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Tuesday, October 27
8:00 am Partner Marketplace - Open show more Description Engage and network with our sponsors. Attendees can download documents, chat, watch demo videos, or request appointments with sponsors. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 8:00AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 am Keynote: Welcome Day 1 Chris James, Scaled Agile, Inc show more Description Details coming soon... Time Tuesday, Oct 27 9:00AM - 9:20 AM Speakers Chris James Scaled Agile, Inc
9:20 am Keynote: Trial by Fire: Business Agility in 2020 Dean Leffingwell, Scaled Agile show more Description Late last year, Scaled Agile released SAFe 5.0 with a goal of helping enterprises achieve true business—not just technical—agility. Back then, no one could have imagined the existential crisis that we have all had to navigate. In his keynote, Dean Leffingwell will use quantitative survey data and specific customer stories to illustrate how enterprises applied SAFe 5.0 to achieve the best business outcomes possible in this time of crisis. He’ll conclude with going forward recommendations for how your enterprise can take the next positive steps forward and achieve the business agility necessary to thrive in the digital age. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 9:20AM - 10:05 AM Speakers Dean Leffingwell Scaled Agile
10:05 am Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 10:05AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 am Keynote: Geoffrey Moore Geoffrey Moore show more Description Details coming soon... Time Tuesday, Oct 27 10:15AM - 11:00 AM Speakers Geoffrey Moore
11:00 am Refresh Break show more Description 45 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 11:00AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 am Balancing Your Agile Enterprise: Why establishing a dual operating system with a clear separation of Development and Operational Value Streams is so important. Ian Spence, Ivar Jacobson International show more Description Fundamental to establishing true business agility with SAFe are the concepts of: the dual operating system with its balance of agile hierarchy and dynamic network,  andthe two kinds of value stream: operational and development. In this presentation, a perfect complement to his European Summit talk “Evolving a Dual Operating System that is all Agile and Goes Beyond IT”, Ian will ‘go deep’ into the nature of development and operational value streams. He will examine how these concepts relate to and support each other, and how they can be used to stimulate innovation and transform all aspects of your organization.   Drawing on real life experiences at some of the world’s largest companies, and the inspirational work of Geoffrey Moore (in Zone to Win), John Kotter (in XLR8) and Dr Allen C Ward (Lean Product and Process Development), Ian will look at how understanding separation of concerns between operational and development value streams, and their role in enabling an effective dual operating system, will help you towards true business agility. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Ian Spence Ivar Jacobson International Can Design Thinking Enable an Innovative Culture? Jane Tudor, Elevate To show more Description This session will start by exploring what innovation means, and why building an innovation culture is critical for thriving in the age of digital disruption. We will then explore the history of design thinking, and how successful organizations are leveraging this cultural shift to win in their markets. This session will then focus on tips and techniques to leverage design thinking, customer centricity and Lean Startup practices to enable data-driven innovation to allow them to proactively pivot and adapt to an ever changing world. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Jane Tudor Elevate To Customer Story show more Description Details coming soon... Time Tuesday, Oct 27 11:45AM - 12:10 PM From Theory to Practice - Using the SAFe Community Platform to Inspire and Empower SAFe Roles Tamara Nation, Scaled Agile; Jamon Moore, Oracle; Richard Jack, Oracle show more Description Traditionally, SAFe has leveraged the power of in-person training and collaboration to create lasting transformations. SAFe practitioners must now not only learn and adopt a new lean-agile mindset, but also work in our all-virtual world. With the SAFe Community Platform, we can now give learners a solid understanding of the theory of SAFe in their classes, while transitioning it into exceptional on-the-job performance as they practice SAFe afterwards. Come learn about new functionality and content in the SAFe Community Platform that supports our transformations, both virtually and physically. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Tamara Nation Scaled Agile Jamon Moore Oracle Richard Jack Oracle Pandemic ART Launch! Phil Gardiner, SAIC; Rachele Maurer, SAIC show more Description Early March 2020: The presenters were launching an Agile Release Train within a complicated Government program and they were excited! Everything was in place: an experienced SPCT candidate paired with an SPC who had a strong Agile Coaching mindset. A motivated, involved leader who was clearing the way. A participatory Leading SAFe class that generated buy-in in important spots. Space in the office for physical Kanban boards. A signed contract for a great venue down the street for SAFe for Teams and the ART’s first PI Planning. And then, Covid-19 hit. This is the story of how a budding ART quickly pivoted to successfully launch in the midst of the fear, uncertainty, and global change of the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s the story of how agile leadership can make success possible in the toughest of situations. It’s the story of teams organizing around value, even though they don’t build software, of Individuals and Interactions making Processes and Tools serve them. It’s the story of mistakes and learning. It’s the story of creating a thriving ART and a new working environment beyond anything envisioned. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Phil Gardiner SAIC Rachele Maurer SAIC When Things Get Really Big! SAFe Transformation in a 10k+ Peeps Engineering Environment Hans van Herwaarden, Gladwell Academy show more Description How to organize 10K+ people in the Development & Engineering department of a global player, building Large cyberphysical systems. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Hans van Herwaarden Gladwell Academy
12:10 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:10PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 pm Agile Business Teams: Simple isn't easy! Dan Weikart, Cprime show more Description This session is for anyone that works on an internal business team serving the needs of a company. We will discuss lessons learned in defining value produced by an internally-facing team, working with partially allocated team mates, respecting the simplicity of Agile methods and more! Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers Dan Weikart Cprime Case in Point: Implementing Lean Budget Guardrails at CVS Health Rebecca Davis, CVS Health/Aetna; Edi Gold, CVS Health show more Description Iterative improvement and learnings of launching multiple trains within the CVS Health Digital Pharmacy space, with the continuous challenge of keeping our operations agile within a broader enterprise context. Our story focuses on how we've managed to navigate the intricacies of intaking work and managing funding from multiple business areas by implementing our Lean Budget Guardrails system. Our learnings and application should be useful to others who are leading Lean Portfolio Management for large, complex organizations. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers Rebecca Davis CVS Health/Aetna Edi Gold CVS Health Customer Story show more Description Details coming soon... Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Deliver Great Remote Classes With New SAFe Virtual Classrooms William Kammersell, Scaled Agile show more Description The new SAFe Virtual Classrooms, part of the SAFe Community Platform, give you a virtual training environment specifically built to engage learners and prepare them for their role with SAFe. You'll be able to easily set up your class, use SAFe Collaborate for interactive class activities, and overall give your learners an exceptional experience. In this session we'll be taking a look at this new functionality and how to use it in your next, or first, remote SAFe class. