• 23 May
  • 24 May
  • All Rooms
  • Banqueting Hall
  • Bridge Room
09:30 AM - 10:15 AMThe Innovation Imperative By Gabrielle BenefieldFounder of Mobius Loop LLC

Let’s take on the challenge of how to build outcome driven organisations to create innovative products, allow people the time and space to be creative, and how to apply pragmatic innovation at scale.

Organisations are threatened with being disrupted if they don’t disrupt themselves first. Yet they struggle to get out of their own way. Gabrielle will discuss why innovation is a necessity, a look at the disruptors threatening the fundamental ways we do business, and how to create a sustainable innovation strategy. 

An interactive session with a mix of stories of innovation applied to pivoting a London restaurant, and the very foundations of how traditional companies are designing their systems for innovation. Interact with your fellow conference attendees to share your own challenges and ideas. 

Learning outcomes
Understand:

  • Why innovation is an imperative, not a choice.
  • The challenges traditional organisations face bringing innovation into their culture.
  • How to use outcomes to create the right environment for innovation.
  • Win prizes. Giveaways of the Mobius trigger cards.
10:20 AM - 10:50 AMDeath of the Product Roadmap By Colleen JohnsonCEO of ProKanban.org and Co-Founder of ScatterSpoke

We’ve moved our delivery practices to lean and agile methods but somehow left our product planning process in the same place it was 20 years ago. We over plan, over promise and publish a roadmap that’s out of date before you can hit print. But why? If our goal is to give the customer what they need, when they need it, the product roadmap has to die. Learn how to leverage just-in-time thinking for product discovery and definition through portfolio kanban. Create a funnel to validate opportunities before they make it to the team’s backlog. Use lean experimentation methods to ensure customer value. Visualize the work and use simple flow metrics to accurately forecast delivery dates. Explore how kanban can be more than just a tool for delivering faster and can finally be the Death of the Product Roadmap. 

10:20 AM - 10:50 AMWholeness is a lie By Pawel BrodzinskiChief Cook and Bottle Washer at Lunar Logic

In the past decade, the idea of bringing one whole self to work made its way into common perception. On its face value, it’s all great. Why would we pretend that we are someone else or limit ourselves to just some aspects of our deep personalities?

The argument goes that if we show more of ourselves, we contribute more of our energy, passion, and creativity. What’s more, it seems aligned with how we perceive the role of diversity and autonomy in a modern workspace. So it’s a win-win, right?

It might have been if it had been the whole picture.

At Lunar Logic, we dived deep into the idea of wholeness. The outcome wasn’t what we were told we should expect. In fact, it was anything but.

Let’s explore what went wrong and why. But, most importantly, let’s look at why our failure was an inevitable outcome and why we should have seen it coming.

Because wholeness, after all, is a lie.

11:10 AM - 11:40 AMThe Power of Purpose By Sathpal SinghFounder, Engineering Lead, Coach, Visual Storyteller & Community Organiser

In this session, Sath will be building on his talk from Lean Agile Global 2021 where he shared his journey into social leadership and the role it plays in organisational agility. He will be exploring the role of power, how purpose has driven his community passions and how it continues to drive his agile practice
and life.

11:10 AM - 11:40 AMApproach your wellbeing with an agile mindset  By Amaia LasaAgile Coach at BP

– Boost your wellbeing with the 5 A’s of Mental Health-

Society has come a long way in trying to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health illness by talking about it and making it visible. Now is the time to act! In this talk I will give you a framework that you can use to help you manage your wellbeing. This framework was born from the same Agile Mindset, principles and practices we use daily. Use it to build your own mental health toolbox. Give your wellbeing a boost with the 5 A’s of Mental Health!!

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMThe Performance Ethos By Andy HilesSpecialist Coach at scrumfacilitators.co.uk

We know from Dan Pink that Autonomy Mastery Purpose drives us forward. But what keeps us going? For us to enter on the road of high performance there must be more to the story. Transformation isn’t an end state, building and sustaining performance is key to transformation itself. Follow my insights into the performance ethos and hopefully you will find space to reflect along the way.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMAgile Leadership in 5 (not so) easy steps By Helen LisowskiAgile & Management Coach at FluidWorking

Understanding what your organisation needs of you as a team member has been well-covered, but as a manager, director or even CEO in an agile organisation, well there’s not so much info out there – and especially not from people who have done it!

Agile – whether as a transformation or incremental adoption – is about the whole organisation adopting agile behaviours. Agile leadership is about ensuring those behaviours become baked in to the culture of the company.

In this talk we will cover the five key steps needed, in turn, to release agility in your organisation.

But nothing worthwhile is ever easy!

