Modern Agile Workshop in Sardinia, Italy

Uncovering Better Ways Of Getting Awesome Results

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Make People Awesome     Make Safety A Prerequisite     Experiment & Learn Rapidly     Deliver Value Continuously
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Much has changed since the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Pioneers and practitioners of lean and agile methods have examined weaknesses and friction points, experimented with simpler approaches, and discovered safer, simpler and more capital efficient processes.

We call such processes modern agile. They are driven by four principles: Make People Awesome, Make Safety A Prerequisite, Experiment & Learn Rapidly and Deliver Value Continuously. Modern agile amplifies the values and practices of organizations (like Amazon, AirBnB, Google & Etsy) that have discovered better ways of getting awesome results.

Modern agile is here to help you move beyond outdated agility. Are you managing a backlog without first validating user needs, cramming low-quality work in at the end of each sprint, spending time on low-value planning activities, struggling with growing technical debt, arguing about “definition of done” or frustrated that “management never gives us time to do it right”?

In this 3-day workshop, you’ll learn about the essential practice of psychological safety, what it means to have a just culture, how obsessing on making people awesome is far better than worrying about competitors, how to build a culture of experimentation and learning and the art of delivering value continuously. You’ll also get ideas for how to modernize your current processes.

The workshop is suited to people who manage software development team or departments, as well as people involved in agile leadership or process improvement for their organizations.

Learning objectives for the workshop include:

  • learn what “antiquated Agile” is,
  • experience how the four principles of modern agile guide decisions,
  • increase safety in your culture, code and products,
  • identify friction points and modernize your process,
  • understand the fundamentals of psychological safety,
  • discover ways to measure whether you are making people awesome,
  • learn how leading companies practice Modern Agile,
  • learn how to make your people and customers awesome,
  • engage the entire team to continually uncover better ways of working,
  • get a roadmap for implementing your own Modern Agile process,
  • experience adventures on the beautiful island of Sardinia.

We've advanced so far beyond where agile was in the mid 1990s, yet so many teams practice agile like it's 1999! - Joshua Kerievsky

Modern Agile is what we all should be aiming for. We have discovered so much since the early 2000's that sticking to those practices no longer is enough. - Vasco Duarte


Workshop location

When?

September 21-23, 2016

Where?

Lodging, Leisure, Workshop
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Schedule

  • Day 1: Modern Agile What Is It? / Who’s Doing It?
  • morning
  • The Agile Manifesto and Modern Agile
  • What Is Antiquated Agility?
  • Risks in Antiquated Agility
  • What Is Modern Agile?
  • Modern Agile’s Four Disciplines - An Overview
  • afternoon
  • Modern Agile Stories From Real Companies
  • Transitioning To Modern Agility
  • Modern Agile Radar Chart
  • Group Social Event
  • Day 2: Make Safety A Prerequisite & Make People Awesome
  • morning
  • The Genius of Paul O’Neill
  • What Google Knows About Safety
  • Who’s Safety?
  • Safely Taking Risks
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Fail Safe Experiments
  • Tailboarding
  • Respect & Appreciate People
  • The Power of Psychological Safety
  • Crucial Conversations - Safe Ways To Interact
  • Safety Nets: Lessons from the Golden Gate
  • Safety in Modern Agile Disciplines
  • Stop Work Authority
  • afternoon
  • The Genius of Kathy Sierra
  • Intuit’s Love Metrics
  • Amazon’s Customer Obsession
  • Minimum Loveable Products
  • Prioritizing Happiness
  • Redefining Done
  • When You Don’t Want To Listen To The Customer
  • Pivoting for People: Lean Startup/UX
  • From User Stories to User Problems
  • Walls of Happiness
  • Group Social Event
  • Day 3:Experiment & Learn Rapidly / Deliver Value Continuously
  • morning
  • Experimentation Matters
  • Hypotheses Over Requirements
  • Making Experiments Cheap & Safe
  • Learning From Blameless Retrospectives
  • Embracing Failure
  • afternoon
  • Forming Product Communities
  • Minimum Viable Experiments
  • Evolutionary Design
  • Collaborate & Integrate Frequently
  • Test & Improve
  • Making Things Always Shippable
  • Continuously Delivering Value - Real World Stories
  • Workshop Conclusion

