Parallel Workshops

We have a diverse program of eight different workshops. You may choose to participate in 3 workshops for which you will sign up at the venue. Make sure to be on time as the number of seats is limited.

Effective Speaking for large audiences
by Arent van ‘t Spijker

There you are, on stage, at the kickoff of the PI…. All of a sudden you realize that you will address the full ART, 100 people or even more. Your task is not only to present information to the teams, it is to bind the business context, vision and architecture presentations to a coherent message. To underline the goals. To motivate the audience to achieve their shared goals. To conduct the train. Presentation skills are not a nice-to-have, they are an RTE’s core competence. Arent van ‘t Spijker will provide you with powerful tips and some ready-to-use tricks to motivate your ART from the stage.

Filling in the Blanks of Portfolio Operations
by Niels Groen

The Portfolio Level in Scaled Agile Framework is the least comprehensive and roles and practices. Ok, the concept of the Portfolio Kanban is clear, but what people should manage this Kanban? And in what type events? How often? How do we assess portfolio performance? Where are relentless improvement routines on this level? In this workshop, we’ll identify the blanks of Portfolio Operations and share experiences how to fill them. What works, what doesn’t? Niels Groen is SPCT and will be your host, also bringing his learnings and experiences to the mix.

Coaching at Scale: “The RTE as Chief Coach to the ART”
by Dwayne Stroman and Marijt Weerts

Some companies get ‘cold feet’ and decide to revert to traditional, ‘Command and Control’ mindsets. Hear the personal story of an RTE who navigated through this. What are first signals? What may protect from rolling back? How to personally deal with a breakdown of your Agile-Castle?

Strategic Themes beyond Portfolio: a welcome addition or a distraction?
by Koen Harbers

“Yet another thing we have to do and consumes our time. And isn’t strategy somebody else’s problem anyway?” was the reaction I once got when I introduced strategic themes to a beginning RTE. Strategic themes in SAFe have long been seen as something pushed from outside with little guidance on how to use it. Let alone distinguish it from all the other tools. SAFe 5.0 Preview itself now points to OKR’s as a way to express strategic themes. OKR’s come with an entire philosophy of its own though. So how can it be used effectively and aid in tackling day to day problems faced by RTE’s?

Aww! Our Agile journey was stopped…
by Gianfranco Franceschi & Jeroen Elzinga

Some companies get ‘cold feet’ and decide to revert to traditional, ‘Command and Control’ mindsets. Hear the personal story of an RTE who navigated through this. What are first signals? What may protect from rolling back? How to personally deal with a breakdown of your Agile-Castle?

ART KPI’s, to measure or not to measure – that’s the question
by Sara Bahramali & Anneleen Doornebal

In order to enable learning and achieve relentless improvement, we need to continuously measure our performance through qualitative and quantitative KPI’s and metrics . These metrics can be defined in different categories for all levels of an agile organization and can be measured and displayed in various ways. Typically it’s the RTE who facilitates the measurement and reports on the ART KPI’s.

But what are the ART KPI’s that really matter? What is our ultimate goal when defining these metrics and putting effort in measuring them?

ScrumMaster behaviors that slow you down as RTE
by Florian van Santen

Feature teams, Multidisciplinair, cross-functional, the purists agree that these are the characteristics of successful agile teams. But what does this even mean? And is this the only way to go in large scale product development?

In this workshop you are invited to dive into the topic of team composition. To learn and reflect on successful team composition in a scaled environment.