Ultimate Software proudly presents LeanAgileUS, including "Agile Journey" track by South Florida Agile Association. This new conference brings together the South Florida agile community across Dade, Broward and Palm Beach and beyond. We come together for a day of Agile education, advanced topics, and the opportunity to mingle with your peers and speakers from around the US and the world. Additionally, Agile tools companies will be in the exhibition section where you can interact, ask questions and see their products.
Sparking technology innovation and developing local talent in South Florida!
One Day Conference Price
Register now for the low price of $250. This price includes access to all tracks and sessions. Also included in the price is a continental breakfast, hot lunch and parking.
Optional 1/2 day workshops on February 28th are available but have limited seating. The price for each workshop is an additional $250. It is not a requirement to attend the one day conference to attend the workshops.
Intro To Lean/Agile
Open Space / Games
8:45 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Keynote – Steve Reid
10:10 am – 10:45am
IPC Experience Report - Agile and Continuous Delivery
- Rick Regueira
Time Theft - How Hidden & Unplanned Work Commit the Perfect Crime
- Dominica DeGrandis
A Thrilling and Comprehensive Introduction to Agile
- Adam Yuret
Making Culture and Leadership Front and Center in Agile Implementations
- Bennet Vallet
Good Agile / Bad Agile: The Difference and Why it Matters
- Karl Scotland
10:45 am – 11:05am
11:05am – 11:40am
Can I trust what I can't see? Building distributed teams to succeed
- Mark Kilby
Lean Business Agility
- Klaus Leopold
Agile Serious Play - The Zooathon Game
- Anjali Leon,Eric Casas
Innovation in the New Workforce Environment
- Cecile Leroux
Agile Testing Practices At Scale
- Tariq King
11:50am – 12:25pm
Scrum For Hardware
- Peter Borsella
Data Driven Coaching – Safely turning team data into coaching insights
- Troy Magennis
Introduction To Kanban/Flow
- Daniel Vacanti
Emotional Intelligence and Agile
- Randy Walton
Enabling business agility with Cost of Delay and Weighted Shortest Job First
- Joe Vallone
12:25pm – 1:45pm
1:45pm – 2:20pm
Sprout Loud experience report on SAFe
- Ramesh Nori,
From DevOps to DevSecOps - Application security in a lean/agile environment
- Larry Maccherone
Intro to Scrum
- Marcello Lopez
Let’s (not) get rid of all the managers!
- Julia Wester
Scaling Agile - The First Person View - Dimitar Karaivanov
2:30pm – 3:05pm
Beyond the App-titude Test, Refactoring's Three Critical Skills
– James Grenning
Agile and Organizational Learning
- Wolfgang Wiedenroth
Introduction to Lean Concepts for Agilists: Untangling The Manufacturing Metaphor
- Michael Glasney
BPI, People and Culture
- JM Family
Why Your Agile Can't Scale
- Cat Swetel
3:05pm – 3:25pm
3:25pm – 4:00pm
Lean Agile Center of Excellence- Deema Dajani
To Estimate or Not to Estimate, is that the Question?
- Matthew Philip
Intro to Agile Engineering Practices
- Joseph Cutrono
The Secret History of Kanban
- Darren Davis
Introduction To Lean/Agile Scaling Approaches
- Yuval Yeret
4:15pm – 5:15pm
5:30pm – 7:00pm
What is Kanban, where can it be applied, what can it achieve? This workshop will provide an introduction to the principles of flow, limiting Work In Progress and pull systems...
Strategy Deployment is a style of organisational improvement that engages the entire workforce in figuring out how the business can survive and thrive...
Are you managing an Ops function and find the demands overwhelming and the process chaotic? Kanban for Devops seeks to optimize the whole of the organization...
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe(tm)) is helping more and more organizations figure out how to apply at the enterprise scale. Yuval Yeret will explore the need for SAFe, what it is, when and how to implement it, as well as key success factors and implementation risks.
A continuation of Intro to Kanban Part I workshop from the morning. Note: it is recommended that you only sign up for this talk if you also sign up for the Part I in the morning.
The very first question a customer asks us when we start work is – When will it be done? Traditional methods of answering this question are fraught with errors. The most common errors include heavy reliance on estimates and use of averages to give one deterministic answer...
Ever wondered why your Agile Transformation didn’t go the way you expected it to? Or do you have some questions about what things to watch out for when introducing Agile?...
Do you want to take your testing skills to the next level? Are you trying to stay relevant on an agile team where testing is shifting to the left of the project timeline? Do you want to help your organization reap the full benefits of testing earlier...
What is Kanban, where can it be applied, what can it achieve? This workshop will provide an introduction to the principles of flow, limiting Work In Progress and pull systems. At the end of this two-part training, you will be able to competently assess whether or not Kanban is right for you, within which areas it can be suitably applied, and how to intelligently go about implementing it.
Trainer: Klaus Leopold is computer scientist with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is co-author of the book “Kanban Change Leadership." Klaus is one of the first Lean Kanban trainers and coaches worldwide. He was awarded with the Brickell Key Award for “outstanding achievement and leadership” within the Lean Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014. His main interest is agility beyond team level, especially in contexts from 30 to 500 people. He publishes his current thoughts on his blog LEANability.com and you can follow him on Twitter.
Strategy Deployment is a style of organisational improvement that engages the entire workforce in figuring out how the business can survive and thrive. This course will introduce Strategy Deployment using a framework called the X-Matrix – an A3 format which concisely visualises the alignment of results, strategy, indicators and tactics on a single sheet of paper. With this approach a transformation can be viewed as a form of Catchball, a Lean process where ideas are passed around an organisation as teams collaborate to experiment and discover solutions. In this way, solutions emerge from the people closest to the problem, rather than being defined and dictated by management.
