Sessions

21 October, 2020
13:00  -  13:45

Six Decades of Software Engineering

Mainframes were born in the 1960s, along with the earliest electronic telephone switching systems. Minicomputers arrived in the 70s, and so did ARPANET. PCs came of age the 80s, as well as languages that were so simple we figured anyone could use them. This led to many a disaster – from bloated, unmaintainable corporate systems …

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21 October, 2020
14:00  -  14:30

Living between Agile Culture and a DevOps Mindset

Have you ever wondered what Agile Culture and DevOps Mindset really mean? Would you like to finally solve the riddle of great collaboration in the software development world? Are you wondering what Agile and DevOps approach can give us? I would like to invite you to my talk where I am going to share my …

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21 October, 2020
14:00  -  14:30

5 Universals for Change

No matter where we live, or who we work for, we can all understand what it’s like to build, and be in, relationships with other people. When it comes to building relationships, there are certain universal rules that we follow for helping relationships thrive. When it comes to changing our organizations, the change world has …

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21 October, 2020
14:00  -  15:15

A Whole Team Approach to Quality in Continuous Delivery

It’s not uncommon for teams practicing, or moving towards, continuous delivery to face a growing backlog of customer-reported bugs and struggle to maintain their deployment cadence. If a team has testers, the testers may be expected to continue with their same testing activities, without any thought as to how those can be fit into CD. …

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21 October, 2020
14:45  -  15:15

Agile Anti Patterns – Why They Arise and How to Address Them

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was once a pleasant world called Planet Agile. On this blue/green world, its inhabitants lived peacefully together, collaborating to plan and create wonderful software which they demoed deployed on regular basis. All the tribes, the Scrum Masters, the Product Owners, UX designers, Architects, …

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21 October, 2020
14:45  -  15:30

Online DevOps Panel

What is the future of DevOps? What are the biggest barriers to success? How do you expand past development and operations to nurture a fully cross-organisational, silo-less DevOps culture?

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21 October, 2020
15:45  -  16:15

How I became a tester! Breaking silos within cross-functional teams

When agile methodologies were introduced, existing organizations faced a new challenge: how to be cross functional? How to overtake testing assignments with a developer background, and the other way around? Introducing Agile methodologies and setting up Scrum/Kanban teams in organizations brought a tremendous change in the way traditional software development was produced.

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21 October, 2020
15:45  -  16:15

Heart of Agile

Today, we face challenges beyond agility, down to teamwork core values, affecting effectiveness and results. Teamwork core values as communication, motivation, and trust to mention some.
Let’s discover simple techniques to identify & solve these challenges using Heart of Agile compass. Through the 4 words and 3 enablers with people at the center, we will walk …

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21 October, 2020
15:45  -  17:00

How Agile are You? Let’s Play a Game to Self-assess Your Agility!

Every team, every organization is less or more agile. But how agile are you, and how can you increase your agility? Methods or frameworks don’t tell you how to become agile or increase your agility.
The Agile Self-Assessment Game is an “agile map” with coaching cards for Scrum, DevOps, Kanban, and Business Agility.

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21 October, 2020
16:30  -  17:00

Integrating UX with DevOps

Identifying your users and user needs is crucial for any product or solution development. It’s particularly important for DevOps teams to understand what value they’re trying to deliver and how it’s going to meet their user needs. This talk delves into a concept of User Experience (UX) and how it can be applied within the …

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21 October, 2020
17:15  -  17:45

AMA (Ask Mary Anything): A Special Lean Coffee with Mary Poppendieck

Ask Mary Anything (within agile-minded reason) over this year’s end of Day One virtual drinks. Grab a cup of whatever you like and sit down with Mary and Tom Poppendieck.
We will use our Aginext community’s favourite format Lean Coffee to accept questions throughout the day. Then we will vote via Lean Coffee Table to determine …

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22 October, 2020
13:00  -  13:45

Mastering Remote Meetings

People are showing up to your online meetings, but they don’t participate. Or worse – they are obviously working on other things and distracting others in the process. How do you make people care enough to prepare, show up, and engage? This will be an interactive keynote where everyone will engage with the tools and …

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22 October, 2020
14:00  -  14:30

Visual Learning with a Knowledge Canvas

If you struggle with cognitive overload or mind maps don’t really work for you then this new visual approach to note taking may help you to put everything on a page and connect the dots your way. For people who can’t draw, and those who can!

