Slides: Scrum Myths.pdf
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This talk will share how the next-generation of companies are designing themselves to thrive in uncertainty. We’ll look at the Domains of Business Agility, interspersed with case studies from 4 multinational organisations in both the banking and utilities sector.
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The world is changing more rapidly than ever before and organisations of every size are struggling to remain relevant in the eyes of their customers. The simple fact that the average lifespan of a company has decreased by more than 50 years in the last century demonstrates that not all organisations are prepared for this new reality. It is only high-performing, adaptable and agile organisations that will leverage, lead and thrive in this ambiguous and unpredictable market. We call this business agility.
The problem with a statement like that is that there is no common definition of what business agility means. And that’s actually a good thing. In a dynamic and changing market trying to lock it down will defeat the very advantage it brings. Instead, I want you to start thinking of business agility as the common thread. An adaptable and sustainable narrative that binds & guides, rather than directs, us into the uncertain future.
Evan is the Founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute; an international membership body to both champion and support the next-generation of organisations. Companies that are agile, innovative and dynamic - perfectly designed to thrive in today’s unpredictable markets. His experience while holding senior leadership and board positions in both private industry and government has driven his work in business agility and he regularly speaks on these topics at local and international industry conferences. As well as leading the Business Agility Institute, Evan is also the author of #noprojects; a culture of continuous value and Directing the Agile Organisation.
Talk: Know Thyself: Using introspection to coach yourself
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Team's often reflect on how they can work more effectively on a regular basis using Retrospectives. Agile Coaches can help to drive insight on behaviours through coaching and reflecting back what they see. But these are mechanisms that are applied to others.
Introspection is a personal process that can be applied by yourself, to yourself to provide deep insight into your own perceptions and give you the freedom to remove deep pain within your life.
Learning these techniques have changed my life. It is my gift to share them with you, because when you can control yourself fully, you can give your full self to your teams and enrich all those around you.
Sandy is an agile product coach at Product Space. With a deep love of digital product management, she's been involved in more than 30 digital (hardware and software) products across B2C and B2B. Sandy's seen the best and worst so with humour, kindness and pragmatism she coaches people, teams, and leaders in new ways of working and in optimising how organisations bring their digital products to market.
As a Non Executive Director, and the reason she’s with us today, Sandy joined the Board of CHOICE (think Consumer NZ) in 2012 and was elected Chair in 2017. She Chairs the Governance Committee and the Investment Committee, and is a member of the Commercial Sustainability Committee.
She’s just completed a two-year stint Chairing the rebirth of Australia’s Internet governance community (think NetHui) and in November last year she was elected to the Board of auDA, the Australian entity that manages the .au domain name space (think InternetNZ).
She's been mashing her agile and product craft with being a Board Director because she has a deep interest in understanding Leaders and Boards perspectives as they embark upon their "product and business and organisational agility" journey.
Darren & Damian ....
Joe Start Making Sense – how to stay on track when ‘going Agile’ gets hard.
Agile has so much promise and a lot going for it. It seems to make a whole lot of sense. But the reality is it’s hard, really hard sometimes. Our organisations and work are complex, and so are our people. It's no wonder that for sceptics, unconvinced management or conservative organisations, implementing Agile can seem ineffective or the wrong thing to do. These doubts can easily lead to U-turns, compromised implementations or failure to get Agile off the ground at all.
So, why is that? In this session, Joe will talk about why implementing Agile in your organisation might be hard. He’ll share ways you can identify where you're at and make a plan for what to do next.
This session will be useful for anyone in a team that runs an Agile framework, leaders of Agile teams, or any leader who wants to know more about Agile.
We are one of the city’s largest businesses and the second-largest employer in the South Island, with more than 3,000 staff working in sites across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.
We provide services and facilities to more than 380,000 residents, plus visitors. From rubbish collection and recycling, to cycleways, libraries, sports and recreation facilities, events and festivals we do it all – and a lot in between.
Our vision is to make Christchurch a city of opportunity for all – open to new ideas, new people and new ways of doing things – where anything is possible.
Stratos Technology Partners launched in 2011 with a small team working around David’s kitchen table. Initially working with a small group of Christchurch based clients, Stratos has grown to provide a full range of Software Development and SharePoint technology services to clients across New Zealand and Australia.
Our team has a range of expertise and experience you would expect to find in larger service providers, however we still use a personal touch when partnering with clients. Taking the time to understand our clients business is at the centre point of everything we do.
In 2017 Stratos was accepted into the Christchurch NZ High Growth Launch Programme and followed this up with the Amplifer Programme in 2018. This has been instrumental in developing our long term growth strategy and increasing the capabilities of our team.
We are involved in many community IT groups including Canterbury Tech, Microsoft Communities and local user groups. Stratos are members of the Microsoft Partner Network.
The Warehouse Group (TWG) is a New Zealand success story, founded by Sir Stephen Tindall and evolved from a single The Warehouse store to become one of the largest retailing groups in New Zealand with $3 billion in sales. TWG consists of six core retail brands: The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo7, 1-day and TheMarket. We have 260+ retail stores, online stores as well as distribution centres throughout New Zealand. We also have two overseas sourcing offices located in China and India. We are a people-centred business with more than 12,000 team employees across our locations
TWG is known for being Here for Good - it’s who we are and what keeps us focused to succeed. It represents our commitment to better living for all New Zealanders, through sustainable retail products and practices and the mission of contributing to the long-lasting health of our planet.
Over the years, we’ve raised over 50 million dollars for New Zealand communities and have contributed to countless community-focussed initiatives. We were the first company in New Zealand to add a Shielded Site link to the Women's Refuge website to help protect those experiencing family violence, and were a key supporter of the Government’s Family Violence Victims’ Protection Bill. We were New Zealand’s first large company and the third major retailer in the world to go carbon neutral.
While we may be approaching 40 years old as a business, in many ways we feel we’re just getting started.
Sourced are IT recruitment specialists and are heavily focused on supporting our local industry. We know Christchurch (and are learning Auckland through our Sourced Reports), and more importantly, the ever-changing IT and Technology scene; with a dynamic team that boasts the most local IT recruitment experience, we bring fresh ideas and excellent job opportunities to you, every day.
Officially launched on the 21st of February, 2011, Sourced is the brainchild of Michelle and Jason, and thrives on the basic values of genuine partnership, delivering quality 100% of the time, and being the go-to place for insight at all hours of the day!
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