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers William Kammersell Scaled Agile DevSecOps In Real Life Marc Rix, Scaled Agile show more Description You've heard of Continuous Delivery Pipelines in SAFe but have you ever seen one in action? This session will present examples taken from a working pipeline to demonstrate what continuous delivery actually looks like in real life. Leaders will come away with an appreciation for how a business idea evolves into a finished solution through the end-to-end value stream. Practitioners will see valuable DevSecOps code, configuration, architecture, and security patterns they can apply to their pipelines right away. Join us for an informative demonstration of DevSecOps in action and an exciting preview of expanded technical guidance in SAFe. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers Marc Rix Scaled Agile The Dynamics Of Decision Making Within The Portfolio Kanban Brian Tucker, Ivar Jacobson Intl show more Description In this presentation Brian will provide an interactive illustration of how Epics flow across the Portfolio Kanban with an emphasis on the decisions that the Portfolio Roles should be making, the metrics they should be using and the dynamics of when and how those decisions influence the progress of the Epic. The presentation will explore different scenarios to show how the Portfolio Kanban can incorporate the Lean-Startup mentality and utilsie a Set-Based approach for assessing options. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers Brian Tucker Ivar Jacobson Intl
12:40 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:40PM - 12:45 PM
12:45 pm Meet the Speakers: Customer Story "A" show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Meet the Speakers: Hans van Herwaarden Hans van Herwaarden, Gladwell Academy show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Hans van Herwaarden Gladwell Academy Meet the Speakers: Ian Spence Ian Spence, Ivar Jacobson International show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Ian Spence Ivar Jacobson International Meet the Speakers: Jane Tudor Jane Tudor, Elevate To show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Jane Tudor Elevate To Meet the Speakers: Phil Gardiner and Rachele Maurer Phil Gardiner, SAIC; Rachele Maurer, SAIC show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Phil Gardiner SAIC Rachele Maurer SAIC Meet the Speakers: Tamara Nation, Jamon Moore, and Richard Jack Tamara Nation, Scaled Agile; Jamon Moore, Oracle; Richard Jack, Oracle show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Tamara Nation Scaled Agile Jamon Moore Oracle Richard Jack Oracle Partner Marketplace - Open show more Description Engage and network with our sponsors. Attendees can download documents, chat, watch demo videos, or request appointments with sponsors. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 12:45PM - 2:20 PM
1:05 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:05PM - 1:10 PM
1:10 pm Meet the Speakers: Brian Tucker Brian Tucker, Ivar Jacobson Intl show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers Brian Tucker Ivar Jacobson Intl Meet the Speakers: Customer Story "B" show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Meet the Speakers: Dan Weikart Dan Weikart, Cprime show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers Dan Weikart Cprime Meet the Speakers: Marc Rix Marc Rix, Scaled Agile show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers Marc Rix Scaled Agile Meet the Speakers: Rebecca Davis and Edi Gold Rebecca Davis, CVS Health/Aetna; Edi Gold, CVS Health show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers Rebecca Davis CVS Health/Aetna Edi Gold CVS Health Meet the Speakers: William Kammersell William Kammersell, Scaled Agile show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers William Kammersell Scaled Agile
1:30 pm Partner Showcase: Product Demo - Rentouch show more Description Product Demo - Details coming soon... Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:30PM - 1:50 PM Partner Showcase: Product Demo - Targetprocess - How to visualize, track and manage work across the whole enterprise: from teams to programs and the entire portfolio Mark Des Biens, Targetprocess Inc. show more Description Mark will give a demo of how you can use Targetprocess to enable alignment of the whole organization: from the team level to program and portfolio levels. We’ll explore how Targetprocess:  supports the concepts of strategic themes, lean budgeting, portfolio epics, value streams, agile release trains  extends your team-level tools, such as Azure DevOps and Jira Software, to ensure visibility and agility at the program and portfolio levels  visualizes, measures and optimizes the delivery of value across the whole enterprise. You’ll find out how Targetprocess can serve you to implement SAFe in your organization. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:30PM - 1:50 PM Speakers Mark Des Biens Targetprocess Inc. Partner Showcase: Scaled Agile - Tips for Marketing with SAFe Melissa Reeve, Scaled Agile show more Description You know that SAFe could help streamline your marketing organization. But how do you get started? How do you make the leap from IT over into the marketing space? What are success patterns and anti-patterns for approaching the marketing organization? How do you take your first steps toward a transformation? This session provides the tools you need to align your marketing organization with SAFe. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:30PM - 1:50 PM Speakers Melissa Reeve Scaled Agile SPCT Panel: Success Tips along the SPCT Journey Rebecca Davis, CVS Health/Aetna; Darren Wilmshurst, Radtac Ltd; Silke Kainzbauer, Kegon AG; Bria Schecker, Scaled Agile; Brian Moore, Raytheon show more Description What is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)? How do I start the journey to becoming an SPCT and how do I ensure my success? What is the difference between an iSPCT and a Gold SPCT? Get these questions answered and more during this interactive session. Learn all about the role and journey of an SPCT from Scaled Agile's SPCT Program Lead, Bria Schecker. Then, join us for an engaging conversation with a diverse panel of current SPCTs, iSPCTs, and Candidates who will share their lessons learned, tips for success, and stories from the field. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:30PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Rebecca Davis CVS Health/Aetna Darren Wilmshurst Radtac Ltd Silke Kainzbauer Kegon AG Bria Schecker Scaled Agile Brian Moore Raytheon
1:55 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 1:55PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 pm Partner Showcase: Appddiction Studio -Accelerating Warfighter DevSecOps Pipeline Value using SAFe 5.0 Tim Porter, Appddiction Studio show more Description Taking Air Force CI/CD pipeline from non-existence to DevSecOps with 4-week Production Releases Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:00PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Tim Porter Appddiction Studio Partner Showcase: Cprime -Customer Focused Strategy with Atlassian Jira Align & Product Agility Thinking Tina Behers, Cprime; Anne Steiner, Cprime show more Description SAFe 5.0 focuses on customers and the products they use, highlighting the unique position of the Product Manager (PM) at the intersection of strategy and work. But, a survey shows that 75% of PMs struggle to clearly understand how their products fit into the overall corporate strategy and how it affects their new, enhanced, or sunsetting products. Resolving this gap in the translation from corporate strategy to team level execution requires more than a simple backlog management tool. We showcase how Jira Align supports the critical Product Management function: From strategic product management o the tactics of Features/Stories, and how to dynamically incorporate customer personas, competitor profiles, and stakeholder requests Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:00PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Tina Behers Cprime Anne Steiner Cprime Partner Showcase: NTT Data Services Presentation Jody Tester, NTT Data; Jason Ford, NTT Data; Oliver Woerl, NTT Data; Carmine Paragano, NTT Data show more Description Details coming soon... Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:00PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Jody Tester NTT Data Jason Ford NTT Data Oliver Woerl NTT Data Carmine Paragano NTT Data Partner Showcase: Planview -Taming the Agile Chaos with Agile Program Management Ronnie Pinkerton, Planview; Norman Garrett, Planview show more Description The Teams of Teams or Agile Release Trains (ARTs) are the foundation of Agile at scale, taking an organization’s biggest priorities and delivering against them in an accelerated and predictable way. But how do you do this when disparate teams and Agile tool proliferation have created chaos and confusion across your Agile organization? Join Planview’s Director of Solution Architecture, Ronnie Pinkerton and Senior Solution Architect, Norman Garrett, as they demo the Planview Agile Program Management solution. In this showcase, you will see how to: • Effectively bring together and visually manage the work of multiple teams, regardless of their current Agile tool or methodology • Facilitate PI planning using a single solution (virtually too!) • Map dependencies, sequence features and stories with connected boards and teams • Gain visibility, insight, and an understanding of progress across teams and ARTs • Adapt work flows, make critical business decisions, and enjoy more predictable releases Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:00PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Ronnie Pinkerton Planview Norman Garrett Planview Partner Showcase: Product Demo - TecVeris show more Description Analytics Enabled Assessment, Transformation and Kaizen Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:00PM - 2:20 PM
