Conference Program

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  • Dienstag
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    09.02.
, (Dienstag, 07.Februar 2023)
09:00 - 10:30
Di 5.1
Data, not Opinions: The Psychometrics of Team and Organisational Dynamics
Data, not Opinions: The Psychometrics of Team and Organisational Dynamics

"If you can't measure it, you can't improve it." Although it is (relatively) easy to measure objectively quantifiable decision criteria such as profit, how does one measure "soft" attributes, such as psychological safety or team dynamics, to judge an intervention's success?

This talk will present insights into the practical application of leading-edge research into what makes intelligent, high-performing teams and organisations, exploring the science behind the current buzzwords of psychological safety, diversity, and empathy.

Target Audience: Managers, Coaches, ScrumMasters
Prerequisites: None
Level: Advanced

Extended Abstract:
"If you can't measure it, you can't improve it." This quote, attributed to Peter Drucker, emphasises that the ability to measure something is essential for seeing changes in it. Although it is (relatively) easy to measure objectively quantifiable decision criteria such as profit, how does one measure "soft" attributes, such as psychological safety or team dynamics, to judge an intervention's success? The problem with most team/organisational assessments is that they say more about the persons who designed the evaluation (and what they want to sell) than about the persons taking it.

This talk will present insights into the practical application of leading-edge research into what makes intelligent, high-performing teams and organisations, exploring the science behind the current buzzwords of psychological safety, diversity, and empathy.

A quiet and reserved researcher and practitioner with over 25 years experience, Joseph Pelrine is considered by cognoscenti to be one of the pioneers and top experts on Agile methods. As a psychologist, his focus on people and his experience in applying leading-edge techniques from social complexity and psychology to process optimisation goes far beyond the domain of software development, and extends to the whole organisation.

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17:45 - 18:45
Di 5.4
The Passions of Programming
The Passions of Programming

"We're looking for passionate programmers!" says the job ad. Passion is used to evoke single-mindedness, drive and intensity. There is more than one kind of passion, and when raw passion is tempered with compassion and dispassion, we start to see a more balanced way of development.

Good development draws on both creativity and rationality, on both experience and experimentation, on both focus and connection, on both individual skill and group intelligence. Let's explore the many passions of programming.

Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Managers, Coaches, Leaders
Prerequisites: No specific prerequisites
Level: Advanced

Extended Abstract:
"We're looking for passionate programmers!" says the job ad. For a love-in or a development role? Passion is used to evoke single-mindedness, drive and intensity, but it also has many other meanings, surely not all of which can be intended. Love aside, passion also spills over into irrationality, aggression — e.g., crimes of passion — and unconditional and unquestioning pursuit of ideas. Our acceptance of this word and this quality should be partial and conditional. But there is more than one kind of passion, and when raw passion is tempered with compassion and dispassion, we start to see a more balanced way of development.

Good development draws on both creativity and rationality, on both experience and experimentation, on both focus and connection, on both individual skill and group intelligence. The dry language of productivity needs to admit the possibility of enjoyment; the culture of burn-out needs to give way to humanity and empathy. Let's explore the many passions of programming.

Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer. His development interests are in programming, practice and people. He is co-author of two volumes in the ”Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture” series, and editor and contributor for multiple books in the ”97 Things” series. He lives in Bristol and online.

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17:45 - 18:45
Di 8.4
The Shape of Testing, Teams and the World in the Future
The Shape of Testing, Teams and the World in the Future

IT is always changing ... In this talk I'll do some crystal ball gazing from two perspectives. At heart, I’m a tester. For two years I’ve also been a CEO. I’ll look at what factors are at work and what kinds of effects will they have on how we work and the roles of testers and software professionals.

Alongside musings about the future, I’ll talk about concrete activities on an individual and company level to best prepare ourselves for this nebulous future.

Target Audience: Everyone
Prerequisites: None
Level: Basic

Extended Abstract:
I’m not the first person to notice that the world is constantly changing and that everything is impermanent. Most especially after the last two years, we have really been forced to come to terms with how quickly and drastically things can change. As IT professionals, we are aware of the intrinsic changeability of projects, contexts and our business, but the events of the last couple of years have put this into sharper focus.

But let’s not get too generally philosophical about the whole world. Let’s look at what is in our more immediate context and perhaps even in our sphere of influence. If our future is anything, it’s nebulous (and I don’t just mean the cloud). How will external changes shape our teams and our work, and how can we shape ourselves proactively in order to be able to respond to changes, make changes or our own and even thrive?

In this talk I’d like to do some triangulated crystal ball gazing from two perspectives. At heart, I’m a tester. For two years I’ve also been a CEO. From my passion for testing and my experience of business and people in organisations, I’ll look at what factors are at work now, what known unknowns we have and what kinds of effects will they have on how we work and the roles of testers and software professionals.
Alongside musings about the future, I’ll talk about concrete activities on an individual and company level to best prepare ourselves for this nebulous future.

Alex Schladebeck ist ein Wirbelwind aus Begeisterung für Qualität, Agilität und Menschen. Aus der anfänglichen Testerrolle ist eine spannende Karriere als Product Owner, Berater und Führungskraft entstanden, bevor sie 2020 Teil der Geschäftsführung bei der Bredex GmbH wurde.
Sie verbringt ihre Zeit in Kommunikation mit verschiedenen Menschen. Dazu gehört Wissensvermittlung durch Workshops und Coaching, Zusammenarbeit mit Entwicklern und Testern, Kundenberatung, Mitarbeiterentwicklung sowie strategische Themen mit anderen Führungskräften umzusetzen. Sie hält sich bei ihrem Lieblingsthemen auf dem Laufenden, indem sie weiterhin Kunden und Teams berät und unterstützt.
Alex spricht häufig auf Konferenzen als Speaker oder Keynote-Speaker über Agilität, Qualitätssicherung und Führung aus Sicht ihrer Erfahrung. In ihrer Freizeit ist sie leidenschaftliche Sportlerin, Musikerin und Tante. Sie beschreibt sich selbst als „explorer“ und liebt es, Orte, Kulturen, Perspektiven und Menschen zu entdecken.

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, (Mittwoch, 08.Februar 2023)
09:00 - 10:30
Mi 9.1
Scenario Casting – Agility Starts in DDD's Problem Space!
Scenario Casting – Agility Starts in DDD's Problem Space!

This talk explains how Scenario Casting enables agile teams to pull together despite diverse ideas and concerns - in three iterative collaborative steps:
1. Find example scenarios of how ideas and concerns affect the domain - strictly in domain language! This provides an initial Scenario Backlog outlining the problem space.
2. Prioritize the Scenario Backlog and agree on scope.
3. Combine the top scenarios into coherent overarching Orientation Scenarios.

Let the agile teams focus on their parts of the Orientation Scenarios over the next iteration(s).

Target Audience: Stakeholders, Non-IT Domain Experts, BAs, Developers, Architects, QMs, Agilists
Prerequisites: Project experience, basic knowledge of DDD, basic knowledge of agile methods
Level: Advanced

Extended Abstract:
Scenario Casting is a collaborative planning and requirements engineering method that has emerged over the past four years in various Domain-Driven Design projects. It is used intensively with dozens of teams most of them involved in ambitious transformation projects.
Scenario Casting is especially helpful for getting a handle on complex or even overwhelming domains. If your domain feels like this and there are a lot of people involved too, you should give Scenario Casting a try.
Scenario Casting lays the groundwork for focused collaborative modeling sessions using domain storytelling or event storming. It ensures that all relevant points are addressed step by step. Also, it helps to quickly identify your domain's subdomains and determine the people who should be involved.

More relevant scenarios are discovered during collaborative modeling. They all go into the Scenario Backlog and will be considered in future Scenario Castings.
Unlike other concepts that try to scale agile, the Scenario Backlog is strictly limited to DDD's problem space, thus avoiding upfront design and premature planning.
Instead, Scenario Casting sets a common focus in problem space for agile teams by defining Orientation Scenarios. An Orientation Scenario illuminates parts of the problem space very precisely. It defines the actual results that solutions must deliver from a domain perspective - but without prescribing specific solutions. Finding and implementing good solutions remains the responsibility of the individual agile teams!

