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AgileDC is almost here! Not only do we have 11 speakers representing Excella, but we are also premiering our Manifesto for Scaling Agility at next week’s conference. Below is a quick teaser of what to expect from the Excella Agilists behind the Manifesto for Scaling Agility, and our diverse selection of expert speakers. Manifesto for […]

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October 10, 2018

AgileDC is almost here! Not only do we have 11 speakers representing Excella, but we are also premiering our Manifesto for Scaling Agility at next week’s conference. Below is a quick teaser of what to expect from the Excella Agilists behind the Manifesto for Scaling Agility, and our diverse selection of expert speakers.

Manifesto for Scaling Agility

At Excella, we believe that continuous learning and knowledge-sharing fuels innovative thinking. The company created space—the time and the opportunity—for our Agilists to document their experiences with Agile at scale. The result is a new way to approach the challenges of scaling, the Manifesto for Scaling Agility. It is a collection of values and principles that reflect the collective experience of Excella’s Agile practitioners, and a fresh perspective on a frequently discussed topic. There are several different scaling approaches, and the Manifesto team has experience with most of them—SAFe, LeSS, [email protected], Kanban, Nexus and others. Through their work, they have learned that these approaches have to be adapted to be successful. The Manifesto contains their recommendations for doing that, regardless of framework or methodology.

Excella Speakers at AgileDC

The Perfect Product Owner with Richard Cheng – Ballroom B at 10:00 AM

Certified Scrum Trainer Richard Cheng shares his tips on finding the perfect Product Owner, including the 5 key attributes to look for in any potential candidate. Leave with a better understanding of this role and a template for identifying the strengths and gaps of your Product Owner.

Deploy an App to the Cloud 3 times in 30 minutes with Vic Kumar – Room 6 at 11:00 AM

Software Developer Vic Kumar is bringing his technical expertise to AgileDC. Find out how to deploy an app not just once or twice, but three times to the cloud in 30 minutes. His live presentation will include the use of Heroku, AWS and Elastic Beanstalk and Docker with Google Cloud.

Making Agile Work for Data Teams: Writing Effective PBIs for Data Products with Clare Stankwitz and Mathias Eifert – Tiered Classroom at 11:00 AM

Is your data & analytics team struggling to embrace Agile? Agile coaches Clare Stankwitz and Mathias Eifert know that “vertical slices” present significant challenges for data teams. In this session, they will share their lessons learned from applying alternative story decomposition and writing techniques on several data products. Participants will walk away from this session with a better understanding of how to incorporate Agile into the complex workings of data teams.

For a complete list of Excella’s speakers and the line-up at AgileDC, check out the conference program. And make sure to swing by our booth and pick up a copy of our Manifesto for Scaling Agility! See you on October 15th!

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