2:20 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:20PM - 2:25 PM
2:25 pm Customer Story show more Description Details coming soon... Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Distributed Collaboration and Learning in SAFe Odile Moreau, Capgemini; Nikolaos Kaintantzis, KEGON; Vikas Kapila, Enterprise Agility; Dwayne Stroman, CyberBahn TAS show more Description In unprecedented times, it’s critical to maintain the health and well-being of your employees and to keep the business operating. While many companies have some experience with remote work and learning, most companies were not prepared to do so on a large scale. On this panel we will discuss tips for optimal remote collaboration and empathy. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Odile Moreau Capgemini Nikolaos Kaintantzis KEGON Vikas Kapila Enterprise Agility Dwayne Stroman CyberBahn TAS Implementing an Economic Model for Trade-off Analysis and Distributed Decision-Making for a Product Portfolio at Scale Simon Chesney, Western Digital Corporation; Alex Bould, Playbooks & Pathways LP show more Description Embracing SAFe Principle #1 - "Take an economic view", Western Digital worked with Don Reinertsen to ask "Does everyone understand the economics?". We'll share the approach we took to answering that question and the development of an economic model to inform value-based investment strategy and cross-functional prioritization across multiple product portfolios and value-streams. In this session you'll gain insight into the use of Delay Cost Modeling as a means to evaluate trade-offs and encourage accurate thinking about finite resource capacity, improve cross-functional alignment and shift behavior from local to global optimization. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Simon Chesney Western Digital Corporation Alex Bould Playbooks & Pathways LP People Agility: Delighting the team, so the team can delight our customers. Adam Mattis, Scaled Agile show more Description We have long recognized that traditional HR policies hinder organizational agility, but have not had many ideas of what to do about it. Through the idea of People Agility, we place the employee at the center of the HR ecosystem so that we can always develop, attract, and retain the best talent. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:25PM - 2:35 PM Speakers Adam Mattis Scaled Agile Strategy to Execution: Business Owners are the Key Charlene Cuenca, ICON Agility show more Description We must break down silos to achieve Business Agility within the Lean Enterprise together. The business plays a key role in this journey. Although the role of the Business Owner is a first-class citizen and an essential part of the framework, many times they are an afterthought. But how do we engage and integrate the business from the outset? Join this talk to learn more about how to do this based-on successful, real world implementations. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Charlene Cuenca ICON Agility The “People Runway” of the ART Michael Stump, Adaptworks; Fabiola Eyholzer, Just Leading Solutions show more Description Leadership’s challenge, within the SAFe context, is to provide the right environment for the employees to prosper, grow and deliver customer value. At the heart of this challenge is, “how?”. In client engagements and trainings, there are always questions such as: Who is creating growth plans for individuals? Who is addressing HR / People related topics like Performance Acceleration? Who is working on the EVP (Employee Value Proposition)? Who is involved in workforce planning and talent scouting? Basically, who is focusing on the “People Runway” of the ART? Could Dave Ulrich’s HR Business Partner be an answer? In this session, designed with introverts and extroverts in mind, we will discuss potential solutions to these questions leaving you with valuable input for your own organization. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Michael Stump Adaptworks Fabiola Eyholzer Just Leading Solutions
2:40 pm Lead with Intention by Infusing Core Values into Your Leadership Audrey Boydston, Scaled Agile show more Description It is incumbent upon organizational leaders to create a system of shared values that signifies what their organization stands for – who they are in times of crisis and who they are in times of growth. This presentation will provide you with some key reflection points and considerations on why infusing core values into your leadership style is a key success pattern for accelerating your SAFe transformation. These values cultivate a standard way of working for improved alignment, decision-making and culture identity. We will discuss field-tested implementation strategies on how to infuse these into your leadership behaviors and actions. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:40PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Audrey Boydston Scaled Agile
2:50 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 2:50PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 pm Customer Story show more Description Details coming soon... Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Industrial DevOps "Value Streams to Agile Teams" Robin Yeman, Lockheed Martin; Suzette Johnson, Northrop Grumman show more Description Large companies need to scale Agile and DevOps across complex systems composed of hardware, firmware, and software. The ability to iterate and deploy faster requires companies to adapt to change, reduce cycle time, increase value for money, and leverage innovations. For large cyber-physical solutions, software is only one part of the value stream leading us to consider the implication and the application of Agile DevOps principles across the entire end-to-end flow. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Robin Yeman Lockheed Martin Suzette Johnson Northrop Grumman Navigating the Tornado with your SAFe implementation Mark Richards, Coactivation show more Description You're two years into your SAFe implementation. You've trained hundreds or maybe thousands of people, launched lots of ARTs and a few large solutions and portfolios. The initial wave of excitement and energy has abated, and you're starting to feel like you've replaced your old problems with new ones. You're overwhelmed by cross-ART dependencies, and starting to get a lot of questions about whether this thing is really "Better". You're questioning your ART structures but reluctant to blow up what took so much effort to create, and the funding for your LACE is drying up just when you seem to need it most! You're not alone! This is what I have come to call the the 2-year itch. I've seen it in many of my clients and observed it globally in my research and discussions with my peers. To frame it in the context of Geoffrey Moore's Techology Adoption Lifecycle, you've crossed the chasm and are now well and truly "Inside the Tornado" in the quest to arrive on Main Street. This session will draw on Moore's product strategy insights to help you understand both the landscape of the tornado and the techniques most likely to lead you to Main Street. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Mark Richards Coactivation Reinventing Program Management Debbie Brey, The Boeing Company show more Description The age of Agile offered many ways to improve project management. In fact, some originally called it “Agile Project Management”, discounting the cultural impacts of moving towards an Agile way of working.   