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What is Agile Day Atlanta?

Agile Day Atlanta's sole purpose is to bring a diverse range of Agilists together in the spirit of community in an effort to share our knowledge and success with each other for the betterment of all.

What is Agile Day Atlanta?

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In Person Event Speakers

Doc NortonKeynote

Doc is passionate about working with teams to improve delivery and building great organizations. Once a dedicated code slinger, Doc has turned his energy toward helping teams, departments, and companies work better together in the pursuit of better software. Working with a wide range of companies such as Groupon, Nationwide Insurance, and ShopRunner, Doc has applied tenants of agile, lean, systems thinking, and host leadership to develop highly effective cultures and drastically improve their ability to deliver valuable software and products.

A Pluralsight Author, Clean Coders contributor, frequent blogger, international keynote speaker and coach, in his spare time, Doc has recently completed his latest book, Escape Velocity: Better Metrics for Agile Teams.

Doc NortonKeynote

Doc is passionate about working with teams to improve delivery and building great organizations. Once a dedicated code slinger, Doc has turned his energy toward helping teams, departments, and companies work better together in the pursuit of better software. Working with a wide range of companies such as Groupon, Nationwide Insurance, and ShopRunner, Doc has applied tenants of agile, lean, systems thinking, and host leadership to develop highly effective cultures and drastically improve their ability to deliver valuable software and products.

A Pluralsight Author, Clean Coders contributor, frequent blogger, international keynote speaker and coach, in his spare time, Doc has recently completed his latest book, Escape Velocity: Better Metrics for Agile Teams.

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Robert SfeirIn-Person Speaker

Designing Delivery: how we deliver, is the most important factor in the success of what we deliver. Too often we grab whatever off the shelf framework/process and get to work without thinking about how it works, why it works, how it applies to us, how it affects our culture, and whether it’s the right thing to do or not. We struggle through our product delivery without stopping to understand how we work, what might be broken, and let the process take over our lives. Intentional design of our way of working, and using system design thinking to achieve it, can improve an organization’s ability to deliver value effectively, while enhancing the interactive experience with those we collaborate with.

Robert SfeirIn-Person Speaker

Designing Delivery: how we deliver, is the most important factor in the success of what we deliver. Too often we grab whatever off the shelf framework/process and get to work without thinking about how it works, why it works, how it applies to us, how it affects our culture, and whether it’s the right thing to do or not. We struggle through our product delivery without stopping to understand how we work, what might be broken, and let the process take over our lives. Intentional design of our way of working, and using system design thinking to achieve it, can improve an organization’s ability to deliver value effectively, while enhancing the interactive experience with those we collaborate with.

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Marguerite BryanIn-Person Speaker

Jammin’ Agile Jeopardy

Jeopardy is a much loved TV show which tests participants’ knowledge across a variety of topics. As most of us know, the primary draw of Jeopardy is not the prize money, rather it is the infectious spirit of competition and spontaneous learning that capture hearts and minds throughout the game.

In this lively Agile Day Atlanta session, participants will experience the fun of “Big Room Jeopardy”, learning first-hand how larger groups can enjoy active participation (with just a few adjusted rules). Participants will also have the opportunity to try their hand at selecting a category from the Agile Big Board (categories may include Scrum, DevOps, Kanban, XP, Agile@Scale) and then responding to a question – or shall I say answer, in the proper Jeopardy format!

A fantastic tool for any Agile Coach looking to innovative or simply invigorate their teaching methods, Jammin’ Agile Jeopardy is a ‘game changer’ for your transformation toolkit!

Marguerite BryanIn-Person Speaker

Jammin’ Agile Jeopardy

Jeopardy is a much loved TV show which tests participants’ knowledge across a variety of topics. As most of us know, the primary draw of Jeopardy is not the prize money, rather it is the infectious spirit of competition and spontaneous learning that capture hearts and minds throughout the game.

In this lively Agile Day Atlanta session, participants will experience the fun of “Big Room Jeopardy”, learning first-hand how larger groups can enjoy active participation (with just a few adjusted rules). Participants will also have the opportunity to try their hand at selecting a category from the Agile Big Board (categories may include Scrum, DevOps, Kanban, XP, Agile@Scale) and then responding to a question – or shall I say answer, in the proper Jeopardy format!

A fantastic tool for any Agile Coach looking to innovative or simply invigorate their teaching methods, Jammin’ Agile Jeopardy is a ‘game changer’ for your transformation toolkit!

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Matt BadgleyIn-Person Speaker

Continuous Improve your way to Badass!

Have you ever completed a certification course, and then was told – “go forth, be an expert”? And, you had absolutely no idea what to do next? Well, you’re not alone.

This session is about a missing key in our journey to awesome – practice!

