Scan Agile March 10-11 2015 Helsinki, Finland

The Snowball Effect: How To Grow The Agile Ecosystem Continuously And Increase Agile Adoption Momentum.

Schedule

Scan Agile 2015 stretches over two days. Tuesday March 10 is full of interesting workshops, and Wednesday March 11 is the conference day proper.

On the conference day we will be running four parallel “pistes”, or tracks. The Blue piste is intended for people who are just getting started with agile and beginning to gain momentum. The Red piste is here to help teams and organizations to deepen their understanding of agile and increase the velocity of their agile adoption. The Black piste is aimed squarely experienced agilists, opening up for new ideas and giving examples of high-performing teams. The Off-piste track is aimed at applying agile ideas in other domains than software or product development.

Schedule overview

Before we separate into different pistes as well as when we get together again at the end of the day, there will be our hyper-interesting keynotes by Gojko Adzic (opening) and Andrea Tomasini (closing), as well as a few words from our sponsors. Also remember that after the conference there will be a crazy Aprés Ski party that you do not want to miss!

08:30 Registration and breakfast
09:00 Opening keynote

Blue piste

Red piste

Black piste

Off-piste

16:00 Ending keynote
17:00 Closing words
Aprés ski!

Track 1

Blue piste

08:30Registration and coffee!
Register to the conference and enjoy breakfast and coffee!
Gojko Adzic09:15-10:15Transforming the software development industryGojko Adzic
Gojko Adzic will keynote ScanAgile 2015. He has been making waves with his work to help Product Owners and organizations improve the way they manage products and portfolios.

This is a talk you must not miss!

Gojko has authored several books, including Impact Mapping, a great book that helps you navigate the complexity of product design.
Other books by Gojko include:

impact_mapping_gojko_adizcImpact Mapping: Making a big impact with software products and projects

50_quick_ideas_to_improve_your_user_stories_gojko_adzic 50 Quick ideas to improve your user stories
specification_by_example_gojko_adzic Specification by example
Image Coming Soon10:45-11:30Intro to AgileLlewellyn Falco
We hear so much about Agile these days. Which practices are here to stay, which will help you to improve, and which are only temporary fads? This session will help to show some of the core principles of Agile which can help you in understand which practices and which parts are right for you. Using real world examples we will show where development can go wrong and how specific agile practices can address these problems. Both situation and code examples will be used.
Mikko Kuitunen11:45-12:30The best companies are led by dreams. In the future at least.Mikko Kuitunen
All the companies utilize stories when painting pictures of the future. Traditionally dominant type of stories (aka the truths) are used. The steering group has spent a blurry week in Lapland and created the new and outstanding company strategy. It is communicated to the stuff in auditorium and afterwards asked if someone has something to add. Nobody ever have, so mission is accomplished. The flavor of the cake is main thing people remember from the session.

Another option is to use narrative stories instead. None of these fairytales isn’t the official truth, however together they form the dream for a team or the whole company. That dream can be used as a lighthouse that guides individuals and teams to the right direction. During the session I will present some of the methods how to create such a stories.

12:30Lunch
Lunch is served.
Image Coming Soon13:30-14:15Breaking Illusions: Testing is your most valuable asset!Maaret Pyhäjärvi
Testers don’t break your code, they break your illusions about the code. Illusions may be about the code doing what it’s supposed to; about the product doing what it would need to; about your process being able to deliver with change in mind; and about the business growing with uninformed risks on the product and the business model around it.

This talk goes through examples of illusions that need to be broken and skills that you need to build to break them. Testing in agile is not just the technical checks but more relevantly it’s about discovering information about threats to value you’re trying to create.

We will address:
– Types of illusions testers break with examples from speaker’s 20 years in testing
– Skills agile teams need to build to learn to evaluate the product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation
– Creating culture of feedback and experiments with diversity of personalities and skills in the teams

Image Coming Soon14:45-15:05From Team to MobMystes Team One
We tell the story of four people, growing from an agile team to a mob. This talk is about how we adopted Mob Programming as the new default way of working. We’ll share our lessons learned from half a year of working as a mob team.

Mob Programming is a practice where “all the brilliant people work at the same time, in the same space, at the same computer, on the same thing” (http://mobprogramming.org/). It is a way of working that is truly collaborative and lets the whole team focus on creating quality solutions very effectively. Best of all, learning new things and sharing knowledge happens almost automatically in a mob.