This talk is a look at what it actually takes to successfully transform into a more agile organisation. (Spoiler alert: it’s neither hiring more agile frame works specialists, nor mandating your teams’ working practices!)

We will cover all five of the key steps you need to go through, in turn, to achieve a successful agile journey and to release agility in your organisation.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMForging the Alliance: How to engage with executives By Wilbert SeeleFounder / Antifragilist at Prosilience

Executives: many of us helping with making organisations a little bit better know the influence they have. When they’re on board and supportive, you can make huge gains very quickly. When they’re disinterested, the improvements are small, and the frustration is great. When they’re opposed, you’re out of a job. And yet, very few professionals succeed in establishing a productive working relationship with these mysterious people.

In this fly-on-the-wall type session, Will Seele will engage each other about some of the successes and learning experiences they’ve had in their years of working with executives before and during Agile journeys. From getting to that first meeting and not messing it up, to dealing with their own assumptions about this group of people, to knowing when to bow out; They’ll share their hard won lessons through experience and humour, and take away some of that mystery.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMTransformation, is it a thing? By Greg BroughamManaging Consultant at Tadlon Limited

If you are employed or know someone who is, you’ve probably been through an organizational or digital transformation — maybe more than one. Sometimes it feels like all we do is transform, but are these transformations a thing or just another buzzword? Greg will start from a more philosophical perspective and then explore what transformation may be and some of our current challenges.

02:20 PM - 02:50 PMThe (hidden) opportunity that lies within structures! By Henriette WiengesAgile & Flight Levels Coach - Founder of The Elephant in the Room

Maybe you have been working with Kanban recently? Or setting up some sort of process for example? Did you ever wonder, why it makes such a difference not only to have that clarifying discussion on our processes and structures – which makes a huge difference already, but how we set up exactly the process or even the Kanban board? And even more – do you use structures and patterns as a means in itself already?

In my talk I will look into the impact of structures on us because of how our brain is processing the information at the one hand and how we can utilize that for our work with people, teams or organizations. It is all about different patterns, what they trigger and how we can use that.

What will be your take away? You might think afterwards – “well, somehow I knew about it, but she is right. We should use structures more strategically to help us and others to do our work of improving how we work and with that improve our outcomes – seemingly without any effort. Its cool to have that idea and the example at hand now.” Hope seeing you.

02:20 PM - 02:50 PMStrategies that scale better than process By Mike BurrowsAgendashift founder and Agendashift Academy co-founder

Why do we try to scale process, when so many other things scale so much more easily: participation, outcomes, strategy, feedback, learning, autonomy, self-organisation, leadership, and more? Starting with some of the underlying business drivers for transformation, we approach the challenges of change from a radically different perspective. Not rejecting the process frameworks or trying to fix them, but changing our relationship with them.

03:10 PM - 03:40 PMHow do I Act Differently as a Quality Coach vs as a Tester? By Vernon RichardsQuality Coach / Senior Quality Engineer at Abode of Quality

I’ve been on a coaching journey for the last few years and it’s had significant impact on my personal and professional life.

This talk describes how I’ve gone from a Tester that “tells” to a Quality Coach that “amplifies”.

03:10 PM - 03:40 PMWhat is the connection between “Brain-friendly training and learning methods” and agile transformations? By Azra MeyerManagement Agile Consultant at Borisgloger Consulting

In this talk I am going to demonstrate the “Brain-friendly training and learning method” and its main principles. I am going to then draw parallels between this methodology and the agile way of working. Lastly, I am going to point out why we should use this training method when we implement agile framework at our customer sites.

03:45 PM - 04:15 PMFantastic Facts and How to Use Them By Nithin Bopanna & Sahin Guvenilir

Are revealing facts and generating insights enough to succeed?

We will explore how change agents can help their organisations navigate complexity and how science can help support their efforts.

03:45 PM - 04:15 PMAn Agile Mindset to Distributed Work – Today’s Unbridled Opportunity By Leeann BrumbyHead of Customer Success and Operations at Welo

The pandemic created the most dramatic change in the history of work. As we move from remote work to distributed work there are now unmatched opportunities for innovation, collaboration and connection. However, we are often frozen by not embracing an agile mindset to the opportunity. Let’s discuss how an agile mindset can help us to create pathways for creating excellence in distributed teams.

04:30 PM - 05:15 PMDrunk Agile By Daniel Vacanti & Prateek Singh

Dan and Prateek will be hosting a special Live Drunk Agile show where they will discuss everything from agile, metrics, human behaviour and drink whisky at #LALDN22. What could possibly go wrong?

09:30 AM - 10:15 AMThe Innovation Imperative By Gabrielle BenefieldFounder of Mobius Loop LLC

Let’s take on the challenge of how to build outcome driven organisations to create innovative products, allow people the time and space to be creative, and how to apply pragmatic innovation at scale.