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22 October, 2020
14:00  -  14:30

ZenSum: articulating Leadership through Collaborative Boards

ZenSum is a comprehensive approach to move from Agile Teams to an Agile Organization.
Collaborative Boards, Jidoka, Nemawashi, Toyota Kata and other concepts are the building blocks, and they will be presented in a cohesive way where they complement and potentiate each other.

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22 October, 2020
14:45  -  15:30

Learning as a Person, Learning as a Team, in Distributed Companies

Working for a distributed company gives us the opportunity to find a great work-culture-person fit. But how do we ensure we grow within them, as professionals, and as people? And how do companies ensure their people keep developing their talents, as individuals, as teams and as communities?

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22 October, 2020
14:45  -  15:15

Being secure by default

Security initiatives rarely start with trust. Most endeavours push delivery teams out of ownership or expect them to work it out for themselves. This becomes a barrier to safe delivery rather than empowering and assisting. There is a gap between ‘ad hoc’ and ‘gatekeeper’ security that joins together autonomy and safety. We want to tell …

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22 October, 2020
15:45  -  17:00

Facilitation Competencies for Agilists

What skills, knowledge, and behaviours must facilitators have in order to be successful facilitating in a wide variety of environments? To what extent do these vary, if at all, when working online rather than face-to-face? What can we do, individually and together as Agilists and as peers, to develop our own facilitation competence? Join us …

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22 October, 2020
15:45  -  16:15

The Myth and Reality of a Flat Hierarchy and an Agile Transformation

Learn how FlixBus retains a flat hierarchy even after doubling the size of its technical staff. We’ll discuss the unique roles and responsibilities required for this structure, the requirements to obtain and grow the best talent from around the world, and how to prevent silo’s in your organization.

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22 October, 2020
15:45  -  16:15

Lightning Talks

This is a session dedicated to Lightning Talks by the Attendees of the Agile Tour London 2020! Each speaker has just five minutes to deliver fantastic content to support your Agile journey.
If you are interested in giving a lightning talk please contact Jennifer Riggins on slack or send an e-mail to contact@agiletourlondon.co.uk.

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22 October, 2020
16:30  -  17:00

How to scale product company and keep the startup attitude

Pipedrive has grown exponentially for several years. In this talk I will describe a method how to keep startup like attitude in bigger development team without adding extra layers of management. Our goal is always to keep innovation, internal drive and free will in the focus while delivering company goals and serve our customers.

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23 October, 2020
09:15  -  10:15

User Stories: Re-explained – You Think You Know Until You Realise You Don’t

Many teams refer to each piece of work they do as a User Story. Many write some words into some kind of ticket in Jira or Rally (and sometimes a sticky-note), with the words ‘As a… I want… So that…”. But are you really working with User Stories? In this talk, Antony takes you back to the …

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23 October, 2020
10:45  -  11:30

5 Common Challenges with Agile Transformation

Many individual software engineering teams are now Agile! However, lots of these teams are Agile within their delivery team bubble, but everything outside of this is still working in a slow and inefficient process. One or a few teams can work efficiently and effectively, whilst the rest of the Organisation continues to work in a …

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23 October, 2020
10:45  -  11:30

What makes a good Agile Leader?

One of the big myths in the Agile world is that Agile does not need Management. The real answer is more complex and more work needs to be done.
Command and control and micro-management conflict with today’s requirement of leaders and the mindset and actions of great Leadership is vital to the success of any Agile …

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23 October, 2020
10:45  -  11:30

Impostor syndrome in the IT world from a conference speaker’s perspective

Have you ever compared yourself with other team members and felt like a fraud?
Have you ever felt unworthy of your job promotion?
Have you ever doubted of your successes?
Do you know someone who could have answered “Yes” to any of those questions?

