agile tauranga 2017
Friday 29 September | ASB Arena
Friday 29 September | ASB Arena
You have to have been living under a rock for the last few years to not have heard about 'Agile'. But do you really know what this means, how to 'be' agile and how to apply this to areas other than just your work life. Agile Tauranga 2017 brings speakers from Agile Alliance New Zealand to explore what it means to be agile in a business context, how agility can be applied through sports and personal achievements, and removes some of the confusion around the current Agile buzzwords.
This is an awesome local opportunity to connect with those excited about the power of Agile and listen and talk to three leading Agile experts from Agile Alliance New Zealand who have spoken around the world. Agile Alliance NZ, as a body, was formed to create and sustain a nationwide community who actively advocate for the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto.
This event will be split into two parts with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided. The morning will consist of presentations from Agile practitioners and the afternoon will be an open space session where the audience sets the agenda together based on what people are passionate about or challenges being faced. So bring your ideas, questions, thoughts and enthusiasm and we look forward to seeing you there!
Shane Hastie joined ICAgile in 2017 as the Director of Agile Learning Programs. He has oversight in the strategic direction and expansion of ICAgile’s learning programs, including maintaining and extending ICAgile’s learning objectives, providing thought leadership and collaborating with industry experts, and supporting the larger ICAgile community, which includes more than 90 Member Organizations and approximately 50,000 ICAgile certification holders.
Over the last 30+ years Shane has been a practitioner and leader of developers, testers, trainers, project managers and business analysts, helping teams to deliver results that align with overall business objectives. He spent 15 years as a professional trainer and consultant specialising in Agile practices, business analysis, project management, requirements, testing and methodologies for SoftEd in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
The Foundation of Business Agility
In the 21st century, organisations need to:
This talk explores what it means to be agile in a business context. It looks at the key elements needed, how they are interwoven and what is needed for organisations to transform their thinking and behaviour into new ways of working.
Business Agility is about putting the customer at the centre of the organization’s focus, changing from measuring activities to outcomes and creating an ecosystem which unleashes the productivity and innovation already present in the people in the organisation.
Sandy Mamoli is an Agile coach and consultant at Nomad8 with a focus on culture and leadership. She moved to New Zealand in 2007 (for a brief trial period) and has been living in Wellington and Auckland ever since.
Sandy is a former Olympian, a geek, a gadget junkie, international speaker and co-author of "Creating Great Teams - How Self-Selection Lets People Excel (Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2015)". She holds a masters degree in artificial intelligence and knows quite a lot about Agile.
How the Olympics can make you a Better Person
In the world of professional sports, innovation, persistence and rapid learning are everything!
In this very personal talk former Olympian Sandy Mamoli will share key learnings from her professional sports career. She will delve into topics such as learning through innovation, rapid feedback, radical candour and high-performance teams.
Sandy will contrast the perspectives and attitudes of professional sports with modern work life and will extract guidelines and tools that we can apply to our professional lives.
Ant Boobier leads a team of coaches at BNZ. He has been doing agile for more years than he cares to remember; RAD in the 90s, XP in the 2000s and a magic mix of Lean UX and agile today. He is a people geek who loves a good experiment.
Lean UX and the language of change
Lean UX, agile, lean, design thinking, these are philosophies that can cause deep passion and at the same time mass confusion. How do you stop them being just buzzwords? How do you ensure that the frameworks, practices and people who extol them align, rather than compete against one another?
This talk will show how the language you use has a profound effect on your change; how that language should focus on why you do things and your relationship to your customers, rather than what you do and the frameworks and practices you use. Learn what language would work for you, and how to use it to create powerful questions that will empower and motivate.
I moved to New Zealand from South Africa for a different life in the Pacific and found part of that new life in agile software development. For the first time in a long while software development made sense again, focusing on the customers and their needs.
With this new found mindset I became a certified scrum master and certified scrum professional. To give back to the community I have been the organizer, a co-organizer, and a co-treasurer of the Christchurch Agile Professional Network and Board member to Agile Alliance New Zealand.
What would it take for us to move from “technical debt” to “technical health”
This talk is part of the greater “Technical Debt” initiative.
“Technical Debt” initiative:
Ward Cunningham, one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, once said that some problems with code are like financial debt. It's OK to borrow against the future, as long as you pay it off.
Since Cunningham first used this metaphor, which he called technical debt, it has gained momentum. However, there is a lack of guidance and good practices available to leverage the metaphor in concrete ways to help developers, teams and organizations.
The purpose of the initiative is to provide recommendations and answers to questions like:
0830 Doors Open : ASB Arena
0900 Welcome : Clare Swallow - Cucumber
0910 The Foundations of Business Agility : Shane Hastie
1000 How the Olympics Can Make You a Better Person : Sandy Mamoli
1100 Lean UX and the Language of Change : Ant Boobier
1145 “Technical Debt” to “Technical Health” : Leon Maritz
1300-1600 Openspace Event
All attendees to Agile Tauranga 2017 will be offered an individual Agile Alliance membership for $10 USD (Save $90). Register on the day.