Are you interested in change leadership and would like to hear from people like you? Then, this fun event is for you!
We invite everyone who is interested in change/transformation to learn from the stories and conversations during this Fearless Change Campfire. If you are a novice or expert, want to propose a campfire story or simply want to come and listen, we invite you to attend, learn, and have fun!
For more information, email Mary Lynn & Linda.
All times are in EDT (New York time)
WEDNESDAY, October 6
09:00: Opening, intros
09:10: Linda Rising, Computer Consultant & co-author of Fearless Change & More Fearless Change
The Science of Stories
09:40: Maren Baermann, Innoviva Consulting
Wings for your innovators
For a change initiative to fly, one important “ingredient” are the innovators. What to do, when you need more or stronger ones? I will share some tips on how to be an Idea Angel – and boost innovation power in your setting.
09:55: Jutta Eckstein, independent coach, consultant, speaker & author of multiple books including Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (BOSSA nova), Retrospectives for Organizational Change, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Agile Software Development in the Large, et al.
The Fearless Change patterns are and have always been allies on my journey, no matter if I was challenged by applying agile in the large, in global settings, on the organizational level, or even company-wide as in BOSSA nova.
10:10: Dr. Michael Salé, Asst. Professor of MIS/Data Analytics Master’s Degree Program Director, Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Being “Fearless” of Data (Using Fearless Change to Lead Data Analytics Strategy)
Companies in every industry are realizing that data analytics is critical to success. However, many companies fear the strategic changes that data will bring. Hear a faculty member who runs a data analytics master’s program, talk about how he uses Fearless Change patterns to help students break down the barriers of “data fear” in their companies!
10:25: 10-minute Break
10:35: Hannes Mainusch, member of kommitment
Fearful Change – How to become un-corrupted
kommitment is our company. We are five years old now, and democracy and ownership are in our DNA. But how did that happen? Why did we as founders decided to share the cake? What happened that sparked this idea? From fear to uncorruption.
10:50: Alan O'Callaghan, Principal Product Owner at Emerald Hill Limited, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with Scrum Alliance and licensed facilitator of the Agile Fluency(R) Model diagnostics, member of the Scrum Patterns Group and contributing author to A Scrum Book: The Spirit of the Game and 97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know
Changing Muscle Memory
How do you get people to change deeply ingrained habits when they need to? Drawing on lessons I learned as a kids’ football team coach - decades ago now - I’ve had some success creating new muscle memory. Here is how.
11:05: Janet Gregory, Process consultant with a focus on testing in agile teams, co-author of Agile Testing, More Agile Testing, and Agile Testing Condensed, and co-founder of the Agile Testing Fellowship
Just Do It & Do Food
“Do Food” has always been one of my favourite patterns and I’ll share my favorite story about the impact it can have. Another pattern that I use frequently is “Just Do It”. The story I will share is about a company that was trying to figure out the very first steps on changing how the teams learned about a new feature.
11:20: Wrap up and preview of the next day
THURSDAY, October 7
09:10: Ken Whitaker, Managing Director of Leading Software Maniacs, LLC & author of Managing Software Maniacs, Principles of Software Development Learnderhip, and I’m Not God, I’m Just a Project Manager. He has put on dozens of workshop on agility and leadership in coordination with PMI chapters throughout the US.
Convincing reluctant teams to become agile
How do you change an organization to become more focused and agile when the organization resists? Ken presents a real-life “do or die” case study of how he transitioned an experienced software development team to agility.
09:25: George Dinwiddie, President of iDIA Computing, LLC
The Courage to Try
Being fearless is important, but you might get a change that's different from what you seek.
09:40: Deborah Preuss, PCC, CPCC. Life coach and mentor to coaches at aBiggerGame.today and Smash.Garde
The Fearless Journey Game: bringing the patterns to life together
Game creator Deborah Preuss describes what happens when the power of Fearless Change patterns meets the permission of make-believe to gently hack team culture.
09:55: Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant at Process Impact and author of several books including Software Development Pearls, The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things, Software Requirements, More About Software Requirements, Successful Business Analysis Consulting, Practical Project Initiation, Peer Reviews in Software, and Creating a Software Engineering Culture
Software Process Improvement: Change patterns in action
I'll describe how some of the Fearless Change patterns align nicely with several lessons I've learned from software process improvement efforts over the past 30 years -- and one slight disconnect.
10:10: 10-minute Break
10:20: Thomas Ronzon, Projektleiter / Senior Softwareentwickler bei w3logistics AG
Fearless Change at the Customer: how peanut cookies could improve the project and what else can help
The organisation you join is not only your company or the team in your company. I will give you some examples how I work with my favorite customer by trying to become one team with the customer, gaining trust, and communicating at eye level.
10:35: Marden Neubert, CTO at PagSeguro & Joe Yoder, Founder of Refactory, Agilist, Computer Scientist
Scare the S*** Out of Them
An enlightening story about the Wake-Up Call pattern
10:50: Joseph Corneli, Raymond S. Puzio
<story info coming soon>
11:05: Yves Hanoulle, Creative Collaboration Agent
Using the Fearless Change patterns: The joys & challenges