Organisations are threatened with being disrupted if they don’t disrupt themselves first. Yet they struggle to get out of their own way. Gabrielle will discuss why innovation is a necessity, a look at the disruptors threatening the fundamental ways we do business, and how to create a sustainable innovation strategy. 

An interactive session with a mix of stories of innovation applied to pivoting a London restaurant, and the very foundations of how traditional companies are designing their systems for innovation. Interact with your fellow conference attendees to share your own challenges and ideas. 

Learning outcomes
Understand:

  • Why innovation is an imperative, not a choice.
  • The challenges traditional organisations face bringing innovation into their culture.
  • How to use outcomes to create the right environment for innovation.
  • Win prizes. Giveaways of the Mobius trigger cards.
10:20 AM - 10:50 AMDeath of the Product Roadmap By Colleen JohnsonCEO of ProKanban.org and Co-Founder of ScatterSpoke

We’ve moved our delivery practices to lean and agile methods but somehow left our product planning process in the same place it was 20 years ago. We over plan, over promise and publish a roadmap that’s out of date before you can hit print. But why? If our goal is to give the customer what they need, when they need it, the product roadmap has to die. Learn how to leverage just-in-time thinking for product discovery and definition through portfolio kanban. Create a funnel to validate opportunities before they make it to the team’s backlog. Use lean experimentation methods to ensure customer value. Visualize the work and use simple flow metrics to accurately forecast delivery dates. Explore how kanban can be more than just a tool for delivering faster and can finally be the Death of the Product Roadmap. 

11:10 AM - 11:40 AMThe Power of Purpose By Sathpal SinghFounder, Engineering Lead, Coach, Visual Storyteller & Community Organiser

In this session, Sath will be building on his talk from Lean Agile Global 2021 where he shared his journey into social leadership and the role it plays in organisational agility. He will be exploring the role of power, how purpose has driven his community passions and how it continues to drive his agile practice
and life.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMThe Performance Ethos By Andy HilesSpecialist Coach at scrumfacilitators.co.uk

We know from Dan Pink that Autonomy Mastery Purpose drives us forward. But what keeps us going? For us to enter on the road of high performance there must be more to the story. Transformation isn’t an end state, building and sustaining performance is key to transformation itself. Follow my insights into the performance ethos and hopefully you will find space to reflect along the way.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMForging the Alliance: How to engage with executives By Wilbert SeeleFounder / Antifragilist at Prosilience

Executives: many of us helping with making organisations a little bit better know the influence they have. When they’re on board and supportive, you can make huge gains very quickly. When they’re disinterested, the improvements are small, and the frustration is great. When they’re opposed, you’re out of a job. And yet, very few professionals succeed in establishing a productive working relationship with these mysterious people.

In this fly-on-the-wall type session, Will Seele will engage each other about some of the successes and learning experiences they’ve had in their years of working with executives before and during Agile journeys. From getting to that first meeting and not messing it up, to dealing with their own assumptions about this group of people, to knowing when to bow out; They’ll share their hard won lessons through experience and humour, and take away some of that mystery.

02:20 PM - 02:50 PMThe (hidden) opportunity that lies within structures! By Henriette WiengesAgile & Flight Levels Coach - Founder of The Elephant in the Room

Maybe you have been working with Kanban recently? Or setting up some sort of process for example? Did you ever wonder, why it makes such a difference not only to have that clarifying discussion on our processes and structures – which makes a huge difference already, but how we set up exactly the process or even the Kanban board? And even more – do you use structures and patterns as a means in itself already?

In my talk I will look into the impact of structures on us because of how our brain is processing the information at the one hand and how we can utilize that for our work with people, teams or organizations. It is all about different patterns, what they trigger and how we can use that.

What will be your take away? You might think afterwards – “well, somehow I knew about it, but she is right. We should use structures more strategically to help us and others to do our work of improving how we work and with that improve our outcomes – seemingly without any effort. Its cool to have that idea and the example at hand now.” Hope seeing you.

03:10 PM - 03:40 PMHow do I Act Differently as a Quality Coach vs as a Tester? By Vernon RichardsQuality Coach / Senior Quality Engineer at Abode of Quality

I’ve been on a coaching journey for the last few years and it’s had significant impact on my personal and professional life.

This talk describes how I’ve gone from a Tester that “tells” to a Quality Coach that “amplifies”.

03:45 PM - 04:15 PMFantastic Facts and How to Use Them By Nithin Bopanna & Sahin Guvenilir

Are revealing facts and generating insights enough to succeed?

We will explore how change agents can help their organisations navigate complexity and how science can help support their efforts.