Matt BadgleyIn-Person Speaker

Continuous Improve your way to Badass!

Have you ever completed a certification course, and then was told – “go forth, be an expert”? And, you had absolutely no idea what to do next? Well, you’re not alone.

This session is about a missing key in our journey to awesome – practice!

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Gerri VereenIn-Person Co-Speaker

Ignite the flame! How to effectively connect Agile Development to Business Strategy

Are your teams focused on what matters most with a visible link between the organizational strategy and the development work your teams do on a daily basis? Too many times in large organizations, work is introduced to delivery teams without clarity and transparency of strategy and customer purpose, often derailing focus and disempowering teams – rocking the very foundation and principles of Agile. Connecting day-to-day development with strategy is a two-way process and requires top-down and bottom-up organizational planning and communication.

This session will discuss how critical continuous planning sustains an Agile organization and how to introduce OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) at every level of planning. Using this approach, teams are able to focus on priorities, align for cross-team collaboration and track for accountability in order to meet and exceed customer expectations. You’ll be able to accelerate results, prioritize change more effectively and enable teams to work autonomously, increasing employee engagement.

Gerri VereenIn-Person Co-Speaker

Ignite the flame! How to effectively connect Agile Development to Business Strategy

Are your teams focused on what matters most with a visible link between the organizational strategy and the development work your teams do on a daily basis? Too many times in large organizations, work is introduced to delivery teams without clarity and transparency of strategy and customer purpose, often derailing focus and disempowering teams – rocking the very foundation and principles of Agile. Connecting day-to-day development with strategy is a two-way process and requires top-down and bottom-up organizational planning and communication.

This session will discuss how critical continuous planning sustains an Agile organization and how to introduce OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) at every level of planning. Using this approach, teams are able to focus on priorities, align for cross-team collaboration and track for accountability in order to meet and exceed customer expectations. You’ll be able to accelerate results, prioritize change more effectively and enable teams to work autonomously, increasing employee engagement.

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Kimberly DornischIn-Person Co-Speaker

Ignite the flame! How to effectively connect Agile Development to Business Strategy

Are your teams focused on what matters most with a visible link between the organizational strategy and the development work your teams do on a daily basis? Too many times in large organizations, work is introduced to delivery teams without clarity and transparency of strategy and customer purpose, often derailing focus and disempowering teams – rocking the very foundation and principles of Agile. Connecting day-to-day development with strategy is a two-way process and requires top-down and bottom-up organizational planning and communication.

This session will discuss how critical continuous planning sustains an Agile organization and how to introduce OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) at every level of planning. Using this approach, teams are able to focus on priorities, align for cross-team collaboration and track for accountability in order to meet and exceed customer expectations. You’ll be able to accelerate results, prioritize change more effectively and enable teams to work autonomously, increasing employee engagement.

Kimberly DornischIn-Person Co-Speaker

Ignite the flame! How to effectively connect Agile Development to Business Strategy

Are your teams focused on what matters most with a visible link between the organizational strategy and the development work your teams do on a daily basis? Too many times in large organizations, work is introduced to delivery teams without clarity and transparency of strategy and customer purpose, often derailing focus and disempowering teams – rocking the very foundation and principles of Agile. Connecting day-to-day development with strategy is a two-way process and requires top-down and bottom-up organizational planning and communication.

This session will discuss how critical continuous planning sustains an Agile organization and how to introduce OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) at every level of planning. Using this approach, teams are able to focus on priorities, align for cross-team collaboration and track for accountability in order to meet and exceed customer expectations. You’ll be able to accelerate results, prioritize change more effectively and enable teams to work autonomously, increasing employee engagement.

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Jeremy PullenIn-Person Co-Speaker

Wear your leadership SCARF

As leaders, coaches, and change agents we often have trouble putting ourselves in others’ shoes to help understand their motivations and fears. As a result, we blame others when they don’t see a reason to change something that we think is wrong. We often attribute that to resistance when it’s really just our inability to address THEIR legitimate concerns vs. our own. This can be especially challenging for leaders who have a significant power differential and get watered down feedback from the people they’re leading.

In this workshop we’ll provide an overview of the SCARF model from the NeuroLeadership Institute combined with the System 1 and System 2 model from Daniel Kahneman. Then we’ll dive into an interactive session where we apply these models to your real-life situations. We’ll show you how to craft your messages in a way that resonates with your audience rather than triggering their fears, and we’ll show you how to translate this directly into a platform for change based on safety rather than fear.

Jeremy PullenIn-Person Co-Speaker

Wear your leadership SCARF

As leaders, coaches, and change agents we often have trouble putting ourselves in others’ shoes to help understand their motivations and fears. As a result, we blame others when they don’t see a reason to change something that we think is wrong. We often attribute that to resistance when it’s really just our inability to address THEIR legitimate concerns vs. our own. This can be especially challenging for leaders who have a significant power differential and get watered down feedback from the people they’re leading.

