Daily Agenda

  • Room: 135 AC
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Registration
    Cy Wakeman
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Keynote with Cy Wakeman
    Speaker: Cy Wakeman

    Cy Wakeman is our keynote speaker. Since Scrum is all about people, we have seen an increase in conversations regarding Human Resources (HR) and how HR must adapt to support Agile and Scrum.

    Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, drama researcher, New York Times best-selling author and trainer who has spent more than 20 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership. Grounded in reality, Wakeman’s philosophy teaches people how to turn excuses into results and transform unhappy employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce. Through her prolific work with companies such as Bayer, New York Presbyterian, National Institutes of Health, Hallmark, Verizon Wireless,TD Ameritrade and Wells Fargo, Wakeman has helped eliminate tired, impersonal management techniques in favor of a reality-based revolution.
    10:15 am - 10:30 am
    Break
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Panel Discussion with Nova-Tech


    John Schlagel: Customer Service ScrumMaster
    Mike Markiewicz: Business Systems ScrumMaster
    Dave Dykshoorn: Business Systems Product Owner
    Landon Fries: Engineering Product Owner
    Stu Gierre: Engineering Product Owner
    Josh Peterson: Engineering Team Member
    John Steckelberg: Engineering Team Member
    Roy Wookey: ScrumMaster
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Lunch
    12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
    Scaled Scrum at Nova-Tech Engineering
    Speaker: Roy Wookey and Landon Fries

    Learn how Nova-Tech Engineering is utilizing the Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) model to scale scrum across a large hardware product. Landon and Roy will share the progression, key take-aways, and why they won’t go back to working any other way.
    1:20 pm - 1:30 pm
    Break
    1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
    De-scaling a Fortune 6 Enterprise
    Speaker: Bill Asch

    UnitedHealth Group, a fortune 6 company with 225,000+ employees and over 35,000 developers, has embarked on a journey to transform our business. The transformation strategy includes multiple facets: from embracing Agile and DevOps principles and practices to implementing modern architectures. Pursuing an enterprise transformation at this level of scale has truly been a journey, in which our change management strategy has had to evolve considerably along the way: from the role of coaching as a force multiplier, to embracing a one-framework does not fit all approach, to the launch of Communities of Practice. There have been many learning milestones along the way, and there will be many more to come.
    2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    Break
    Brian Hackerson
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Scrum@Scale at 3M
    Join Brian Hackerson in his presentation, Scrum@Scale at 3M. 3M is a world class manufacturing company – not a place where one would likely find powerful examples of how Scrum has changed the fabric of an entire business. 3M’s Health Information Systems (HIS) Division is unique in many ways at 3M. It is the only primary business that sells software and services, including data analytics and mission critical software applications for most healthcare providers in the US. 3M HIS embarked on its Scrum journey to solve a critical business issue, but then built on that success to change the business – scale, speed, productivity and also culture. And now across the company, even the more traditional 3M businesses are employing Scrum@Scale as well as new ones.
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Stay for Lean Happy Hour!
  • Room: 135 BD
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Registration
    Cy Wakeman
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Keynote with Cy Wakeman
    Speaker: Cy Wakeman

    Cy Wakeman is our keynote speaker. Since Scrum is all about people, we have seen an increase in conversations regarding Human Resources (HR) and how HR must adapt to support Agile and Scrum.

    Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, drama researcher, New York Times best-selling author and trainer who has spent more than 20 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership. Grounded in reality, Wakeman’s philosophy teaches people how to turn excuses into results and transform unhappy employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce. Through her prolific work with companies such as Bayer, New York Presbyterian, National Institutes of Health, Hallmark, Verizon Wireless,TD Ameritrade and Wells Fargo, Wakeman has helped eliminate tired, impersonal management techniques in favor of a reality-based revolution.
    10:15 am - 10:30 am
    Break
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Panel Discussion with Nova-Tech


    John Schlagel: Customer Service ScrumMaster
    Mike Markiewicz: Business Systems ScrumMaster
    Dave Dykshoorn: Business Systems Product Owner
    Landon Fries: Engineering Product Owner
    Stu Gierre: Engineering Product Owner
    Josh Peterson: Engineering Team Member
    John Steckelberg: Engineering Team Member
    Roy Wookey: ScrumMaster
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Lunch
    12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
    Leading an Organization to Scrum: A Product Owner's Journey
    Speaker: Dave Knoll

    Introducing Scrum to your organization or need to evolve how Scrum is implemented? Dave will talk through the highs and lows he has experienced introducing Scrum. Hear practical conversations on the experiences, problems, successes, and surprises you may encounter on your own journey within your company. Topics will include marketing your product, managing the dollars, high performing teams, and leading leaders.
    1:20 pm - 1:30 pm
    Break
    1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
    Agile Transition Tales from the Front
    Speaker: Matt Hughes

    Join Matt Hughes to learn about his unique experiences with three very different Agile transitions and learnings from each journey. This talk includes something for everyone whether you are an individual, team member or leader in an organization. Learn more about managing expectations, getting traction, influencing change plus the consequences of moving too fast or too slow when adopting Agile.
    2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    Break
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Talking to Leaders about Agile
    Speaker: Wally Guptill

    Ever talk to an Executive about agile? If you are an agile advocate within your company, perhaps you have had the need to speak to your leadership about agile. You have passion, knowledge, energy and excitement about this topic. They have a business to run. How do you bring them along on your journey so that they can aid and support the transformation to agile? How do you keep from alienating those who are in the very position to support you? Having over a decade of experience in the transformation business at Thrivent Financial, Wally Guptill will provide some of his experiences and insights into the complicated and nuanced world of leadership transformation.
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Stay for Lean Happy Hour!
  • Room: 155
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Registration
    Cy Wakeman
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Keynote with Cy Wakeman
    Speaker: Cy Wakeman

    Cy Wakeman is our keynote speaker. Since Scrum is all about people, we have seen an increase in conversations regarding Human Resources (HR) and how HR must adapt to support Agile and Scrum.

    Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, drama researcher, New York Times best-selling author and trainer who has spent more than 20 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership. Grounded in reality, Wakeman’s philosophy teaches people how to turn excuses into results and transform unhappy employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce. Through her prolific work with companies such as Bayer, New York Presbyterian, National Institutes of Health, Hallmark, Verizon Wireless,TD Ameritrade and Wells Fargo, Wakeman has helped eliminate tired, impersonal management techniques in favor of a reality-based revolution.Speaker: Cy Wakeman

    10:15 am - 10:30 am
    Break
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Panel Discussion with Nova-Tech


    John Schlagel: Customer Service ScrumMaster
    Mike Markiewicz: Business Systems ScrumMaster
    Dave Dykshoorn: Business Systems Product Owner
    Landon Fries: Engineering Product Owner
    Stu Gierre: Engineering Product Owner
    Josh Peterson: Engineering Team Member
    John Steckelberg: Engineering Team Member
    Roy Wookey: ScrumMaster
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Lunch
    12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
    Managers & Scrum Masters: How to Partner to Build Effective Teams
    Speaker: Steve Minor and Lee Eastman

    As a Manager you work to help those you serve have a fulfilling career and focus on improving the environment/system in which people work in. As a Scrum Master you work relentlessly coaching others around self-organization and scrum theory, practice and rules. We have found that having a strong partnership between these roles improves the ability to increase team happiness, and helps the team reach the stage of performing. During this interactive session, we will provide you some examples on how to improve the manager and scrum master relationship to help build effective teams.
    1:20 pm - 1:30 pm
    Break
    1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
    Agile Executives are People Too...REALLY
    Speaker: Harold Hegg

    Want to win friends and successfully navigate politics to promote agile adoption? We will cover how to avoid the pitfalls of politics by making agile a change for the people. Many organizations have deeply complex cultures of process and procedures for project execution that prevent agile adoption and create a political firestorm. Avoid the common political pitfalls of protecting turf, it's-not-my-idea, and resistance to change. In this session you will hear examples of how a "people-first" strategy for change management can drive the alignment you need for your teams and agile practice.
    2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    Break
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Scrum Masters: Why I Did Not Hire You
    Speaker: Maclore Christensen

    As a hiring manager actively looking for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches, I’ve read a lot of resumes and have said “No” to the majority of them. Are you guilty of committing any of the Scrum Master resume mistakes that I see all the time? Let’s have an open discussion about what makes a great Scrum Master resume that will get you noticed for all the right reasons.
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Stay for Lean Happy Hour!
  • Room: 83
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Registration
    Cy Wakeman
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Keynote with Cy Wakeman
    Speaker: Cy Wakeman

    Cy Wakeman is our keynote speaker. Since Scrum is all about people, we have seen an increase in conversations regarding Human Resources (HR) and how HR must adapt to support Agile and Scrum.

    Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, drama researcher, New York Times best-selling author and trainer who has spent more than 20 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership. Grounded in reality, Wakeman’s philosophy teaches people how to turn excuses into results and transform unhappy employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce. Through her prolific work with companies such as Bayer, New York Presbyterian, National Institutes of Health, Hallmark, Verizon Wireless,TD Ameritrade and Wells Fargo, Wakeman has helped eliminate tired, impersonal management techniques in favor of a reality-based revolution.
    10:15 am - 10:30 am
    Break
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Panel Discussion with Nova-Tech


    John Schlagel: Customer Service ScrumMaster
    Mike Markiewicz: Business Systems ScrumMaster
    Dave Dykshoorn: Business Systems Product Owner
    Landon Fries: Engineering Product Owner
    Stu Gierre: Engineering Product Owner
    Josh Peterson: Engineering Team Member
    John Steckelberg: Engineering Team Member
    Roy Wookey: ScrumMaster
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Lunch
    12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
    Scrum + Core Values Powers Payments
    Speaker: Bala Subramanian

    Scrum + Core Values Powers Payments

    U.S. Bank Freight Payment is a powerful freight audit and payment system that supports multi billion dollars in payments annually. Learn about the product development team's waterfall to agile transition in the highly regulated financial sector. This will include sharing challenges and success stories encountered on the journey. Come ready to coach as we also turn the tables by asking YOU questions and taking feedback from your own experiences.
    1:20 pm - 1:30 pm
    Break
    1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
    User Story Mapping & Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
    Speaker: Pete Danos and John Macki

    Do you want the right people, working on the right things, at the right time, while maximizing business value, and minimizing waste? If you answered yes, to any part of this question, and we know that you did, then we have something for you! This session will be informative and interactive (we’re going to have some fun!). Attendees will start to build a foundation which can quickly be applied to their organizations.
    2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    Break
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    You’re Doing It Wrong! Why your Agile Adoption is Failing and What to Do About it
    Speaker: Thomas (Tom) Auld

    A recent fortune cookie I received said “Begin…the rest is easy”. Not so much when it comes to most Agile adoptions. In this session we will discuss the top challenges organizations face in an Agile adoption and how you can avoid or overcome them.
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Stay for Lean Happy Hour!