This talk contains examples from real projects and gives you best practices - so you get a good idea of how to try Scenario Casting yourself!

Jörn Koch is an agile and DDD coach and trainer. He worked many years as a developer and architect. Jörn loves ambitious projects in highly collaborative environments. He has practical experience as an agile coach for 15 years, and as a DDD coach for 6 years.

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11:00 - 11:45
Mi 7.2
Climate Bookkeeping – Making a Big Impact with a Small Team
Climate Bookkeeping – Making a Big Impact with a Small Team

Over 95 % of companies in the EU are small businesses with less than 250 employees. Many of them would like to reduce their carbon emissions but very few have the knowledge and time needed to take action.
Reaching a sizable fraction of these companies with actionable information about their carbon footprint has a huge potential for climate impact. But is that possible for an organization with less than 10 employees? While also working at a sustainable pace?

Target Audience: Everybody willing to explore how to build software for our future
Prerequisites: Basic technical knowledge helps - there will be system design diagrams and tech buzzwords
Level: Basic

Extended Abstract:
Fighting the climate crisis is urgent today and it will continue to be urgent for years and years to come. That means we must approach the fight at a sustainable pace to keep on working for a better future for a long time.

GoClimate is a company founded for the sole purpose of stopping climate change, but also with the ambition of creating a healthy organization with the resilience to withstand the challenges of today and tomorrow. But is it possible to have an impact on such a huge problem with a team of only 10 people and no overtime?

Using GoClimate’s endeavors to scale climate consciousness in small businesses as an example, we’ll explore the topic of working for sustainability in a sustainable way: the constraints, the workarounds, the dead ends and the liberation of rethinking what a company needs to be.

Since many years Pia Fåk Sunnanbo is a software engineer with experience from a wide range of languages, environments and domains. She loves deleting code and using the simplest tools possible. Fascinated how humans create technology and technology changes human behavior and lives. She holds a firm belief that software engineering knowledge is a huge power in today's society. It's our responsibility to use it for good. Works full time to stop climate change.

Pia Linnea Fåk Sunnanbo
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17:00 - 18:00
Mi 2.4
Sustainable Pace?! How Self-Care Actually Boosts Teamwork
Sustainable Pace?! How Self-Care Actually Boosts Teamwork

Finding the right balance at work is neither an individual task nor is it only a team’s responsibility. It’s an interaction of both - and more! Leaders also play a vital role as they often (still) have a higher organizational lever.

In this session I will:
1. define what sustainable pace is
2. share common pitfalls that can “unbalance” a system (i.e. team, department, whole company)
3. offer simple yet powerful self-care practices for individuals and for teams
4. mix in psychological background (e.g. on stress & coping)

YOU are invited!

Target Audience: Developers, Architects, System Engineers, Managers of all kind, Human Beings :)
Prerequisites: Curiosity and openness, some work experience is beneficial but not required
Level: Basic

Extended Abstract:
Many of us have seen colleagues burn out or burned themselves out at work. Or even both. How many have seen successful “comebacks”, especially to the very same work context?
Burning out myself twice in my career, recovering from it, changing contexts, seeing other close colleagues struggling - all of this gave me a lot of first-hand experience.

Meanwhile I am independently working in the field as a professional coach with leaders, and as agile coach with teams. There I’ve witnessed lots of sustainable pace situations in organisations … and I've helped to change plenty of highly unsustainable conditions. Also, I dare to state, that the last two years of pandemic accidentally boosted unsustainable working conditions even more: borders between work and life started blurring for many, often without professional support how to cope and manage this. Uncertainty in life just added on top.

With my psychological background, focusing on health psychology, I have plenty of scientific models to build the practical experience I've gained with individuals and teams upon.
My session will enable especially tech people to get more aware of possible pitfalls. Yet awareness is only the first step!

After attending, YOU will have practices at hand and solid knowledge bits in your "backpack".
You will be ready to contribute finding the right balance - for you and your team(s).

Cosima Laube is an independent agile coach, leader & consultant with experience in a variety of industries (automotive, finance, healthcare, travel, public sector).
Having a strong background as developer and people lead in IT engineering, over the last decade Cosima enhanced her portfolio with solid coaching skills (ICF-PCC) and university studies focused on I/O- and Health Psychology. Besides work, you likely find her running or on a bike. Her credo at work and in life is: Achieving MORE - together!

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, (Donnerstag, 09.Februar 2023)
09:00 - 10:45
Do 5.1
XP – 25 Years Later: Balancing New Tech and Proven Practices
XP – 25 Years Later: Balancing New Tech and Proven Practices

When Extreme Programming (XP) was first described 25 years ago the IT industry was in a different place. Since then, we've seen widespread adoption of agile approaches, the rise of the open source and public cloud ecosystems, and much more. And while these trends have improved our ability to deliver complex software systems, the mastery of the actual craft — working effectively in a team, delivering quality software at a sustainable pace — is as important as ever.

This talk will place XP into today's world of modern software development.

Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Software Engineers
Prerequisites: None
Level: Advanced

Erik Dörnenburg is a software engineer and passionate technologist. At Thoughtworks he helps clients solve their business challenges using modern technologies, platforms, and practices. On his long journey through the tech industry Erik encountered an abundance of new technologies, always seeking to understand their potential while at the same time bringing along proven engineering practices. Throughout his career Erik has been an advocate of agile values and open-source software.

Take it Back
Take it Back

Das agile Manifest wurde vor über 20 Jahren von Entwicklern für Entwickler geschrieben. Mittlerweile fühlt es sich aber immer mehr an, als ob die agile Bubble eine eigene Welt ist, die von Scrum Mastern und Agile Coaches übernommen wurde. Developer nehmen eher passiv an den vorgeschriebenen Meetings teil, statt den Prozess aktiv zu gestalten.
Was läuft da schief? Und wie können wir das ändern?
In dieser Session geht es um Motivation, sinnvolle Konflikte und Empowerment.

Zielpublikum: Architekt:innen, Entwickler:innen, Projektleiter:innen
Voraussetzungen: Projekterfahrung
Schwierigkeitsgrad: Anfänger

Ina Einemann ist als Agile Coach bei der Open Knowledge GmbH in Oldenburg tätig. Ihr Tätigkeitsumfeld umfasst neben ihrer Arbeit als Scrum Master auch Aufgaben aus dem Bereich PO und Requirements Engineering. Sie beschäftigt sich mit agilen Methoden und Vorgehensmodellen und berät Teams bei der Umsetzung agiler Praktiken. Sie ist außerdem einer der Hosts des Podcast "Mein Scrum ist kaputt".

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14:30 - 15:30
Do 6.3
Head ‘n’ HeartOps – A User's Guide to Emotions without “System Crashes”
Head ‘n’ HeartOps – A User's Guide to Emotions without “System Crashes”

You have emotions? Congrats, you are a (professional) human being! Now, how can you actually handle your emotions smartly in our still tech- & tool-focused IT world?

In professional situations like:
- dealing with human "legacy experiences"
- integrating "personal silos"
- interacting with ease with other human beings
- tackling stressful situations (e.g. conflicts) within a team

This session offers a set of science-based, pragmatic tools that are (almost) always accessible - like a Swiss Pocket Knife for engineers (and other humans :-)).

Target Audience: Developers, Architects, System Engineers, Managers of all kind, Human Beings :)
Prerequisites: Curiosity and openness for new ways of thinking (and behaviour)
Level: Basic

Extended Abstract:
Oftentimes people think that having emotions or even “being emotional” means being unprofessional, being irrational or even being weak. That is wrong!

Being able to consciously deal with (your) emotions is a (professional) strength that can be learned and practised.

•    It contributes to better teamwork.
•    It promotes individual health.
•    It even is a leadership quality.

Join this session to bridge potential gaps between "tech" and "humans", between "hard" and "soft", between "us" and "them". Join and start right now with finding the 'right' balance...

Cosima Laube is an independent agile coach, leader & consultant with experience in a variety of industries (automotive, finance, healthcare, travel, public sector).
Having a strong background as developer and people lead in IT engineering, over the last decade Cosima enhanced her portfolio with solid coaching skills (ICF-PCC) and university studies focused on I/O- and Health Psychology. Besides work, you likely find her running or on a bike. Her credo at work and in life is: Achieving MORE - together!

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