Agile Summit: 40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes – 2022 Edition

AVSMy talk with from Agile Virtual Summit called “40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes: 2022 Edition” is available below:

2022 – Agile Virtual Summit – 40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes

More to come.

Agile Virtual Summit: Coaching Edition – Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching

Logo-AVS-Coaching-Edition-2022_1680x600My talk with Alex Sloley and Shane Hastie from Agile Virtual Summit: Coaching Edition called “Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching” is available on Slideshare.

People serving in an agile coaching role are expected to act ethically, but what does that mean in practice?

Agile coaching is an evolving profession encompassing many disciplines including individual, team and systemic coaching, facilitating, teaching and mentoring, all applied with an open and deliberate bias towards using agile approaches to help address a client’s needs.

The complexity of agile coaching means that you will inevitably encounter difficult situations.

What if you had a Code you could follow that would help support you when difficult decisions need to be made?

What if that same Code helped you act courageously in every situation, even if there is a personal negative impact?

A group of volunteers has been working on crafting just that code. Specifically a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching under an Agile Alliance initiative.

This talk will present the background to the work which has been done so far, walk you through the content of the code and explain where it can go in the future.

During the session, you’ll be introduced to a few ethics scenarios that will help you identify the types of dilemmas you may face in the field. You’ll  discover some examples of appropriate and inappropriate ethical behavior in these different contexts, and how to address them.

Craig Smith

Alex And Craig

A huge thanks to Adam Weisbart for the invitation and Lyssa Adkins for supporting this message and getting us on the program. Please review the Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching and related scenarios. You can watch the video or grab the transcript by subscribing to the All Access Pass.

Agile Open Summit 2021 – Rethinking Retrospectives: Beyond the Three Columns

Agile Online Summit 2021My talk with Michael Huynh from Agile Online Summit 2021 called “Rethinking Retrospectives: Beyond the Three Columns” is available on Slideshare.

The concept of continuous improvement is to stop, pause, reflect, and make small adjustments for the team to improve. But are retrospectives really enough for your teams to improve sprint to sprint? What if your best retrospective still doesn’t yield the results desired and doesn’t move your team out of first gear? What often happens is a narrow view from a team’s perspective on the last sprint or retrospectives don’t provide enough coverage on the broader topics beyond the last iteration.

Simply put, retrospectives are no longer enough!

Join Craig and Michael as they both share their experience and taking your teams to the next level!

ICAgile Experts Meetup Group – Public Sector Agility Accelerator

ICAGILEMy talk with Julian Smith (no relation) from ICAgile Experts Meetup Group called “Public Sector Agility Accelerator” is available on Slideshare.

Today ‘agile’ is no longer just a buzzword. From building spacecraft to manufacturing, some of the most complex and largest organisations in the world are using agile ways of working to deliver better outcomes, respond to change, improve quality, foster more productive and happier teams, and reduce risk.

This hands-on and interactive session is aimed at showing how public sector organisations can support agile ways of working, from policy development through to service design and delivery.

Presenters, Craig Smith an Enterprise Agile Coach and Consultant from SoftEd, and Julian Smith, Head of Agile Practice for Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency, will provide an interesting and informative view of how agility can be applied in the public sector and will introduce the Government Agility Model, a framework that you can use to assess where to apply agility in your agency.

Speaker: Craig Smith
Craig is based in Australia and works extensively with the Australian Public sector and as a member of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, brings a global perspective.

Speaker: Julian Smith
Julian is a digital leader and entrepreneur who specialises in public sector agility. He is experienced in lean-agile policy development, digital transformation, user-centred design and digital technology.

Many thanks to Shane Hastie and Kerri Sutey for inviting myself and Julian to present this session.

Business Agility Wellington (WellyBAM) – Public Sector Agility Accelerator

WellyBAMMy talk with Julian Smith (no relation) from WellyBAM called “Public Sector Agility Accelerator” is available on Slideshare.

Today ‘agile’ is no longer just a buzzword. From building spacecraft to manufacturing, some of the most complex and largest organisations in the world are using agile ways of working to deliver better outcomes, respond to change, improve quality, foster more productive and happier teams, and reduce risk.