In this workshop we’ll provide an overview of the SCARF model from the NeuroLeadership Institute combined with the System 1 and System 2 model from Daniel Kahneman. Then we’ll dive into an interactive session where we apply these models to your real-life situations. We’ll show you how to craft your messages in a way that resonates with your audience rather than triggering their fears, and we’ll show you how to translate this directly into a platform for change based on safety rather than fear.

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Brent HickmanIn-Person Co-Speaker

Brent Hickman has over 20 years of IT experience including the past 8 years as an agile coach . He is passionate about enabling organizations and its people maximize the delivery of customer value by coaching agile values, principles and processes while sharing his extended experience of Lean Agile transformations, change management and leadership. He strives to build the creation a high-trust organizational culture that supports a dynamic, disciplined, and scientific approach to experimentation and risk-taking, facilitating the creation of organizational learning through bidirectional feedback loops, both from successes and failures. Brent is currently employed at Invesco as an Enterprise Agile Coach

Brent HickmanIn-Person Co-Speaker

Brent Hickman has over 20 years of IT experience including the past 8 years as an agile coach . He is passionate about enabling organizations and its people maximize the delivery of customer value by coaching agile values, principles and processes while sharing his extended experience of Lean Agile transformations, change management and leadership. He strives to build the creation a high-trust organizational culture that supports a dynamic, disciplined, and scientific approach to experimentation and risk-taking, facilitating the creation of organizational learning through bidirectional feedback loops, both from successes and failures. Brent is currently employed at Invesco as an Enterprise Agile Coach

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Mike CottmeyerIn Person Speaker
Mike CottmeyerIn Person Speaker
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Francis SolomonIn-Person Speaker

Cardlytics Coddiwomples towards Continuous Delivery

Coddiwomple (v.): To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.

When we started our journey, we knew we wanted to do Continuous Delivery. We just didn’t know exactly what it was and what we would have to do in order to get there. In this talk I’ll discuss what we learned along the way. While some of these are technical practices, many are not and are extensions of core agile principles.

Our journey is not complete. I’ll share with you the problems we still face and how we plan to tackle them to get as close as we can to true Continuous Delivery.

Francis SolomonIn-Person Speaker

Cardlytics Coddiwomples towards Continuous Delivery

Coddiwomple (v.): To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.

When we started our journey, we knew we wanted to do Continuous Delivery. We just didn’t know exactly what it was and what we would have to do in order to get there. In this talk I’ll discuss what we learned along the way. While some of these are technical practices, many are not and are extensions of core agile principles.

Our journey is not complete. I’ll share with you the problems we still face and how we plan to tackle them to get as close as we can to true Continuous Delivery.

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Russell MillerIn-Person Speaker

DISCOVERY TOOLS TO HELP LEARN TO BUILD THE “RIGHT” THING

Without a clear vision, it is unlikely that your solution will achieve the needed outcome. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create (or help create) a vision document that will clearly identify and communicate the business needs and desired outcomes. Participants will also learn how to discover necessary changes over time.

Russell MillerIn-Person Speaker

DISCOVERY TOOLS TO HELP LEARN TO BUILD THE “RIGHT” THING

Without a clear vision, it is unlikely that your solution will achieve the needed outcome. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create (or help create) a vision document that will clearly identify and communicate the business needs and desired outcomes. Participants will also learn how to discover necessary changes over time.

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Ed LanceIn-Person Speaker

Engaging Leadership in Agile – Motivating and transforming your executive team.

While they may receive tacit approval, the majority of agile transformations fail to fully engage senior leadership. In this session, we’ll address this challenging problem head on. We’ll learn why most executive teams fail to see the value of implementing business agility throughout the organization. Then we’ll discuss how to stimulate their interest, assess their capabilities and move them to become fully engaged in your organization’s agile journey. Our goal is to equip participants with tools to compel executive action.

Ed LanceIn-Person Speaker

Engaging Leadership in Agile – Motivating and transforming your executive team.

While they may receive tacit approval, the majority of agile transformations fail to fully engage senior leadership. In this session, we’ll address this challenging problem head on. We’ll learn why most executive teams fail to see the value of implementing business agility throughout the organization. Then we’ll discuss how to stimulate their interest, assess their capabilities and move them to become fully engaged in your organization’s agile journey. Our goal is to equip participants with tools to compel executive action.

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In-Person Conference Schedule

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In-Person Event

$139/ person
  • 12 Great Local Speakers sharing their knowledge and experience
  • A day of interactive community fellow Atlanta Agilists

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