Image Coming Soon15:10-15:30NAPA Agile Story: From Zero to Hero in Two YearsToivo Vaje
NAPA began the Agile odyssey from traditional project organization. Business people had ideas and technology people made software. Coming up with new projects was way more fun than finishing the existing. Then we made a radical change.

From earlier humongous and often delayed releases we have moved into cadence based flow of potentially releasable sw increments. This with about ten products.

Potential audience: developers, product owners, agile managers. Anyone interested in Agile organizational change at scale.

Andrea Tomasini16:00-17:00Stop scaling… Start growing an agile organization!Andrea Tomasini
Strategic advantage lies in being yourself and doing the right things the right way. Those who copy what their competitors are doing, place themselves behind the pack — a sure way of losing. This is why “scaling” agility is misleading at best, and disastrous at worst. When you take an existing model and fit your organization to that, you lose much of what makes you unique and different.

Companies small and large must instead learn to grow their own agility for their own advantage. This sounds simple — and it is, when you know what to look for.

In this keynote, Andrea Tomasini presents guidelines and heuristics for growing an agile organization. You will understand why the first step in any transition must be learning how to change. Small inexpensive experiments and empirical metrics will lead you towards your strategical goal, iteratively and incrementally.

The agile transition never ends — but you know it’s working when transitioning becomes a way of life. This not only lets you adapt to new market conditions: it also allows you to create change in the market, on your own terms.

17:00-17:15Closing words
Uh, what a conference it was! Wrap-up and short re-cap of the day!

Track 2

Red piste

08:30Registration and coffee!
Register to the conference and enjoy breakfast and coffee!
Gojko Adzic09:15-10:15Transforming the software development industryGojko Adzic
Gojko Adzic will keynote ScanAgile 2015. He has been making waves with his work to help Product Owners and organizations improve the way they manage products and portfolios.

This is a talk you must not miss!

Gojko has authored several books, including Impact Mapping, a great book that helps you navigate the complexity of product design.
Other books by Gojko include:

impact_mapping_gojko_adizcImpact Mapping: Making a big impact with software products and projects

50_quick_ideas_to_improve_your_user_stories_gojko_adzic 50 Quick ideas to improve your user stories
specification_by_example_gojko_adzic Specification by example
Image Coming Soon10:45-11:30Clarity before speed: Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) applied in practiceEveliina Vuolli
How are you planning your improvement actions? How are they recorded? Are you following their progress? Do you know whether they are giving you the expected results? Are the improvement initiatives taking you to the right direction? In overall, how is your team taking care of the continuous improvement?
Continuous improvement is one of the corner stones of the Lean and agile methodologies. Even though the basic idea is quite clear, it is often forgotten that it requires real effort to implement this as part of the everyday work. It is also essential to see the relation between the continuous improvement and the bigger picture.
This presentation discusses how the Deming cycle – Plan-Do-Check-Act – has been applied concretely in an R&D organization to ensure that the operational development is done in a systematic way. The practices have been evolving during couple of years and the talk will also share the lessons learned from this journey.
The talk is targeted to people who are interested to enhance their continuous improvement practices or are interested to hear concrete experiences from a large scale organization. The presentation format gives the possibility also for the audience to reflect their current practices related to the PDCA concept.
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12:30Lunch
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Andrea Tomasini16:00-17:00Stop scaling… Start growing an agile organization!Andrea Tomasini
Strategic advantage lies in being yourself and doing the right things the right way. Those who copy what their competitors are doing, place themselves behind the pack — a sure way of losing. This is why “scaling” agility is misleading at best, and disastrous at worst. When you take an existing model and fit your organization to that, you lose much of what makes you unique and different.

Companies small and large must instead learn to grow their own agility for their own advantage. This sounds simple — and it is, when you know what to look for.

In this keynote, Andrea Tomasini presents guidelines and heuristics for growing an agile organization. You will understand why the first step in any transition must be learning how to change. Small inexpensive experiments and empirical metrics will lead you towards your strategical goal, iteratively and incrementally.

The agile transition never ends — but you know it’s working when transitioning becomes a way of life. This not only lets you adapt to new market conditions: it also allows you to create change in the market, on your own terms.

17:00-17:15Closing words
Uh, what a conference it was! Wrap-up and short re-cap of the day!

Track 3

Black piste

08:30Registration and coffee!
Register to the conference and enjoy breakfast and coffee!
Gojko Adzic09:15-10:15Transforming the software development industryGojko Adzic
Gojko Adzic will keynote ScanAgile 2015. He has been making waves with his work to help Product Owners and organizations improve the way they manage products and portfolios.

This is a talk you must not miss!

Gojko has authored several books, including Impact Mapping, a great book that helps you navigate the complexity of product design.
Other books by Gojko include:

impact_mapping_gojko_adizcImpact Mapping: Making a big impact with software products and projects

50_quick_ideas_to_improve_your_user_stories_gojko_adzic 50 Quick ideas to improve your user stories
specification_by_example_gojko_adzic Specification by example
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12:30Lunch
Lunch is served.
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Andrea Tomasini16:00-17:00Stop scaling… Start growing an agile organization!Andrea Tomasini
Strategic advantage lies in being yourself and doing the right things the right way. Those who copy what their competitors are doing, place themselves behind the pack — a sure way of losing. This is why “scaling” agility is misleading at best, and disastrous at worst. When you take an existing model and fit your organization to that, you lose much of what makes you unique and different.

Companies small and large must instead learn to grow their own agility for their own advantage. This sounds simple — and it is, when you know what to look for.

In this keynote, Andrea Tomasini presents guidelines and heuristics for growing an agile organization. You will understand why the first step in any transition must be learning how to change. Small inexpensive experiments and empirical metrics will lead you towards your strategical goal, iteratively and incrementally.

The agile transition never ends — but you know it’s working when transitioning becomes a way of life. This not only lets you adapt to new market conditions: it also allows you to create change in the market, on your own terms.

17:00-17:15Closing words
Uh, what a conference it was! Wrap-up and short re-cap of the day!

Track 4

Off-piste

08:30Registration and coffee!
Register to the conference and enjoy breakfast and coffee!
Gojko Adzic09:15-10:15Transforming the software development industryGojko Adzic
Gojko Adzic will keynote ScanAgile 2015. He has been making waves with his work to help Product Owners and organizations improve the way they manage products and portfolios.

This is a talk you must not miss!

Gojko has authored several books, including Impact Mapping, a great book that helps you navigate the complexity of product design.
Other books by Gojko include:

impact_mapping_gojko_adizcImpact Mapping: Making a big impact with software products and projects

50_quick_ideas_to_improve_your_user_stories_gojko_adzic 50 Quick ideas to improve your user stories
specification_by_example_gojko_adzic Specification by example
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12:30Lunch
Lunch is served.
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Andrea Tomasini16:00-17:00Stop scaling… Start growing an agile organization!Andrea Tomasini
Strategic advantage lies in being yourself and doing the right things the right way. Those who copy what their competitors are doing, place themselves behind the pack — a sure way of losing. This is why “scaling” agility is misleading at best, and disastrous at worst. When you take an existing model and fit your organization to that, you lose much of what makes you unique and different.

Companies small and large must instead learn to grow their own agility for their own advantage. This sounds simple — and it is, when you know what to look for.

In this keynote, Andrea Tomasini presents guidelines and heuristics for growing an agile organization. You will understand why the first step in any transition must be learning how to change. Small inexpensive experiments and empirical metrics will lead you towards your strategical goal, iteratively and incrementally.

The agile transition never ends — but you know it’s working when transitioning becomes a way of life. This not only lets you adapt to new market conditions: it also allows you to create change in the market, on your own terms.

17:00-17:15Closing words
Uh, what a conference it was! Wrap-up and short re-cap of the day!

Speakers

Andrea Tomasini

Andrea Tomasini

Andrea Tomasini is a highly regarded thought leader in the agile domain and a popular recurring keynote speaker in agile conferences across Europe. He has more than 20 years experience in product and software development, process improvement and change management, holds a Ph.D. in computer science, and is one of the few persons with both a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) and Trainer (CST) certificate. Multinational enterprises like Ericsson and Siemens trust his strategic advice on how to adopt agile methods in very large and complex scenarios.
For a quick look at Andrea's previous and upcoming conference keynotes and speeches, see http://lanyrd.com/profile/tumma72/.
Gojko Adzic

Gojko Adzic

Gojko Adzic will keynote ScanAgile 2015. He has been making waves with his work to help Product Owners and organizations improve the way they manage products and portfolios. This is a talk you must not miss! Gojko has authored several books, including Impact Mapping, a great book that helps you navigate the complexity of product design. Other books by Gojko include: impact_mapping_gojko_adizcImpact Mapping: Making a big impact with software products and projects
50_quick_ideas_to_improve_your_user_stories_gojko_adzic 50 Quick ideas to improve your user stories
specification_by_example_gojko_adzic Specification by example
Mikko Kuitunen