This hands-on and interactive session is aimed at showing how public sector organisations can support agile ways of working, from policy development through to service design and delivery.

Presenters, Craig Smith an Enterprise Agile Coach and Consultant from SoftEd, and Julian Smith, Head of Agile Practice for Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency, will provide an interesting and informative view of how agility can be applied in the public sector and will introduce the Government Agility Model, a framework that you can use to assess where to apply agility in your agency.

Craig is based in Australia and works extensively with the Australian Public sector and as a member of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, brings a global perspective.

Julian is a digital leader and entrepreneur who specialises in public sector agility. He is experienced in lean-agile policy development, digital transformation, user-centred design and digital technology.

This will be an interactive session, so please be prepared to share your own experiences as well as introducing and encouraging anyone that wants to bring agility to their department or agency to attend the session.

Many thanks to Andy Cooper for inviting myself and Julian to present this session.

Agile Coaching Exchange: MidTN – Agile Coaching Ethics: The Powerful Questions Behind What, Why & How

ACEMy talk from Agile Coaching Exchange: MidTN called “The Powerful Questions Behind What, Why & How” is available on Slideshare.

In this session we will look into the work that the community is doing as part of the Agile Alliance around Agile Coaching Ethics. We will ask why the work is needed, what has been done so far and what we can do as a community to support this work.

Many thanks to Jessica Katz for inviting me to present this session.

Agility Today 2021 – Public Sector Agility Accelerator

My workshop with Julian Smith (no relation) from Agility Today 2021 called “Public Sector Agility Accelerator” is available on Slideshare.

Today ‘agile’ is no longer just a buzzword. From building spacecraft to manufacturing, some of the most complex and largest organisations in the world are using agile ways of working to deliver better outcomes, respond to change, improve quality, foster more productive and happier teams, and reduce risk.

This hands-on and interactive session is aimed at helping public sector organisations build capability to support agile ways of working, from policy development through to service design and delivery.

Deepti Jain and the team did an excellent job putting together this month long festival and it was also a pleasure to be part of the Advisory Board.

 

Digital Summit 2020 – Agility Accelerator Workshop

Digital Summit 2020

My workshop with Julian Smith (no relation) from the DTA Digital Summit 2020 called “Agility Accelerator” is available on Slideshare.

Today ‘agile’ is no longer just a buzzword. From building spacecraft to manufacturing, some of the most complex and largest organisations in the world are using agile ways of working to deliver better outcomes, respond to change, improve quality, foster more productive and happier teams, and reduce risk.

This hands-on and interactive session is aimed at helping public sector organisations build capability to support agile ways of working, from policy development through to service design and delivery.

Belle Hogg from the DTA did an amazing job of capturing a visual scribe of the workshop and managed to capture my headset, glasses and lack of hair a little too well!

LAST Conference Brisbane 2018 – FailAgility: Recognising and Resetting the Agile Boundaries

My keynote presentation with Tony Ponton from the LAST Conference 2018 in Brisbane called “FailAgility: Recognising and Resetting the Agile Boundaries” is available on Slideshare.

FailAgility; we have all seen it and let’s face it, we are all guilty of letting it happen in our organisations. So why is it that so many businesses fail to see the outcomes that the Agile values and principles promise?

This presentation looks at what FailAgility is and the three levels in organisations where it stems from: Organisation, Leadership and the Coaching / Personal level.

We will discuss the types of FailAgility that we see at these different levels, the approaches that cause FailAgility and most importantly what we can do to recognise and fix it.

Here are some Tweets from the keynote:

 

 

 

LAST Conference Canberra 2018 – Mind the Gap: Realising the Value of Agility

My presentation from the LAST Conference 2018 in Canberra called “Mind the Gap: Realising the Value of Agility” is available on Slideshare. Huge thanks to John Connolly for inviting me to be part of the program!

Agile has well and truly crossed the chasm and every organisation large or small seems to be in the middle of some sort of Agile transformation. Yet, look behind the covers and we have to ask ourselves the tough question of how well we are doing and how agile are we really?

So all aboard as we acknowledge some of gaps many organisations are facing and we question the true value we are delivering. More importantly, we will discuss how we might start to these issues, both inside our organisations and as individuals flying the agile flag.

Here are some of the Tweets from the talk as well: