Conference Program

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The times given in the conference program of OOP 2023 Digital correspond to Central European Time (CET).

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Thema: Soft Skills/Social Skills

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, (Montag, 06.Februar 2023)
14:00 - 17:00
Mo 14
Limitiert Seven Steps to Walking Your Why
Seven Steps to Walking Your Why

Join this tutorial to experiment with a self-reflection process, designed to bring balance into your own development journey.

Rooted in professional coaching practices from Co-Active Coaching, connected with several Liberating Structures, and inspired by ideas from Emotional Agility, this session will help you clarify your goals and aspirations as well as find the right balance for 2023.

Why do you do what you do? What’s important to you about it? What’s next?
Discover answers to these questions in this innovative and impactful tutorial.

Max. number of participants: 50

Target Audience: Architects, Developers, Technical Leaders, Managers, Agile Coaches
Prerequisites: None
Level: Basic

Extended Abstract:
When was the last time you had a chance to reflect on your career path, your goals and learning aspirations for the upcoming year?
This tutorial will be an opportunity to do this reflection in a very meaningful and innovative way. Rooted in professional coaching practices from Co-Active Coaching, connected with several Liberating Structures, inspired by ideas from Emotional Agility and Positive Intelligence, this session will help you clarify your goals and aspirations as well as find the right balance for 2023. Should you continue developing your technical mastery? Should you spend more time growing your leadership skills? What could you take on, if you were brave enough? How to find the time?

You will explore these and many other questions! Working individually and in small groups, we will start by clarifying your own core values. We will then explore what’s on your plate today, and what you are hoping to gain in 2023 with Ecocyce Planning Liberating Structure. We will explore in depth your Ecocycle traps: good ideas that you are not moving forward with as well as skills and practices that are no longer relevant for your self-actualisation.

Next, you will practice to apply your core values as a filter to activities and aspirations on your Ecocycle. You will seek patterns, and take a systemic view with W3 structure, gaining new insights and re-evaluating your Ecocycle. Next, in a silent brainstorming, you will come up with a list of actions you would (and would not) take in 2023, if you were 25 time bolder. Once again, you will apply your core values as a filter to find the most impactful actions on your list. We will wrap up the tutorial with 15% Solutions Liberating Structure, asking you to make a choice of the immediate next steps toward more impact and more balance on your development journey.

This session will take you deep into what really matters for you as a professional and as a human being. Learn from the case studies of applying this framework in individual coaching, team workshops and leadership coaching. Be prepared to be surprised by your own insights and Aha! Moments of other session participants.

Dana Pylayeva is an Agile Leadership coach, passionate about unleashing leadership potential in individuals and teams. International speaker and the author of “DevOps with Lego and Chocolate”, “Fear in the Workplace” and “Safety in the Workplace” agile games, Dana brings a powerful combo of multiple coaching styles (Co-Active, Positive Intelligence, Executive Coaching), facilitation with Liberating Structures, and a deep knowledge of Agile and DevOps.

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, (Dienstag, 07.Februar 2023)
09:00 - 10:45
Di 3.1
Technical Coaching with the Samman Method
Technical Coaching with the Samman Method

For a technology company, building a strong engineering culture is essential for long-term success. Today's software industry is growing so fast that a large proportion of developers will inevitably have less than 5 years experience. At the same time, many software systems contain code that is ten, twenty or even thirty years old.

It's a constant challenge to communicate a healthy culture to newcomers and prevent technical debt from getting out of control. Technical coaching is all about tackling those issues: culture and skills.

Target Audience: Developers, Architects
Prerequisites: None
Level: Basic

Extended Abstract:
The Samman method is a concrete coaching method for spreading skills and culture within an engineering organization. There are two main parts to the method:
- Learning Hour
- Ensemble working

In the learning hour the coach uses exercises and active learning techniques to teach the theory and practice of skills like Test-Driven Development and Refactoring. In two-hour Ensemble sessions the whole team collaborates together with the coach in applying agile development techniques in their usual production codebase.

In combination with strong technical leadership, the Samman method can enable the spread of skills and culture to bring a healthy engineering organization to the next level.

Emily Bache is a Technical Coach with ProAgile. She has worked with software development for over 20 years in diverse organizations from start-up to large enterprise. These days Emily specializes in coaching development teams in agile practices like Test-Driven Development, refactoring and agile design. Emily has written two books, authored Pluralsight courses and regularly speaks at software conferences. Originally from the UK, she currently lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/emilybache
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilybache/
Github: https://github.com/emilybache
Website: https://sammancoaching.org/

Micro-Learning-Cycles (MLCs) – Lernen ohne Zeit
Micro-Learning-Cycles (MLCs) – Lernen ohne Zeit

"Ich hatte keine Zeit, den Zaun zu flicken" - Dieses Zitat kennt wohl jeder, und doch ertappen wir uns selbst, unseren Zaun nicht geflickt, sondern stattdessen die Hühner gesucht zu haben.
Doch wie ändere ich das?
Dieser Vortrag zeigt mit dem Konzept der MLCs ein Tool auf, dieser Falle zu begegnen und sich selbst und andere in den Modus des kontinuierlichen Lernens zu versetzen.
Am Ende haben die Zuhörenden einen ersten MLC durchlaufen und ein Tool erlernt, um sich und anderen den Freiraum zum Lernen zu erschaffen.

Zielpublikum: Coaches, Entscheider, Projektleiter:innen, Transformation Manager, Architekt:innen, Lebenslange Lernende
Voraussetzungen: Keine
Schwierigkeitsgrad: Anfänger

Extended Abstract:
Micro-Learning-Cycles sind kein theoretisches Konstrukt, sie sind tatsächlich aus der Notwendigkeit entstanden, trotz vollem Terminkalender Zeit zum Lernen zu finden.
Neben der Vermittlung und Anwendung von MLC zeigt die Referentin auch aus der Praxis, wo sie MLCs einsetzte, was funktionierte und wo auch Limitierungen sind.

Ihr Motto „You go first! – Nimm dein Leben in die Hand!", steht für ihr Tun: Rein in den nachhaltigen Erfolg durch Eigenverantwortung und Selbstführung.
Anne Hoffmann unterstützt Menschen und Organisationen dabei, erfolgreich ihre Ziele zu erreichen. Als Expertin für Selbstführung und mit ihrem Motto „You go first!“ erinnert sie daran, dass nachhaltiger Erfolg durch hohe Eigenverantwortung insbesondere dann entsteht, wenn diese Selbstführung vorgelebt wird.
Anne benutzt oft Spiele, um Erkenntnisse weiterzugeben.

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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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14:00 - 14:45
Di 2.2
How to Deal with Toxic People
How to Deal with Toxic People

When we talk about leadership and balance, we also need to talk about how we handle toxic behaviour in our midst and how we protect ourselves and our communities from it. As a full-time open source maintainer and project leader, I've sadly had to encounter many ungrateful, entitled or outright toxic people.

In this session I'll first show some examples, then share some coping strategies that I've successfully used to deal with them. I'll also share some things that everyone can do to help with responding to negativity.

Target Audience: Developers, Project Leaders, Open Source Users
Prerequisites: None
Level: Basic

Extended Abstract:
It's no secret that running an open source project has its dark sides, and one of these is having to sometimes interact with quite ungrateful, entitled or outright toxic people. As a project's popularity increases, so does the frequency of this kind of interaction, adding to the burden shouldered by maintainers and possibly becoming a significant risk factor for maintainer burnout.

I've been the project leader and maintainer of a quite popular project for almost ten years straight now, and had to develop the one or other coping strategy to deal with these interactions, in order to not let them drag me down and negatively affect my motivation and mental health. In this talk I want to first give a classification of the most common forms of bad and toxic behaviour I've seen, and then share my personal approach to dealing with them, explaining why this has worked for me along the line.

In the end, the viewer should take away some concrete advice on how to handle possibly volatile interpersonal situations in the context of an open source project and beyond without compromising on their own mental well-being.

Gina Häußge is a passionate code monkey, gamer, hobby baker, and creator and maintainer of OctoPrint. She has always been in love with code, and loves tinkering and helping others. Gina has written open source software for most of her adult life and has been in the lucky position to do it full time — and 100% crowdfunded by the community for her project OctoPrint for several years now. During this time, she has learned a lot about leading open source projects and managing communities.

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16:15 - 17:15
Di 5.3
Trauma-informed Agile – How I Adapted my Practice to Latest Knowledge in Psychology
Trauma-informed Agile – How I Adapted my Practice to Latest Knowledge in Psychology

In recent decades, our scientific and clinical understanding of how our nervous system works has increased tremendously. I’ve recently completed an education for trauma-informed work (NARM informed professional). It has changed many key aspects of how I teach and coach and will continue to have a large impact.

In this session, I’m presenting those key learnings, connecting them to well-known parts of Agile knowledge and inviting into a discussion of what a more trauma-informed approach to leading people in Agile organisations could look like.

Target Audience: All kinds of Leaders, Product Owners, People Managers, Decision Makers, Coaches, Scrum Masters
Prerequisites: No prerequisites
Level: Advanced

Extended Abstract:
In recent decades, our scientific and clinical understanding of how our nervous system develops and works has increased tremendously. Its implications are so profound, they radiate far beyond the field of psychology. Topics such as trauma-informed law, trauma-informed volleyball coaching, legal counseling, education, social activism have arisen. It is time to think about how it affects leadership.

Your speaker Anton, a Scrum trainer and coach, has recently completed a NARM-informed professional education. It has tremendously changed some key aspects of how he leads, teaches and coaches and will surely continue to have a large impact. In this session, he is presenting those key learning, connects them to well-known parts of Agile knowledge and invites into a discussion of what a more trauma-informed approach to leadership could look like.

In this talk you will:
•    experience a more calmer vulnerable space
•    learn what developmental trauma is and how it plays out in the workplace
•    learn about regulation and states of our nervous systems and its connection to creativity and cognitive capacity
•    get a new angle to think and act about topics such as responsibility, clarification of assignments and setting goals, teaching, mentoring and more
•    reflect on how these topics affects your own line of work and exchange on ideas

Anton Skornyakov is an Agile Coach and CST® for Scrum Alliance®, an experienced speaker and facilitator at many conferences, user groups for topics around Agile, facilitation, non-violent communication and leadership. Largest spaces were GSG Munic 2016, GSG Vienna 2019, OOP Munic 2019. However, there were many more at local conferences, user groups and meetups.
Most relevant to the topic Anton is speaking about, is his recently finished education as a NARM®-informed professional with the NARM® Training Institute. NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM®) is a unique and powerful approach to developmental trauma.

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, (Mittwoch, 08.Februar 2023)
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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18:30 - 20:00
Nmi 2
Better Decision Making with Stoic Agility: What Would Marcus Aurelius Do?
Better Decision Making with Stoic Agility: What Would Marcus Aurelius Do?

We all live in an increasingly complex world and decision making for leaders isn't getting any easier. However, a long time ago, it probably was equally challenging for the Roman Emperor - Philosopher King - Marcus Aurelius. When dealing with our current challenges as leaders (e.g. as product owners, scrum masters or in management), we can learn from ancient Stoic ideas that we are in control of our own decisions, but we cannot control outcome. This interactive session will leave you with focus on your own discipline, intent and decision making.

Target Audience: Leaders, Managers, Decision Makers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Project-, Programme Managers
Prerequisites: None
Level: Basic

Extended Abstract:
We live in a world of ever-growing complexity - however in his time it probably was just as complex for Philosopher King Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor from 161 till 180. Stoicism teaches us we cannot control outcome, we have no influence on external factors. We can however control how we make decisions, how much effort we put into things and how we react to circumstances. And we can actively strive to do all of these things a bit better, every day.
Since Stoicism is a practical philosophy for people in real life, this session aims to leave you with some theoretical knowledge on Stoicism, the Stoic notion of what is in your control and what isn't, and mostly with practical suggestions and new habits to start with. Reflection on decision making and journalling is key, so please bring a journal to this session to make the most of the interactive parts of this session.

Maryse Meinen is a product leader, currently working in a product owner role, building a full-blown container platform for a new IT infrastructure, together with an awesome team. She is also an active practitioner of Stoic philosophy, trying to live according to values like "humans are made for cooperation", "wisdom" and "perseverance". Always keeping an eye on the human aspect of our work, she strives to humanise our workplace a bit more every day.

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, (Donnerstag, 09.Februar 2023)
09:00 - 10:30
Do 2.1
Pragmatic Scaling to Business Agility: Crafting Organisations for Innovation where People can Thrive
Pragmatic Scaling to Business Agility: Crafting Organisations for Innovation where People can Thrive

This interactive workshop presents a practical approach for scaling agile. The approach is based on five shifts needed in typical organisations to get agile to work well at scale. It guides how to find the right balance for each shift, using the current context of the organisation. In this way it not only presents the end state, but also the possible steps to implement each shift.

In this practical workshop participants will learn to assess their own organisation against the five shifts.

Target Audience: Leaders, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Managers
Prerequisites: Experience with Scrum and Agile at team level
Level: Advanced

Extended Abstract:
Our approach is based around five shifts in leadership, organisational structure, processes, trust and transparency, and the learning organisation.
Participants will learn how to assess their own organisation against the five shifts. The result is a heat map which enables the next iteration in the organisation’s development to be visualised.
The participants will learn how leadership at all levels (including at team level), are involved in creating an organisation where people thrive and better business results can be achieved.

Carsten Jakobsen is a Registered Scrum Trainer and one of the early Agile and Scrum pioneers in Denmark. His career started with Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley, and later he returned to Denmark where he joined Systematic in 1998. Since 2006 Carsten has led change management and transformations in organizations to adopt Scrum and Agile values. He has written several articles with Jeff Sutherland and is a speaker at international Agile conferences. Since 2017, Carsten has worked primarily with larger organizations to drive agile transformations. In most organizations he has done this with Scrum training, Agile workshops, onsite consultancy, and close collaboration with leaders in the organization.

Simon Roberts is an agile and leadership coach and Certified Scrum Trainer. He has used lightweight/agile methods since the late 1990s and works with organisations large and small to help them achieve better results by leveraging the power of self-organising teams. He has consulted for and led several large-scale agile transitions at DAX companies in Germany, is the author of several articles and speaks regularly at conferences on the subject of agile leadership. Simon holds an MBA specialising in Creativity, Innovation and Change from the Open University Business School.

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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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