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Modern agile is here to help you move beyond outdated agility.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 a globally recognized thought leader in Agile and Lean software development. He is an entrepreneur, author, and programmer passionate about excellent software and discovering better, faster and safer ways to produce it. As the founder and visionary leader of Industrial Logic, Joshua is taking Lean and Agile processes to the next level with anzen, the Japanese word for safety.  Anzeneers are empowered to engineer anzen into everything, from their culture to their workspaces, from code bases to processes, from products to services. They leverage values, principles, and practices from safety in manufacturing and modern software development methods. Joshua’s passion for programming began at an early age. As a teenager, he developed financial risk management systems for Bankers Trust. During and after college he used diverse languages and platforms to build large-scale, credit-, market- and global-risk systems. After seven years of working for Bankers Trust, Joshua founded Industrial Logic in 1996. The company quickly won a contract to develop the Java version of MTV.com. The site was used by millions of people and won a prestigious PC Magazine award. Joshua was an early pioneer of Extreme Programming and other Agile/Lean methods, training and coaching such companies as Google, Nielsen Media Research, Fidelity Investments, GE, Sapient and many others. He and his colleagues also produce state-of-the-art Agile eLearning that has helped thousands of people around the world gain critical Agile engineering and planning skills. Joshua is a sought-after international speaker, author of the best-selling, Jolt Cola-award winning book, Refactoring to Patterns, and a guru-level practitioner of Lean/Agile methods.  His pioneering work in Agile processes has helped popularize Agile Readiness Assessments, Chartering, Storytest-Driven Development, and Iterative Usability, many of which are now standard in Agile/Lean enterprise development. Josh graduated from St John's College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He is an active blogger on forward-thinking, modern software development.  Joshua lives with his daughters in Berkeley, California.

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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