrospectives, find out how to create a safe environment, and improve your facilitation skills in the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams at DevOpsCon Singapore, March 25, 2020!August 31, 2021 at Suntec Singapore