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Agile Tour is a day full of a variety of exciting talks related to Agility. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the topic and share with the community members.

The 2nd edition of Agile Tour Zürich took place on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 in Baden.

You can find the session slides in the profile of each speaker (click on their names in the programme section)

 

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WHAT
A Full Day Agile Conference
WHEN
Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Program

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  • Auditorium


  • First hand experience of transforming a traditional hardware producing industry business unit from command and control to a self-organising organisation.
    Agile
    Product
    Where
    Auditorium

  • My personal Agile journey. The (very real) challenges of transformation on management and leadership followed by how I utilised lean and agile principles & tools (such as Kanban) in personal time management and prioritisation to get my life and career back on track.
    Agile
    Leadership
    Reflection
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Many of us who have tried to introduce Scrum and other agile methods into organisations have had to carefully navigate between the Scylla and Charybdis of "But Scrum says" dogmatism on the one hand, and the "But we are so unique, we have to develop our own method" mindset on the other hand. The Agile Manifesto says "We value responding to change over following a plan". However, the representatives of the various methods and schools are struggling to differentiate themselves from one another, leading more and more to disagreement about what Agile “really” is. These attempts to nail down the definition of agility, together with efforts to develop certifications based on these definitions, i.e. the battle for the "one true Agile", result in the problem that Agile processes are being defined more rigidly and prescriptively, and thus themselves becoming even less agile. Can a ScrumMaster also develop? Can the review and planning meetings be held on the same day? May / must / should the Product Owner participate in the Daily stand-up? These and many other questions have led to holy wars in the Agile community. Agile, though, is actually about something quite different. In his presentation, Joseph Pelrine will give an insight into the underlying theories and principles of Agile. After this presentation you tell if your process is right for you and how you can make it even better. This presentation is an attempt to explain Agile from the point of view of psychology and social complexity theory. But don’t worry – there won’t be too many big words!
    Agile
    Leadership

  • What difficulties do employees experience when implementing Holacracy? What skills do they need to work functionally in this system? What roles do ego development and mindset play? Possible answers are explained in this presentation: Within the framework of an explorative research project at a holacratic department of a Swiss telecommunications and IT company, employee interviews were collected and analyzed. The findings were contrasted with the experiences of holacracy and self-organisation experts. The comprehensive analysis of the case and expert data revealed first indications of important fields of action in the Holacracy implementation.
    Leadership
    Reflection
    Where
    Auditorium

  • All individuals have to change at some point or another. In the agile world we want to see change all the time that results in that we grow and humans, teams and businesses. Behaviours are based on values and belief, but not only that but our old behaviours are also deeply imprinted in our brains through repetition and we need to replace them with new pathways that are even stronger. In psychology there is a model called the Trans Theoretical Model. It was created in the late 70's and consists of five stages of change.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • The Agile Mindset is critical to work successfully and effectively in an agile environment, nevertheless it is often forgotten. We are two psychologists who will give a definition and put the spotlight on understanding The Agile Mindset and its relevance for organizations as well as individuals. As we experienced often the “problem of agile methods”, as we call it, we decided to put our focus of research on The Agile Mindset. Organizations in Switzerland often change their structure and adapt to an agile method - and think they are agile then - forgetting about the human being which has been adapting to a classical structure for years or even decades. The Agile Mindset is not only about acting agile (applying methods) but also about the thinking and feeling in an agile way. Currently we are developing a self-evaluation tool for The Agile Mindset and would be happy to share our results.
    Agile
    Reflection
    Where
    Auditorium

  • What do you see when you look in your people eyes? How might you radically listen to them? How team emotions shape the products? Why work-life balance doesn’t exist? How would you know you’re ready to be dethroned as an agile leader? I am sharing six hard stories for being a leader for agile people. The practices (not best, not good, just mine) that I’ve learned from many failures and many successes as Agile leader. 20 minutes, no slides. Just stories.
    Agile
    Leadership
    Reflection

  • Have you ever wondered how a big Swiss company introduced OKRs? How we integrated them into our already existing culture? Which prerequisites we needed for the introduction? I’m Michael Sommerhalder from Digitec Galaxus and I’m going to present our experiences with OKR to you. In the past, annual performance reviews regularly caused frustration rather than pleasure among our employees. This one-time feedback was focused on individual goals and because of normal distribution there was always some bargaining for out employees. In an increasingly complex environment, however, only strong teams can produce real innovation. That is why we are now concentrating fully on team goals and team feedback. OKR was a perfect fit for our challenge. The method promised to improve the alignment between the teams and to unleash motivation. However, we wanted also to take into consideration our already existing culture that laid the ground for a successful introduction of OKR. Together with the previously introduced team feedback, OKR and team missions solved the challenge for us and improved the way we work greatly
    Communication
    Leadership
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Thanks for coming and sharing and let's meet again at Agile Zürich Meetups, Agile Coach Camp Switzerland, Agile Open Zürich and... Agile Tour Zürich 2020!
    Leadership
    Reflection
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Big Space


  • The futurespective —the missing scrum event in the Scrum Guide — is an agile innovation. You probably heard of it before, it's often used as a kick-off for teams who are getting started on a project. It can be more than that! Let Sufi show you how the futurespective works, and what principles, ideas, and methods you can use to get your team moving towards solutions rather than problems. In this talk I’ll discuss some prerequisites, the futurespective setup, and transitioning from a retrospective to a futurespective.
    Agile
    Reflection
    Where
    Big Space