Today, as Agile is being introduced to larger organizations and spreading beyond the software discipline, we find the need to update Program Management. According to PMI, “a program is a group of related project, subprograms, and program activities that are managed in a coordinated way to achieve benefits not available from managing them individually".   Large organizations utilizing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) have been applying the values, principles and practices associated with Competencies from Enterprise Solution Delivery and Lean Portfolio Management. However, many organizations have active programs with contractual constraints that prevent them from fully embracing Lean and Agile principles. Join me for a quick view into how our enterprises can shift their approach to program management in order to execute existing programs while also heading down the path towards true business agility. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:00PM - 3:10 PM Speakers Debbie Brey The Boeing Company SAFe for Hardware: Bringing the railroad industry from the 2nd to 4th Industrial Revolution Harry Koehnemann, Scaled Agile; Max Zelaitis, Wi-Tronix show more Description As SAFe adoptions grow, more organizations are needing to bring hardware engineers into their Agile transformations. Their solutions require innovations from both software and hardware engineers. However, hardware engineers struggle to see how these practices apply to their context. This session presents several practices for applying SAFe and Lean-Agile to hardware systems - build incrementally & integrate frequently, work in small batches, be test-driven, and design to evolve live systems. In this talk, we briefly present each practice and then hear how Wi-Tronix, a leading innovator in real-time monitoring for rail, is applying them to transform the railroad industry. We'll share experiences applying common DevOps practices such as dark launches, canary releases, and feature toggles to the rail industry and the technical and mindset changes it took within the hardware organization to accomplish this goal. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Harry Koehnemann Scaled Agile Max Zelaitis Wi-Tronix Smarter S.M.A.R.T. Objectives: For SAFe v5 Business Agility. Evolving the language of objectives Scott Frost, Accenture show more Description With SAFe v5.0 and Business Agility, we need to upgrade our S.M.A.R.T. objectives language by expanding them beyond traditional thinking. Listen to this briefing to help you plan with SMARTer goals and actions. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Scott Frost Accenture
3:15 pm The Important Role of a Business Owner Maarit Laanti, Nitor show more Description With the more advanced SAFe transformation we have come to understand the importance of SAFe Business Owner in a new and better way. SAFe Business Owners are not just enablers of the new way of working, but also active participants as "keepers of SAFe" and impacting the organization culture. Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:15PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Maarit Laanti Nitor
3:25 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:25PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 pm Meet the Speakers: Adam Mattis Adam Mattis, Scaled Agile show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Adam Mattis Scaled Agile Meet the Speakers: Audrey Boydston Audrey Boydston, Scaled Agile show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Audrey Boydston Scaled Agile Meet the Speakers: Charlene Cuenca Charlene Cuenca, ICON Agility show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Charlene Cuenca ICON Agility Meet the Speakers: Customer Story "A" show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Meet the Speakers: Michael Stump and Fabiola Eyholzer Michael Stump, Adaptworks; Fabiola Eyholzer, Just Leading Solutions show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Michael Stump Adaptworks Fabiola Eyholzer Just Leading Solutions Meet the Speakers: Simon Chesney and Alex Bould Simon Chesney, Western Digital Corporation; Alex Bould, Playbooks & Pathways LP show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Simon Chesney Western Digital Corporation Alex Bould Playbooks & Pathways LP Meet the Speakers: Vikas Kapila and Nikolaos Kaintantzis Odile Moreau, Capgemini; Nikolaos Kaintantzis, KEGON; Vikas Kapila, Enterprise Agility; Dwayne Stroman, CyberBahn TAS show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Odile Moreau Capgemini Nikolaos Kaintantzis KEGON Vikas Kapila Enterprise Agility Dwayne Stroman CyberBahn TAS
3:50 pm Partner Marketplace - Open show more Description Partner Marketplace / Open Networking Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:50PM - 4:15 PM Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:50PM - 3:55 PM
3:55 pm Meet the Speakers: Customer Story "B" show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Meet the Speakers: Debbie Brey Debbie Brey, The Boeing Company show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Debbie Brey The Boeing Company Meet the Speakers: Harry Koehnemann and Max Zelaitis Harry Koehnemann, Scaled Agile; Max Zelaitis, Wi-Tronix show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Harry Koehnemann Scaled Agile Max Zelaitis Wi-Tronix Meet the Speakers: Maarit Laanti Maarit Laanti, Nitor show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Maarit Laanti Nitor Meet the Speakers: Mark Richards Mark Richards, Coactivation show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Mark Richards Coactivation Meet the Speakers: Robin Yeman and Suzette Johnson Robin Yeman, Lockheed Martin; Suzette Johnson, Northrop Grumman show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Robin Yeman Lockheed Martin Suzette Johnson Northrop Grumman Meet the Speakers: Scott Frost Scott Frost, Accenture show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Tuesday, Oct 27 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Scott Frost Accenture
4:15 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Tuesday, Oct 27 4:15PM - 4:20 PM
4:20 pm Entertainment show more Description Details coming soon... Time Tuesday, Oct 27 4:20PM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday, October 28
8:00 am Partner Marketplace - Open show more Description Engage and network with our sponsors. Attendees can download documents, chat, watch demo videos, or request appointments with sponsors. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 8:00AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 am Keynote: Start Where you Are Chris Gardner show more Description In these uncertain and challenging times, Americans are learning what they’re made of by tapping into their unknown potential. Christopher Gardner demonstrates that in the face of adversity, true transformation is possible. No matter what kind of challenges your audience has encountered, Gardner is sure to inspire. Sharing powerful stories of human resilience, Gardner instills audience members with hope for a brighter future. They will leave this presentation empowered and uplifted, ready to make positive changes in their own lives. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 9:00AM - 9:40 AM Speakers Chris Gardner
9:40 am Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 9:40AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 am Keynote: Building Your Growth IQ: Get Smarter About Building Your Company's Future Tiffani Bova show more Description Why do so many of the most promising businesses fail to achieve consistent, sustainable growth? It’s because they try the same strategy as everyone else. There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy—a winning strategy for one business may spell doom for another. In this eye-opening talk, customer growth and innovation expert Tiffani Bova draws on her expertise as a consultant and practitioner to devise a new framework for business leaders looking to pursue growth. Audiences will come away with knowledge of the ten simple—but easily misunderstood—growth paths, how to get a handle on their particular business context, and the right combination and sequence of growth paths to take them into the future. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 9:45AM - 10:25 AM Speakers Tiffani Bova
10:25 am Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 10:25AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 am Keynote: Inbar Oren Inbar Oren, Scaled Agile show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 10:30AM - 11:00 AM Speakers Inbar Oren Scaled Agile