Mikko Kuitunen

Mikko is a 34 years old entrepreneur changing the way companies are led. He is a founder of Vincit Oy and works there as a Passionate Managing Director. Vincit is a successful software development company that is awarded e.g. as the Best Place to Work in Finland 2014 (8th best in the Europe). Vincit is well-known by exceptional leading methods that are based in dreams that are co-created and visualized.
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Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn Falco is an independent agile coach. He is a PluralSight author, international speaker and the creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests (www.approvaltests.com). He spends most of his time programming in Java and C# specializing in improving legacy code. He also volunteers creating courseware and teaching kids to program (www.teachingkidsprogramming.org).
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Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Software specialist with soft spots for hands-on testing, helping teams grow and building successful products and businesses. Agile, Lean, Lean startup are mindsets I work with. I work towards happiness and wellbeing of people who create software - not just programmers. Been in software testing since 1995 in various roles and delivered talks to various conferences in Finland as well as internationally.
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Mystes Team One

Mystes Team One is a team of four developers, who have been working together for 1.5 years. The team develops tools and business-critical integrations for multiple customers. The team started as a normal agile team working on a single project using kanban and other de-facto practices. The team switched to MobProgramming after a wonderful workshop led by Woody Zuill in October 2014 and has since worked on multiple customer projects simultaneously.
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Toivo Vaje

Legacy software developer with tech. background. Infected with Agile. Process oriented Jack of all trades at NAPA.
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Eveliina Vuolli

Eveliina Vuolli acts currently as Operational Development Manager in Nokia (Networks business). She has been working with the network management system R&D development over 15 years, acting in different kind of roles in the global, multinational organization: Integration & verification process owner, project manager and trainer in various areas, and also as a coach. Facilitation, continuous improvement and leadership topics are also within her interests.
Pini Reznik

Pini Reznik

Pini has 15+ years of experience in delivering software in Israel and Netherlands. Starting as a developer and moving through technical, managerial and consulting positions in Configuration Management and Operations areas, Pini acquired deep understanding of the software delivery processes and currently helping organisations around Europe with improving software delivery pipeline by introducing Docker and other cutting edge technologies. Co-organiser of DockerCon 2014 Europe in Amsterdam.

Workshops

Scan Agile kicks off by workshop day. Four interesting half day workshops to choose from.

Track 1

08:30Registration and coffee!
Register to the conference and enjoy breakfast and coffee!
Pini Reznik9:00 – 17:00Docker, master the basics – how to speed up your delivery workflowPini Reznik
Since it’s inception in 2013, Docker have changed our perception of the OS-level Virtualization also called Containers.
Many major software vendors including Red Hat, Canonical, VMware, Google and even Microsoft embraced it as a default choice for a super fast virtualisation platform.

At this workshop we will introduce the concept of Linux containers in general and Docker specifically. We will guide the participants through a practical exercise that will include use of various Docker commands and a setting up a functional multi-container system.

At the end of the workshop you will know how to automate and speedup your delivery workflow.

17:00-17:15Closing words
Uh, what a conference it was! Wrap-up and short re-cap of the day!

Track 2

08:30Registration and coffee!
Register to the conference and enjoy breakfast and coffee!
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12:30Lunch
Lunch is served.
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17:00-17:15Closing words
Uh, what a conference it was! Wrap-up and short re-cap of the day!

Tickets

Click the “Register Now” button below and you are redirected to Holvi.com. 

Register Now

This is the “early bird” ticket to the Scan Agile conference on March 11, 2015. Register in January and get tickets with special early bird price of 200 € (normal 250 €). There is a limited number of discounted tickets available, so act now!

This ticket includes: admission to the conference and the afterparty; morning sandwich and afternoon cake; lunch; coffee and tea throughout the day.

Want to bring your whole team? Contact us for a group discount! Heck! Bring your whole department and get a bigger discount!

We have reduced prices for groups 5+ and 10+! Also, we offer a very special price for public and 3rd sector organisations!

What?

Scandinavian Agile is a conference for everyone involved in the magical act of creating software. This year we want to see what is outside the narrow boxes defined by Scrum and Agile. We want to push the boundaries further and even break them in order to become better in what we do.

Where?

10.3.2015 Scan Agile Workshop. In Helsinki, Finland. More info coming soon!

11.3.2015 Scan Agile Conference
Scandic Park Helsinki -hotel
Mannerheimintie 46
00260 Helsinki

When?

March 10-11th 2015. More info coming soon!

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Partners

Gold

Nitor Creations
VersionOne
Magneetto

Silver

Codento

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