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23 October, 2020
11:45  -  12:30

Closing the Entrepreneurial Gap

When organisations are often too ponderous to innovate, what proven approaches exist to bridge the internal gap between the opposing needs of entrepreneurialism and operationalism?
This talk will explore emerging approaches that utilise the internal tensions between innovators and conservative communities. We’ll explore the importance of designing for team structures and communication pathways that are driven …

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23 October, 2020
11:45  -  12:30

Languages of Appreciation in Agile teams

Respect is one of the core values of Scrum. This can be shown in many ways, including appreciation for our team members. In this session, I will introduce the concept from Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, and consider how this applies to our working relationships.
Everyone has a primary language in which they prefer …

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23 October, 2020
11:45  -  12:30

Leadership through the Crisis

Leadership through the Crisis If we thought that we were living in agitated times last year, 2020 has been a hell of a storm so far, and it is anybody’s guess what it will still unleash by the time this talk will happen. Crises are as scary as they offer a range of opportunities. They …

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23 October, 2020
12:40  -  13:00

Agile within Data Science world

A short presentation to understand how Data Scientists can use Agile effectively, this will also be useful to the teams who have Data Scientists working with them

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22 October, 2020
17:05  -  19:00

Agile Tour Games Night with Modulearn

Join us for a fun evening of interactive games, chat and fun at the unique Agile Tour Interactive Games Night. The games where YOU are the star!  Explore our different game rooms and join in with others in the room. Or simply head over to one of the chill-out rooms for a relaxing chat. The …

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23 October, 2020
13:45  -  14:30

Certainty in Uncertainty: Integrating core talents to do what we do best

A look at using human learning, complexity theory, and contextual industry frameworks to manage uncertainty and learn from it

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23 October, 2020
13:45  -  14:30

ACE – Powerful Feedback that’s Psychologically Safe

Feedback is a double-edged sword: it’s the key to team performance, but done badly it can destroy relationships, collaboration and performance.
In this workshop I’ll introduce the “ACE” model for making feedback easier and safer. We’ll explore how to give ACE feedback, and how to run meetings in which people give Psychologically-Safe Feedback to each other.

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23 October, 2020
13:45  -  15:30

How we built the ‘dark’ star

Our teams are not isolated and very often must interact with other teams. If you are working in a large enterprise this is happening on a daily basis.
So what are the best protocol/practices/way to create an effective and efficient collaboration culture?

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23 October, 2020
14:45  -  15:30

Case Study: Who said Senior Leaders can’t be coached?

Culture is the biggest obstacle for the adoption and scaling of agile practices. And the single most effective enabler for culture change is the role modelling of the right behaviours by senior leaders.
Mission impossible? Think again.
Whether you are a ScrumMaster, an Agile Coach, a project manager or an agile transformation consultant, come to this talk …

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23 October, 2020
14:45  -  15:30

Consequence Scanning – an agile practice for responsible innovators

Consequence Scanning is a new agile practice that fits into the iterative development cycle. It gives teams and organisations the space to consider the potential consequences and impact of what they are building on the lives of their users and the wider world,early and often.This collaborative session will use a mix of presentation and interactive workshop …

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23 October, 2020
16:00  -  16:45

Lightning Talks x 7

This is a session dedicated to Lightning Talks by the Attendees of the Agile Tour London 2020! Each speaker has just five minutes to deliver fantastic content to support your Agile journey.
If you are interested in giving a lightning talk please contact Ritika  Singh on slack or send an e-mail to contact@agiletourlondon.co.uk.

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23 October, 2020
16:00  -  16:45

The Past, Present, and Future of Cloud Native API Gateways

An API gateway is at the core of how APIs are managed, secured, and presented within any web-based system. Although the technology has been in use for many years, it has not always kept pace with recent developments within the cloud native space, and many engineers are confused about how a cloud native API gateway …

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23 October, 2020
16:00  -  17:30

Improvisation for Innovation

Improvised theatre skills help us access our creativity, and to work collaboratively and with more empathy. Watching and playing good improv can feel like magic. In this session you will learn the basic techniques improvisers use to co-create something from nothing, a vocabulary to describe your experiences, and how to apply these techniques in your …

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23 October, 2020
17:00  -  17:45

Developing a Technology Strategy

There is lots of help and advice out there on how to develop a business strategy, but how do you develop a Technology strategy that enables that? This talk will discuss the approach we have taken with real life examples from our time at MOO

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23 October, 2020
17:00  -  17:45

Fishbowl discussion: What’s in the future for Agile? What comes after Agile?

Join our fishbowl discussion on the questions ”What’s in the future for Agile? What comes after Agile?”. In this session, you will have the opportunity to join the discussion in the inner circle and as a participant in the outer circle to ask questions. Come and join the discussion/debate.

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