11:00 am Refresh Break show more Description 45 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 11:00AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 am Build-In Quality into Your Continuous Delivery Pipeline Ken Pugh, Ken Pugh, Inc. show more Description Built-In Quality is both a SAFe value and a core competency. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline helps flow business value from ideas through to on-demand release. Ensuring quality is built in throughout the pipeline is essential in keeping that flow. Applying Agile Software Engineering (ASE) techniques helps developers create that quality. A key aspect of ASE is Behavior Driven Development (BDD) which involves the triad (customers, testers, and developers) writing scenarios of the desired behavior which become tests. During discovery and formulation of these scenarios, domain terms and domain models may be created that further clarify the behavior. In this session, Ken Pugh explains these aspects of ASE and presents feedback on how they have improved quality and flow. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Ken Pugh Ken Pugh, Inc. Customer Story show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Demystifying Leading Indicators in Product Development and Innovation Glenn Smith, Radtac show more Description It is quite common for people to nod knowingly about Leading Indicators, but when you see them trying to use them, they demonstrate that the knowing nod was the polite societal nod, not really an expression of understanding. On reflecting about why people struggle with them, be it in the classroom or people trying to improve their processes, I believe that it is down to a mix of Leading Indicators being counter-intuitive, and that lagging indicators are so ingrained in our current ways of working. The objective of this talk is to explore what they are, why they are important, how they are different to what you use today, and how you can create them for the benefit of your innovation and product development outcomes. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Glenn Smith Radtac How to Apply Design Thinking to Product and Service Innovation Joe Vallone, Scaled Agile show more Description While it has always been true that companies must innovate to thrive, modern development practices such as the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and the ability to gather a continuous stream of usage data motivates the use of decentralized, continuous innovation practices. This talk will show how the systematic application of Design Thinking skills support continuous innovation in connected markets for both existing and new products and services. We’ll show how the four key attributes of Solutions emphasized in (Desirability, Feasibility, Viability, and Sustainability) are supported by the Real-Win-Worth it model of design thinking practices promoted by Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and other leading academic institutions. We will discuss the application of Real-Win-Worth-It using SAFe: Is it Real (Desirability)? Can we Win (Feasibility)? Is it Worth it (Viability and Sustainability)? Time Wednesday, Oct 28 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Joe Vallone Scaled Agile Purpose: The Hidden Hierarchy in SAFe Eric Willeke, Elevate.to show more Description SAFe provides a complete operating model for leading your portfolio of technology investments, covering roles, ceremonies, planning horizons, roadmapping, and work visualization. One of the most prominent elements of the framework is the fully traceable, neatly connected levels of the work hierarchy. The connections between stories, features, capabilities, and epics provide the ability to steer and structure all of the activities of an organization in an easy to understand way. Unfortunately, the clarity of the work hierarchy blinds us to the presence and importance of the purpose hierarchy that is also embedded in SAFe. Learning to lead by intent, utilizing the inherent structure of goals and outcomes that sits beside the work hierarchy, is a crucial skill to unlocking the real potential of agility using SAFe, and provides one of the key enabling factors for over half of the SAFe principles. In this session you will learn how to describe the purpose-based connections in SAFe, explain how those connections accelerate behaviors in alignment with the SAFe principles, and learn how to apply the basics of purpose alignment within your own organization. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Eric Willeke Elevate.to The CIO Who Mistook a Value Stream for a Hat (and other Flow Diagnostics) Dr. Mik Kersten, Tasktop show more Description Over the past year, Dr. Kersten and his Flow Advisory team have been collecting value stream data sets from enterprise IT organizations undergoing digital transformation treatments. They used the Flow Metrics defined in Project to Product to trace the path that hundreds of thousands of software artifacts travel from inception to running software. As they analyzed and correlated Flow Metrics to business results, some fascinating clinical tales emerged from these unique new data sets. The team discussed the findings with the patients to gain a more personal perspective on the outcome of the treatment plans In this talk, Dr. Kersten will take us through the most common, the most problematic, and the most bizzare flow diagnoses that he has encountered. By holistically considering the data as well as the human and organizational aspects of the diagnosis, he will follow the approach of the neurological case histories recounted by Oliver Sacks in “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”. For each flow diagnosis, Dr. Kersten will recount misdiagnoses that were previously applied, followed by a detailed case history, summary of the remedies, and the often-surprising results. From common maladies to rare pathologies, each of the stories offers powerful lessons to help us understand the biggest impediments to achieving Business Agility at scale. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 11:45AM - 12:10 PM Speakers Dr. Mik Kersten Tasktop
12:10 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:10PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 pm Accelerating Flow with DevSecOps and the Software Factory Peter Vollmer, Micro Focus show more Description Large Enterprises have a huge opportunity to accelerate their business by applying SAFe® and DevSecOps practices. SAFe provides guidance to organize around value, improve quality, reduce lead time, increase employee satisfaction, and apply Lean-Agile principles and values. This presentation discusses the highlights of the SAFe Advanced Article: "Accelerating Flow with DevSecOps and the Software Factory" that was written to provide further guidance to succeed with your DevOps implementation. It describes how you can practically apply shift-left practices with the ‘DevOps Evolution Model’ and how you can eliminate bottlenecks in your DevOps pipeline by applying CI/CD pipeline modeling. To reduce cognitive overload and to improve productivity, it presents a software factory and the value of standard engineering services. Finally, as security becomes even more critical to software development, we show how to apply discussed approaches for a successful DevSecOps implementation. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers Peter Vollmer Micro Focus Applied Lean Quality Management in a SAFe Enterprise Solution Delivery ERP Environment Malte Kumlehn, Accenture | SAP Business Group; Thomas Karl, Accenture | SolutionsIQ; Peter Pedross, PEDCO, Inc. show more Description Learn why a lean quality management system can establish trust, alignment and in particular relieve the regulatory compliance in Enterprise Solution Delivery. Discover which skill set is required and what is good platform to start with a pragmatic example for an ERP implementation. Know how the product quality, lean quality management and value streams are connected and why lean quality management is a strong accelerator to establish business agility in a large company with focus achieving regulatory compliance. How process quality is interconnected to DevOps, releasability and test automation and how to increase process quality. We explore why improving the process quality has a significant impact to the overall quality mindset of an organization and is a booster for each and every agile transformation. Our good practices and pitfalls while establishing a lean quality management approach with SAFe ERP environment can help to start implementing these in your organization. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers Malte Kumlehn Accenture | SAP Business Group Thomas Karl Accenture | SolutionsIQ Peter Pedross PEDCO, Inc. Customer Story show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Evolving SAFe to Address Current and Future Trends in Business Agility Andrew Sales, Scaled Agile show more Description With five major updates since its initial release in 2011, SAFe has grown with the marketplace as we uncover new and better ways of developing software and systems. Whether it is to incorporate emerging bodies of knowledge, improve guidance based on experiences from our customers or to respond to significant change in the world at large, relentless improvement is central to our mission.In this session, Andrew Sales, framework team member at Scaled Agile, will share our most current thinking, the improvements that are under consideration, along with the motivations that drive them. Key themes will be discussed, including a clearer focus on Operational Value Streams, advancements in Lean Portfolio Management, and deeper technical thought leadership via DevSecOps and Industrial DevOps. The session will include an opportunity to provide feedback on possible future updates to the SAFe Big Picture. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers Andrew Sales Scaled Agile Project Based Costing; Let's Talk About It If We Must Jake Case, Agile Big Picture show more Description Organizations operate on a segmented costing and funding model. Such behaviors cause hardships when moving an organization to agile and are adversarial to achieving business agility. Have you ever heard the excuse "we can't move away from project-based costing or resource-based utilization because that is how we justify our investments "? If so, this talk is DEFINITELY for you. I will show you why it doesn’t have to be that way any longer! Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers Jake Case Agile Big Picture Value, Remeasured: Without it, there can be no Business Agility! Shawn Lowe, Accenture | SolutionsIQ show more Description Without a modern concept of value, there can be no Business Agility! The term "value" is a focus at many organizational levels during a transformation. However, it is rarely defined accurately or consistently enough to promote and measure progress. In fact, the lack of understanding around value can actually derail the transformation. In the session, I will offer examples of anti-patterns in defining value as well as provide a Lean-Agile oriented definition and characteristics. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:15PM - 12:40 PM Speakers Shawn Lowe Accenture | SolutionsIQ
12:40 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:40PM - 12:45 PM
12:45 pm Meet the Speakers: Customer Story "A" show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Meet the Speakers: Dr. Mik Kersten Dr. Mik Kersten, Tasktop show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Dr. Mik Kersten Tasktop Meet the Speakers: Eric Willeke Eric Willeke, Elevate.to show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Eric Willeke Elevate.to Meet the Speakers: Glenn Smith Glenn Smith, Radtac show more Description Meet with Glenn Smith Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Glenn Smith Radtac Meet the Speakers: Joe Vallone Joe Vallone, Scaled Agile show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Joe Vallone Scaled Agile Meet the Speakers: Ken Pugh Ken Pugh, Ken Pugh, Inc. show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:45PM - 1:05 PM Speakers Ken Pugh Ken Pugh, Inc. Partner Marketplace - Open show more Description Partner Marketplace / Open Networking Time Wednesday, Oct 28 12:45PM - 2:20 PM
1:05 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:05PM - 1:10 PM
1:10 pm Meet the Speakers: Andrew Sales Andrew Sales, Scaled Agile show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers Andrew Sales Scaled Agile Meet the Speakers: Customer Story "B" show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Meet the Speakers: Jake Case Jake Case, Agile Big Picture show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers Jake Case Agile Big Picture Meet the Speakers: Malte Kumlehn, Thomas Karl, and Peter Pedross Malte Kumlehn, Accenture | SAP Business Group; Thomas Karl, Accenture | SolutionsIQ; Peter Pedross, PEDCO, Inc. show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers Malte Kumlehn Accenture | SAP Business Group Thomas Karl Accenture | SolutionsIQ Peter Pedross PEDCO, Inc. Meet the Speakers: Peter Vollmer Peter Vollmer, Micro Focus show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers Peter Vollmer Micro Focus Meet the Speakers: Shawn Lowe Shawn Lowe, Accenture | SolutionsIQ show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:10PM - 1:30 PM Speakers Shawn Lowe Accenture | SolutionsIQ
1:30 pm Partner Showcase: Adaptavist - The Four Facets of Agility: a pragmatic path to agile transformation success Heidi Araya, Adaptavist show more Description Agile transformations fail all the time. Worse, some companies go through three or four transformations, and agile becomes a bad word. Why does this happen and how can it be avoided? Culture often gets the blame, but digging deeper reveals four key areas that lead to successful agile transformations: people and leadership, complexity thinking, tools and automation, and technical and cultural practices. Many orgs implement a framework along with tools and automation, and forget that the other angles are just as crucial to successful outcomes. Learn how to approach an agile transformation at scale through the Four Facets of Agility—and come away with a powerful new method to help your agile transformation succeed. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:30PM - 1:50 PM Speakers Heidi Araya Adaptavist Partner Showcase: AgilityHealth - Measure and Grow with 8 New SAFe® AgilityHealth® Assessments Sally Elatta, AgilityHealth show more Description Sally Elatta, CEO and founder of AgilityHealth will highlight the new SAFe® Business Agility Assessment and SAFe® Core Competency Assessments offered by AgilityHealth in partnership with Scaled Agile®. These new radars provide a powerful way to assess the health of your organization at the team, train, and portfolio levels in addition to digging deeper into leadership agility, business agility, and how to bring continuous improvement into your organization and make it part of your DNA. She will also share a case study of an organization leveraging SAFe® for three years that leveraged the voices of their teams and identified 900+ growth items using the AgilityHealth platform. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:30PM - 1:50 PM Speakers Sally Elatta AgilityHealth Partner Showcase: Digital Tango show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:30PM - 1:50 PM Partner Showcase: Product Demo - Agile Hive - SAFe in Jira Peter Weingartner, AgileHive; Jan Kuntscher, AgileHive show more Description There's an urgent need for a tool that can be used to implement SAFe for large agile organizations. The involved teams use Jira and Confluence as already established and trusted tools. Many available solutions quickly reach their limits when it comes to implementing SAFe and all its features like providing reports, visualizing dependencies and automated documentations. Agile Hive is an out-of-the-box solution that simplifies the execution and implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework across your organization – everything behind the firewall. In our Partner Showcase Demo, we will show you , in our tool, exactly how this works! Be prepared! Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:30PM - 1:50 PM Speakers Peter Weingartner AgileHive Jan Kuntscher AgileHive Partner Showcase: Product Demo - Rally Software® – Working with SAFe® to scale Agile to your entire enterprise Greg Gould, Broadcom; Aaron Rusty Lloyd, Broadcom show more Description Join us for a demonstration of how when aligned with the Scaled Agile Framework, Rally Software® gives you the visibility and predictability you need to scale Agile beyond the team and to your entire enterprise. We’ll cover how Rally supports the SAFe® core values of alignment, built-in quality, transparency and program execution. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:30PM - 1:50 PM Speakers Greg Gould Broadcom Aaron Rusty Lloyd Broadcom Partner Showcase: Valiantys / Eliassen - Leveraging LPM to maximize your Agile investment! James Sweet, Eliassen Group show more Description Budgeting constraints and change management is a frustrating, and time-consuming process. This process has been calculated as consuming around 30% of an average enterprise’s budget. However, Lean Portfolio (LPM) practices and processes can significantly reduce these delays and provide far greater visibility into ROI and future investment opportunities. This presentation, led by James Sweet, will explore how leveraging LPM practices in a fortune 500 firm reduced data collection, analysis and reporting costs by 70%. The SPCT onsite established the formalization of automated data collection allowing for repeatable decision-making practices for their Governance needs. James will also uncover how implementing tooling and Jira Align could be a logical next step in this transformation, exploring the various outcomes that would allow for continued growth on the Agile roadmap. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:30PM - 1:50 PM Speakers James Sweet Eliassen Group
1:55 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 1:55PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 pm Partner Showcase: Accenture | SolutionsIQ -Agility in the Age of Enterprise Solutions Curtis Palmer, Accenture | SolutionsIQ show more Description Global corporations are using SAFe to advance and enhance their agile transformations... but have they thought about how SAFe, specifically with the Solution Train, can advance their SAP and other Enterprise Solution implementations? Join us as we share how Accenture|SolutionsIQ is pioneering the application of SAFe in building out new ERP packaged systems and the key Framework adaptations that make it possible. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:00PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Curtis Palmer Accenture | SolutionsIQ Partner Showcase: CGI - Joining the Dots: From Strategy through Delivery to Value Craig Wallace, CGI show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:00PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Craig Wallace CGI Partner Showcase: Gorilla Logic - Preparing Your Product Roadmap for PI Planning Beccy Dreyling, Gorilla Logic; Oscar Alfaro, Gorilla Logic show more Description Join us as we walk through how to ensure your product roadmap translates to delivering the desired value. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:00PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Beccy Dreyling Gorilla Logic Oscar Alfaro Gorilla Logic Partner Showcase: Product Demo - iObeya -Enabling Business Agility with Enterprise Visual Management Tim McCracken, iObeya show more Description Business Agility is the capacity for an organization to continuously align people toward a common set of goals and vision to create a customer-centric organization. To achieve Business Agility, transparency is essential and is also one of the Core Values of the SAFe. So how does one create and implement this? Visual Management is a key enabler of transparency that can be deployed at every level of a large organization to create trust between teams, programs, or departments. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:00PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Tim McCracken iObeya Partner Showcase: Product Demo - Planisware -Organizational Agility with SAFe & Planisware Mark Miller, Planisware; Keith Duncan, Planisware show more Description This presentation will demonstrate how Planisware supports Portfolio and Essential SAFe structures within an enterprise PPM solution. SAFe Program Consultant Keith Duncan and Account Executive Mark Miller provide insight into key concepts of Scaled Agile using SAFe and business applications of SAFe methodologies from lean budgeting and value stream management to PI planning and execution. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:00PM - 2:20 PM Speakers Mark Miller Planisware Keith Duncan Planisware Partner Showcase: Tasktop show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:00PM - 2:20 PM
2:20 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:20PM - 2:25 PM
2:25 pm Agile Marketing with SAFe Yuval Yeret, AgileSparks; Melissa Reeve, Scaled Agile; Matt Aaron, Icon Agility Services show more Description In this panel, we will discuss the different ways SAFe has been applied to the marketing context, how working with marketing teams is similar to working with software teams and why transformation of marketing is critical to achieving business agility. We will also explore the real-world stories of the panelists, learning from their steps, missteps and successes. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Yuval Yeret AgileSparks Melissa Reeve Scaled Agile Matt Aaron Icon Agility Services Customer Story show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Engaging Product Marketing to Drive Business Agility Christopher Ruch, Agile Rising LLC; Kenny Marks, Emerson show more Description When starting down the path of an Agile transformation, it is easy to focus all the attention and efforts on the technology group. While this is a logical place to start, it is important not to lose sight of the rest of the organization, and the impact and changes required from them to truly achieve business agility. This presentation will detail the ongoing agile transformation at Emerson, with an emphasis on the challenges and impact felt outside of the technology organization, and how SAFe provided the framework to solve them. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Christopher Ruch Agile Rising LLC Kenny Marks Emerson Outperform the Market with Creativity - Strategy Agility Applied with Design Thinking Thorsten Janning, KEGON AG; Caroline Schmidt, KEGON AG show more Description The importance of a good strategy has been widely accepted in the corporate world. We have used Design Thinking outside of the product development process and applied it to the strategy conception. The “triple diamond” furthermore provides a useful metaphore for connecting the enterprise strategy to the portfolio by providing methods to understand the strategic market and then design the right solution. Dr. Thorsten Janning and Caroline Schmidt will explain their approach to strategy agility. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Thorsten Janning KEGON AG Caroline Schmidt KEGON AG The Never Ending Challenge for Leadership and Continuous Learning Hiroaki Nakaya, Western Digital show more Description Agile team members do not know what is proactive behavior(self-managing/self-organizing), not only team members, but also leadership. Why do they not know about it? In the Japanese culture, we were educated to listen to the teachers at school and we were told to learn things from senior colleagues at work. When we change from this passive mindset to proactive mindset, continuous learning leadership is very important behavior for the team and organization. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:25PM - 2:35 PM Speakers Hiroaki Nakaya Western Digital The Science of Empathy: Practical Ways to Foster Innovation Jennifer Fawcett, Self show more Description This talk explores the science behind empathy and why it is important to business. Jennifer Fawcett, student and practitioner of empathy, will describe its role in her personal and professional life. The audience will discover how it fuels the most successful companies and creates diverse working environments that people love. We’ll also explore a set of practices that you can use to create empathetic organizations that stimulates design thinking, enables innovation, and ultimately, social responsibility. The audience will leave inspired with techniques to apply empathy to their own business. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:25PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Jennifer Fawcett Self
2:40 pm The Lost Art Of The Demo - Tips From The Field For Running Your Most Important Meeting Gez Smith, Radtac show more Description What does a great system demo look like? This talk will draw on recent research to give you tips and ideas for taking your demos to the next level, and making your stakeholders want to come back for more. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:40PM - 2:50 PM Speakers Gez Smith Radtac
