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The purpose of this group is to build an agile community primarily in Durham region (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa). The community would constitute of but not limited to lean/agile practitioners, agile coaches, agile project managers, and leaders interested in advancing their understanding of the agile mindset, methodologies, and practices. All levels of experience are welcome.

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Complexity in Action: The Future of Agile

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In the Agile world, everyone talks about "complexity,"​ but clear explanations and effective action can be hard to pin down. In this presentation,​ Glenda​ Eoyang, founding executive director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, shares her theory and practice of complex adaptive systems. Since 1986,​ Glenda​ has supported individuals, teams, organizations, and communities through complex change. Her action-oriented approach is simple and powerful.​

You will:​

* Distinguish four kinds of complexity in agile practice​

* Explore the opportunities in adaptive complexity​

* Learn three simple tools to tame wicked issues​

* Access additional resources to continue your exploration of Human Systems Dynamics​

About the Speaker​

Glenda H. Eoyang, PhD works with public and private organizations to help them thrive in the face of overwhelming complexity and uncertainty. She is a pioneer in the applications of complexity science to human systems, and she founded the field of human systems dynamics (HSD) in 2001. Through Human Systems Dynamics Institute, she leads a global network of of over 800 scholar-practitioners.​

Glenda received her doctorate in Human Systems Dynamics from the Union Institute and University in 2001, studying under Drs. Donald Klein and Kevin Dooley. There she discovered three fundamental factors that influence the dynamics of self-organizing change in human systems.​

https://www.hsdinstitute.org/​

Her published works include scholarly articles in a variety of fields and Radical Rules for Schools: Adaptive Action for Complex Change (HSD Institute, 2013), Coping with Chaos: Seven Simple Tools (Lagumo Press, 1996), Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2001). Her most recent book, co-authored with Royce Holladay, is Adaptive Action: Leveraging Uncertainty in Your Organization (Stanford University Press, 2013)​

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A little Advice for Agile Product Owners

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The Product Owner is probably the most difficult role to play on agile teams. To start with nobody seems to quite agree on what the product owner is: are they a Business Analyst, or a Project Manage­r? And do you need a Product Owner if you have a Product Man­ager?​

Then there is a ques­tion of the team: sh­ould Product Owners lead the team? Are they part of the team? Can POs be shared across teams?​

In this presentation author Allan Kelly will try to answer these questions and give some practical advice on what Product Owners are and how they should tackle their work.​


About the speaker​

Allan Kelly wants so­ftware professionals to enjoy more fulfi­lling and satisfying work. He helps teams and leaders on usi­ng agile and OKRs to improve the way work is organised. Ha­ppier people and bet­ter ways of working make for more effect­ive companies and su­perior outcomes.

Despite being dyslex­ic he has written se­ven books - his late­st is "Succeeding wi­th OKRs in Agile". Between agile coaching and writing books he regularly appears in podcasts and as a keynote conference speaker. His website and blog are at​ http://www.allankelly.net.​

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Leading​ and​ Transforming​ with Outcomes

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