04:30 PM - 05:15 PMDrunk Agile By Daniel Vacanti & Prateek Singh

Dan and Prateek will be hosting a special Live Drunk Agile show where they will discuss everything from agile, metrics, human behaviour and drink whisky at #LALDN22. What could possibly go wrong?

10:20 AM - 10:50 AMWholeness is a lie By Pawel BrodzinskiChief Cook and Bottle Washer at Lunar Logic

In the past decade, the idea of bringing one whole self to work made its way into common perception. On its face value, it’s all great. Why would we pretend that we are someone else or limit ourselves to just some aspects of our deep personalities?

The argument goes that if we show more of ourselves, we contribute more of our energy, passion, and creativity. What’s more, it seems aligned with how we perceive the role of diversity and autonomy in a modern workspace. So it’s a win-win, right?

It might have been if it had been the whole picture.

At Lunar Logic, we dived deep into the idea of wholeness. The outcome wasn’t what we were told we should expect. In fact, it was anything but.

Let’s explore what went wrong and why. But, most importantly, let’s look at why our failure was an inevitable outcome and why we should have seen it coming.

Because wholeness, after all, is a lie.

11:10 AM - 11:40 AMApproach your wellbeing with an agile mindset  By Amaia LasaAgile Coach at BP

– Boost your wellbeing with the 5 A’s of Mental Health-

Society has come a long way in trying to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health illness by talking about it and making it visible. Now is the time to act! In this talk I will give you a framework that you can use to help you manage your wellbeing. This framework was born from the same Agile Mindset, principles and practices we use daily. Use it to build your own mental health toolbox. Give your wellbeing a boost with the 5 A’s of Mental Health!!

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMAgile Leadership in 5 (not so) easy steps By Helen LisowskiAgile & Management Coach at FluidWorking

Understanding what your organisation needs of you as a team member has been well-covered, but as a manager, director or even CEO in an agile organisation, well there’s not so much info out there – and especially not from people who have done it!

Agile – whether as a transformation or incremental adoption – is about the whole organisation adopting agile behaviours. Agile leadership is about ensuring those behaviours become baked in to the culture of the company.

In this talk we will cover the five key steps needed, in turn, to release agility in your organisation.

But nothing worthwhile is ever easy!

This talk is a look at what it actually takes to successfully transform into a more agile organisation. (Spoiler alert: it’s neither hiring more agile frame works specialists, nor mandating your teams’ working practices!)

We will cover all five of the key steps you need to go through, in turn, to achieve a successful agile journey and to release agility in your organisation.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMTransformation, is it a thing? By Greg BroughamManaging Consultant at Tadlon Limited

If you are employed or know someone who is, you’ve probably been through an organizational or digital transformation — maybe more than one. Sometimes it feels like all we do is transform, but are these transformations a thing or just another buzzword? Greg will start from a more philosophical perspective and then explore what transformation may be and some of our current challenges.

02:20 PM - 02:50 PMStrategies that scale better than process By Mike BurrowsAgendashift founder and Agendashift Academy co-founder

Why do we try to scale process, when so many other things scale so much more easily: participation, outcomes, strategy, feedback, learning, autonomy, self-organisation, leadership, and more? Starting with some of the underlying business drivers for transformation, we approach the challenges of change from a radically different perspective. Not rejecting the process frameworks or trying to fix them, but changing our relationship with them.

03:10 PM - 03:40 PMWhat is the connection between “Brain-friendly training and learning methods” and agile transformations? By Azra MeyerManagement Agile Consultant at Borisgloger Consulting

In this talk I am going to demonstrate the “Brain-friendly training and learning method” and its main principles. I am going to then draw parallels between this methodology and the agile way of working. Lastly, I am going to point out why we should use this training method when we implement agile framework at our customer sites.

03:45 PM - 04:15 PMAn Agile Mindset to Distributed Work – Today’s Unbridled Opportunity By Leeann BrumbyHead of Customer Success and Operations at Welo

The pandemic created the most dramatic change in the history of work. As we move from remote work to distributed work there are now unmatched opportunities for innovation, collaboration and connection. However, we are often frozen by not embracing an agile mindset to the opportunity. Let’s discuss how an agile mindset can help us to create pathways for creating excellence in distributed teams.

  • All Rooms
  • Banqueting Hall
  • Bridge Room
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM“Work from Anywhere” is great.
“Work at Any Time” is even better!
By Andrea DarabosLean Agile Consultant at Lean Advantage Ltd

As many teams and organizations experimented with Work From Home over the last 2 years, so did our use of office communications translate to an abundance of Online meetings. An average knowledge worker spends at least 40% of their working hours on video meetings. This synchronous collaboration of endless Zoom and Teams meetings can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed at the least, in some cases, to complete burnout.

But there is a cure – We can summarize it in 2 steps:

  1. Shifting our use of time to more asynchronous, non-real-time collaboration
  2. Moving from verbal collaboration to visual, document-and workflow based collaboration

This talk will resonate with many of You in the kanban community already committed to the power of visual workflows. We will aim to inspire and challenge You a bit further towards the edges and explore:

  • How might we default to asynchronous first use of Kanban?
  • What might be the benefits – both personal and organisational – if we do that?
10:15 AM - 10:45 AMRange. How to expand horizons and get more options, whatever happens. By Frédéric DucrosMildly Irritating Enabler at transformNG

How to expand your horizons and have more options, whatever happens – in conversations, in transformations.

Executive, manager, core contributor or coach, we all learned to see things through certain lenses, do things in certain ways and be a certain person.

What we learned to see, do and be… may limit your impact now.

We are what we repeatedly do. This makes us great. But if we repeatedly do the same always, we may miss out opportunities to have the “right intervention”. Yet, we can only intervene on what we see. And without distinctions, it is impossible to see.

In this talk, we will explore distinctions to give you range, and freedom to choose:

  • explore practical ways to expand, improve and enrich what you see beyond usual lenses,
  • access a range of ways to intervene on what you see, beyond coaching, training and facilitation, and
  • explore a range of archetypes and postures, to become whatever is missing, needed and wanted, in your counterparts, in the room, here and now.
11:10 AM - 11:40 AMBoost cross-team learning and engagement with Internal Tech Conferences By Victoria Morgan-SmithDirector of Delivery, Engineering Enablement at Financial Times

Victoria will share with you what’s so great about an internal tech conference, how to create a successful one, and some things that she and others have specifically learned over the past year of online conferences that she thinks will have a useful bearing for some time to come.

11:10 AM - 11:40 AMPredictably Agile By Karl ScotlandAgile Transformation Services Practice Manager at TEK Systems

What does it mean for an agile team to be predictable?  How could you tell how predictable an agile team is or whether they are becoming more or less predictable?  Is improving predictability even desirable for an agile team? This talk will explore these questions and more and introduce some different ways of answering them. Attendees will go away with some new approaches and techniques that they might use as part of an agile transformation to assess how successful they are.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMHit Delete – unlocking executive agility one deletion at a time By John ColemanAgility Strategist at Orderly Disruption

Let’s explore the unintended consequences of expecting teams to be agile when we haven’t cultivated the right environment. Instead of buying “agility in a box,” what can we do to foster the growth of authentic, sustainable organizational agility? Part of the answer might be in improving executive agility. Glacial evolution at the executive level often results in people giving up hope on the dream of organizational agility, even those initially enthusiastic about it. There are agility frameworks tailored for teams, teams of teams, managers, leaders, finance, and people operations.

This talk will focus on executives in tech and non-tech environments and the people supporting them. Let’s look at how deleting specific executive behaviours could avoid the feeling that agility is just about teams. Perhaps we can attain executive agility by deleting unhelpful behaviours one at a time. We don’t have a proven recipe, but maybe we can strive to have fewer “agile-gone-wrong stories” by better understanding the urgency required for these deletions?

In this discussion, we’ll explore:

  • The observable executive behaviours that might indicate what to address first.
  • Actionable steps towards deleting the above behaviours.
  • Being aware of side effects from starting elsewhere.
  • Real-life examples about the impact deleting certain behaviours had on organizational agility.
  • Where you can begin to affect change.
11:45 AM - 12:15 PMWhere is your Lean / Agile Sweetspot? By Monica Ugalde & Scott Seivwright

Especially in times or crisis, Agile is viewed as a magic pill to sort it all out. Is it? Organisations’ circumstances and needs vary, and so their aims can range from ‘keeping the lights on’ to ‘innovating to stay on top of the game’. Along this continuum, different approaches can be of benefit. Also, the maturity of product and service management need to be taken into account to define the approach that suits best.

Where does Agile, Lean or Kanban fit in better and are more helpful? Where organisations buy the magic pill to sort it all out, faux-Agile may well be stressing teams out and not helping address the issues of concern.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMInspire for growth with lifelong learning By Carmen KnippenbergAgile Master/Agile Coach - Co-founder of Bold2Move

In a world full of challenges, crises and increasing uncertainty it becomes crucial to understand the
backgrounds and to know how to thrive as an individual as well as a society.


Based on my experience I like to inspire everybody for lifelong learning. This means to be aware of the
changing conditions in all areas of life, shape actively the individual and the social environment as well
as be open for the growth of the own mindset.


