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agile tauranga 2018

Friday 26 October  |  ASB Arena

 
 

Coming back from it's hugely successful debut, Agile Tauranga is back for 2018.

 

 Being agile is all about being able to quickly adapt to, anticipate and lead change. You have to have been living under a rock for the last few years to not have heard about 'Agile'. Agile Tauranga brings together a collection of international speakers making for an event not to be missed. 

 

This is an awesome local opportunity to connect with those excited about the power of Agile and listen and talk to four 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 three parts with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided. We will start the morning with presentations from Fours Agile practitioners and in the afternoon move on to interactive workshops/Panel Q&A sessions and a solution room where you can discuss with others any specific challenges you maybe having. So bring your ideas, questions, thoughts and enthusiasm and we look forward to seeing you there!

 
 

Speakers

 

 
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Colart Miles

Shaping culture... how might we build a high performing culture in business?

Colart Miles is an experienced leader and mentor with a rich and interesting life history.  Born and raised in Sub-Saharan Africa, Colart has witnessed many human extremes including a wide range of tragedies and triumphs. His firm belief in the immense potential that lays dormant in each of us drives his approach to life.

Colart is a well-known innovation coach and a specialist in accelerated delivery practices such as Agile, Kanban and Lean. He plays a central role in the local startup ecosystem including Startup Weekend, Flux Accelerator and Lightning Lab. Colart is pursuing his passion for helping kiwi organizations to speed up innovation and to find new futures. His approach to life is intense, insightful, compassionate and highly productive.

 

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Lisa Wong

The reality of implementing Agile in a R&D environment.

Lisa is an accomplished engineer who is passionate about crafting the right product and solving the right problem using state-of-the-art technologies. Lisa is well-versed on Agile as she has been in the R&D space using Agile for the past decade and has been through a few iterations of implementing Agile in an R&D environment.

We’re proud to have her speak at the Agile conference this year to share her wealth of experience in cutting-edge technologies. Lisa will be discussing the reality of implementing Agile in a R&D environment, how to translate the theory into practice, and, sharing stories about how to deal with the difficulties that come with implementing Agile to fit the organisation.  

 

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Alex Sloley

The Product Owner and Scrum Master Brain Transplant! Mwuhahahaha!!!

Alex Sloley is an Agile consultant, specializing in Agile training, Agile coaching, and software development best practices. Alex is a fifteen-year veteran of Microsoft where he acted as a Program Manager, Software Test Engineer, and Software Design Engineer in Test. At Microsoft, he shipped in over ten products, worked with Microsoft Research on multiple high-profile projects, and helped lead his organization into enterprise-level implementation of Scrum. As an Agile consultant for Steve McConnell at Construx Software, he led Agile transformation efforts at a variety of clients, spanning industries and incorporating a diverse range of Agile practices.

 

Lucy Hill

Lucy is an experienced senior leader with over 20 years’ delivering customer facing, business critical digital products. Accountabilities have spanned people, business and strategy leadership. Currently at Transpower NZ as Head of Customer Solutions, Lucy is an insightful and empathetic leader, deeply committed to building a culture of inclusion, respect, and personal growth. 

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programme

 

 
 

0830     Doors Open  :  ASB Arena


0900     Welcome  :  Introductions


0930     Colart Miles : Shaping culture... how might we build a high performing culture in business?


1015     Lisa Wong : The reality of implementing Agile in a R&D environment, how to translate the theory into practice, and how to deal with the difficulties that come with implementing Agile to fit the organisation.  


1045     Morning Tea


1115     Alex Sloley : The Product Owner and Scrum Master Brain Transplant! Mwuhahahaha!!!


1200     Lucy Hill : Who’s afraid of Agile?


1245     Lunch


1330     Interactive Workshops/Panel Q&A

  • Agile Fundamentals – Whats the basics I need to know? 

  • Facilitating with Liberating Structures

  • The Product Owner Role, Priortisation and Delivery Value – What does the Product Owner do? 
    How do I prioritise requirements and what is a backlog? 

  • Retrospectives - 5 stages of a retrospective. Different techniques & approaches that can be used.

  • Building Healthy Teams – Tips to build (and identify) healthy teams.

  • Lean Startups


1450     Afternoon Tea


1510     Solution Room

The Solution Room is designed to provide peer-supported advice on individuals’ most pressing problems and help you with specific challenges you've encountered on your way to a more Agile way of working. 


1645     Close Out

Register

 

contact / Location

 

ASB Arena

81 Truman Lane
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga

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