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Brewing Agile

A conference to spread and debate the practice of agile.

17-18 Nov: 1300 SEK

at Auktionsverket Kulturarena in Gothenburg

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Because we are a small, non-profit, organization we must enforce a strict no cancellation policy. No return on tickets to the event. Program subject to change at any time.

Who is this conference for?

We hope that everyone, regardless of background, will be able to take something with them from the conference.

This will of course most easily relate to the digital industry, but we hope to broaden the focus to other areas. We want our speakers and attendees to share tools across our fields, both for improving your own flow but also for understanding other area of expertise in the product process.

We want to invite not only developers but, project managers, marketing professionals, sales people, and many others. Anyone with passion about their products!

Brewing Agile focuses on agile thinking and process, rather than the technical.

Code of Conduct

Talks

Beyond Budgeting – an agile management model for new business and people realities - the Statoil implementation journey

  • The problems with traditional management, including budgeting.
  • The Beyond Budgeting principles and companies on the journey.
  • Statoil’s "Ambition to Action" model:

    • Redefining performance - dynamic and relative targets and a holistic performance evaluation
    • Dynamic forecasting and resource allocation and no traditional budgets
    • From calendar-driven to event-driven; a more self-regulating management model
  • Implementation experiences and advice
Bjarte Bogsnes
Bjarte Bogsnes

Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, both in Finance and HR, and has been heading up the implementation of Beyond Budgeting at Statoil. Bjarte is Chairman of Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT). He is a popular international business speaker and is the winner of a Harvard Business Review/McKinsey Management Innovation award. He is the author of "Implementing Beyond Budgeting - Unlocking the Performance Potential", where he writes about his implementation experiences. The 2nd edition is just out. Statoil has recently opened up for Bjarte to undertake select external consulting work.

Building A Hospital with Agile and Lean

When you have no operational permit, no customers and the very building you are operating in falls in - most organisations give up. Not so with the Salvation Army hospital in Bandung Indonesia - they decided to try to save the hospital and I was very fortunate to help them in their journey.

Me?! A lean/agile coach. A westerner with little to no knowledge in hospital management and operation.

We started to apply the principles of kanban and in doing so turned the hospital around into something amazing. Transforming not only the organisation but also some lives among the people in the staff.

While working with the hospital in this way I gained deeper insight and knowledge about what the principles of lean and kanban means and how they can be applied to make us more and more effective. And save us from disaster too...

Marcus Hammarberg
Marcus Hammarberg

During the years I have been moving around quite a bit. I started my career as a developer but soon got to be leader for the teams I was in. This got me to look into finding ways to become more effective as a team.

I’m very quick to get excited over new things and this reflects in my posts that ranges over a lot of different subjects, tools and technologies.

The underlying theme of it all is agile lean and it’s practical usage in the situations I find myself in.

Fix Your Business, Culture Will Follow

The market keeps talking about cultural change, that will help us be better at what we do. We have Scrum, teal organizations, holacracy, sociocracy, NVC and all other similar concepts.

But is there anything all of those organizations have in common? It's good business.

Let me introduce you to companies who changed their business and their culture followed. It is said that a good Product Owner can shape Scrum in a team, but not the other way around.

Let's take a closer look at this phenomenon!

Kate Terlecka
Kate Terlecka

A mentor, consultant, change advocate.

Founded Brass Willow and along with a group of experienced consultants changes the way organizations work and products are developed on polish market.

Works mainly with high and middle management, but has extensive Scrum Master experience and hopes that one day she will go back to being one.

It’s not “either, or” it’s “both and more” - Sociocracy 3.0 and patterns to transcend duality!

Let’s take a compassionate look at the parallels between how people and organizations develop and the typical challenges we face.

Human relationship is both beautiful and challenging and while we may prefer to associate with people we agree with, inevitably we bump into others with different opinions, especially in larger organizations.

But what if the binary way of viewing the world conceals a deeper truth?

What if all conflict is simply a symptom of wisdom seeking emergence into consciousness?

In essence, all polarisation between people occurs due to misunderstanding and/or disagreement. Bring hundreds or thousands of people together, add a power hierarchy on top trying to manage complexity and things can get very messy indeed!

Come and explore practices that build engagement and collaboration, help reduce waste and free people up to create value, regardless of complexity and scale.

Together we can grow happy and productive organizations, but it takes compassion, understanding and ongoing investment into learning how.

James Priest
James Priest

I spend my time travelling internationally providing organizational development consultancy, learning facilitation and mentoring for people wishing to evolve collaborative, adaptive organizations at scale.

With 15 years inquiry and practice in the fields of holistic organizational development, facilitative leadership and personal and relational transformation across a variety of sectors - from corporations, to non-profits, children and communities - I’m an advocate of life-long-(un)learning and practices for more conscious collaboration.

