This talk is based on our learning through the years, implementing agile mindset and helping big organisations in their path to transformation. This focuses on the anti patterns, discipline adopted (or not adopted) by the different teams.
Speaker’s bio: Neha is a founding member of Mavericks Consulting in Singapore, She is an Agile practitioner and an Enabler. She loves to ideate and build products that bring about long-lasting impactful changes to the society. She has extensive experience working with startups as well as big enterprises in creating innovative solutions, playing multiple roles from a Product strategist to an Agile coach. She has worked in 3 different continents, delivered valuable IT products and managed large IT projects to create real business value on time. Neha is a strong advocate for equal rights and Women Empowerment. She loves to travel and learn about new cultures. When she is not traveling or working, she spends her time doodling or painting.
Session: How Agile can humanize your hiring process!
Where should be the focus of Agile? At the Development team? Management? What about the Finances department? Sales? Agile outside Software, is it even possible?
When considering the hiring process, we tend to assume the focus would be people over process, although sometimes, the apple does indeed fall far from the tree.
How would Agile principles help humanize the hiring process? What an autonomous, collaborative, iterative, interactive, and most importantly, people focused hiring process would look like? And what would be the results of it?
Well, this talk will share the story of a successful prototype, that ended up becoming a reference for Humans over Processes hires!
Speaker's Bio: Rafael Ribeiro, a total amateur at writing his own bio, currently works as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach at Adidas. Also dedicates himself to being the best husband and father he can be, an amateur photographer and at least a mediocre surfer.
Session: The neuroscience of greatness
Abstract: Despite my opinion that neuroscience outside the neuroscientific research field, is mostly hype and sometimes a fad used to sell coaching, there are interesting findings about how our brain actually works and how we can partner with it in ways useful to our century challenges in teams. In this session we'll put in doubt: mirror neurons, emotional intelligence, the brain as rational, cognition as an high-level brain function, behaviour as a predictable entity. We'll see how we can rethink in contemporary ways these ideas, get past the hype and the myth and learn to love our brain without trusting it.
David is a coach, counselor, consultant, psychologist, trainer, IT guy and public speaker born in Florence in 1966 just a few months before the deluge, and that's a kind of destiny (and also a Jackson Browne song he loves). David lives in Milan and work worldwide and that’s been a rewarding choice since the nineties. David started his adult life working with non-profit organizations in the late 80’s then moving to the IT industry where he began as a software developer, continued as a certified technical trainer and then covered executive roles in national and multinational environments, basically moving from understanding and managing machine systems to trying to understand and help human beings’ systems. Today, as a certified Coach helps clients getting what they really want, as a Counselor helps clients to explore their life experience and witness how tough and creative a relationship can be, as a Trainer he helps trainees in stretching their brain, growing and learning, as a Public Speaker enjoys co-creating experience on the fly, as a dad love his two children and his partner. As a man he’s grateful and worried that he has got this wonderful life. He’s also fond of categorizing his professional and life roles ;-). As an author he published books about emotional intelligence and teams. Most recent book is “The taste of emotions” to help readers to rediscover the flavor of life and live better with themselves and others. Since 2014 David has been developing and coordinating the Italian Reciprocoach community. David has background in psychology (M.A.) and humanities, many IT industry certifications (MCT, CTT+, MCSE, MCTP, SCRUM Master), is a certified NLP Counselor and a certified coach (SCCM CCC) and Certified Positive Psychology Coach (SCCM CPCC), ICF ACC and International Association of Coaching (IAC) practitioner. David still has a dark side: he consults for an Italian Information Technology firm, and still loves technology as only a nerd can. As every dark side, it may be useful when you decide to use it to help people in succeeding in their work and life.
Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) What makes a team? When we say the word ‘team’ we generally mean “come together to achieve a common goal.” Is there such a thing as a bad team? I.e. a bad team is not a team! What makes a good/great team?
A software development director at EA Sports Tiburon, Fazeel Gareeboo manages a team that provides automated builds and smoke-tests for the studio. Before moving into management, he developed computer aided design (CAD) software and wrote device drivers for Windows and MicroStation, including the first 2048x2048 Windows device driver—for Bill Gates’ house. Fazeel has a special interest in automating any repetitive work and in creating great teams for the kinds of work that computers cannot do yet. He grew up on the island of Mauritius and worked in Europe before settling in the United States.
Speaker’s bio: I am a techie and coach, a philosopher and a thinker, a storyteller and a bit of a nut.
Having been on the receiving end of every management theory out there for more than 30+ years, I am now on a mission to improve the playing field for everyone through advocacy of the agile mindset and the importance of trust and self-trust in becoming truly agile.
As a seasoned practitioner, a mentor and a coach in agile thinking and processes, software architecture and design, user interface and user experience design, I liberate minds to achieve their vision.
Learning and improving is part of my DNA. To me that's what agile software development is all about.
It takes guts to put yourself on the bleeding edge of your knowledge and experience on a daily basis. Guts, trust and self-trust. Having fought, and won, my own battles in this, I am well positioned to spot these struggles in others and help both individuals and teams grow beyond them.