Digital Transformation: Why well-planned multi-year programs still fail! And what to do instead!
Venkatesh Arunachalam, Associate Director, VMware Tanzu Labs ANZ
Anu Pandey, Staff Consultant – Product Engineer/Manager, VMware
Making deliberate organisational culture choices and allowing Agile to emerge
Dave Bales, Enterprise Agile Coach, AgileMe
Essential SAFe: The Ten Critical Success Factors
Em Campbell-Pretty, Managing Director, Pretty Agile
Risk, Community and a Courageous Australia
Damien Cave, Australia Bureau Chief, The New York Times
How impossible becomes possible
Adaptability in the fog of war: How the history of warfare reflects modern-day Agility
Benjamin Chee, Staff Editor & Designer, Dan Verssen Games
Hardwired for connection
Zoë Coyle, Founder and Director, Pilot Light
She will discuss mirror neurons, the attributes of empathy, nurturing optimism and the benefits of choosing a mindset of generosity.
Discover the liberation, empowerment and health benefits of dropping the veil and being in true connection to yourself and others.
Traps to avoid in Agile: lessons from Squid Game
Ben Crothers, Principal Facilitator, Bright Pilots HQ
Ben will share some hard-won insights that are great for those fairly new to Agile, or helping their organisation to adopt Agile practices, plus some practical diagnostic questions to use in your own team, so that your Agile hopes won’t be… eliminated.
Using Agile to spearhead change in the healthcare industry
Adri de Vleeschauwer, Business Advisory Chapter Lead
Catherine Drury, Agile Coach, Roche
Little changes, big impact. This is the story of a little telco, with a big heart.
Denisse Dimatatac, Head of Delivery
Lesson 1. Focus on making communication fun and safe
Lesson 2. If the business is in flux, prioritise providing clarity and establishing certainty.
Lesson 3. Stay curious. Lean into innovation and learning.
Lesson 4: Be human and show that you care.
What matters most is NOT maximising private profit… but it is why the corporate elite turned to Agile
Keith Dodds, Author and organiser
Making a medical product with Agile
Geoffrey Dunn, Lead Systems Test Engineer, ResMed
How to thrive in this new remote world – a software engineer’s perspective
Rhoda Esquivel, Founder, Woolfie
Dancing with a brain tumour; how an Agile growth mindset, Cynefin and sprint planning helped me dance to a new tune
Rebecca Gordon, Director, Services Australia
Rebecca Gordon has had 20+ years driving transformational programmes and government projects and has taken what she’s learned to guide herself through her own personal project.
Rebecca will share the story of what happened following her diagnosis and the reflective journey it forced her to take.
Leading the self-managing team
This is a very new area of understanding for teams and reflects how organisations are starting to work in the 21st Century. It also helps us understand how self-organising and self-managing teams work and can work better. This will be an interesting 20 minutes where we can explore individuals interacting. It will be engaging, dad jokes galore, some opinion, well lots of opinion, and be totally worth attending.
Measuring enterprise agility and leadership through organisational psychology
Matthew Hodgson, CEO and Executive Agile Coach
Mia Horrigan, Enterprise Agile Coach and Partner for Digital Transformation, Program and Services Delivery, Zen Ex Machina
This talk with enterprise Agile coaches Matthew Hodgson and Mia Horrigan will give you a playbook to truly measure and predict agility based on a data modelling approach:
- The empirical evidence and data on what makes an enterprise Agile
- How you measure an Agile culture from an organisational psychology perspective
- The antecedents of Agile leadership
- How to grow and sustain an Agile culture across the enterprise.
Dr Seuss Super Coach
Climate change doesn’t cause bushfires – leadership does
In this talk, she’ll explore how stages of leadership development play out in Agile teams, product portfolios, and across the C-Suite, and you’ll walk away with tools to raise the level of awareness and impact of everyone you work with. As we climb the “stage ladder” we open up the capacity to solve bigger problems for our customers and our communities – and collectively, we can create a better world.
Agile and the Art of Winemaking
Paru Madhavan, Practice Lead, ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll
Join Paru and find out what a modern Agilist can learn from a career detour into the centuries-old world of winemaking.
The most fun way to enhance team dexterity
Mike Mallete, Agile Coach & Psychology Nerd
What if I told you can enhance your team’s dexterity through playing games?
Improv teams are among the most dexterous teams in the world. And the secret formula is Improv games. Improv games have been around since the ’40s. Producing the most dexterous (and funniest) teams in the world for decades.
Sustainable transformation – where to from here?
Cherie Mylordis, Business transformation expert and leadership coach
Can we really be Agile while working remotely?
Dipesh Pala, Agile Capability Leader – Asia Pacific, IBM
We need to recognise that while new technologies bring some consolation for overcoming the challenges of remote working, the real secret to success is hidden in the cultural shift. The highest performing teams have one thing in common – psychological safety. Leaders who focus on providing psychological safety in a remote workforce culture are helping their employees be the best versions of themselves, both physically and mentally.
Drawing upon more than a decade of working with remote teams, Dipesh explores these notions and provides clear guidelines, organised around seven key areas that will be useful for any organisation wanting to unleash the full potential of their remote teams.
Increasing the research sector’s impact through Agile
John Westgarth, Agile Coach, Food Agility
This talk will focus on the successes and challenges of adapting Agile to an academic research environment. How the combination of design-thinking, lean startup and Agile can be used to inform impactful research, and talk to how they have addressed cultural barriers to change.
Putting the resilience back into resilience: leading in a challenged world
Michael Cavanagh, Deputy Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, The University of Sydney
From Legacy to Legendary
Chris Rock, Acting Assistant Commissioner, EST Indirect Tax, Enterprise Tax & Super Systems, ATO
What matters most when a large organisation embarks on a “Customer Obsessed Transformation journey” – Doing Agile in disguise
Sheena Saigal, Portfolio Delivery Manager, eCommerce, Coles
Who should attend – transformation enthusiasts, Agile coaches, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, Product Managers and anyone who is an Agile enthusiast!
Shifting the blame game between business & IT to a shared accountability Tribe model
Guido Swinkels, Agile Coach
Natalie Ramantanis, Tribe Lead, ING Australia
While Agile has been in play for many years, changing the organisational structure with Agile paradigm may not be a straight-forward decision for the non-tech organisations. ING has been pioneering Agile Transformation for many years and in the recent transformation in 2019, we have created Tribes with shared accountability between business and IT.
The significant structural and behavioural changes were designed to ensure development kept their customer at the front of mind. This was truly tested during lockdown when the transformation was in early stages. This session is a share back of learnings from this journey
In this talk, Guido and Natalie will share ING learnings for the past 2 years in recent Agile Transformation and how it has helped with bringing technology and business teams together to put the customer first.
Value Stream Management explained
Márcio Sete, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Flomatika
In the old project-oriented paradigm, organisations had strong governance mechanisms that somehow worked (most of the time with a high price tag). It gave organisations a sense of control and understanding of what was happening (or at least the narrative created about what was happening – A.K.A watermelon reports).
When the world started shifting from a project-to-product paradigm, that governance mechanism became lost in translation. Trying to apply the old pattern was expensive and cumbersome. Organisations started to trade governance for value delivery unnecessarily. Who would’ve thought!
Value Stream Management platforms are now enabling organisations to measure the effectiveness of their product delivery, regardless of scale or which tools they use. It provides near real-time, end-to-end visibility and deep insights into the product delivery flow, enabling data-driven governance in a more sustainable, effective, and efficient way.
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Feedback culture in teams starts with you
Keegan Luiters, Presenter, Facilitator and coach
Sarah Stokes, Head of Design, Domain
Panel: Reimagining work
Sherif Mansour, Distinguished product manager, Atlassian
Nicole Olver, Chief People Officer, Sendle
It’s okay to start with the solution
Sherif Mansour, Distinguished Product Manager at Atlassian
Sherif Mansour, Distinguished Product Manager at Atlassian, will share stories of where he’s observed and encouraged teams to do the opposite of what they’ve been told: start with the solution. Whether you’re conducting customer research, building products or involved in product strategy, Sherif will introduce a different approach to thinking which creates better outcomes for our teams and our customers.