  • How did it all start? Learn about the fascinating story of how the resource constraints of Taiichi Ohno after WW II led to a revolution that should change the world. What is it all about that even Scrum and Agile got inspired by an idea that is more than 70 years old?
    Agile
    Lean
    Where
    Big Space

  • Everyone can do everything anytime anyhow. Is this Agility or Self-Organisation? No, this is chaos. Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) is not a method nor a framework nor a religion. It is a helpful set of principles and tools for effective collaboration. It is the missing link not mentioned in the Scrum guide.
    Agile
    Leadership
    Reflection
    Where
    Big Space

  • As a PM, you need to choose your weapon wisely to attract the right adopter group in the right stage of the product’s lifecycle. There’s no “One method fits all”. Here’s an overview of which method to use when.
    Agile
    Product
    Where
    Big Space

  • What does it mean to ""be"" agile? How can agility be applied to leading organizations? Where do successful agile leaders start? Three stories, three secrets, and three tips to apply agility to your life and work and unlock your potential as an executive or a manager.
    Agile
    Leadership
    Where
    Big Space

  • Workshop Room


  • Finding, prioritizing and financing the right initiatives for your business and the right features for your product is not child's play. Why not? Games offer a clear structure, clear rules and space to design. In our workshop you will learn and play selected Innovations Games™ such as "Participatory Budgeting". The playful solution for your portfolio and product management?
    Agile
    Games
    Product
    Scaling
    Where
    Big Space

Agile for All

Agile Tour Zürich is a full day all audience conference.

A wide program that suits all practitioners: workshops, games, talks…

Making it a unique opportunity to learn more about the topic and share with the community.

It's About Agile

Developing by doing it and helping others do it.

Bringing together local and international experts around Lean, Agile and Teal subjects.

In an Open and Dynamic Format

Engaging and based on real-world experiences, hands-on sessions and inspiring talks.

Lean, Agile and Teal practices
Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP)
Agile Leadership, Business Agility
Coaching and Facilitation
DevOps, TDD, BDD, DDD, Refactoring, Agile Testing
Product Management, Agile Marketing, Beyond Budgeting
Scaling Agile, LeSS, SAFe, Nexus, Scrum@Scale
Teal, Holacracy, Sociocracy, S3, ResponsiveOrg
Agile Outside IT, Agile HR
Lean Startup, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Canvas, Lean Principles
Disciplined Agile Delivery, Modern Agile, Heart of Agile
GTD (Getting Things Done), Personal Agility

  • Early Bird

  • Available until Monday, October 7th
  • Limited
  • CHF80
  • CLOSED TICKETS
  • General Admission

  • Available until Monday, November 11th
  • Limited
  • CHF110
  • CLOSED TICKETS
  • Last Minute

  • Available until Monday, November 18th
  • Limited
  • CHF130
  • SOLD OUT

All tickets deliver the same value to each participant

  • Access to all sessions

  • Catering (food & drink) for the entire conference day (breakfast, lunch and apero)

  • Access to the partners’ exhibition

  • Networking with other participants, speakers and partners during breaks

  • Access to presentations and photos after the conference

Teams, get special discounts (until 20% discount if you come with 10 people!).

Students, get a special price.

Donate to Agile Zürich to support the diffusion of Agile practices.

Seats are limited.

Note: following our policy of Budget Transparency, participants can have part of their ticket reimbursed if at the end of the event, if the economic balance is positive.

 

Important note: The event is SOLD OUT.

For this reason, we are disabling the sale of Very Last Minute tickets and on-site tickets.

Please note that you won’t be able to access the event without a valid ticket.

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Collect SEUs and PDUs

By attending Agile Tour Zurich, you can collect Scrum Education Units (SEUs) from Scrum Alliance® and Personal Development Units (PDUs) from the PMI (Project Management Institute).

Partners

Gold partner:

ABB

Leading digital technologies for industry

Silver partner:

Implement Consulting Group

We are nerds in every shape and form who believe that all change starts with people

Bronze and returning partner:

Saat Networ

Scrum training and leadership support

Platform partner:

Peerdom

See your organisation as you’ve never seen it before

Organiser

Agile Zürich

Agile Zürich is a community-driven and independent not-for-profit association

Supporters

Supporters

By and for the community

This low-price and high-value conference is made possible by the voluntary work of the organisers and the free contribution of the community.

Not-for-profit

Agile Tour?

Agile Tour Zürich is part of Agile Tour, a series of not-for-profit Agile conferences.

In 94 cities across 35 countries, Agile Tour conferences gather thousands of participants each year from September to December since 2008.

Agile Tour Montreal is the biggest Agile Tour in the world with more than 1500 participants. In Switzerland, this year, there is also Agile Tour Lausanne.

Having successfully launched Agile Tour in Zürich in 2018, the organising team aims for another success this year.

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Call for Speakers

Thanks to the speakers who proposed 89 sessions this year, the selection was extremely difficult!

Call for Partners

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Join the hundred of participants (mixing practitioners and thought leaders) and invite your employees and customers for this great celebration of collaboration.

Consult the Partnership Kit and fill this short form to become a partner of Agile Tour Zürich 2019.

Organiser

Agile Tour Zürich 2019 is organised by Agile Zürich, a community-driven and independent not-for-profit association.

Agile Zürich LogoAgile Zürich was launched by Léo Davesne and Marc Rodríguez Sanz during Agile Lean Europe in Zürich in 2018. Olena Bura joined for the organisation of Agile Tour Zürich 2018 and Breeze Dong joined for the 2019 edition.

Led by its motto “By and for the community”, the team behind Agile Zürich creates spaces for people to share, thereby contributing to spread Agile practices. Willing to contribute to the cause? Apply to join the team.

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