Sydney Workshops

Learn together in these practical, in-depth Agile Australia workshops. Send your team for a shared experience of gaining new skills, approaches and training they apply on their next project!

There are workshops being held in SYDNEY and MELBOURNE.

Sydney Workshop Day Details

  • Tuesday 16 June 2015
  • Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street Sydney
Full-day workshops include morning and afternoon tea, and lunch. Half-day workshops include morning or afternoon tea, and lunch. Workshop registration is independent of conference registration.

The workshops will only go ahead if minimum numbers are met and will be confirmed by Tuesday 26 May 2015. Places are strictly limited and will only be guaranteed if payment has been received. Late bookings may be accepted based on availability of places.

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Clarence Bakirtzidis
Lead Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Continuously Delivering Microservices using Docker and Friends

Full-day Workshop | 9:00am-5:00pm | $800

You’ve probably heard about the “Microservices” architectural style for building and deploying service-oriented software systems; perhaps you have even started creating Microservices. You’re also probably aware of how Docker has taken the DevOps world by storm. This one-day workshop will delve into the intersection of these concepts.

Learn how to achieve autonomy between delivery teams so they can safely build, test, and independently deploy Microservices to production.

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Lachlan Heasman

The Science of Great Teams – Using over 50 years of science to make great teams

Full-day Workshop | 9:00am-5:00pm | $800

Agile runs on teams, where we share our collective ability to create something that is greater than anything we could create as individuals. Having a functional and productive team can be the difference between loving what you do and a living hell. The factors that can help make a great team have been the subject of scientific research for over 50 years, and in this workshop we will explore some of the strongest findings on teams and how this can be applied to your team. We will work from the basics of teams and teamwork, and into some of the more interesting findings. The results will be based on peer-reviewed and validated results to help us get past opinion and into the best opportunity for you to create a great team.

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Anders Ivarsson
Agile Coach, Spotify

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Jimmy Janlén
Agile Coach

Organisational Improvement: Design-inspired Problem Solving

Half-day Workshop | 9:00am-12:30pm | $450

Every organisation faces its own distinctive challenges. Finding solutions to these challenges requires a good systematic understanding of the whole organisation – and implementing the solutions can be even harder. It’s hard to foresee how changes will affect the system, and whether they will actually solve the challenges in the first place.

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Dean Leffingwell

Foundations of the Scaled Agile Framework (Afternoon Session)

Half-day Workshop | 1:30pm-5:00pm | $450

In this half-day workshop, attendees will learn the foundations of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), its values and underlying principles of Agile, Lean and Product Development Flow. This course will enable you to leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of SAFe support Lean-Agile Programs, Program Portfolio Management, and Leadership.

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Evan Leybourn
Author, Directing the Agile Organisation

Starting with Kanban: A practical workshop on Value Stream Mapping and WIP

Full-day Workshop | 9:00am-5:00pm | $800

So you’ve heard about this Kanban thing and want to know where to start, or maybe you’ve been using it for a while and you want to know where to go. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll start at the very beginning and teach you how to build a Value Stream Map and use that to define your initial Kanban and WIP limits. If these terms don’t make sense to you, then you need to come along for a fun interactive workshop.

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David Marquet
Author, ‘Turn the Ship Around’

Intent-based leadership

Full-day Workshop | 9:00am-5:00pm | $800

Turn followers into leaders with this workshop that helps make leadership simple and actionable, filled with practical advice and tools for any work environment.

Creating organisations with Intent-Based Leadership results in a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity. A place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work – a place where everyone is a leader.

Check out this sneak peek of David Marquet’s workshop: https://youtu.be/mtjNN0fjTB4
Download David Marquet’s ‘Turn the Ship Around’ brochure here.

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Ben Melbourne
Experience Design Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Using Design Thinking to Drive Agile Planning

Full-day Workshop | 9:00am-5:00pm | $800

Learn how to take the lead, using Design Thinking skills to facilitate the creation of a product vision and roadmap.

The role of designers is changing. The growing adoption of Agile development practices has created an opportunity for designers to take the lead. Design thinking skills allow us to take ideas and quickly turn them into clear product visions that put users first. By stepping up as project kick-off facilitators, designers can drive rapid, customer-centric product development and make stakeholder management far easier.

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Linda Rising

Fearless Change: Patterns for introducing new ideas

Half-day Workshop | 9:00am-12:30pm | $450

We attend conferences or read books and articles discover new ideas we want to bring into our organisations – but we often struggle trying to implement those changes. Unfortunately, those introducing change are not always welcomed with open arms. Linda Rising offers proven change management strategies to help you become a more successful agent of change in your organisation. Learn how to plant effective seeds of change, and what forces in your organisation drive or block change. In addition to using these approaches to change your organisation, you can use them to become a more effective person. These strategies or patterns are useful in many different settings. Come and discuss your organisational and personal change challenges. Linda shares lessons from her book, Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas and a forthcoming More Fearless Change. Learn how to overcome adversity to change and to celebrate your improvement successes along with your organisation’s newfound practices.

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Linda Rising

Patterns for Improved Customer Interaction

Half-day Workshop | 1:30pm-5:00pm | $450

With the emphasis on in-depth customer interaction during development, Agile team members are being asked to take an active role in working with customers. This evolving role poses a big challenge for many who, in the past, rarely met “real” customers. Linda Rising presents patterns she has used successfully to help software professionals in their direct, face-to-face interactions with customers. These patterns describe solutions to common problems that occur again and again when dealing with customers and users. The patterns Linda discusses have memorable names such as It’s A Relationship Not A Sale, Be Responsive, Show Personal Integrity, Build Trust, and Take Your Licks. Pattern names build a vocabulary that allows you and your development team to have meaningful conversations about – and to ultimately improve – customer relationships and the software you deliver.

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James Shore

Bringing Fluency to your Agile teams: Coaching for Best-Fit Agile

Full-day Workshop | 9:00am-5:00pm | $800

Learn how to tailor your Agile coaching efforts to best fit the needs of your teams and organisation. As teams grow in their understanding of Agile, their perspective of Agile shifts and changes, and so do the challenges they must overcome. Whether it’s team cohesion, technical skills, or organisational politics, the right investment to make in your teams depends on where they’re at, what they need, and what your organisation is willing to provide.

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