My current focus in on helping others to learn about Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) and working with organizations who wish to evolve organizational agility through pulling in patterns from S3.

Workshops

In addition to our usual conference we offer optional add-ons of intimate and interactive workshops with our keynote speakers Bjarte Bogsnes and Marcus Hammarberg.

Thursday 16th November, All day

Beyond Budgeting

One major impediment many organisations face when trying to become agile is traditional management and budgeting that often drives waterfall behaviour.

Beyond Budgeting is a set of values and principles for a different kind of leadership and management that is much more compatible with agile values and principles.

In this class you will get an overview of Beyond Budgeting from the one with probably the best knowledge and experience of Beyond Budgeting, as he has been heading up two major implementations and been actively involved in the community since its start.

Beyond Budgeting is implemented by several Swedish companies, including Handelsbanken (the pioneer!), Ahlsell, Höganas, Akademiska Hus and Consilium.

Workshop learning goals:

  • The problems with traditional management, including budgeting
  • Beyond Budgeting - the adaptive management model

    • The background
    • The philosophy
    • The 12 principles
  • Companies on the journey and examples of how they operate
  • The Statoil story - the "Ambition to Action" model;

    • Redefining performance - dynamic and relative targets and a holistic performance evaluation
    • Dynamic forecasting and resource allocation and no traditional budgets
    • From calendar-driven to event-driven
    • Examples of self-regulating management mechanisms
  • The seven balanced scorecard pitfalls
  • The bonus problem
  • Beyond Budgeting and Agile
  • Implementation experiences and advice
  • The Beyond Budgeting Roundtable
Bjarte Bogsnes
Bjarte Bogsnes

Friday 17th November, Half day

Kanban in Action - process improvements now! And forever!

This workshop will teach you the foundations of kanban in a very practical and entertaining way. Kanban can help you improve your process to more effectively deliver value - no matter what process you are working with now, or how good you are in doing it.

Kanban is just a few basic principles and practices - but the implications of them is hugely powerful, and can change not only your team but in the long run help and improve the entire organisation around you. You will learn how to discover, little by little, how to improve your ways of working to something better than you could imagine, through the evolutionary approach to process improvements.

Kanban is "just" our guide - not a framework that tells you details on how and what. For this reason much of the content of the workshop will be driven by your needs, questions and context. This is better than me giving you a rigid framework that most likely will not suit your praticular need.

Come with an open mind and any kind of process - leave with practical tips, know-how and ideas that will help you improve. Tomorrow, and forever!"

Marcus Hammarberg
Marcus Hammarberg

Schedule

Thursday

November 16th

~All day~

Workshop with Bjarte Bogsnes. Special tickets are required (see above).

09:00 Workshop: "Beyond Budgeting" with Bjarte Bogsnes
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30 Lunch
13:00
13:30 Workshop: "Beyond Budgeting" with Bjarte Bogsnes
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00 Finished

Friday

November 17th

~Morning~

Workshop with Marcus Hammarberg. Special tickets are required (see above).

08:30 Workshop registration
08:15
09:00 Workshop: "Kanban in Action" with Marcus Hammarberg
09:15
09:30
09:45
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00 Lunch
12:15
12:30
12:45
~Afternoon~

Traditional talks by people in the agile community.

13:00 Conference registration
13:15
13:30 Welcome
13:45 Opening Keynote: Bjarte Bogsnes
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:45 Break
15:00 Kate Terlecka
15:15
15:30
15:45 Break with fika
16:00
16:15 Sponsors
16:30 James Priest
16:45
17:00
17:15 Closing Keynote: Marcus Hammarberg
17:30
17:45
18:00
18:15 Closing
~Evening~

Dinner and networking.

18:30 Evening event
18:45
19:00
19:15
19:30
19:45
20:00
20:15
20:30
20:45
21:00
21:15
21:30
21:45
22:00
22:15
22:30
22:45
23:00
23:15
23:30
23:45
24:00 Venue closes

Saturday

November 18th

~Afternoon~

Anyone can propose a workshop, and the participants will chose which ones we run.

11:00 Brunch
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00 Discussion groups
12:15
12:30
12:45
13:00
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:45
15:00
15:15
15:30
15:45
16:00 Le fin

Sponsors

Informator Squeed ProAgile Meltwater Etraveli Jeeves Craft Academy

If you are interested in being a sponsor, mail: brewing­agile@scrumbeers.com

Organizers

Emily BacheEmily Bache Rona BredahlRona Bredahl Jeff CampbellJeff Campbell Henrik SjöstrandHenrik Sjöstrand Fredrik WendtFredrik Wendt
Kicksort Consulting Rebel Alliance AB Varga Praqma AB

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