In my speech I like to share my “why, what and how” of the necessity and meaningfulness of lifelong
learning.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMTransformational One to Ones By Avipaul BhandariAgile Coach

One to ones have the power to transform – the performance of individuals, teams, and the wider collective. This talk covers a one-to-one structure rooted in coaching practices, and how it turned a dysfunctional group into one of high performance with high levels of trust, psychological safety, and Improved agility.

02:20 PM - 02:50 PMWhen Agile Coaching is neither Agile nor Coaching By Premalatha BalanOrganisational coach/DevOps coach

What is the fundamental change Agile brings? Working in small incremental iterations and taking the user feedback for further iterations. Is that how Agile coaching is done? Most often than not, No, right?

What is the fundamental thing about “coaching”? It is led by the coachee, and the coachee wants to be coached. Is that how Agile Coaching is done? Most often than not, No, right?

What do you do then? In this talk let us explore how “Hypothesising” mindset can help Agile Coaching.

02:20 PM - 02:50 PMRapid prototyping of your coordination boards By Bernd KudickeAgile Solution Coach at Bosch Engineering GmbH

I typically do some flight route simulations with my customers to better understand their intended way of collaboration and interactions. Derived from these flight route simulations I have developed a way to prototype the coordination boards of teams within 15 min. In this talk I will share my insights.

03:10 PM - 03:40 PMHow well does your workflow flow? By Julia WesterCo-founder of 55 Degrees AB

A workflow is a process in which work flows through until it is completed – at least that’s what the name suggests. Based on my experience working with and talking to teams, workflows don’t always facilitate flow. Instead, they are often built to function as ways to keep everyone at 100% capacity and/or act as mazes with many places where you can get lost for quite some time. The problem is, that’s usually not the intent.

In this session, you’ll get a refresher on the point of workflows in general, learn some tips on a better mindset to use when building them, and get tips on how to avoid creating workflows that get in the way of, rather than facilitate, flow.

03:10 PM - 03:40 PMBeyond Copy Paste Agile – Building the missing links between Strategy and Operational Agility By Cliff HazellCo-Founder of Flight Levels Academy

Today it’s common for company leaders to express a desire to be more agile, and many embark on expensive change journeys, to make their teams more agile.

After years on this journey fraught with “resistance” and lots of change, and yet seldom able to show results that are meaningful to customers or the business

Part of the problem is the core assumption that the problems, and therefore solutions exist at the team level or with the individual humans.

My experience is that to delight customers, collaboration is required between the humans, teams and departments. This focusing on the parts (individuals and teams) rarely improves the whole, in ways customers will appreciate or pay for.

03:45 PM - 04:15 PMFrom Agile Coach to VP Product – The search for the power to do things differently By Benji PortwinVP Product at accuRx

Having found what I thought was my calling as an Agile Coach, I took the tough decision to move sideways into Product Management in search of something I once shunned: the Power to make the important decisions.

Now “in the room” as the VP Product for accuRx, a hyper growth healthtech scale up, I share what it’s like to be on the other side of the door and what it’s like to build a Product Function from scratch.

I’ll share how I coped when my values were compromised, what I learnt from being thrown under the bus and what it’s like to work with passionate founders. I’ll also talk about why I’ve built a hiring process that makes candidates “walk the walk” and why I still mostly spend my time doing what I love the most… coaching people.

03:45 PM - 04:15 PMHow to create outcome-oriented change By Dragan JojicFounding Partner at BeLiminal LLP

It is not what you do, it’s what you get by doing it

Change is hard, especially meaningful, lasting change. We make it even harder with our default predict and plan mindset and a pre-determined menu of methodologies, practices, and tools.

What would happen if we were to agree what we would like to have happen – our desired outcome – and shape our approach around that. While there is still no guarantee of success, starting with a clear outcome will provide direction, improve alignment, generate engagement, and facilitate learning.

Over the last few years, outcomes have been central to the work I have been doing. I will share with you my current thinking and the approach I have been using to try to create real change.

04:30 PM - 05:15 PMWhy does culture matter? Recent examples from Ukraine By Artem Bykovets and Andrii Glushchenko

Organisational Culture and Values have been an important topic throughout the last several years. While at some organisations it is getting more and more recognition, at many organisations it is still met with scepticism and a lot of jokes about. It is considered “soft” and not “very practical”.

Since the 24th of February, Ukraine and Ukrainian People are demonstrating how much Culture and Values affects our day-to-day life, our decisions and actions we take. We invite you to take a closer look at “Why the Culture Matters”, based on the last observations of Ukrainian People and Ukrainian Army.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM“Work from Anywhere” is great.
“Work at Any Time” is even better!
By Andrea DarabosLean Agile Consultant at Lean Advantage Ltd

As many teams and organizations experimented with Work From Home over the last 2 years, so did our use of office communications translate to an abundance of Online meetings. An average knowledge worker spends at least 40% of their working hours on video meetings. This synchronous collaboration of endless Zoom and Teams meetings can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed at the least, in some cases, to complete burnout.

