CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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    11.02.
18:30 - 20:00
Nmo 1
Being Agile with Architecture Decisions: A Short Workshop on Architecture Decision Records
Being Agile with Architecture Decisions: A Short Workshop on Architecture Decision Records

Some architecture decisions are more consequential and higher impact than others, and need to be preserved. We work on systems where the architecture is too large for each person to hold all the details in their head. New team members struggle to understand what they need to know about the architecture. Current team members have challenges knowing what architecture decisions were made, by whom, and for what reason. Architecture Decision Records (ADRs) are a useful, agile, lightweight approach to tackling these, and other challenges.

Target Audience: Anyone who affects, or is affected by architecture decisions
Prerequisites: Some experience in software design and architecture would be beneficial
Level: Advanced

Extended Abstract:
Are you working on a system where the architecture is too large for each person on the team to hold all the details in their head for all time? Do new team members struggle to understand what they need to know about the architecture? Do current team members have challenges in knowing what architecture decisions were made, by whom, and for what reason? Some architecture decisions are more consequential and higher impact than others, and need to be preserved.

The right level of architecture documentation supports agility. Architecture Decision Records (ADRs) are a useful, lightweight approach for this. Often no more than a page in length, they capture the key decisions that we need to remember. This hands-on session shares experiences with ADRs, giving you a set of tools to be successful in your team.

Through this interactive session we will explore these questions together:

What are Architecture Decision Records (ADRs) and why are they useful?
How do ADRs promote or help agility?
What are the motivations that led to trying ADRs for preserving decisions?
What are some scenarios and examples where ADRs are helpful?
What kinds of decisions should we record with ADRs, and why?
What are some of the cultural challenges associated with using ADRs, and how do we address them?

This session provides participants with hands-on practice of creating and reviewing ADRs. The session draws from experiences with multiple large-scale, global organisations and system architectures, and builds on established work with ADRs from other authors and practitioners.

Ken Power is an architect, engineering leader, consultant, researcher, coach, and educator. He works with large, global technology organizations to start, grow, and transform organizations, improving their product and service delivery capability, and helping them be more effective and joyful businesses. Ken has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed publications on software engineering topics He was co-editor of the 2019 IEEE Software special issue on Large-Scale Agile Development.
Ken Power
Ken Power
Talk: Nmo 1
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18:30 - 20:00
Nmo 3
Reinventing HR - From Resource to Relations Management
Reinventing HR - From Resource to Relations Management

A high number of business transformation programs doesn’t seem to succeed. Most studies point to major gaps in culture, leadership and change competencies. What really seems to be missing is competence in people and culture. While at the same time the traditional HR (Human Resources) function has come under pressure, possibly filling the gap seems to be the perfect fit. This session not only offers insights into options for the new role of HR, but also applicable tools for starting the journey right away.

Target Audience:
HR Manager, HR Business Partners, Coaches, Line Managers, All Stakeholders of HR
Prerequisites: Experience or insights regarding business transformation and respective challenges
Level: Advanced

Extended Abstract:
A high number of business transformation programs doesn’t seem to succeed. Most studies point to major gaps in culture, leadership and change competencies. What really seems to be missing is competence in people and culture. While at the same time the traditional HR (Human Resources) function has come under pressure, possibly filling the gap seems to be the perfect fit. This session not only offers insights into options for the new role of HR, but also applicable tools for starting the journey right away.

Most transformation initiatives do not really care for two functions - Finance and HR. Interesting enough, from our experience, if supported, these two functions seem to be the key levers. Not being supported they often turn out to be the key obstacles. A highly dynamic and disruptive economy has been challenging business as usual. New ways of working made many HR tasks obsolete to be primarily driven from a central place. And at the same time, the people and culture factors remained a big challenge. Who else, if not those, who have been educated in people topics, could help to survive and thrive from this perspective.

However, in order to be able doing so, traditional HR needs to rethink, reorganize and reposition itself. It needs to move away from treating people as resources and focus on fostering relations instead. This session is designed for providing triggers to do so. The session is highly interactive, leads groups of participants through several tools towards investigating challenges and co-creating these new opportunities.

Mike Leber is an international Executive Consultant and Agile Coach with more than 25 years experience in the field. His work is dedicated to new types of Adaptive Organizations, fit for the 21st century, delivering awesome products and services. He has been working with large international groups as well as in the startup domain. Together with his clients he designs innovative and collaborative spaces for delivering fresh business models. He regularly speaks at international conferences and events, where you can meet him across the globe. Get in touch, if you like to take a step towards fresh approaches for management, leadership, service delivery and change.
Mike Leber
Mike Leber
Talk: Nmo 3
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18:30 - 20:00
Nmo 5
Strangle Your Legacy Code
Strangle Your Legacy Code

Given an ancient codebase that makes refactoring risky and expensive, how do you clear a path to continued delivery? The old wisdom says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time to preserve your software investment is today: plant a Strangler, a pattern for reaping continuous value from your existing system while growing new functionality alongside it.

We'll test-drive new features into a real legacy system. You'll leave with a powerful strategy for extending the useful life of valuable software.

Target Audience: Architects, Developers, Testers, Product Managers
Prerequisites: Familiarity with refactoring and legacy code; preference for learning-by-doing
Level: Advanced

Extended Abstract:
Given an ancient codebase that makes refactoring risky and expensive, how do you clear a path to continued delivery? The old wisdom says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and the next best time is today. But if you already have a gnarled old source tree, preserve your software investment by planting a Strangler: a pattern for reaping continuous value from your existing system while growing new functionality alongside it.

We'll take a quick look at a Strangler and the basics of Mob Programming, then work together to test-drive new features into the system. You'll leave with a powerful strategy for extending the useful life of working, valuable software -- especially when it's hard to change -- and with a free bonus development practice to accelerate your team's learning. For a limited time only!

Amitai Schleier is an independent software development coach, legacy code wrestler, non-award-winning musician, and award-winning bad poet. He publishes fixed-length micropodcasts at Agile in 3 Minutes, writes variable-length articles at schmonz.com, and contributes to notable open-source projects such as NetBSD, pkgsrc, ikiwiki, and qmail. Amitai’s music and puns have been tolerated at the International Rachmaninoff Conference and the Alfred Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest.
Amitai Schleier
Amitai Schleier
Talk: Nmo 5
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18:30 - 20:00
Ndo 2
Flow - A New Way To Estimate Work And Coach Teams
Flow - A New Way To Estimate Work And Coach Teams

Haven’t we been there – working extremely focused on an interesting solution that we forgot to eat, sleep and finally finish after many hours had passed. That mental state – when we reach the height of our abilities - is called Flow.

In the 1st part of this session, you will learn about Flow and experience ways to help others raise their chance to reach Flow.

In the 2nd part you will learn a new way to estimate work based on “Flow-Theory”. This #newestimate can jump-start conversations, improve performance and help you coach your team.

Target Audience: Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Team Leads, Managers, Developers
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on regular ways to estimate work, some experience with coaching might be helpful
Level: Advanced

Markus Wissekal ist das, was man als agiles Taschenmesser beschreiben könnte: Kanban-Trainer, Scrum Professional, LSP Facilitator, systemischer Coach, Medizininformatiker sowie Unternehmensberater.
Markus Wissekal
Markus Wissekal
Talk: Ndo 2
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