2:50 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 2:50PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 pm Customer Story show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Economics of Value Delivery: the Language of Money Cindy VanEpps, 321 Gang, Inc show more Description The “language of money” with simple, quantified scenarios has proven to be the most effective persuader for leaders seeking to understand improved value delivery. We will examine scenarios to justify the investment in organizing around value, reducing late integration breakage and controlling work in process. We will introduce an on-line, easy-to-use value calculator that you can use to explore the economics of value delivery with your own parameters. And we will have fun in the process! Why would you be anywhere else? ;-) Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:00PM - 3:10 PM Speakers Cindy VanEpps 321 Gang, Inc How to Leverage SAFe 5.0 for your Enterprise Cloud Strategy Ken France, Cprime; Sanjeev Sharma, Truist show more Description Have you incorporated Cloud strategy into your SAFe transformation yet? Does your organization truly have a strategy to integrate Cloud Technologies with your Agile and DevSecOps approach? How about your data? Do you have a solid plan for how to access, govern, and monetize it? This session will explore key aspects of Cloud, DevSecOps, and Data Strategy and cover how SAFe 5.0 helps organizations combine them into a centralized and coherent strategy, while decentralizing the execution and successful implementation of these strategic initiatives. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Ken France Cprime Sanjeev Sharma Truist Leaders as Insatiable Learners - The Secret to Lean-Agile Leadership and a Continuous Learning Culture Dr. Steve Mayner, Scaled Agile, Inc. show more Description The challenge to become a life-long learner is not a new conversation for most leaders. Many have accumulated a long list of learning achievements over long careers. They may also consume new information daily from a variety of sources, including books, articles from business publications and digital sources, and videos. It would be easy to assume that a session on learning would have little new to offer. The hidden danger of rising to higher levels of leadership in most organizations is that it comes with an unwritten assumption that leaders already know everything they need to know in order to assume greater responsibilities. Few leaders are promoted up the ladder for their capacity to learn a new position, but rather for their knowledge, skills, and accomplishments that made them successful in their previous role. Add to that the propensity for leaders to surround themselves with people who think and lead like they do, supported by a corporate culture that tends to reward perpetuating the status quo, and you have a dangerous combination that can lead to group-think, echo chamber discussions, protecting the status quo, and perilous blind spots. Bill Taylor, author and co-founder of Fast Company describes this challenge as “the paradox of expertise.” He describes the best leaders as “insatiable learners” who constantly ask themselves “am I learning as fast as the world is changing?” Driving the changes needed for enterprise adoption of SAFe and achieving business agility inevitably leads to a need for leaders to acquire new knowledge and skills. In this session we will explore practical learning strategies built around tools and techniques adapted from well-known SAFe practices that enable “insatiable learning!” Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Dr. Steve Mayner Scaled Agile, Inc. Stayin’ Alive: Feature Disco Your Way to PI Planning Em Campbell-Pretty, Pretty Agile; Adrienne Wilson, Pretty Agile show more Description Does your ART have trouble preparing a refined backlog for PI Planning? Do your teams complain that their features “lack information”? Is you Innovation & Planning Iteration all pre-planning and no innovation? Don’t worry you are not alone. In our experience this is one of the most common challenges ARTs face. What you need is a system that allows you to plan and execute on cadence (sound familiar?) In this session Em and Adrienne will share the planning and execution systems they use with their clients and give you the tools to create a system for features readiness that will work in your context. Join Em & Adrienne to learn the dance steps to Feature Disco your way to PI Planning in style every time. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Em Campbell-Pretty Pretty Agile Adrienne Wilson Pretty Agile The Five Strategic Weapons of Lean Portfolio Management Richard Knaster, Scaled Agile show more Description While Agile development has provided significant improvements to many organizations, by itself it is not enough to compete in the digital age. Businesses need the tools and techniques to better align strategy with execution, while empowering Agile teams and teams-of-teams to make the right decisions at the right time to execute with the confidence they are headed in the right direction to outpace the competition. Come join Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow and Author to learn the top five strategic weapons of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how your organization can apply them to continuously learn, grow and achieve breakthrough business results. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:00PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Richard Knaster Scaled Agile
3:15 pm Using Concepts from Agile Product Delivery to Drive Your SAFe Transformation Felix Rüssel, KEGON AG show more Description Agile coaches usually know a lot of concepts how an Agile organization could look like but often, they don't know much about the people in these organizations which creates resistance and hinders agility as the real problem these stakeholders face are not understood & their fears are ignored. A problem Agile Product Managers also face and they use concepts & tools to better understand their customers and the real problems their products aim to solve. Agile coaches should apply these concepts from APM to better understand the real needs of their customers. This talk describes some ideas how concepts from Agile Product Management can be used to create a sustainable, desirable, viable and feasible transformation into an Agile Organization. After this talk attendees should have an idea that concepts from APM can be used for organizational development, too and they have an idea where to start. Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:15PM - 3:25 PM Speakers Felix Rüssel KEGON AG
3:25 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:25PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 pm Meet the Speakers: Christopher Ruch and Kenny Marks Christopher Ruch, Agile Rising LLC; Kenny Marks, Emerson show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Christopher Ruch Agile Rising LLC Kenny Marks Emerson Meet the Speakers: Gez Smith Gez Smith, Radtac show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Gez Smith Radtac Meet the Speakers: Hiroaki Nakaya Hiroaki Nakaya, Western Digital show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Hiroaki Nakaya Western Digital Meet the Speakers: Jennifer Fawcett Jennifer Fawcett, Self show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Jennifer Fawcett Self Meet the Speakers: Melissa Reeve, Matt Aaron, and Yuval Yeret Yuval Yeret, AgileSparks; Melissa Reeve, Scaled Agile; Matt Aaron, Icon Agility Services show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Yuval Yeret AgileSparks Melissa Reeve Scaled Agile Matt Aaron Icon Agility Services Meet the Speakers: Thorsten Janning and Caroline Schmidt Thorsten Janning, KEGON AG; Caroline Schmidt, KEGON AG show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:30PM - 3:50 PM Speakers Thorsten Janning KEGON AG Caroline Schmidt KEGON AG Partner Marketplace - Open show more Description Partner Marketplace / Open Networking Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:30PM - 4:15 PM
3:50 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:50PM - 3:55 PM
3:55 pm Meet the Speakers: Adrienne Wilson and Em Campbell-Pretty Em Campbell-Pretty, Pretty Agile; Adrienne Wilson, Pretty Agile show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Em Campbell-Pretty Pretty Agile Adrienne Wilson Pretty Agile Meet the Speakers: Cindy VanEpps Cindy VanEpps, 321 Gang, Inc show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Cindy VanEpps 321 Gang, Inc Meet the Speakers: Dr. Steve Mayner Dr. Steve Mayner, Scaled Agile, Inc. show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Dr. Steve Mayner Scaled Agile, Inc. Meet the Speakers: Felix Russel Felix Rüssel, KEGON AG show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Felix Rüssel KEGON AG Meet the Speakers: Ken France and Sanjeev Sharma Ken France, Cprime; Sanjeev Sharma, Truist show more Description Meet LIVE with our speakers Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Ken France Cprime Sanjeev Sharma Truist Meet the Speakers: Richard Knaster Richard Knaster, Scaled Agile show more Description Meet with Glenn Smith Time Wednesday, Oct 28 3:55PM - 4:15 PM Speakers Richard Knaster Scaled Agile
4:15 pm Rapid Refresh Break show more Description 5 minute break Time Wednesday, Oct 28 4:15PM - 4:20 PM
4:20 pm Thought Leader Panel Dean Leffingwell, Scaled Agile; Dr. Mik Kersten, Tasktop; Donald Reinertsen show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 4:20PM - 5:10 PM Speakers Dean Leffingwell Scaled Agile Dr. Mik Kersten Tasktop Donald Reinertsen
5:10 pm Entertainment show more Description Details coming soon... Time Wednesday, Oct 28 5:10PM - 6:00 PM
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