But there is a cure – We can summarize it in 2 steps:

  1. Shifting our use of time to more asynchronous, non-real-time collaboration
  2. Moving from verbal collaboration to visual, document-and workflow based collaboration

This talk will resonate with many of You in the kanban community already committed to the power of visual workflows. We will aim to inspire and challenge You a bit further towards the edges and explore:

  • How might we default to asynchronous first use of Kanban?
  • What might be the benefits – both personal and organisational – if we do that?
11:10 AM - 11:40 AMBoost cross-team learning and engagement with Internal Tech Conferences By Victoria Morgan-SmithDirector of Delivery, Engineering Enablement at Financial Times

Victoria will share with you what’s so great about an internal tech conference, how to create a successful one, and some things that she and others have specifically learned over the past year of online conferences that she thinks will have a useful bearing for some time to come.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMHit Delete – unlocking executive agility one deletion at a time By John ColemanAgility Strategist at Orderly Disruption

Let’s explore the unintended consequences of expecting teams to be agile when we haven’t cultivated the right environment. Instead of buying “agility in a box,” what can we do to foster the growth of authentic, sustainable organizational agility? Part of the answer might be in improving executive agility. Glacial evolution at the executive level often results in people giving up hope on the dream of organizational agility, even those initially enthusiastic about it. There are agility frameworks tailored for teams, teams of teams, managers, leaders, finance, and people operations.

This talk will focus on executives in tech and non-tech environments and the people supporting them. Let’s look at how deleting specific executive behaviours could avoid the feeling that agility is just about teams. Perhaps we can attain executive agility by deleting unhelpful behaviours one at a time. We don’t have a proven recipe, but maybe we can strive to have fewer “agile-gone-wrong stories” by better understanding the urgency required for these deletions?

In this discussion, we’ll explore:

  • The observable executive behaviours that might indicate what to address first.
  • Actionable steps towards deleting the above behaviours.
  • Being aware of side effects from starting elsewhere.
  • Real-life examples about the impact deleting certain behaviours had on organizational agility.
  • Where you can begin to affect change.
01:45 PM - 02:15 PMInspire for growth with lifelong learning By Carmen KnippenbergAgile Master/Agile Coach - Co-founder of Bold2Move

In a world full of challenges, crises and increasing uncertainty it becomes crucial to understand the
backgrounds and to know how to thrive as an individual as well as a society.


Based on my experience I like to inspire everybody for lifelong learning. This means to be aware of the
changing conditions in all areas of life, shape actively the individual and the social environment as well
as be open for the growth of the own mindset.


In my speech I like to share my “why, what and how” of the necessity and meaningfulness of lifelong
learning.

02:20 PM - 02:50 PMWhen Agile Coaching is neither Agile nor Coaching By Premalatha BalanOrganisational coach/DevOps coach

What is the fundamental change Agile brings? Working in small incremental iterations and taking the user feedback for further iterations. Is that how Agile coaching is done? Most often than not, No, right?

What is the fundamental thing about “coaching”? It is led by the coachee, and the coachee wants to be coached. Is that how Agile Coaching is done? Most often than not, No, right?

What do you do then? In this talk let us explore how “Hypothesising” mindset can help Agile Coaching.

03:10 PM - 03:40 PMHow well does your workflow flow? By Julia WesterCo-founder of 55 Degrees AB

A workflow is a process in which work flows through until it is completed – at least that’s what the name suggests. Based on my experience working with and talking to teams, workflows don’t always facilitate flow. Instead, they are often built to function as ways to keep everyone at 100% capacity and/or act as mazes with many places where you can get lost for quite some time. The problem is, that’s usually not the intent.

In this session, you’ll get a refresher on the point of workflows in general, learn some tips on a better mindset to use when building them, and get tips on how to avoid creating workflows that get in the way of, rather than facilitate, flow.

03:45 PM - 04:15 PMFrom Agile Coach to VP Product – The search for the power to do things differently By Benji PortwinVP Product at accuRx

Having found what I thought was my calling as an Agile Coach, I took the tough decision to move sideways into Product Management in search of something I once shunned: the Power to make the important decisions.

Now “in the room” as the VP Product for accuRx, a hyper growth healthtech scale up, I share what it’s like to be on the other side of the door and what it’s like to build a Product Function from scratch.

I’ll share how I coped when my values were compromised, what I learnt from being thrown under the bus and what it’s like to work with passionate founders. I’ll also talk about why I’ve built a hiring process that makes candidates “walk the walk” and why I still mostly spend my time doing what I love the most… coaching people.