Course Details

Transfer
Knowledge: 50%, Skill-Building: 50%
Learning outcomes
  • Write safer code by learning to recognize and remove hazards.
  • Learn how technical debt and code smells are hazards in your codebase.
Method of Instruction
Interactive Dialogues, Programming Exercises, Demos, Online eLearning, and Instructional Games
Target Audience
Primary: Object-oriented Programmers, Architects, and Designers
Secondary: Technical Managers, Testers, Technical Writers
Course Level
Introductory
Course Requirements
Required: Some understanding of OO concepts and an OO language
Highly Recommended: Basic understanding of the life-cycle of software projects

Instructor:
Joshua Kerievsky


Joshua is the founder and CEO of Industrial Logic, a pioneering Extreme Programming/Lean consultancy that radically improves the software development capabilities of organizations around the globe.

In the mid-1990s, Joshua was among a small community of “lightweight methods” practitioners experimenting with better ways of developing software. Since then, he’s helped thousands of people across hundreds of organizations learn better ways of making software, carefully reviewing and revising methods with the greatest impact and return on investment. Today, he leads an effort to modernize Agile by removing outdated practices and leveraging the best of what the software community and other industries have learned about achieving awesome results. Modern agile practitioners work to Make People Awesome, Make Safety A Prerequisite, Experiment & Learn Rapidly and Deliver Value Continuously.

Joshua is an international speaker and author of the best-selling, Jolt Cola-award-winning book, Refactoring to Patterns, numerous Agile eLearning courses, and popular articles like Anzeneering, Sufficient Design and Stop Using Story Points.

He’s active on Twitter, Snapchat and the emerging ModernAgile.org community.

Schedule

  • Day 1: Modern Agile What Is It? / Who’s Doing It?
  • morning
  • The Agile Manifesto and Modern Agile
  • What Is Antiquated Agility?
  • Risks in Antiquated Agility
  • What Is Modern Agile?
  • Modern Agile’s Four Disciplines - An Overview
  • afternoon
  • Modern Agile Stories From Real Companies
  • Transitioning To Modern Agility
  • Modern Agile Radar Chart
  • Group Social Event
  • Day 2: Make Safety A Prerequisite & Make People Awesome
  • morning
  • The Genius of Paul O’Neill
  • What Google Knows About Safety
  • Who’s Safety?
  • Safely Taking Risks
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Fail Safe Experiments
  • Tailboarding
  • Respect & Appreciate People
  • The Power of Psychological Safety
  • Crucial Conversations - Safe Ways To Interact
  • Safety Nets: Lessons from the Golden Gate
  • Safety in Modern Agile Disciplines
  • Stop Work Authority
  • afternoon
  • The Genius of Kathy Sierra
  • Intuit’s Love Metrics
  • Amazon’s Customer Obsession
  • Minimum Loveable Products
  • Prioritizing Happiness
  • Redefining Done
  • When You Don’t Want To Listen To The Customer
  • Pivoting for People: Lean Startup/UX
  • From User Stories to User Problems
  • Walls of Happiness
  • Group Social Event
  • Day 3:Experiment & Learn Rapidly / Deliver Value Continuously
  • morning
  • Experimentation Matters
  • Hypotheses Over Requirements
  • Making Experiments Cheap & Safe
  • Learning From Blameless Retrospectives
  • Embracing Failure
  • afternoon
  • Forming Product Communities
  • Minimum Viable Experiments
  • Evolutionary Design
  • Collaborate & Integrate Frequently
  • Test & Improve
  • Making Things Always Shippable
  • Continuously Delivering Value - Real World Stories
  • Workshop Conclusion

Course Details

Transfer
Knowledge: 50%, Skill-Building: 50%
Learning outcomes
  • Write safer code by learning to recognize and remove hazards.
  • Learn how technical debt and code smells are hazards in your codebase.
Method of Instruction
Interactive Dialogues, Programming Exercises, Demos, Online eLearning, and Instructional Games
Target Audience
Primary: Object-oriented Programmers, Architects, and Designers
Secondary: Technical Managers, Testers, Technical Writers
Course Level
Introductory
Course Requirements
Required: Some understanding of OO concepts and an OO language
Highly Recommended: Basic understanding of the life-cycle of software projects


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