Trainer: Karl Scotland and helps businesses become Learning Organisations. Over the last 15 years I have been an advocate of Lean and Agile approaches to achieve this, working with companies including the BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting and Rally Software. During this time, I have been a pioneer of using Kanban Systems for software development, a founding member of both the Lean Systems Society and Limited WIP Society, as well as being active in the community and a regular conference speaker. As a result I was awarded the honorary Brickell Key Community Contribution Award at the 2013 Lean Kanban North America conference.
Are you managing an Ops function and find the demands overwhelming and the process chaotic? Kanban for Devops seeks to optimize the whole of the organization. From business requests to IT delivery, we discover how to help work flow across different functional teams. Devops is about respect, cooperation and trust among individual practitioners and leadership. With Kanban, we look at how using a service-delivery approach can help unify teams and promote cross-functional collaboration.
Trainer: Dominica teaches Kanban to Devops enthusiasts. Her passion involves helping organizations improve workflow and optimize throughput. She is keen on providing visibility and transparency across teams to reveal mutually critical information. As Director of Training & Coaching at LeanKit, Dominica combines experience, practice and theory to help teams level up their capability. She blogs at ddegrandis.com and tweets at @dominicad.
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe(tm)) is helping more and more organizations figure out how to apply at the enterprise scale. Yuval Yeret will explore the need for SAFe, what it is, when and how to implement it, as well as key success factors and implementation risks. In the session you will: • Get a high level overview of key SAFe principles. • Explore the Essential SAFe 4.0 big picture and be able to explain it to others as well as understand how it compares to the full 4-level SAFe 4.0 big picture. • Get introduced to the key aspects of SAFe like the Program Level, Agile Release Trains, Value Streams, PIs, PI Planning, Features and Epics. • Understand SAFe's implementation roadmap and get some tips and tricks based on SAFe implementations AgileSparks in involved in. • Compare SAFe to other scaling approaches • Create a high level elevator pitch for SAFe that you can share with leaders in your organization. • Get answers to your burning SAFe questions. A substantial part of the tutorial will be dedicated to a Lean-Coffee style discussion of SAFe topics chosen by the participants.
Trainer: Yuval is a senior enterprise agility coach at AgileSparks, an international lean agile consulting company with offices in Boston, Israel, India. He is leading several strategic long-term scaled lean/agile initiatives in large enterprises such as Siemens, HP, Amdocs, Informatica, Intel, CyberArk among others. Yuval is a big believer in pragmatic, best-of-breed solution design, taking the best from each approach. He is a recipient of the Brickell Key Award for Lean Kanban community excellence. He is the author of “Holy Land Kanban” based on his thinking and writing at yuvalyeret.com.
Trainer: Klaus Leopold (see bio above).
The very first question a customer asks us when we start work is – When will it be done? Traditional methods of answering this question are fraught with errors. The most common errors include heavy reliance on estimates and use of averages to give one deterministic answer. However, our world is not deterministic and each prediction has a probability of being right and a complimentary probability of being wrong. In this session, the audience will learn how with very little estimation and simple measurements they can better inform and equip teams, managers and customers with information about possible completion dates of the project.
Trainer: Daniel Vacanti is a 20-plus year software industry veteran who has spent most of his career focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work and managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year. He has been conducting Lean-Agile training, coaching, and consulting ever since. In 2011 he founded ActionableAgileTM (previously Corporate Kanban) which provides industry-leading predictive analytics tools and services organizations that utilize Lean-Agile practices. In 2015 he published his book, “Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability”, which is the definitive guide to flow-based metrics and analytics. Daniel holds an M.B.A. and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.
Ever wondered why your Agile Transformation didn’t go the way you expected it to? Or do you have some questions about what things to watch out for when introducing Agile? The workshop will explore how company culture is one of the biggest influencers on the success of your Agile introduction and give you tips on how to tailor your transformation based on your organization’s culture.
Trainer: Bennet Vallet was at Siemens Health Services (now Cerner) for over 20 years where he was the Director of Product Development heading up the Agile Center of Excellence. Since 2005 Bennet had been involved in leading change and transformation initiatives including adopting Agile as a software engineering methodology. In addition to his management responsibilities, Bennet was the strategist and visionary on the company's Excellence Team, leading process and cultural transformation through the adoption of Kanban. Bennet now works as a principal consultant for ActionableAgileTM specializing in Lean-Agile coaching where he consults at various organizations all over the world.
Do you want to take your testing skills to the next level? Are you trying to stay relevant on an agile team where testing is shifting to the left of the project timeline? Do you want to help your organization reap the full benefits of testing earlier? Join Tariq King as he explores the fundamentals of white box testing so can you find bugs as soon as they happen and do more thorough, targeted testing during software development. Learn how to apply white box testing techniques such as testing by looking, automated unit testing, mocking, and code coverage analysis. This introductory session is for everyone—of all programming skill levels. Note: Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring a Windows or Mac computer to this tutorial.
Trainer: Tariq King is the director of quality engineering at Ultimate Software. With more than a decade of experience in software testing research and practice, Tariq provides technical leadership, people leadership, strategic direction, and staff training in software quality and test engineering. He has previously held positions of test manager, test architect, test lead, researcher, and college professor. Tariq is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, has published more than thirty research articles in IEEE and ACM sponsored journals, and has developed and taught software testing courses in both industry and academia.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMEastern Time
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