04:30 PM - 05:15 PMWhy does culture matter? Recent examples from Ukraine By Artem Bykovets and Andrii Glushchenko

Organisational Culture and Values have been an important topic throughout the last several years. While at some organisations it is getting more and more recognition, at many organisations it is still met with scepticism and a lot of jokes about. It is considered “soft” and not “very practical”.

Since the 24th of February, Ukraine and Ukrainian People are demonstrating how much Culture and Values affects our day-to-day life, our decisions and actions we take. We invite you to take a closer look at “Why the Culture Matters”, based on the last observations of Ukrainian People and Ukrainian Army.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AMRange. How to expand horizons and get more options, whatever happens. By Frédéric DucrosMildly Irritating Enabler at transformNG

How to expand your horizons and have more options, whatever happens – in conversations, in transformations.

Executive, manager, core contributor or coach, we all learned to see things through certain lenses, do things in certain ways and be a certain person.

What we learned to see, do and be… may limit your impact now.

We are what we repeatedly do. This makes us great. But if we repeatedly do the same always, we may miss out opportunities to have the “right intervention”. Yet, we can only intervene on what we see. And without distinctions, it is impossible to see.

In this talk, we will explore distinctions to give you range, and freedom to choose:

  • explore practical ways to expand, improve and enrich what you see beyond usual lenses,
  • access a range of ways to intervene on what you see, beyond coaching, training and facilitation, and
  • explore a range of archetypes and postures, to become whatever is missing, needed and wanted, in your counterparts, in the room, here and now.
11:10 AM - 11:40 AMPredictably Agile By Karl ScotlandAgile Transformation Services Practice Manager at TEK Systems

What does it mean for an agile team to be predictable?  How could you tell how predictable an agile team is or whether they are becoming more or less predictable?  Is improving predictability even desirable for an agile team? This talk will explore these questions and more and introduce some different ways of answering them. Attendees will go away with some new approaches and techniques that they might use as part of an agile transformation to assess how successful they are.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMWhere is your Lean / Agile Sweetspot? By Monica Ugalde & Scott Seivwright

Especially in times or crisis, Agile is viewed as a magic pill to sort it all out. Is it? Organisations’ circumstances and needs vary, and so their aims can range from ‘keeping the lights on’ to ‘innovating to stay on top of the game’. Along this continuum, different approaches can be of benefit. Also, the maturity of product and service management need to be taken into account to define the approach that suits best.

Where does Agile, Lean or Kanban fit in better and are more helpful? Where organisations buy the magic pill to sort it all out, faux-Agile may well be stressing teams out and not helping address the issues of concern.

01:45 PM - 02:15 PMTransformational One to Ones By Avipaul BhandariAgile Coach

One to ones have the power to transform – the performance of individuals, teams, and the wider collective. This talk covers a one-to-one structure rooted in coaching practices, and how it turned a dysfunctional group into one of high performance with high levels of trust, psychological safety, and Improved agility.

02:20 PM - 02:50 PMRapid prototyping of your coordination boards By Bernd KudickeAgile Solution Coach at Bosch Engineering GmbH

I typically do some flight route simulations with my customers to better understand their intended way of collaboration and interactions. Derived from these flight route simulations I have developed a way to prototype the coordination boards of teams within 15 min. In this talk I will share my insights.

03:10 PM - 03:40 PMBeyond Copy Paste Agile – Building the missing links between Strategy and Operational Agility By Cliff HazellCo-Founder of Flight Levels Academy

Today it’s common for company leaders to express a desire to be more agile, and many embark on expensive change journeys, to make their teams more agile.

After years on this journey fraught with “resistance” and lots of change, and yet seldom able to show results that are meaningful to customers or the business

Part of the problem is the core assumption that the problems, and therefore solutions exist at the team level or with the individual humans.

My experience is that to delight customers, collaboration is required between the humans, teams and departments. This focusing on the parts (individuals and teams) rarely improves the whole, in ways customers will appreciate or pay for.

03:45 PM - 04:15 PMHow to create outcome-oriented change By Dragan JojicFounding Partner at BeLiminal LLP

It is not what you do, it’s what you get by doing it

Change is hard, especially meaningful, lasting change. We make it even harder with our default predict and plan mindset and a pre-determined menu of methodologies, practices, and tools.

What would happen if we were to agree what we would like to have happen – our desired outcome – and shape our approach around that. While there is still no guarantee of success, starting with a clear outcome will provide direction, improve alignment, generate engagement, and facilitate learning.

Over the last few years, outcomes have been central to the work I have been doing. I will share with you my current thinking and the approach I have been using to try to create real change.